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#1 Bonaparte

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:48 AM

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.eurobrick...t=0#entry322023

Ship name: The RTS Zavala
Builder name: RTN LNA
Ship description (optional): Texas Navy side-paddle-wheel sailing steamship
Link: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=23844

Please use this format.

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#2 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:59 PM

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.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=263132

Name: HMS Sabre
Builder: Swab
Type: 18 gun brig
link: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=38291

Edited by Admiral Croissant, 20 November 2010 - 05:39 PM.

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#3 Bonaparte

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:16 AM

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.eurobrick...?showtopic=9406

Ship name: Egregious
Builder name: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)
Ship description (optional): The Whaling Brig
Link: http://www.eurobrick...?showtopic=7161

Ship name: Cutter Tresfroid
Builder name: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)
Ship description (optional): The Whaling Brig
Link: http://www.eurobrick...?showtopic=5989

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#4 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:30 AM

: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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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:03 PM

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.
Why do you need TLC to make sets for you, all you really need is parts...be creative!

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:54 PM

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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Posted 20 November 2010 - 01:33 PM

View PostDerfel Cardarn, on 20 November 2010 - 12:54 PM, said:

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.eurobrick...=1

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.eurobrick...=1

Ship name: HMS Gallardía
Builder name: maydayartist
Ship description (optional): 3 masted galleon, 12 guns
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:58 PM

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.eurobrick...8&hl=xebec&st=0

Ship name: Hansa Trade Cog
Builder name: DNL
Ship description (optional): Trade Cog
Link: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=35775

Ship name: Galleon
Builder name: Ciamoslaw Ciamek (Piglet?)
Link: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=27664

Ship name: Sienna
Builder name: ZCerberus
Ship description: Xebec
Link: http://www.eurobrick...t=0#entry114502
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:21 PM

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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