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WWII Battleship Tirpitz 1:48 (update 3/21)
The sister ship of the famous German Bismarck, the Tirpitz. More than 270,000 bricks are currently used and it will need not much more time until it is finished.
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Here you can see the current working level of my LEGO Tirpitz in a 1:48 scale. Right now the Lower Bridge Deck is finished and completely furnished like the other decks below. The model is now >5.28m long, 75cm wide and >130cm high. Ca. 270,000 bricks are used up to now. On the main page you see the full ship images with only some minor parts missing.

Check out more infos and lots of more pictures on www.tirpitz.net and stay tuned. There is still much work to do ....




Comments

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  December 5, 2013
Wow! This is a great model. Your commitment to detail and proportions makes me envious. Well done!
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  May 5, 2012
That hull shape is incredible and the details are extensive. I've been using LDD and I can't make anything larger than ~30,000 bricks before the program crashes. What do you use to get your creations so big?
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  February 2, 2012
Partly because of this posting, I find that you seem to be an expert at building historically accurate ships and I think that you would be a true source of inspiration and a valuable giver of advice to future shipbuilders, so I have taken the liberty to invite you to my new group “Ship Builders guide”.
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  December 23, 2011
Great !! very nice Work
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  November 7, 2011
Dude how many times did you crash LDD?
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  August 21, 2011
Awesome!
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  July 20, 2011
admire your work here.as impressive as it looks in LDD.i think you will struggle with the main gun barrels for 28 round bricks in length i think there going to be too thin at the turret.a lot of people reckon the way the hull is designed its too bulky but i prefer that design to tiles mounted sideways etc.anyway good luck with your build.building the USS Arizona and its not easy any advice is welcome.
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  July 8, 2011
The size and detail of this is above of any league. You should definetly try to contact WWII museums for financial support in bying bricks. It´s going to quite an attraction if it´s in display.
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  June 1, 2011
Again and again and again IMPRESSSIVE, EXCELLENT!!!
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  May 8, 2011
I still have a doubt... are these pictures from the Lego Digital Designer model or pics of the ABS mounted model? How many time have you already spent in the making of that masterpiece? Once again, I don't have enough adjectives to qualify your work!
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  April 22, 2011
This is absolutely impressive! The level of details is really stunning! Did you mount the actual model, or is only in LDD format? I would be very glad if you come and check my sub too! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252434
  March 20, 2011
awsome!!!!! if you can would you be able to put up the instructions I just love lego battleships
  March 14, 2011
awesome!!!!!
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  February 1, 2011
The amount of planning that went into this must have been fantastic; this is a beautifully designed ship!
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  November 25, 2010
Thanks for the comment and the kind words. To be honest, time is the most limiting factor at the moment as I am very very busy in my job right now. Thats the reason why there was not much progress during the last months. But the ship is still standing here waiting to be completed and my 6 year old son is asking questions on when we will continue on it. So do not consider this project stopped but only interrupted. BTW: I am 42 years old.
Quoting Antonio DeGaetano I literally almost had a heartattack when I saw this. I mean, I'm speechless!!! This will seriously be the best Lego creation of any kind that I have ever seen, and that includes the wonders in Legoland!!! 100000 out of 5 stars!!!! And one more thing: you must have WAY WAY WAY WAY too much time on your hands!!!! How old are you by the way? Again, amazing work and don't stop working on it!!
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  November 18, 2010
I literally almost had a heartattack when I saw this. I mean, I'm speechless!!! This will seriously be the best Lego creation of any kind that I have ever seen, and that includes the wonders in Legoland!!! 100000 out of 5 stars!!!! And one more thing: you must have WAY WAY WAY WAY too much time on your hands!!!! How old are you by the way? Again, amazing work and don't stop working on it!!
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  November 12, 2010
Amaizing! I'm speachless!
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  November 11, 2010
I never really liked LDD MOCs, partly because you can't actually play with them, and partly because the images, even from LDraw, look noticable different in shade and reflectivity from actual LEGOs. Still, this is a nice masterpiece you've put together. Will it ever be made in real ABS plastic?
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  October 31, 2010
When do you expect it to be finished. Ive been following your progress for a long time but you havent updated it for a while
Peter www.tirpitz.net
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LT.BARREL ROLL!
  July 23, 2010
wait...so that thing could COULD actually fit figs!?!
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  July 3, 2010
This is amazing. I don't usually like LDD MOCs but this is fantastic. It looks like a lot of time and effort went into this. I dread to think how much this would cost if it were made of lego.
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  July 1, 2010
Thats preeeeetty dang cool but... do you have a job? Do you work for Lego? If not, then what allows you so much time for that?
Peter www.tirpitz.net
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Brendan Dore
  June 24, 2010
Wait a minute, you're building this with REAL bricks? That's just mind-boggling.
  June 18, 2010
Thanks for answering my questions. I just can't physically imagine something like this... Will it be populated by a full crew too?
 I made it 
  June 9, 2010
1. It took about 2 years incl. 6 months for developing the hull shape with calculations based on scale plan measurements. 2. We will see. I started building it now and have ~47,000 bricks in place. Bricklink is a good resource for cheap bricks. 3. YES! Thats insane to do this! Because nobody did this before! There is no LEGO ship of that size with interior, fully functional elements like propellors, rudders, primary and secondary armament and primary AA guns and - building instructions. Two of seven days a week I ask myself if this is just too stupid and if I shall stop it, but the other 5 days I just smile at what is finished now and I am eager to see the finished result - even if there is nobody around who might ever want to see it.
Quoting Matt Gutierrez A few serious questions: 1. How long did this take to design? 2. How much will it cost? 3. I love Legos, but is this taking it too far? I mean, do like it, but this seems insane!
  June 9, 2010
A few serious questions: 1. How long did this take to design? 2. How much will it cost? 3. I love Legos, but is this taking it too far? I mean, do like it, but this seems insane!
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  May 23, 2010
The details are awesome
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  May 20, 2010
Again, impressive. It looks like a real scale model. Can´t wait to see it fully finished with real bricks. Have you checked this web for additional info on the Bismarck & Tirpitz? http://www.kbismarck.com/ Thanks for sharing!!!!
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  May 2, 2010
That is a stunning thing to behold. I'll need a good hour just to take it all in.
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  April 30, 2010
Wow, das ist aber mal verdammt groß! Und so detailreich. Erstaunlich, wirklich erstaunlich.
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  April 22, 2010
Amazing, beautiful work! You are great at LDD I must admit!
  March 31, 2010
I can't say ANYTHING that would not be an understatement!!!! A big WOW and 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000/10 Its amazing!!!
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  March 30, 2010
If I say I´m impressed, it´s an understatement obviously! Nice that you think my "Flaming Remnant" is beautiful, you deserve a lot of credit yourself...but I wonder how you will move that heavy beast when it´s complete...forklift? ;)
 I made it 
  March 29, 2010
Thanks for your comment. Its not build with LDD but with MLCad. (see http://www.tirpitz.net for all the details about equipment and many more ...). The real building has just begun. But the building process will be much faster when having building instructions, right? ;-) Turrets do not have interior - yet. This will be part two of the design process which already started. In part two visually enhancing all rooms and details as well as get everything to work will be done. In this phase I will remove all studs where possible. It will not be possible to insert motors for the AA guns but for the 38cm and 15cm turrets they will be motorized as well as the propellors and the rudders. Paper work and first design work with prototypes begun around May 2007.
Quoting arthur krieger Now this is the real thing. Im wondering how hard it was to make it on LDD and i see its not even started only third out of twenty one updates :o I mean theres interior and deck is super detailed. I have one question does turrets have interior too? :) Keep up this super great work, oh yeah how long it took to build that whats builded until now? Five out five offcourse.
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  March 28, 2010
Now this is the real thing. Im wondering how hard it was to make it on LDD and i see its not even started only third out of twenty one updates :o I mean theres interior and deck is super detailed. I have one question does turrets have interior too? :) Keep up this super great work, oh yeah how long it took to build that whats builded until now? Five out five offcourse.
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  March 24, 2010
HOLY CRAP!!! That's insanely awesome! ALL of the details are incredible! Fantastic MOC! 1000/5 smileys!
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  March 23, 2010
I have no words to describe it. When shall we see it sailing? I have also checked your web. Have you thought about building it with bricks? Good work, good details, good work of gathering info...
  March 13, 2010
that is one of the most impressive lego battleships I have ever seen!
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  March 13, 2010
WOW
 I made it 
  March 6, 2010
Yes, as far as possible I try to build every detail (e.g. there are 944 doors, ~1650 beds, 101 shots per 38cm gun [orig: 108], split into shell and cartridge and stored on different decks like the orginial). I started with a P9660 Core2Duo with 4 GB RAM on Windows 7 32Bit but found out that POVray runs into problems when you try to render >17,000 bricks in a file. Now I have a Core I7 720 with 8 GB and Windows 7 64 Bit. That allows to render half of the ship in one file with POVray. The full ship pictures are made with LDView 4.1 which is able to handle 250,000 bricks in one file (but the picture quality is not as good as with POVray). The model is split into 22 sections (like the original was) and editing the sections with MLCad is not a problem. Rendering of a ship half with POVray takes an hour, a section is done in 2 minutes. Using LDView a full ship picture is usually finished after 3-4 minutes. Thanks for your kind comments.
Quoting Architect of Vonthako [...]It looks like you you made every detail of the ship so far, right down to the individual bunks. I am in awe. How did you get your computer to render 240,000+ bricks?
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  March 6, 2010
I wholeheartedly agree with Architect. About everything. How does your computer handle that many bricks?!?
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  February 27, 2010
OMG, thing is extremely HUGE! I don't think I've got any idea on how much work this is. And your computer must be running overtime to calculate 230.000 parts.
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  February 23, 2010
This is a fantastic project, once you begin to build in plastic. Just the logistics of it all can keep you bogged down. (Even separated into segments, you probably cant transport the thing in a single car. -You´ll need a big van!) And then the money. Dont mention the money! ;-)
Peter www.tirpitz.net
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Kevin Wadowski
  February 14, 2010
wow amazing, that must have taked a lot of time and effort to make that. One question, are you going to remake it in real bricks? I would also soo buy that, well If I hade enough money...
 I made it 
  February 14, 2010
:-) Yes, it took a lot of time: about one year so far. I just count my red bricks to start the real work soon. But I do not know if I will sell it. But I create building instructions and maybe I will sell them.
Quoting Kevin Wadowski wow amazing, that must have taked a lot of time and effort to make that. One question, are you going to remake it in real bricks? I would also soo buy that, well If I hade enough money...
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  February 11, 2010
This is amazing! I can't believe you've spent over a year working on this! It looks like it's almost minifig scale! I'm not sure I understand though- I see you made it in a computer program, but are you going to order the pieces and build it in real life?
 I made it 
  February 10, 2010
I am working for nearly a year now on this ship. Most of the time I spent with prototypes and my formulas to calculate the hull shape with lots of rework. On this model I work since september 2009 and I expect to finish the hull within the next two weeks. The superstructure will than take some time, lets say around two months. But I think it's worth the time. Whenever you find a construction plan just place it against my model and you find nearly every door stop on the right place. While modeling virtually I count my bricks and add missing parts to my collection to start the real building soon. btw: thanks to all the kind comments. Building a super large model can be hard some times because of the time and patience you need and some kind words can help to keep the motivation up and running :-)
Quoting Brad Young This is amazing! how long did it take you?
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  February 9, 2010
Absolutely incredible! I have NEVER seen such a detailed lego battleship, let alone one this massive! Great stuff, can't wait to see it finished, but clearly I will have to be patient!
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  February 9, 2010
That's one insane undertaking... Looking forward to its unveiling!
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  February 9, 2010
This is amazing! how long did it take you?
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  February 9, 2010
Oh My God!!!
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  February 9, 2010
It is so big you could sail on it!!!! Incredible. It must be a restless work!!!!! Can´t help waiting to see it finished! Excellent!
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  February 6, 2010
Wow. If you order that from LDD, that will be expensive. I can't wait to see it fully built and working.
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  February 6, 2010
Quoting Callum Usmar Wow what detail. Do the gun batteries just slot in like on the real ship?
Yes, that is planned but not built yet. What you see is only the barbette but not the inside of the turret. In the final model all the turrets are movable with motors and stick in the ship like on a real ship.
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  February 6, 2010
Wow what detail. Do the gun batteries just slot in like on the real ship?
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  December 27, 2009
Thanks for the kind words. I wonder that there are people around who can see the effort with only seeing these small pictures. I would really like to make better pictures which can show the details of the ship even more but with the normal resolution and the size of the ship this seems to be impossible. I guess after building the superstructure and the big guns we will have a better impression :-)
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  December 26, 2009
WUNDERBAR!!! Looking forward to each update :-) -LEGO Master Marcello
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  November 7, 2009
Your a moderator on my group im the admin your the moderator thanks for commenting on my group your my favorite builder
 
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