Who builds the best Heesen yacht in Legos?

Dutch yacht builder Heesen Yachts is currently building one of the world’s largest and fastest full-aluminium motor yachts – the 80-metre Project Cosmos. The company has now challenged two teams to build the ship in Lego bricks and set up a competition to determine the winner.

The Lego versions of the yacht have not been built by Heesen’s engineers and craftsmen, but by the two finalist teams from the Dutch-Belgian television show Lego Masters. To be able to include actual Lego Minifigures (commonly referred to as minifigs) on board, the scale needed to be 1:42, which means the models measure nearly two metres.

The end result can be seen in the video below. To determine which is best, Heesen has set up a competition in which people can vote for their favourite on Heesen’s website. By voting you can win a win a Heesen Lego fan package.

Project Cosmos

Cosmos is a tri-decked, 1700 gross tonnage yacht with four engines and more than 19,000 horsepower. Its profile was designed by British studio Winch Design. It will be capable of reaching close to 30 knots once delivered and have an efficient cruising speed of 20+ knots. The 80-metre yacht is to be launched in 2021.

Project Cosmos under construction.

Project Cosmos artist impression.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.