Space Battleship Yamato

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From one of the greatest Animes of all time comes the Space Battleship Yamato (or Argo from Star Blazers)

This build was inspired by the pictures of a model created by the amazing marchetti36
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

I fell in love with this build since the ship is my childhood favorite. As I have gotten better with LDD I finally took on the task of trying to recreate it. 

The overall build and design comes from the photos, but I have made a few minor additions and modifications including adding some of the Cosmo Zero ships to the underside launch area. 

The ship itself is 1740 bricks, and the stand is 225. I highly recommend building a stand as well (and first!) since there is no way for the ship to be set down without it. 

I have built this twice with real Legos and it's structurally quite sound and flies around the house just fine :)

I will also be posting a "cost reduced" version of this build separately, that replaces some pieces with more common colors and I have found it will shave about $50 off the build cost. If you want to save some $$ of the build, replace the following parts in inventory

Replace 2x 41855 with 2x 47457
Replace 2x 44301a in New Dark Red with Red
Replace 4x 44302a in New Dark Red with Red
Replace 15x 3024 in Trans-Neon Green with Trans Yellow
Replace 2x 54200 in Trans-Neon Green with Trans Yellow

Anyway, please enjoy the build of one of my all-time favorite ships!
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MOC-31693

Name Space Battleship Yamato
Designer apenello
Designed 2019
Inventory 1740 parts
Theme Space

4 COMMENTS

  • 4 days, 14 hours ago ha1b3rt Level 8
    Very cool. It is also one of my favorite cartoon when I was child. It is amazing you made it and shared the whole instruction. Many thanks. May I ask the size of this battleship?
    • 4 days, 6 hours ago apenello Level 10 Designed this MOC
      It's a little over 2 feet long. Thanks very much!
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago ekubart Level 12
    This is great, I too love this show and grew up watching it on tv (back when we had about 5 channels).
    It looks amazing, great detail.
    Fantastic job, well done.
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