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About this creation
Now moving way back in time.
This ship was in use in the period from 800 BC-300 BC. The archaic and the classic periods in Greece. This was the time of Homer (not Simpson), Pythagoras (a2+b2=c2) , Thales (Waterworld), Sappho (Woman into women), The battle of Marathon (yes this is where the name is from), The battle of Thermopylae (“THIS IS SPARTA”), The Peloponnesian war, The rise of Macedon (That great Alexander fella)…




This vessel was rowed by fifty oarsmen. These were free citizens and the use of oared ships is said to have a strong link to the Greek (Athenian) Democracy.
The Penteconter would later evolve in to the more well-known Bireme and Trireme.



This was a very fast design

Yep both the ship itself and the designing of the LDD file. :P

The pictures can be seen in better quality here
Eurobricks
And here
Flickr

Enjoy
Anders T




Comments

 I made it 
  July 22, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett Beautifully done, nice to see a real pioneer!
Thanks. Yep its rare to see ancient vessels done. And BTW sorry for the very late reply
 I like it 
  September 24, 2015
Beautifully done, nice to see a real pioneer!
 I made it 
  September 20, 2015
Quoting Stephan Schumann Great Work! The look is very likely sleek! I love the 'eye' and the 'tail'. Excellent, Anders T!
Thanks. When designing it I often thought it looked like a scorpion or a sea-monster and then I found out that the Penteconter has given name to a giant sea scorpion that lived 460 mio. years ago!!!
 I made it 
  September 20, 2015
Quoting Gabor Pauler I just got in my mind that with all the experiences you accumulated modeling wooden structures in Lego, you could try to build Trojan Horse in minifig scale...
Maybe, but there is so many magnificent Trojan horses out there.
 I like it 
  September 18, 2015
Great Work! The look is very likely sleek! I love the 'eye' and the 'tail'. Excellent, Anders T!
 I like it 
  September 18, 2015
Awesome! Brilliant design, great work shaping the hull. Looks really accurate :-)
 I like it 
  September 18, 2015
I just got in my mind that with all the experiences you accumulated modeling wooden structures in Lego, you could try to build Trojan Horse in minifig scale. It is an interesting problem whether it was even feasible at the contemporary level of technology or not: isolating and concealing 30-40 men for days in a road-mobile wooden structure, while they had to eat, drink, get ventillated and cooled, use restroom etc.
 I made it 
  September 18, 2015
Quoting Gabor Pauler A very rare and under-represented genre of MOCs, however they helped to form human history a lot. Excellent work. I have two questions: 1. What is the function of curved ribs holding the catwalk, why they had to be curved, when it is harder to make from wood? 2. Is it true that shields of oarsmen were hanged at the side of the ship as extra defnce?
Because it is such an ancient design anything about the Penteconter is speculative, but 1. a guess on the curved ribs would be that it is a stronger and lighter design. A constant challenge in designing Lego ships is the condition that a ship would be curved to strengthen different points. 2. There is some evidence that suggests that Triremes had shields hanging on the side. There is no reason why the Penteconter should not have them as well.
 I made it 
  September 18, 2015
Quoting Sam Sanister When you say, 'fast design,' do you mean it didn't take you that long to build it, or that the ship itself was quick?
Both: The Penteconter was able to reach top speeds that could rival the Olympic rowing records. This design was made in a couple of afternoons.
 I made it 
  September 18, 2015
Quoting Werewolff . This is an insane amount of accuracy, well done!
Thanks man.
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  September 18, 2015
A very rare and under-represented genre of MOCs, however they helped to form human history a lot. Excellent work. I have two questions: 1. What is the function of curved ribs holding the catwalk, why they had to be curved, when it is harder to make from wood? 2. Is it true that shields of oarsmen were hanged at the side of the ship as extra defnce?
 I like it 
  September 18, 2015
When you say, 'fast design,' do you mean it didn't take you that long to build it, or that the ship itself was quick?
 I like it 
  September 18, 2015
This is an insane amount of accuracy, well done!
 
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