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Star Trek U.S.S. Grissom Part 3 (Final)
Welcome to the third and final instalment of the Oberth Class Starship!
About this creation


149m Length (454 studs)
73m Width (222 studs)
41m Height (125 studs)
Crew (variable: 20–80) This version: 24
2280s–2360s Active Service Period
Total piece count: 70,901





First, a look at the lower hull. The bulge on top is the main deuterium storage tank, which supplies matter to the ship’s matter/antimatter reaction assembly, commonly called the warp core. Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen, known as “heavy water,” which is also used in today’s nuclear reactors. It has one of the simplest atomic structures and is made of abundant elements, making it suitable for controlled nuclear reactions.



The lower hull is not normally staffed, except for periodic maintenance or repairs. Jeffries tubes from the pylons lead to a central corridor that services the lateral sensor array. There are also rooms for deuterium pumping, power distribution and cargo (just for Ensign Unlucky so that he doesn’t have to drag a lot of equipment down the tube). Two more lifeboats are stationed here as well, for a total of 14. There is a bathroom and a small medical bay as well – it’s a long way back up to the Infirmary if you’ve sustained an injury or started feeling sick. Or have to pee.



Different sections of the ship have colour-coded corridors, as you may have noticed. This is in keeping with the TMP Enterprise, which had a different colour scheme for each deck in the saucer section, and one consistent scheme for the secondary hull.



Geez, is that Ronald D. Moore?



There are standard docking ports port and starboard. I’m not sure if these appear on the Grissom model at first but they are definitely present in the TNG era. The forward section contains the navigational deflector and long-range sensors. Aft is the probe launcher with an automated loading system. In the centre and aft are robotic cargo manipulator arms.

The Grissom stocks five classes of scientific probes, which can be launched into hazardous regions, or act as relays, or even create a planetary network. There are no photon torpedoes as this is a completely unarmed, short-range science ship. That said, you’d think Starfleet would send an armed escort if they were worried about the secrecy of a civilian project gone awry…











Star Date: 8210.3, Captain Esteban commanding.



What if… Kirk had decided to forego his meeting with Commander Morrow? Kruge would have been stopped, the Grissom would be saved, David and Saavik would hook up, Ambassador Kamarag would have to make an apology to the Federation Council, Kirk would still get his demotion to Captain, and the Enterprise would get its overhaul. Also Kirk would have had a full crew and a reliable ship to save the whales and to take on Sybok.



Riker confronts an unpleasant memory.



Helping out at Veridian III. (This should also make it clear why I haven’t done any larger ships!)
Thanks for viewing!


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  August 26, 2014
Quoting other guy the biggest lego if seen in my life amazing simply amazing...have you tried building it yet?
I think I'll build some of my smaller models only, it's a cost and a space issue unfortunately.
 I made it 
  August 26, 2014
Quoting Paul Yperman Piece count over 70000 on LDD. When I work on LDD I Always think that the system will crash when I hit 30000 (that's about the biggest I did) Apparently It doesn't So there's hope for me.
I have found (the hard way, as usual) that you can increase your piece count as long as the model isn't all connected in a single block. Breaking it up into sections makes it easier for LDD to handle. So it would need some modifications to actually build it. As for the instructions, I don't bother, instead I just post the .lxf file.
 I like it 
  August 26, 2014
Truly Magnificent. As a LDD fanatic I must say great job. Piece count over 70000 on LDD. When I work on LDD I Always think that the system will crash when I hit 30000 (that's about the biggest I did) Apparently It doesn't So there's hope for me. Did you try to create the instruction? LDD has lots of problems with it, especially when you used technic bricks and pins. Parts floating in space... Anyhow this is truly a crazy job
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  August 24, 2014
the biggest lego if seen in my life amazing simply amazing...have you tried building it yet?
 I made it 
  July 3, 2014
Quoting Kurt's MOCs An incredible accomplishment! Congratulations! This is obviously a labour of love and perseverance. I love that it is built to minifig scale and the interior is fully articulated, something I always wanted to do when I was young but never had enough Lego. Great job!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  July 2, 2014
An incredible accomplishment! Congratulations! This is obviously a labour of love and perseverance. I love that it is built to minifig scale and the interior is fully articulated, something I always wanted to do when I was young but never had enough Lego. Great job!
 I like it 
  June 16, 2014
That's really great. I like the Grissom's shape, all these rooms and details. Fantastic work.
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  June 14, 2014
mother of mayonnaise, is this exact minifg scale? All that detail is just... wow!
 I made it 
  June 13, 2014
Just to clarify, the LDD file included here is for the lower hull only. For the other components please visit parts 1 and 2!
 I made it 
  June 13, 2014
Just got home from work and read everyone's comments, thank you all very much!
 I like it 
  June 13, 2014
just seen on the homepage; fell in love! beside a cigar, i am exhilarated by the deck-detailes, and the background-info! very welldone! i am just an Ldd-junky, too, this is amazing!
 I like it 
  June 13, 2014
just stunning, again, i have few words to say, for i am in aw
 I like it 
  June 13, 2014
Amazing work! The interior is mind blowing !
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  June 13, 2014
That's just amazing. The size and level of detail are mind-blowing. I, for one, would love to hear about some of your techniques for working on such a large model in LDD. I've never built anything larger than around 200 studs in length in LDD, and even for something that large, it is difficult to zoom in on an area of interest.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2014
Awesome job on a true minifig scale Starship! And your what if scenario, very logical!
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  June 13, 2014
Oh, my! This is incredible!! You now have one more person who calls you a favorite! :D
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  June 13, 2014
Wow! The scale of this thing fantastic. The amount of detailing and the shaping are phenomenal. Killer job.
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  June 13, 2014
insane!!!!! ...and you've provided the LDD file - Fantastic job on this project!
 
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