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Danish navy brig Building journal chapter 1
From LDD to real build- Building the Danish Navy brig HDMS Lougen
About this creation



Oh how exciting, I'm finally building one of my ships.
The ones who have looked closer at my postings will know that I have been planning to build my ships for real for quite some time.
Now I'm doing it! It's the Danish brig HDMS Lougen.
To see the details of the model, including the opportunity to download the LDD file, please visit the
Brig-of-war HDMS Lougen-class posting.
To see how the build develops visit Danish navy brig Building journal chapter 2

Some data on the build:
Length of the ship is 87 cm
With bowsprit it will be approx. 120 cm
Height from keel to the tip of the tallest mast will be approx. 100 cm
Number of bricks of the original design was 9092 bricks.
The actual build will differ slightly from this number as I have made some structural changes and will be adding a stand.
There is 1536 cheese slopes all in all, of these the 1302 is bright orange.

The lower hull color is bright orange.
The outside hull above the waterline is bright yellow and black
The inside hull is white below deck and bright red above deck.
The decks are brick yellow.
Masts will be black and bright yellow.
Guns are black and bright red.





Kinda frightning with the great heap of bricks



My favourite brick



Now thats out of my system on to the build:



The structure is centered around the keel. This is the strongest part of the ship and also, like a real ship, the starting point.



From here I am building the bottom hull. This has been altered to be of greater strength than the original LDD file suggests.





I have started the upper hull construction with the bow and stern, as I suspect these sections to be the most dificult -and yep I was right.



The bow is quite strong by itself, but I have to take it off while working on the rest of the hull.





The stern has undergone a great deal of changes under the skin, but I have managed to maintain the outer look from the "HDMS Lougen".












Comments

  April 20, 2014
This is a really cool and innovative way of creating your hull! I have never seen anything like that. BTW, how much would the full model cost on LDD? I'm guessing around... $1,000?
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  February 13, 2012
Magnificient hull! I love orange bricks and 1x1 slopes... Can't wait to see the next step! I have to say I'm not a fan of LDD, so I find this creation your best one for now.
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  February 9, 2012
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Oh, WOW! I´m really excited to see you finally going PLASTIC on your constructions! Looks excellent so far. Is that "sand brown" for the lower hull¿? -How many cheese slopes do do you actually need for this part¿? More data please!
Thanks, I have added some data in the posting.
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  February 9, 2012
Oh, WOW! I´m really excited to see you finally going PLASTIC on your constructions! Looks excellent so far. Is that "sand brown" for the lower hull¿? -How many cheese slopes do do you actually need for this part¿? More data please!
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  February 5, 2012
Quoting Frank Brick Wright Fantastic!...
Thanks, I have tried to register a couple of times, but there is something wrong when I try to validate. The closest explanation of the problem, I could find is this: Quote the registration help on eurobricks: "You may be registered and logged straight in, or you may have to verify your email address by clicking a link in an email that we will send you. If this is the case, a screen will now appear with further instructions." when I use the links on the validation mail.(any of them) I get to the frontpage where there is no appropiate places to enter either a member Id or a validation key. And no instructions for that matter. Then I don't know what to do. I have tried it a couple of times, but no one have given me any useful answers on what to do.(though Nykle Dijkstra did do a tremdous effort) Quite frustrating.
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  February 5, 2012
Fantastic! It is amazing seeing a ship with this particular shape being turned into reality! I must say something though. Through my discovery of the Lego world I have come to found that Eurobricks is possibly the best Lego site in the Internet, much better than MOCPages. I recommend you join; it does have a huge pirate forum where you get to know a lot of techniques and receive feedback by the best ship-buiders. I'm currently building a ship using this technique: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=55172 which I think you may find interesting. Take a look at the forum (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showforum=56) and keep working! ;)
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  February 4, 2012
Quoting The Lego Animal (Jay Rhum) Hello! I'll join your group with a lot of pleasure, my friend! =)
Thanks man, I will get bakc to you when its time.
Anders T
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White Knight
  February 3, 2012
Beautifully crafted !>....well done
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  February 3, 2012
Hello! I'll join your group with a lot of pleasure, my friend! =)
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  February 2, 2012
Great to see one of your ships taking shape in real form! Not to sound like a purist, but you're right, there's nothing like real bricks. LDD just feels less detailed than the real deal and doesn't give a decent representation of size. We're still waiting for a Constitution frigate! This is an odd way to request it, but I'd like to "apply" to join your group. We aren't as great of builders as you and the others in your group, nor have we built creations of such impressive size, but I feel that we would be able to share some of our techniques in building micro ships from WWI through the modern day. Also, it'd be some good inspiration to take photos of many of our unposted creations, primarily modern ships in 12.5 feet-per-stud scale :P
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  February 1, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby Just reading your comments with Jay, ....
Yeah, I know, but I always just thought of the LDD as a way of getting in to some real building again. With danger of sounding like a purist: There is just nothing like the real bricks.
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  January 31, 2012
Quoting The Lego Animal (Jay Rhum) So you never use mounting instructions?!? How do you proceed to obtain...
Yes, sorry I didn’t think of mentioning this, it’ clearly not an obvious thing. The process is kind of tedious, and I doubt it is the best way, but here it goes: My main issue with the LDD building guide is that I can’t seem to find a complete parts list in the html-file, it seems inaccurate. Quite early I decided to go another way,- There is another set of design programs LDcad or LDdraw http://www.ldraw.org/GetStarted-Win.html These programs also have the feature of making a parts list. However there is a difference between the bricks available in LDdraw and LDD, so I had to go through the lists a couple of times and add some bricks. This is a bit complicated to explain, but the programme and linked page explains what to do in the initial phase. ...and then there is the process of ordering through Pickabrick and Bricklink.
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  January 31, 2012
Looking forward to seeing this come to life, but watch out for mice - that's a lot of cheese ;)
  January 31, 2012
So you never use mounting instructions?!? How do you proceed to obtain the correct number of bricks? Some software? The ordering process must be very long! Could you exactly explain me how to convert my Poseidon file into something I can use to order my parts(pick a brick or bricklink). I'm very curious on how you proceed! Thanking you in advance for your reply. Regards. Jay
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  January 31, 2012
Quoting The Lego Animal (Jay Rhum) I'm really happy to see...
Thanks, My hopes are up! Now to your questions. -Its about 9200 parts, including the stand that I plan to build for it. -Most of the bricks is bought through Pickabrick, but a few of them is bought through Bricklink this brings the pricetag to just above 1000$. -Thanks for saying "ship of the line" but this is actually a very small ship: Navy brig. I hope to build something much bigger in the future. Btw. A technical note: I too have the problem of the computer using endless time to calculate the instructions, so I never use this feature. I find that looking at the LDD pictures works just fine.
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  January 30, 2012
I'm really happy to see it now inot flesh and A.B.S.!!! I can already swear you'll have a very nice masterpiece in your restroom! Could you tell me how many parts? How did you buy the parts? Design by me? Bricklink? other? I'm quite jealous of your future stunning ship of the line, my friend! I'm actually still calculating the mounting intruction for my Poseidon's Hull(my laptop has been running non stop for more than one week now... I've sent the file to Lego's team to check if they can calulate faster than me. I can't wait to know if my big ship will exist one day! Regards - Jay Regards. Jay
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  January 29, 2012
Thanks for the feedback, Even though I'm working from a good starting point (my LDD file) it's quite the challenge. Now I really understand why this kind of hull is rare. About the cheese: There is almost 1500 yellow, black and orange of them. The orange ones alone is 1302.
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  January 29, 2012
Btw, I love the cheeze slope cartoon, I didn't notice it the first time because that is hull is so spectacular it draws all attention ;)
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  January 29, 2012
Awesome! Can't wait to see the whole thing =)
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  January 28, 2012
Incredible!!!! You're great!!!!
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  January 28, 2012
I think I'd cry if a had to put that many cheese plates on ... anything.
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  January 28, 2012
Looking brilliant! :D Cheese. :)
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  January 28, 2012
Oh, this is looking fantastic already, I'm glad you're using the real brick on this one :)
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  January 28, 2012
Juhu endnu en Dansker på denne side, sjældent syn.-) Virkelig et spændende skib og fine bygge teknikker du har gang i. glæder mig til at se det færdigt. Velkommen på siden:-) Hilsen Søren, Roskilde.
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  January 28, 2012
Genialt glæder mig virkelig til at se den færdig. Dine skibe er nogen af de bedste jeg har set
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  January 28, 2012
Can't wait to see the final model! How many slopes did you use?
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  January 28, 2012
Oh my gosh. That is a LOT of cheese slopes. I love that idea for the keel. I can't wait to see more!
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  January 28, 2012
Great to see you get to build one of your ships in real life! How much did it set you back haha? Too bad they just stopped taking LDD orders.
 
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