Harry S. Truman Aircraft Carrier. An IT consultant from Munich put everything on the line when he constructed an enormous version of the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier. Malle Hawking risked his family life and his wallet in 2006, spending more than $15,000 and a year working on the project. Inspired by a documentary, Hawking built the nearly 15-foot-long model using Internet photos and roughly 300,000 bricks, the Daily Mail reported at the time. He also landed a world record. Hawking's feat continues to impress today. "This aircraft carrier is absolutely stunning" Webb said.