Jump to content


"The making of" our Spanish Imperial Galleon


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic  – Started by Bonaparte , Nov 13 2009 11:04 PM

#1 Bonaparte

Bonaparte
  • Member of the stwnfbjs Club


    Posts: 14061
    Joined: 22-June 06
    Member: 822
    Country: Belgium

Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:04 PM

Captain Green Hair and Bonaparte present:

The making of the Spanish Imperial Galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción


Here are some of the pictures we took while building our latest ship. Most of the pictures are taken at my LEGO room, some in the garden and some in Amsterdam at Captain Green Hair's place. I've added a few words for most of the pictures so you can follow the story  :pir-classic:


It all starts with the first brick:

Posted Image


The stern under construction:

Posted Image


First gun port:

Posted Image


Mmmm, let's see how this looks (you see Errorist, Captain Green Hair and Bonaparte):

Posted Image


Let's try a yellow/white mosaic for the side of the ship:

Posted Image


Good weather? Let's build outside  :pir-sweet:

Posted Image


While watching a movie we put the ship on a shelf to see if we like what we have so far:

Posted Image


Nah, let's change the mosaic into green/white and tweak some of the other colors:

Posted Image


An early stern design:

Posted Image


Ship moved from Belgium to Amsterdam for working on the decks:

Posted Image


Here's Steven and the Captain (still in Amsterdam):

Posted Image


Back in Belgium (my place) - rigging time!!!:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image


Let's try to make a sail:

Posted Image

Posted Image


Ready with needle and wire to attach a sail:

Posted Image


Et voila, the first sail is attached:

Posted Image


Barbecue time:

Posted Image


Making more sails with a full stomach (notice the Klingon flag? :classic:) :

Posted Image

Posted Image


Making one tick wire for the anchor by combining many wires.

Posted Image


Our experiment to iron a printed flag onto canvas:

Posted Image


And we liked the result a lot:

Posted Image


Finishing the ship (you see Bonaparte and Captain Green Hair working as a team):

Posted Image

Posted Image


And here's the end result:

Posted Image

Posted Image

More pictures of the finished ship are here.


Want to find out more about our Reviewers Academy? Just click the logo.

Posted Image

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here


Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide




#2 Ratshot

Ratshot
  • Thank you for your contributions!


    Posts: 3151
    Joined: 24-December 08
    Member: 4799
    Country: Canada

Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:11 PM

Its so funny to see two grown men lying/sitting on the floor playing/building with Lego :pir-tongue:

Edited by Ratshot, 13 November 2009 - 11:11 PM.

My flickr

Posted Image
1969 Dodge Charger RT


#3 Commander Red Hat

Commander Red Hat
  • Leader of the Redcoats!


    Posts: 5443
    Joined: 26-August 07
    Member: 1914
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:18 PM

View PostRatshot, on Nov 14 2009, 12:11 AM, said:

Its so funny to see two grown men lying/sitting on the floor playing/building with Lego :pir-tongue:

Huh, who are you calling grown here??!!  :pir_mad:  :pir-tongue:

I saw somebody asking what the sails are made of, it is an old Ikea curtain.
What Ikea isn't good for ey?  :pir_laugh2:
Why do you need TLC to make sets for you, all you really need is parts...be creative!

The build a frigate tutorail!

New members please read the guidelines.
If you have any trouble in posting, deeplinking etc, please consult the
tutorials, or the help
section.
My Flickr

#4 Ratshot

Ratshot
  • Thank you for your contributions!


    Posts: 3151
    Joined: 24-December 08
    Member: 4799
    Country: Canada

Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:25 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Nov 13 2009, 07:18 PM, said:

Huh, who are you calling grown here??!!  :pir_mad:  :pir-tongue:
Grown men don't play with Lego, they play with saws, nails and wrenchs :pir-laugh:

Edited by Ratshot, 13 November 2009 - 11:26 PM.

My flickr

Posted Image
1969 Dodge Charger RT


#5 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3028
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:38 PM

Nice to see how a few brown hulls and a lot of bricks slowly turn into the beautiful galleon :pir-classic: Blackmoor and I are also thinking of building a ship together when our current projects are finished. With teamwork (and bricks, and beer, and bbq's) you can make the best MOC's (or OOC' =our own creations) :pir-sweet:

I also found another funny thing in one of my books wich you could also add to your ship, maybe just to see how it looks. It's 2 reaping-hook shaped knives on the end of the mainyard. :pir-classic:  If you're interested I can scan the pictures for you. But maybe I have shown it before, I don't know.

Anyway, nice topic :thumbup:
Got questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#6 Bonaparte

Bonaparte
  • Member of the stwnfbjs Club


    Posts: 14061
    Joined: 22-June 06
    Member: 822
    Country: Belgium

Posted 14 November 2009 - 12:50 AM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on Nov 14 2009, 12:38 AM, said:

I also found another funny thing in one of my books wich you could also add to your ship, maybe just to see how it looks. It's 2 reaping-hook shaped knives on the end of the mainyard. :pir-classic:  If you're interested I can scan the pictures for you. But maybe I have shown it before, I don't know.
I haven't seen that and I'd love to take a look!

Want to find out more about our Reviewers Academy? Just click the logo.

Posted Image

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here


Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide




#7 Captain Zuloo

Captain Zuloo
  • god for 10


    Posts: 4330
    Joined: 19-July 07
    Member: 1816
    Country: Australia

Posted 14 November 2009 - 04:58 AM

Great pics fellas! I like the idea of a BBQ then a LEGO building session! :pir_laugh2: It looks like you guys had a lot of fun, and I guess that's the main thing isn't it? :pir-classic:

Posted Image

Brick Expo 2011 - Australia's BIGGEST LEGO Expo!
www.brickexpo.com.au


#8 Ratshot

Ratshot
  • Thank you for your contributions!


    Posts: 3151
    Joined: 24-December 08
    Member: 4799
    Country: Canada

Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:09 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Nov 14 2009, 12:58 AM, said:

Great pics fellas! I like the idea of a BBQ then a LEGO building session!
I think Ill try that with my friends :classic:

My flickr

Posted Image
1969 Dodge Charger RT


#9 Commodore Hornbricker

Commodore Hornbricker
  • Cyborg Chef Splatter


    Posts: 2181
    Joined: 30-January 09
    Member: 5169
    Country: USA

Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:09 AM

You guys are lucky.  That looks like a lot of fun.  The galleon turned out amazing!
Posted Image Sail on over to the Port of Brick Royal
"I am not having him flogged for fighting, Mr. Gerard." - Horatio Hornblower

#10 Captain Blackmoor

Captain Blackmoor
  • Hates Redcoats, likes crab meat


    Posts: 4501
    Joined: 27-September 08
    Member: 4015
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:22 AM

It is nice to see the process from the first brick to a fully rigged galleon. Amazing teamwork guys! What beer and bbq can do! :pir_laugh2:

@ Croissant: I'd like to see it as well! Sounds nice. :thumbup:

Posted Image


Edited by Captain Blackmoor, 14 November 2009 - 01:13 PM.

Sail to My Brickshelf or to My MOCpages, or my Flickr Photostream!




Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines  - Index of helpful tutorials


Avalonia Trading Company


#11 Duke

Duke

    Posts: 281
    Joined: 23-May 07
    Member: 1606

Posted 14 November 2009 - 12:10 PM

The ship is obviously brilliant, but it's especially nice to see you both having fun making it :thumbup:

Edited by Duke, 14 November 2009 - 12:10 PM.

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#12 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3028
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 14 November 2009 - 12:46 PM

So here are the pic's:

Posted Image

Posted Image


I think the purpose of these things is quite obvious, just destroying the sails of the other ship.
And I have no idea how to make them with lego :pir-sweet:
Got questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#13 Errorist

Errorist
  • Likes opproperingsbeurten!


    Posts: 255
    Joined: 21-May 07
    Member: 1602
    Country: Belgium

Posted 14 November 2009 - 04:18 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on Nov 14 2009, 01:46 PM, said:

I think the purpose of these things is quite obvious, just destroying the sails of the other ship.
And I have no idea how to make them with lego :pir-sweet:

Actually it is thought that those hooks were used to latch on to an enemy ship's rigging. This was done so that a boarding party could never be cut off from their own ship by the enemy crew without them causing serious damage to their own rigging. The same method was applied on fireships.


Anyway great pictures Boney  :thumbup:
It was a lot of fun being able to help with this beauty, even though I only played a very small part in her construction, and I sincerely hope that there will be more projects like these in the near future.

Greetings,
Errorist

Edited by Errorist, 14 November 2009 - 04:19 PM.

The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.
My Brickshelf

#14 Rick

Rick
  • The barometer of our times


    Posts: 7580
    Joined: 11-February 09
    Member: 5261
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 14 November 2009 - 04:40 PM

Nice to see something of the build of this mighty ship. :pir-sweet:

#15 Captain K.

Captain K.

    Posts: 129
    Joined: 02-February 07
    Member: 1331
    Country: Germany

Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:13 PM

Very beautiful, many thanks for this insight into your work.
Your ships are excellent!

Capt. K.
Visit this Brickshelf folder:
http://www.brickshel...ery.cgi?m=DundS

Website:
http://lego.startrekfilmer.de/


  Posted Image

#16 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3028
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:32 PM

Quote

Actually it is thought that those hooks were used to latch on to an enemy ship's rigging. This was done so that a boarding party could never be cut off from their own ship by the enemy crew without them causing serious damage to their own rigging. The same method was applied on fireships.

Ok, well my book said it was for damaging the sails. But I think what you said would have been more useful because the hooks are not big enough to cause serious damage to sails. Thanks for the info :pir-classic:
Got questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#17 Captain Bricks

Captain Bricks

    Posts: 9
    Joined: 13-July 10
    Member: 11977

Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

Wow! This ship is truly breathtaking! I have one question though: About how many pieces did you use to create this masterpiece, and how much did you spend on it?

#18 Apache

Apache
  • Captain Blue Hair is the best!


    Posts: 329
    Joined: 29-June 07
    Member: 1728

Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:18 AM

just beautiful, great pictures that capture the build and people behind it.  Excellent!

Posted Image


#19 Commander Red Hat

Commander Red Hat
  • Leader of the Redcoats!


    Posts: 5443
    Joined: 26-August 07
    Member: 1914
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:55 AM

Thank you for the great feedback guys!
Looking back at the pictures I can remember what we discussed like yesterday, too much fun!

It has been too long guys.....
Why do you need TLC to make sets for you, all you really need is parts...be creative!

The build a frigate tutorail!

New members please read the guidelines.
If you have any trouble in posting, deeplinking etc, please consult the
tutorials, or the help
section.
My Flickr

#20 Fires-storm

Fires-storm
  • Modern Wright Brother


    Posts: 807
    Joined: 20-January 10
    Member: 9182
    Country: United States

Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:50 PM

Wow, you guys are so lucky, this looks like a blast to do, I really need to get my club together so I actually have some friends who care about Lego to do this with :pir-classic:
If you cannot win the battle, win the war.

#21 Captain Cavinano

Captain Cavinano

    Posts: 240
    Joined: 27-December 07
    Member: 2332
    Country: Hong Kong SAR

Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:05 AM

This is the best galleon I have ever seen! Keep bricking!

#22 Merlins owl

Merlins owl

    Posts: 21
    Joined: 23-July 12
    Member: 29856

Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

It has been over a year since I first saw this galleon, I was half way through my Galleon when I discovered it! I have yet to finish it, but they look remarkably similar (except mine is smaller by one hull section).

#23 Commander Red Hat

Commander Red Hat
  • Leader of the Redcoats!


    Posts: 5443
    Joined: 26-August 07
    Member: 1914
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostMerlins owl, on 23 July 2012 - 10:38 PM, said:

It has been over a year since I first saw this galleon, I was half way through my Galleon when I discovered it! I have yet to finish it, but they look remarkably similar (except mine is smaller by one hull section).

I'm glad we've inspired you! :pir-sweet:
Why do you need TLC to make sets for you, all you really need is parts...be creative!

The build a frigate tutorail!

New members please read the guidelines.
If you have any trouble in posting, deeplinking etc, please consult the
tutorials, or the help
section.
My Flickr




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links