Here's how Solar Striker goes together.
The music is from Life Force on the NES. Go 1988!
Solar Striker Evolution
The top row shows the design coming together, starting with rough sketching of the total shape in bricks and then moving to iteration. I reused the engine intake technique from Zornhau, but placed the ladder plates at 90deg to one another.
The bottom row includes the work-in-progress I brought to BrickCon, and the transition afterwards. I ditched the dark bley and dark blue to make the main stripes show off better, refactored the back engine sections, cleaned up some angles that were bothering me, and made many small changes.