Battlestar Galactica - Life-sized! - 5 million blocks!

730 diamonds
  • 65,450
    Views, 102 today
  • 14,798
    Downloads, 14 today
  • 204 Favorites
  • Flag / Report

Get Embed Code

Ragnur Le Barbare
Retired Moderator
Level 57 : Grandmaster Caveman
IMPORTANT: to fully appreciate this project, you MUST use SMP's 2263 texture pack and McPatcher's "connected textures" function! Download link here.

Well, here's my latest, and biggest build yet: the famous Battlestar Galactica, flagship of the famous TV show of the same name. This beast took me a heck of a long time, and is far from finished. Stay posted, updates, prettier renders and screenshots will come soon(ish)!

High-definition render

Before you say "OliverFrenchie took credit for it", he is my official PR person/redditor. So yeah, he can post links and videos. You too, if you link this post :)

Project infos:


Outer hull: almost complete, the only things needed being the details of the lower engines section, and overall finishing touches, straightening of crooked curves, etc.

Interiors: see "features" section

Time spent building:
4 and a half months

Ship dimensions: around 1400 x 500 x 200 blocks

Block count: 5,043,664 and growing

Please note that this is only a small sample, if you download and explore the ship, you will discover a lot more!

Flight pods
- Landing Bay:


Once in the landing bay, you can access the passenger tubes via doors, regularly placed on the side of the bay. There, lifts will take you to the hangar deck.

- Hangar Deck:

From above...


And from below. (notice the elevator platform, that can transport fighters and shuttles to and from the landing bay)


One of the many launch tubes control rooms:


And a Viper ready to be launched.


Main Hull
Corridors, corridors, lots of corridors:


Ship causeway (what they use to transfer ships from one flight pod to the other):


Passenger causeway: this big corridor houses several carts, that allow people to cross the whole length of the ship, from the "alligator head" to the engines. Skilled raptor pilots can also try and lose Cylon fighters there (Blood&Chrome).


FTL drive core:


More to come!

From the BSG wiki:

Galactica (BS 75) is a veteran battlestar and the last of her kind still in service with the Colonial Fleet at the time of the destruction of the Twelve Colonies. Built during the early days of the Cylon War, she remains the only military vessel without integrated computer networks. Without networked computers, Galactica never upgrades to the new integrated defense system software developed by Dr. Gaius Baltar and his team. Because of this and other factors, she becomes one of only two known battlestars (the other being Pegasus) to survive the renewed Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies. At the time of this attack, she was part of the 75th Battlestar Group (BSG-75).
Progress: 55% Complete
Tags:Ragnur, Spaceship, Battlestar, Galactica, BSG, Pew Pew, Scifi, Space, Megabuild, Air Structure

More Projects by Ragnur Le BarbareView All

Update #3 : 01/15/2013 5:13:54 pm1/15/13

- Ship causeway (bow): junction complete between starboard and port flight pod
- Passenger causeway; almost complete (it's just missing the carts and some places to park them)
- FTL drive core (bow): almost complete (mushroom blocks need fixing, passenger causeway needs camouflaging. Will do later.)


Update #2 : 01/03/2013 10:11:24 am1/03/13

Work started on the retractable arms (bow of the ship)

- Corridors and lifts complete
- Ship causeway complete

Update #1 : 12/15/2012 12:24:51 pm12/15/12

Work started on the flight pods interiors:

- Landing bay: 75% complete, needs finishing touches, smaller ships, and lighting.

- Hangar deck: -> 95% done for the port flight pod
-> 50% done for the starboard flight pod.

Previous block count: 4,300,325

Comments :

Join us to post comments.

1 - 50 of 406

Level 22
Expert Mountaineer
July 29, 2014, 9:26 am

wow... its just perfect!

Level 4
Apprentice Network
June 4, 2014, 2:42 pm

Wow this sucks its only like 30 blocks wide and tall

Level 2
Apprentice Miner
July 25, 2014, 6:02 pm

lol its not

Level 4
Apprentice Network
August 10, 2014, 5:57 am

lolo im thinking wrong back then i remember eating german pastries when on this site

Level 2
Apprentice Miner
March 5, 2014, 12:36 pm

Does It Have An Interior?

Level 1
New Miner
March 2, 2014, 4:45 am

Ehm, is it okay that when I load the map, I see nothing but whiteness? Help?

Level 3
Apprentice Miner
March 31, 2014, 11:10 am

Same with me!

Level 1
New Miner
February 25, 2014, 4:56 pm

Dang! That is one of the greatest builds ever created!!! FIVE STARS!

Level 37
Artisan Mage
February 24, 2014, 10:34 am

+1 Gem

Level 14
Journeyman Zombie
January 22, 2014, 10:27 am

700th Diamond!

Level 8
Apprentice Dolphin
January 19, 2014, 5:01 am

you sir deserve a download and a diamond

Level 29
Expert Electrician
January 14, 2014, 10:28 am

What tool did you use to make the HQ render?

Level 5
Apprentice Explorer
December 16, 2013, 5:58 am

OMG I love battlestar galactica and this makes it even better

Level 38
Artisan Dragon
December 9, 2013, 6:32 pm


Level 56
Grandmaster Senpai
October 9, 2013, 11:20 pm

You made the top 30 on The Best Minecraft Projects Ever page on pcgamesn.com! Here's the link:http://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/best-minecraft-builds-ever-30-incredible-projects/page/0/14

Level 1
New Crafter
September 9, 2013, 4:28 am

WoW. This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen done, EVER. + I was the 665 diamond!!!

Level 11
Journeyman Narwhal
August 12, 2013, 11:07 am

This is impressive, i'm amazed that you actually managed to even build the hull of the Galactica. How much free time do you have!?

Level 27
Expert Creeper Hugger
August 11, 2013, 7:55 am

you should update this to add the other ships like Colonial 1, AstralQueen, Cloud 9, Geminon traveller...

Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
August 7, 2013, 8:42 pm

how do i get inside the main ship

Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
August 7, 2013, 8:26 pm

im downloading it and giving daimond

Level 1
New Miner
July 29, 2013, 4:32 pm

how do I download it?

Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
August 7, 2013, 8:43 pm

get 7zip and then click world save and it should take you too the download link website

Level 7
Apprentice Skinner
July 26, 2013, 5:24 am

Love it :D

Level 12
Journeyman Engineer
July 23, 2013, 4:12 pm

When will it be completely finished?

Level 28
Expert Architect
July 21, 2013, 6:29 pm

this is cray cray

Level 3
Apprentice Architect
July 20, 2013, 6:58 am

Where did u get this from? Star Trek?
Awesome work btw. :P

Level 11
Journeyman Narwhal
August 12, 2013, 11:05 am

Seriously? It says that it is the Battlestar Galactica, from the frakking show.

Level 1
New Miner
August 5, 2013, 6:38 pm

Seriously?......It would have the name Star Trek somewhere, it does not...its from frakking Battlestar Galactica....

Level 17
Journeyman Architect
July 18, 2013, 2:20 pm


Level 1
New Miner
July 1, 2013, 2:23 pm

You sir are my hero!

Level 13
Journeyman Dragonborn
June 28, 2013, 11:53 pm

i tought that was a photo

Level 71
Legendary Alien
June 27, 2013, 9:51 pm


Level 1
New Miner
June 21, 2013, 11:24 pm

this is an amazing build and I would love to xfer it to my starmade server. will I need to load mcedit to upload the ship itself?

Level 22
Expert Toast
June 7, 2013, 12:02 pm

Holy sweet mother of female dogs, this is amazing

Level 6
Apprentice Ranger
May 2, 2013, 4:12 pm

oh come on this isnt life sized. i could step on the whole thing if i wanted too.

Level 1
New Explorer
May 9, 2013, 1:08 pm

I don't see you making this amazing work of art. Douchebag.

Level 37
Artisan Blob
April 27, 2013, 2:57 pm

By hand? If so, IMPRESSIVE!!! If not, STILL IMPRESSIVE!!!!

Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
April 27, 2013, 2:17 pm

how do I use the world save

Level 1
New Miner
April 26, 2013, 7:50 am

You must have no life at all to be able to build something like that!

Ps: Go to cwilax582craft now at [email protected]

Level 1
New Miner
April 26, 2013, 7:47 am


Level 35
Artisan Pixel Painter
April 25, 2013, 1:41 pm

I only see theseus. pm me if anyone understands this reference.

Level 35
Artisan Pixel Painter
April 27, 2013, 7:23 pm

really? no one?

Level 22
Expert Toast
April 15, 2013, 12:23 pm

Diamond. Battle Star Galactica is awesome.

Minecraft Planitia
Level 33
Artisan Engineer
April 15, 2013, 8:00 am

This hull work is simply stunning, very nice work. I hope our ships at MC Planitia can come to this size and detail some day!

Ragnur Le Barbare
Retired Moderator
Level 57
Grandmaster Caveman
April 15, 2013, 8:05 am

Ahah, thanks :) I'm sure you will!

Level 28
Expert Pokemon
April 4, 2013, 8:30 pm

Jesus that's huge. Amazing. :)

Level 1
New Crafter
March 8, 2013, 1:30 pm

very cool build. i like what you did with the viper hangars. lots of detail and u got all the colours right

btw guys: check out our aircraft carrier: http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/peacemaker-aircraft-carrier/

Level 1
New Explorer
February 22, 2013, 6:48 pm

Sir, I tip my hat to you.

Level 15
Journeyman Scribe
February 22, 2013, 6:07 am

DUUUDE I need a .zip :(

Level 15
Journeyman Scribe
February 18, 2013, 9:00 am

This is a beauty.

Level 10
Journeyman Taco
February 15, 2013, 2:04 pm

can i use it for my server?

Level 9
Apprentice Engineer
February 7, 2013, 11:18 pm

awsome mate though it was a real picture

Level 8
Apprentice Engineer
February 5, 2013, 11:20 am

your getting there

Level 26
Expert Pixel Painter
January 28, 2013, 8:33 am


Level 26
Expert Pixel Painter
January 27, 2013, 10:23 am

how's it going with the judgement on the cave in contest I cant wait to see who wins the contest :D

Level 1
New Explorer
January 26, 2013, 1:10 am

Diamonded, Hope that helps you get to your level 45.

Ragnur Le Barbare
Retired Moderator
Level 57
Grandmaster Caveman
January 26, 2013, 1:12 am

thanks :p

Level 42
Master Enderdragon
January 26, 2013, 12:27 am

That is just amazing.

Level 29
Expert Robot
January 24, 2013, 11:32 pm

Woah I'm impressed.

Level 55
Grandmaster Pyro
January 24, 2013, 9:23 am

how did i miss it when you posted this?? >.< and god dang it... now i'm gonna have to buy my school a new chair cause i just ruined it >.>

Level 7
Apprentice Engineer
January 17, 2013, 7:10 pm

How do you take that high-definition render?

Ragnur Le Barbare
Retired Moderator
Level 57
Grandmaster Caveman
January 17, 2013, 10:44 pm

Chunky, as with the other renders. Except that I made it render a bigger image, so it shows more details :)

Level 55
Grandmaster Ninja
January 15, 2013, 3:47 pm

OMG now all we need is a viper/raider mod with basestars

Level 21
Expert Dragonborn
January 9, 2013, 7:58 am

I got lost and cant find the door!

Site Moderator
Level 48
Master Baconator
January 4, 2013, 4:33 am

what, you're not done yet? *snickers*

Ragnur Le Barbare
Retired Moderator
Level 57
Grandmaster Caveman
January 4, 2013, 4:50 am


Level 21
Expert Dragonborn
January 7, 2013, 4:57 am

To finish all details its going to take a REALLY LONG time. I couldnt do this.

Retired Moderator
Level 8
Apprentice Toast
January 3, 2013, 3:40 pm


Level 11
Journeyman Narwhal
January 3, 2013, 11:23 am

This... is HUGE. I don't even know how to describe it

Level 24
Expert Pirate
December 31, 2012, 12:17 pm

4+ million blocks hmmm.... thats alot, and i thought i was building big... 158x952x148 is big right(included air)? is the 4+ million with or without air blocks?

really congrats with the outside details, looks stunning.

Level 6
Apprentice Pokemon
December 28, 2012, 9:18 am

............. it so awesome that's all i can say

1 - 50 of 406