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Pirates Prison by TheBrickAvenger

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

The dog won't help you.

TheBrickAvenger has taken it upon himself to recreate some Playmobile sets in LEGO form. This is his second set and it came out looking at least ten times better than the source material. I especially like the look of the prison walls where he has mixed  plates and tiles to give it a real stone feel, as well as the mixing in of a few darker pieces to break up the solid color a bit. Check out the rest of the pictures on the forum, and you'll see the prison has a moving door  and the great details on the dock too.

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Pointe Pescade Lighthouse by maedhros1980

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Roll up your sails and stay a while.

There's no wasted space on this project. The lighthouse island is full of naturally eroded rock sculpture, flying and nesting birds, and palm trees. Of course, there's the beautiful lighthouse using white with dark red highlights and a working light! The small ship is surprisingly detailed with actual sails, rolled up for docking of course. The whole scene is place atop a very cleanly designed SNOT base.

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French Spanish Skirmish by ACPin

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Faites-leur les garçons!

Looks like the French have set up an ambush for the Spanish soldiers in ACPin's latest creation. Goes to show that sometimes you can use some larger LEGO elements such as raised baseplates and printed wall bricks to create an interesting scene. All the greenery really pulls the whole thing together and makes me wonder what happened next!

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Colonial Outpost by MrBrick&BoB

Monday, August 27th, 2012

A Rock and a Hard Place

MrBrick&BoB brings us his latest creation, from Germany. The rocky island of New Providence holds this magnificent outpost. It's diffcult to appreciate the real beauty of this build in a small photo like the one here on the blog. The rock work is some of the best I've seen with natural erosion patterns including an archway. The real majesty though is in the texture of the outpost itself. It looks as though it's been beaten by the salty wind and waves, yet stands strong against the storms to protect the soldiers inside. You won't want to miss the detailed close-up photos of the fort and the soldiers arriving by boat across the choppy waters.

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Jungle Adventure by Corioso

Friday, August 24th, 2012
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Crossing the Bridge

Corioso has created this wonderful diorama with a group of Spanish explorers crossing a rickety bridge. The minifig combinations here really work great and there is a lot of life in the posing of them. The build itself has many great techniques including SNOT, wonderful slope sculpting, and some really nice riverside trees. You owe it to yourself to take a look at the thread for some great closeup photos.

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New Pirate Minifigures in Series 8!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Fancy New Pirate Figures are Coming!

We may be missing a pirate theme this year, but LEGO is throwing us a bone with some new minifigures! Series 8 in the Collectible Minifigures line has some amazingly detailed figures for pirate theme lovers. We get the newly designed Pirate Captain complete with a pearl gold saber and hook, in addition to a highly detailed Conquistador with a pearl gold helmet and printed armor as well as printed legs.

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Lighthouse by BardJaskier

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Work from Home

Lighthouses crop up a lot in the pirates theme, but it's not so common to see a whole little scene built up for it. Instead of just having a stone building on a rock island, BardJaskier has created a great little scene here with some surprising details and a very nice lighthouse too!

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Get on yer boat! by Thoy Bradley

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Get on yer boat! by Thoy Bradley

Gators Must Like Wine

It doesn't take a lot of brick to build an interesting scene. Thoy Bradley has done a great job here showing the dynamic water of the river as the captain escapes from a crocodile with his precious wine. I really like all the vegetation along the river banks and the water bubbles give a great sense of movement and direction.

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