LEGO Battleship Yamato – The Toy Megaship

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June 5, 2009


We have covered many maritime LEGO creations in the past, including a rather impressive Aircraft Carrier, and have even been told of a mystical all LEGO port in Carlsbad California but none have reached the size and sheer complexity of the LEGO Battleship Yamato. The blog Brothers Brick tells us:

In a feat of LEGO naval engineering rivaled only by Malle Hawking’s USS Harry S Truman and Ed Diment’s HMS HoodJumpei Mitsui(JunLEGO) completed his World War II battleship Yamato today.


Jumpei built LEGO Yamato to answer the question he posed to himself all the way back in elementary school: “How big would Yamato be from a LEGO minifig’s perspective?” A third-year college student today, Jumpei can now demonstrate exactly what that would look like!

Breaking through the language barrier, Jumpei pioneered the use of Bricklink among Japanese LEGO fans to source the two hundred thousand LEGO elements necessary to build Yamato.

Yamato includes wonderful details like the Imperial chrysanthemum emblem on the bow and a brick-built Japanese navy flag flying from the bridge. The superstructure is especially impressive:


LEGO battleship Yamato superstructure


Video of the LEGO Ship Yamato

You can find more details on the Brothers Brick website and and impressive collection of photos on fBrick.


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