Valley Gunship

The gunship from the Hayao Miyazaki film "Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind".

 

Click here see the engines light up.

 

Building instructions can be downloaded here

  • Jeremy Devilbiss 3y

    This is just wonderful in every way!
  • MadLEGOman 3y

    Gotta love miyazaki stuff
  • Beau Donnan 3y

    Excellent attention to detail.
  • captainsmog 3y

    Absolutely fantastic!
    I love the movie; and I love your MOC!
  • smudgely 3y

    I have been admiring your stuff from afar for ages. Every one of your builds blows me away. This one is out of the park
  • Shannon Sproule 3y

    Nathan DeCastro You just inspired me to buy the manga :0
  • jwhittenburg 3y

    You really captured the landing gear, that really stands out! Very nice.
  • Marco Tagliaferri 3y

    Excellent!
  • Nate Rehm-Daly 3y

    Nice! I tried to make this once; I think I might try again now!
  • Mike 3y

    I love the wings, you nailed the shape there. The back cockpit and tail also look outstanding.

    I'm not as sold on the whole body shape though. It seems like you could use some more curvature in the overall shape (reference).
  • Tobias 3y

    I don't know the film, but this plane is reeeaally great. I'm almost speechless...
  • Andrew Becraft 3y

    Nathan DeCastro Agreed re: the manga. The movie he made in 1984 captures only about 1/7 of the overall story Miyazaki ended up writing over the following decade. He was publishing volumes of the manga well into the 90's. Obviously, I recommend the original Japanese, but the translations from VIZ aren't half bad. ;-)
  • Exxplosivo 3y

    yes yes yes YES YES

    you're my new favourite person
  • brickmack 3y

    Not familiar with the movie, but this looks awesome. The ends of the wings and area between the cockpits looks particularly nice.
  • Jon Hall 3y

    Andrew Becraft Agreed, the manga is brilliant, one of the best graphic novels or comics I've read. I think, even more than any of his films this manga is his masterwork, it's one of the few comic-book sci-fi worlds that manages to be both strikingly outlandish and yet utterly believable. It's a great story too.
  • vynsane 3y

    OMGOMGOMG! How did I miss this??? Thank goodness the 'LEGO Fantasy Aircraft" group showed up on my homepage just now... This is incredible, fantastic work.
  • Santos Sparky 3y

    Wow!
  • Outer Rim Emperor 3y

    Wow your airships are just too impressive!
  • M0KII 3y

    Wow....all of your Miazaki planes are so awesome!
  • raalkuun 2y

    beautifully done this is one of my all time favorite mangas
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Taken on March 18, 2012
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