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Regia Marina Grande Emporio
A mircoscale spacecraft inspired by nnenn.
About this creation
The Grande Emporio is a science vessel from the Renroc Efac system. The ship is designed for travel through interstellar medium and the collection of deuterium monoxide (heavy water) found in ISM. The inhabitants of Reroc Primo have been conducting experiments to lengthen the life-cycle using deuterium monoxide's properties of extending cell division. This vessel travels throughout the cosmos in search of the rare and valuable element in it's purest form.













The command center is located at the bow of the ship, allowing a panoramic view of surrounding space. A dense scanning array is constantly searching for the elusive deuterated molecule. The storage modules are located in two semi-spherical compartments on the command section.













Sixty four collection stations line the central section of the ship. Five super-dense rings attract the dust particles allowing for clean extraction of the deuterium monoxide. The molecules of heavy water are then pumped into the collection pods for safe transport.













The aft of the Grande Emporio contains the four navigation arrays and the engines. A exoskeletal framework protects the power core of the vessel.













The ship requires different types of thrusters and engines to navigate the treacherous spans of ISM.














Creator's Notes:
Another day in Lego Design, another creation. Today we showed the kids nnenn's work on mircoscale spacecraft and I was again inspired to build one of my own. My co-teacher, Nick, and I put this ship together in a few hours. I chose the color scheme (thanks to the Grand Emporium for dramatically increasing my supply of forest/dark green), and we broke the build into three sections.

I started on the command section, using a three sided shape that I have become so fond of lately. I put Nick to work on the engines using SNOT and negative space to create an interesting framework (Nick has only been building for 3 weeks!). The center section was based on an idea I had yesterday for the front prongs of a Vic Viper, but ultimately didn't use. We built the three sections separately, and connecting them together was an extremely fragile endeavor.

This is my first mircoscale ship, and I must say, I really enjoyed the process and freedom allowed. It was also great collaborating with Nick and bouncing ideas off each other. I didn't really notice until we were finished that I was using negative space as a theme over the three sections; sometimes unifying themes are accidental!




Comments

Dave Kaleta
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franklin stout
  October 5, 2010
i totally love the design. very nice work.
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  August 4, 2010
You are awesome.~H
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  August 4, 2010
Ah, love these colors and the shape. Sweet design all around!
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  July 17, 2010
nice information awsome colours nice wrok!
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  July 17, 2010
nice information awsome colours nice wrok!
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  July 16, 2010
Wow. Great individual design and nice background infos.
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  July 16, 2010
Dude! That's pretty awesome! I like the design and colours that you used. It is magnificant!5/5.
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  July 15, 2010
Wow one day is all it took. You are the man. The ship really does looks great
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  July 15, 2010
o wow this is awesome! love it!
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  July 14, 2010
Nice. I started work today on a microscale deep space science center. I like the use of the window parts from the grand emporium. I have that set also, but I probably wouldn't have taken it apart
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  July 14, 2010
I see a lot of Grand Emporium pieces in there...anyway, wonderful work. I love that dark green. -Drew
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  July 14, 2010
Another Beautiful ship! I'm lovin' the color scheme and parts usage!
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  July 14, 2010
This is just a thing of beauty Dave! And the fact that you built this with a friend in a day! WOW... Color me awestruck! Let it be known throughout the land, Dave Kaleta is the frakin man! ~ Chris.
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  July 14, 2010
very nice ship and great back story!!
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  July 14, 2010
UNIQUE !!!!! SOOOOO beautiful design !!!!
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  July 14, 2010
I don't know what to say about it, but the impact is great!
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  July 14, 2010
Well, for a ship called "Queen Mary's Department Store" she sure is on an important mission!
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  July 14, 2010
thats cool, i love the engines!
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  July 14, 2010
Great design!
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  July 14, 2010
Just lovely! I love the dark greens and the overall shape of this build the most, but the whole thing is very well done. Cheers!
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  July 14, 2010
This is imperssive, the unconventional shapes, the engine section, the SNOT.
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  July 14, 2010
Very nice job! Fantastically impressive! ( I like Renroc Efac system BhTW)
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  July 14, 2010
Mate, you seem to either do a dozen or so random entries that barley get a comment at a time, or a string of insanely awesome Mocs like you are currently on. This is frkn awesome dude! I could see thios housing nay of that cool VV you just did with the angel wings... Cheerio
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  July 14, 2010
so its from the Cafe Corner, I mean Renroc Efac system. ;)
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  July 14, 2010
This is a gorgeous build, even for a first! Congrats on a winning build.
Dave Kaleta
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Sander Karas
  July 13, 2010
This is an impressive build both visually and technically, but building this as a collaborative effort is extra remarkable.
Dave Kaleta
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Dave and John Xandegar
  July 13, 2010
This ship hails from we Coffee Lover's favorite Star System, I see (LOL)... This is a terrific build Dave...We've looked VERY closely, and see a lot of extremely clever parts usage. The overall design is awesome, and the color scheme is excellent, but you get the highest points for ingenuity on this one! VERY nicely done!
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  July 13, 2010
Ah! Negative space indeed! What also lends to the striking appearance of those wings is the fact that you combined the negative space with another eye-catching visual technique: stripes. Call me crazy, but the first reference that popped into my head upon viewing this beauty was one of those high-brow artsy photos of Adirondack chairs casting uniform striated shadows on a patio.
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  July 13, 2010
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
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  July 13, 2010
Ah, thanks for the explaination. Knowing that, I can better appreciate the use of this 'negative space'. ;) Again, great job on the ship!
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  July 13, 2010
Massively amazing!
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  July 13, 2010
Quoting Jeff Fauble I love the colors, I love the engine array, and I love the detailed design! Just a question, though, what do you mean by negative space, is that a lego building term that I'm just not familiar with?
"Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image." (from Wikipedia) This theme is repeated in the "wings" and arch of the front section, the underside of the five white rings, and the use of the "window" elements in the engine module.
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  July 13, 2010
I like the color choice.
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  July 13, 2010
It's a thing of beauty!
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  July 13, 2010
I love the colors, I love the engine array, and I love the detailed design! Just a question, though, what do you mean by negative space, is that a lego building term that I'm just not familiar with?
 
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