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SSV Normandy SR1
SSV Normandy SR1 from Mass Effect
About this creation
Edit: replaced most of the old dyslexic pics on the blue background with better, less dyslexic pics on the light background.





Rounding out my tour of Mass Effect capital ships is the SR1 (again). This build is right around 5 feet which is just over 1.5 for the metrically inclined. Construction is mostly studless and was built from primary reference.



The build is fairly sturdy if a bit cumbersome to move. Everything is brick built except the detailing on the tail fin and the name on the side. The SR1 designation is brick-built and in the lighter pictures, the 1 is even facing the right direction. It's amazing what you can miss when you're focused on other details :D



Total build time is around 160 hours over the span of about four weeks. Most of the parts used are brand new mostly coming from one of the three (!) Lego stores within driving distance and several orders on BrickLink . Total cost: ~$500 (within original budget).



The important things for this build were to:
  • Express the gentle curve of the fuselage in bricks
  • Build the ship as accurately as was convenient
  • Make up for my horrible rookie attempt



    I'm pleased with the results. Minus some late-developing shaping issues the ship is fairly accurate. Possibly the most glaring issue is that he addition of the side ridges pushed the angles of the fuselage walls up which widened the fuselage substantially.



    I did manage to get the build to BrickFair in August. I took most of the big and unwieldy sub-assemblies apart but despite my careful labeling, it still took the better part of three hours to re-assemble.



    The Normandy stood on display to a crazy number of people at the con and won the "Best in Sci-Fi" award. If you look around you can find pictures from the con in a bunch of places, most of them better than the ones I have here :D




  • Comments

     I like it 
      September 4, 2012
    .…………Just wow I wanted to build one but now I don't know if it will be worth the embarrassment
     I like it 
      March 17, 2012
    epic!, very detailed and accurate normandy, keep up the good work.
     I like it 
      July 27, 2011
    This definitely needs more comments and likes!
     I like it 
      February 16, 2011
    Just playing the game, again. I searched the pages if there are any good MOCs of this super cool ship and found yours! Perfect, that describes it best! Just perfect! ~Cheers
     I like it 
      November 11, 2010
    wow this ship is awesome.
     I like it 
      September 16, 2010
    you're the best...
     I like it 
      September 15, 2010
    Hi again, is it possible for you to post only one pict of the upper hull, just to see how did you fix white tiles together ?... Best regards.
     I made it 
      September 15, 2010
    I got lucky with BrickLink; the pieces I sourced from there are mostly odd ones which I got at a relatively cheap price in bulk. Everything else I either had in stock (large technic rails, technic pins, etc.) or ferried two large PaB cups at a time from one of the three Lego stores in the area.
     I like it 
      September 14, 2010
    Now this is just stunning ! Having just finished Mass Effect 2 and being completely hooked on both games, this caught my eye and certainly appeals - what a wonderful build ! What surprises me more is, knowing just how expensive lego orders can get on bricklink (I wish my 1/3 lambo would have cost $500...) , that you've managed to make such an accurate, big model with $500 - great work, it's just spot-on, flawless ! - Dan
     I like it 
      September 14, 2010
    I really love this ship !!!! I don't know where it is comming from but it's one of my favorite, and your's is..... WOW !!!!
     I like it 
      September 13, 2010
    WOW WOW WOW !...incredible !...I am going to study that closer. thanks for your reply. I planned a 1,90m SSV NORMANDY SR2 !...
     I made it 
      September 13, 2010
    Quoting iomedes ruuan khel ...infortunately, I cannot understand how did you make the internal structure, which technic did you use to give this shape (large at the center and thinner at the end of the front section...) tiles give a good render...can you tell me what kind are they ?...
    The internal structure for the fuselage is a straight set of technic rails running its length. The skin of the fuselage is built with these guys: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30413.
      September 13, 2010
    Hi, incredible creation, i also like and made Huge creations !...Fuselage of SR1 and SR2 seems to be very similar, I planned to make a 2 meters long overdetailed SR2... I think, by the way, that your conception of the hull seems to be the best one...infortunately, I cannot understand how did you make the internal structure, which technic did you use to give this shape (large at the center and thinner at the end of the front section...) tiles give a good render...can you tell me what kind are they ?...And how you make them stand together ?...( if you got a reference of the white rectangular tile, it could be better...) I also created a very large (10196 parts) tank from command and conquer III "tiberium wars", I want to create a special group only with game LEGO creations... Sorry for my english, i'm french. Best regards.
      September 10, 2010
    you did not made any instruction of this model, i'd like to built it
     I like it 
      August 24, 2010
    No, this world is really not fair... how could some diamond like this ship have ONLY 7 SMILEYES?! The best Mass Effect ship around. Period.
     I like it 
      August 18, 2010
    Make a destiny ascension!!! but this is awesome, i love alliance vessels
     I made it 
      August 7, 2010
    Quoting Ian McDonald Wow! That is awesome, I can't understand why this hasn't received more views.
    S'ok, it's getting some good facetime at BrickFair :)
     I like it 
      August 7, 2010
    Wow! That is awesome, I can't understand why this hasn't received more views.
     I like it 
      July 24, 2010
    Dude that thing is SICK!! Mass Effect has ruled my life for a good couple of months now. Nice Job.
     I like it 
      July 17, 2010
    I love it - that smooth hull shape seems like a pretty complex design. That's not a cheap build- well worth the money in my opinion though.
     I made it 
      July 12, 2010
    Quoting El Barto ! Now where are you going to keep it?
    In the dining room, where else? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktorrek/4770109194/ :D
     I like it 
      July 11, 2010
    Whoa! Just looked up the ship, this is bang-on! Now where are you going to keep it?
     
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