The LEGO-replica of the Huáscar (Ironclad) ship, consisting of about 1,500 LEGO pieces, is the work of art by AFOL Luis Peña (who goes by the username LuisPG on the LEGO Ideas website) for his love for this historical ship.
For the benefit of those of you who are wondering what this ship was – the Huáscar was an ironclad ship built in Britain for Peru way back during the 1860s. She was the flagship of the Peruvian Navy and played a part in the Battle of Pacocha and the War of the Pacific (between 1879-1883) before it was being captured and commissioned into the Chilean Navy.
The Huáscar is one of the very few early-ironclad-era warships still afloat today, and it’s now a floating museum and a memorial, where you can find displays of many objects and relics recovered from the Navy Warehouses or donated by private citizens from the Talcahuano and Concepción area. If you’re interested to find out more, you can read more about the Huáscar here.
Check out more images (8 in total) of Luis’ LEGO-rendition of the Huáscar below:
Would You Like To See This Historial Ship Being Produced As An Official LEGO Ideas Set?
This Huáscar build is not an official LEGO set yet. So if you like to see this historical ship being produced as an official LEGO Ideas website, then make sure you vote for Luis’ submission in the LEGO Ideas website below: