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NCC-3801 Ptolemy (Transport/Tug)
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The Ptolemy is another conjectural starship class designed by Franz Joseph using hull components of the Constitution class. It is designed to connect with 200m long transport containers.
About this creation
Like the Saladin this starship has a reconfigured interior with main engineering located centrally on F/G Decks. But unlike the Saladin it sports two warp nacelles, rather than a single one, supported on pylons slung underneath the saucer. Alone it is 222 meters in length and carries only light armaments (2 phaser banks) as it is intended to operate well within Federation borders or be accompanied by support craft. With a transport container attached it is about 283 meters, but it is capable of carrying as many as three containers in tandem, which brings the total length to 687 meters. (For comparison the Galaxy-class Enterprise-D is 641 meters.)



This LDD model is so ungainly that I could only get screenshots from a few angles – the fog of war hides distant parts and makes it look like the ship is missing a chunk. And I certainly couldn’t capture the whole thing with a container attached. Definitely reaching the upper limits of what LDD can do.



Piece count: 62,091 (empty hull only)
File size: 2.4MB (Sadly MOCpages doesn't support a file upload that big!)



Once attached the turbolifts are integrated with the container for easy access. Crew complement is 220, with 14 decks.



An indication of the scale of the LDD model if built IRL – it would be 16.9 feet long, or 5.55m. Like all my models it is in Minifig scale, or 1:40. If you build it, they will come (fanboys, debt collectors, and court-assigned psychologists).



Update 2017.05.04: I finally got some screenshots with the container attached. Sorry I didn't bother with the markings though!




Comments

 I made it 
  December 6, 2015
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Spectacular! This is an amazing model and I am stunned by the scale. I remember a book from my youth that had all of the original series "expanded universe" ships (my knowledge of Star Trek beyond the series and movies is limited). Is this where you got it from? We need more pictures though and some indication to the viewers about how massive this model is. But I know how big this is and I am very impressed. Well done!
I've added a scale drawing from the Star Fleet Technical Manual to show how big the Lego model would be.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2015
Fantastic work! I love your attention to detail :)
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  October 16, 2015
Outstanding job!
 I made it 
  October 8, 2015
I suppose it would be possible to build this on a non-LEGO frame, though that might offend the purists.
Quoting Gabor Pauler Impressive size! If I were you, I had design some hollow space in Jeffries-tubes for massive steel girder rods. Once it is built later there will be no problem with the structural support. Another solution is raise some funds to assemble it in its original working environment: in orbit. (However I have no idea how fragile ABS becomes close to absolute zero degree).
 I like it 
  October 8, 2015
My PC struggles with 5,500 pieces... 62,000, my god, your PC must be a gift from the Lord... It's impressive, that is!
  October 8, 2015
Impressive size! If I were you, I had design some hollow space in Jeffries-tubes for massive steel girder rods. Once it is built later there will be no problem with the structural support. Another solution is raise some funds to assemble it in its original working environment: in orbit. (However I have no idea how fragile ABS becomes close to absolute zero degree).
 I made it 
  October 7, 2015
Right, these are from the Star Fleet Technical Manual which has been reprinted many times since 1975. I've now also added a scale drawing using pictures from the book.
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Spectacular! This is an amazing model and I am stunned by the scale. I remember a book from my youth that had all of the original series "expanded universe" ships (my knowledge of Star Trek beyond the series and movies is limited). Is this where you got it from? We need more pictures though and some indication to the viewers about how massive this model is. But I know how big this is and I am very impressed. Well done!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2015
All of your builds are amazing. and I wish we could truly see this in its entirety. BOAJEWD.
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  October 7, 2015
Spectacular! This is an amazing model and I am stunned by the scale. I remember a book from my youth that had all of the original series "expanded universe" ships (my knowledge of Star Trek beyond the series and movies is limited). Is this where you got it from? We need more pictures though and some indication to the viewers about how massive this model is. But I know how big this is and I am very impressed. Well done!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2015
This and all your ships are amazing! I can not wait to see more!!! Your models have inspired many of my recent builds, keep it up!!
 
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