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Delphinus beta by Stevolteon Delphinus beta by Stevolteon
Ugh, the light was nowhere near as good as I was hoping so it's a bit grim and grainy, but here it is! My improved Lego Delphinus.

What started out as a small tweak turned into a complete rebuild. The old version was close given the source material I was working from but open to vast improvement. The bow bulge was far too small before and though it's a nightmare of a shape to capture in Lego I think it turned out okay.

Because of the perspective of the main reference for my first version the prow was too long and wide and the superstructure (especially the bridge) was too small. All that has been fixed AND I managed to get the torpedo tubes in. I even have swap out parts for open tubes!

Despite being a fairly minor detail the anchors were one of the parts I agonised over the most, and the solution I have in place is a very basic representation at best. If inspiration strikes I'll update them. The flanks are also a bit gappy, but again it's a shape that just doesn't lend itself to Lego.

Anyway, over all I'm fairly happy with it. I'd have liked to get a picture of the old and new side by side but a large amount of its predecessor was repurposed for this build so alas it is no more!
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Gyrostar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Being a lover of both Legos and Skies of Arcadia, this makes me squee on the inside.
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Good to know! Hopefully I should have some more coming soon.
thegeekofwar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
that game was amazing.
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hell yeah it was!

I still hope against hope for an HD re-release, or at least one that marries the increased content of the Gamecube version with the superior sound quality of the Dreamcast original.
Leoanda Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really impressed by this, it's really well done. Amazing work!
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much!
Thraggdrasil Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
amazing work, i love the old and new age feel it carries.
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, that's one of the reasons it appeals to me so much as well.
katze316 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, I particularly love how you formed the hull and the turrets.
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, the turrets were actually one of the areas I spent the most time agonising over. They're a huge improvement on the previous version but in a literal sense not all that close to the in game model. I'm satisfied I couldn't have got them better with the parts currently available though!
Natsustorm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Could you send me a schematic(if you have one) so i can build my own? I mean, I can't buy this model can I?

Stevolteon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
With regards the schematic, possibly!

The design was originally made in MLCAD and the construction is broken down into steps like the instructions on a real Lego model. If you have MLCAD (you might also be able to open the file in Lego Digital Designer, but I'm not sure on that) I will happily send you the original file.

If you don't have either program I think there's a way to get MLCAD to kick out the instructions as a PDF, but I haven't done it before so it may take me a little while to figure out.

Do be warned however, the model is nowhere near as stable as an official Lego model. Some of the sections are extremely tricky to put together and the finished piece is rather fragile. This is the downside to desigining things on computer where friction and gravity don't play a part!

Also, I don't have exact figures to hand, but if you're starting from scratch be prepared for the parts to set you back a couple of hundred. Much of my version was recycled from my previous model but to complete it I had to make several orders from BrickLink sellers and it wasn't cheap.
That said a number of parts were only just released at the time, making them hard to come by and therefore expensive. Now they've been in more sets the price should have dropped significantly.
Natsustorm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Can I just use pieces from other Lego sets? Such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Ninjago, etc? Because I don't have any way of purchasing the original pieces of the Lego Delphinus online. Lack of a credit/debit account, if you will?
Is it possible to build the Delphinus from pieces out of any of the Lego sets I just mentioned?
Email me at to let me know. I can check my email on my new Nokia windows phone.
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Replied via e-mail, but in case anyone else is curious the only parts which you can't find in sets are the gun barrels. They are Lego "rigid hose", but had to be cut to length.

It does contain 758 parts though, and whether you can find them all in those themes I can't guarantee!
PropheticFiver Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I too would love the schematics for this, if at all possible.  I am in love with this thing...
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm having a little trouble making the PDF file, it keeps coming up as corrupted for some reason, but I'll see if I can figure something out.
PropheticFiver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thanks :)
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Links to the instructions now available here.
Fenix86 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thats a heck of a job on that model! I love it!
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You might be a bit critical, but I think this looks great! Looks like it was hard work too. Don't drop it now! Moonstone Cannon, Fire!
shadownickmcnick Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
dude...thats hype! i love it!
duckboy314 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Damn. That is skill.
TheeScared-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ChrisM38 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Very cool! :3
Sarijanju Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tungskyline Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me like space battleships!!! :squee: :D :D
It looks fantastic!!
jasonmg1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
ClefJ Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohoo. Very cool!
dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Wow! What's the source material?
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The ship is from Skies of Arcadia, a JRPG originally on the Dreamcast re-released on the Gamecube. This is about the best in game picture I could find, and it shows the super weapon being fired which I didn't manage to fit in this model: [link]

The plan view I was working from which allowed me to make these improvements was this: [link]
dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Ah. Never played it. I was hoping it was the ship from an 70s space scifi anime I can't remember the name of.
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Space Battleship Yamato?
dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I think it was more science-y.

I know SyFy channel played it really late when they were still doing aniMondays.
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Quite lovely as usual. :clap:
SkylaComics Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking really sweet now :) Keep up the great work!
Biggreengribbly Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012

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