I guess I should start things off with the concept that brought me down this path. It began when I saw a friend wearing this shirt:
I had recently purchased the LEGO Millennium Falcon (7965):
But its time as a stock kit had come to an end. It was time for a change. I felt that I needed to take this set (and only this set) and use it to build a recognizable Starship Enterprise.
I thought that if I could get the round bridge part of the ship to work, I could figure out something for the rest of the ship. Maybe the round, angled parts of the Falcon could be tightened up a bit to give me a round shape for the bridge. How do I hold that thing in place? Am I going to have enough bricks to build that main ship body? What can I use to make those big twin engines on the back?
We'll see what I come up with in the next post.