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U-96
Das Boot
About this creation
VIIC class German attack submarine. (1940) 577 units build (with other versions of the VII types, almost 750 was built in total). 5 torpedo tubes (4 bow, 1 stern) One 88mm cannon and a 20mm AA gun. 44 crew members.
Lenght of real boat is 67,1 meters. My model is 1,15m long (or excactly 150 studs), so that gives about 1:58 scale length. (¿Minifig-scale I think is 1:50?)


All the photos shown here -and then a couple more- are now uploaded to brickshelf too, so that they can be seen in high resolution: Gallery







I had to completely rebuild several parts several times. The tail-section is still not good enough. (slope is wrong, and shape too bulky/blocky).
Originally I wanted to make it completely studless, but the tiles made it look even more blocky.
Notice how the railings around the turret curves! ;-)







The interior is just an "interpretation" of the real interiors of the boat. Because of the blocky minifigs, several compartments and bunks had to be left out. -But I think the general idea works ok.
Notice the minifig-carpenter standing by with a wooden plank and tools; A real life-saver when the going gets tough!
The engineer-guy watching the motors; He knows these motors like if they were a part of his own body! -Just from the sounds and vibrations, he knows immediatly when and where the next problem with them will occur.
The captain, on top of the turret. The oldest guy aboard, -he is just 37 years old, but already "an old man"...







Lastly a small plug for the all-time biggest and most expensive German filmatisation "Das Boot"; This was first released in 1981 and has since then been released in various editions and TV-series, the last DVD being from 2004, which I think bears evidence to the superior quality of this movie. A grim and realistic story about the crew of the U-96. See it. You probably wont be more happy, but definatly wiser!
On a ligher side-note; the MOCkup of the U-96 used in the German movie was rented during a single day by Steven Spielberg, and can be spotted in the first Indiana Jones movie! ;-) -So this is actually a two-movies MOC!



Comments

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  January 7, 2014
this is super awesome
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  May 22, 2012
wow man, you have a lot of fantastic work to look at...
  January 29, 2012
Just like the one in Das boot! I like it! Verry good job!
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  December 23, 2011
very nice U96
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  November 8, 2011
Where is my jaw?... stunning work!! I like the shape. Feary!!
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  August 21, 2011
Excellent work of a very difficult subject. Really very very nice.
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  May 15, 2011
We all live in a German submarine...
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  April 21, 2011
I came again to see the shape of your hull! Perfect! The inside. Perfect! The details, Perfect! Definitely one of the most beautiful sub of MOCpages! I admire it as much as Nate Flood one! ;-) I've got a question! How have you designed it? It seems you've got a lot of bricks at home!
  February 16, 2011
Hi Henrik. That is a great job you've done here. I like your interior. It seems pretty realistic for this scale! Could you tell me how long it is? I invit you to tell me what you think about my Titan - Nuclear submarine. I am modifying it at the moment, so you've got my original model and i published another page with my actual modifications. I'd like to know what submarines fans like me think about these two both models. Thanks in advance!
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  February 10, 2011
Submarines are rarely attempted in Lego and even then usually just the parts above the water-line. Great to see yours is in its entirety. Excellent job!
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  September 19, 2010
Your sub is GREAT! Very detailed and simply cool. You know, I used some parts on my sub, so please check it out!
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  September 18, 2010
love it it is so beautiful.:)
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  July 10, 2010
nicely done :) makes my o-19 sub look like crap
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  April 28, 2010
Superb build, and good taste in movies.
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  March 21, 2010
hey, nice to see another U-boat builder on here that isnt one more 12 year old deciding to stick ten multicolored bricks together and call it a U-boat because he saw Das Boot. First of all, love the number on the conning tower. While it may not be technically accurate, the skill involved in making that and what it represents is breathtaking. With the stubbiness of the hull and the shape of the conning tower, you could do a great job altering it into a Type II coastal submarine. Love the hull techniques, makes me want to go revise my Type VIIC MOC right now. I will look forward to any more creations...
Henrik Hoexbroe
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That LDD Guy
  November 3, 2009
Nice job! maybe a bit of history on the boat would be nice, but great work!
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  October 22, 2009
Excellent build, submarines are always amazing to see.
Henrik Hoexbroe
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brandon emmert
  October 7, 2009
this a great moc. i really love the detail in this
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  October 5, 2009
Great work, as always. Stunning details like the beds etc. Must have cost you lots of time:-)
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  July 26, 2009
Amazing shape and details (e.g. curved rails, U-96 lettering, and even the anchor)! Great interior too. Interesting piece of triva you gave concerning the same boat being used in "Das Boot" and Indiana Jones! I might have to dust off the Indie DVD and have a look. :o)
Henrik Hoexbroe
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brandon scott
  July 23, 2009
i like the camo and im glad u made an interior on it. i wish u had one on the calypso
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  July 22, 2009
das boot was one of the greatest movie i had ever seen when i was 5 i made a little u-boat that was modeled after there sub.it was my first moc.great work and keep it bricky
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  July 15, 2009
great work
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  July 14, 2009
Quoting Steffen Kasteleiner Great U-96, Henrik! I love that movie, too. Kind of epic, almost. What´s your first language, by the way? Steffen
I'm danish, but currently living in Spain. (So my first language is lego -I mean danish!)
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  July 14, 2009
Great U-96, Henrik! I love that movie, too. Kind of epic, almost. What´s your first language, by the way? Steffen
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Travis H
  July 13, 2009
"It's a long long way to tipperary, it's a long way to home!" Brings back images of that great awesome amazing movie. Ironically, I just watched that yesterday. Awesome MOC.
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  July 11, 2009
Great sub for an other even more great movie.
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  July 10, 2009
Stunning!
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Christian Leifeling
  July 7, 2009
Just amazing
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  June 19, 2009
A fantastic creation! Color scheme and interior are just awsome!
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  June 17, 2009
I know how tough it can be to make curved bodies but you did an amazing job with this moc. I especially like the front and the interior really brings this moc to a new level of cool.
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  June 13, 2009
Thanks a lot guys! I am overwhelmed (with joy) by the amount of comments this MOC has received just on its first day. -And also a little surprised, as I think I have other MOC's which are aestethically and technically better than this one... Nevertheless, comments like these are indeed oil for the creativity machine ;-) Again; Thanks!
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  June 13, 2009
Shang! Top notch. If I could build spaceships as well as you built this, I'd be... well I'd be darn pleased with myself. Actually, this inspires me to do a lot better with interiors and with utilizing slope pieces.
Henrik Hoexbroe
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masterchief 1
  June 12, 2009
The shape could do with a bit of work, but this is still an awesome moc.
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  June 12, 2009
this reminds me of a movie U-571 it is incredible
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  June 12, 2009
Outstanding job! There is not enough U-Boats on moc! Thanks for sharing!
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  June 12, 2009
Love the striping, some very nice detailing, and while you don't seem completely satisfied with the form, I think you did pretty well (after all, curving Lego smoothly is the mother of all building challenges!). Great work!
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  June 12, 2009
Nicely done, it even has a torpedo room, great job, I'm planning to make one myself but I'm still figuring out a design, I want to give it a round shape but it's not easy. Great job on detail, I love it
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  June 12, 2009
awsome work
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Thomas N
  June 11, 2009
Wow, a germen u-boat with acurate interior pics, this is a winner in my book! ~T
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  June 11, 2009
WOW! Awesome creation! I love the details, inside and out. Great job. 10/5!!!
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  June 11, 2009
AWESOME!!!
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  June 11, 2009
like peter griffin says friken sweet!
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  June 11, 2009
Das goot!
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  June 11, 2009
That is just awesome. Best U Boat on mocpages you got there! Its so good I can't think of anything else to say. Tremendous!
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  June 11, 2009
Very nice detail. I really like the interior shots.
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  June 11, 2009
:-)
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  June 11, 2009
All the details on this are great! When I first looked at it, I thought it was microscale, imagine my surprise when I found out it was minifig scale! Really REALLY nice! Thanks for sharing and keep it blocky! ~ Chris.
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  June 11, 2009
This is waaay cool! I love this creation. The original colors, the details, the works. It prooves that you can make just about anything with Lego! Great work!
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  June 11, 2009
This is waaay cool! I love this creation. The original colors, the details, the works. It prooves that you can make just about anything with Lego! Great work!
 
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