Christie is a heavy cruiser, designed by Sarendala’s sea-worthiest shipwrights.
She has a reinforced hull, capable of withstanding hits from icebergs and torpedoes.
She has four 18-inch guns, two in a turret mounted to the bow and two in a turret mounted to the stern.
She also has 4 batteries of 40-mm AA guns, mounted amidships.
While not the most heavily armed ship, she can has a cruising speed of 50 knots; and can reach 60 knots.
Any faster than that, and avoiding icebergs is difficult. (Don’t want to have to make avoidable repairs, do we?)
Her black stripes over orange have gotten her the nickname, 'The Tiger of the Sea.'
Bow shot. These photos were taken while she was at port for monthly maintenance.
Forward port quarter, with her designated number.
Rear port quarter.
Dat stern yo!
Rear starboard quarter. The turrets can rotate 360 degrees, although firing the guns is a no-no when they are facing the cooling tower or the bridge.
Forward starboard quarter.
A close up on the port side of the cooling tower, and one of the AA batteries.
An aerial photo.
Winona and Christie can tag-team coastal and naval targets, and this is the last thing many sailors see before their boats are blown to smithereens.
1. The Warship MOC must be smaller than minifig scale (Micro scale, nano scale, trophy scale, etc).
2. The Warship MOC must feature a minimum of two mounted weapons systems (depth charges, guns, rockets, etc).
3. The Warship MOC must be displayed on or in LEGO built water, the style of technique used for the water is up to the player (brick, tile, baseplate, etc).
4. The Warship MOC must be shown at anchor, dock-side. This can anything from a simple pier to an elaborate seaport.
5. The SHIP MOC must include a number somewhere in the design (brick-built, sticker, etc).
Shout-out to Matt Bace
and his Tips from My Lego Shipyard for inspiring this build!