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#1 Myko

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:57 PM

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In late 2010 I decided to combine my two geek loves, LEGO and Star Trek. There is not a lot of good Star Trek MOCs on the net, there's some really cool micro-scale stuff but not much in the large category. I realised quickly that it would be impossible to construct a large scale USS Enterprise using pure LEGO, so I had to look for another ship. The USS Reliant from Wrath of Khan is much more compact and less spindly, so it seemed a suitable candidate. Many bricklink orders and bricks later (and over a year of prototyping and building) here she is! I have not counted the pieces (my sanity is grateful!) but I would estimate somewhere in the 10-15k range.

I don't like to ramble, so I'm just gonna let you enjoy the photos, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

That's what I call UCS Star Trek 'Myko', excellent build...quite logical to keep a Vulcan happy, er, so to speak. :laugh:
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

Hello!

What a fantastic starship design! I always enjoy ships from the Star Trek Universe, and the Miranda-class starships are among my favourites. These ships can be seen from the classic series up into the newest series productions. You did an outstanding job recreating this vessel at this huge scale. I first thought the image was a reference picture when I realised this actaully already is the bricked version! :sweet:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:47 PM

Wonderful ship the USS Reliant with it's nacelles under the saucer section as opposed to the Constitution class (like the Enterprise) having the nacelles above the saucer section. Seeing your MOC makes me want to watch again some of these fine Star Trek movies!

These Federation ships with the big round dish section are really hard to build in LEGO and you've managed to make it look pretty much perfect, yours looks just like the real thing  :thumbup:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

WOW.  I am in awe.  I've made several stabs at building Lego Trek ships, and every time I have to give up because I can't get the kind of organic curve that is so typical of Star Trek designs.  You have done that very thing wonderfully.

And with one of the better-looking Federation ships, too - I love the Reliant.  It looks much more businesslike than the Constitution Class, but recognisably part of the same family.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:26 AM

Excellent job on one of my favorite ships.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:49 AM

Huge and beautiful! :oh: It's simply an astonishing model! The proportions and details appear to be very accurate. Have you run into any structural issues building such a model?
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:53 AM

Wonderful!  :wub: I love your docking bay detail!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:19 AM

I have to tell you, also here at EB, that I am speechless...  :oh3:  :oh:  *oh2*

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:26 AM

Wow. That round shape is perfectly made!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:26 AM

Oh my god that's beautiful. There's so many details...

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

:drool: That's the closest emoticon I could find to how I feel about this.

Wow.  The Reliant is my all time favorite ship from Star Trek and yours is just absolutely perfect.  All the details, the shape of the hull...  The nacelles!  The shuttle bay is awesome.  I put together an actual model (with glue and paint) kit of this ship a few years ago and this looks a ton better than that turned out.   :wub:

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:57 AM

Fantastic! I have not seen a great number of Star Trek models, but this one is great.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:00 AM

Wow this huge MOC is totally insane!  *oh2*
You have done a perfect work whit this beautiful starship!  :blush:
The pictures on flickr are fantastic; I love the lights of this ship!  :wub:
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:27 AM

It's perfect.  The end.  :wub:

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:29 AM

That is truly incredible! Good job!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:41 AM

I've been watching some Star Trek recently, and this looks superb.  The shaping, the size, and the awesome details like the docking bay are amazing.  Most certainly the best Star Trek ship I've seen.

Really great job :thumbup:
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:28 AM

Excellent work!  :thumbup:   How much does it weight?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:36 AM

*oh2*  :wub: :wub_drool:

WOW.  That is ...  wow.  There are no words....

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:drool: That's the closest emoticon I could find to how I feel about this.

Wow.  The Reliant is my all time favorite ship from Star Trek and yours is just absolutely perfect.  All the details, the shape of the hull...  The nacelles!  The shuttle bay is awesome.  I put together an actual model (with glue and paint) kit of this ship a few years ago and this looks a ton better than that turned out.   :wub:
So I'll just borrow Cornelius's.  Except I didn't make a plastic model of this.   Khan is one of my favourite ever films; I absolutely love the Reliant, and you have rendered it perfectly.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:42 AM

Fantastic work. Congratulations.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:36 AM

:drool: The Miranda-class and WOK are some of my favourite parts of ST and this UCS rendition is absolutely stunning :wub:. The Reliant was so great in WOK, it's a shame it then spent all of DS9 been blown up and crashed into :grin:.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:37 AM

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You beat me to it! But I got to do it on the frontpage.  :grin:

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:15 PM

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, and for the frontpage mention!  *oh2* I'm on clouds today!

There was a lot of engineering difficulties in getting this to work. Originally I had wanted it to stand on the stand only, and have the nacelles be "in the air", but it soon became apparant that would never work with the thin nacelle supports. There's some funky things that happen with LEGO at this scale too, and you start wishing TLG used even higher precision in their molds.

Mr Man: I've considered building a Jem'Hadar battleship, but I'm seriously sick of curved surfaces right now! :D
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

View PostMyko, on 22 January 2012 - 12:15 PM, said:

Mr Man: I've considered building a Jem'Hadar battleship, but I'm seriously sick of curved surfaces right now! :D
So you're not doing this next?  :grin:


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

Good job on the Reliant! I love to see high-quality Star Trek MOCs like this. The curve on the saucer section going up to the bridge is particularly impressive. :thumbup:
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