MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Vanship (v2)
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Vanship (v2)
About this creation

Changes from previous version:
On the Vanship
- Shorter wings
- Machineguns added
- The seats are now lower.
- Windshields on both pilot and co-pilot seats
- Totally new "Claudia Engine"
On the minifigs
- Grey glasses added to Claus' cap
- Claus' torso has been changed: Now with more details
- Tatiana's torso is now custom (with ownmade decal)
- Tatiana's cap is now grey

A vanship is a type of flying machine from the animated series Last Exile. It is often referred to as a "flying boat" in that it does not fly by means of aerodynamics like planes do, but rather by floating on the air and propelling itself through the use of a substance known as Claudia. Claudia is a fluorescent blue ore mined on the floating world of Prester. It is processed into liquid Claudia fuel by dissolving small amounts of it in water the more that is dissolved, the more potent the fuel. When this fuel is "burned" in a properly designed steam engine, it generates thrust, making it a steampunk reactionless drive.

Vanships in general prior to the events of Last Exile were couriers, traveling long distances to deliver cargoes (usually messages). Some Vanships thus include tools for towing solid objects. Any Vanship intended to dock with a capital ship has a set of cables to act as anchors. All couriers receive their jobs from their local "Vanship union", which assigns each a difficulty rating: one or two stars for most jobs, three for transport into a battle zone, etc.

Passenger or cargo Vanships are the largest that can be built by any save the Guild, and are approximately the size of a bus. As these are intended for efficiency instead of speed they have multiple thrusters and no ailerons, as sufficient control is achieved merely by pivoting their thrusters.

Over the course of Last Exile, Vanships are adapted for combat. The process resembles the evolving roles that aircraft held during WW1; originally developed for scouting and surveillance, but eventually equipped with bombs and machine guns to become potent fightercraft.

The Vanship fighters of Anatoray have overpowered dual thrusters for acceleration and maneuvering. They are the only Vanships equipped with onboard weapons: a pair of 600 rpm machine guns with 200-round ammunition boxes, underside racks for carrying bombs, drop-pods, and external tanks to compensate for the lower fuel efficiency of the overpowered thrusters.

Vanship adaptation into Lego, with Claus Valca as pilot and Tatiana Wisla as co-pilot.
Original 3D-rended Vanship

Version 2 from


Paul Lawrence
 I like it 
Ryan Mitchell
  March 27, 2009
I watched all the episodes it was a great show! Great job the Vanship.
 I like it 
  March 27, 2009
i like it very much, considering the last exile is one of my favorite anime's you did a great job at making a vanship!
 I like it 
  March 27, 2009
Now this looks a really much like the real one! Great work!
 I like it 
  March 27, 2009
That's pretty cool. Never heard of it, but then, that means I can just assume you did a perfect job.
 I made it 
  March 27, 2009
Quoting Patrick "Packie" Chambers Too bad there isn't a more rounded option for the nose. Keep at it! Peace - Packie
Sure, if you think about some pieces that work properly, never doubt on telling me!
 I like it 
  March 27, 2009
Nice work. It does look a lot more accurate. Too bad there isn't a more rounded option for the nose. Keep at it! Peace - Packie
By Paul Lawrence
Add to my favorite builders

people like this. See who.

5,875 visitors
Added March 27, 2009

LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Vanship (v2)

You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2018 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use