Gibraltar is the second largest Lego spaceship I've built.
About this creation
Starship Gibraltar in space with accompanying F1 Fighters.
Gibraltar is a starfighter carrier in the Lego Space Force fleet. The model is built to minifigure scale and measures 186 studs long, 88 studs wide (at the wings), and 44 bricks tall. It can carry up to 10 starfighters or other small craft and has a crew of 22. It is the second largest spaceship I've ever built. Although Gibraltar is built similarly to my first carrier, I consider it a vast improvement over the first. It features a greater array of details, inside and out.
Initially, I built the ship before I had the Lego Space Force theme in mind. I just liked the neat Classic Space logo and wanted to use it on my next big ship, not really thinking about how others regarded it. So I inadvertantly went Classic Space on this model but I decided to stick with it and make Lego Space Force a part of my Lego universe. I consulted the Grand Admiral regarding uniforms and ranks so that our universes could overlap.
Gibraltar was built using large gray baseplates to create the huge flight deck. Although the baseplates greatly limited my design options, I didn't have to use a ton of gray pieces. Ultimately, the shape was very boxy but I didn't mind since this was a carrier.
i just love this ship! it is my favourite moc of all time! the size, shape, colour, everything is fantastic! this is the perfect spaceship! my fleet of big ships (3 of them and some smaller ones) would get demolished by one of these! just fantastic! this one should've been kept intact!
Hey, Daniel, I have a way to add at least some features to the underside of a base plate bottomed capital ship. Here is what you do to make them happen. You simply get a few LEGO bricks to jut out from the sides of the vessel and then get some LEGO plates along the length of those jutted out pieces. After you get a layer or two of plates, you can interlock some more LEGO plates along the bottom and then add things like engines, lifts, etc., along the bottom. It might take a lot of LEGO plates but I believe that is the only way that it can be done with at least some strength. Please let me know what you think of my suggestion, Daniel. Thank you for the comments.
I love it. There are so many details in it that I don't have space to rave about them all. I'll try some, though . . . Lessee. Airlocks! Those are great. The Captain's quarters are also excellent. Escape pods, now those are very cool. I love the crewman on the outside cleaning them off. I also like the torpedo room. Great work! ~Brickfan93