Once again, Brickforge Apprentice Houndblower brings us news of an upcoming product, premiering at Brickworld this weekend. A scourge, or many-thonged whip, is another unsolved problem for MOCers - to use the official LEGO whip, be it unrealistic with the hooped end, or go with a custom string assembly? The recent Indiana Jones whip provided a solution, but its curled-up nature proved problematic for action posing. Now Imperials can flog unworthy recruits, and pirates torture their prisoners, all in true Brickforge style.
Houndblower brings us news of the new Brickforge prodcuts that will be debuting at Brickworld later this week. Amongst them are a set of reins, a gunbelt and a surcoat with a sword-loop.
The reins are a great add-on for the commanders of the great armies of the Pirate Forum - you need no longer worry about elastic bands or string to control your horse! Furthermore, as the reins fit over both types of horse head armour, we could be seeing some heavily-armed mounted troops in the near future too. Other uses will be sure to turn up too - a hangman's noose, anyone?
The surcoats also solve a dilemma for MOCers, who used to have to choose between a minifig neck bracket and 1x1 clip or an elastic band to hold their troops' cutlasses in place.
If those aren't to your taste, then the gunbelt provides a less bulky alternative, without the leg-flaps. Pistols, knives and scimitars should all find their place on minifigs' hips, perhaps with a little modification, if necessary.
Click to discuss these new Brickforge products in the Eurobricks forum
In the hope of us all forgiving him, General Armendariz has posted his real French army. It's actually looking really nice, and he has included 5 blue coated sigfigs too. With 40 men, this army isn't something to spit at, in fact most AFOL armies would be running by now!
So hurry along to the Pirate forum and discuss General Armendariz's French army to your heart's content!
Just after we had frontpaged what we believed to be the biggest LEGO® Napoleonic army ever created, the stroy behind the hoax was released:
"Ok every one i've decided to tell you probably the most shocking news you've ever heard about armies,
THIS ARMY IS A HOAX
Yes its true, its fake,hoax not real, and never gonna happen.
really do you think some dude sold me 300+ troops for $40? And all of them armed? Not in your life or mine.
its all made up. But im not telling how I did it."
Pictured above is the true redcoat army of forum member General Armendariz.
See this amazing work of art in the Pirate forum!
Although it's not often that LEGO® custom minifig torsos are hand painted, but rather printed from a digital image, when the necessary care and time is put into a hand painted minifig, the results can be tremendous! Just look at this custom British 95th Rifles soldier - beautiful in every way. This custom even has painting on the uniform arms!
So if you want to find out more about this stunning creation, or just wish to congratulate Jasbrick on his amazing work, sail on over to the Piate forum to discuss this 95th British Rifles custom!
Among Brickforge's new additions to their range of customs are a primitive spear and adze - great for variety in any Islander army. The new designs also helps differentiate between Incas, Mayas and Aztecs etc. and the Polynesian Islanders from the Lego sets.
SirNadroj has recently been making good use of various Belville parts by creating intricate animal figures with Fabuland heads. This one fabulously displays a Pirate monkey on a deck.
Discuss the new crewmate in the Pirate forum!