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USS Enterprise CV-6
This is my attempt for a scaled version of the famous Big E. It took many hours to build but the result was very rewarding.
About this creation
DISCLAIMER: The following photos were found on the Web and I claim no ownership or copyright on them. They belong to their respective owners.

Now that we are done with legal paperwork, let's see the Big E. Here are some historic photos to compare to the MOC.











Let's take our tour somewhere in the Pacific, around 1944.




First we encounter a flight of F4-u Corsairs from the carrier's CAP.



We can see some Avengers too. Maybe they search for the Japanese?



A sneak peak of a stationed Avenger. It took me a while to figure out how to make the folding wings but I did find a solution!



There is an SBD. It's all alone but why? Let's follow it!



Here we are! USS Enterprise lays before our eyes! Where will the Dauntless land though? The flight deck may be occupied, but she's not the only air carrier in the area.



A panoramic view of the air carrier. The planes unfortunately are not in scale (a little less than 1.5 times the size they should have) but it was the only way to achieve the desirable level of detail.



Starting with closer shots, we can see part of the ship's AA array. The full complement consists of:
8 × 5 in/38 cal
40 × 40 mm Bofors (8×2, 6×4)
50 × 20 mm Oerlikon.



This is the island of the ship. From here, officers design and carry out operations.



The ship's stern. Here you can see some of the vessel's life rafts. Just in case...



Airplane crane behind the Big E's island. in front of it there is a quad Boffors AA battery.



This is the upper part of the ship. Here you can see the mast and sensors array. Especially the CXAM-1 RADAR and the Mark 37 Director (with a Mark 4 RADAR antenna)



Another view of the island showing the bridge and some of the vessel's 20mm Oerlikon AA guns.



Big E's bow.



USS Enterprise from above. This is what a dive bomber pilot would see before unleasing his payload.



A scenic shot of the Big E cruising somewhere in the Pacific.



A surprise I kept for the end. This is one of the ship's working airplane elevator! I still have to find a way to turn the cogs from the side of the vessel and not from below. Truth be told, if I ever build this monster, I will prefer wirelessly controled motors :D



The mechanism of the elevator (the bow one). I painted the cogs green to be easily discernable. The purple block is where the detachable flight deck rests (ofc it's not the only one :P)



The elevator shaft of the mid-ship elevator, just beside the crane..

Some more detail about the design:
USS Enterprise is 172 studs long and consists of 4338 bricks. The Carrier wing is made of 1358 bricks. Adding the life rafts the total of bricks used is 5741.

Well, this is it. Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed this MOC.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  January 12, 2014
Thanks for the LDD file!
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  August 21, 2013
Very nice! I love the detail in that scale. The planes look great too, but out of scale.
  August 17, 2013
I love it can I have a copy of the instruction my email is Dylan.Harvey16@Yahoo.com
 I made it 
  July 9, 2013
Quoting Zach Eli "Sierra" Sykes I'd love for you to come over and join Warzone 2147. If you wanna know more, come give it a look: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22680
I'd love to join but unfortunately I don't think I can spend so much time MOCingand battling. Besides, I do not always create modern war-MOCS (and sometimes not even warlike ones!). Thanks for the invitation though and I'll be sure checking the group for great MOCs and building technique ideas.
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  July 3, 2013
He asks for instructions for everything and has nothing uploaded. Little sketchy don't ya think? I know because I sent him stuff. Anyways, another great LDD builder here and I'd love for you to come over and join Warzone 2147. If you wanna know more, come give it a look: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22680
 I made it 
  June 30, 2013
Quoting Psycho Nguyen Wow, It's amazing Do you have instruction so share or sell ? Bong_Lai_Dao_v2@yahoo.com
Well, I do not sell instructions, but I can upload the .ldd file if you wish. Just, if you build or use it anywhere, please give me credit, it's all I ask. ;)
  June 28, 2013
Wow, It's amazing Do you have instruction so share or sell ? Bong_Lai_Dao_v2@yahoo.com
  June 21, 2013
Excellent build, best one I have seen so far. I'm really into the three sisters that won the Carrier war in the Pacific (Hornet, Enterprise and Yorktown) and especially would love to build the Yorktown. Is there any possibility that you share the LDD file so I can use it as an example for the Yorktown (my email is mario.vandermeij@gmail.com)?
 I made it 
  May 7, 2013
It is 1/182 scale. Thanks for your sweet comment :D.
 I like it 
  May 7, 2013
I wonder why this awesome build has only so less likes and comments... The details are great and your working elevator is outstanding. In what scale did u build the Big E?
 I like it 
  May 5, 2013
sweet carrier!
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  May 3, 2013
Good work!
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  May 2, 2013
Outstanding work!! All the little details are superb. Excellent work on the flight wing as well.
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  April 27, 2013
Epic LDD building. I like the shape of the hull at the bow using all those different wings parts and the neat little aircraft. It's great that you've included working deck-lifts too.
 I like it 
  April 26, 2013
Awesome design! It looks beautiful! Great work!
 
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