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The Insurrection
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This was a build I did for Simon Liu’s SHIPtember contest on Flickr. If you haven’t been over to see what gems have come out of that contest, I highly recommend you stop looking at this and go see. The competition was stiff and there were some real masterpieces in there.

My entry was a SHIP that I call The Insurrection and it came in at 130 studs. This was the battleship that liberated the humans from the Zircan race. If you want to read the whole crazy back story, I have it posted on this entry.

The idea behind this contest was to build a SHIP, (100+ studs in length), in a month or less. I made it, but I am not kidding or exaggerating when I say that I posted my entry at 11:59 PM on September 30. I slept for two days and now I’m posting the results here. This contest has kept me away from MOCpages for the past month, but now that I’m not walking circles around a partially built SHIP and cursing at it profusely, broken up occasionally for some quiet weeping in the corner, I am going to try to get a little more active on what remains the best LEGO site on the web.



These first shots are because of my addiction to GIMP and putting my spaceships where they belong…

…in space…I meant in space.

The rest of these are raw shots to show some of the finer details of this MOC, as well as some WIP shots that were not required but appreciated during the building process.























Those big guns on top were an ongoing debate with myself over whether to keep them or get rid of them. In the end, I had been staring at them for so long, that when I took them off, the top of the SHIP looked bare.













The next few are some closer looks at the details on the bottom. I wanted this SHIP to be complete even underneath. As it is, the bottom may have actually turned out better than the top.











These next shots are just some of closer shots of some of the details that I liked best.











That white slope is actually a button to activate the light on the next pic.



This was an attempt to light the bridge. I see now the limitations of the light brick. I will have to find another solution if I decide to do this again.



The rest of these shots are WIPs.






























Comments

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  June 13, 2014
Cool design man, Can you help me. I am trying to make a ship with some SNOT Technice (I hope that is how you spell it). I ame trying to make the is of the ship with the top at 15 degrees down. Can you help
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  April 5, 2014
Amazing!
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  February 6, 2014
The level of your MOC's is very high, each of your ships is a piece of creative art
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  December 1, 2013
TIM..... This is astounding. Totally impressed with the style and shape. Master of the sleek ship. WELL done on another Brilliant looking and highly detailed creation. SUPER..
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  October 30, 2013
Wow, this is a really cool spaceship with lot of details. I really like the shape and the colour scheme ;) Very cool that you show some pics of your work in progress. Well done :)
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  October 16, 2013
awe-some!
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  October 13, 2013
Beautiful, just beautiful! Love the big guns on top!!
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  October 9, 2013
Excellent as always. I wish I could afford that SHIP. I'm always happy when I see a new build from you.
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  October 8, 2013
Ooh, what a beauty! I especially ove those mammoth guns on the top :D Gives the whole SHIP a menacing feel... I thought your take on the bottom of The Insurrection was great! Usually, the SHIPs I see have their lower section a bit rough, but you really made it slick! This is probably one of my favorite MOCs you have posted so far :D Can't wait to see more from you!
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Incredible! Lots of nifty details! Good luck on the contest!
Thanks, Master. I'm a sucker for details.
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting Nick White That is a beautiful ship! very well done!
Thanks, Nick. Glad you like it.
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting E T Fantastic job mate! Cool on shape and colors. Details is the best point!! Great job ;))
Thanks, E T. I'm always all about the details. Colors not always so much, but I'm they worked out for you.
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting David Roberts Great to see this epic SHIP given the full MOCpages presentation at last. My favorite feature is still that narrow waist, with its angles and great, dark grey greebles. The head-on shot is quite starling: I haven't seen that one over on Flickr! I like the shot from behind the engines too. The big guns look quite sinister from back there. The blue & white subtly mixed with the grey hull and the wrap around detailing are unmistakeably in your style. Impressive work in just a month! Do you think that all of those parts might eventually turn back into a salvage ship (or SHIP)?
Thanks, David. I always appreciate your well-thought-out comments. I never post as much on Flickr as I do here. I like this site more for the presentation and community-based format. It's great to know that I am establishing a style. I think everyone would like to have their work recognizable by style alone. Something that you are pretty well known for at this point. The salvage ship is something that was in the back of my mind for a while, and since I wasn't able to finish it, it's there again. However, I'm starting to focus a bit now on a BrickWorld project.
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting Peter Mowry Excellent ship as always Tim! What I enjoy most about this masterpiece yet again is the underside. I like how the blue pieces make it appear that it is flowing with the white pieces around it making it stand out even more. I wish I could have finished my ship in time for SHIPember but oh well. I hate deadlines. Keep up the excellent work!
Would have loved to see a SHIP from you in SHIPtember, Pete. Anything in the same league as The Marquis would have been a tough act to follow. As for the bottom, I think I like it better than the top. Thanks, as always, for the compliment, Pete.
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting Achintya Prasad Ah yes. I was waiting for the MOCpages post; Flickr is great and all, but nothing beats the presentation you can achieve here. Once again, Tim, you have built a very great spaceship! It has the perfect Sci-Fi looks, it has a great backstory, and it was all built in a month :-0 I commend you for trying, and a I congratulate you on your accomplishment :-)
Thanks, Achintya. Sorry you couldn't get involved. Would have liked to see what you came up with. Well, the previous SHIP that I had built took almost exactly four months, so forcing myself to contemplate the details less and just get it done was probably the biggest challenge for me.
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi Awesomeness! Incredible work man! Very well done!
Thanks, David. Glad you like it.
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting David Alexander Smith Just realised you've left that great story/description off the MOCpages version, you should definitely add it in.
I left a link to it, though. I didn't want to bog down this post with so much text. I know, weird coming from me, isn't it?
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting David Alexander Smith Congratulations on making it in just in time. Also nice to see some new shots here, the warp drive stands out as unusual. I still like the write up most of all.
A little too close for comfort, David;) I wasn't sure about the warp shot, but I did it, so I figured I'd throw it in there.
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  October 7, 2013
I can tell that alot of time and effort went into this just by the sheer amount of amazing detail throughout! Really love the engines and the greebling on the sides, especially.
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  October 7, 2013
Amazing work to produce something this detailed in the time available. Now get some rest. I agree with you about lego sites: Flickr may be more professional but MOCpages is definitely friendlier.
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  October 5, 2013
:O :O Wow.... One word: A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Seriously, this is my favorite SHIP from this year's contest. The smooth, sleek look makes it really stand out. Fantastic detailing all around!
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  October 5, 2013
Excellent! Thanks for sharing the GIMPed photos, the regular photos and the process stuff.
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  October 4, 2013
This is amazing! I must say my favorite part is the engines at the back. :D
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  October 4, 2013
Love the shape and colors....Very good! 5/5
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  October 4, 2013
beautiful ship! great lightning on the bridge, nice coloursheme, perfect greebles! well done TIM!
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  October 4, 2013
Whoa that's enormous!! 5/5
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  October 3, 2013
This is a beautiful ship. Very nicely done. ^Blub^
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  October 3, 2013
Wow! Another magnificent ship! The overall design is very slender, long and strong. The shape of the ship makes it look very menacing and maneuverable. I like all the greebles you've added, especially the amount of dark grey greebles in the thinnest section of the ship. The bridge is my favorite part. I'm astonished by all the details & features you inserted into it. The fact that the ship is a Micro-scale but yet features interior decorating and furnishing blew my mind! The thrusters at the rear make the ship look very agile and fast as well. I also like how the ship has a hefty amount of armaments. The two big cannons on the top are very nice, plus the little ones make the ship twice as deadly. Amazing job as always, sorry for making this comment so long, but I don't think saying "Nice!" or "Great work" would be enough to say how cool this vessel truly is. Keep on brickin'! ~Gerald F.
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  October 3, 2013
great looking ship!
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  October 3, 2013
Nice greeble in the middle.
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  October 3, 2013
That greebley goodness in the center section is the prefect frosting to a delicious MOC. Well done!
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  October 3, 2013
Awesome ship ! Love the bridge interior and the aft tail fins . I like all the detailing all over the hull . Most impressive !
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  October 3, 2013
That is a beautiful ship! very well done!
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  October 3, 2013
Fantastic job mate! Cool on shape and colors. Details is the best point!! Great job ;))
 I like it 
  October 3, 2013
Great to see this epic SHIP given the full MOCpages presentation at last. My favorite feature is still that narrow waist, with its angles and great, dark grey greebles. The head-on shot is quite starling: I haven't seen that one over on Flickr! I like the shot from behind the engines too. The big guns look quite sinister from back there. The blue & white subtly mixed with the grey hull and the wrap around detailing are unmistakeably in your style. Impressive work in just a month! Do you think that all of those parts might eventually turn back into a salvage ship (or SHIP)?
 I like it 
  October 3, 2013
Excellent ship as always Tim! What I enjoy most about this masterpiece yet again is the underside. I like how the blue pieces make it appear that it is flowing with the white pieces around it making it stand out even more. I wish I could have finished my ship in time for SHIPember but oh well. I hate deadlines. Keep up the excellent work!
 I like it 
  October 3, 2013
Ah yes. I was waiting for the MOCpages post; Flickr is great and all, but nothing beats the presentation you can achieve here. Once again, Tim, you have built a very great spaceship! It has the perfect Sci-Fi looks, it has a great backstory, and it was all built in a month :-0 I commend you for trying, and a I congratulate you on your accomplishment :-)
 I like it 
  October 3, 2013
Awesomeness! Incredible work man! Very well done!
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  October 3, 2013
Incredible! Lots of nifty details! Good luck on the contest!
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  October 3, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee Not sure how you accomplished sleek in a ship this big, but there it is! Fantastic color blocking and, of course, greebles. You always seem to have the right amount, nothing wasted or unnecessary. What struck me first was the Buck Rogers twin front ends, classy look. Love the subtlety of the underbelly. I'm kinda on the fence with the big guns on top: It is a battleship after all but they're not quite right. Might be scale, maybe smaller and more of them, less likely to send the ship spinning when fired out the side. In spite of that, this is a real beauty. Elegant lines and perfect colors. She's sleek! Awesome work Tim.
Thanks, Matt. Getting it done was a feat in itself. You aren't the only one on the fence about the cannons. Got a lot of comments about just that on Flickr. I was too. I can't help it, I love building big, detailed cannons, and I used parts in there I hadn't used before when building them. In the end, I couldn't get rid of them. It's like when you get a prenamed dog. You don't like the name at first, but then you can't see it with any other name after a while. Well, it's sort of like that.
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  October 3, 2013
Just realised you've left that great story/description off the MOCpages version, you should definitely add it in.
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  October 3, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Excellent work, love the light up bridge.
Thanks, Starscream. I was hoping to be able to see the interior when it lights up. Maybe next time.
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  October 3, 2013
Congratulations on making it in just in time. Also nice to see some new shots here, the warp drive stands out as unusual. I still like the write up most of all.
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  October 3, 2013
Quoting El Barto ! Awesome stuff, Dude! I really like that greebly notch between the main batteries. And it looks swooshable, too!
Thanks, Barto. Totally swooshable. I hope to get a pic of me doing just that in the near future.
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  October 3, 2013
Quoting Karol J As always amazing build! I am really impressed! Great work!
Thanks, Karol. Glad you like it.
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  October 3, 2013
Quoting MortalSwordsman . It has been great seeing this beast develop and the end result is stunning. So many details to mention but my favourite feature is the Buck Rogers style nose. Love the light speed shot
Thanks, Joe. I appreciated all the encouragement as I went on with it. You know, I wasn't going for Buck Rogers at all, but you're right, very similar. I only wish there could have been a SHIP with your name on it in there:D I am always keeping my eye out to see if you're ever going to go that much sci-fi;)
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  October 3, 2013
Not sure how you accomplished sleek in a ship this big, but there it is! Fantastic color blocking and, of course, greebles. You always seem to have the right amount, nothing wasted or unnecessary. What struck me first was the Buck Rogers twin front ends, classy look. Love the subtlety of the underbelly. I'm kinda on the fence with the big guns on top: It is a battleship after all but they're not quite right. Might be scale, maybe smaller and more of them, less likely to send the ship spinning when fired out the side. In spite of that, this is a real beauty. Elegant lines and perfect colors. She's sleek! Awesome work Tim.
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  October 3, 2013
Excellent work, love the light up bridge.
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  October 3, 2013
Awesome stuff, Dude! I really like that greebly notch between the main batteries. And it looks swooshable, too!
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  October 3, 2013
As always amazing build! I am really impressed! Great work!
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  October 3, 2013
It has been great seeing this beast develop and the end result is stunning. So many details to mention but my favourite feature is the Buck Rogers style nose. Love the light speed shot
 
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