The best thing is that almost all of the images that come up when you google search “firefly” are from the TV show.
For his day job, 37-year-old mechanical engineer Adrian Drake designs combustion science experiments for the International Space Station. In his off time, Drake (also known in the Lego community as brickfrenzy) loves to build large-scale custom Lego masterpieces.
His latest effort resulted in the creation of a 70,000-piece replica of the Serenity spaceship from the 2002 cult classic sci-fi TV show “Firefly” (and subsequent 2005 film “Serenity”).
The larger-than-life Serenity ship took Drake roughly 475 hours over 21 months to assemble. Don’t expect to pick up this creation and fly it around easily, though, as the behemoth Lego Serenity ship weighs 135 pounds measures an astounding length of 7 feet, 2 inches.
Nathan on Joss for EW: What amazes me 10 years after Firefly, he’s the same guy. Incredibly talented. Modest. Funny. Full of passion and things to say. He does what he does for the right reasons: This guy loves telling stories. I love how much attention he’s getting right now. It’s well deserved. And overdue.
In honor of the tenth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” I drew Serenity, using pen and ink. I will add colour later! Happy tenth, fellow Browncoats! Keep flying.
“As far as Firefly is concerned, that will always be unfinished business. Serenity was a Band-Aid on a suckling flesh wound. I think every day about the scenes that I’ll never get to shoot and how badass they were. It’s nice to know that people still care about Firefly but it’s actual grief that I feel. It’s not something you get over, it’s just something you learn to live with.” - Joss Whedon
If you’ve ever watched one of Joss’ characters die, you know how true this is. No one breaks your heart like Joss.