Lego aircraft carrier replica

British Ed Diment has successfully completed building a 22ft long Lego replica of the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier.

 

lego pilot.jpgThe model weighs a huge 550lbs and has been made using over 250, 000 bricks. Ed based the replica on the carrier’s blueprint plans, and due to its accuracy the model has been valued at $50, 000.

The model is now on display in the real life USS Intrepid in New York, which has now been turned into a museum.

ITN news has footage of the replica, and also spoke to Ed Diment himself, feel free to have a watch.

 

This has been written by Danielle Richardson (@danielle_r) our intern for the week

Picture credit Sean Dreilinger

 

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One Response to Lego aircraft carrier replica

  1. Don Amidon 21 April, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful model … with one tiny little mistake.

    Since the Intrepid is depicted during WWII, he should have used a 48 star US Flag instead of a 50 star flag (look at the 0:07 mark of the video).

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