From the movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact, the Leonov is another of my favourite
science fiction ships. This model measures approximately 80 cm (31 inches) in length and
is built to scale with my model of the Discovery.
containing the habitat modules fully rotates and is powered by an internal motor and gearing
system. You can read about the making of the Leonov in the first issue
of BrickJournal magazine.
Details of the model can be found with the images below, along with a video showing
the armature in motion and construction information in LDraw format.
Length: 100 studs
Width: 48 studs
Height: 52 studs
The main antenna and docking clamp are fully posable. The docking clamp can be seen below
with a section of the Discovery's spine, illustrating how it attaches.
Details of the rotating armature, containing the habitat modules.
Images of the aft section (above and below), before and after the aerobraking balloons have been deployed.
The last image below shows the
internal motor and gears which drive the central armature.