LEGO Japanese Yukikaze Destroyer
1" = 108" scale.
Warship is 44" long, 4 1/2" wide & 10" tall, weighs 12 pounds.
Made from actual blueprints of Yukikaze. Made Operation Ten Go diorama to include my (1"=108" scale) LEGO Japanese Yamato (8 feet long) & U.S.S. Yorktown Aircraft Carrier (8'.6" feet long).
Quoting Mark B.
Great build, loaded with eye-catching details. For a smaller warship like this, I think this 1:108 scale works very well.
Thank you Mark, when I used to work for LEGO, I knew they were releasing the LEGO micro figures for board games, so that's why I based my scale in 1:108.
What you have done with all of your LEGO builds in 1:190 has been spectacular.
I would say to myself "Is my Yukikaze or Yorktown as good as Mark B?
Thank you for raising the bar. :-)
Quoting Chad V
Very nicely done. I like the bow wave. Great detail. I'm curious how you ended up with 1:108 scale... 1"=9'?
After much research, I went with the 1:108 scale because the propellers/tires on the planes, barrels of the guns were at that scale.
Then LEGO introduced, the micro figures for their board games. The micro figs are 1:96 scale, so subsequent ships after the Yamato are a slightly larger scale.
The beauty of building with LEGO is if a mistake is made during the building process, you can easily take it apart & make it better.
I build 'scale replicas' of LEGO warships.
The internet has a plethora of info at your fingertips. I have ordered books, blueprints, downloaded diagrams & pictures.
I have the blueprints for USS Yorktown CV10.
It will have moving parts, flashing lights & even more detail & realism.
DUDE that is insanley accurate! You are truley the lego master! How much brick stress did you use on it?Could i get some tips cause i flip out when i mess up or i cant find out how to make somthing look exactly right :P?But i would realy like those tips and maybe you could make a U-boat and make a battle group or somthing that would be so cool!
It took 4 months to build. I finished building 2 weeks ago. The U.S.S. Yorktown is next to build. I can't decide if it should be CV5 or CV10. The Yorktown CV5 was sunk at the Battle of Midway. Yorktown CV10 'Essex Class' carrier was built in 1943 and survived the war. I like the appearance of the CV10, but the CV5 was battle damaged at the Battle of the Coral Sea, repaired in 3 days (should have been 3 months) and then it was sunk at the Battle of Midway. CV10 looks better & would be 8 feet long in LEGO. CV5 was a little shorter.
I like it
April 4, 2010
Hey, Marcello, nice work ;) why didn“t u mailed me? When did u finished and how many Months/years?! did it take? Excellent work, I“ll make the Fuso or Nagato I think! Maybe we can mail each other about our projects.
Quoting Einon Joćo
Can“t wait for the finish ship.
I“m also preparing a diorama with new ships from the Second World War.
Keep with the good job!
When I complete the LEGO 'Operation Ten Go' diorama, I will begin to build the LEGO Japanese Akagi Aircraft Carrier (8 feet long!!!) for my Battle of Midway LEGO diorama. After that, I already have the LEGO Bismarck (8 feet long!!!) on the drawing board. Stay tuned...