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4407mark
01-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Don't know if this has been posted already but take a look at the Disney Magic - done in Legos!

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=363283

Mark

dznymania
01-21-2009, 09:42 AM
That is so cool!! :thumbsup2

Disneynutinlondon
01-21-2009, 09:48 AM
OMG that is soooooooo cool. Is that just regular lego or is that a set you can buy ???

lbgraves
01-21-2009, 11:07 AM
WOW! It is probably just something that one of the Lego Masters did on their own. Some people are so creative with them.

DW2DH&DS
01-21-2009, 11:19 AM
OMG...I want that!!!! Jack collets Legos. Can't wait to show him this when he gets home from school.

Hey Disney employee lurking here on the boards. You need to track this guy down and have this set made as a cruise ship exclusive!!!!

austin77
01-21-2009, 12:15 PM
That is amazing!!! They should sell that as a set!!:thumbsup2

LUVMICKEY
01-21-2009, 02:01 PM
That is so neat. Our three Grandsons would go crazy if they saw that. They are Lego nuts.

wuv tigger
01-21-2009, 02:24 PM
You gotta market this kit!

I KNOW alot of families who would be willing to purchase at least 1 kit!

brinalyn530
01-21-2009, 02:46 PM
whoever put this together must have the patience of a saint! I would get frustrated putting the sets together for my son before he could do it on his own - and those come with directions, nevermind creating something like this from scratch. I admire you, Lego Master :worship: !

If Disney licensed this set, it would definitely be proudly displayed at our house (after my son finished putting it together)! :thumbsup2

Sabrina

disneyfreakjackie
01-21-2009, 02:54 PM
I would buy a set ... and I have four girls!!! :confused3

alldiz
01-21-2009, 03:01 PM
Wow that is impressive.... I see some money to be made:p
Kerri

ljql_5969
01-21-2009, 03:03 PM
I have a 9 year old that loves his legos! He would love this! HE jsut got finished with his Star Wars ship. It was huge!

scottishwee35
01-21-2009, 04:41 PM
wow love it

Scottishwee35:thumbsup2

Deb T.
01-21-2009, 05:21 PM
Amazing!! Does anyone happen to know how large it actually is? I'm guessing it has to be fairly large because of all the details in it.

LoriS
01-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Now that is a Lego project I could get into.

PenskeSth1
01-21-2009, 10:23 PM
That is so amazing!! My DS is a Lego nut and would love to build that.

Bareacuda
01-22-2009, 01:27 AM
How awesome! The first thing I did was look for "our" balcony!!:rotfl:
I want a kit!

Ann:wave2:

MouseMadness
01-22-2009, 09:24 AM
That is incredible!!

I'm surprised Disney doesn't have one of these displayed somewhere on their ship. We went on a Carnival cruise several years ago and DH and I had a picture (on formal night) taken in front of the cruise ship built in blocks...but I didn't have kids at the time so I'm not sure if they were Lego. Anyway, it was under glass on display the whole cruise. We went by several times to check it out. Disney should really look into doing this...the kids would love it :)

Im_A_Princess
01-22-2009, 09:47 AM
That is AWESOME! :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

4407mark
01-23-2009, 09:07 PM
The Magic in Legos was done by a Disney fan who recently sailed. I got his post and the pics through a Disney Modelers list and just wanted you all to see his fantastic work....

Jmedina
01-23-2009, 10:11 PM
It is so cool, I collect Star Wars Legos, and I definitely want one of this....:hyper:

luv2cruisedisney
01-24-2009, 07:54 AM
that is awesome.

dzneprincess
01-24-2009, 07:29 PM
awesome!thanks for sharing the link

disneynutsx4
02-01-2009, 02:32 PM
Whoa! Now that I've figured out how to sign in...I'm the guilty party who built the Magic out of LEGO.

Thanks to all of you for the kind words! We (wife + 10- & 5-year old sons) cruised on the Magic during the first week of November last year and had a great time. On the next-to-last day I went looking in the gift shop for a model of the ship, but I didn't really like what they had, and passed on buying it.

So after we got home, I Googled "Disney ship model" and found nothing besides that model from the gift shop. That's really kind of surprising, considering how popular these ships are and how good they look (especially next to a Carnival boat). My older son and I are veteran LEGO builders with waaaay too many parts in stock, so I thought this would be the next best thing.

The first thing that can go wrong when you build LEGO stuff from scratch is that you get stuck trying to decide when something looks good enough, and you end up never finishing your project. I decided that once I started building, I would just keep working until the model was done, regardless of how accurate the proportions & detail, etc...so the first pass came out a little too short at midships, and too long at the stern. At the time, I was working from just a couple of photos found in various places on the web, none of which showed the upper decks really clearly.

The prototype took a couple of weekends, and actually looked OK. But then Alex, the 10-year-old, pointed out that the stacks looked too big, there weren't enough lifeboats (it had 8 on each side instead of 10), and so on.

Around the same time, a friend who has been on several cruises pointed me to a web site with three-quarter overhead views of the Magic at dock in Florida. This was exactly what I needed! So I printed a bunch of photos and went back to the workbench armed with more information. I also used a LEGO drawing program to fiddle with some preliminary ideas before rebuilding.

The model was done the day before Christmas, although I did change a few things on Deck 10 that required ordering a few more parts afterwards. My wife liked the model so much that she used it as a visual aid when explaining cruise details to visiting relatives ("That's where the spa is. And this is where Alex watched Disney Channel while lying in the hot tub!").

So a few details for the LEGO geeks out there: The model is 103 studs (a stud being one bump on top of a LEGO brick) long, 16 wide on Deck 9, and 11 bricks tall from waterline to Deck 10. That's 33" x 4.75" x 4.25" or so. The toughest part was getting the bridge/fitness center windows to work - at Alex's suggestion, we used a spaceship window mounted upside-down in the finished model. The stacks are actually built sideways relative to the ship hull, and mounted with LEGO adapter plates. These are all standard LEGO pieces, and though I didn't count them along the way, I'd guess there are about 2,000 pieces (mostly tiny ones) in the model.

And that's our story. I'm not taking this one apart for any reason...but I still need to find a good place to display it here at home! I also plan to use the LEGO drawing program to notate exactly how I built it, so that should the unthinkable happen, I can rebuild it. I almost put wheels underneath, but then I had this horrible vision of the whole thing sliding gracefully off the workbench...Again, thanks to everyone for the compliments! pirate:

BethA
02-01-2009, 02:56 PM
It's amazing!!

I'm surprised Disney does not have this for sail. The items for boys-other than pirate things- are slim!. My son is 12 and we'd buy this in a second

Great work-what's next? Contemporary? monorail??

IndyDisneyFan
02-01-2009, 03:02 PM
Wow, thank you so much for sharing everything with us! My son is a huge disney cruise and lego fan and loves your ship! If you could figure out exactly how to build it I am sure that you could sell the plans and make a lot of money. Thank you very much for allowing us to share in your masterpiece!

Laura

Buckeye Gal
02-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Whoa! Now that I've figured out how to sign in...I'm the guilty party who built the Magic out of LEGO....Again, thanks to everyone for the compliments! pirate:

I am speechless! That's absolutely amazing and talented work! Congrats on such an awesome piece! Indeed I think you need to contact Disney Cruise Line Merchandising to show them this masterpiece! Thank you so much for putting it out on the web, and OP, thanks for brining it to our attention!

4407mark
02-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Disneynutsx4 - thanks so much for signing on and explaining and receiving much deserved credit for a beautiful project! I was hoping my e-mail through the yahoo list had gotten through to you.

Beautiful job!

Mark

bobbiwoz
02-01-2009, 07:48 PM
Wow, that is wonderful! If it were a kit, I would buy it as a project! You're amazing for creating it.
Bobbi:goodvibes

MousseauMob
02-01-2009, 08:41 PM
That is AWESOME! Amazing work.


And that's our story. I'm not taking this one apart for any reason...but I still need to find a good place to display it here at home! I also plan to use the LEGO drawing program to notate exactly how I built it, so that should the unthinkable happen, I can rebuild it. I almost put wheels underneath, but then I had this horrible vision of the whole thing sliding gracefully off the workbench...Again, thanks to everyone for the compliments! pirate:

My son is a HUGE Lego fanatic, subscribes to Brickmasters has taken Lego Mania class at the local University and has SO many bins of legos, he has little bedroom left. Once you have the instructions defined, please let us know if you would be willing to share, he'd love to try his hand at building your awesome model.

Eeyore'sthebest
02-01-2009, 08:47 PM
My DH would buy this in a heartbeat! Both he and my DD are huge lego fans. Thanks for the pics and the explanation.

shasess
02-01-2009, 09:33 PM
Very neat!

disneynutsx4
02-01-2009, 11:25 PM
The next project might actually be the Cruise Terminal itself...which would lend itself to LEGO pretty easily.

I had thought about a Mark VI Monorail in LEGO several years ago, but there's not really a windshield piece that would work in the designs I came up with. I did create a cardmodel version of the Monorail, but it was a little too fiddly to build for inexperienced cardmodel builders. For the uninitiated, that's a model printed on card stock, cut out, and assembled with white glue and minimal tools.

I have seen photos of the Carnival boat of LEGO mentioned in another post. It's a great model, but the boat isn't nearly as interesting to look at.

Pooh_Friend#1
02-02-2009, 08:48 AM
Wow, that is amazing. I wish I had the patience and the knowledge to build this!!! Outstanding job.

pfuentes1098
02-02-2009, 09:18 AM
Disneynutsx4-- That is an extremely awesome model! :cheer2: :cheer2:
We would buy a kit in a heartbeat, too.

owensjro
02-02-2009, 09:25 AM
Lego was doing a cruise ship building content where the winner won a cruise on a Royal Carib ship I believe. I had actually sat down with my lego collection (way too many of those little bricks!) and started to build a DCL model but ended up not going too far with it.

Very impressive model especially considering the smaller scale. I always felt it was easier to build a larger model since you can get detailed components done with smaller pieces then. Being a smaller model you don't have that luxury so it can be even harder.

Jim