I was in the middle of reading Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne when I suddenly wanted to do something with my hands.

I admit, this is probably extremely geeky, but I attempted to create a lego model of Captain Nemo’s submarine, The Nautilus.

Considering the limited number of legos I had to work with, I think my creation came out well.

Instead of the large panels that open up to show the sea, located in the saloon, I put large semi-circular windows near the stern that would serve same purpose.

“The sea was distinctly visible for at least a mile around the Nautilus. What a spectacle, unrolled itself before us! What pen could possibly describe it?” Pg. 109, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Through the windows at either side of our apartment we looked out into this unexplored abyss” Pg. 110.
Behind the steersman’s cage, Professor, is placed a powerful electric reflector, the rays of which light up the sea for half a mile in front of him.” Pg. 101
“It swam backward toward the Nautilus and at great speed, watching us the while with its huge staring green eyes. Its eight arms (or rather, feet) were twice as long as its body and twisted like the snakes in the Furies hair.” Pg. 420
I saw rocks hung with a tapestry of zoophytes in the most beautiful pattern, and I was struck by the peculiar effect of this medium.” Pg. 127

I thought I was doing really good with my lego collection until I came across this lego model, which trumps mine. To add insult to injury, then I found this amazing lego scene of the giant cephalopod attack and ensuing battle.