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One Faaborg-ulous boat

With the giant LEGO Titanic gracing the seas, it’s only fitting that builders like Henrik Jensen  are choosing to showcase some of the great steamships of the past. This 1/87 scale model has a few custom painted elements, but also makes clever use of existing parts, like those hockey sticks as part of the  lifeboat racks. I’m also fond of the compact display stand and printed flags. A recreation that, dare I say it, is certainly ship-shape.

Faaborg, new portholes

Henrik shared this info about the origins of his model:
In September I visited the island Ærø which is located in the South Funen archipelago. In the town of Rudkøbing, they have a museum called “The Old Shipyard”. There, the restoration of an old steamship that was close to being dismantled has been undertaken. It gave me the idea to build a model of a steamship that, along with several other small steamships, has been part of the lifeblood between the islands and the mainland, in a time before World War I, when bridges between parts of the country were not common.

At “Det Gamle Værft” they restored the ship “Angelo”, or as it was previously more aptly called, “Svendborgsund”. My model of the steamship “Faaborg” is partly based on photos of the ship, partly on drawings of “Svendborgsund”.

If you’re in the mood for more nautical goodness, be sure to browse our boats tag!

A perfect meld of classic design with modern performance

Indian Motorcycle is one of the most iconic brands of two-wheeled road machines out there. It may not have the same name recognition today as Harley-Davidson, but it is the first American motorcycle company (beating H-D by two years) and had an amazing peak before going bankrupt in 1953. The trademark bounced around for a while before being bought up by Polaris Industries, famous for their snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles, and today Indian Motorcycles are going strong and cruising the open roads once more. Henrik Jensen brings the Chief Classic, a bike with old-school looks but modern technology, to life in LEGO bricks, with a two-tone blue-and-black colorway and lots of beautiful sparkly chrome. The trademark bulky fenders are lovingly rendered in brick form, and I can practically hear the throaty roar shaking that tailpipe. Who wants to do some cruising?

Indian Chief Classic 2017 (20)