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New England Fishing Village
A mini-scale New England fishing village, built at a scale of approximately 1 meter per stud.
About this creation
This is an LDD model of a modern New England fishing village. I have submitted this project as a Cuusoo idea, so if you like it, you have the opportunity to support it and attempt to turn it into an official set.

Within the seaside village are a number of buildings including:

  • A traditional saltbox style colonial house, complete with a widow's walk above the front entrance.
  • A fish market.
  • A two-story combination pub/apartment building.
  • A lobster shack with several table outside.
  • A wharf with a warehouse that is home to a marine outfitter/fish exchange. On the wharf are two cranes to load/unload the fishing vessels. There is also a small mobile crane parked next the warehouse.

The street of the village is lined with streetlights on one side and a seawall on the other. On the seaward side of the street is a man-made promontory with a statue of a fisherman, a small tribute to the Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial Monument. A fire engine with its ladder raised is parked on the street. Extending outward from the rocky shore are two piers. The larger pier has an entry gate and is lined with lights and bumpers made of old tires. Docked at the piers are several fishing vessels, including:

  • A 72-foot longliner (the Andrea Gail). It has the typical complement of line reels and buoys.
  • An 82-foot stern trawler. It is equipped with two large net drums and a winch on the port side.
  • A pair of 32-foot lobster boats.

The longliner and the trawler are each equipped with fishing masts and stabilizing anchor masts and are mounted with an array of modern navigational equipment on top of their pilot houses.

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The group of pictures below provide some closer looks at the village itself.















The next group of pictures provide some closer looks at the longliner, the Andrea Gail.













The next group of picture show the details of the stern trawler.















Finally, we have a picture of the longliner and trawler together, heading out to sea with their anchor masts deployed.






Comments

 I made it 
  June 8, 2014
Quoting Cheryl P Excellent Village. There should be a lot more likes for your creation. It would make a great set. This is far better than what Lego offers up in City. I have friends who live in Maine and I'm a little partial to east coast fishing villages.
Thanks! I think that dropping the scale down (by about a factor of 3) from what the City sets use really opens the doors to recreate some large (i.e. multi city block) sets at an overall reasonable scale, and I don't think you'd have to lose much playability to build at that scale.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2014
Excellent Village. There should be a lot more likes for your creation. It would make a great set. This is far better than what Lego offers up in City. I have friends who live in Maine and I'm a little partial to east coast fishing villages.
 I made it 
  October 19, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti Cool idea! The ships look great and I like the village too!
Thanks, Clayton. That reminds me... I have a rendered version of this MOC that I'll have to remember to upload sometime soon.
 I like it 
  October 18, 2013
Cool idea! The ships look great and I like the village too!
 I made it 
  July 26, 2013
Thanks everyone for the compliments. This model was a lot of fun to put together. I'd like to come back to it at some point and add some more to village and create a few new ships (perhaps a small ferry or a beam trawler).
 I like it 
  July 26, 2013
From the thumbnail it looked like minifig scale at first. You have packed in a great amount of detail with this smaller scale. It all looks great.
 I like it 
  June 19, 2013
I love the detail!
 I like it 
  April 9, 2013
This is a beautiful little set. I supported it on Cuusoo.
 
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