Two hundred and fifty thousand bricks. Two hundred and fifty thousand.
That’s how many LEGO pieces were used to create this behemoth that might just be the largest LEGO MOC (“my own creation” aka, fan-made model) ever built. The cost alone is mind-boggling to think about, but also consider that it took nine months to build. (I can’t imagine building something like this in just nine months — I think that’s pretty impressive in and of itself.)
You’re looking at a 1/40 scale recreation of the WWII aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid the scale of a standard LEGO Minifigure. Insane levels of detail have been perfectly placed by the builder, Ed Diment, to look exactly as it did during the war to end all wars, and it even holds vintage airplane models by fellow LEGO builder Ralph Savelsberg.
The model — which seems like an odd word to use for something that’s twenty-two and a half feet long — has only been displayed once, at the Great Western LEGO Show in Swindon, England last weekend. But Diment has more than 180 pictures of the beast in progress here.
As for the real Intrepid, it currently serves as the Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York.