Vignettes Archive

Soldier’s Bastion in Tortuga By Zergu

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The Soldier's Bastion

Fear the wrath of - Is that a Hello Kitty flag!?

Zergu just completed a great diorama of a Redcoat Bastion. They are quite the army and shouldn't be messed with. Still, they better not let the Bluecoats see their flag or they'll never hear the end of it.

Discuss the Soldier's Bastion in the forum.

Aztec Priest by Buurli_Burri

Sunday, November 25th, 2012
LEGO Pirate Aztec Priest MOC Buurli_Burri

We bow before you CMF priest!

LEGO may not be producing new pirate themed sets now, but we can still load up on pirate minifigures!  With every wave of new CMFs, we get opportunities to build new and unique figures to populate our MOCs.  Buurli_Burri blends the Aztec warrior and hula girl figures with and islander's hair piece to make this cool Aztec priest.

Mix and match your CMFs then discuss Aztec Priest in the forum.

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.

Discuss Pointe Pescade Lighthouse in the forum.

Jolly Roger by maedhros1980

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

None shall pass.

Our News Scout Horry brings us a nice little Vignette called Jolly Roger. It has all the classic-pirates elements, Pirates, skeletons, and sharks. I really like how he designed the teeth, the have just the right curve and a clever use of some pieces if you look closely.

Comment on Jolly Roger in the Pirate forum!

KadasBence’s Map Vendor

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The Map Vendor

A Map Vendor and his cart

Flickr user KadasBence recently built this splendid little cart for a map vendor. This scurvy salesman goes about selling maps to fellow pirates who are in need of instructions to a specific location, whether it leads them to some buried treasure or the nearest drinking tavern. The lovely little details make this cart and minifigure superb, and the whole style feels reminiscent of LEGO's Classic Pirates theme.

Buy a map, and then discuss the Map Vendor in the forum.

Pirate on an Arch by Haplo

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Pirate on an Arch

A pirate resting on an arch.

The LEGO Pirates theme sometimes lends itself to vignettes better than others, and this is a great example of such a scene. Fellow user Haplo tells that he came across an image of a pirate resting on an arch online when he was searching for some inspiration and ideas. The image is in fact a small scene taken from the famous Disneyland attraction known as Pirates of The Caribbean. The pirate resting on the arch, the parrot, and the other various details around the scene make this vignette a small treasure.

Discuss Pirate on an Arch in the forum.

Crossing The Alps by michaelozzie

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Crossing The Alps

Napoleon's troops crossing the Alps.

Small pirate vignettes are always effective ways of telling a short story or tale through LEGO bricks, and michaelozzie manages to effectively tell one through his amazing scene of Napoleon's troops crossing through the Alps. The lighting and composition used in this shot is stunning and is intended to be reminiscent of Keith Rocco's famous paintings of Napoleon's campaign.

Discuss Crossing The Alps in the forum.

Fate of Bullet by Diidy

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

LEGO Pirate Fate of Bullet MOC Diidy

So THAT's were I left it!! It's always in the last place you look!

Yesterday we saw Diidy's conquistadors launch a cannonball, but where did that "bullet" land?  Once again, the details are so spot on, you might miss them if you aren't looking carefully.  Did you notice the flaming palm tree, the transition from sand to stone, the awesome dwelling with the cannon ball lodged inside, and the great minifigures?  Get a few more great shots of this MOC by visiting the forum now!

Reload the cannon, then discuss Fate of Bullet in the forum.

Sound of War by Diidy

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

LEGO Pirate Sound of War MOC Diidy

Ready... Aim... FIRE!!!

It's all about the details.  Eurobricks member Diidy brings a nice little vignette that has such great, natural details you might not even notice them all.  Don't miss the dark tan "ruts" behind the cannon, the tires used for the cannon barrel,  the bird hiding in the bushes and the great greenery.  If only we knew were that cannon ball landed...

Discuss Sound of War in the forum.

The Sea Sleigh Of Captain Claus by Azaghal Gabilzaramul

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Sea Sleigh Of Captain Claus, a Pirate LEGO MOC by Azaghal Gabilzaramul

That's a lot of gifts!

Our friend SirSven7 has found this funny little MOC on Flickr, so let's take a look at it. Granted that Christmas is long gone, but we can pretend for a while that it's back. It was built by Azaghal Gabilzaramul, who also informs us that: "Legend has it that this shark-driven dinghy sails seas the world over in search of treasure, but - the captain and crew will gladly share the loot with those they deem worthy".

Discuss The Sea Sleigh in the forum!

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