MOCs Archive

USS Constitution

Monday, February 10th, 2020

This massive ship is modeled after USS Constitution by Jim Beute.  While many have chosen this ship few build it to this size! Now I have only seen pictures of this creation but I can not deny how impressive this one is.  Be sure to check it out!

 

Sjælland a Topsail Schooner

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Wellesley shared his recent ship Sjælland.  The rigging is all hand strung with 78 wheel hubs being used as deadeyes and pulley's.

So hoist up the Sjælland Sails, see how the main sail sets, but no need to call for the captain just click here!

Up in Arms

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 Spudkirk pew pew Room

Ayrlego recently posted his armory on the settlement of Spudkirk in the Brethren of the Brick Seas RPG game

Don't get all up in Arms before checking out this post!

Captain Dead Leg

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Beware ye land lubbers! Captain Dead Leg as been sighted of the leward bow!  Ready the cannons and be prepared to be boarded!

Lego David shared his menacing pirate captain in the pirate forumGo comment is ye ain't Yella that is!

Crossed Bones Clipper

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 Crossed Bones Clipper

Elephant Knight shared the WIP of a redesign of one of the classics.

Don't be forced to walk the plank ... Get your bones in motion and click here with out delay!

Royal Naval Academy

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 ESL Boat house

Capt Wolf shared his recent creation for the Brethren of the Brick Seas RPG.  Here the Eslodians shape young cadets into proper sailors!

So Anchors Away Me Boy! Come check out the cadets progress today!

Skull Island

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Somewhere in the Caribean, where no one dare wanders, surrounded by treachous reefs, there was a giant skull laying just above the water surface.

Bob De Quatre shared his recent creation with us in the Pirate ForumCome check it out yee scurvey dog.

Davy Jones by Namirob

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Namirob has spent the last two and a half years developing and redeveloping his model of Davy Jones from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Check this one out today before you become one with the ship!

Blacksmith Shop

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 Blacksmith Shop

Recently Capt Wolf shared his blacksmith MOC in the Brethren of the Brick Seas RPG in the Pirate Forum.

Come check out what the smithy can hammer out for you today!

The Götheborg MOC … Interview

Sunday, November 24th, 2019 The Götheborg MOC

Recently Maxim I shared his beautiful MOC of the Götheborg, an 18th century sailing ship, in the Pirate Forum.  Simply sharing her pictures would only partially do the build justice, so this editor reached out and landed the following interview.  Enjoy!

What was your original inspiration to build the Götheborg in Brick?

=> I have been fascinated by the Age of Sail since I was a little kid. I was amazed by model builders and their wooden shipmodels and I always wanted to do something like that as well. Growing older and discovering bricklink, well there was nothing anymore between the childhood dreams and the true realisation. Looking for inspiration for my ships, the Götheborg catched my eye and I knew that would be my first big replica. I even found a comment on Eurobricks made by me in 2015.

I love Scandinavia and I prefer it above French for example. So that will be one of the main reasons I wanted to build the Götheborg and not L'Hermione for example.

After experimenting with various shipbuilding techniques and maturing the plans in my head, I finally found myself able to start building in 2017. With pictures of the real (Replica) Götheborg in front of me, I choosed the bricks I would need and estimated how many I would need.

I have to admit once building, I have cursed a lot on the vessel. It was a proces of building, sitting on the shelf for a few weeks, tearing down, rebuilding, again a small break, tearing down a part, rebuilding, and so on. It took me a whole year before the result was satisfying enough.

Do you remember how many pieces are in her?

No clue. It could be 10k or maybe even a lot more, I don't know. Instead of using bricks, I plated the sides of the ship, so that adds up very quickly. But the result is very nice in my opinion.

Are those really prefab hulls we spy?

Haha yes, the white Friends prefab hulls :pir-sweet:

It is a discussion I often have with other shipbuilders like Captain Green Hair, Legostone and Sebeus what is best: prefab hulls or custom hulls. I think we all agree that 6 prefab mid sections are absolutely the maximum. But then you have to widen her 3 or even 4 studs. Generally the ratio is 1/4 (so every stud in the width equals 4 studs in the length).

I am a huge fan of prefab hulls because it gives a sturdy base to a MOC. You can easily pick a vessel up without the fear of losing bricks. But I have to admit the older prefab hulls were much nicer then the newer ones (especially for the stern).

Was the rigging really that bad?

I don't think I am exaggerating that much when I say to people that the time I spent rigging, most people can build a new vessel (without the rigging). If I had to put a number on it, I think I spent 20 hours on the rigging and sails. It is not the most fun part when building a ship, but it is in my opinion the most important part because it adds so much to a MOC.

Did you have a set Scale when you started building?

Thanks to plans of the Replica and drawings/plans of what looked like the original Götheborg, I could scale everything compared to the 6 prefab midsections I used as base. An important thing to remember is that the decks were not that high. The lower the deck, the lower the ceiling. So most of my decks are around 4 bricks high, which makes historical sense and is very helpfull to keep the heigth of you ship under control.

Another scaling tool is the square rule: the length of the mast from waterline till top is the same as the overall length of the ship (the length without the bowsprit)

Speaking of scale what are the ships measurements?

I think that would be around 70cm x 70 cm

(That's just over 27 1/2” long and tall for our US readers.)

What are some techniques that you learned that made this possible?

Of course I have to mention Captain Green Hair here hahaha :laugh:

Will you be displaying this anywhere?

I have displayed it already at a famous Cartoon Festival in Knokke and some local BeLUG events. I also displayed it at last edition of Skaerbaek Fan Weekend. The next event that the Götheborg will be displayed at, will be Brick Mania Antwerp the 30th November and 1st of December at the pirate lay-out I will have there with Legostone, Sebeus, Captain Green Hair, Captain Braunsfeld, Kabel, Faladrin and other awesome builders.

Any thing else you want to add about the build?

First of all a big thank you to those who gave feedback during the process. Most names have been mentionned already :pir-blush:

Secondly, come join Brethren of Brick Seas on Eurobricks! It is one of the best ways to improve as shipbuilder (or even general builder) and has an awesome community, giving a lot of feedback. You can develop your own story in a huge fictional world and if you like rpg, you can join the game mechanics in that world.

I think that would be everything. Thank you very much for this interview

A big thanks to Maxim I for agreeing to this interview and a special shout out to all who influenced this build so that it may inspire others!



LEGO Company Ltd


Classic-Pirates.com is an unofficial Pirate LEGO® fan website which is not endorsed by the LEGO® Group. Please visit www.LEGO.com