USS Intrepid was a part of the 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers which were manufactured and built during World War II for the United States Navy.
In commemoration of that carrier, an artist from Portsmouth, England, Ed Diment has replicated it and created an amazing 22-foot-long, 550-pound model made out of LEGO® bricks.
A whopping 250,000 LEGO® bricks were used in the manufacturing of the model.
The massive structure is nearly 4.5 feet high and 4.5 feet wide.
Ed Diment needed two other people and a number of other helpers to complete the design in over nine months!
Diment built his model after getting inspired by the original carrier placed in the “Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum” while vacationing in New York.
You can see it for real in the USS Intrepid Museum in New York where it is currently held for showing.
The USS Intrepid model can be named USS Insane, as it’s the largest Lego ship ever built.
Ed Diment has created this to a minifig scale, which is accompanied by Wildcat and Corsair aeroplanes built by Ralph Savelsberg.
Diment’s ship is created as 1/40 reproduction of the USS Intrepid which was one of the 24 Essex-class US Navy aircraft carriers used during World War II in 1945.
Commissioned in August 1943, Intrepid actively took part in several many military campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
After being retired in 1972, it was placed in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, and nowadays is open for anyone to see and even walk on the Intrepid’s deck.
What are your thoughts on this amazing Lego replica?