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Lego SHIPtember day 31: The Maiden Voyage of the SpaceSHIP Disqualifier
After a grueling 31 days of near constant activity at the Filler Brick Shipyards, today the Deep Space Quantum Leap Field Research Vessel, affectionately nicknamed *The Disqualifier*, was released for it's maiden flight. Build to exact specifications, the ship measures 99.9 studs in length and weighs 3.349 kilo. The exact number of components used to construct the SHIP are not known but estimates range anywhere from 3000 to 5000.
Construction of the ship would not have been possible without the valuable information gathered by Filler Bricks Industrial Espionage Department, which have been scouring the Flickr webs for technological innovation. Rumors that the engine design was based on work by Fazoom Heavy Industries, GunnBuilding Corporation and noblebun Digital Designs have all been vehemently denied though for fear of litigation.
The maiden voyage of the SHIP took it to Mars orbit as seen in the picture. Equipment tests are expected to take a week or two to complete. After that, the SHIP will return to base on the moon for some tuning and upgrading. There have been unconfirmed reports that the current engine configuration does not yield the power requirements for generating the Quantum Leap Field and that a radical overhaul is scheduled to add a third engine system. However, the Shipyard crew will need at least a month to recover from their exertion and clean-up operations will take a significant amount of time before the Shipyard is back to a state where such a massive project can be undertaken. The financial department had also warned that the project is already over budget and inventory is low. The future of the SHIP is therefore uncertain.