Product Idea

The Flying Dutchman


Beware the Flying Dutchman, the most fearsome galleon on the Seven Seas, captained by the evil Davy Jones, Lord of the sea; a cursed pirate condemned to sail the oceans forever.

According to legend, the Dutchman is the fastest ship both on and beneath the sea. Sailors would say it rises from the ocean depths, with its seaweed covered sails and barnacle encrusted timbers, striking fear into those unfortunate to cross its path.

Features:

  • 7 mini-figures: Davy Jones, Maccus, Hadras, Bootstrap Bill, Koleniko, Jimmy Legs, and Penrod (I'm hoping LEGO can use the textures from the video game for these, and the necessary headwear/chestpieces)
  • Two decks with cannons
  • Two triple-barrelled chasers in the bow (can be slid back and forth!)
  • Two functioning anchors
  • Capstan hammer (can be detached to allow for more room)
  • Removable poop deck to reveal the captain’s cabin with the pipe organ
  • Rudder and turning helm
  • Custom hand-drawn stickers for cannon ports

 

Number of Pieces Used: 2556 (including mini-figures)

Dimensions: Length 66.6 cm x Width 21.6 cm x Height 53.5 cm

 

Overview

I built this model from scratch with LDD in roughly one year after I was inspired by a few concepts of this ship online. I had fallen in love with it in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, and it occurred to me that LEGO had never released it along with the Black PearlQueen Anne’s Revenge or the Silent Mary. Determined to build the ship myself, I embarked on an exciting, challenging but rewarding journey to produce a model that the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean product line deserves. It would make a great set for all the fans out there, who have dreamt of this ship becoming a reality for many years now, and wish to add it to their fleet.

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Renders can be found here on Flickr