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LEGO Ideas: The Pirate Bay!!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 The Pirate Bay

Eurobricks member, Paokus (or Bricky_Brick as he's known on LEGO Ideas) brings us the first pirated theme submission to gain 10,000 votes - get excited because the project is now officially under review!

For more images or updates on the review, visit The Pirate Bay thread in the LEGO Pirates Forum.

From LEGO Ideas...

Prepare the cannons sailors,  you have to defend the bay!
Welcome to the impregnable pirate fortress, house of Red beard, many sailors fear these waters, the most dangerous pirates make their stop here. Be careful not to be locked in jail or possibly the only place you can be, as long as you do not find the secret exit.

There is a rumor, they say that there is a treasure map, it is believed that it is below the canteen, many of them are looking for the treasure but none of them have yet achieved it. Will you be able to find it?

It is time to return to the classics and what better than this super bastion built on shipwrecks, with traps like the pendular anchor that warns unexpected visitors and the dog and the monkey guardian. The food is delicious in our tavern, many pirates only stop to eat here. In this small pirate town we find a small farm with pigs and chickens, lobsters crabs and fish, also delight this area.

A Modular set that includes 7 minifigures and:
1 monkey, 1 scorpion, 3 crabs, 3 hens, two pigs, 3 parrots, a shark and a dog.

I hope you like this model very much, I felt, very comfortable designing it, it was a return to the classics;)

Thank you very much pirates!

2015 LEGO Pirate Set Images released!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The new 2015 LEGO Pirate set images have been revealed!  Included is the never seen before 10679 Pirate Treasure Hunt - it may be a juniors' set but it looks like it's packing some useful elements!  This is big news, as we have not had any new Pirate sets since 2009!

Stop by the forum and comment on 2015 LEGO Pirate set images!

Skull Cove: RedBeard’s Return LEGO Ideas Project

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

The help support the exciting Skull Cove: RedBeard’s Return LEGO Ideas project and when you're done discuss it in the
LEGO Pirates Forum!

This project has already received over 1,100 votes in less than 5 days!

 

 

Captain Roger Redbeard once terrified the seas with his crew aboard the The Black Seas Barracuda but he has not been seen on the high seas for over a decade.  Nobody knows exactly what happened to him, many assumed he finally met a bitter end, perhaps finally caught by the Imperials...some claim he retired and lives quietly on his untold riches.

His closest friends and allies however know the truth.

Redbeard, surrounded by his loyal crew, still rules the great pirate fleet, a shadow empire, from the security of his stronghold, Skull Cove.

This set seeks to create a top of the line pirate stronghold operated by a cadre of pirates inspired by classic LEGO pirates.

The re-imagined pirates includes the classic figures: Captain Roger Redbeard, Rummy, Anne, and “Steve.”

The Crew

Captain Rodger Redbeard

In the passing years the Captain's beard has grown and streaks of white have crept into it.  He may not be as spry as he once was, but he is as cunning and quick witted as ever, coordinating strikes against the merchant lanes while continuing to foil the Imperials. Skull Cove: ReadBeards' Return

Anne

Anne has served as Redbeards Quartermaster, leading countless boarding actions upon ships beset by the Black Seas Barracuda.  She is an expert marksman and sword fighter, equally at home on the deck or in the ropes.

Skull Cove: ReadBeards' Return

First Mate Rummy

Rummy has long been Redbeard's right hand man.  Now he operates the ingenious communication network that keeps Redbeard's pirate armada working in concert.

Rummy is also a legendary spotter and look out.  He can count the number of cannons on a ship before most of the crew can even see its sails.

Skull Cove: ReadBeards' Return - Rummy

"Steve"

Steve is a bit of a mysterious wild card, coming and going as he pleases. The crew is not even certain if "Steve" is his real name.

His unequaled skill as an artillerist however has earned him a permanent opening as the master gunner in Redbeard's ranks.  On many occasions the astounding accuracy of his cannons has spelled the difference between victory and defeat.

Skull Cove: ReadBeards' Return - Steve

Head over to the LEGO Ideas website and support
Skull Cove: RedBeard’s Return
project RIGHT NOW!

Then visit the thread in the LEGO Pirates Forum
to learn more about this exciting creation!

More Exciting Haven Guard Torso Designs!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Our LEGO Ambassador project to design a
brand NEW LEGO Pirates Sub-Theme is progressing very well!

We're well into design torsos for the Haven Guard so check out some of the latest submissions:

Design and render by HJ Media Studios

Design by Lind Whisperer | Render by Yooha

Got a design you'd like to submit?
Want to leave feedback on the existing designs?

Visit the
Haven Guard Torso & Flag Design thread
RIGHT NOW!

 

Vote for the Haven Guard Flag

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

 

After discussing potential Haven Guard and Merchant flag designs we're putting it to a vote to decide which flag is most appropriate.

To make your life easier we've created a flag generator to enable you to experiment with different combinations of flag backgrounds and emblems.

So chose the three combinations you like the most and share them in the LEGO Pirates Forum.

Vote for the Flag NOW!

Haven Guard Torsos and Flag

Friday, July 4th, 2014

After conducting a series of polls (first poll & second poll) we have determined the faction guarding The Merchants harbour name shall be named "Haven Guard" and their torso colour shall be dark orange.

So now we're taking submission for torso and flag designs, here are some torso designs which have already been submitted.

 

Submit a design or
leave feedback on submitted designs!

P.S. Our blog receives over 15,000 unique visitors per month and our mailing list has over 1,500 subscribers, so if you have a minifig customization business we'd be happy to give your business a plug to say thanks for your contribution!

 

LEGO Ambassador Project – Suggest Set Ideas

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

 

The West Brick Trading Company has been voted as the most popular choice for a new LEGO Pirate Sub-theme so need exciting set ideas!

If you've got a concept for a Merchant, Smuggler or Haven Guard set share it with us in the LEGO Pirates Forum.

If you'd like to help us shape our factions visit the Defining the Factions thread and share your ideas.

Suggest LEGO Pirate Sets right now!

 

Vote for the new LEGO Pirates Sub-Theme

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Design NEW LEGO Pirates Sub-theme - Vote for the Sub-Theme

We've collated our sub-theme suggestions so here are some quick teasers of the poll options...

The West Brick Trading Company
The Merchants of the West Brick Trading Company hail from the bustling Port van Brickhaven which boasts more trade than the Imperial Trading Post...  But the Merchants must be on guard or the LEGO Pirates will plunder their heavily laden Cargo Fluyts to restock their parrot's cracker supply!

Quest for the Lost City
Enchanted by tales of a lost city built entirely from gold the Imperial Armada launches an expedition. Lead by their most honoured hero, Fernando Plume they venture deep into the jungle.  Slight problem...  he only has half a map!

The Settlers
The Settlers have travlled half way across the globe to make their new home, led by the pioneer John Halfsquat who tames the land with his trusty hatchet.

The Treasure Fleet
The Imperial Armada have been stuffing their galleons full of treasure to send back to the old country.  Capitano Juan de Verde has mercilessly pillaged the Islanders of all their trinkets to impress his new king... and to ensure a large retirement fund!

But they're just the teasers...  Further details of each sub-theme awaits you...  You may be surprised...

Vote Right Now!

ReBrick “Name the Ship” Contest – the WINNER Is…

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

ReBrick "Name the Pirate Ship" Contest

From the ReBrick blog:

After much consideration by the panel of judges, the winning name of the ‘Name the Ship’ contest has been selected. The jury found that there were a very high number of strong suggestions and it was truly difficult to select a winner. The criteria on which the winning name was selected, was:

  •  In line with the values and identity of the LEGO brand.
  •  Solid ties to the heritage of classic LEGO Pirate ships.
  •  Appealing across genders, age and languages

And the winning name is…..

Find out in the LEGO Pirates Forum!

Design NEW LEGO Pirate Sub-Theme: Update 2

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Design a NEW LEGO Pirate Sub-Theme

Hello mateys! Time for another update on the Design a NEW LEGO Pirate Sub-Theme project! Since the last update, there has been substantial progress. If you haven’t yet heard of the project, please visit the Project Overview thread. If you haven’t read the first update, you can find it here.

It has only been a couple days since the close of the sub-theme suggestions, but the management team, led by Classic-Pirates LEGO Ambassador Mister Phes, is already working hard on choosing the best and most popular sub-themes. 

The poll options shall be...

  • The West Brick Trading Company
  • Quest for the Lost City
  • The Settlers
  • The Treasure Fleet

A more detailed synopsis of each sub-theme will be available soon so keep your eyes peeled for the poll in which you'll have the opportunity to vote.  The sub-theme with the most votes will be the one we develop!

Got a question?  Visit the Questions and Answers thread and ask away!


At this very moment, fruitful discussion on the design and build techniques that the project designers will have to stick to is taking place. If you want to add anything or give you thoughts…

Visit the Definition of Design Constraints thread!



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