This is my first post not dedicated to my own LEGO SDF-1 creation and I couldn’t think of a more deserving Macross LEGO model than Daikoncat’s VF-1S Skull Leader Valkyrie. There are a number of LEGO Valkyries out there online but not many, if any, reach the level of detail and quality as this one. It’s faithful to the original in its transformation, color scheme, weaponry and even scale (1/55).
I haven’t tried to build a large scale Valkyrie in over 20 years; I have of course been more fascinated with the SDF-1. When I was young there weren’t many LEGO parts available for joints and whatnot. Now, there are ball and pivots (and who knows what else) which makes transformable and realistic models like these possible.
Not to be greedy, but I’m hoping that Daikoncat will also bless us with other Valkyrie models such as the VF-1A or VF-1J. If not, we should all be satisfied that he did already give us the Super Valkyrie version:
Without a doubt, Roy Focker’s VF-1S is everyone’s favorite. When people start building models (whether LEGO or otherwise) they always’s start with Roy – just my personal observation! This LEGO VF-1S model is simply awesome, kudos to Daikoncat!
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