When Hogwarts held the Triwizard Tournament the Durmstrang school arrived by boat, magical boat. Builder Swan Dutchman seems to have a little wizard in him too, crafting this tiny boat somewhere around 20 studs in length, but cramming 400 parts into it (not including the water). It's a wonderfully crafted micro scale ship from the wizarding world.
Why oh why can't we live in a world with beauties like this gracefully moving through the sky? This is the Bellonatus by builder Mark of Falworth, and it's gorgeous. But don't let it's lovely appearance fool you, it's also armed to the teeth with no fewer than 14 cannons and a fearsome bow ram. Beauty and beast in the same vessel.
The ship in this diorama by builder Kloou is lovely, and deserving of attention. But really I can't stop looking at the water. This looks incredibly tedious, fragile, frustrating, time consuming and maddening, not to mention the part count. It also looks absolutely marvelous, and is worth all the heartache (easy for me to say, I didn't have to build it).
This gorgeous French galleon was inspired by the 17th century man-of-war "Royal Louis". Builder mattlincoln4040 hasn't provided much information on this gorgeous vessel, but it's clearly minifig scale, spectacularly detailed and a serious labor of love. I would love to see this in person. Click through for many, many more pictures.
Builder dvdliu proposes an interesting scenario. What if two lunar explorers were to meet up for a friendly vehicle exchange? We have a classic Apollo type lunar rover, and a very retro spaceship, personally speaking I think the ship is probably more fun, but I'd have a blast taking either for a spin.
Get it? Nice...Norse... I know, I know. I'm sorry. Anyway, Mark of Falworth built this awesome Viking-esque ship for CCC 14. It seems that building a curvy wooden ship like this would be difficult, but Mark does a fantastic job with it. The shaping on the bow is phenomenal: it has a nice curve overall while still looking like individual planks, just like in real life. Also, the subtly shaded green water makes for a nice change from the slightly unrealistic bright blue water we're used to seeing.