Amazing 10,000-piece LEGO Trek ship that took a year to finish

Recently we've shown you epic-scale LEGO ships from Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars. Now it's Star Trek's turn. Check out one industrious LEGO lover's yearlong efforts to create an ode to Trek in more than 10,000 pieces.

A user known as Myko posted this detailed model of the U.S.S. Reliant on the LEGO fan site Eurobricks over the weekend and immediately started getting some serious attention for the work. You might recognize the ship as the one Khan hijacked to battle Kirk in The Wrath of Khan. Myko chose it not just because of its awesome history, but because it seemed more feasible than a LEGO Enterprise:

"I realised quickly that it would be impossible to contruct (sic) a large scale USS Enterprise using pure LEGO, so I had to look for another ship. The USS Reliant from Wrath of Khan is much more compact and less spindly, so it seemed a suitable candidate. Many bricklink orders and bricks later (and over a year of prototyping and building) here she is!"

A year is a lot of time to spend on one creation, but you can't argue with results. This thing's got all the detail work you'd want from such a ship, including working lights. As for exactly how many bricks make up this bad boy, Myko didn't count, but the estimate is somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000.

Now someone needs to a find a way to make the tricky LEGO construction of the Enterprise work on the same scale so we can finally see the Kirk vs. Khan LEGO battle we never knew we wanted until now.

(via Eurobricks)

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