I was recently loaned a copy of 'The Last Airbender' on DVD and while all the Tai Chi based moves on display were very enjoyable and I generally liked the movie a lot, it was the Fire nation's incredible ships that made me sit up and take notice.
After doing a search for pictures with the vague notion in mind that I might build a steampunk type ship based on the Fire nation's ships I was surprised to discover that there is a Lego set for Prince Zuko's smaller Fire nation ship.
The price of these sets just about sent me for a cup of tea and a lie down, but what irritates me more than just a little is that the official Lego ship doesn't have the dark and brooding aspect of the ship in the film. The Lego ship's proportions aren't right either..........
....... but I suppose it doesn't matter that much because I wouldn't be buying the official set anyway because I'd be building my own version and revising it for naval warfare on Dinoreich. I really want to play a water navy type battle even though it would have to be gunboats rather than battleships because I don't have a spare tennis court to play on my period.
watch the animation.
and while your at it watch:
EVERY Hayao miyazaki film. (I mean ALL of them, the disney Dubs are good)
Grave of the fire flys
Oban star racers (nothing to do with the town in scotland)
spice and wolf (first series definitely, second isn't as good and isn't dubbed yet)
Fuck yeah animation and it's ability to make things that live action can only dream off!