The Disqualifier falls short by a micro-smidgen

According to the Triassic Era LEGO gods who made this stuff up eons ago, a SHIP (Significantly Huge Investment in Parts) must measure at least 100 studs in any one direction. This craft by Filler Brick, aptly named The Disqualifier, measures in at precisely 99.9 studs. Close! So damned close! It would have been easy to take this creation to within specs but I get the hunch this builder liked being the underdog here. As someone who has often fallen short by a smidgen in so many different ways myself, I can relate. (Shut up, you!) Perhaps we could overlook its shortcomings with excellent presentation and the fact that this took thirty-one grueling days to build and somewhere between 3000-5000 pieces. It’s not about the size of the dog in the fight but rather the size of the fight in the dog. Or something. I’m feeling the love here, how about you?

Lego SHIPtember day 31: The Maiden Voyage of the SpaceSHIP Disqualifier

3 comments on “The Disqualifier falls short by a micro-smidgen

  1. Filler Brick

    Hey, Filler Brick here! Thanks a lot for the blog post. I’d been hoping to build something others would like and I really appreciate the kind words. The length and built time were indeed specifically chosen to be slightly off from expectations to hopefully inspired people not to take things to seriously and just have fun. Both were harder to get exactly right than I had expecte though, this being my first ship and all.

    Cheers and thanks again for the shout out!

    Filler Brick

    PS. Small nit but the name of the ship is Disqualifier, with an “i” :).

  2. Eugene

    Now that the builder is here, I feel a bit sheepish saying anything critical. It is a very nice build. I like it a lot.

    I don’t think the module with the minifigs quite work, though. The module is so small that it makes the ship look like a shuttle. But the shape doesn’t quite work for a shuttle. Something feels a bit off.

  3. Lino Post author

    Thanks for chiming in, Filler Brick. I have now fixed the misspelling. My bad, sorry about that.

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