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The Paladin is my second SHIP (seriously huge investment in parts). It is a warship designed to disable carriers (with its two fixed cannons on the roof), and then escape before fighters can be sent in pursuit.

The Paladin is 152 studs long (4 feet) and weighs 20 lbs. It took over two months to build.

I named it the Paladin because it turned out (quite accidentally) to have a sword-like shape when viewed from above.

Click any of the images to see a larger image.

Another front/top view:

Side view:

Say goodnight.


Closeup of the engine section:

Another back view:

A few shots of the underside:

The boarding ramp, open:

The boarding ramp, closed:

The bridge:

The control room:

The galley:

Crew bunks:

Overhead view of the corridor and airlock leading to the boarding ramp:

The toy closest:

No one wants to spend weeks in space in a ship without a bathroom.

Overhead view of the control room:

Overhead view showing the whole interior:

A movie of the motorized boarding ramp in action:

On display in my living room:

WQA April 20, 2009, 5:38 pm
that's a wonderful design. it's got a very sturdy and plausible look. inspiring!
Greg Smith April 17, 2009, 4:38 am
Simply amazing. I can't imagine what parts cost.
Ritsch (from Germany) April 17, 2009, 12:03 pm
Wow! I saw it on Brothers Brick and it's the coolest ship I've ever seen!
Ergosphere (from Germany) April 17, 2009, 1:38 pm
Great job, very well done!
lukashu35 June 3, 2009, 5:33 pm
dood that thing is wicked how much did that bad boy cost? that thing is the best star ship in full scale(as in with minifigs)ive ever seen nice job keep it up!!!!!
that dude that lover lego space June 3, 2009, 8:42 pm
dude, i dont know your goal in life...

but if it was to make the most awsome lego space ship ever you succeeded!
good job
Bill Gerlach (from Seattle) June 19, 2009, 9:11 pm
I drool over this every now and again. Can I pay you to build something for me? 

This ship is amazing and brilliant.
Bill gerlach (from Seattle) June 19, 2009, 9:27 pm
Ok..just one suggestion. The stands might look better in a dark grey or black. The white detracts a bit. 

Did I say the ship is PERFECT?
Blake Foster September 5, 2009, 2:57 pm
Thanks everyone!

Bill, I filled a whole Pick A Brick bucket with 1 x 2 clear bricks at the Lego store yesterday. That should solve my problem of always making white stands for my ships.
Jacob Awsome (from Oregon city, Oregon) April 15, 2010, 12:06 am
Could you email me the instructions?
Jacob Awsome April 15, 2010, 12:13 am
I'm selling all my lego sets to build some sort of space carrier I'm designing this year.
Do you have any tips on how to build huge projects?
Blake April 15, 2010, 12:14 am
I'm honored that you would want to build a copy of this SHIP, but it would take weeks of work to make instructions. Even if I had the time to do it, the Paladin has been disassembled, so it would be impossible.
Blake April 15, 2010, 12:26 am
Building a SHIP takes a lot of planning ahead, and a lot of patience. For my current project (considerably larger than the Paladin), I designed a rough layout on my computer, printed it onto 10 pages, and taped the pages together so that I would have a life-sized reference.

Adrian Drake wrote an excellent article about SHIP-building. Here's a link:
Jacob Awsome April 15, 2010, 1:38 am
Thanks and may the force be with you!!
Master Shifu Leo J April 29, 2010, 9:36 pm
Fantastic! The engines are once again fabulous!
Alex June 13, 2010, 4:42 pm
Incredible! Love the disign. The details were incredible too.
garandtan123 (youtube) (from why do you need to know?) June 15, 2010, 11:21 pm
nice ships! i just finished mine! ( i cant post it on youtube cause my computer go a virus)
danieldv77 (youtube) (from classified) June 30, 2010, 4:30 am
hi,thats one big ship! not watch my vids.they suck because i do not have a good camera.
Andrew October 17, 2010, 12:27 am
What did you use for the thrusters? I have a couple of ideas for the thrusters on my first ship but I none of them look as amazing as what you use.
Anonymous June 20, 2011, 7:21 pm
WOW that is amazing i always wanted to build a lego spaceship like that but i dont have the pieces and dont know where to get them but dude keep it up

when are you going to build another cool spaceship only bigger

O_O =D
Anonymous June 20, 2011, 7:31 pm
c o o l c o o l C O O L
IRockSoMuch August 11, 2011, 1:02 am
WOW. I have never seen a battle cruiser this awesome in my LIFE. I just wanna know how you do the engine and side detailing. I am making my own spaceship on Lego Digital Designer, so, I just would really appreciate your help. Thanks!
Anonymous June 21, 2014, 4:58 am
Say blake, how much we talking if you make me one of these? :/ December 9, 2014, 1:32 am
The Design of this ship has given me a whole new out-look on Lego mega structures. Very, very Impressive.
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