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This is a more recent design that I still haven't had the heart to dismantle. I think of it as a model ship, just made out of legos. It was annoying to me that most all lego sailing ships that I had seen never had more than about 6 cannons while real ships of the line would regularly have from 20 to 150 or more.



The HMS Dragon is a 26 gun frigate: twelve 12-pounders, ten 9-pounders, and four swivel guns on the fore and aft. This makes is a realistically equipped, it somewhat small frigate. The design is based heavily on the HMS surprise and on a few ships that I saw in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is missing the top gallants and the spanker sail, but I just didn't get around to cutting those out.





The features that I'm most proud of are the hinge and rail system the allows the ship to open up into four sections for internal access and then close back up again. There is also a retrofit that I'm working on right now to make the helm turn the rudder along with all the currently operational anchor and cargo winches and the deployable jolly boats. Lastly, the captain's cabin in the back folds open by lowering the back wall and lifting out the ceiling. I will likely add more photos when the retrofit is done.



Comments

Daniel Brilliant
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White Knight
  October 18, 2012
An exciting lego model ! Great inside and out !>.....well done
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  October 18, 2012
wow this is very nice
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  May 11, 2012
How on earth could I miss this beauty? The four sections opening up is very clever. Excellent execution, reminds me of my Flaming Remnant! It sits proudly on my shelf nowadays.
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  April 16, 2012
Like it lots. Love the way you've divided it into cross sections to get a full appreciation of the decks. Groovy work.
Daniel Brilliant
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Chris Melby
  March 31, 2012
I am dissapointed I missed this, fantastic build!
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  February 18, 2012
Awesome ship!
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  February 17, 2012
Nice ship! I love the modular aspect!
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  February 17, 2012
Nice ship! I love the modular aspect!
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  December 19, 2011
Quoting Sebeus I Oh, that's brilliant, the way you open the ship in such an elegant way, it makes me want to build my old ships again, nicely done
Thank you sir! As one who admires your work, your praise is most welcome.
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  December 18, 2011
Oh, that's brilliant, the way you open the ship in such an elegant way, it makes me want to build my old ships again, nicely done
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  November 4, 2011
Quoting Sebeus I The pictures are still not online, could you add this to my group 'Kings of the Sea' ? that way I won't forget.
My pictures are back online. Please let me know if you can see them now.
  September 22, 2011
The pictures are still not online, could you add this to my group 'Kings of the Sea' ? that way I won't forget.
 
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