(First posted 11/14/2003)
The best of my Halo 1 creations, my Pillar of Autumn was built on
a whim, when I noticed that the three wedges on the front looked like
the front of the Autumn when put together that way. The end result
turned out a lot more accurate than I ever really imagined it would.
Just compare the two images above.
Halo begins on the Pillar of Autumn, after Captain Keyes has enacted the
Cole Protocol by making a random slipspace jump instead of returning to
Earth, to keep the Covenant from finding the human homeworld. Where does
he end up instead? You guessed it: Halo.
(Want to make your own custom minifigs? Don't forget to visit
my decal shop, where you can
buy the stickers I use to make mine!)
The PoA is quite an ugly slab of metal, and I thought so as soon as I
saw it. But after building it in LEGO form, I guess I've gained a bit
more appreciation for it and like it a bit better now.
Warning: You are taking damage from engine wash!
Just a random Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter reference there.
YES YES IT SHOULD BE LONGER EVERYONE ALWAYS SAYS IT SHOULD BE LONGER
The Pillar of Autumn is heroically sacrificed in Halo's awesome ending
sequence, which involves riding a Warthog down the spine of the vessel
as explosions tear through the hull all around you, and the Halo theme
rocks on in the background. Man, it was an awesome ending. Much cooler
than the sequel's, unfortunately.
If you're trying to build this hunk of bricks and find yourself curious
as to how I stuck all those slopes on the sides like that, here's a pic
that should help you.
"What have I done, Bones? What have I done?" - Oh, wait, that's from