Anchors Aweigh

Normally when I post my kids’ creations on here, I’m posting my son’s work.

Of my three, he’s certainly the most LEGO fan-like, and the most prolific builder, for all that he’s the youngest.

But I also have two daughters. The younger of them builds only occasionally (though often incredibly creatively), but the older one is quite a builder in her own right.

She’s less into the spaceships and rovers and mechs that are the mainstays of my own building universe; she’s more likely to build gardens or swimming pools or palaces.

This ship is one of hers.

Crewed entirely by female minifigures, because Girl Power, I don’t think she’s even bothered to name it, but the shaping of the hull is right impressive for a 12-year-old.

Add in the rudder and tiller (sadly they don’t function together) and the sail with its helm wheel (patterned after the one on Naida’s Epic Adventure Ship but built differently because we’ve misplaced the gearbox brick) and it seems to me like a marvellous piece of work.

Admittedly I’m biased as a parent, but this is still pretty cool, no?

The harbour wall with its guards is properly monochrome, too, not a Rainbow Warrior. She’s my daughter enough that she dislikes those fairly strongly; the ship is actually unusual in that regard.

Anyway, here’s one of my daughter’s builds. I hope you find it as impressive as I do.


4 thoughts on “Anchors Aweigh

  1. geoffhorswood Post author

    I’ll tell her you said that 😀
    As I said, apart from a distinct rainbowness, this is fairly typical of her style: lots and lots of minifigures and lots of small details like the lanterns. She’s the one that uses most of our plant elements really, out of all the builders in this household. You don’t see that in this build, especially, but it’s true. The water’s another example of her problem-solving approach; she came up with that completely by herself. And did you notice that even though the ship is rainbowy, it’s symmetical rainbowy?

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    1. Luke Skytrekker

      Wow, I didn’t even think twice about the water, taking it for granted as a MOCer, but that’s also quite impressive. And that symmetry… I didn’t notice it at first, but now that you’ve pointed it out… Man, that’s cool.

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