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Kieganlenihan

13 foot 50,000 piece Lego Star Destroyer (in progress)

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This is my 13 foot long Executor Star Destroyer! I started this project on June 27th and paused construction on August 20th 2017. The model is supported on an aluminum frame and surrounded by over 2000 technic bricks. This combination represents the frame of the entire project and this is where the thousands and thousands of grey pieces are connected to form the aestethic  of the model. This model obviously has two sides, a bottom and a top. I decided during the planning of the model that I would build the bottom half first, flip it over using wires from the ceiling to suspend the model mid air and then I would build the top. The goal is to have this model free floating by about 4 or 5 strong wires. Already the model is 13 feet long, weights 120 pounds and has over 50,000 pieces. When completed, it will be 6 inches, 70,000 pieces and 100 pounds bigger. 

Please view my flickr albums where you can see a detailed look at how I constructed this beast! 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157987175@N04/albums

 

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Wow.  Just... just wow! :wub: What a way to make an entrance....

How do you even begin planning something this size? This is totally awesome, it already looks amazingly detailed, and I love that it lights up!

 

Oh, and welcome too eurobricks... :grin:

 

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Well wow.....thats insane and genius at the same time, cant wait to see this finished but damn i hope you have big doors as that will be a pain in the backside to move! :D

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Thanks for sharing @Kieganlenihan - and welcome to Eurobricks! :classic:

That's incredible work especially in just a couple of months; I'm not surprised that  you've opted for an internal frame due to the weight!  I'm looking forward to seeing the final version, please post regular updates!  I hope you don't mind but I've deep-linked one of your flickr images into your first post so that everyone can see how impressive it is!

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Fran in Futurama would say: "shut up and take my money". AMAZING.

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Thanks to everyone who has responded! I am new to EuroBricks so I am not sure how it all works yet. Hopefully I'll be able to put some images in these forums! In the mean time take a look at the flickr galleries!

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157987175@N04/albums

1 hour ago, NathanR said:

Wow.  Just... just wow! :wub: What a way to make an entrance....

How do you even begin planning something this size? This is totally awesome, it already looks amazingly detailed, and I love that it lights up!

 

Oh, and welcome too eurobricks... :grin:

 

Thanks so much! I thought about the frame geometry in LDD, bought some pieces and started!

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Welcome to Eurobricks!

:wub:This is beyond outstanding.

Can't wait to see the final thing, good luck. :thumbup:

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OMG is that a SSD? Put a ucs isd next to it! Looks just as detailed as the  movies!

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12 hours ago, Raskolnikov said:

I gotta ask, are you building that ship...inside a ship?

That's the first thing I noticed too... 

 

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Impressive. Most impressive. :vader: Is the bridge going to have an interior, or is it going to be solid?

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Bruh, who do you think are you are building a 13 foot Star Destroyer? Also if you build a small ship to put in it, it would be a ship inside a ship inside a ship. A true shipception. Say that 3x fast.

Spoiler

 

 

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21 hours ago, TyGl200 said:

Are you building from some instructions or are you just free handing it?

I designed some frame geometry understanding how the wings would interact with the frame. But all the greebling is free hand!

14 hours ago, Davenocheese said:

That's the first thing I noticed too... 

 

Shipcetion...

On 8/23/2017 at 4:08 PM, Lobot said:

Thanks for sharing @Kieganlenihan - and welcome to Eurobricks! :classic:

That's incredible work especially in just a couple of months; I'm not surprised that  you've opted for an internal frame due to the weight!  I'm looking forward to seeing the final version, please post regular updates!  I hope you don't mind but I've deep-linked one of your flickr images into your first post so that everyone can see how impressive it is!

I would like to make a post on EuroBricks where I can show people the images I am talking about rather than just linking a flickr album. Maybe you could help me with this!

2 hours ago, brickmasterben11 said:

Impressive. Most impressive. :vader: Is the bridge going to have an interior, or is it going to be solid?

The whole model will be a sculpture. That is to say it will look beautiful and nothing else. No interior or fun to be had. Just a monument haha

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23 hours ago, Davenocheese said:

That's the first thing I noticed too... 

 

Got me thinking he had to sell the house to build this :laugh:

Anyway, I'm sitting in front of the pictures for like 10 minutes now in awe...you can be rightfully proud of this techn(ic)ological terror you're construcing :vader:

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EXCELLENT WORK - and welcome to EB :)

Superb detailing - it is clear you have been studying the ILM model quite a bit :)

It is a bit hard to judge from the pictures, but the model seem a bit narrow (like the 10221) compared to the studio model? Maybe it is the angle of the pictures?

 

Lastly, is the project affiliated with this one:

Size and brick count seems spot on :)

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19 hours ago, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

WOW THIS IS  H U G E!!! *huh**huh*

Very imposing MOC and beautiful blue lights! :wub:

Thanks so much! It is actually white LED strip lights sitting behind a wall that has 1 x 1 transclucent blue bricks to create that blue window feel!

17 hours ago, brobert said:

Got me thinking he had to sell the house to build this :laugh:

Anyway, I'm sitting in front of the pictures for like 10 minutes now in awe...you can be rightfully proud of this techn(ic)ological terror you're construcing :vader:

Thanks so much! Wait until it is done!

17 hours ago, mortesv said:

EXCELLENT WORK - and welcome to EB :)

Superb detailing - it is clear you have been studying the ILM model quite a bit :)

It is a bit hard to judge from the pictures, but the model seem a bit narrow (like the 10221) compared to the studio model? Maybe it is the angle of the pictures?

 

Lastly, is the project affiliated with this one:

Size and brick count seems spot on :)

Thanks for your comments! So the model is actually to scale of the reference pictures I used to design the models but there are no 'hard and fast' rules (so to speak) when it comes to star wars models obviously because their are very few canon dimensions. Sure you can find lengths of starships but it is significatnyl more difficult to find canon widths, heights, etc. 

The model is not affiliated with Thomas Benedikt's star destroyer but I did consult his design when I was thinking about how I would make the hull of the ship. My first idea was to have plates with stud up to make up the wings, as all official Lego sets do and I noticed that he did the same and I wanted to see how he did it. I concluded though that for my frame geometry it would be far too weak. I also found out that it would take nearly 9000 tile pieces to create the beautiful SNOT design this model deserves! I figured out that having the bricks lay sideways perpendicular to the frame was a much stronger and more aesthetically pleasing design. Also, I could use half of the pieces in the form of 1 x 4 bricks. These are much cheaper per part and I would obviously need half the parts.

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