News & Announcements Archive

NEW – Creative Critic Mini-Contest

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Of all the participants of the Pillage the Village Contest the Creative Critics have the most arduous task - providing feedback for as many entries as they possibly can.  This is no doubt exhausting after all these weeks so we want to give the Creative Critics a little something extra...

Another Prize!

The first entrant to write 20 post of feedback (has to be a solid paragraph) before Friday 28th of November will win a 6257 Castaway's Raft.

Creative Critic Mini-Contest - Prize 6257 Castaways Raft

Creative Critic Mini-Contest Prize - 6257 Castaway's Raft (actual prize)

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entrants must have registered in the Creative Critic Award thread to participate.
  2. The winner will be the first entrant to accumulated 20 posts of feedback.
    • Each post must be a solid paragraph and therefore a few short sentences strung together will not be counted.
    • Spam will result in immediate disqualification.
  3. Only feedback left between Friday 21st (00:00 GMT) of November through till Friday 28th (00:00 GMT).
    • Feedback left before and after those times will not be taken into consideration for the Mini-Contest.
    • The contest ends as soon as the first entrant reaches 20 posts of solid feedback.
    • If none of the entrants have accumulated 20 posts by Friday 28th (00:00 GMT) then nobody wins the prize.
  4. The Classic-Pirates.com Staff will determine whether the feedback posts meet contest requirements.  Their decision is final.

Who May Enter?

  • All forum Users and Classic-Pirates.com Volunteers. (Providing they've registered in the Creative Critic Award thread)
  • Eurobricks and Classic-Pirates.com Staff may sit and watch gleefully, but not participate.

The really good stuff!

Entering in the Mini-Contest also has strategical benefits:

  1. The winner of the Mini-Contest is also elligble to win the final Creative Critic Prizes, meaning entrants could win two prizes!
  2. Feedback left in the Mini-Contest WILL BE counted towards the final Creative Critic prizes.  So make the feedback good!
  3. Entrants ARE NOT required to have left prior feedback to enter so newcomers are very welcome!

Exciting stuff!  But no doubt some of you have questions so get yourself to the Creative Critic Mini-Contest FAQ thread in the LEGO Pirate Forum for a Q&A session.

New Pillage The Village Subforum!

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The Pillage The Village contest has become such a tremendous success that Lord Admiral Phes has decided to give it its own Subforum!

Click here to go to the new Pillage the Village subforum

Everything that has to do with the PTV contest can be found here from now on!

The previous titles and descriptions of the entry threads were a complete menagerie and it was looking very disorderly. Therefore Mister Phes painstakingly retitled and described all the entry threads on the first page using the same convention. He will do so for the entry threads on the other pages as well as they get bumped.

Mister Phes also made clear the rules about how the new PTV contest entry threads should be titled:

  • The thread title should be the title of the MOC, you may include "WIP" or "FINAL" but nothing else.
  • The thread description (the one beneath the title) should contain "Pillage the Village Contest - " then either "Large" , "Medium" or "Small" depending on the division.

Pirate Building Event at the Orlando LEGO Store

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Official Postcard for the LEGO Master Builder at the Orland LEGO store

Official Postcard for the Pirate Building Event

Join in an incredible LEGO event and help LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger construct an 8-foot LEGO Pirate Minifigure for the first time ever! This event is free and fun for the whole family! Everyone who helps build will get a free Certificate of Achievement* and great special offers at the USA’s biggest LEGO Store! Don’t miss this special event, and don’t forget your camera!

*While supplies last. One free mask per person.

Visit the official LEGO website for the source of this information or sail into the LEGO Pirates forum to discuss this exciting opportunity!

Creative Critic Award Terms & Conditions released

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

A couple of weeks back we mentioned an aspect of our Pillage the Village contest called the "Creative Critic" but delayed providing details to give everyone the opportunity to digest the mountain of information we'd already provided.

We've decided you've had plenty of time to digest so here is the Creative Critic Awards Terms & Conditions.

Wanna learn how to win prizes without building a MOC?  Get reading!!!

EB Pirates News – Edition 1

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Captain Green Hair and Mr Tiber are joined by Benk to produce the first ever EB Pirates News Edition.

Screenshot from the EB Pirates News

Screenshot from the EB Pirates News

Join them in the forum as they share the news in a somewhat unconventional yet hilarious manner!

Grand Opening of Classic-Pirates.com: The Blog

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Welcome!

This is the new home for all of your Classic System Pirate LEGO news and information on the internet. For those of you who were used to the old Classic-Pirates.com, nothing has really changed except the way we will be able to present information, and what better time then now, as we approach the most exciting era in recent LEGO Pirate memory?

We've carried over a few recent news stories from Classic-Pirates.com as a sample of what you will see here, but they are only the beginning. With this new format comes a world of new opportunities, and you've got a front row seat for the whole thing.

Discuss the new Classic-Pirates.com frontpage in the forum!

Check back often and be sure to tell your friends!

Pillage the Village!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Pillage the Village

Prepare to embark on a journey of looting, robbing, smuggling and plundering with the Pillage the Village Contest! Bloodthirsty battles and dastardly deeds rule the roost for the next 10 weeks, so start your MOCs, to compete for the biggest heap o' booty you've ever seen!

Read the Rules! ~ then ~ See the Swag!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008

Thursday, September 18th, 2008


It's back!
September 19th

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

It's that time of year again! The day where everyone stops and talks like a pirate! September 19th every year is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so it's time to get those pirate-y voices going and scare the neighbours!

Arr! Or is it Garr? Or Yarr?



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