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Hyperion Class heavy cruiser
Earth Alliance Hyperion Class heavy cruiser from the Babylon 5 universe.
About this creation
The Hyperion Class heavy cruiser is an Earth Alliance starship from the Babylon 5 future history timeline. When mankind made first contact with the Centari and other races, a tragic discovery awaited: the universe was full of warring star-empires. This forced Earth to build military starships for defence. While the Hyperion is now outclassed by the newer Omega Class destroyers, the remaining heavy cruisers have been refitted to extend their useful service life. Ships of this class saw action in the Dilgar invasion, the Earth-Minbari war, and the Earth civil war. John Sheridan took command of the EAS Lexington during the Earth-Minbari war and used the ship's nuclear space mines to destroy a Minbari heavy cruiser called the Black Star.


Ship statistics

  • Length: 1188 meters

  • Mass: 31,500 metric tons

  • Crew: 350 plus 200 troops

  • Armament: 2 heavy plasma pulse cannons, 8 medium pulse cannons, 2 fusion missile tubes, 6 Starfury fighters.


The model is 31 inches long (0.795 meters) which makes it about 1/1500 scale. For comparison, minifig scale is about 1/45. The ship took about nine hours to build.



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   Prior to the Earth-Minbari war, the Hyperion and her sister ships were the pride of Earthforce. Most of these ships did not survive that war.



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   The main hull of the Hyperion. The two visible pulse cannon turrets are a portion of the total of eight such units that provide all around defense and, if necessary, offensive firepower. Each of these turrets have hemispheric firing arcs.



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   A veiw sternwards showing the reactor and ion engine modules. Two more pulse cannon turrets are visible.



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   A sensor array occupies the tip of the bow. Above and behind the sensors is the main battery of two heavy plasma pulse cannons. Since they have limited traverse, the entire ship must be rotated to aim these weapons.



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   The three ion engines.



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   A view of the entire ship as she prepares to enter hyperspace after exploring the Velour nebula. The Hyperion class was the first Earth warship that could create its own jump points.



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   The framework (made from technic pieces) that connects the reactor and engine modules to the main hull.



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   There are no minifigs since at this scale they would be about the size of a pinhead. The Hyperion has no internal gravity so the crew must strap into their battlestations.



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   Its kind of like a Volvo: Boxy but good.



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   This ship will only be used for defensive purposes unless one of you warmongers attacks my Lego civilization and destroys my Fisher Building. Then the admiral will quote from the original Klingon: "Cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war!" as he launches the Earthforce fleet against your world!



Comments

 I like it 
  July 14, 2013
impressive but weak. how do you make one?
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  May 18, 2011
Excellent take on this ship.
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  April 2, 2011
the best ive ever seen of the hyperion. so awesome!
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  August 5, 2008
Im a big B5 fan and ive seen this before. Its the best version! 5 stars!
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  March 4, 2008
Wow, I think this is the only B-5 MOC I've seen. Now all you need are some custom minifigs of the characters.
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  February 23, 2008
Bah humbug. I would crush that old ship like... not a bug. But I would crush it! With something...
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  April 25, 2006
Wow. what a completley great B5 model! i just finished a simple starfury and posted it on MOCpages.
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  April 23, 2006
The Hyperion is one of my favorite Babylon 5 ship. A well done MOC.
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  January 21, 2005
Nice cruiser shape - the front end is where the beef is at... greebles are cool. Good job G!
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  January 14, 2005
Good work. I like the color striping and greebles.
  January 13, 2005
its cool and nice building
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  January 13, 2005
Amazing Hyperion-class, Jim, haven't ever seen one so good.
 
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