When I was 12, Cosmos was one of my favorite TV shows. The other was Benny Hill. Clearly, planetary exploration and semi-naked girls go together like William Shatner and Elton John songs, whiskey and glass, or Lego and awesome spaceships.


This is the Carl Sagan deep exploration vessel, created by Ed Diment and Ralph Savelsberg—an expert in all things aircrafty and Lego. And while it's not big enough to hold a team of astronauts in search of alien civilizations, it's larger than its creators. And it just plain kick ass, even without auto-tuning. [Flickr via Brothers Brick]