Most unlikely source for inspiration for a LEGO model?
“That’s a tricky one to answer. Since I’ve started building stuff without instructions, I’ve been looking around in real life for ideas (like the colours I used for the base’s fire extinguisher), and online for techniques (the Saturn V was a revelation as to what you can achieve with SNOT techniques)… and then I slowly moved away from other designs to see what I could come up with on my own.
“Which is why I like my redesign so much: the first design of the rooms was mostly based on other people’s ideas, but the redesign was all mine. Of course I’m not arrogant enough to think that my design is unique – how could it be? I’m so new to this, everything I’ve done must’ve been done by someone else at some point before – but the redesigns came out of my imagination, which made me quite excited as the result. I love the food processor and the bed, and I particularly like the toilet (which couldn’t exist without Erling!).”
“In fact, the toilet was actually inspired by the toilets where I used to work at the time, and I thought about how to recreate their nice underside curves… while sitting on one of them! :D”
The Saturn V definitely had some eye-opening SNOT techniques! One of the few space sets I own 😉