Ummester has shared his LDD galleon build and what a beauty she is! With a traditional brown overall look, this ship looks very realistic. To add some flare the ship has been lined with dark blue, gold, and red colors, resembling an Aussie football team (1o points for naming which team…) and ultimately leading to this 22 gun galleon being called Gilded Crow. Currently in the brick ordering stage, lets hope Ummester can recreate this master piece in the flesh!
To get an look inside Gilded Crow – 22 Gun Galleon head over to the LEGO Pirates Forum!
Hi AFOLs (and LEGO Galleon lovers),
I’ve been working on this build in LDD for the last month or so – as I did I lurked these forums and drew inspiration from many of the fine galleon MOCs here. I’m currently in the part ordering phase – have around 1200 out of 4500 pieces and thought I’d post it to see what the ship builders here think.
It’s named the Gilded Crow because the colors match that of an Ozzie football team, in case anyone was wondering. I didn’t plan it that way, just thought the dark blue, gold and bright red worked well together – the wife saw it and recognized her teams colors straight away 🙂
I’m not sure how long it will take me to collect all the parts and build the Crow, though I know it will require custom sails and rigging. Once complete I will post some photos of the actual build.
I have designed it to be modular, drawing inspiration from the Imperial Flagship and other sources. I was considering the purchase of that set but, at the price it is now, I thought I could purchase 3 X as many bricks, for a larger model of my own design.
In this final render, you can see the detail in the Captain’s quarters and just make out the large dining table and chairs in the deck below.
I plan to create better water on the base plates, with tiles and studs. Eventually, I also want to crew this vessel. I would prefer not to use the yellow skinned minifigs – if anyone has suggestions on suitable minifig crew parts which work with flesh colored heads and hands, it would be appreciated.
Hope you like the design!