For their latest comparison video, MetaBallStudios looks at the relative sizes of boats, submarines, and other watercraft from movies, video games, and TV shows. They kick things off with the microscopic Kraken II pod from Innerspace, and wrap up with the city-sized Pravda vessel from the anime Girls Und Panzer.
THE BEST Ships
LEGO builder Iyan Ha created this detailed model of an ancient Roman warship. Other than the fabric sails and capes, dyed ropes, and custom stickers, every part is an off-the shelf LEGO brick. We love the colorful shields along the sides of the ship, and the armor on the minifigs. Show your support for the design on LEGO Ideas.
Inspired by a fan-submitted design, this LEGO set lets you build your own pirate ship, shipwrecked on an island. The 2545-piece kit features lots of awesome details like a captain’s cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell, while the island splits in half to reveal treasure. Measures over 23″ H x 25″ W x 12″ D when complete.
So when you’ve got to dry dock a big ship, you need to get it out of the water somehow. Watch in awe as Boskalis show off their BOKA Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy lift sea vessel. Measuring over 900 feet long, it’s capable of lifting even the enormous Carnival Vista cruise ship.
Timelab.pro captured this incredible footage of 50 Years of Victory and Yamal, two Russian icebreaker vessels as they headed out across the Arctic Ocean. These nuclear-powered ships use their 75,000 horsepower engines to cut through ice up to 9.2 feet thick to reach the northernmost waters of the Russian Federation.
Born from the LEGO Ideas website comes a 962-piece set which lets you build an old-timey ship inside of a clear plastic bottle with a LEGO cork. The ship features sails, cannons, and a crow’s nest, and the bottle sites on a stand with compass and globe details. Drops 2/1/18.
Get a unique perspective on a rusted out shipwreck, as a kayaker takes us on a slow float through the submerged innards of the Evangelia Shipwreck, which rests on Romania’s Black Sea coast. It’s surprisingly relaxing, but we can only imagine how creepy it would be in the dark.
The YARA Birkeland will be the world’s first autonomous and zero-emission container ship. It will be manned when it launches in 2018, but is expected to launch, sail and dock on its own by 2020. It will reduce YARA’s diesel truck haulage by up to 40,000 trips a year.
Back in November 2015, Rosarito Underwater Park sank a former Mexican Navy battleship as the basis for an artificial reef. Photographer JP Ussel was on hand with a plethora of GoPros to capture the action from inside and outside the ship as it met its final resting place.
This incredible 4K time-lapse by Toby Smith was taken aboard the Gunhilde Maersk, a large container ship, as it makes its way from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Ningbo, China. The visual spectacle that plays out before us more than makes up for the lack of sound.