On the fateful night of April 14th, 1912, the RMS Titanic steamed into an iceberg in the North Atlantic, resulting in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. Discovered on the ocean floor by Dr. Robert Ballard, immortalized by James Cameron in the 1997 film of the same name, the historic ship has now been created using about 125,000 LEGO pieces by Ben Macleod. I have seen a couple of LEGO versions of the Titanic, But Ben’s is the first I have seen with a full interior of every deck.
Taking approximately 2,000 hours over 3 years, the dimensions of this thing are amazing, at a length of 9 feet 7 inches (2.9 meters or 364 studs) a width of 1 foot 8 inches (0.5 meters or 62 studs) and a height of 2 feet 8 inches (0.8 meters or 84 studs). It is currently on display at “Wax World of the Stars” in Cavendish, Canada.
Korean builder Bangoo H has created a nifty little display model of the world’s most famous passenger liner. The repeated pattern of blue and white slopes for the waves is a lovely representation.
But you must check out the video below to get the full effect. The mechanism of the rolling waves is truely hypnotic and far more peaceful than what passengers would have really experienced on that fateful North Atlantic voyage.
Ryan McNaught is a professional LEGO model builder, and there’s absolutely no question about his building skills when he produces models like this or a life-sized Tardis. The breathtaking scene of the final moments of the Titantic show its stern lifted high in the air, the vessel splitting under its own weight before sinking over two miles to the sea floor. Supporting the significant weight of the ship’s stern through the thin connection in the ship’s keel is an incredible feat of LEGO engineering.