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Mark Twain
Mark Twain sternwheel river boat as used in Disneyland.
About this creation
130 studs long minifig scale paddle steamer.







This is the famous replica of a river boat used in Disneyland. I´ve actually been on board on one of these. (In Paris)

Disclaimer; The "Mickey-ears" are used here for identification purposes only. This MOC is not a Disney(R) product! ;-)



The rounding of the hull and the decks are the same techniques used in the Calypso MOC.
As this is a river-boat with extremely flat bottom, I did not feel the need to do the whole hull. So this is more or less a water-line model. (The MOC is actually a little higher than the water-line, as the sternwheel would otherwise conflict.)



Surprise; The MOC has a full interior!





Close-up of the boiler-room.
Complete with water-level indicator. Pressuer indicator. Furnace with flames showing. Valves for feeding-water and vapor-outlet, among other things...



The bar. The draft-beer tap is not correct. All one could ever enjoy aboard this Disney ride was a Mint Julip...



The luxury cabin. I suppose taste and style was somewhat different almost 150 years ago...



Anyway, it looks good as a mantle-piece!



Video of the moving paddle wheel;


SCALE is a little akward with this MOC;
The Disney Mark Twain(s) are made only to 5/8 scale, so that makes my MOC around 1:32 scale relative to the Disney replica(s), but 1:49 (minifig) scale relative to a real world Mark Twain.

The MOC is pretty big, and I dont think MOCpages´ 800 pixels wide photos really do it justice, so I suggest you look at the same photos on Brickshelf, where they are available in MUCH higher resolutions;
Mark Twain on Brickshelf

Thanks for looking, rating and/or commenting! ;-)



Comments

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  September 6, 2014
Wow! This positively beautiful! I love the paddle wheel and those stacks are just perfect. Awesome
  July 24, 2012
I love this ship! Please tell me where I can get a list of parts and instructions! This is so awesome! I love Disneyland and this is one of my favorite things there. Thanks!
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  May 23, 2012
Absoluely awesome work..! This is not true... Standing ovation..!!!
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  October 17, 2011
Yeah I had forgotten this one! Magnificient but I prefer the 3 other ones! ;-)
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  December 12, 2010
Geez, not only a great looking, highly detailed outside but complete furniture and interior decoration, too! Stunning job! Greetings, Jens
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  September 24, 2010
Super awesome!
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  May 29, 2010
Wow, this is an amazing piece of work! Great talent and a lot of devotion are needed to make this.
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  May 14, 2010
Fantastic! You just made my day!
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  May 14, 2010
This is an absolutely gorgeous build! The paddle and interior really take that cake! An excellent build all around!!
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  May 13, 2010
absolutely amazing. With a full interior too... You are the man!!
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  May 13, 2010
Absolutely beautiful!
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  May 13, 2010
the attention to detail on this moc is amazing,magnificent even. this is also probably the only one ive seen in this theme(steamboat or old timy boats) of this scale
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  May 13, 2010
simply mega coooool !!!!!
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  May 13, 2010
A scale of 1 to 5 is not enough for this Moc. 20 out of 5 would be sufficient.
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  May 13, 2010
on a scale from 1 to 10 ..... a 11. Brilliant.
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  May 11, 2010
This is really very good...
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  May 7, 2010
Simply Stunning !!!!! And again with interieur !!!!!
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  May 7, 2010
Quoting Lolguy Lolz Its look really great but do you have a lego underwater motor because than can it drive!
I am not sure if I understand you, but it would certainly sink like a brick, if put in water! ;-)
Quoting Dude 1 the one thing I would change is make it sit another brick hight out of the watter(add one more row of black bricks on the bottom.
Well, it´s already too high for a water-line model, but still far from having a complete hull.
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Jasper Vinkenvleugel
  May 6, 2010
cool
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  May 6, 2010
Wow, very well done. I like the simple-construction look.
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  May 6, 2010
Im speechless.....
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  May 6, 2010
Im speechless.....
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  May 5, 2010
Why don't we see more of these? Just why? You've made the whole ship as if it jumped out at us. ~Ryan
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  May 5, 2010
Its look really great but do you have a lego underwater motor because than can it drive!
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  May 5, 2010
Brilliant work!
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  May 4, 2010
Very nicely crafted.
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  May 4, 2010
WOW!!!! That is an amazing creation. I have been on this boat so many times(I've been to disney world 5 times) that I know for certin, that this is almost an exact replica of the real thing. the one thing I would change is make it sit another brick hight out of the watter(add one more row of black bricks on the bottom.) but other than that, it is perfect. I wish there was more than a five star on the ratting sistem because this deserves like 1 million stars. GREAT WORK OF ART!!!!!
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  May 4, 2010
There is so much fantastic detail in this that it would take too long to point it all out. The wood deck, the Mickey ears and the engine room are absolute favorites! A real 'WOW' of a creation.~H
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  May 4, 2010
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work! The detailing is exquisite. I would love to be able to see this person, but meanwhile, thanks for sharing this fantastic creation with us...well done!
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  May 3, 2010
I have been on this ship at Disneyland many a time, you really captured it perfectly!
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  May 3, 2010
This is awesome, it's very detailed, it even has interior with easy access, makes it very playable, great job
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  May 3, 2010
THANKS a lot guys! It is really heart-warming and encouraging to receive such comments! As many details still remains unseen despite the many photos, I will post a video walk-through at extreme close-up soon. So stay tuned! ;-)
 I like it 
  May 3, 2010
I am always amazed at people who do something new in out of LEGO! This is definitely one of those models. It's not just original, it's perfect! It definitely looks like one of those steamboats from the Mark Twain's stories! Awesome work!
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  May 2, 2010
Great MOC Hoexbroe! Really big and detailed, it has a very clean design and the interior, is fantastic!.
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  May 2, 2010
Fantastic! Great job on the little details. Great MOC.
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  May 2, 2010
Amazing job. Iv'e seen the one in Disneyland Paris just this January and this is a truly amazing representation. Great job!
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  May 2, 2010
Niiice :)
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  May 2, 2010
Great work! I've seen a few riverboats done in LEGO, but yours is definitely up with my favorites. Great work, it really captures that "southern" feel. Good day
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  May 2, 2010
I thought: well this is really nice, lovely details. And then I saw the interior. Stellar job!
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  May 2, 2010
O.O nice!!! really good work with the interior!
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  May 2, 2010
Whauh - Wonderfull as always - keep up the good work.
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  May 2, 2010
fantastic work , I just keep scrolling through the pics to make sure I don't miss a detail.
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  May 2, 2010
Amazing!
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  May 2, 2010
Henrik, I looooove this one ! Fantastic !
Henrik Hoexbroe
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That LDD Guy
  May 1, 2010
Nicely done, an almost perfect MOC!
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Dave and John Xandegar
  May 1, 2010
Spectacular Job! Too many special items to list...but love the decor and the double layering of the walls to keep the cabins and the corridors colorful (and not!). Bravo!
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  May 1, 2010
Stunning piece of work.
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  May 1, 2010
I just love it!!! I live just north of New Orleans and I've taken rides on the ones there. I've wanted to build one myself, but just haven't gotten that far yet. Your detail is wonderful. You've really inspired me to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing.
  May 1, 2010
Lovely. Not quite sure how I missed this going through all your folders. It's more than eye catching. (added later: never mind, I just saw it's your newest one).
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  May 1, 2010
As Tom said, that is a work of art! Just beautiful!
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  May 1, 2010
100% Professional and Very Very Nice Build. Excellent, Top Notch, Front Row all the way. Keep up the GREAT Work THX for letting me enjoy your Lego work of Art!!! TT
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  May 1, 2010
100% Professional and Very Very Nice Build. Excellent, Top Notch, Front Row all the way. Keep up the GREAT Work THX for letting me enjoy your Lego work of Art!!! TT
 
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