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We’ve passed 12,000 unique visitors for June!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Congratulations laddies and lassies! The Classic-Pirates.com website, NOT including the LEGO Pirates Forum hosted by Eurobricks, received over 12,000 unique visitors for June alone! And for the first half of 2009, it received over a total of 70,000 unique visitors, check out the statistics below:

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Averaging over 11,000 unique visitors per month!

As you can see things are going very well here at Classic-Pirates.com! With our dedicated team creating wonderful content and the prospect of more future Pirate LEGO sets, we'll continue delivering piratey goodness to the world!

Discuss this achievement in the LEGO Pirates Forum and mingle with hundreds of other Pirate LEGO enthusiasts!

Wouwie Promoted and NEW Positions!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Shipyard Ranking System - Promotion & Recruiting

We're pleased to announce Wouwie has been promoted to Editor so hurry over
to the Pirate forum to congratulate for his achievement!

We're also opening up two new positions:

  1. A Junior Assistant to maintain our Social Networking Outposts such as our soon to be launched YouTube Channel and Facebook page, as well as, doing some light secretarial work.  This position could one day lead to Publication Relations Officier for a candidate with the right aptitude.
  2. A Video Editor with reasonable video editing skills to produce regular videos for the Classic-Pirates.com YouTube Channel.

If you think you'd be well suited to one of these positions then sail over to the Pirate LEGO Forum to apply.

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 Classic-Pirates.com.

"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 Classic-Pirates.com Staff will determine whether the feedback posts meet contest requirements.  Their decision is final.

Who May Enter?

  • All forum Users and Classic-Pirates.com Volunteers. (Providing they've registered in the Creative Critic Award thread)
  • Eurobricks and Classic-Pirates.com 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!



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