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Home One - Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
Admiral Ackbar's Command Cruiser from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
About this creation
Intro
The popular thing to do with large creations nowadays are these “construction journal entries.” Personally, I like surprises… shock and awe! Nothing more surprising then to unveil a 7-foot light-up Home One in Imperial Star Destroyer scale.

For ages, well since episode VI came out, the rebel command ship was deemed by many, well, me, as the Impossible Ship. A ship with no right angles, no straight lines, just curves, bubbles, and obscure cylinders. Certainly such a ship could never be built out of Lego pieces and look good. But that day (conditional on the fact that people actually think it looks good) has arrived!

Now people always complain I don’t write enough about my creations, so here’s a book:

As far back as summer 2007, I was contemplating building it. In April of 2008, while waiting an eon for pieces for my star destroyer to arrive via Bricklink, I started the design on computer. Below is a detailed account of the 11-month project.

Design (Ldraw)
To get the shape of the hull I initially considered laying down huge cross-sections of Lego plates on top of each other. The curves would look like the one’s found on most Lego creations that have an irregular shape, such as spheres, animals, people etc. But this looked too blocky. Next, I considered building the ship in a more traditional style, using roof pieces to emulate the curves of the hull, but there was nowhere to put windows. Next, I thought of laying down sequential plates, facing outward to create the curvature of the hull, like Lego’s official Death Star. Even though the curves looked good, the windows would have to be placed the wrong way - their tops facing out. Finally, I decided to make a wall with yellow tiles for windows, but with hinge bricks every so often so the wall can bend into a C-shape. This also meant no studs would show creating a smoother look and saving me a few thousand dollars on flat tiles.

One of the most difficult challenges was designing the wings on the side. I decided to continue the gradual step pattern of each C-shape hull segment from the front of the ship all the way to the back, until the engines got in the way. I then “shaved off” the hull segments near the middle to create a “bubble” effect for the wings. When I realized that the right wing needed another bubble sticking out of it (where the main hanger was), I almost decided to quit and go design a box. But with 10 different design attempts and clicking the undo button 10,000 times, I was able to come up with something that looked decent.

Another difficult challenge was adding the two long bubbles that pop out of the sides of the upper hull near the front. These bubbles had to stretch across 4 different upper hull segments, meaning it would have to be separated into 4 distinct shapes. Even though I suffered a mental breakdown, I was able to successfully add on the bubbles with the help of some stud-less slope pieces for smoothness.

The hardest part of the ship was the rear. I had to find a way to create a cone shape with slots carved out of it for the engines to fit in. If I was ever ready to quit, it was just about now. Fiddling with it for 100’s of hours, and by a sheer act of God, I was somehow able to fit everything neatly into place.

Construction
Construction of the frame and bottom ran smoothly at first. The biggest hurdle was when joining the curved segments to the support structure running down the center of the ship. Turns out that on computer, when it comes to joining irregular segments, Lego design programs are very “liberal.” Meaning that even if some bricks don’t interlock exactly, it will let you connect them if you get close enough. In real life, however, this can cause a problem. I noticed that the smooth transition between the different hull segments wasn’t so smooth. Each hull segment was 1-2 mm too close or too far from the central support structure. But the thinnest Lego plate is thicker then this, so I couldn’t just add/remove a plate to/from the support bar. I spent at least 100 hrs of construction time using Lego tricks to make the support bars shorter or longer by ½ a plate thickness. Finally, before adding the top hull panels, I ran a chain of LED lights through the core of the ship for a cool light-up effect.

The entire design and construction of this ship was a never-ending headache. I found myself saying, “This is never going to work” every day for 11 months. With it finally finished, I now find myself saying, “How the hell did this work?” After designing and building a star destroyer which has no curves last year, then designing and building this dolphin, I can safely say that star destroyers are EASY!!!!

Conclusion
Since this ship literally broke my bank (damn NSF charges), I’ll have to hope either Obama finds me a new job or sell it on Ebay. Thanks for all the people who supported my work through the years and all those who follow my creations. And thanks for all those invitations to join groups on Mocpages.

See you later and remember; nothing’s impossible!

Credits
- Me (Since I did all the work using my own money).
- More precisely… I’d like to thank all those who were directly or indirectly responsible for this creation taking place; in chronological order, they are:
God, George Lucas, model team at ILM, my family, Sean Kenney, Lasse Deleuran, Erik Varzegi, Kerim Ozcan.

Statistics
- Piece Count: 30,500
- Length: 260 Studs or 208 cm or 6’10” (82 inches)
- Width: 48 cm (Max)
- Height: 28 cm (Max)
- Weight: 52 lbs (Approximate)
- Material Cost: $5500 US.

Check out two pages of additional pics in my Brickshelf folder.


































Comments

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  January 24, 2014
That's incredible!
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  October 9, 2013
Super nice.
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  September 1, 2013
I really love this! this is one of my favourite ships. Maybe you can try building the normal Mon Calamari Cruiser (looks different to Home One), and ps what designer did you use?
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  February 12, 2013
Holy... wow. That's quite a ship, a near perfect recreation. Epic work here, and congrats on MOTD!
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  February 11, 2013
impressively beautiful and detailled!
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  February 11, 2013
This is One heck of a ship, Mon. ;) Fantastic challenge to recreate the curves of this beast and a gorgeous final product. Architectural nightmare, I'm sure, but you pulled it off. 5 star work here!
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  February 11, 2013
Congrats on MOTD!
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  February 11, 2013
a well deserved MOTD !!! this ship is truly a beauty...
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  February 11, 2013
uidtyjdftuiouiouiouiouioe5dki!
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  February 11, 2013
Wowowowowowowowwowowowowow....
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  February 11, 2013
Where is it, where is it..... Oh there is my jaw. Down in the basement..... Words can not dignify this creation. i've seen some people attemp to copy this ship, But NONE has ever got as close as you had, Fantastic Amazing one of a kind Job!!!!! I have only one last comment, Mon Calamari Cruiser, Ready
  February 11, 2013
I have seen a lot of big and really great spaceships, both fantasy and inspired ones. This is one of a gazillion that hits high end class. I vote for moc of the millenium!!!!:-) I really wish for some construction pics. I hope You are involved in some Afol communities where You can show this beauty to an audience. BRAVO SIR:-) wish I could see it...
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  February 11, 2013
amazing! I love the lights!
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  February 11, 2013
This is amazing! AND IT LIGHTS UP! Wow, this is a well deserved MOTD. It is superb in every way. And I agree that this is much better than Star Destroyers.
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  February 11, 2013
Woah, quite a spectacular SHIP you have there!
  February 11, 2013
excellent job, well deserved of a MOC of the day
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  February 11, 2013
Insane!
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  February 11, 2013
Nobody can repel building skills of that magnitude! Awesome MOTD!
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  February 11, 2013
Great!... Now make a minifigure scale XD
  October 4, 2012
great design and beautiful ship. and thx for your design description; gives me some very useful suggestion for my voyager moc; I m still struggling with all the round shapes. but now my hope is back!
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  September 22, 2012
Very good. Because it´s very difficult to build the rounded shape. You resolve it exellent.
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  May 12, 2012
Truly amazing work.
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  April 11, 2012
HOLY TRAP!
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  March 4, 2012
This. Is. Epic.
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  March 4, 2012
That is just amazing :) never thought that i see a lego Home One
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  January 28, 2012
The design is amazing and its overall size is just mind-blowing!
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  January 20, 2012
WOW!!!!!
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  January 17, 2012
Magnificant! The zoom-pictures reveals that it from the near still looks very great. The lights gives the Ship the authentic feeling. Still have to read your text to the end...
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  December 29, 2011
FANTASTIC WORK!!!
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  December 21, 2011
Great job,the shape is spot on and the detail is amazing !
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  December 12, 2011
It is awesome!!!!!
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  December 12, 2011
It is awesome!!!!!
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  December 12, 2011
It is awesome!!!!!
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  October 27, 2011
Wow!! Stunning!! Excellent job!!
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  August 17, 2011
Truly jaw-dropping
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  July 21, 2011
NICE WORK!!!
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  July 10, 2011
this is my favorite creation on mocpages. it is truely AWESOME! -but one thing: on some pic`s the hangar seems to be on the middle of the ship, and on some other pic`s it seems to be on the back? please explain...
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  May 25, 2011
A Masterpiece
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  May 12, 2011
Impressive. Sadly if I made that I wouldn't be able to find room to put it anywhere. Nice detailing. and part usage.
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  May 12, 2011
A masterpiece
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  April 23, 2011
WOW 3/4 of this is comments!
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  April 19, 2011
WOW! That is so AWESOME!
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  April 8, 2011
What computer programs do you use to help you design and where can I find them? superb job amigo.
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  April 2, 2011
Very cool! It's a little big for a mini scale ship, but hey, if you made it minifig scale you'd be broke!
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  March 30, 2011
Wow-so-awesome-. You dont have much in the way of supports, do you? That fact makes me think of this scenario. Spot:Aaaa... You:No,Spot! dont pee on that! Spot:Rarf! You:Noooo! It falls over. Spot:Arararar!!! Spot gets squished.
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  March 20, 2011
the best (and most expensive) lego i have ever seen
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  March 15, 2011
its a trap! well not really, its a sheer work of art.
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  March 4, 2011
Wonderful build of a very complicated ship. I have tried it and my version is so poorly made its been begging for a complete redesign, but I have been distracted with other builds. Your ship is truly amazing, even more amazing then your obviously large LEGO budget! Keep up the breath-taking work.
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  February 26, 2011
Well done.
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  February 12, 2011
Argh... Breath taking. A wonderful ship !
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  January 21, 2011
Wow~ That is really amazing! 56738259/5
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  January 2, 2011
could you please send me the html thank you (email:alion114@gmail.com)
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  December 17, 2010
A ridiculously difficult capital ship to build in lego, and you did a fantastic job of it. Not only that, but it lights up. Do you have any internal structure pictures? 30,500 bricks..... Wow.
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  December 14, 2010
This is far the best SW ship I have seen. To create the bubble shapes must really take a lot of try-outs before it fits. You must have a excellent creative mind and some really good pictures of the real thing to build the details. How many pieces is it and do you use bricklink for purchasing the parts? As Darth Vader would say . Impressive, most impressive:-) By the way did you build a frame to build from?
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  December 11, 2010
Stunning ! Huge ! Can't think about the time you must have spent to achieve such a master piece of work !
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  December 9, 2010
Dang!
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  November 13, 2010
HOLY COW ITS HUGE.....AWSOME
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  October 31, 2010
Incredible! I make Lego Stop Motion Movies, and I was wondering if you had the Ldraw file for this model, and/or your banking clan frigate. I would use it in the sequel to this movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzYUj7mQ-K4. I would, of course, credit you for the model, and give a link to your MOCpages home page. I am much better at animating now, so I can do a better job in the sequel than I did in that video. Could I use the Ldraw file to work with the ship in blender? (it would look like the Venator Class Star Destroyer in the movie above)
Thomas Benedikt
Boss Nass
  October 21, 2010
$5500....oh...my...goodness. this thing is heUUGe!
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  September 12, 2010
I like it....
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  September 4, 2010
that's crazy! excellent!
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  August 11, 2010
OMG i never thought it could've been built! O_O kudos to you!
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  July 15, 2010
GASP!!! INCREDIBLE!!! What an amazing thing to have done! Amazingly, you've made the impossible ship possible. Outstanding and fantastic work. I'm running out of superlatives. LOL! Super-de-duper job.
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  July 15, 2010
GASP!!! INCREDIBLE!!! What an amazing thing to have done! Amazingly, you've made the impossible ship possible. Outstanding and fantastic work. I'm running out of superlatives. LOL! Super-de-duper job.
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  June 3, 2010
It's a TRAP! That thing is amazing!
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  May 20, 2010
Your like some kind of lego super hummen sent from the futire to make all our lego sets/creations look like nothing! This is amazing! When I saw the pic of the set lights on and all I thought it was the real ship from the movie pic! NO JOKE!
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  May 10, 2010
Definetely fantastic ship, shape of the SW-ship extremely good catched, before couldn't imagine someone might built it in Lego
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  April 27, 2010
Clearly, you are one with the Force.
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  April 25, 2010
I love this ship. I have the Lego bridge of this ship. It came with all the mini figures. I actually used it in my comic series. When I see stuff like this I question why Lego doesn't pick up on people like you and get you hired! Great job! 5/5
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  April 25, 2010
wow bery nice i like this very much.
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  April 25, 2010
sweet!!! you should check out the group "more than 15,000"
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  April 22, 2010
Incredible! It has the two things I love most...DETAIL and awsome DESIGN.
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  April 22, 2010
awesome it looks really accurate!
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  April 10, 2010
Amazing! That is truly a challenging shape to reproduce, yet you did it with incredible accuracy. I like the lights.
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  March 3, 2010
O_O HOLY SON OF A-
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  February 7, 2010
Wooow! (Sound of me falling off the chair after fainting)
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  January 16, 2010
HOLY CRAP THIS IS AWSOME!!!
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  December 30, 2009
I'm just stunned by how well you captured the shape. I always thought this ship was impossible to build. How many hinge bricks did you use? Amazing job! ~M
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  December 20, 2009
Oh my... That's one big baby!
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  December 19, 2009
The epicness of this epic moc is so epic that it's epic. Did that make any sense?
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  December 15, 2009
it must be lego big mini scale since the intior is small
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  December 15, 2009
it must be lego big mini scale since the intior is small
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  December 15, 2009
it must be lego big mini scale since the intior is small
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  November 30, 2009
AWSOME!!!!! how dyou do that 1m out of 5!!! seriously, that must have been hard, thought of adding building instructions?
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  November 26, 2009
wow!! that's really good! Is their any interior
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  November 17, 2009
wow, this is awsome! I had attempted to build one and I know how hard it is. This ship is huge love it
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  November 9, 2009
Dear lord. That is one heck of a model. Impressive, most impressive. Not only the model but the detail and the lighting in which you incorporated into the model would make it the most realistic version of the Mon Clamari type 2 Star Cruiser. Have you made a video using the model?
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  October 11, 2009
I can see it now- thomas shipworks-makers of fine, impossible, gigantic ships that noone has made before. COOL!!!!!
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  September 29, 2009
OMG ... how did i ever miss this ?!? ... WOW ... i guess this AMAZING MOC automatically makes you the Commander of the Rebel Forces !
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  September 27, 2009
Simply amazing! you should be called "The impossible ship builder!"
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  September 26, 2009
If you were a TLG designer, you'd be super ultra genius!!!!! This masterpiece is so beautifully formed... You are truly a master of the arts.
  September 26, 2009
yeah so for will burrel..WHAT YOU TALKING BOUT WILLIS?!
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  September 25, 2009
Quoting Will Burrell Very good...but while I think that some of your ships are fantastic, kelsos got you beat, besides, from what i can see, you digitally designed this, no offense, but it takes much more skill to build with only the peices you can buy at the time, and your mind
Home One is as real as anything Kelso has built. Actually with his elite photoshop skills, maybe all his mocs are CGI. As for my Super Star Destroyer, it's LDD because I'm in the DESIGN phase.
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  September 25, 2009
Quoting Will Burrell Very good...but while I think that some of your ships are fantastic, kelsos got you beat, besides, from what i can see, you digitally designed this, no offense, but it takes much more skill to build with only the peices you can buy at the time, and your mind
You relise that he made this and bought it, not just showed it on LDD or some other thing.
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  September 25, 2009
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!
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  September 24, 2009
WOW! that's REALLY GOOD!
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  September 24, 2009
Very good...but while I think that some of your ships are fantastic, kelsos got you beat, besides, from what i can see, you digitally designed this, no offense, but it takes much more skill to build with only the peices you can buy at the time, and your mind
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  September 22, 2009
You and Kelso have got to get together for an epic space battle. Anyone got a spare semi-trailer and a warehouse? Oh and lots of black dropsheets with pin holes in them. O_o
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  September 20, 2009
u make the best big ships forget about kelso
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  September 15, 2009
nicest squid ship I've ever seen! I definitely agree on the preference to do 1 really epic MOC a year instead of 12 average ones in the same amount of time.
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  September 5, 2009
F*ing nice ship dude! I like the way you made it in al the shape's. End with an backgroud with the pictures above. Maybe u can check out my latest creation. ~ Bo
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  August 28, 2009
Quoting James Evans No it says on wookiepedia (at http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Home_One) that it is 1.300 km long ans this is correct as when put up against a wingless liberty class in episode 6 it is only a little bigger
If you read further down in the article, you'll see the debate that exists over its length. Never trust those "official" sources. They also said the super star destroyer was 5 miles long - ya right! If you go here: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/Pix/given/longmc80.jpg and compare the length of the blockade runner near the engine section to the overall length of Home One, you can see that it's around 3.2 -3.8 km long.
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  August 28, 2009
You are really brilliant. I think this is the best Star Wars ship i have ever seen. By the way thank you for you really nice comments.
  August 28, 2009
No it says on wookiepedia (at http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Home_One) that it is 1.300 km long ans this is correct as when put up against a wingless liberty class in episode 6 it is only a little bigger
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  August 27, 2009
how do you get the bricks to make this??? please tell me!
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  August 26, 2009
Quoting James Evans awsome. The picture of it with the two star destroyers isn't scale (the home one is 1.125 km long) but it makes it look all the more awsome.
The Liberty Class Mon Calamari Cruisers were around 1.2 km long, but Home One is supposed to be about 3.2-3.8 km long.
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  August 25, 2009
awsome. The picture of it with the two star destroyers isn't scale (the home one is 1.125 km long) but it makes it look all the more awsome.
  August 18, 2009
You asked me about a wheel peice on my ship, and I wasn't sure if you saw the reply, but here's the name: 54087, Wheel 43.2 x 22 without Pinholes.
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  August 17, 2009
Quoting Commander Chris What i would like to know is how many of those stupid bendy/hinge pieces did you use.Anyways spectacular job,other than that im speechless.
There's about 2000 hinges. I literally bought up all the available one's off bricklink at the time. :)
  August 16, 2009
Is it possible that there are ships in the star wars story that I don't even notice but you build them perfectly? Well, seems like that.
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  August 15, 2009
All of your ships are impressive but this one stands out because you successfully created a very curvy ship with blocky LEGOs. It is very much better looking than if you had just sculpted it's shape with a studs up design. By the way, is there enough room to put the new Admiral Akbar set with the rotating chair inside? ;)
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  August 14, 2009
What i would like to know is how many of those stupid bendy/hinge pieces did you use.Anyways spectacular job,other than that im speechless.
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  August 9, 2009
This one is so so so ,mmh i can not find the right words.I love it.That´s all i can say.
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  August 6, 2009
Very nice, epic size, now if it were only minifig scale... xD
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  August 2, 2009
Coolest lego I've ever seen. Can you please tell me about that secret project. I promise I won't tell anybody!!!!!
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  August 1, 2009
In only goes to show you that anyone can make an invisible hand, but it takes true skill to make the Home One. Great job.
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  July 24, 2009
Dang! How many Legos do you have? This is incredible!
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  July 24, 2009
Quoting Grand Admiral Darren . Thomas, What IS next?? a Nebulon-B, Impstar deuce?
I'm currently working on a stop-motion battle of Coruscant using my CIS and Republic ships. I also have a secret project that I'm planning on the side. :)
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  July 24, 2009
Thomas, What IS next?? a Nebulon-B, Impstar deuce?
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  July 22, 2009
EPIC 8,2/5
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  July 20, 2009
Epic is the word indeed! This must be one of the toughest challenges for a SW builder! I'm really impressed! I love how the inside lights up: it gave me trouble telling the lego one from the real one... and thats just what we want :p fantastic job!:)
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  July 20, 2009
I say an epic moc once a year will do for me
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  July 19, 2009
Quoting Second Defender Commander Typh not that your creations arent good, but you need a new one. ya no, somthin...FRESH! mabye...An acclamator or a Super star destroyer
There's two choices: 1.) I Make an average Moc in a month, or 2.) I Make an Epic and Spectacular Moc over the course of a year. You can't have it both ways. :)
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  July 19, 2009
Quoting SwordFish . hey Thomas, I think the discussion as to who's Venator is best is over. Look what I stumbled upon yesterday. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/137056 Best Venator on Mocpages.
Ya that's awesome, he captured the shape perfectly.
  July 19, 2009
hey Thomas, I think the discussion as to who's Venator is best is over. Look what I stumbled upon yesterday. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/137056 Best Venator on Mocpages.
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  July 18, 2009
I'll bet those star destroyer captains are packing themselves right about now.
Thomas Benedikt
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Bob Roberts
  July 17, 2009
If a builder for legoland saw this, he would quit his job. Amazing!!!!!
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  July 14, 2009
The picture that compares your LEGO creation to the actual Ship is breath-taking. The details are spectacular, the lighting is magnificent, and the Millennium Falcon in the hangar bay just makes me smile. Great work, and check out my profile if you ever get the chance.
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  July 14, 2009
I am stunned with how detailed accurate and large your creations are. How you have all the time and Lego's to build some of the hardest and largest creations. Nice job. Could you check out my newest Moc? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/135785
Thomas Benedikt
Michael Sloper
  July 10, 2009
Could you check out my battle of Christophsis?
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  July 10, 2009
Visual heart attack! I am so glad I found your page!
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  July 8, 2009
Ha, I see a little random red, white, and blue battleship(?) in the back ground! ;)
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  July 8, 2009
Impressive, just impressive. I think its worth your money to buy the lego pieces and make a Star Cruiser like this. I just wondering, where do you put such a huge creaiton? ~ Ghostman :)
Thomas Benedikt
Michael Sloper
  June 30, 2009
Could you check out my Commander Drivc moc.
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  June 28, 2009
*gulp* did that say...3.5 THOUSAND bricks.... thats.... just.... how much did it cost you?! man this is awesome!
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  June 23, 2009
Simply breath taking. I can't even find the right words...thanks for joining my group. Can't wait to see your MOCs on there:)
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  June 22, 2009
All I have to say, infinity out of 5
Thomas Benedikt
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Michael Sloper
  June 16, 2009
Could you check out my Battle of Aagonar? Oh, and are you going to post a new moc anytime soon?
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  June 16, 2009
Hey Thomas. Check out my "Toy food" "creation". My friend made it and said I could put it on here. Lol. It's hilarious.
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  June 16, 2009
Beyond words.
Thomas Benedikt
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Michael Sloper
  June 12, 2009
Could you check out my latest installment of my series, "Brothers in Arms?"
Thomas Benedikt
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Commander Ponds09
  June 12, 2009
fabulous!
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  June 11, 2009
I did see that Blockade runner WIP not too long ago. It's looking amazing. There was also a WIP of a Star Destroyer...only the command section had been done, but it would work out to about 12 or 13 feet when complete, and it was stunning. Personally I don't plan on trying to compete with that! I'll gladly pass you the torch, and keep messing with my Apocalypsis project...less competition! ;)
Thomas Benedikt
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Michael Sloper
  June 8, 2009
Could you check out my "A Ship's Tale" one part comic?
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  May 27, 2009
Quoting Tom Olivieri Looking at this behemoth again, I see only 1 thing to be changed. According to Battlefront Two and other sources, the 1x1 studs on the engines should be orange, not clear. Also, I've been wondering this about many of your creations. Are they hollow? How do you keep it structurally strong enough that it doesn't collapse on itself?
I decided on the engine color from the picture here: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/Pix/chron/mchomeone1.jpg. I like my interiors hollow becasue it makes the ship lighter and capable of having its windows light up. The key for their strength is the immense interlocking of the side pieces. BTW, never trust Battlefront 2! My first Invisible Hand had two engines before I realized the game designers cut corners.
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  May 27, 2009
Looking at this behemoth again, I see only 1 thing to be changed. According to Battlefront Two and other sources, the 1x1 studs on the engines should be orange, not clear. Also, I've been wondering this about many of your creations. Are they hollow? How do you keep it structurally strong enough that it doesn't collapse on itself?
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  May 27, 2009
Quoting Ron Praeger Hello Thomas. As with all of your creations, this one has me in awe. I have to ask you, are your pieces glued together? You've seen my 8 foot long Coruscant, and none of my pieces are glued together because I like to make changes afterwards. But I was curious if other builders like yourself cement everything together of if the pieces are non permanent.
I used some ceramic glue and smeared it over some of the internal supports for strength, but that's it. Whether you want to use glue or not depends on whether you want it to be mobile. When I transported my Droid Control Ship it arrived in pieces. Took 2 months to rebuild! Ever since then, I've made sure the internal supports are either extremely thick or are glued.
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  May 27, 2009
Hello Thomas. As with all of your creations, this one has me in awe. I have to ask you, are your pieces glued together? You've seen my 8 foot long Coruscant, and none of my pieces are glued together because I like to make changes afterwards. But I was curious if other builders like yourself cement everything together of if the pieces are non permanent.
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  May 23, 2009
You are simply a lego God for building this massive complex-looking beauty! I can only dream to build ships like that. You get Props on top of props for building this in my book!supercalafragalistic job!!!
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  May 18, 2009
it's excellent!!pls build a space battle between CIS and Republic or EMPIRE and rebels
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  May 17, 2009
awesome!!!!!
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  May 17, 2009
Nice work, it's so detail, it has perfact shape, I love the hangar bay, great job
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  May 16, 2009
30,000 visitors in ten days, this wonder deserves it !!! Seripusly, I'm speechless. It's really incredible. I've just began to build a ship (more than 100 studs) and now I'm depressed because it's just a pile of junk compared with this. Just kidding, it's a pleasure to looks at this MOC. I wonder what ship you'll do next. Keep on the AMAZING work !!!
Thomas Benedikt
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Michael Sloper
  May 13, 2009
Amazing! The use of Snot pieces used in this is mind blowing! The shape, the detail, it's all perfect! One of the best ships on mocpages. I also saw your Venator that's just insane! But anyway your a extremely amazing builder and you did a great job on this moc! Well done! Oh, and could you check out my venator?
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  May 5, 2009
I haven't seen anything like this since the seven-foot Invisible Hand. This is incredible. When I first saw the images I questioned if it could actually be LEGO. So, in short, I think it looks good. I really need build larger designs again. I've only been building little bikes for months.
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  April 28, 2009
Hey Thomas, an you check out my Venator? I finished it!
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  April 28, 2009
COOOOOL!!!!!1!
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  April 26, 2009
Hey Thomas, can you check out my WIP Venator and give me some tips? After all, you are the god of capital ships.
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  April 21, 2009
WOW!!!!! This is amazing this is unreal when i looked at the first pic it thought it was he real one, I wish i could give it infinity stars.
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  April 21, 2009
wow your model is incredible-my titanic model will be about the same length in a couple on months!, but i doubt it will weigh as much as yours,-outstanding!
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  April 18, 2009
So, it was impressive when I first saw it.... Then it lit up! =O, As you said, shock and awe.
  April 16, 2009
Dude good job but i'm telling you that over the phone
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  April 16, 2009
heck! you're that Trade - Federation - Droid thing dude! how come this is the talk of the town, AND I STILL MISSED IT!!! awesome work, absolutely fanatastic! just curious: what's the next huge Star Wars build? Cloud City?? impossible you say? Hmmm...
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  April 15, 2009
I saw this a while ago and didn't know what to say, and... I still don't know, it's so hard on words to describe this! amazing work. PS. thanks for the comment on my HX, much appreciated.
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  April 14, 2009
I just love this.. And I almost did put Created By the Worlds Biggest Narcissist in the title...butttt chose not to :( only you and a few others would get it. heh
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  April 13, 2009
Well, you continue to amaze us with your mind-blowing work! Keep it up and never stop building!
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  April 10, 2009
Big, Big and great. Another great job.
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  April 8, 2009
A 15 foot Star Destroyer you say?
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  April 8, 2009
Quoting Warmaster Warmaster Make instructions of it like the guy from http://www.brickstruct.com and i'll be glad to pay 50 bucks for it!!
Judging by how long it takes to build a manual according to that guy, It would take me about 2 years to build a 2000 page manual for my ship. In that time I could build a 15-foot super star destroyer. This just isn't practical unfortunetely.
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  April 8, 2009
Make instructions of it like the guy from http://www.brickstruct.com and i'll be glad to pay 50 bucks for it!!
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  April 8, 2009
Quoting Eddy van Zoest That looks amazing !!! This must be the best design I have seen sofar... let me know for a contribution like the guy with the startrek design did...
That enterprise design is 5 bucks, I'd expect atleast 50 for mine. :)
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  April 3, 2009
Omg....this is like the best ship ever built by a human!!!
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  April 2, 2009
This is definately one of the best lego creations I've ever seen ! I mean, just to choose to build something of such a complmicated, curved and bulbous shape is... well 'challenge' is an understatement ! Yet, you've done a perfect job of it; I can't believe how accurate this is; every single part of it looks amazing ! And all those little lights... that's just magic ! Dan
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  April 1, 2009
That looks amazing !!! This must be the best design I have seen sofar. If you would share the drawings on this design I think many people would like to support you (and your bank account :-) ). If you have a paypal account, let me know for a contribution like the guy with the startrek design did on http://homepage.mac.com/happywaffle/enterprise/ I would really like to try and have a go on that astounding piece of work. Just a thought though ;-)
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  April 1, 2009
Quoting Warmaster Warmaster Any change that you make the instructions public?
There are no actual "instructions." I didn't make a booklet with 12,000 steps. I have the whole model on computer and assembled it by looking back and forth between the computer screen and the real blocks. I tried generating instructions 6 month's ago using Ldraw just to see what would happen. Lets just say if I didn't ctrl+alt+del out of the program, I'd still be waiting to this day for it to finish.
  March 31, 2009
Any change that you make the instructions public?
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  March 30, 2009
OMG OMG! THIS IS FRIGGIN AWESOME!! AND... IT's HUGE! OMG OMG! This is just ridiculously awesome!
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  March 30, 2009
Quoting Warmaster Warmaster Do you have the instructions on Ldraw?
Yes, but I warn you, if you attempt to build this you'll wind up in a mental institution. :o
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  March 30, 2009
this is incredible! way to tackle one of the greatest challenges to LEGO construction ever!
  March 30, 2009
Do you have the instructions on Ldraw?
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  March 29, 2009
i wanna know how it compares in size to my nebulon B. If I ever enter my stuff in a competition Ill be on the look out for that! :D
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  March 28, 2009
Oh my god... That's just pwnage. Aren't Mon Calamari cruisers supposed to be tan-ish though?
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  March 28, 2009
ok my email i buckshot961@hotmail.com and i wanted to make shure that you would actually replie if you rly wants to help me then give me your email adress and then we can talk
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  March 28, 2009
U sicken me...This is just too amazing...
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  March 27, 2009
Its people like you who make me want to quit building. lol.
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  March 26, 2009
oh this is beautiful! Great work!
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  March 26, 2009
Quoting Isaack Yocvich I have 1 questioncan u email me and help me to get Ldraw onto my comouter
What's your email?
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  March 25, 2009
I have 1 questioncan u email me and help me to get Ldraw onto my comouter
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  March 24, 2009
So freaking sweet!!
  March 24, 2009
that thing is huge!!!!!1
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  March 24, 2009
Awesomeness!!
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  March 24, 2009
omg it is sooooo good
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  March 24, 2009
Amazing!
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  March 24, 2009
awesome!
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  March 23, 2009
Quoting Clay Shilmaster Unreal man!!! What program do you use to design your creations?
Ldraw and LDD sometimes
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  March 23, 2009
You've done the impossible!
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  March 23, 2009
Unreal man!!! What program do you use to design your creations?
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  March 22, 2009
You know, you could have purchased a new car with all the money you spent on the lego pieces LOL Nice details. Next please make the SDF-1 from Macross / Robotech
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  March 21, 2009
That awesome!Visit my page please!You Don't have to vote just visit! But VERY COOL creation!
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  March 21, 2009
A Truly Stunning MOC. The skill and dedication to pull of something like this is incredible.
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  March 21, 2009
I would think that a Mon Cal cruiser would be impossible to accurately build with Lego, but here you've pulled it off with an amazing hinge brick technique that blows me away even more than M. Kelso's Invisible Hand. I only wish you had kept a build log like he did, so we could see all that was going on inside the beast. ;)
  March 21, 2009
This is, quite simply, one of the top three MOCs I've ever seen (it'd probably be my top, but I can't decide if I like this or Mark Kelso's Invisible Hand more - funny enough Commander Fed's Dawn's End Venator rounds out my top three - guess I have a thing for SW capital ships ;-). You win 1k daily internets for life.
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  March 21, 2009
Awesome!!!!!At first,i thinked that was not lego but when showed a pic. i like went into a coma!
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  March 21, 2009
i almost miataked the main photo for the real thing-it looks soo real you put every detail into this
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  March 21, 2009
OMG totally amazing o_o
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  March 20, 2009
$5500! You have got to be kidding me! My biggest creation is Oyster Park 2, which, pricewise, is hovering around the 400$ mark at this point and has around 5000 pieces. I am building a new stadium for a stopmotion baseball game that will probably have a grand total of around 8000 to 10000 pieces. I already have a few of the pieces. About 200 to be exact.
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  March 20, 2009
This is BIG! It's such a great work of art! I'd formally like to invite you to my new group, Only BIG spaceships. E-mail me at zlowing@hotmail.com, or if your on Myspace, myspace.com/zvr Have fun now, Zac
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  March 20, 2009
Stunning. This is without a doubt the biggest and most impressive creation I have ever seen on MOCpages. Well done! ~Brickfan93
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  March 20, 2009
You are awesome!
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  March 20, 2009
Ohw.....my....god.....this is so awesome!!! 5 Legoheads for this one!
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  March 20, 2009
We are not worthy!
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  March 20, 2009
Quoting Mark Kelso Hey, Thomas...Any chance we'll get to see this masterpiece at a Con?
If I find a job and it doesn't fall apart in shipping, sure :)
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  March 20, 2009
Hey, Thomas...Any chance we'll get to see this masterpiece at a Con?
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  March 20, 2009
Let me think: It took me one year to buy all pieces (5000) for a 2001 Discovery. So i have six years left to think about the techniques to build myself the ONE ship. Now that's a plan.
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  March 20, 2009
when i first saw this on brickshelf i thought it was just a photograph of a movie still...but then i began to cry...
Thomas Benedikt
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CEO Wraith
  March 19, 2009
WOW you are correct, suprise is much better than showing a project through building journals. The main pic doesn't even look like LEGO, this is amazing.
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  March 19, 2009
In Freakin Credible!
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  March 19, 2009
Wow this is just beautiful. It is one of the BEST ALL TIME LEGO CREATIONS! Great work!
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  March 19, 2009
My goodness, that thing is gigantic! I think it should become a real set. It must have taken months to build.
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  March 19, 2009
THIS my friend... is the most beautiful thing I have seen all week. I've always wanted to see this ship rendered in LEGO, and you did it PERFECTLY! Absolutely lovely.
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  March 19, 2009
awesome..... ~TLM~
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  March 19, 2009
O.o I'm speechless...
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  March 19, 2009
Dude, That is clearly the greatest model here on mocpages. It makes the Imperial Star destroyer look puny!
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  March 19, 2009
Quoting Pedro Peguero VERY GOOD!, but i may ask, What LED strips do you use? are they Flexible strips, regular strips, or anything? can you reply with the website please? 5/5!
It's 5 feet of wire with an LED light every few inches, it looks like christmas lights.
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  March 19, 2009
I can safely say this is the greatest construction I've seen on MOCpages. I absolutely love it--not only is the design perfect, the construction techniques are extremely creative! I would say more, but no words are available for something that awesome. "ITS A TRAP!"
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  March 19, 2009
I cant.. Its too.. How did.. This is jaw dropping i now feel like i must build something for the rebels in honer of this or something.
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  March 19, 2009
Dude...You're inspiring. I think I'm gonna go ahead and build a giant Malevolence now. If you can build a ship made of all curves, I can build a ship of half curves.
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  March 19, 2009
Like a few other people, I thought the picture was a render. Until I clicked. This is absolutely incredible. I can hardly find words to describe it. Simply astounding. I've never imagined that Lego could flow so gracefully like this. I'm in awe. I will now bookmark this.
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  March 19, 2009
Holy calamari! Thats huge, amazing, great, awesome, and totally wicked! this is so amazing that I could just, oh wait, I just wet myself!
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  March 19, 2009
PURE SWEETNESS
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  March 19, 2009
it is amazing when it was on that little screenshot i thought you had taken a picture from the movie!
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  March 19, 2009
That is stunning, and phenomenal. I am in awe.
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  March 19, 2009
Simply amazing
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  March 19, 2009
This puts Lego's star destroyers to shame. Great job!
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  March 19, 2009
..... amazing
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  March 19, 2009
I said it on FBTB, i'll say it again here. Amazing work! two thumbs way up!
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  March 19, 2009
WOW it is AWSOME x1 000 000!!!!!
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  March 19, 2009
WOW! What else i can say...
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  March 19, 2009
Absolutely amazing!
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  March 19, 2009
VERY GOOD!, but i may ask, What LED strips do you use? are they Flexible strips, regular strips, or anything? can you reply with the website please? 5/5!
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  March 19, 2009
I'm pretty sure I heard a distress call from Kelso's invibisle hand. Now I know why... This is nutz! I never thought lego could be "bendy". Amazing curves man! Peace - Patrick
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  March 19, 2009
Lord of Lego, Master of the brick, no title can catch or explain the genius of this guy. Congratulations. If the other ships were great, if the droid control ship was super, this one is amazing.
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  March 19, 2009
What's left to say. Thanks for the surprise. Lee.
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  March 19, 2009
Quoting Mark Kelso By the way, if BB doesn't blog this, somebody's going DOWN!
Ok, if they don't, I'll hack their website and fill it with lolcatz, you claim responsibility :)
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  March 19, 2009
Holy, uh, seismograph! I hope this thing doesn't like, fall or anything. :P This is simply (or not so simply) amazing! I still cannot comprehend that a 7-foot long LEGO ship is... is... micro scale??? I love this!
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  March 19, 2009
what can I say that hasn't already been said? How about: this thing has some nice curves ;]
Thomas Benedikt
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CC-7576 "Rex"
  March 18, 2009
...Absolutly amazing, I still can´t belive this... Whoa!!!...I had known that you are a real master of Star Wars ships, but this...just perfect!
Thomas Benedikt
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George Kemper
  March 18, 2009
Holy $hit this thing is huge! And just out of curiosity is the price how much it cost to build it, or the price to by it?-George
Thomas Benedikt
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masterchief 1
  March 18, 2009
Wow! truly amazing, In my opinion it is better than Mark Kelso's The Invisible Hand!
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  March 18, 2009
My god! This makes the Imperial Star Destroyer look pathetic!
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  March 18, 2009
HOLY CRAP!!! THIS IS AWESOME
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  March 18, 2009
Wow, this is just pure awesomeness! Words tend to fail me at times like these when i see great peices of art. And this is definately one of them.
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  March 18, 2009
You, good sir, just won at life. Never have I seen such an excellent rendition of the home one. I'd give you a 6/5, but I can't.
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  March 18, 2009
Quoting Commander Hunter uh,thats 'Sean Kenney' not 'Sean Kennedy' and great job!I would really like to see a hangar,because it would be nice to see mini models flying in and out of the ship.dont meen to nitpick,and anyway,GREAT JOB! - Hunter
Oh my God how did I miss that!! to shame!! hanger pics in my brickshelf folder btw :)
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  March 18, 2009
Micro-scale doesn't exactly mean the creation is small, it actually pertains to the size of a mini-fig. If the creation is not big enough to have mini-figs be able to stand inside it's rooms then it's not mini-fig scale, its a scale smaller which is micro-scale. With that said, all I have left to say is this is a masterpiece. Congratulations on finishing this epic project and I wish you luck in replenishing your bank account. (Also, they have groups for people who have a, well, erm, a problem with BrickLink, just sayin'...)
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  March 18, 2009
but but, it's not snot. just kidding
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  March 18, 2009
SPEECHLESS!!!!!OOOOOMMMMMGGGGG
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  March 18, 2009
Mark, How does a 7 foot long ship count as micro scale?
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  March 18, 2009
O_O >_< O_O >_< O_O >_< >_O I don't believe. This thing is insane.
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  March 18, 2009
This still is the "impossible ship." I cannot believe you made this! The lights on the side make it seem like more of an impossible creation then it is. The slopey shape is incredible.
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  March 18, 2009
When I saw the first few pictures, I thought it was a render. When I saw later pictures, my mind melted in amazement.
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  March 18, 2009
<:O..... curvalicious....
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  March 18, 2009
Wow! AWESOME JOB! Oops caps was on ;) -Seth-
  March 18, 2009
By the way, if BB doesn't blog this, somebody's going DOWN!
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  March 18, 2009
NICE! NICE! NICE! One of your better ones, Thomas...and that's saying a lot, my friend! I think it's also safe to say you've cornered the market on getting Lego to curve gracefully. And the proportions are spot on. I think I'm just going to have to hop over to the MOCies '09 group and nominate this for Microscale, Sci-Fi, and MOC of the year. Beautiful job, sir!
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  March 18, 2009
Absolutely AMAZING. That is a monster! In a good way. =)
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  March 18, 2009
Did I just hear Kelso's "Invisible Hand" getting smacked? (I say that in the most loving way Mark) WOW... Just... WOW ~ Chris.
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  March 18, 2009
You have a God given gift! Hope that you are able to support yourself finacially so that you can keep your amazing ship.
  March 18, 2009
Truly Amazing! I like surprises too! NO surprise this took nearly a year... It's incredible! As is your Trade Federation Control Ship. In response to Willis: Yes, he's THE Thomas Benedikt, and I'll not be surprised if he's soon one of the bigger names on MOCpages. I really admire your perseverance, and your talent... No matter how hard I tried, I could never bring myself to pour so much time or money, or EFFORT into something this grand. GREAT JOB, and CONGRATULATIONS!
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  March 18, 2009
Praise to the Lego/Star Wars overlord! hahaha But yeah that is just THE best SW lego moc I have ever seen here and the skill it looks like it took is high indeed! GOOD JOB!
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  March 18, 2009
Fantastic MOC! You must have the patience of Job in order to have completed this and somehow kept your sanity.
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  March 18, 2009
This is awesome, keep on building!!!
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  March 18, 2009
Dang!
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  March 18, 2009
Thomas Benedikt? THE Thomas Benedikt?? The same Thomas Benedikt who made the Droid Control Ship?! This is just stunning! I was playing a Star Wars game that had Home One, and let me just say that the minimized pic looks like it was taken right out of that game.
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  March 18, 2009
Nice! Very nice indeed! this one definitely took some guts and you have them my friend. the curves are great too. You worked them out perfectly and they look excellent...
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  March 18, 2009
WOW! I wish lego would make a set for it. Amazing detail, a lot of hard work must have been put into it.
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  March 18, 2009
Jesus Christ! I think my heart just stoped! What an amazing construction!
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  March 18, 2009
Wow, that is huge! Great detailling on this monster sized ship!
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  March 18, 2009
This is a great ship man! It's so graceful looking!
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  March 18, 2009
At first i thought it was a movie picture, but then it hit OMG it's REAL!
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  March 18, 2009
*Just wet himself* WOW Thomas!! youve really outdone yourself this time! the shape is, well, perfect!!! great job!! =D
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  March 18, 2009
Wow this is huge! Great looking cruiser!
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  March 18, 2009
I am shocked and awed, and I love it.
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  March 18, 2009
This thing is BEAUTIFUL! The sheer willpower you would have used to get through this project is amazing! Awesome job! This is up there with the Invisible Hand!
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  March 18, 2009
uh,thats 'Sean Kenney' not 'Sean Kennedy' and great job!I would really like to see a hangar,because it would be nice to see mini models flying in and out of the ship.dont meen to nitpick,and anyway,GREAT JOB! - Hunter
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  March 18, 2009
This is just... amazing. Wow. I always loved this ship and the odd look it has, and this is a fantastic reproduction of that vehicle.
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  March 18, 2009
Good God, this is incredible. In my opinion this is the 8th wonder of the world. It makes me feel...lesser, futile and... Hallelujah!!!
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  March 18, 2009
Wow!! That's incredible! Those Mon Calamari cruisers are so difficult to build, but this is just fantastic!
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  March 18, 2009
[face of shock and amazment]
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  March 18, 2009
a-ama-amazing...wow awesome! yes yes ITS A TRAP!!!!! more pics pleeeaaassseee??
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  March 18, 2009
It's a Trap!!
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  March 18, 2009
Whoa! This is amazing! This beats Kelso's Invisible Hand by a landslide! The attention to detail, the greeblies, the lights, everything about this is astonishing! Great work!
 
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