Tag Archives: Battleship

On the Origin of Species

Lego HMS Beagle

This stunning photograph comes from James Pegrum, with his beautiful recreation of one the most important ships ever to sail.

The HMS Beagle was an unremarkable 10-gun Cherokee-class vessel that served with the Royal Navy and HM Customs and Excise from 1820 until it was scrapped half a century later in 1870.

Unremarkable apart from one detail. It carried a passenger working as a naturalist and geologist. His name; Charles Robert Darwin.

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Sweet Home Alabama

Lego USS Alabama

Not really a car, but a good excuse for a Lynryd Skynryd song title. Lukasz Wiktorowicz’s US Navy battleship is one of the smoothest, cleanest and most perfect creations the Elves have found this year. The polar opposite of them in fact. See more on Flickr here.

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Elf For a Day

Lego USS Missouri

Here at The Lego Car Blog we love to hear your feedback and your suggestions if our Elves have missed a creation worth posting. A little outside competition helps to keep them sharp too.

This post was suggested to us via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page by one of our readers, and although it’s not a car we do occasionally blog other transport-related creations. It is in fact a 1/350 replica of the USS Missouri battleship that saw service in World War 2 and the Pacific, built by a previous ‘Featured TFOL (Teen Fan Of Lego)’ Achintya Prasad. See all the photos, and a video demonstrating the motorised rotating fore guns, on either MOCpages or Flickr.

If you’ve found a creation our Elves have missed and you think it should be here please visit our Submission Guidelines. Please note that self-requests are not encouraged.

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Copper Bottom

HDMS Lougen

HDMS Lougen

This beautiful replica of the Norwegian/Danish Navy brig HDMS Lougen, designed and built by Anders T on MOCpages, is one of the finest Lego ships we’ve seen yet. Armed with 18 short guns and 6 long guns, the Lougen was formidably armed for a relatively small and nimble warship. It was also the first class serving in the Norwegian/Danish Navy to be constructed from a copper hull. Anders’ has created his Lego version in mini-figure scale, and it contains a breathtaking amount of detail. To see the full gallery click his name above.

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Battleships

HMS Warspite

A Super Dreadnaught, which is surely the best name for anything ever.

This is a World War 1 Super Dreadnaught class battleship, and it’s huge. Measuring 170 studs in length, and taking MOCpages’ Spencer D three years to complete, the HMS Warspite features spectacular detailing, down to a hanger containing a tiny reconnaissance plane, and a rather ingenious use of Power Functions motors. Click the link above to see them in action and a full gallery of photos.

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Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

'Mogami' Japanese Light Cruiser

It’s been a while since an Elf returned to The Lego Car Blog HQ, but today a tired looking fellow arrived towing this behind him. But what is it you ask? Well, it’s not a car as you can see, but what it lacks in wheels it makes up for in guns. This is the WWII Japanese Light Cruiser ‘Mogami’, replicated perfectly in 1:125 scale. One of four similar ships built, the Mogami was over 600ft in length and armed with over 20 guns. Mark Rodrigues is the talent behind this 63 inch replica.

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