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#76 hobbes5a

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

May I ask where do you look for the information for the ship?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:31 PM

Awesome. I just visited "Old Ironsides" in Boston, which has a great little museum. This work would be right at home there!

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:49 AM

View PostHoboman, on 11 July 2011 - 10:35 PM, said:

That is a wonderful ship. The colors, the details, the workmanship is all wonderful. I am just blown away.

Great Work.  :pir-cry_happy:
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View Posthobbes5a, on 20 August 2011 - 04:06 PM, said:

May I ask where do you look for the information for the ship?
Mainly books but there are also quite a few useful websites.
This thread contains a lot of useful websites, and I used this book a lot.

View PostAmiPolizeiFunk, on 20 August 2011 - 07:31 PM, said:

Awesome. I just visited "Old Ironsides" in Boston, which has a great little museum. This work would be right at home there!
Thanks. USS Constitution was indeed a big source of inspiration, especially for the sails but also for the rough arrangements.
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#79 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

I'm here with a small but sad update on this frigate. On the other hand it's also quite nice though :pir-classic:

About a month ago I asked a nearby maritime museum if they'd like to put the Vesta on display.
They liked the idea very much, and put it on a glass plate above the stairs:
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Then, last wednesday, disaster struck. The plate broke and the ship fell down in hundreds of pieces.
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Quite sad, but I had a look at it, and rebuilding seemed like a reasonable option.
Then the newspapers heard about it and I made it to the frontpage of our local newspaper (read by about 90.000 people) :pir-classic:
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Then it also got a small article in the national newspaper:
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And finally I made it to the local television (together with Captain Blackmoor):
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(here's a link to the episode, it's in Frisian though)

So that's quite a reasonable compensation :pirate:  So perhaps if you've build a nice ship, don't hesitate to call a maritime museum as it can have rather nice consequences :pir-wink:
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

Congrats on getting your ship in a museum, a newspapaer, and on a TV show! :thumbup: You did get a very reasonable compensation. :pir-laugh:

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on 18 March 2012 - 04:20 PM, said:

The plate broke and the ship fell down in hundreds of pieces.

Now that's a real.......i don't have the right words for it  :pir-sing: , i would have been devastated.
But hey the publicity is really fantastic and it's a good start to build a new ship, mayby more better than the vesta (if that's possible :pir-look: ).

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

Quite an adventure you guys had due to the unfortunate destruction of the Vesta.

I'm glad though that you plan to rebuild the ship!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

wow a great luck in a bad unlucky fact.

i always considered this ship as one of the best ever made with lego

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

That Frisian is hard to understand  :pir_wacko:
The publicity is nice and all but still, I rather keep my Flying Dutchman intact  :pir-grin:
Good luck rebuilding the Vesta.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:14 AM

Wow, that is heartbraking to see!  :pir-oh3: Not sure that would be compensation for me, but it is cool non the less....

What does the headline of that first article say?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

It says "LEGO ship shipwrecked in museum Sneek" (a city) :pir-classic:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on 20 March 2012 - 10:21 AM, said:

It says "LEGO ship shipwrecked in museum Sneek" (a city) :pir-classic:
Well that's appropriate!  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:42 PM

Oh no, bad museum, boo!  :pir-sad:

Luckily I understand a bit of Frisian, so I could follow the episode quite nicely. I also heard a bit about it being on radio 538?
It's also good to see you still laughing. Especially you Henk, yeah I saw it!  :pir-grin:

Like you said, luckily it is Lego and it can be rebuild.
Funny fact is that rebuilding also often leads to improvements.  :pir-wink:

So all the best with that massive task!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on 20 March 2012 - 11:42 PM, said:

Oh no, bad museum, boo!  :pir-sad:
Why is that? :pirate:  Because they don't have enough large seagoing vessel models?

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Luckily I understand a bit of Frisian, so I could follow the episode quite nicely. I also heard a bit about it being on radio 538?
Yes they also talked about it on Radio 538 a few times, but they didn't even inform me about that :pir_mad:

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Like you said, luckily it is Lego and it can be rebuild.
Funny fact is that rebuilding also often leads to improvements.  :pir-wink:

So all the best with that massive task!
Thanks! That's also why I can laugh about it.
I think/hope I can rebuild it quite fast and I've already ordered some bricks to improve it.
I'm going to make headrails with yellow hoses, and I've ordered white arms for a cannon-shooting effect.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:39 AM

That is devastating, although the publicity and fame is fantastic!
The Vesta was a big inspiration for my frigate Athena and now my brig the HMS Gladiator.
I look forward to the rebuilt edition as I'm sure it will be much greater!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

I stole- I mean, borrowed- so much stuff from Vesta!  This is a day which shall live in infamy!

I shall have Thunderchild fire a salute to her and her gallant crew, and all ships of my fleet shall fly their colors at half mast until she is restored to her former glory.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:04 PM

This is just amezing! The amount of details and the sails makes this MOC perfect!  Posted Image

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

That is really too bad.  I really was a big fan of your MOC and I would really like to see it rebuilt.  Happy for you on all of the publicity.  A Lego ship that good deserves it. :pir-classic:

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

Admiral Croissant thats quite a disappointment, are you going to rebuild it?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

Oh my, what misfortune! But then again what luck! This is really a situation where I'm not sure which is greater. All that pubilicity is incredible! But the whole ship into pieces... I wouldn't take that as easily as you do. My compliments on that!  :thumbup:

I only hope the rigging wasn't damaged too much.

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Need any help with that? After all I'm the first and so far only one to apply that technique succesfully.  :pir-grin:

Keep us updated on the repairing process please!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

I haven't read of this until now...
No words about what happened.
Hope to see vesta again, in the same shape.. hoses as headrails are nice and realistic, but much less 'lego' and more 'aseptic' than your version.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

Really Nice. :pir-sweet:
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:10 AM

So how is the Vesta doing these days?

Has the re-construction of this beauty been started?

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#99 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:59 PM

Good that you came up with this question!
I thought I'd already posted some pictures, but now I find out I haven't.
The Vesta has been reconstructed and it's back in the museum for a few months now.
I've visited the ship once now (in mid-july) and I'm very pleased with the result.

My ship is currently on display on the main floor in the restaurant.
It has a showcase over it and there's a small story about the ship.

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A high-res. picture can be found here.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

Great to see this ship together again! And why dont you reveal the story to rest of us? You got me itnrested already! :pir-tongue: (As i dont speak dutch)

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