LEGO: USS Reliant NCC-1684

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Floor LEGO, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Floor LEGO

    Floor LEGO Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    LEGO: USS Reliant NCC-1864

    Hello TrekBBS!

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    LEGO USS Reliant 1 by myko82, on Flickr

    In late 2010 I decided to combine my two geek loves, LEGO and Star Trek. There is not a lot of good Star Trek MOCs on the net, there's some really cool micro-scale stuff but not much in the large category. I realised quickly that it would be impossible to contruct a large scale USS Enterprise using pure LEGO, so I had to look for another ship. The USS Reliant from Wrath of Khan is much more compact and less spindly, so it seemed a suitable candidate. Many bricklink orders and bricks later (and over a year of prototyping and building) here she is! I have not counted the pieces (my sanity is grateful!) but I would estimate somewhere in the 10-15k range.

    I don't like to ramble, so I'm just gonna let you enjoy the photos, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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    LEGO USS Reliant 1b by myko82, on Flickr

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    LEGO USS Reliant 8 by myko82, on Flickr

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    LEGO USS Reliant 2 by myko82, on Flickr

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    LEGO USS Reliant 4 by myko82, on Flickr

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    LEGO USS Reliant 3 by myko82, on Flickr
     
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  2. largo

    largo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    awesome! that is an amazing bit of work.
     
  3. Sky

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    :wtf:

    Brilliant!
     
  4. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Holy crap. That looks great. I was expecting one of those tiny little things, but this is hard core.
     
  5. jerriecan

    jerriecan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Fantastic work on this! The level of detail is amazing. :)
     
  6. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Incredible very nicely done :techman::techman::techman::techman::techman:
     
  7. Kaiser

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    id so pay $ for this if it was a lego set and more $ for a Soyuz class conversion lego set :) :techman:
     
  8. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    Awesome!!!!
     
  9. Dac

    Dac Commodore Commodore

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    Wow, Looks fantastic. Never could get a decent saucer whenever I tried as a kid. I guess the trick was to just go big :p
     
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  10. TheLoneRedshirt

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    Wow! Absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing your great work! :bolian:
     
  11. DestinyCaptain

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    That.....is......glorious! I need a stud count, piece count, and I need to know if this is straight LEGO or are there OTHER bricks involved? Oh, and... what is the general price tag? Did I mention this is awesome. You made my day.


    And how did you achieve the arc on the torpedo bar?
     
  12. Ziz

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  13. Joel_Kirk

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    Looks interesting....
     
  14. Unicron

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    Very impressive. By any chance, do you take requests? ;)

    (Just kidding... :angel:)
     
  15. DestinyCaptain

    DestinyCaptain Commander Red Shirt

    You need to submit this to www.firestartoys.com

    They post all kinds of sweet LEGO goodness on their Facebook page.
     
  16. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    How many $$$ is it for a Lego kit that only builds one thing?

    And an awesome job BTW :)
     
  17. BlobVanDam

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    Wow, looks great. Looks pretty dang accurate to me. Getting a nicely rounded saucer section is not easy in Lego either.
    I noticed you've got lighting in there too. I'm guessing that's not standard Lego? (I haven't used Lego in years, so I'm not sure if they've ever come out with lighting like that)
     
  18. John Clark

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    That's a nice bit of work:)
     
  19. Floor LEGO

    Floor LEGO Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback!

    141 studs in length, 88 studs wide, ~34 bricks high.

    The rollbar is built like a wall of 1x2 bricks, which makes it slightly bendy.

    There are only real LEGO bricks, no glue was used. It is unfortunately quite unstable and can barely be lifted.

    The lights are a combination of LEGO Power Function lights and LifeLites (http://www.lifelites.com/)

    I would estimate the money invested is somewhere between $1000-$1500, I've not really kept track.
     
  20. blssdwlf

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    Thanks for the stats and sharing Myko. Very inspirational too!