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NCC-542 Samuel Roberts Patrol Frigate
A light patrol frigate - based off of the design of the Okinawa class Frigate from the game "Starfleet Command"
About this creation




Statistics
  • Crew: 22

  • Armament: 6 light phaser banks, two photon torpedo launchers
  • Shuttlecraft: One Assault Shuttle

    Concept Notes:

    Interplay's 1999 game "Starfleet Command" features the Okinawa class Frigate, light but maneuverable, great for hunting down Orion Pirates or tangling with the occasional Klingon Bird of Prey. The first time I played that game - I wished I could translate the sense of speed and style into LEGO, something impossible at the moment.



    Earlier this year, I dug the game out, blew the dust off of the CD cover, and played it once more -- and again felt the urge to try and translate that ship into bricks. This time, I thought I could give it a try. After much testing, I found that the only wedge plates that would fill a 360 degree circle were the 3x12 plates. Thus began a massive bricklink order that kicked off this build



    Because I am compulsive about including "functional" interiors to the ships I build, scale dictated that this would be a much smaller ship than the Okinawa, which was 77m wide (about 252 studs wide at the scale I'm using...) -- so it became a light patrol frigate with roughly the same lines as the Okinawa.






  • Overall view of the saucer section -- a very difficult build from a stability standpoint. The saucer is held up by four pillars and the engineering hull. The center of the saucer section is the transporter room, ringed by a series of small rooms; lavatories, storage, damage control, weapons locker, shower, captain's quarters, and first officer's quarters.



    The crew mess & food replicator. Fortunately, they still serve pizza.



    The portside officers quarters



    The Crew dining area / common area



    Officer's Mess & conference room



    Recreation Room - with zero-G billiards :)



    Medical Bay & Science Lab



    Transporter room



    Bridge



    Brig - as a patrol frigate, handling light pirate ships would be one of its primary duties



    Airlock



    Shuttlebay



    Bridge (facing aft)



    Engineering



    Cargo Deck



    Warp Core & Secondary Engineering




    Photon Torpedo Chamber & Launch Rails

    Design Notes
    I used information from the game and from Memory Beta to help understand the shape of the Okinawa



    Comments

     I like it 
      July 15, 2012
    Very nice -- I've always liked the patrol frigates from that game. It's nice to see such a detailed interpretation.
     I like it 
      January 9, 2011
    This is from far the best Star Trek saucer section in Lego I've ever seen, congratulations!
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      January 3, 2011
    Wow! That is great!
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      December 15, 2010
    WOW!!!! This is WICKED!!! This is so awesome! I wonder where you get all the peices!
     I like it 
      December 11, 2010
    I thought I'd reviewed this already. I'm such an idiot. Oh well, it's here now. I love this thing, it really is inspiring. There's an incredible amount of detail, and the lighting in the shuttle bay and whatnot gives this a realistic feel. Well done!!
    Brian Hastings
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    Mandalore The Ultimate
      November 6, 2010
    Umm... I'm not worthy. 1,000,000 lego faces out of 1,000,000, 5/5 not enough..
     I like it 
      September 28, 2010
    While I am far from a star trek fan (dumbest ship designs ever), this is one of the most awesome spaceship models I've seen. Your mastery of brick to construct such a shape is quite inspiring. A++!
     I like it 
      September 10, 2010
    That is simply wow. I can not believe how awesome that is.
     I like it 
      December 14, 2009
    this...isn't very...BAD ATALL!!!!! its absoulutly AMAZING!!!!! it is without a doubt the most coolest and impressive thing i could of EVER SEEN!!!!!
     I like it 
      November 11, 2009
    This ship is by far the most impressive Star Trek MOC I have ever seen. While many other Star Trek MOC designers focus on perfecting either the exterior or interior of a creation, this ship clearly excels in both areas. Above all else, it is functional. This type of design is what every Star Trek MOC builder should strive for.
     I like it 
      October 14, 2009
    Great MOC. Im normally a snob when it comes to interiors that are not to scale with the exterior but I cant help but be impressed with this MOC. I especially like the bridge interior and the exterior nacelle supports.
     I like it 
      October 10, 2009
    Are you a droid?
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      October 3, 2009
    Quoting Alan Crisp Hey congrats on being front paged over at Eurobricks. Must have been a slow day and they got tired of complaining about the new Blockade Runner set... That aside, this totally awesome MOC of yours deserves some recognition.
    Thanks - I was totally blown away when my friend called me to let me know about being featured there. I've been a long time lurker at Eurobricks, at least of the front page, but it seemed a bit self-serving to finally create an account just then, but the response was truly encouraging. It was a really fun project to work on.
     I like it 
      September 17, 2009
    This is a fantastic model--I love all the details, even down to including the toilets in the brig! I'm sure those captured pirates will appreciate the courtesy. Great job all the way around. Faithful to Star Trek, but still buildable and playable and just lots of fun. This is what LEGO is all about.
     I like it 
      September 15, 2009
    I bumped into this on Eurobricks as well. The outside is stunning, but what really blew me away was the additional interior. Excellent work!
     I like it 
      September 15, 2009
    Hey congrats on being front paged over at Eurobricks. Must have been a slow day and they got tired of complaining about the new Blockade Runner set... That aside, this totally awesome MOC of yours deserves some recognition.
     I like it 
      September 15, 2009
    This is totally awesome, best thing I've seen on MOC yet! :D
     I like it 
      September 14, 2009
    Absolutely fantastic model. My favourite interior detail is the control room overlooking the shuttle bay. I would love to see a pic showing how the bridge section fits on top.
     I like it 
      September 14, 2009
    This ship is absolutley amazing! Wish I had the capablility to do something close to that size. Fantastic work!
     I like it 
      September 3, 2009
    Great work Brian. There is a lot of detail. I am very happy you have finished it and hope to see it in person before you dismantle it.
     I made it 
      September 1, 2009
    Quoting Lieutenant Carney Awesome, but you realize Okinawa was a huge and horrible battle, the last island in the chain to Japan. Usually it is a thing-class ship, not place-class.
    Hey Marty - In researching the ship they used in the game, that's the class name I found. It's not unusual, by the way, for ship classes to be named after places or battles. The Navy has 'Tarawa' class assault ships, 'Iowa' class battleships (or they did). 'Ohio' class SSBN's, etc. Individual ships are sometimes named after people, cities, or states. The Samuel Roberts is a tribute to a like-named WWII Destroyer Escort.
     I like it 
      August 30, 2009
    I love large mini-fig scale starships!
     I like it 
      August 25, 2009
    Awesome, but you realize Okinawa was a huge and horrible battle, the last island in the chain to Japan. Usually it is a thing-class ship, not place-class.
     I like it 
      August 24, 2009
    plz make this into an actual kit! or, could ya just get the instuctions and about of bricks plz?:P
     I like it 
      August 21, 2009
    Impressive build, probably the best Trek build ever. Being a fan of Star Trek since the original series, the detail is extremely impressive! Top ranks all the way, bet youíll hate to disassemble it. I donít think I could bring myself to ever take it apart.
     I like it 
      August 16, 2009
    Best new Star Trek Moc. love the bridge. 5/5
     I like it 
      August 16, 2009
    If you've been paying attention, you'll know that I am seldom at a loss for words... ~ Chris.
     I like it 
      August 16, 2009
    .....[you left me speach-less!]
     I like it 
      August 16, 2009
    I've never liked Star Trek stuff, as a true SW fan, but this build is really magnificient. Huge vessel with detailed interior, instantly recognisable as a ST starship. And to be honest, it looks much better than plastic-looking models seen in movies ;) AWESOME work. Now go build an Imperial Star Destroyer to kick Fed's butts :D
     I like it 
      August 16, 2009
    Absolutely amazing ! I love every part of iit, inside and out; the attention to detail is excelllent, even things like te mix of old and new light greys just makes it look much more realistic on the outside - great work ! Dan
    Brian Hastings
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    Evan Melick
      August 15, 2009
    Very nice! Reminds me of the destroyer from the ST DS game. Very nice!
     I like it 
      August 15, 2009
    WOW! There are just no words for this.
     I like it 
      August 15, 2009
    wow.....
     I like it 
      August 15, 2009
    Easily the best star trek ship here on MOCpages. Simply Amazing.
     I like it 
      August 15, 2009
    brilliant work
     I like it 
      August 15, 2009
    Probably the first minifig scale ship from Star Trek I've seen - And it's really excellent !
     I like it 
      August 15, 2009
    man that is an EPIC build! Star Trek ships are so hard to build and this has an interior too? EPIC! And everything single coloured, minifigsize and great playability! EPIC! If this was a set I'ld buy it, no matter what the prize would be. EPIC! Did I mention this is an epic build?
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      August 15, 2009
    You'll have to excuse me for not being a star trek fanatic, nor do I know anything substantial about it. But holy whatchamacallit, what a wonderful ship! Great rounded edges, great tilted slopes. And an interior too! Top marks!
     I like it 
      August 15, 2009
    WOW! Wish I had the time, space, and ammount of lego bricks needed to build something like that. This is awesome!!!!
     
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