The Neighborhood Merchant

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  1. Cadillac, still up and kicking in 3077, is producing it's latest model, a way too expensive one-person intergalactic travel ship. Based off the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz and with a limited run of only five units being built, you'd certainly be looking to put a hit on yourself if you acquire one. 3077 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6644 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6640 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Featuring a diamond flux engine, this is by far the least practical and most expensive vehicle to fuel in the entire galaxy. One hour of flying with this could afford an entire planet. IMG_6638 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr With those thoughts in mind, consider this not a ship, but a statement... Happy Travels! by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Hope you enjoyed it! I just had to make a ship in dark turquoise. Take care and as always, happy travels, Earthling!
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    [OL-FB] Landing craft - Alligator

    This is great! I don't think we have seen any wooden clads yet, so what a brilliant idea. Kind of reminds me of the old style hulk ships. Terraverrsians are going to flee at the sight of this behemoth!
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    [MOC] Cadillac Biarritz Model X 3077 - Civilian Grade Ship

    It's wonderful to hear from you again, @Professor Thaum! It was great to see lego make some new Dark turquoise slopes a bit ago so I could make this possible. Maybe one of these days I'll make a spaceship with the old windows for you! Thanks for the kind words!
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    @kurigan I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Dave! "OK, that's pretty cool" means the world to me coming from an expert ship builder! I couldn't agree more with the accessories aspect. That was much needed for this build with its modularity. I'm glad you chose the words "clean and neat". Perhaps that hour of dusting was in-fact worth it? Once again, it means a lot to read your kind words! Also, I appreciate your feedback from when I first posted the WIP for this ship to shipwrights back in October.
  5. With recent events transpiring on the brick seas, paranoia and hostile thoughts continue to plague many minds. One under the influence of this paranoia, an unnamed governor (NPC) under the command of Corrington, has ordered a personal heavy frigate to be built to patrol surrounding waters of any and all possible "hostilities". After the ship's completion, it set course for the governor, but oddly on its arrival, the governor has disappeared. The island was charted and the governor was heavily sought after, but with no luck. Perhaps his paranoia got the better of him? Or was it those pesky tribals? The facts of his disappearance may never be unraveled but one fact does remain: the Legion remains docked, waiting... (Apologies for the ship exceeding the background, I was not prepared for the sheer size of this behemoth. ) C7 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6873 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6871 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Oddly, the ship was never officially certified to the fleet of Corrington. In fact, the ship's manufacturer has remained anonymous. With these peculiar facts, the crew to the Legion find themselves wondering just who their allegiance is pledged to now? IMG_6867 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Now with the governor's disappearance, the unnamed island is bursting with new life. Pirates, scoundrels, Oleanders, Corries, Eslandolians, and merchants alike all want one thing, to take on the seas with the Legion. Captain William Marcus of the Legion and his crew have now turned to the pleasure of coin. What is to become of the crew of the Legion? Will their colors remain true and their loyalty to Corrington come back, or will they burn their colors and turn to the rebellious side of the Sea Rats? Perhaps even an Eslandolian or Oleander will purchase and reconfigure the ship to serve their empire. IMG_6796 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Thanks for reading my story! I built this ship a while back before I got fully into Eslandola. Since I'm part of Eslandola, I have no use for this Corrington heavy frigate so I'm not licensing it as my own. If you're interested in licensing the ship to your fleet, feel free to DM me! Here are some more pictures of the ship and its fun features: IMG_6863 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6865 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6810 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr The flooring to the upper and lower deck can easily be removed to get access to all sections of the ship! IMG_6815 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6784 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6828 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6835 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6830 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr night by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr IMG_6878 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr The base for the ship has multiple features and enjoyable displays, here's a small underwater view from the swivel corner. Play Feature by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr One of the swivel corners had a turnable gear that opens up a minifigure display underneath the "HMS Legion" pattern. IMG_6860 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Full crew for the Legion. IMG_6879 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr The front can easily be opened for a quick display of a hat/hair rack to quickly exchange the headgear for the minifigures! Goodbye! by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Another small ship I made alongside it, Rose Mary. The base is all on hinges so it can be folded and stored inside the stand for the legion. Thanks for viewing! I hope you enjoyed. As always, may your journeys on the brick seas be filled with wealth! Cheers. bam 2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr More play-features/misc. pictures:
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    [MOC] Cadillac Biarritz Model X 3077 - Civilian Grade Ship

    Thanks, @JintaiZ! I'm glad you liked it.
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    Thanks you very much @Corweena! I'm glad you liked the fun features I've included for the base! Don't you mean *ahem* temporarily take command of out of the kindness of your heart since the captain has come down with sudden "dreaded illness"? Those silly corries, always getting sick, right?
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    [MOC] Ice Planet ARC-1 Mobile Command Ship

    Hi @LucasS14135, I'm glad to hear you liked it! I created this using a program called stud.io and used bricklink to source the pieces for the minifigures and pieces. I hope this helps!
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    [MOC] Ice Planet ARC-1 Mobile Command Ship

    The ARC-1 or otherwise known as "Arctic One by the ice planet goers" is fresh off the assembly line and has been proven reliable in its heavy armor and smooth flying capabilities. Instead of it's normal use as a cargo carrier or space police prisoner transport, this particular model has been repainted and is being used by a crew of ice-jewel seeking adventurers that are always on the go. ARC2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Minibase 1 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr ARC7 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr ARC5 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr These adventurers spared no expense. Their modifications to the ARC-1 consist of a service robot, a portable refinery, a small survey tower, and a snow-mobile. ARC3 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr The back can open up to store the service robot. ARC10 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr ARC1 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Due to the added snow-mobile in the storage bay, the cargo has to be held on the back. That must be one strong rope. ARC9 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr The middle cargo bay can easily be released to reveal the snowmobile. ARC11 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr ARC4 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr ARC6 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Salutations by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr ARC8 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Hope you enjoyed! C&C always appreciated. Take care and, as always, happy travels, Earthling!
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    I wish I could make a counter-argument against that, but my name and literally my profile background would prove otherwise
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    Thank you very much @blackdeathgr! I'm so glad to hear you liked it. Ha! Actually, I think green and gold would have been even better, silly me.
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    Oh, interesting. Thanks @Professor Thaum! I wish reddish brown wasn't so fragile. They're like paper! Thanks for the advise, means a lot.
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    [OL-MRCA] Bluecoats in Plinton

    Great build, Bodi! Really captures the sheer power and force the Oleanders have when the time arrives. Love the beach! Poor little Terraversa is getting bullied.
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    [COR - FB] Miller, Port Raleigh

    Looks very relaxing and peaceful! Great job with the watermill and river, love the technique of the curved wedge plates over transparents studs! Excellent work as always.
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    [Sep FB1] Barracks, Port Woodhouse

    Wow, this is great! Your architecture, as always, is such eye-candy. The old flag especially complements this build. The landscaping is also marvelous. Excellent job! Also, 95th Rifles, yes! My favorite regiment of all time. It warms my heart to see them in brick!
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    why...didn't......I ...thinkof that... Thanks @LM71Blackbird! I'm glad to hear everyone loves the wacky and fun play features of the ship. Now, if you excuse, I'm going to go back in time to slap myself. Thank you so much @Kai NRG! The base was a lot of fun to make. I also now have a newfound respect for fully rigged ships after spending days tying knots. Thanks for bringing me the joy of reading your kind words @Bodi! I'll always be a sucker for playability, so I just had to make all the decks accessible. Thanks for the compliment of the hull shaping. I've always wanted to use the old red hull pieces from the runner. I couldn't use a traditional style shaping because of that pesky dark gray on the front and back hull prefab, it was quite tricky covering up every centimeter of that. Ha! Appreciate the feedback, @Ayrlego! It's great to hear you enjoyed it. The old knight helmets are some of my favorite molds, they look so good! Thanks for the compliments on the decks. As for the licensing, Your formal request is much appreciated and is accepted. I would be happy to hand this over to Corrington. With the amount of red in this MOC, there's just no way this cannot belong to a corry. Feel free to send me a DM whenever and we can get her in the right hands.
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    I'm glad you enjoyed it @Keymonus! The cook is my favorite figure as well. There's something about a beard plus a stereotypical smiley face that brings a lot of joy to me. As for the tiling, I've always wanted to try out the old light gray for the deck of a ship. I figured it'd fit as an accent to the darker color scheme, but I can definitely see why dark brown would look nice. I'll have to consider swapping it out, thanks for the feedback! Maybe one of these days I'll have to make an Oleander frigate. I don't think I can take another 2 hours of dusting every month though It is a sticker. I simply just cut it out of paper and put it through a sticker machine. I think it fits in nicely as a BoBS contract/deed. If you'd like the file for it, feel free to DM me! Thanks,@JintaiZ! I appreciate the kind words @Count Vroskri. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks, @Fraunces! Your kind words mean a lot! I go a little overboard with features sometimes. I figure there's no reason to have empty space if you can put some wacky play-feature in there!
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    Appreciate the kind words @NOD! I'm glad to hear that my picture taking addiction is appreciated. Don't sell yourself short, your Paraiso is a superb looking ship! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.
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    [Docked Ship] "HMS Legion" Class 7 Heavy Frigate with 28 Guns

    Thanks, @Professor Thaum! I'm really glad you liked it! Always a pleasure to hear from you!
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    [MOD] Barracuda-to-galleon 'Queen Jane's Remorse'

    I would personally do the Indefatigable. Great way to learn and try different methods of hull curvature methods. Also, the rigging and sails on that would be enjoyable and a great display piece if finished. Your Black Prince train is a real work of art as well and deserves to be built in bricks! Look forward to seeing what you come up with next! Best regards.
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    [MOD] Barracuda-to-galleon 'Queen Jane's Remorse'

    Don't be so rough on yourself @SteamSewnEmpire, you did a phenomenal job! You aced the bowsprit look and your accents are on point. Love the sand green with the dark green blend. If she was fully rigged and with custom sails, she'd be an absolute beaut! Great job on the stern, gives me nostalgic skull eye schooner vibes. Will you be making her in bricks? Thanks for showing this wonderful model, cheers!
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    [ESL - FB] "Nautical One," Fuerte Unido School of Primary Education

    I'm so glad you liked it @Tia1234! Thanks for looking.
  23. As the settlement of Fuerte Unido remains successful and civilized, the populous settlement is just finishing laying it's last coat of paint down for it's newest primary school, "Nautical One." Settlers are making sure to come as well dressed as possible for the grand opening in which a battle wounded Eslandolian naval gunner tells his story of unfortunate and fortunate findings alike. backup 2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr right side by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr shed 2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr One of the workers preparing for his last cleanup for the day. back by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Here's to the last coat of paint. Cheers! worker by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Anyone know a chiropractor? This poor man is definitely going to need one... cards by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Meanwhile, looks like some people need reminding of their job. Stop gambling in front of the kids! right side 2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr main room by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr During this scene, the naval gunner explains how he managed to weave in-between four cutlass slices at once! Of course the teacher couldn't help but throw in 2+2=4 equation after hearing that... play 1 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Meanwhile, the older kids get to reinact the famous battle of Don Brickoxte vs the "Giants"! play 2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr scene by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Little Edward as always, is getting in to the parents' food. top 2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr top 3 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr It's always nice to have a little peace in your own quarters after a long day of work! end 1 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr After the long heroic story of the sailor, everyone is ready to go home. minifis by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr What a wonderful class! Seriously though... somebody needs to get a chiropractor to come over here. It is simply unhealthy for that man to still be carrying those books! end 2 by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr Thank you, everyone, for viewing my build! To anyone who was wondering, all stickers and bricks are official lego. The stickers are from an idea book from 1980 and the cast is made from white blank stickers. The bottom floor windows and backside top window are from the Lego Italian Minitalia series, and I got tons of enjoyment working with them! Hope you enjoyed the build! Here are a few more playfeatures/photos for anyone interested:
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    [MOC] Ice Planet ARC-1 Mobile Command Ship

    Thank you very much @Mr Maniac for the compliments! I only own the main ice planet ship, but I can definitely recommend the sets as they're wacky and fun to display with their neat color scheme. Ice planet MOCs are definitely my favorite, so I hope to make and see more in the future! I'm glad to hear you liked the helmet. I didn't know if it would fit in or not, so It's great to hear that! The Res-Q torsos work perfectly in my opinion for Ice planet crewmen. Ha! That would be quite the amusing sight to see, especially with the current scene of them being on some small ice caps. Technically you can, but you'd have to either have the snowmobile parked outside the ship, or both the crew would have broken spines whilst laying on it inside. I originally only planned on having the one figure and robot, but after seeing those Res-q torsos my mind was made up. Glad you liked it, thanks again for the kind words, it means a lot!
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    [MOC] Ice Planet ARC-1 Mobile Command Ship

    I appreciate the kind words, @Rockstaremcee! I always thought that dice block could be used for something, and I'm glad you liked it. Thanks, @JintaiZ!