There's something about somebody taking the time to take transform their love of Wing Commander into a physical work of art. It seems to have slipped everyone's notice but user leighs79 submitted a Dralthi model to Lego's Cuusoo service.
Cuusoo is like a hybrid version of crowdsourcing. Users submit their Lego creations and make a project page to go along with it. Cuusoo members click to support projects they like and then projects that meet a certain threshold get reviewed by Lego themselves. If the sets pass the review process then sets are produced and put up for sale on the website with a 1% royalty going to the model's creator. While there would obviously be some IP rights that would have to be worked out with EA (Or maybe Chris Roberts if it's the movie designs!) I know I would be first in line to buy Wing Commander Legos.
Wing Commander fans have been avid Lego builders in the past - something we're sure hasn't changed. It's only a matter of time before we see more Wing Commander themed projects on Cuusoo! Maybe these images of previous Wing Commander Lego brick creations will inspire you to start your own project page.
Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Green Salthi
Confederation hull plating is well known for its green texture, and terran soldiers even occasionally sport a green tinted outfit, but it's a far less common color on the Kilrathi (aside from the kats that actually have green skin). We know the common brown color of Kilrathi ships comes from the hue of their local durasteel, but there's one major exception to this: the green Salthi - or Jalthi, rather. The Secret Missions for the Super Nintendo had to squeeze to fit everything on the cartridge, and one noteworthy cut was the elimination of the six-shooter Jalthi model. (2018-03-17)
Explore Wing Commander History as Prelude to Star Citizen
Magnets & Miracles Gaming has put together a historical overview video series going through some of Chris Roberts' older games and how they formed the genesis of what we see being planned for Star Citizen. It's similar to what the Cloud Imperium crew put together in their series of RSI Museum videos. Part 1 focuses on basic back story, Wing Commander and Wing Commander II. (2018-03-16)
Un Juego de Chris Roberts
Christian Klein, the Pixel Engineer, has dug up another awesome European localization. It's a second Spanish DROsoft box that includes a combination of both Secret Missions in the same package! The reverse side of each has been translated and combined into one, but the included paper inserts appear to still be in English. (2018-03-15)
Goodbye, Stephen Hawking
The extraordinary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away and tributes are pouring in from across the internet. As a genius thinker and pioneer in space, he made his mark on the whole genre of science-fiction, including Wing Commander. On the universe map, star systems are often named after developers, authors and even fans. (2018-03-14)
Homeworld Players Prepare For Convoy Defense
The Homeworld Remastered Mod will soon be getting a new pirate element to counter the game's supply convoys. This means that players will now need to defend their inbound transports to keep marauders at bay. There are also some potentially sneaky tactics that the Black Lance faction will be able to employ, since they can create pirate units that may be able to blend in with run-of-the-mill pirates and privateers. (2018-03-13)