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.
Spanish Special Operations are Extra Special
After seeing the Spanish WC2 that Christian Klein recently acquired, the next natural question was whether DROSoft had also localized the Special Operations. The answer is yes, and it comes in an awesome double pack just like the Spanish Secret Missions! Both are in the same box with the game summaries translated side-by-side on the rear of the packaging. (2018-06-20)
Join The Terran Confederation Space Force!
FekLeyrTarg has released his mini Wing Commander fan film. It takes the form of a recruiting commercial that could be used during the Kilrathi War. There's a nice mix of assets here from a Privateer-style building to Sabre fighters to the hefty Rigakh class cruiser. (2018-06-19)
WCSO Model Upgrade Pack Adds Comm Relay Station
DefianceIndustries has completed the first large scale base for the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. This is a cool design, and the tiny little flight deck is a nice touch. In addition to making it much more detailed and gorgeous to look at, he's also significantly amped up the destroyability. (2018-06-18)
Happy Father's Day
Many countries celebrate Father's Day today, and we know a lot of Wing Commander fans have recently become dads out there. My little one just turned 16 months old, and I'm happy to that see she grabs a controller and starts pushing buttons whenever she gets a chance.The CIC is more of a news site than a blog, but it's also a community hub more than anything, and it feels right to share this personal story with the community. (2018-06-17)
The Attack Begins... Soon
There's tons of great Wing Commander fan projects out there, but it's not every day that we get a teaser for a new one. FekLeyrTarg has had a hand in quite a few different endeavors over the years, and his latest will be a new short fan film. Projects like these have been proposed a number of times over the years, but we haven't seen very many come to fruition. (2018-06-16)