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Toa_Of_Justice

Sea Gull Boat

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UPDATE: Please see the latest version a few posts below.

One day, I saw this sleek vehicle on a framed cover image in a Cracker Barrel restaurant:

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After doing some research and finding out that the vehicle was called a "Sea Gull Boat," I decided to MOC it in LEGO Digital Designer:

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LXF File - Brickshelf Gallery - Original article (on page 49)

Note: You may need to rename the LXF file with an .lxf extension and save it as "All Files," otherwise it may save as a .zip folder.

Credits:

* Victor W. Strode of Portland, Oregon (for the original invention)

* Edgar F. Wittmack (for the cover illustration)

* Popular Science (for making their magazine available online)

* Superkalle (for LEGO Universe mode)

-Toa Of Justice

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Wow, this is really cool. You got the shape pretty well. It seems Lego had a look at this when designing the curved pieces :thumbup::tongue:

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Very unique design, and you captured it quite well. It's a very strange looking boat, but in a good way. Nice work! :thumbup:

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It's good! I'd lengthen the bow by 1 more brick though since it looks a little chubby for a streamlined boat! :laugh:

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Thanks for the comments, everyone! :classic:

Wow, this is really cool. You got the shape pretty well. It seems Lego had a look at this when designing the curved pieces :thumbup::tongue:

Thanks! That's an interesting thought regarding the curved pieces. :tongue:

It's good! I'd lengthen the bow by 1 more brick though since it looks a little chubby for a streamlined boat! :laugh:

Like this?

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LXF File

-Toa Of Justice

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Like this?

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Yes, Thats better, Looks like it could go fast now! :thumbup:

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A beautiful ship indeed, I may have to download this and see what I can use for inspiration :laugh::thumbup:

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Very nice smooth and sleek design Toa_of_Justice. I think you pretty much nailed the overall look right on the bulls-eye. Nicely done! :thumbup: Just one minor adjustment tough, the cockpit in the real boat is closer in the front so you might want to adjust that in your model. Other than that, I'd say it's perfect.

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Very nice smooth and sleek design Toa_of_Justice. I think you pretty much nailed the overall look right on the bulls-eye. Nicely done! :thumbup: Just one minor adjustment tough, the cockpit in the real boat is closer in the front so you might want to adjust that in your model. Other than that, I'd say it's perfect.

How's this?

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-Toa Of Justice

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Wonderful creation! It would be nice to see it in real bricks, too! :grin:

Thanks, but I have no plans to build a real brick version. For one thing, the wedge element I used for the windshield isn't available in transparent clear or smoke yet. Even for the pieces that are real, I don't have all of them. Moreover, I'm afraid of Design byME and/or BrickLink prices. :tongue:

-Toa Of Justice

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I'm running out of storage space... :wacko:

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