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Set-mod: Skeleton Warship
7029 Skeleton Ship Attack x 2 + some additional parts = Skeleton Warship! A skeleton ship that doesn't look like it was chopped in half!
About this creation
A little something I've been working on between creations. I'll probably use it in "So You Wanna Be An Adventurer?" at some point.

First, upon buying the following LEGO set - 7029 Skeleton Ship Attack - I was a bit disappointed...



For some reason, the ship gave the distinct impression that it was merely half of a ship - like someone had chopped the back off of it. The obvious solution? Buy another ship and put the two of them together! This is the result...



At first I tried to work only with the contents of the two sets, but I simply couldn't get the masts to look right with the available parts, so I began drawing from my collection as well, mostly in order to build the platform at the back on which the second mast is standing.



Egad, is that a skele-ninja? Yes, indeed.



The captain here thinks he's in charge, but where would he be without the necromancer lich above, whose deathly magics keep them all unalive? The only magic the captain posesses is the ability to keep his beard somehow intact.



The ballistae were made from the little shooter-majigs attached to front of either ship. I just rearranged the parts a bit and added the glowing horns to make have something akin to a plausible firing mechanism. I mean, come on, LEGO company, how could a weapon like that really work?



Look! The ocean appeared! Or at least a reasonable facsimile.



The skeleton becomes confused when he discovers that the ballista lacks any type of cable between the bows. No need to worry - it's MAGIC! Duh.



"Get down from there, Rat, you moron."
"But look, Captain! It's the edge of the world!"



Looks like the Williamses have found themselves in another predicament.
"I say, I believe I'm starting to get rather... ugh... seasick, Brother William."
"Considering that you lack the internal organs required for such a feeling, Sir William, I do not see how that is possible."
"Regardless, we have to escape this vessel! Do you think we could swim it? We don't have muscles to get tired or need nourishment!"
"Indeed, but, Sir William... when was the last time you saw a skeleton FLOAT?"



Unseen and unnoticed, the skele-ninjas priorities remain a mystery. Everyone knows pirates are his ancient enemies, so is he here on an assassination mission? Or has a ninja finally decided that a Pirate's Life is the Life For Him, now that he's dead anyway?



There are several advantages of a skeleton crew (pun intended). First, no need for provisions. Second, no sea-sickness. Third, you can cram as many on board as you like.



The necromancer adepts are responsible for the dark enchantments on the ballista bolts. Whether they cause some kind of burning acid damage or explode on deck, releasing a cloud of noxious gas remains a mystery until they have struck.



I kept the arches on the back of both ships and thus ended up with a sort of tunnel through the vessel's mid-section. It's now used for storing a row-boat, held aloft by chains until needed.



"Bloody hell, Sir William... you forgot the oars!"



A shot of the ship without its crew.



And finally, what is probably one of the best background images I have ever done. Somehow the lighting managed to match up really well, and I added a shadow beneath the ship to complete the effect. Be sure to check out the bigger version by clicking the thumbnail at the top of the page.

In reply to Biebab: Thanks! Sorry about that one really huge pic that I forgot to resize. I have fixed it now.

In reply to Isak Gutierrez: I haven't quite decided whether or not to introduce gunpowder weapons in SYWBAA. If I do, this will stay as is, and I might even give it cannons. If I don't, then all the muskets above will be replaced with crossbows.

In reply to Jonathan Thomas: Wow, I seriously have no idea how that happened. I can't even edit my own reviews - it always glitches for me and pulls up someone else's review to one of my own creations, and then when I try to edit it, it comes back with an error message. But I certainly never wrote that stuff about Puss De Boots. Must be a bug in MOCPages...

In reply to Makuta Bane: Thanks! Personally, I think the central arch makes the model look more unique, and I rather liked the idea of using it to store a rowboat... but to each his own.

In reply to Ace Drow: That's why I called it a "set-mod." It's not a new creation - just a modification of an original set. ;-)



Comments

 I like it 
  April 2, 2010
nice i wish i had one
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  December 27, 2009
verry cool ship,i like the background and the big photos.how you make that background.do you please want to vist some of my stuff ? and sorry for my bad english.
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  November 6, 2009
But William doesn't have any brains! Course' he's gonna forget something sometime!
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  July 31, 2009
lol bro william is a funny person lol
  July 31, 2009
lol bro william is a retard
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  June 4, 2009
Wow, this is a great idea for a set's modification, and you did extremely well! I love the overall look and feel you packed in. This should be done to the newer "troll warship" kit...
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  June 4, 2009
lol, brother william!
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  June 4, 2009
i love it i like the boat in the midel
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  June 4, 2009
Oden spare me from being blind! That is how good this is. Just superb!
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  June 4, 2009
Yes, very good. Congrats on MOC of the day. I agree, this is one of the best set mods I have seen. LEGO need to pick up their act around if you keep designing mods like this!
  June 4, 2009
This runs rings around the old set, Its good you integrated brother William and Sir William :) P.S. It would mean the world to me if you could check out my mocs
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  June 4, 2009
Congrats on MOTD Saber!
  March 25, 2009
absolutely amazing and i like were you put the boat in the middle of the water you have a great sense of humor . were did you get the skeletons? oh and the reason why i fixed the comment(if you noticed)
 I like it 
  November 27, 2008
thats incredible really good ship i love your LEGOs
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  November 14, 2008
so cool i love your website it is amazing
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  October 29, 2008
I like it very much, as I love MOCs which seem like they could have been real LEGO sets, anyway. I think, the modification of the rear part so the mast gets higher is well-done. And, yes, the background is truly beautiful.
 I like it 
  September 27, 2008
Scorp, I have a question. Did you grow tired of getting reviews? Or do you still like it?
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  August 1, 2008
thats awesome, the scelly crew owns!!! when i got the set i thought about buying another one and joining them, but i couldnt afford it, and when i could i had forgoten the idea,i wish i could say thatthe one i envisioned could compare to urs, but ur exeeds the iner machinations of my lego boat mind. keep up the awesomeness@!
  June 30, 2008
I think this creation could have been far better had you made it differ more from the original set. For me it just looks too much like Lego's ship. Especially the cabin pieces. I believe that modifying a set just isn't as much work or as worthy of praise as a completely original MOC. Visual similarities aside, this is an okay MOC. I like the crew, you do have a nice selection of figs.
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  June 29, 2008
You fixed everything I hate about the set! Thats what annoys me about castle sets, There are a couple bad guys and a couple good guys, and thats it.
 I like it 
  June 27, 2008
hey I have internal organs! lol I love how you make each skeleton different.
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  June 20, 2008
dude that is so cool. I'm a huge fan of you
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  June 9, 2008
great! but why did they sell only half a ship?
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  May 17, 2008
Amazing,I remember the day you posted this... Unfortunetly my previous review never got through. Great idea by the way. Good day
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  May 11, 2008
Avery nice warship indeed, loved the mini story along with it. Lego should have released this set instead! Nice work.
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  May 11, 2008
Nice!!! where the heck did you get so many skeletons?!?
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  May 11, 2008
Great mod. I wish i could have a samurai skeleton...
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  May 11, 2008
COOL CREATION I LOVE THE BIT WHERE THE SMALL BOAT CROSSES IN THE MIDDLE ITS COOL AND I LIKE IT ALL AND ITS THE BEST MOC IVE SEEN YET TODAY.
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  May 11, 2008
Great Mod. The humor is funny and might there be a story line to this? (oh, I have the same problem with my reviews where it gets all glitched and makes it so I can't change it......If only it could be fixed. Where is the mocpages help desk?)
 I like it 
  May 11, 2008
Oooooooooo...looks dangerous! Nice work!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2008
Not sure how I missed this the first time, but glad it made moc of the day. Cheers, Lee.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2008
Man you have a lot of skeletons! I am of course using this as a chance to complain. I have been to your site, and gone on the shop when i saw you were selling decals. So what i'm asking is could you PLEASE post some of those decals on Moc pages. I live in the UK so i can't buy any of them because you live in America. And anyone who is reading this, go to Justin R. Saber-Scorpion Stebbins site, and buy some of those fantastic decals if you live in the USA.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2008
Well I like all youre work Scorp.And this is spectacular!It would be fun to see this in SYWBAA.Perhaps you should make a SYWBAA when Morvo is going to attack somthing.And is onboard.Then "MAYBE" you should add like banderolls or decals with skeleton marks to make a flagship!
 I like it 
  March 13, 2008
i love how you put the williamsons in there lol. (excuse me if i spelled incorrect.) by the way, have you seen my new warthog?
 I like it 
  March 5, 2008
Very cool. I love that you stuck to the original model. I do think that the arch in the middle needs to go... Over all, this is superb. I also love the background effect! =)
 I like it 
  March 3, 2008
I love it!!! Also, just wondering, but do you not have an account on a lego site? You've got one on Saber Scorpion's Lair (duh), mocpages, flickr, brickarms forums, brickshelf gallery,and probably more. But do you have one on Brother's Brick?
 I like it 
  March 2, 2008
Justin, why did you change your review on my creation Entity to Say "Antonio Banderas? I am Puss De Boots. Honestly could you go change it?
 I like it 
  March 2, 2008
... Awesome! Wow, Scorp! That's amazing! That's flippi' sweet! :P So, is this goig to have a appearace in SYWBAA? Or is this a more "Flying Dutchman" type? More modern, as in the 1600s? I noticed that some of them have flintlock pistols. ;) Anyway, really, really, really good work. I want to see another ship like this to fight. :P
 I like it 
  March 1, 2008
Great Idea. Sir William and Brother William FTW! Can't wait to see it in SYWTBAA.
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  February 29, 2008
Fantastic! I love it. I am often tempted to alter official LEGO models myself, since the quality seems to have deteriorated over the years...
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  February 29, 2008
very good ship,maybe i should try something like this cause my skeleton ship is lying around my living rooom from Xmas.
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  February 29, 2008
very nice, the pictures are big too, that's a beautiful ship
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  February 29, 2008
HAHA, love Brother William and Sir William, nice upgrades to a good set.
 
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