Saturday, March 14, 2009

SSRN Seaview (from 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'

Name of Model: SSRN Seaview
Created by: rh1985moc
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rh1985/sets/72157615066124872/
Details:
This is a model of the fictional glass nosed submarine from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. I'm not familiar with the series, but this microscale model looks great. The photography is spectacular too, with the custom LED 9V LEGO lighting on even as the sub floats in the bath tub (Kids: do NOT try this at home - water and electricity do NOT mix). I have to wonder what sort of water-proofing was done to allow the lights to run while the sub is near water. It's actually always a bit of a risk to put LEGO parts in water - if you don't dry the inside of the bricks well, mold can grow.

Edit: there's a surprising update on this in the comments. Normally I'd highlight it here, but since I'd prefer not to encourage a technique that may be dangerous (even if it did work in this case), I'll let you decide instead whether or not you want to view it.
This is Thursday's model of the day

1 comment:

rh1985moc said...

Hi, I built the Seaview and thanks for blogging it.

Regarding the LED lights I did not cheat this time :P (unlike the FBI building) but used LEGO 9V lights that seem to work underwater (for me at least!).