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Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« on: July 19, 2012, 11:10:59 »
Hello all,

I'm new here. My name is Arjan and I live in The Netherlands. My hobby is building scale models out of LEGO bricks. I started with mining machines but the past year I've have build 5 Lego ships.

Currently I'm waiting for apr. 22.000 bricks to start building the FAIRPLAY-33. As I do with all my models I always start to design the model in a LEGO CAD program.

Designing this ship took me about 165 hours. Each brick is connected to another and no bricks are cut or glued together.

Here are some photos of the model in the CAD program:




here is a 360 view of the model almost finished:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maLqgaM4wK0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maLqgaM4wK0</a>

I hope you like it.

Greetings Arjan

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 11:56:20 »
Your model is truly a labour of love as is the wondrous model in the following clip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feloymjEcGo

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 12:12:51 »
Yes, that's Ed Diment aka Lego monster. He has build, amongst a lot of other fantastic creations, a Lego USS Intrepid and the Polarcus Alima. Two very large and beautiful models.

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 12:16:14 »
for Lego builders with That Kind of skill i have only one word, amazing  cool
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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 21:25:24 »
Is it solid or hollow, and how long do you think it will take to build?
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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 09:51:16 »
Wow, would love to see the progress of the lego assembly!

Awsome skill you have there.

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 09:36:32 »
Hi Arjan
Wow , that looks great.

Which Lego cad program did you use ?

I shall be watching this build with great interest as I lovvvve Lego.. ;) 

You say you are not going to Glue it or Cut any bricks which is fair enough but Why not Glue it and make a workable R/c Model Like this one here seen at Warwick Built by one of the Guys who works for Lego Land Windsor in their design department play room  angel

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GkVnl18fxA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GkVnl18fxA</a>

I can confirm that the only non lego is the electronics and I think a metal bar in the boom.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 09:38:06 by thelongbuild »
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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 13:25:19 »
Thanks for all the comments.

Is it solid or hollow, and how long do you think it will take to build?
Steve

I have no idea how long it will take, I think about 1,5 - 2 months. Inside the model there is a lego frame which gives the model strenght.

Hi Arjan
Wow , that looks great.

Which Lego cad program did you use ?

I shall be watching this build with great interest as I lovvvve Lego.. ;) 

You say you are not going to Glue it or Cut any bricks which is fair enough but Why not Glue it and make a workable R/c Model Like this one here seen at Warwick Built by one of the Guys who works for Lego Land Windsor in their design department play room  angel

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GkVnl18fxA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GkVnl18fxA</a>

I can confirm that the only non lego is the electronics and I think a metal bar in the boom.

I have seen that movie as well and the webpage of it. The one I'm about to build is for a employee of Fairplay Towage. I am planning a second one which I indeed would like to make RC. But first thing first.

On my flickr photosteam http://www.flickr.com/photos/konajra/sets/ you can find al the stuff I have uild so far. Amongst them 5 ships: tug Smit Bison,
Steam tug Maarten, the Calypso of Jacques Cousteau and 2 fishing trawlers.

When I start building I will upload some photos here.

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 09:08:22 »
Dear Konajra,

I am very interested in Your planning / building. I also had contact with Fairplay, because i am building a functional model of a VSP tug. It was my only contact, that replies on my requests. When i found Your project i send him a note and he told me, he is involved. Great guy!!!
My Son and i will look forward to see pictures. In which country is the employee settled that will get this model?

with kind regards
Martin

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 06:35:38 »
I just realized I heave never let you people see the building progress. Sorry about that.

Of course by now it is finished. Here is the final result

FAIRPLAY-33 by Konajra, on Flickr

FAIRPLAY-33 by Konajra, on Flickr

FAIRPLAY-33 by Konajra, on Flickr

And this is where she ended up:

FIARPLAY-33 in its new glass case by Konajra, on Flickr

FIARPLAY-33 in its new glass case by Konajra, on Flickr

I have also build my own version of this tug. I was asked to build it in other colors so I choose the Livery of Viking Supply Vessels AS. Denmark.

Tyr Viking (LEGO sistervessel of the FAIRPLAY-33) by Konajra, on Flickr

Tyr Viking (LEGO sistervessel of the FAIRPLAY-33) by Konajra, on Flickr

Tyr Viking (LEGO sistervessel of the FAIRPLAY-33) by Konajra, on Flickr

Right now I am building the Smit Zwarte Zee in LEGO in a 1 to 40 scale.
for photos of the build please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/konajra/sets/72157629520435668/
« Last Edit: July 04, 2014, 00:04:29 by konajra »

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 20:15:59 »
Fantastic.

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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2014, 02:14:38 »
I used to build a few tugs - OK, a LOT of tugs - with Lego when I was small but never dreamt that anyone could build them as well as this. Absolutely superb!!
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Re: Ocean going tug FAIRPLAY-33 in LEGO. work in progress
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2014, 07:28:10 »
Now that is impressive  :-\  cool
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