LEGO® SS Edmund Fitzgerald Freighter MOC

Downloadable Content: PDF Instructions Book & Parts List

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To some extent, the fate of this ship is unbelievable as it is one of the few, famous ones that sunk in a lake, or more exactly – Lake Superior. Launched in 1958, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald served as a freighter ship in the Great Lakes until she met her fate in 1975 during a heavy storm which brought her down to the depths of Lake Superior along with her 29-men crew…

This was my attempt in building a LEGO SS Edmund Fitzgerald Freighter at an approximate 1:1000 scale, although the hull is wider than it is supposed to be. What I wanted to achieve was a unique approach in building this ship in a micro-scale.

It is built at a 1:1000 scale and is to scale with the Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer, the Ticonderoga-Class Cruiser and other ships in my collection.

The Bobby Brix Channel 2021.

This product contains a fully detailed instructions book with a parts list.

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12 MB

Model Designer

The Bobby Brix Channel

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Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Edge


SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in Lake Superior during a storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29 men. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there. She was located in deep water on November 14, 1975, by a U.S. Navy aircraft detecting magnetic anomalies, and found soon afterwards to be in two large pieces.

For 17 years, Edmund Fitzgerald carried taconite iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota, to iron works in Detroit, Toledo, and other Great Lakes ports. As a workhorse, she set seasonal haul records six times, often breaking her own record.

Carrying a full cargo of ore pellets with Captain Ernest M. McSorley in command, she embarked on her ill-fated voyage from Superior, Wisconsin, near Duluth, on the afternoon of November 9, 1975. En route to a steel mill near Detroit, Edmund Fitzgerald joined a second taconite freighter, SS Arthur M. Anderson. By the next day, the two ships were caught in a severe storm on Lake Superior, with near hurricane-force winds and waves up to 35 feet (11 m) high. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., Edmund Fitzgerald suddenly sank in Canadian (Ontario) waters 530 feet (88 fathoms; 160 m) deep, about 17 miles (15 nautical miles; 27 kilometers) from Whitefish Bay near the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario—a distance Edmund Fitzgerald could have covered in just over an hour at her top speed.

Source: Wikipedia


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