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The Tourney: R3: Skeleton Ship Attack
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This is my entry for round three of The Tourney 2016



This round I chose the second option:
Set Revamp:
In this category, take any existing Lego castle set and revamp it. The revamp should be a complete rebuild, of course, not just mods. Like in the other category, we recommend that you consider the main features of the set and subtheme to ensure that those characteristics are clearly recognizable in your revamp.

The set I chose was: of 7029-1: Skeleton Ship Attack.

This is the first revamp I have ever done. I enjoyed the challenge, again fun to be pushed to try new things.
Originally I was going to pick a forest men or black knight set from my youth for this round and I began looking through the list of castle sets on Brickset. When I came upon Skeleton Ship Attack I immediately changed my mind.
For starters I really liked the set up of the fort with the dock and side building. Additionally, I had not made a ship in about half a year, so that was a draw as well. Finally the skeletons as the baddies was a cool bonus :)

Pic of original set (sorry for poor quality):

Copyright Lego group :)

Better quality Flickr account pics here



I tried to make this cleaner than previous builds, and used a "new to me"style on the rock base. I also made smoother, less "gappy" walls than I normally do.

There were 3 "features" in this set that I could tell from the blurry pics I was referencing: the catapult, the portion of the dock that swings down and the "cannon-thing" on the ship. I decided early on to skip the catapult as the space where it should sit would not fit an actual scale version (most of the ones in the Lego sets are a we bit smaller than they should be...). The cannon was a natural fit for under the horned skull. The dock I chose to modify. I did not like the idea of it collapsing, so I made it interchangeable to have some of the skeletons bust through from below! Scary, right?

Skeletons bursting through the dock:




The fortress figless:






The rock work and oddly placed chest. Had to add the frog (and therefore the green plant and planter on the right).


Pics of the boat. Wish I had more time to make this more finished. Did not have a sail that would go with the color scheme, so had to improvise, think it came out okay :I








Comments

 I like it 
  February 19, 2016
cool
 I like it 
  February 9, 2016
Lovely work here, especially with the ship; I really like what you did with the layout. I'm not sure how much I like the rockwork and stone texturing though; I really like the stonework technique, but I think its execution here could have been smoother.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2016
Chain Sail!!! I Love it! I'd say you pretty much nailed the look and feel of the set. That broken dock is sweet.
 I like it 
  February 8, 2016
I always wanted this set when I was-- wait, I STILL want this set! I recognized it immediately.
  February 8, 2016
Woah... Really nice build, and that boat looks awesome!
 I like it 
  February 8, 2016
Wow, this is amazing! The ship upgrades are fantastic and the fortress too is awesome! The worn-out edge of the dock looks so good, definitely one of the best I've seen!
 I like it 
  February 8, 2016
Awesomesauce! I definitely like this stonework style better that your usual. The olive green looks slightly out of place, but it's pretty outweighed by everything else!
 I like it 
  February 8, 2016
I remember this set when it was released, though I never owned it! Nice personalization of the model! The creation is still instantly recognizable, but your distinctive building style really does well to improve the look of the model immensely!
 I like it 
  February 8, 2016
A really nice work. I love the ship
 I like it 
  February 7, 2016
This is really good! I like it! :)
 I like it 
  February 7, 2016
Man, amazing work! This has always been a set I loved... Good luck in Round 3! (though I doubt you'll need it with this great MOC!)
  February 7, 2016
This is a great build! Good luck in Round 3!;)
 I like it 
  February 7, 2016
I love those rocks! Great work!
 I like it 
  February 7, 2016
Ojhijhisfdghfsdihgdfishdjjfdibfdi is what my jaw typed when it hit the keyboard. This is amazing, clearly your best build yet.
 
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