I LOVE the Mass Effect games. In fact, I read wedding vows to my computer when I started playing Mass Effect 2; "...til Geth do us part."
I also have loved LEGOs my entire life and split the cost of the massive Star Destroyer set with my parents several years ago (I'm 20 now). That's the set from which I got most of the pieces to build this model. It took two days (about 6 hrs each day; my internet was funking out the second day so I couldn't google images of the Normandy for accuracy) and I didn't count the pieces. When I take it apart I'll take pictures so I can make instructions.
Hope you enjoy! Comment and ask questions.
About this creation
Here's another angle of the finished model. Just realized I didn't have the front fins/prongs/whatever on the model so I went and made some and attached them. Maybe I'll add another photo once I get a chance. Again, this is the SR1 so it's shorter than the SR2 and it has a single T-fin as the tail rather than two fins like the SR2. Also, it's secondary color is dark red (you can see it on the sides of the second hull panel) unlike yellow on the SR2 that Cerberus designed.
Here's a photo of the ship before I've put all the parts on. This is the main part of the ship attached to the display stand. You can see some of the stuff I put inside for kicks.
I made a little cockpit for Joker. I used an LEGO minifig even though it's not to scale. Joker's the bomb and I had some extra room and I thought he deserved a cameo.
Here's the CIC. You can see the center panel that curves around the center of the room room as well as the Galaxy Map that I put in the middle. I thought this was a fun addition; hopefully you can tell what it is!
This is the engine room. I put the cylinders in because that's what the engine room was, but then I added the side stuff just to add stuff and make it look more like an engine, haha. It doesn't look like the actual thing but I still think it's cool!
Here's the cargo bay area and a mini MAKO. The MAKO is a remake of Tom Emmerson's MAKO included on his Normandy page; mine DOES fit in the cargo bay, haha!
I took a picture as I was assembling all the parts; I've put on the first hull panel, the tail fin, and the outer wings. At this point it looked distinctly Turian so I thought I'd take a snap. Joker's still visible at this point.