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Heesen flagship Project Cosmos recreated in Lego competition

26 November 2020By Miranda Blazeby

The 80 metre Heesen in-build flagship superyacht Project Cosmos has been recreated in Lego after the Dutch yard challenged two teams to replicate the real thing.

Two finalist teams from the Dutch-Belgian version of the Lego Masters TV show met Heesen’s challenge, producing two models measuring just shy of two metres.

The first team, Martijn and Jos, used a total of 12,000 bricks to recreate Heesen’s largest yacht to date while the second team, Bjorn and Corneel, spent 150 hours digitally designing the yacht before spending 60 hours building it.

Marijn and Jos highlighted the “functionality” of their design.

“The tender doors can actually open up, the sun awnings really work and the cinema screen on the foredeck pops-up. And we’ve even included lighting so that you can see the interior.”

Meanwhile Bjorn and Corneel built their yacht horizontally.

“[Our design] looks like a 3D-printed scale model, because we used a horizontal building technique instead of stacking bricks vertically.

“We are particularly proud of the curves of the bow and how we got every detail correct, from the furniture and the tenders to the jet skis.”

Currently under construction, the 80 metre all-aluminium superyacht Project Cosmos features exterior styling by British studio Winch Design and an interior penned by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design.

Sold in March 2018, Project Cosmos will feature a propulsion package of four MTU 4000 M73 engines totalling 19,000hp for a top speed of 30 knots.

Key features include a certified helideck at the bow, tender garage beneath and central staircase shaped “like a snail shell,” Sinot said.

Accommodation on board is for a total of 12 guests split across six cabins, including a main deck master suite, bridge-deck VIP and four lower deck cabins. The crew quarters is large enough for a staff of 19 people.

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