Great watching this cone together. I must confess some ignorance as to the details of the 2001 miniatures themselves, but how does this build compare to the original filming miniature as far as scale?
I have read that Kubrick had the molds and all the original models destroyed after filming so that they would not turn up in other films, (ala Robby the Robot, etc.) so curious as to what data we have on them and this piece in particular.
I so regret having had the original model kit that was mass produced and licensed for the moon bus as a kid, but never built it and it got lost in a move in the 4th grade.