In October of 2012, The SpaceX company's Dragon spacecraft began resupplying the International Space Station. This was the first time in history a private company had done so! This model depicts a variation of the Dragon Rider crew ferrying design. With this model are four intrepid explorers and one less than stoic passenger (that would be me!)
For this model I wanted to achieve several things for the builder, and collector. First, I wanted this to have some good play characteristics, such as two working hatches, and an easily accessible minifig crew! For the collector and space fan, I attempted to put as much accuracy and details from the actual ship plans as possible. I think the resulting design is both close in scale with a good balance of tradeoffs for keeping the model reasonable in complexity and cost.