I launch LibreOffice base, create a new base, use all the default (HSQLDB), just click next, OK, chose a file name, click OK, and it crashes.
soffice.bin crashed with SIGSEGV
It is a 32-bit machine, It crashes with 16.04 (tried OpenJDK 8.131 and Oracle Java 8.144 and tried updating LO to latest version), it crashes also with the newest 17.04, fully updated.
I tried on a physical machine and on another one in VirtualBox.
It does not crash using a 64bit install.