When I first started this blog I mentioned I have been building LEGO SDF-1 models since I was a child. I lived overseas on a US Military base in Germany when I first saw and fell in love with Robotech (Macross). Unfortunately living there gave my parents very little access to the Robotech toys; growing up the only Robotech toy I had was a Tomahawk Destroid (far from the cream of the crop). The closest I ever came to a toy SDF-1 was looking at my upstairs neighbor’s.
However, it goes without saying that there was plenty of access to LEGOs in Germany. I was blessed that my parents thought they were good toys for me to have, so with the massive collection they brought me and my active imagination I would build all of the toys I could not get enough of: Voltron, Transfomers, GI Joe and of course Robotech.
I have not been able to find my earlier SDF-1 LEGO model, I hope I have not accidently thrown it away in my most recent move. However, in my boxes of old memories I did run across a number of photos of some of my earlier LEGO SDF-1 creations I would like to share:
The above LEGO model was built in 1992 over the summer at my Grandmother’s house. I thought it was so fancy because of the inclusion of Macross Island. Also remember, this was all from memory, I hadn’t seen Macross in years.
The following model was built a couple of years later in 1994. By this time I had come accross an early dub of “Clash of the Bionoids” aka Marcoss: Do You Remember Love? I purchased the VHS tape at a toy store in White Marsh mall outside of Baltimore for $5. They had all of these VHS tapes stashed in a sale bin and when I saw the SDF-1 on the cover I knew it was Macross and I had to have it – what a steal for $5, I would have paid $50!!! I still have the tape today, but I digress. Watching the movie allowed me to construct a better SDF-1 (at the time I still did not know the movie version of the SDF-1 was totally different).
I was so proud of this model! I actually sent the above phototo Carl Macek, I found the address for Streamline Pictures off of one my Streamline VHS tapes (I believe it was Akira). He wrote a quick note back, nothing special, just maybe ‘nice job.’ I wish I could find it now so I could post it up along with these photos.