Chris Giddens: Mr. Pre-Classic Space
Chris is a big name in the LEGO AFOL community. And “why” do you ask? Well, for a number of reasons. For one, he is well-known, especially among Spacers, as the guy who created Pre-Classic Space, referred to as PCS, for short. Originally most of this series was posted at pre.classic-space.com, (a sub-site of Classic-Space.com), but nowadays Chris does his posting at Flickr under the name Fazoom.
Because of his PCS theme along with collaboration with Mark Sandlin, the two were asked by LEGO to design a couple sets in the LEGO Factory line. Chris’s Pre-Classic Space became known as “Star Justice” in set 10191, and Mark’s 3vil (3 times the evil) became known as “Space Skulls” in set 10192. These sets were available from April 2008 to June 2009.
Furthermore, Chris and Mark were interviewed by Joe Meno for the Summer 2008 issue of BrickJournal magazine (pp. 52-55).
I had the privilege of meeting both of these guys several months ago when I joined up with DixieLUG, a LEGO users group based in North Georgia. (Being one of the few AFOL’s in the state of South Carolina, I have to deal with a long-distance LUG relationship. In the meantime, I’m very thankful for the online community!)
My original interview with Chris was mostly done back in September, but many things happened between then and now, or else you’d have had this lovely post sooner. We’ve also added a couple other questions about more recent events (bottom of the page). So the MOC pictured and discussed here isn’t his most recent, but is still a brilliant blend of PCS building technique and some great work in Photoshop. continue reading…