Saturday, 27 March 2010

Imperial Flagship 10210

I spent most of yesterday building this - sat in the middle of the living room with Lego bricks scattered everywhere around me (click pictures to enlarge).

10210 Imperial Flagship
Sheer joy!

I don't usually go a bundle on boats or ships but this model caught my eye. I think it's the sheer level of detail rendered upon every facet and angle. Plus I was a bit of a Hornblower fan...

The build was pretty fiddly. Aside from the base plates that make up the hull the rest of the pieces were small. This obviously aids the level of detail that can be accomplished but makes for a lengthy build. However, as this is all part of the enjoyment who's complaining?


10210 Imperial Flagship

10210 Imperial Flagship

10210 Imperial Flagship

10210 Imperial Flagship

10210 Imperial Flagship

10210 Imperial Flagship
As you can, as always with Lego, the model contains a detailed interior. The cargo hatches on the deck open up as do all the doors, windows and gun hatches plus the deck can be completely removed to gain access to the hold. The ship features a galley kitchen and a brig with a few nefarious pirates all chained up ready for the journey back to Port Royal and a last dance courtesy of the hangman's rope. The captain's cabin features a spyglass, a map desk and - surely a nod to Pirates of the Caribbean - an organ. Davey Jones must be spitting into his clam chowder. Marvellous.

The problem now is where to put it. I may have to invest in yet another shelving unit. For the time being my Space Police models have been consigned to the floor and the Imperial Flagship has taken their place.

When I go into the office now I can almost hear the screaming gulls and smell the salty sea air.

Stand to, Mr Hornblower, French Frigate sighted from the starboard bow!


8 comments:

  1. Shiver me timbers! Ten thousand, two hundred and ten blistering barnacles! Is that how many pieces of eight that set contains?

    ...ok, only 1,664 pieces, but even so - Pew, blinding!

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  2. My fingers and eyes were positively on the point of mutiny by the time it was all ship-shape. It was a hard working day in Blighty putting her together I can tell you! Avast!

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  3. This is really fantastic, Steve. Have a look at this: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/05/31/lego.artist/index.html. Maybe you can start a new career! Have a nice Easter! Ciao. A.

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  4. Lunarossa: that's one lucky guy. I am sooo jealous!

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  5. I just freaked out after stumbling on this blog. Ever since I was a little kid, I've been in love with Lego -- building it and looking at what others have built. Thanks so much for this! Your ship is beautiful and I can't wait to see what else you've built!

    I used to build cars and houses... It was the biggest thrill for me when I received a pair of those two wheel blocks... that had shocks!! These were one of many orders I made from the Lego catalogue as a kid. Awaiting the precious deliveries was always exciting. I wanted a train set, but I didn't have the room for it. When I move out, I think I will buy and build one!

    A guy in my neighborhood used to build a city of Lego every year. It was a different city every time. I loved going to see it.

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  6. Loveable_homebody: Lego is definitely one of those things you return to when you're older. Once the love is there it never goes away. Definitely get yourself a train set... I guarantee it will reawaken the obsession and you'll have built up a huge collection in no time!

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  7. So... Are you going to call her Executor?

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  8. My wife says if I spend much more money on Lego that might become a very apt name...

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