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Imperial-class Star Destroyer
Here is my LDD version of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer. I used 16,820 lego pieces. Originally, I didn't know the exact size of the model but according to Thomas Benedikt, this model is 320 studs in length, or around 8 1/2 feet, which is 2.5 times a large as the UCS Star Destroyer (thanks Thomas!). I didn't consciously plan to make it this big but the building process and desired level of detail dictated the final size. Definitely my largest LDD model to date! Check out my flickr account for bigger pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/118702264@N05/sets/72157641748406915/. You can find the LDD model for sale (at a modest price) on my Etsy site: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KurtsMOCs.
About this creation

I didn't build this Star Destroyer to a particular scale although it is roughly the same scale as my earlier Venator-class Star Destroyer.


I decided on the level of detail I wanted and then worked out the rough size of the model from there. It was a fairly intuitive and improvisational process: a lot of experimentation and rebuilding when things didn't work out.


I used technic bricks for the internal frame with angled plates for the exterior hull.


It was tricky to get the angled hull plates to intersect with the perpendicular superstructure.


The hull plates angle out towards the edges but to maintain a parallel edge, I also had to tilt the triangular plates towards the nose a few degrees. The internal frame is a bit complex!


There are a lot of things I would like to go back and correct and I could continue to work on this forever but I think its time to put it to rest and move on to other projects.


Intercepting the Rebel blockade runner.


Positioning for capture!


Bringing the the Tantive IV into the main hanger. We all know the rest of the story...


I used the standard lego angled plates for the hull. The bend in the plates required a sharper angled plate to maintain the overall shape. Because of this the model is a bit longer than the normal Star Destroyer but at least the lego parts fit fairly well together.


The hull is comprised of a double layer of plates. The bottom plates were easy to assemble but the top plates that intersected with the top superstructure required many revisions to get it right!


Here are the engine plates. I had to angle the engine plates to match the main hull plates. It was tricky to get the right angle! I went through several versions until I found the angles that worked.


I used the lego technics bricks for the main frame. I reverse connected the top and bottom frame so the hull plates were facing outwards.


I wanted the main ion engines to have a different building technique from the hull, which is why I used the sloped bottom bricks. While these engines are not entirely accurate, they did assume a character of their own that suited the design.


Here the internal frame of the superstructure shows how I arranged the connection of the angled superstructure plates and the vertical superstructure plates. I followed the geometry of the angled plates that lego provides. I chose the smaller angled plates because it gave me more flexibility.


I wanted to minimize the gap between the top plates, which necessitated the long frame armature, and allowed me to keep the vertical plates perpendicular to the frame. The entire superstructure of the Star Destroyer is comprised of variations, big and small, of this prototype.


Here is an early image of the model in progress. Notice how the first attempt was to build the superstructure on the angled plates. This didn't look authentic and posed problems of how to disguise the seam between the two halves. In the end, I ditched this idea and attached the superstructure directly to the main frame and cut back the hull plates. It was easier to disguise the seam this way.


Here is a close-up of the command bridge.


Here is my Imperial-class Star Destroyer next to my Venator-class Star Destroyer. And I thought the Venator was a handful to work on!



Comments

 I like it 
  September 22, 2014
It is very impressive anyway!!!
 I made it 
  September 11, 2014
Quoting Star Warser Warser did you make any inside?
My computer was just able to handle this model without freezing. Anymore detail would have pushed it over the edge. I guess its time for an upgrade! I did manage to put a bit of detail in the hangers but that's about it. The interior is structure and connecting points; not too glamorous!
 I like it 
  September 10, 2014
did you make any inside?
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  September 6, 2014
Quoting Benhamin Eukatah Interesting... Is this Darth Vader's or a regular?
I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know. Its a blend of the Star Destroyer model from Episodes 4 and 5. I'll call it the "regular" Star Destroyer for now. Thanks for your interest!
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  September 6, 2014
Quoting David Roberts An epic build, which exploits all of those free, infinite bricks in LDD to the max. Your computer must work hard when you're manipulating this model. The little Tantative is a super feature and begins to give the viewer an idea of the scale. I love how you just built it without a thought of how big it would be in real bricks!
Thanks for your comments David. I did have a vague plan about how to build the Star Destroyer (angles plates, hinges, etc.) but I didn't have a scale in mind. I kind of went with what felt manageable and looked correct. I admit that the size did get away from and if I did it again, I might plan it a bit better; the size did max out my computer's ability to cope with the scale. But its done now and I'm glad you like it!
 I like it 
  September 6, 2014
Interesting... Is this Darth Vader's or a regular?
 I like it 
  September 6, 2014
An epic build, which exploits all of those free, infinite bricks in LDD to the max. Your computer must work hard when you're manipulating this model. The little Tantative is a super feature and begins to give the viewer an idea of the scale. I love how you just built it without a thought of how big it would be in real bricks!
 I made it 
  July 13, 2014
Quoting That guy you saw earlier wow! That is amazing! You've captured the shape and all the details very well in this MOC. The engines look fantastic and I love the little blockade runner!
Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you like the model.
 I like it 
  July 13, 2014
wow! That is amazing! You've captured the shape and all the details very well in this MOC. The engines look fantastic and I love the little blockade runner!
 I made it 
  July 1, 2014
Quoting Eden Walker Hey Kurt, This model is the reason I joined the site, I've been playing around with LDD, building the SW ultimate series. I'm and animator, my design PC is a bit of a monster. Just fun really I wanted to recreate the opening sequence from Episode IV. Do you have instructions for this? I'd offer you money for the Model buy my house is turning into the money pit after the winter floods which wrecked my house , but I'd love to use it in that fly over sequence from the opening shot... It would be AWESOME. If you do have instructions, who much would you sell them for ? Seriously this model blew me AWAY !
Thanks for your comments Eden. Send me a message through MOCpages and we can talk about the instructions: your work sounds intriguing!
 I like it 
  June 5, 2014
Hey Kurt, This model is the reason I joined the site, I've been playing around with LDD, building the SW ultimate series. I'm and animator, my design PC is a bit of a monster. Just fun really I wanted to recreate the opening sequence from Episode IV. Do you have instructions for this? I'd offer you money for the Model buy my house is turning into the money pit after the winter floods which wrecked my house , but I'd love to use it in that fly over sequence from the opening shot... It would be AWESOME. If you do have instructions, who much would you sell them for ? Seriously this model blew me AWAY !
 I made it 
  June 4, 2014
Quoting Joshua's LEGOs This is the best LEGO Imperial-class II star destroyer I've seen! Amazing, just amazing. :)
Thanks for your comments Joshua!
  May 9, 2014
This is the best LEGO Imperial-class II star destroyer I've seen! Amazing, just amazing. :)
 I made it 
  May 3, 2014
Quoting Paul Yperman Well done. Would it be possible to build it in real bricks? Did you make some inside structure. Did you try to create the building instructions? Anyway I love it, great level of detail. The best I've seen.
Thanks Paul! I appreciate the positive comments. It would be possible to build this in real bricks but with some obvious modifications (like a base or stand). There is an internal structure that would hold the hull plates and super structure in place. I haven't contemplated a set of instructions; perhaps in the future?
 I like it 
  March 27, 2014
Well done. Would it be possible to build it in real bricks? Did you make some inside structure. Did you try to create the building instructions? Anyway I love it, great level of detail. The best I've seen.
 I made it 
  March 10, 2014
Thanks for your generous comments Tim. There are some challenges building in LDD versus building in real bricks and vice versa of course. I've chosen to build in LDD because of its unlimited palette but this model stretched my computer's abilities! It was fun and challenging to build and I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out. Thanks for your support!
 I like it 
  March 10, 2014
I'm not normally a fan of LDD builds, but the reason is that with an unlimited supply of pieces, LDD builds should be grand. It should be magnificent. Most are not. In fact, I would say the vast majority are not. This fits the bill and then some. What a spectacular build. All the details are just beautiful. I would like to see some more of the studs covered up, but that hardly diminishes my opinion. I am amazed by this. Fantastic work! Can't wait to see more.
 I made it 
  March 2, 2014
Quoting Connor Lucero Wow this is amazing! Such scale, detail, and just plain awesomeness! Great job on this moc!
Thanks for your comments Connor! This model was a labour of (obsessive) love. I'm glad you like it!
 I like it 
  March 2, 2014
Wow this is amazing! Such scale, detail, and just plain awesomeness! Great job on this moc!
 I made it 
  February 17, 2014
Quoting Marty Fields Astounding work. I did not realize you could do something as complex as this virtually. I dread to think what this would cost to actually build!
Thanks for your comments Marty. This build certainly maxed out my computer's ability to function. I would construct some aspects, like the engines, the command bridge, and the superstructure as separate files and then merge them into one. It was the only way to realistically manage the project. Like you, I would hate to see the bill for all those lego pieces!
 I like it 
  February 17, 2014
Astounding work. I did not realize you could do something as complex as this virtually. I dread to think what this would cost to actually build!
 I made it 
  February 4, 2014
Quoting Bill Ding I don;t know why this isn't more popular. Nice work!
Thanks Bill! Perhaps I need to hire a publicist!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2014
I don;t know why this isn't more popular. Nice work!
 I made it 
  February 1, 2014
Quoting Jan van den Bos I like your shaping and details. Very good work!
Thanks Jan! I'm glad you like this model. The model took a while to build but it was worth it in the end.
 I like it 
  February 1, 2014
I like your shaping and details. Very good work!
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  January 21, 2014
Quoting Justin Davies Beautiful work! I started work on a recreation of the ISD Avenger from ESB, but with the command tower 160 studs wide it grew kinda out of hand and beyond the ability of LDD to handle.
Thanks for your comments Justin. It sounds like your ISD would have eclipsed mine: 160 stud bridge is huge! I look forward to see what you build next.
 I like it 
  January 21, 2014
Beautiful work! I started work on a recreation of the ISD Avenger from ESB, but with the command tower 160 studs wide it grew kinda out of hand and beyond the ability of LDD to handle.
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  January 17, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti WOW! This is incredible and massive . I love how you made the engines. This is brilliant! Excellent
Thanks Clayton! I appreciate the comments. The engines are a bit different but they were fun to design and build. They have a distinct appearance compared to the plates of the hull, something I was interested in achieving.
 I like it 
  January 17, 2014
WOW! This is incredible and massive . I love how you made the engines. This is brilliant! Excellent
 I made it 
  January 15, 2014
Quoting Dirk F. Hello Kurt Great Work!!! Over 16.000 Pieces, thats amazing. Perfect Details, very good work. Perfect Scale to my Venator (THX for your Comment), i thougt that i try to build it in real! To do that, i need Your LDD File. Is it possible, that You send me the LDD File from Your Star Destroyer? Here is my Email (gizmo65(at)kabelmail.de). You also can upload it to (filedropper.com) and send me the Link. I'm inquisitively to see how it looks in real. If You want to sell it, what's the Price? Great Work, make more of it! ;)) Dirk
Thanks for your comments Dirk, they are greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed this model. I'll keep you informed if I have any other Star Wars projects to post!
 I like it 
  January 15, 2014
Hello Kurt Great Work!!! Over 16.000 Pieces, thats amazing. Perfect Details, very good work. Perfect Scale to my Venator (THX for your Comment), i thougt that i try to build it in real! To do that, i need Your LDD File. Is it possible, that You send me the LDD File from Your Star Destroyer? Here is my Email (gizmo65(at)kabelmail.de). You also can upload it to (filedropper.com) and send me the Link. I'm inquisitively to see how it looks in real. If You want to sell it, what's the Price? Great Work, make more of it! ;)) Dirk
 I made it 
  January 7, 2014
Quoting Achintya Prasad Very nice work Kurt! I can see that it is a tab bit too long, but LEGO starts to get a little strange when you start angling plates :-D Overall, great work, and massive!
Thanks for you comments. I agree that the model is a bit long but that has more to do with the angled plates. To keep the model relatively simple at this scale, I had to accept the increased length. Its not a bad compromise though.
 I like it 
  January 7, 2014
Very nice work Kurt! I can see that it is a tab bit too long, but LEGO starts to get a little strange when you start angling plates :-D Overall, great work, and massive!
 I made it 
  January 6, 2014
Quoting Jake Carpenter Kurt, Outstanding rendition, most impressive ISD! When you get the chance, please check out the ISD I built. Additionally, could you please email me since I have some questions for you. Thanks for your time. Jake toptank11@yahoo.com
Thanks for your comments Jake. I appreciate it. I will definitely have a look at your work too.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2014
Kurt, Outstanding rendition, most impressive ISD! When you get the chance, please check out the ISD I built. Additionally, could you please email me since I have some questions for you. Thanks for your time. Jake toptank11@yahoo.com
 I made it 
  December 24, 2013
Quoting TRON 117 wow. now that is a big space ship :)
Thanks for your comments! It is a big model.
 I made it 
  December 24, 2013
Quoting World Of Recreation All hail the new LDD Superstar! :P
Thanks for the compliment!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2013
wow. now that is a big space ship :)
  December 24, 2013
All hail the new LDD Superstar! :P
 I made it 
  December 23, 2013
Quoting Bill Ding sell it! youll make lots of money, cause its so good1
Thanks for your support. I appreciate the encouragement but I won't sell this model. I make them for the challenge and enjoyment of building in lego.
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  December 23, 2013
sell it! youll make lots of money, cause its so good1
 I made it 
  December 20, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee Possibly my all time favorite ship in the SW universe. Everything about it just said "give up". Your execution of this wonder is true to that same feeling. The simple yet completely oppressive shape reads so beautifully. It screams absolutely pure business, no embellishment necessary. I love how you designed the Ion thrusters with the inverted slopes, it gives it depth and strength. Astonishing build!
Thanks for your comments Matt! I appreciate your support. The Star Destroyer has such an iconic shape and has always been a favourite of mine. I was glad to get an opportunity to build one (finally!).
 I like it 
  December 19, 2013
Possibly my all time favorite ship in the SW universe. Everything about it just said "give up". Your execution of this wonder is true to that same feeling. The simple yet completely oppressive shape reads so beautifully. It screams absolutely pure business, no embellishment necessary. I love how you designed the Ion thrusters with the inverted slopes, it gives it depth and strength. Astonishing build!
 I made it 
  December 18, 2013
Quoting Thomas Benedikt It just can't be coincidence we both posted giant time-consuming Star Destroyers on the exact same day. I'm Canadian too BTW. Maybe we were brothers in another life :) As for your MOC, all I can say is WOW WOW WOW. I counted a length of 320 studs -- that's 8 1/2 feet! That's 2.5 times the Lego UCS version! I've seen EVERY Lego Star Destroyer there is, and I have to say, this is the best design so far. I DEMAND you make a SNOT version of this! All tiles baby!
Thanks for your positive comments Thomas and I'm glad you like this model. It is intriguing that our models appeared within a day of each other. I'll take your SNOT demand under advisement! Keep up the good work!
 I like it 
  December 18, 2013
It just can't be coincidence we both posted giant time-consuming Star Destroyers on the exact same day. I'm Canadian too BTW. Maybe we were brothers in another life :) As for your MOC, all I can say is WOW WOW WOW. I counted a length of 320 studs -- that's 8 1/2 feet! That's 2.5 times the Lego UCS version! I've seen EVERY Lego Star Destroyer there is, and I have to say, this is the best design so far. I DEMAND you make a SNOT version of this! All tiles baby!
 I made it 
  December 17, 2013
Quoting Pieter Vanden Meersschaut After seeing the huge Executor of Thomas Benedict yesterday, another star destroyer finds its way onto the pages. This looks so good and way better than the crappy UCS set of Lego. Great work and I hope to see this one as well in real bricks someday. Im currently working on a 2.5meter long Venator. you can check it out on my page.
Yes, the coincidence is amusing. Thomas's excellent Executor certainly sets a high benchmark. I am glad you enjoy my version of the Star Destroyer. I did use the UCS model as a starting point for some rudimentary planning but I let the model building proceed in its own direction. I doubt I'll ever build this in real life; it would be too big for me. However, I find your work in real lego amazing: keep it up and keep posting!
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  December 17, 2013
Quoting Davanchi M. Um.....(Speechless)
Thanks!
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  December 17, 2013
Um.....(Speechless)
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  December 16, 2013
After seeing the huge Executor of Thomas Benedict yesterday, another star destroyer finds its way onto the pages. This looks so good and way better than the crappy UCS set of Lego. Great work and I hope to see this one as well in real bricks someday. Im currently working on a 2.5meter long Venator. you can check it out on my page.
 I like it 
  December 16, 2013
O.k. that are many pieces if you would count them... ;-) But a tipp: normaly in LDD is on the left downside the piececount ;-) !
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  December 16, 2013
Quoting Iain Marsh Holy Moly!!!
Thanks Iain! Great exclamation!
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  December 16, 2013
Quoting Pico van Grootveld Some piece of work! Awesomeness: achieved
Thanks Pico!
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  December 16, 2013
Quoting Ian Spacek That's quite remarkable! Now build it with real bricks and utterly blow everyone's minds. :)
Thanks Ian for you comments. I would love to build this for real but I can't imagine spending years and $$$ collecting all those plates! Intriguing idea though...
 I made it 
  December 16, 2013
Quoting Mr. Busy Hands Awe sweet! 1600/5
Thanks for the high rating!
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  December 16, 2013
Quoting Locutus 666 all time I watched this moc, I had the imperial march in my mind...oO
Me too! Great tune!
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  December 16, 2013
Quoting Mihe Stonee beautiful job! the detail is amazing... How many bricks does it contain?OR how long did you take for the design? Is it possible to see the file maybe ;-) ?
Thanks for you comments. The last brick count was 16,820 (but who's counting?). I've been working on this, on and off, for about a year now.
 I made it 
  December 16, 2013
Quoting World Of Recreation Its huge, accurate and purely complex. Excellent work!! 5/5
Thanks for your comments. This is the biggest model I've built yet and the most complex to set up. It was a lot of fun to work on.
 I made it 
  December 16, 2013
Quoting Michael K. Amazing! Hardly looks like LEGO.
Thanks for your comments Michael. I'm glad that you like this model.
 I like it 
  December 16, 2013
Some piece of work! Awesomeness: achieved
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  December 16, 2013
That's quite remarkable! Now build it with real bricks and utterly blow everyone's minds. :)
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  December 16, 2013
Awe sweet! 1600/5
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  December 16, 2013
all time I watched this moc, I had the imperial march in my mind...oO
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  December 16, 2013
beautiful job! the detail is amazing... How many bricks does it contain?OR how long did you take for the design? Is it possible to see the file maybe ;-) ?
 I like it 
  December 16, 2013
Holy Moly!!!
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  December 15, 2013
Its huge, accurate and purely complex. Excellent work!! 5/5
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
Amazing! Hardly looks like LEGO.
 
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