LEGO Artist Completes Four-Year Halo Project

LEGO Artist Completes Four-Year Halo Project

Mark Kelso's LEGO replica of the Spirit of Fire is seven-feet long and took four years to build.

I will confess that I've never been much of a fan of Halo. It's not that I dislike the series, it's more that I've never really felt much motivation to try it. That being the case, it doesn't take a hardcore Halo fan to recognize that Mark Kelso's LEGO brick replica of the UNSC Spirit of Fire is probably one of the coolest LEGO projects ever made.

Kelso just recently completed work on his Spirit of Fire model after four years of work. Four freaking years. The end result is a seven-foot long behemoth that's detailed as all heck and pretty much impossible to not be impressed by. According to Kelso, his model was based on a "heaven-sent" design given to him by one Heikki Anttila and, while he doesn't have an exact count for the project, he knows that it contains "more than six" LEGO bricks. Just eyeballing the thing in pictures I wouldn't be surprised if the count was closer to 600,000.

The real question, of course, is how it must feel to finally complete something of this size and scale after committing yourself to it for so long. "Suffice to say the moment I finally locked the final brick in place... was an accomplishment that I'll never be able to fully put into words," commented Kelso. "For me it was about having the tenacity to keep getting back up, no matter how many times life knocked me down, to see this bloody project through to its completion!" Here's hoping that Kelso has the guts to commit to another project like this so we can marvel at his work all over again a few years down the road.

Source: MOCPages

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There is a fine between dedication and insanity.

Unfortunately this man disassembled that line and used it for bricks in his project.

I would love to do an insane lego build, unfortunately I lack the work space and thousands of dollars to spend buying boxes of lego bricks.

From a distance it doesn't look like much, but the close ups show an insane level of attention to detail.

I'm just wondering why, out of all the iconic ships in the Halo series, he chose to make that one instead of, say, the Pillar of Autumn or even a plain ol' Covenant Cruiser.

Arnoxthe1:
I'm just wondering why, out of all the iconic ships in the Halo series, he chose to make that one instead of, say, the Pillar of Autumn or even a plain ol' Covenant Cruiser.

This was my first thought as well.

I actually enjoyed Halo Wars a bit, but why THAT ship?

Still, incredible project.

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:

Arnoxthe1:
I'm just wondering why, out of all the iconic ships in the Halo series, he chose to make that one instead of, say, the Pillar of Autumn or even a plain ol' Covenant Cruiser.

This was my first thought as well.

I actually enjoyed Halo Wars a bit, but why THAT ship?

Agreed. I'd imagine it would be easier to construct the Pillar of Autumn, since it has a more streamlined design with fewer protrusions. I guess he wanted more of a challenge. Either that, or he's a huge Halo Wars fan (I for one enjoyed the game despite its flaws).

That's sure a lot of grey bricks.

He was about half way through and then halo 4 came out and he was like '' shit, Infinity looks way cooler but I'm invested now :( ''

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:

Arnoxthe1:
I'm just wondering why, out of all the iconic ships in the Halo series, he chose to make that one instead of, say, the Pillar of Autumn or even a plain ol' Covenant Cruiser.

This was my first thought as well.

I actually enjoyed Halo Wars a bit, but why THAT ship?

Still, incredible project.

Well, aside from the UNSC Infinity, the Pillar of Autumn was the biggest ship in the UNSC fleet - and would have been the biggest when he started this project.

Hixy:
He was about half way through and then halo 4 came out and he was like '' shit, Infinity looks way cooler but I'm invested now :( ''

Well, now I know what *I* have to build...

An Ceannaire:

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:

Arnoxthe1:
I'm just wondering why, out of all the iconic ships in the Halo series, he chose to make that one instead of, say, the Pillar of Autumn or even a plain ol' Covenant Cruiser.

This was my first thought as well.

I actually enjoyed Halo Wars a bit, but why THAT ship?

Still, incredible project.

Well, aside from the UNSC Infinity, the Pillar of Autumn was the biggest ship in the UNSC fleet - and would have been the biggest when he started this project.

Pillar of Autumn?

Oh fuck no.

Pillar of Autumn was a [I]frigate[/i]. An old kind of frigate at that. There were still carriers, cruisers, repair ships, colony ships and things like the Spirit of Fire in existence.

Pillar of Autumn would've been small even compared to In Amber Clad (Halo 2) and Forward Unto Dawn (Halo 3).

Paragon Fury:

Pillar of Autumn?

Oh fuck no.

Pillar of Autumn was a frigate. An old kind of frigate at that. There were still carriers, cruisers, repair ships, colony ships and things like the Spirit of Fire in existence.

Pillar of Autumn would've been small even compared to In Amber Clad (Halo 2) and Forward Unto Dawn (Halo 3).

No, it was not a frigate. The Pillar is a Halcyon Class Cruiser. Not the biggest ship the UNSC had mind you, and it was old and obsolete before being refurbished prior to the Battle of Reach, but it was no minnow.

 

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