Aarrrgh, this be a fine vessel. She be a twenty-four gun barque, plain to the eye yet a beauty where it counts, from her Harrrry Potter wand rigging to her 12-pounderrr cannons. She be captained by Sebeus I and you can request to join her crew on Flickrrrr.
OK, we’re not sure how many pieces Flickr’s Robert4168/Garmadon has actually used to build ‘Montroy’s Flagship’, but it’s not many. What we are sure of is that Robert has demonstrated brilliantly that with just a handful of bricks you can create something blogworthingly wonderful. See more at the link.
The more astute among you may have noticed that this build is not a car. But it has allowed us to write a post title in a pirate voice and pirates are cool, which is a good enough reason for this TLCB writer. It’s also a properly excellent build, and there’s more to see of ZiO Chao‘s magnificent mini-figure scale ‘Black Queen’ pirate ship on Flickr via the link.
Blam blam blam blam! You don’t frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottoms, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur-king, you and all your silly English knnnniggets!* Blam blam blam blam!
This French vs. British battle might not contain a car, but it’s about as good a scene as you’ll even find in Lego. Wesley of Flickr is the man behind it and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link above.
Ah, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. What started as a fun piratical zombie adventure (even if it stole more than a little from ‘The Mummy’) has since become a great rotting hulk who’s primary purpose seems to be providing a vehicle for Johnny Depp to continue his dodgy impression of Keith Richards.
So too ‘The Flying Dutchman’, a ship that started as a mighty race-built galleon but has since become a great rotting hulk who’s primary purpose…
OK, we really don’t like any of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies after the first two, but to be fair to us, they are complete shit. ‘The Flying Dutchman’ is an interesting visual spectacle though, gradually returning to nature whilst ferrying souls to the underworld or some such nonsense.
The Dutchman’s organic appearance makes it a monumentally tricky ship to recreate from LEGO, but that hasn’t stopped Sebeus I of Flickr, who has taken six years (roughly the same length as the third movie) to construct this spectacular version of the ghostly vessel.
With a complete (and suitably spooky) interior, an ingeniously constructed crew of mini-figure monsters, and with no Johnny Depp in sight, Sebeus’ giant galleon is well worth a closer look. There are dozens of images arable to view at Sebeus’ ‘Flying Dutchman’ Flickr album – click on the link above to take a trip to Davy Jones’ locker.
We’re not sure what’s got into the Elves but they seem to like boats at the moment. No matter, because this medieval ship by Flickr’s Gabriel Thomson is gorgeous, especially the clever brick-built hull. See more at Gabriel’s photostream by clicking here, whilst we issue a ‘find a bloody car you idiots’ directive…
From 1989 to 1993 the waters of the Caribbean Sea were a turbulent place to sail. A battle was raging, between a band of pirates led by the blood-thirsty one-legged, one-handed and one-eyed Captain Redbeard (making him something of a Monty Python sketch), and Governor Broadside’s Imperial Soldiers (later the Imperial Guard) whose mighty forts and fleet fought piratical activity across the region.
Previous bloggee Versteinert MOC has captured the time brilliantly, with this ingenious homage to LEGO’s classic Pirates line. Recreated in cutesy-sort-of-mini-figure scale are three of the theme’s greatest sets, 6285 Black Seas Barracuda, 6286 Skull’s Eye Schooner, and 6274 Caribbean Clipper, all fighting it out in what looks like an outdoor swimming pool.
There’s much more to see of the miniaturised nautical battle at Versteinert’s Flickr album – pick a side and join the fight via the link!
This is not a car. But it is a pirate ship being attacked by a gigantic sea monster, and that’s good enough for us. W Navarre owns the mind behind it and there’s more to see of this terrifying encounter on Flickr.
I don’t wanna talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food-trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!
Much like the aforementioned medieval altercation, it looks like the French have got the better of us English-types in Sebeus I‘s galleon battle. There’s more to see of this beautifully epic scene on Flickr – click the link above to join the fray.
…but we rather like ships and we have control of TLCB keyboard. This beautiful 22-gun light frigate comes from previous bloggee and shipbuilding master Sebeus I. Built entirely from Lego, save for the rigging and sails, and with a wonderfully detailed mini-figure scale interior, Sebeus’s ‘Raging Fire’ galleon is definitely worth a closer look, even if you’re only here for the cars. You can see the full gallery of images via both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to climb aboard.
The Flying Dutchman is a ship that has been condemned to wander the oceans for all eternity. It’s origins lie centuries ago and it has been celebrated in plays, films and operas. Now it has been created in Lego bricks too.
This particular version has been built by W. Navarre on Flickr. The hull looks just as worn and battered as wooden ship should look like after years at sea. It also features a nice balcony for the captain at the stern. Click the link in the text to see the ragged, brick-built sails in more detail and hope this never crosses your bows.
It’s Shiptember, one of the online Lego Community’s many tenuously-titled bandwagons, and we’re jumping aboard! This gorgeous build is a 3ft long mini-figure scale replica of the 1776 ten-gun privateer ‘Oliver Cromwell’. It’s been built by redmondej of Flickr aka Fred Miracle of MOCpages, and there lots more to see at his photostream and MOCpage. There’s may be a chance that we’ve misunderstood ‘Shiptember’…
You don’t need ten thousand bricks to appear on The Lego Car Blog. Around one hundred is plenty, as proven by Flickr’s Johnni with the lovely 1946 Alfa Romeo 6C Freccia d’ora pictured above, and Robert4168 with his superbly inventive micro-scale ‘Buccaneer’s Dread’ pirate ship. See more of each via the links.
Yaarr! What better t’celebrate the return of pirates than with a 48,000 brick pirate ship!*
Certified LEGO Professional Ryan McNaught aka TheBrickMan has welcomed the LEGO Pirates line back into stores in 2015 in a huge way. At 2 meters long and taking 120 hours to build, Ryan’s ‘Brickman’s Bounty’ is the pride of the Brickvention 2015 Lego Show.
The ship is constructed as a cut-away so you can can see interior too – Click the link above to visit Ryan’s photostream to see all the details of the Brickman’s Bounty, and you can see all of Ryan’s other works that have featured here by clicking this link and scrolling down.
This, simply put, is probably the best Lego creation you will see this year.
It’s the work of MaydayArtist, and it’s a perfect scale-replica of the 1577 English Warship ‘Revenge’ that fought (and defeated) the Spanish Armada that was 9 months in the making. It’s all Lego apart from the sails and rigging and was built with the help of a wooden model ship-builder.
The level of detail is breathtakingly real so we’ve included an extra image in this blog post, but you really need to see the close up shots on the Eurobricks’ Pirate forum here, it’s a new benchmark in Lego shipbuilding. For our French readers, the ‘Revenge’ will also be shown at the ‘Festibriques’ show in Paris this year.