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The NEW Shipyard Ranking System

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Shipyard Ranking System Announcement

For many months now a team of dedicated volunteers have been working within The Shipyard to produce the content which appears daily on the frontpage of

"The Shipyard?" you ask?  The Shipyard is a hidden VIP sub-forum within the LEGO Pirates Forum where volunteers work on special projects.

We want to begin rewarding our volunteers for their contributions so we're implementing a ranking system which enables them to receive promotions for the quality and quantity of their contributions.   Each rank has it's own tag and special priveleges which increase with each rank. There will also be contests exclusive to The Shipyard so only those who are part of the Ranking System will be able to participate.

Get yourself to the LEGO Pirates Forum to learn more
about the NEW Shipyard Ranking System!

MISB Pirate LEGO Ships

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Got some cash you want to spend in the new year? Well how about buying a Mint In Sealed Box Pirate LEGO Ship!

MISB 6290 Red Beard Runner

Click to view the 6290 Red Beard Runner auction on eBay

Click to view the 6290 Red Beard Runner auction on eBay

Ending on eBay in the very near future is this MISB 6290 Red Beard Runner, perhaps a little pricey for some but if it doesn't sell maybe the seller will lower the price next time round.

Or perhaps you'd like an absolute bargain!

MISB 6285 Black Seas Barracuda

Click to view the MISB Barracuda on eBay

Click to view the MISB Barracuda on eBay

What an awesome deal!  An original 6285 Black Seas Barracuda around $100 at the time of writing - yes that's right, only bid to around $100!  This set can sell for over $500 in the hands of a competent auctioneer so don't miss out on this potential bargain.

MISB 10040 Black Seas Barracuda

Click to view the MISB 10040 Black Seas Barracuda on eBay

Click to view the MISB 10040 Black Seas Barracuda on eBay

And here we have a Legend re-release of the Black Seas Barracuda for just under $500 - definitely not as friendly to your finances as the previous auction but it is a realistic price to pay.

Happy bidding and may you be successful in procuring a new ship to build or preserve in MISB condition!

Pillage the Village entries are CLOSED!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

No further entries will be accepted for the Pillage the Village Contest at this time, Creative Critics however may still continue to leave feedback.

LAST OPPORTUNITY to ensure your MOC Entries and Entry Threads meet the Terms & Conditions. Any MOC Entries end Entry Threads not meeting these terms will be disqualified.

Stay tuned in this thread for further instruction...

Winners of the Creative Critic Mini-Contest

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Congratulations to oDDerFisken and LegoKing for being the first two contestants to reach 20 posts. Both have won a 6257 Castaway's Raft.

6257 Castaways Raft - Creative Critic Mini-Contest Prize

Creative Critic Mini-Contest Prize

In case you weren't aware we sprung this mini-contest upon our regular users a week ago, you can read the official announcement,  OR, congratulate the winners in the LEGO Pirate Forum.

NEW – Creative Critic Mini-Contest

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Of all the participants of the Pillage the Village Contest the Creative Critics have the most arduous task - providing feedback for as many entries as they possibly can.  This is no doubt exhausting after all these weeks so we want to give the Creative Critics a little something extra...

Another Prize!

The first entrant to write 20 post of feedback (has to be a solid paragraph) before Friday 28th of November will win a 6257 Castaway's Raft.

Creative Critic Mini-Contest - Prize 6257 Castaways Raft

Creative Critic Mini-Contest Prize - 6257 Castaway's Raft (actual prize)

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entrants must have registered in the Creative Critic Award thread to participate.
  2. The winner will be the first entrant to accumulated 20 posts of feedback.
    • Each post must be a solid paragraph and therefore a few short sentences strung together will not be counted.
    • Spam will result in immediate disqualification.
  3. Only feedback left between Friday 21st (00:00 GMT) of November through till Friday 28th (00:00 GMT).
    • Feedback left before and after those times will not be taken into consideration for the Mini-Contest.
    • The contest ends as soon as the first entrant reaches 20 posts of solid feedback.
    • If none of the entrants have accumulated 20 posts by Friday 28th (00:00 GMT) then nobody wins the prize.
  4. The Staff will determine whether the feedback posts meet contest requirements.  Their decision is final.

Who May Enter?

  • All forum Users and Volunteers. (Providing they've registered in the Creative Critic Award thread)
  • Eurobricks and Staff may sit and watch gleefully, but not participate.

The really good stuff!

Entering in the Mini-Contest also has strategical benefits:

  1. The winner of the Mini-Contest is also elligble to win the final Creative Critic Prizes, meaning entrants could win two prizes!
  2. Feedback left in the Mini-Contest WILL BE counted towards the final Creative Critic prizes.  So make the feedback good!
  3. Entrants ARE NOT required to have left prior feedback to enter so newcomers are very welcome!

Exciting stuff!  But no doubt some of you have questions so get yourself to the Creative Critic Mini-Contest FAQ thread in the LEGO Pirate Forum for a Q&A session.

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6253 Shipwreck Hideout by TheBrickster

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

TheBrickser does it again!  Our incredible reviewing machine has produced a review for 6253 Shipwreck Hideout.  Apparently this one is "Limited Edition" so you better see what you could be missing if you don't buy one soon enough!

It doesnt look very hidden for a hideout does it?

It doesn't look very hidden for a "hideout" does it?

As with all of our 2009 Pirate set reviews, TheBrickster has analysed Shipwreck Hideout in anal retentive detail to give you a complete overview of everything thing the set has to offer.

To read the Pictorial Review of this Limited Edition Extravaganza dash to the LEGO Pirates forum this very instant!

PICTORIAL REVIEWS: 6241 Loot Island by Paul Cantu & Lego12

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Forum users Lego12 and Paul Cantu have both reviewed the new Pirate set, 6241 Loot Island.  The result is two very different reviews for you to peruse.

Lego12's 6241 Loot Island Review

6241 Loot Island - now wheres the loot?

6241 Loot Island - now where's the loot?

6241 Loot Island Mini-Figures

6241 Loot Island Mini-Figures taken by Lego12

As you can see in the above picture the beard piece makes an official apperance in a Pirate set for first time ever and it's very suited to the Robin Crusoesque mini-figure which it adorns.

Once again Lego12 has packed his review with glorious pictures, so get yourself to the Pirate LEGO Forum to feast your eyes upon them!

Paul Cantu's 6241 Loot Island Review

6241 Loot Island Set Review by Paul Cantu

6241 Loot Island Set Review by Paul Cantu

Forum user Paul Cantu has also created a review of 6241 Loot Island, while not as comprehensive as Lego12's review it offers a different perspective of the set.

So once again, get your to the Pirate LEGO Forum to read Paul Cantu's 6241 Loot Island review.

How much do the new Pirate Sets costs?

Forum user Card has spotted the 2009 pirate sets at a Toys R Us in the USA and he's kindly shared his findings.  We're not yet certain if these are the recommended retail prices, but you can still check them out in the New Pirate sets at Toys R Us thread.

62 Imperial Soldiers for sale

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Once again we've discovered another large Imperial Guard army for sale oneBay.  These guys look familiar, so maybe they're up for sale again or maybe the last auction winner was a non-paying bidder.  If you're not prepared to pay then don't bid!

A grand army awaits your command!

A grand army awaits your command!

A grand army awaits your command!

Ensure good relations with your commanding officer!

A grand army awaits your command!

A grand army awaits your command!

62 soldiers is an instant army, or certainly makes a sizable regiment to an exisiting army! If you're in need of troops get to the eBay Auction Page and place a bid, or if you'd like to discuss this army visit our Build the grandest army you possibly can thread.

Comic in the new 2009 Soldier’s Fort set

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Did you know that the 6242 Soldier’s Fort set contains a comic?  It most certainly does and we have pictures of the comic!

An excerpt from the comic

An excerpt from the comic

Of course we're only going to show you a two frame excerpt here, so if you want to see two pages worth of comic goodness you better get to the LEGO Pirate Forum this instant!

Want to BUY 2009 Pirate LEGO Sets?

Check out our 2009 Pirate LEGO set "eBay Auction Watch" thread which we update daily with new eBay auctions that YOU can win!

eBay not for you?  Keep your eye on our 2009 Pirates sets on Bricklink thread where we will be listing BrickLink sellers with 2009 Pirate LEGO sets in stock.

Prefer to order by phone? Our New pirate sets phone number! thread might have the answer for you.

How About Some General Discussion?

No problem!  Our Pirate Sets Found In Stores! thread has been there from the beginning, reporting every  sighting (well as many as we can find) of the news sets.  So don't miss out on the exciting discussion!

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6242 Soldier’s Fort by Lego12

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Lego12 delivers us a comprehensive set review of the new 6242 Soldier's Fort.  Turns out it's a Modular Design!

6242 Soldiers Fort - built

6242 Soldier's Fort - built (notice the flag is upside down?)

Lego12 has took dozens of pictures which display every facet of this wonderful new set.  There are even a few surpirses which have went unnoticed by the general pictures.

Dive into the Pirate LEGO Forum to see this set analysed in scrunitizing detail!

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