Awesome 50-pound Lego spaceship to get its own novel

Peter Mowry with the Marquis, a 56-inch Lego rendition of a spaceship in the novel he's working on.

(Credit: Caylin Feiring)

Apart from the massive collaborative re-creation of “The Wizard of Oz,” the recent Lego festival at Brickworld 2013 Chicago had plenty to gawk at.

Not least was an incredible Lego spaceship designed and built by Peter Mowry (aka Abathar). It’s called The Marquis.

Tipping the scales at about 50 pounds with roughly 16,500 bricks and standing 56 inches tall, the arc-shaped vessel took eight months to build. It has an elaborate original backstory with highly detailed, inspired illustrations.

It’s part of a fictional Hexan colonial fleet that features in a novel Mowry and friends are working on. As he describes them, the ships are truly enormous:

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