Sail away in this Seanchan Greatship

The Wheel of Time is a classic series of Fantasy novels by Robert Jordan, first published in 1990. One of the empires in the Wheel of Time universe is known as Seanchan, and it inspired Douglas Hughes to build a LEGO version of a Seanchan Greatship. According to the builder, the Seanchan style is a fusion of medieval European and Asian influences. For example, the figurehead is European while the trio of ribbed sails are reminiscent of Chinese junks. I love the sculpting of the bow and the ornate detailing running the entire length of the ship. The golden hawk figurehead looks stunning and doubles as a reference to Artur Hawkwing, one of the Seanchan empire’s earlier leaders.

Seanchan Greatship

1 comment on “Sail away in this Seanchan Greatship

  1. Purple Dave

    Man, I really wish they’d released Sao Feng’s Empress for PotC. They’ve leaned in the right direction a few times, especially with Ninjago, but they’ve never really released a solid Asian tall ship. Sails in that vein would be a good start.

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