Building a cruise ship is just like completing any other large and momentous task: You do it piece by piece, bit by bit. Gizmodo recently posted a time-lapse video of the mesmerizing construction process, filmed by German video production company MK timelapse. The footage shows cranes and pulleys assembling the AIDAprima—the new flagship of German cruise line AIDA Cruises—at the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan.

The 124,500 gross ton vessel was finally completed in early 2016, and hit the open sea in April. Today, it carries 3300 passengers and 900 crew members. Watch the AIDAprima slowly transform from an empty metal shell into a grand, $645 million ocean liner as the months fly by in the video above.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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