Unfortunately, the worlds of LEGO and anime haven’t met that often, with there being plenty of characters, vehicles, and locales from the medium of anime that would work quite well being portrayed by the popular building blocks. While a crossover between anime and LEGO has been awaited by fans, fans have often taken matters into their own hands with one recently sharing a new creation using the blocks to recreate the Going Merry, the first ship that Luffy and his crew sailed on in the Shonen franchise of One Piece, which continues to this day following decades of stories.
Luffy acquired the Going Merry shortly after running into Usopp, with the long-nosed pirate spinning a tail of pirates on the island on which he resided. While the ship was able to carry the Straw Hat Pirates for quite a few adventures, it ultimately met its end during the Enies Lobby Arc, with Luffy and his crew giving the Going Merry a viking funeral in which they sunk it into the sea after setting it aflame. Luckily, the Straw Hats were able to continue their quest with a new ship in the Thousand Sunny, which remains their conveyance of choice well into the Wano Arc.
A Reddit Builder shared their unique take on the Going Merry which was the only way that Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates was able to sail across the Grand Line for quite some time as Monkey attempted to become the king of the pirates in the same vein as Gol D. Roger before him:
Recently, the Going Merry has been spotted in the real world, with Netflix currently working on a live-action adaptation of the story of One Piece. With the upcoming series set to adapt the earliest stories created by Eiichiro Oda, it definitely has filled fans of the series with confidence that the mangaka himself is working as an executive producer on the series.
Recently, One Piece startled fans with an image of the Thousand Sunny sharing a similar fate as its predecessor, sinking beneath the sea, though it ultimately turned out to be a preview for the upcoming game One Piece: Odyssey. While it isn’t known as to whether the Straw Hats will lose the ship in the role-playing adventure, it seems that Luffy and company are in for another wild journey when the video game lands later this year.