As I've got the Captain's Mini-Aries on order, I've started doing some research.
Here's one shot of the landing pad I put together with consideration towards the lighting and size.
The octagon in the middle rep's the aries body with the four. The next square out is the elevator platform, followed by the pad itself ringed with 140 lights. There is a tiny-tiny row of numbers along the top edge of the lights. That was me counting.
This is a (full size) frame grab from the bluray version.
Last Edit: Mar 6, 2009 18:35:49 GMT -6 by Model Man
As she lands square to the pad, chances are SK offest the Aries for the red shot to suggest the fetus-embraced-by-technology-look more clearly. But while red is offset, it is still symmetrical to the landing pad dimensions.
I sourced the far rt side width of pad-edge to aries-foot as the base measurement. The pad itself appears to be a dash less than 5 widths across, with the Aries being about 2.66 widths across. The 4 slats on the cardinal points would seem to lock into Aries' cloven feet! That's a bit of interesting insight! I tried to square the pad to the red shot. but as you can see, there is still some distortion I couldn't account for. Given all this, I think it's darn close.
The Aries completely fits within the pad's octagon. The LPad shot also shows the position of the camera relative to the distant pad shot. It could also be on the other side of where I drew it of course. But the pad grates show it must be one of those sides. Also, the backrow of lights in the big shot counts to 36 inc. the corners for 140 lights total.