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News & Announcements Archive
It seems to be the time to share photos of your ship visits as Classic-Pirates.com member Joey Lock has just posted images of his visit to Portsmouth and Chatham Dockyards where he saw ships such as the HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior. So don't waste this opportunity to see these brilliant photos - there are some really cool ones of Napoleonic armouries.
Check out Joey Lock's Visit to Portsmouth and Chatham Dockyards in the Pirate forum!
A week ago, Classic-Pirates.com members YnyklY and Cap'n Blackmoor were lucky enough to find themselves on the decks of the Amsterdam, the replica of the VOC ship by the same name. An amazing experience for them, Blackmoor was kind enough to share some of the photos he took of the adventure in the Pirates forum.
Come and see all Cap'n Blackmoor's photos of the Amsterdam in the Pirate forum!
Classic-Pirates.com now has a brand-new Pirate set review index!
Complete with picture thumnails and links to all of the great reviews our members have made, it's a fantastic resource for all of your LEGO Pirates set information needs.
Check out the new Pirate Set Reviews Index in the forum!
Standing on opposite sides of the battlefield, Redcoats and Bluecoats stare at each other, hatred burning in their eyes. An orange fox in pirate attire steps between the two: moderator doubling as a mediator Zorro determines which side goes first. Redcoats begin! Bluecoats begin! All around the Mediterranean, one army raises scaffolding while the other assigns spies. That's right, Pirate fans - the 1st Annual Redcoat VS. Bluecoat Tournament of Retribution is well under way!Four skirmishes are currently in progress in the Pirate forum. These are...
Each team has spectacular builders and fantastic entries - but only one side can prevail. As devoted team members work to get in their two vignettes, the tournament judges have the difficult job of choosing the winning side amongst the hordes of notable creations. Twenty creations must be taken into account per thread, each being scored points for build, wit, historical accuracy, and much more. And so far, the judges have been presented with a difficult challenge!
Part of that challenge, unfortunately, involves finding the entries themselves. Useless spam, cruel insults, and other garbage have been paraded around each tournament thread, and something has to be done about it. There are some comments that are constructive, and others that are not. Try to stop bashing the other side - though at times, it can seem so fun - and provide criticism and compliments that don't insult or upset someone else. We're glad that everyone's having fun, but this is just a game.
Are some of you in the dark and somehow have no idea what this commotion is? You can learn all about it in the tournament enlistment thread!
Right, here's your chance! Tell The LEGO® Group what you'd like to see in the next wave of Pirates. Thanks to Bonaparte, our fantastic LEGO Ambassador, this is an amazing opportunity have your requests passed onto the company that produces our favourite construction hobby. Don't pass it up!
For this August only, let The LEGO Group know what you'd like to see in the next wave of Pirate sets!
At about midnight on the 30th of July 2009, the replica 17th Century VOC ship 'Prins Willem' was destroyed by fire. A sad day to many pirate fans, history fans and lovers of beautiful things, the loss is tragic to the world. Although only a replica, there is a rapidly decreasing number of tall ships in the world, so news of this ship burning to the ground is shattering. Built in 1985, the ship has been an attraction, an inspiration and an amazing insight into 17th Century ships - now, she is reduced to ash, her steel frame and a memory.
Visit the Pirate forum to pay your respects and let us know what you'll miss about the Prins Willem replica.
As of late, the ongoing battle between Redcoat and Bluecoat supporters - a conflict that taken the Pirate Forum by storm since 2005 - has finally met its day of reckoning. That day is tomorrow, July 30: the scheduled starting point of the 1st Annual Redcoat VS. Bluecoat Tournament of Retribution, lead by Commodore Hornbricker and Martin Super. And Classic-Pirates.com is the only place you can tune in to for LIVE coverage of the brawl!
Once Tournament Moderator and respected forum Admiral Zorro randomly selects which team will be facing which, each member builds two MOCs that aim to brutally humiliate and disrespect the opposing team. Once each team member has built and posted their two creations, judges will decide which group is the victor by using set criteria, such as which vignettes were the funniest, which creations were the best built, and which people posed the better bribe.
Want to know more about the rules of the tournament? Go to the enlistment thread to learn all about them!
Even if you're not participating in the contest, you can still join in the fun. The Redcoat VS. Bluecoat battle is still raging throughout the forum! You can visit the Redcoat VS. Bluecoat thread to slander the other side, and monitor Classic-Pirates.com in the coming days for updates and information about the 1st Annual Redcoat VS. Bluecoat Tournament of Retribution!