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Zac's Version of Reailty 2.0
A 7 foot long lego space ship named Dynonochus
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Hi everyone! I've been building lego stuff for years and as an adult I started getting carried away. I loved to build spaceships and each one got bigger and more complicated. While transporting the last one, Dynonochus, to a sci-fi convention in the back of an old car, it nearly fell out on the highway. I had built to cases to carry it in which where strong and kept everything in place, but the idea of having tons of bricks scattered all over te 4 lanes of traffic got me thinking of a more portable medium for my artwork. I moved onto computer graphics and have done some cool stuff with that also. Here it is 11 years after I built the Dynonochus and I got the itch to get it out of storage. I'm going to see if I can show it at Libraries or maybe as art in of it'self at some gallery.
This ship is over 7 foot long, 12,000 pieces and near as I can tell, 55 pounds. It took about a month to build, 40 hours a week while I held a day job. My knees sure did hurt at times when I tried to stand up after hours of work, but to sit back and see it take shape made it all worth it. I built the pedestal out of steel and used geared motors to pull the cables so it can tilt in
various positions. There are many ships that can detach from the main ship as smaller fighters. The engines are modified tires with holes drilled in them and then filled with 144 Christmas tree lights. These lights are variable speed 'chasers' that swirl around. The 2 sets at either end of the back of the ship can swing side to side and geared together while the middle 4 can pivot up and down. I use a series of the 'shock absorbers' to make it so it self centers. If you want to see my other ships I
have built over the years or any of my computer generated artwork, please visit my main web page at
myspace.com/zvr
Thanks



Comments

 I like it 
  May 19, 2012
instructions PLZ!!!GR8 job i rated 5*****
 I like it 
  August 31, 2011
It's BIG and Beautiful! Nice job!
 I like it 
  April 16, 2011
Holy Moly! that is Assam ;)
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  October 15, 2009
100000/1 Holy Macharal!
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  October 15, 2009
Simply beautiful.
  June 23, 2009
Hello Zac. I have just found your group and submited to it. Then I went to see your ships as you are the admin. I don't want to be rude and I usually don't give negative comments. But in your case, I have a few things to say: -I don't believe the light system you use is genuine lego and that's problematic to me (I'm a lego integrist ;-) ) -I'm sure this is, at the same time, verry heavy and verry fragile. And there's a way, I use, to make it bigger, with less parts, stronger and lighter all at the same time. I don't consider myself a master and I don't want to play arrogant with you but if you want I can explain how I do it.
 I made it 
  June 9, 2009
LOL, Thanks. It does break down into 3 main sections; the engine area, the maincastle and the nose ship. I built 2 custom sized and fitted crates for carrying it in out of thick plywood, with rope handles to help carry them. All the sections and smaller ships are secured in place by thick rubber bands.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2009
Holy beep. ..s'all I can say, really. Anyway, next time you build something this massive, make what I call a "breakaway". Build a piece of it at a time then snap it all into place so that you can break it apart again to fit inside a box so you don't have to lug a giant ship for the world to see splattered on a highway.
 I made it 
  March 27, 2009
Quoting John Moffat *Jaw drops and begins to drool* GABRYTGJIKLDSWWERQUYT!!!!! *Wipes drool and regains composure - somewhat* Wow. Not to appear snooty, but I think a Dynonichus (and I'm sure I spelled that wrong) was a tiny bit smaller than that thing.
LOL, thanks John! I think that you spelled the dinosaurs name right... but like a rock band (Def Leppard), I changed the spelling a bit. Your right too about their size, but I think the translation of the name, 'Terrible claw' works just right for this ship.
 I made it 
  March 27, 2009
Quoting Grand Admiral Thrawn Hey zak, this is a truley epic peice of work! great job. Must of been hard transporting this ship to the sci fi convention!
Thanks Grand Admiral! Actually, if you look at the dark engine area, it is held onto the main castle section by technics bricks that have interlocking pins through them. The front foot or so is a separable shop with it's own engines. I built two big crates for carrying it. All the parts fit in like a puzzle and get rubber banded down. The base comes apart in two sections. If I take the back seats out of my PT cruiser, it just fits in. It is a lot of work to move and set up!
 I like it 
  March 27, 2009
*Jaw drops and begins to drool* GABRYTGJIKLDSWWERQUYT!!!!! *Wipes drool and regains composure - somewhat* Wow. Not to appear snooty, but I think a Dynonichus (and I'm sure I spelled that wrong) was a tiny bit smaller than that thing.
 I like it 
  March 25, 2009
Hey zak, this is a truley epic peice of work! great job. Must of been hard transporting this ship to the sci fi convention!
 I made it 
  March 22, 2009
Quoting Logo Robo AMAZING!!!
Thanks, I like it too. When you build them big, they become a part of you. Have you been to my group, 'Only BIG spaceships' yet?
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  March 14, 2009
Wow, this thing is huge. To answer your question, no, that ship was only about two feet, but I do have one that is about four feet and is in mini fig scale.
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  December 6, 2008
Is it minifig scale?
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  September 5, 2008
omg. That ship is freakin huge thats more legos than all mine plus all my freinds put together!
 I like it 
  June 10, 2008
:O
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  December 13, 2006
Very nice. Your use of two different colour schemes allows you to use more of your collection, thus increasing the potential size of the final product. I'm not sure I like it, but again, it allows it to be bigger. Any interiors? I'd love to see some interior shots. Do you have a storyline? An imaginary universe where the ship exists, with imaginary enemies? Would love to know where this ship comes from, who it fights, politics, etc.
 I like it 
  May 1, 2006
Ah. its pretty good. But being a show off is no good. And take the electrics off. But over all i agree with the guys below me. You r one of the bste besided Daniel Jassam, Ghris Giddens and Lee Meyer, and Kieth Goldmen
 I like it 
  October 17, 2005
Anything 7 feet long deserves at least a 5.
 I like it 
  August 20, 2005
Oh my gosh that is so cool!!! Where did you get so much LEGO?! How did you build something so HUGE?!?!
 
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