A Lego-mad fisherman spent three years building the world's biggest model of a US warship - only to find an American rival had beaten him by inches. Jim McDonough painstakingly built a 24ft scale model of the 890ft USS Missouri with thousands of toy bricks in Redford, near Arbroath in Angus. When he embarked on the model in his garage three years ago, his research told him it was going to be the biggest Lego ship in the world.Here's a picture of Our Hero with his creation:
Alas, it was not to be:
Here's the undisputed world champion Lego battleship:But it seems his effort was in vain - after he was been pipped at the post by Minneapolis-based enthusiast Dan Siskind, whose creation is 25.5ft long.Mr Siskind used more than one million Lego bricks to recreate the 1:35 scale of the USS Missouri.
Pretty cool, in a scary sort of way.