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    Hey all you fellow sci-if nerds check out this website. It lets you compare sci-fi spaceships (and real ones) with objects in real life.

    https://parkmyspaceship.com/E4UwxgTA...KpUALGojZNe1EA

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    Now there's a time sink. Thanks - I think.
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    Rats. Turns out there's no way I can fit a Battlestar in my driveway...

    Edit to add: I can just squeeze in an X-Wing, though. But I'd have to move my boat and trailer. Tough call...

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    Default Re: Sci-fi nerds

    (6) Starship Size Comparison 2021 - YouTube

    The only thing it lacks are a couple of capital ships from The Expanse. O, and Ringworld too.
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    Yes, they just have the Cant and the Nauvoo besides the Roci. Have you seen all the cool Lego and 3d printer models of the Roci and other Expanse ships that people make? Some of them are fantastic. Folks spend over a thousand dollars on Lego blocks to make some of these ships. On top of the cost for the plans. Truly fanatic.

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    While they only exist in books, I'm sure there's enough descriptive detail to get some of the Culture ships in there (Iain M. Banks). Better keep Grey Matter out of it though, to keep things family-friendly.
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    My next-door (across-the-street, really) neighbor has a Tardis in his backyard. The "stuck in police call box mode" seems to be a common problem among these things. I wonder if, as a residence, it would be assessed at the square footage of the exterior, or interior. And I have no idea how to translate that into Lego plans, at least without a few extra dimensions.

    My top choices for starships, I think, would be (in vague order of preference more or less):

    1. Millenium Falcon (Kessel run in 12 parsec, and .5 past light speed, plus an engaging lack of symmetry and a killer underdog vibe)
    2. Serenity (another tramp freighter... I'm seeing a pattern here)

    Hmm.. That might be about all I'm interested in.

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    I have always been convinced, without any evidence, that the millennium falcon is based on a human hand.
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