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'The Avontuur' Zeppelin
An Adventurers era Zeppelin.
About this creation
This is the zeppelin of Johnny Thunders friend Jeroen Van Bouwsteen. They have been on several exciting adventures together, unfortunately The Avontuur was destroyed shortly after the terrible incident of Cthulego Rising!


(Yes, I know the airbag is too small. It need to be at least four times bigger, but I don't have enough Lego for that so I built a more distorted version, I hope the play value more then makes up for this.)

Built: 2005.
Current Status: Dismantled.



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   The airbag was by far the most ambitious and difficult part of this build.



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   It's built over a technic frame and had to be secured in some places by stretching elastic bands between panels. I have a much better idea how to approach this next time I build an airship.



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   I wanted to give the gondola an art-deco feel. The big curving windows and the brightness of light 'bley' helped to pull this off.



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   From the side you can see the ugly tail fins, before this was taken apart I had replaced all of these with brick built ones, but I forgot to photograph them.



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   The support ropes (string) helped to create the airbag illusion.



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   The Gondola. I don't own any train Lego, getting those round windows was a fluke and a blessing.



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   This pictures show the number of strings I used, some of them actually lent structural strength to the model.



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   Nice engines - thank you Jack Stone (never thought I would say that.)



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   Of course the door opens.



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   This picture is confusing if you haven't seen the rest!



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   Might use this as a spacecraft bridge one day.



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   Swooshable? Not really, but great fun anyway.



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   Tiny airbag I know... sorry, I'll get it right next time.



Comments

Mark Stafford
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Chris Melby
  March 8, 2012
This is absolutely superb! I am not much for the whole dioramas, but this piece in particular is award worthy. 5/5
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  March 8, 2012
Fantastic! Makes me speachless..... :-D
  September 7, 2010
This is huge and great i realy love this thing you should check out my zeppelin thing it is not posted yet but it will be soon sorry decided not to post the thing it was to large.
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  July 30, 2009
Awesome creation! You can see the real effort put into it :)
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  April 20, 2009
Iyah Iyah Ktulu Ftahgn, (or however you might spell that), I thought I was the only person to have ever built 1920's models due to the ever loudening call of Cthulu. That Zepplin is top notch and brings back great investigatory memories. A special build!
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  August 12, 2008
WWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!! Or whatever. Anyway, that answers my lego zeppelin question...
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  August 6, 2008
WOW, i like your adventurers mocs, but this Zeppelin is one of your masterpieces!!!
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  January 12, 2008
waauw, is hij van een Belg of een Nederlander ?
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  September 9, 2007
This is a very cool zeppelin. Nice work.
Mark Stafford
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Jared Rankin
  February 12, 2007
That's cool! It's like the Hindenburg, but not. Just don't fill it with hydrogen!
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  December 3, 2006
That is awesome....... seeing as Zep's are so rare in lego form. Good Job!
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  September 2, 2006
brilliant, amazing, love it. Can you put up directions, please?
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  August 22, 2006
Wow! This is Awsome! It sorta looks like the blimp from "The Mummy" ! Minus the ruggedy looks. Your's is cool!
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  August 22, 2006
breath taking. this has really been inspiration to build like this. i love it.
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  August 22, 2006
That zep' is awesome although the airbag is too small it still looks cool!
 
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