The USS Intrepid is an aircraft carrier that was commissioned in 1943. Intrepid no longer travels the world’s oceans; she was moved to New York City in 1982 and became part of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum.
“Intrepid” is a good name for a ship; this aircraft carrier is the fourth Navy ship to use that name. Intrepid means resolutely courageous. If you are intrepid, you will not be afraid, and you will not give up.
Intrepid is also a good way to describe Ed Diment, the person who made a scale model of the Intrepid aircraft carrier with Lego blocks. It was a huge challenge, but apparently he wasn’t afraid and he didn’t give up.
The model is 23 feet (6.8m) long – the largest Lego ship ever built! The detail is mind-boggling. Look at Mr. Diment’s photos of every step in the building process. I wonder how long it took him to build it?
I hope this isn’t rude, but… the name Ed Diment makes me think of the word demented, which means crazy. Maybe you need to be a little crazy to finish such a difficult project!
What have you made that was difficult or time-consuming?