Seterra . It is done, the SHIP is finished! . It took me about 3 years to finish it - usually I had only time during the weekends to work on it-, I used countless parts and in some cases it drived me crazy to built it in such a way that as less gaps as possible are visible in those areas I combined different angles with each other.
But it was a lot of fun, so much fun, that I plan to work on a new SHIP.
The size of the SHIP was a challenge, as I had to find a place for the final completion. Originally I planned to finish it in my house in Germany but that ment to stop the project for more than 1 year. Thanks to my wife who did not mind I occupied a bigger area of our living room in our current appartment.
The SHIP is 3,8 m long, approx 1,4 m wide and 0,6 m high.
There is no wooden or steel inner frame used, all is based on Lego. But due to this - to achieve a sufficient stability- it is quite heavy and not possible to move anymore. (BTW the main appatment door is too small in any case :-))
As I will leave my appartment end of this year this means I need to "transform it into single bricks" again.
The shape and some of the structural elements of the SHIP are a homage to several famous space ships. The idea of the main shape comes from the "old" Galactica, parts of the side of the front part from the star destroyers, the bridges from the Invisible Hand. The green park is a homage to the space ship from the movie "Silent Running".
I used several techniques to built it and many moc's I found on Moc Pages were a very good inspiration how to built the SHIP. Therefore thanks to all of you. Mark Kelso's Invisible Hand was basically 3 years ago the initial kick to start the project.
But now enough words, let's move to more pic's which were taken by my collegue Patrick.
As I'm not familiar enough with adjustments of photos as well as have not enough time currently to work on the pics, you may find a mixture of adjusted and not adjusted pic's. Should be better with the comming project :-)
In total I uploaded 49 pic's so you migt find interesting shots also later on this page :-)
Following you find some pic's to give an idea of the size and the shape of the SHIP
The next 5 pic's show some more detailed shots of the SHIP's main body
The following pic's show the engine part of the SHIP with it's main thrusters, greebles etc
Here you see some detailed shots of one of my favorite parts, the upper bridge section with its observatory tower. The idea to built this tower came when I saw Mark's Invisible Hand.
Some shots of the upper lower-bridge area.
Here you see more details of the side ships. They are fixed to the main bodyy of the ShIP only via 2 connection towers and I'm pretty happy they are fixed so well that they donot need any support.
Here are some pic's showing a detailed shot of the main hangar, the „park“ which is equipped with trees, some hills and a small pont and some greebles used in the front part of th SHIP.
The last series of pic's shows some area's of the underside of the SHIP. As mentioned before I originally planned to finish it in my house but decided later not to wait for 1 year to continue. Orginally my idea was to display the SHIP on a steelen structure, so it is possible to have a look to the underside as well. So I put also a lot of efforts to the underside. Unfourtunably most of it is not easy to catch with pictures as the SHIP is currently displayed on 2 cupboards. The underside is a combination of different angled parts, hope you can see it a bit.
Hope you have enjoyed it and many thanks for rating.
On YouTube you can watch a video produced by SuperSimperFi.