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The best LEGO sailing ships (minifig illusion scale)

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The best LEGO ships ever (minifig illusion scale)

The goal is to make a top of the best LEGO sailing ships ever build. We will only focus on "minifig illusion scale" sailing ships (just so we are comparing apples to apples). "Minifig illusion scale" means a ship that's build on existing LEGO hull pieces (or with a brick build hull of similar scale). For example, this is a minifig illusion scale ship, while this is not. Next to the scale requirement the ship should have at least one sail on it.

We'll do this in 2 steps:

Step 1 (nominating): In this thread everyone can make one post (one only!) and include a list of your favorite ships. You can always go back to your post and add additional ships to it. Don't be shy to include your own ships in your nomination list. I would actually encourage you to include your own ships if you think they are a good candidate for getting into this top 20. If a ship is already nominated by someone there's no need to nominate it again (once nominated the ship will be in the voting thread anyway). For inspiration you can have a look at our ship index.

Step 2 (voting): At a later stage we will close this nomination thread and create a big voting thread to build our top 20 of the best "minifig illusion scale" sailing ships. This nomination thread will remain open till 31st of December so everyone should have more than enough time to complete their list of ships he/she would like to nominate.

Random examples of how to nominate ships:

Ship name: HMS Achilles

Builder name: Swab

Ship description (optional): British 38 gun frigate

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=19151&st=0#entry322023

Ship name: The RTS Zavala

Builder name: RTN LNA

Ship description (optional): Texas Navy side-paddle-wheel sailing steamship

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=23844

Please use this format.

Happy nominating :pir-sweet:

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Great idea! Maybe it's an idea to pin this topic to keep it more alive :pir-classic:

I also believe that a lot of ships haven't been put in the ship index yet, but I think the best ships will be nominated anyway.

Anyway, here's my list:

Ships by CGH:

1. Name: Le Requin

Type: French 24 gun frigate

Link: Click here

2. Name: Utrecht

Type: Dutch States Yacht

Link Click here

3. Name: Yellow Thief

Type: 12 gun brig

Link:Click here

4. Name: La Mort Royale

Type: French 46 gun ship

Link:Click here

And I wasn't sure about his ship 'Denise', do you consider it minifig-illusion scale?

5. Name: HMS Achilles

Builder: Swab

Type: British 38 gun ship

Link:Click here

6. Name: L'Orient (name brings bad luck :pir_laugh2: )

Builder: Bonaparte

Type: French 22 gun frigate

Link: Click here

7. Name: HMS Prince of Wales

Builder: Bonaparte

Type: British 48 gun ship

Link: Click here

8. Name: Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion

Builder: Bonaparte/Captain Green Hair

Type: Spanish Imperial Galleon

Link: Click here

9. Name: French Navy Chebec

Type: idem.

Link: Click here

10. Name: Le Sang Royale

Builder: Admiral Bejaune

Type: French 64 gun ship

Link: Click here

11. Name: HMS Gallardia

Builder: maydayartist

Type: British Galleon

Link: Click here

12. Name: Grandeur

Builder: Captain Zuloo

Type: French 28 gun ship

Link: Click here

13. Name: HMS Leopard

Builder: Captain K.

Type: British 54 gun ship

Link: Click here

14. Name: Vesta

Builder: A. Croissant

Type: French 20 gun frigate

Link: Click here

15. Name: ? -And I don't know if it's the right scale.

Builder: ?

Type: Spanish Galleon (probably, although it has pirate flags)

Link: Click here

16. Name: Telesell -looks a lot like Bony's chebec

Type: Chebec

Builder: Greenhair

Link: Click here

17. Name: RTS Zavala

Type: Steamship-of-war

Builder: RTN LNA

Link: My link

18. Name: Tornado of Souls

Builder: Derfel Cardarn

Type: Small pirate ship

Link: Click here

19(+20). Name: Achille (and Guerrière) -both are almost finished

Builder: Perfectionist

Type: French frigate

link: Click here

Seems like a good start to me :pir-sweet:

EDIT: And 2 more ships:

Name: Soleil Royal

Builder: Mr hms234

Type: Galleon

link: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=263132

Name: HMS Sabre

Builder: Swab

Type: 18 gun brig

link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=38291

Edited by Admiral Croissant

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Thanks Admiral Croissant for posting such a great list! It makes my list a lot shorter as I don't have to re-nominated the ones you nominated.

I'll by start adding more ships myself in this post. Before Captain Green Hair became the God of the LEGO sailing ship there was another one going by the name of Richie Dulin (Legeaux). I'll start my list with a few of his ships.

Ship name: Guerre de Roue

Builder name: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)

Ship description (optional): Armed Sidewheeler

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=9406

Ship name: Egregious

Builder name: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)

Ship description (optional): The Whaling Brig

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7161

Ship name: Cutter Tresfroid

Builder name: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)

Ship description (optional): The Whaling Brig

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5989

More will be added later...

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:pir-oh: That was a real eye-opener to me!

I'd never heard of him, but his ships are very nice, especially the steamship.

The whaler is also great, with a very ingenious whaleboat made by glueing 2 half boat fronts together :pir-classic:

And I had to laugh about his 'group': I'm new :pir_laugh2:

Seriously, he should start making ship MOC's again!

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Can't think of any ships to add at the moment, I think we can get a top 10 out of this.

I wouldn't consider my Denise to be minifig illusion scale, as it would dwarf all other ships.

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I think thats a great list! CGH and Bonaparte's ships instantly come to mind as well as the other that Admiral Croissant has mentioned. But I would also add Slyowls ship which was pretty awesome and a rather liked Maydayartist's pirate ship if you remember that one?

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I think thats a great list! CGH and Bonaparte's ships instantly come to mind as well as the other that Admiral Croissant has mentioned. But I would also add Slyowls ship which was pretty awesome and a rather liked Maydayartist's pirate ship if you remember that one?

Good idea, I'll add them:

Ship name: The Maeve Aulsebrook

Builder name: SlyOwl

Ship description (optional):12 gun brig

Link:http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=38226&st=0&p=673983&fromsearch=1entry673983

Which one of Maydayartist do you mean? I'll add them both, there's going to be another voting anyway.

Ship name: Lion of Luebeck

Builder name: maydayartist

Ship description (optional): 3 masted galleon, 12 guns

Link:http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=32162&st=0&p=556793&fromsearch=1entry556793

Ship name: HMS Gallardía

Builder name: maydayartist

Ship description (optional): 3 masted galleon, 12 guns

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=36523&st=0&p=638955&fromsearch=1entry638955

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There are hardly more than 20 ships yet, so I'll add another few good ships to make it a bit more exciting :pir-classic:

Ship name: Xebec

Builder name: dukeschunke

Ship description (optional):Xebec

Link:http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7798&hl=xebec&st=0

Ship name: Hansa Trade Cog

Builder name: DNL

Ship description (optional): Trade Cog

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=35775

Ship name: Galleon

Builder name: Ciamoslaw Ciamek (Piglet?)

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=27664

Ship name: Sienna

Builder name: ZCerberus

Ship description: Xebec

Link: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7243&st=0#entry114502

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Thanks Admiral for all the work you invested into this!

I think we are almost ready to make the official voting thread :pir-sweet:

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