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The Manticore is my third SHIP (seriously huge investment in parts). At 180 studs, it is significantly larger than my first two SHIPs. I built the Manticore over an agonizingly long 10 1/2 months.

The Manticore is a battle ship built around a super weapon colloquially known as the Destructo Beam. The ship also carries two large laser turrets on the roof, a number of smaller turrets, and two fighters.

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The Manticore firing its Destructo Beam. The Paladin is in the background.

Closeup of the tail section:

Closeup of the mid section:

Closeup of the front section:

Closeup of the bridge:

The fighter bays:

Functional airlock:

Crew bunks:

The engine room, lounge, and lavatory:

Engine room and capacitor array:

The interior airlock leading to the fighter bays:

The interior of the tail section:

The full interior and removable panels:

The interior of the front section:

A mechanic working on the Destructo Beam:

The Manticore carries two fighters:

Me sitting next to the Manticore, just to give a sense of scale:

Anonymous February 19, 2011, 12:59 pm
so freaking awesome dude haha.

Slaymate (from Florida) February 20, 2011, 12:03 pm
Sweet :D
Anonymous March 10, 2011, 8:26 pm
that is amazing, all of the ships. i have always dreamed of making a huge ship like that, or at least see one.
A bystander (from ur mom's house) April 3, 2011, 6:03 pm
Sweet you should think about making it in the digital designer so if anyone was interested they could buy it.
Blake Foster April 4, 2011, 11:06 pm
Thank you all!

A bystander, I do not make instructions or LDD files for any of my my creations. It would take months of unpaid labor on my part.
Anonymous April 14, 2011, 7:57 am
brilliant! nice work on the (very original) airlock. not so keen on the fighters though. great stuff!
William (from fort wayne, In.) July 17, 2011, 4:07 pm
Hi. Your are very talented !
Hans peter Esschendal (from Holland /Europe) July 24, 2011, 8:54 am
,Great work well done!
IRockSoMuch (from The Middle of Nowhere) August 10, 2011, 9:16 pm
Seriously Awesome. Though I do advise you get the mechanic OUT OF THERE!!!
John October 16, 2011, 12:30 am
Ummm... as far as scale goes I need more info... how tall are you? lol

AWESOME JOB and the fighters are sweet.
Anonymous March 29, 2012, 9:54 pm
Would you ever be willing to sell any of these?
Anonymous May 20, 2012, 2:28 pm
the fighter bays are amazing, any other spaceship ive seen hasnt had fighter bays,great job, keep it up                     Jack_Peril
sky March 14, 2013, 3:32 am
Jan (from Netherlands) July 7, 2013, 4:02 pm
Really awesome! I spend one full hour looking at all picyures appreciating all details. I still have the feeling I missed half of all the details...
Anonymous June 4, 2014, 9:38 pm
dude this is an amazinggggg piece
eza June 8, 2014, 8:03 pm
Wow. Just came across these on a random image search, and thought it looked like an awesome ship. Then I realised it was lego and my mind was blown! Seriously great work!
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