News & Announcements Archive

Pillage the Village II: The Calm After the Storm

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Pillage the Village II Contest on Classic-Pirates.com

The pirates finally got tired of pillaging, plundering and looting, and decided to partake in more civilised hobbies, letting life return to normal for the poor afflicted soldiers, civilians, islanders and sea monsters: a period of peace and prosperity has arrived! From taking tea with the Governor to bombarding their sweethearts with barrages of roses, this next chapter of the Pillage the Village saga explores the unchartered waters of peaceful pirates, impotent imperials, carefree civilians, Do they polish the cannons, or polish off the rum? Race their rowing boats, or repair the harbor? Chill out under a palm tree, or cut it down to build a shack? Explore foreign territories, or the local brothels?

Start yer building!

Pillage the Village II Prize Pool Announced

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Pillage the Village II Prize Pool on Classic-Pirates.com

Yargh, the prize pool of Pillage the Village II has been announced! With a loot worth an arm and a leg, this contest just got a whole heap better!

Check out the prize pool in the Pirates forum!

The Great Western LEGO Show

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The Great Western LEGO® show is the largest LEGO show in the UK. It is held at the Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon on 3rd and 4th October 2009. It features a wide variety of displays from Pirates, Cars and Space through to Technic and Trains. There will also be building workshops where the public can get involved with the expert builders to help create a 100,000 brick mosaic. Visit the LEGO Shop and other independent LEGO traders for great deals on some exclusive LEGO sets not available on the high street.

We will have a Classic-Pirates.com Crew member at this event and hope to bring back some very cool coverage of the fun!

For more information, please visit STEAM.

And happy birthday to Skipper 24!

Petition: The end of pirates mid 2010!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Classic-Pirates.com LEGO Ambassador Bonaparte brings us sad news this time. The pirates line will discontinue  in the middle of 2010! Lucky enough it is a break, which means the Pirate theme will come back sometime in the future. But for how long do we have to wait? Some people think it will be a year, other people are afraid it takes another couple of years like the previous Pirates line. Since the new Pirate sets sell like hot cakes, and all the positive upcoming Pirate sets speculations it is unexpected news the line will take a break during 2010.

Share your thoughts about the fact the Pirates line discontinues here!

But don't give up the ship! A petition has started to keep the Pirates theme running! Sign it here!

Coming over the horizon…

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Pillage The Village II on Classic-Pirates.com

Find out more in the Pirates forum...

International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2009

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Yargh, it be that time again when the world stops to talk like pirates!  September 19 of every year is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and no-one is celebrating it more than the Classic-Pirates.com Crew! With much discussion about the build up in the Pirates forum, the LEGO Pirates community is very excited about the annul event. What are you planning fir the day? Share it here! And to make things even more exciting, Classic-Pirates.com has a unique suprise for ye all - Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers, one of the founders of Talk Like A Pirate Day, has agreed to appear in an exclusive 'Behind The Helm' episode. This was a great interview to conduct and I'm sure you'll all enjoy it!

Check out 'Behind The Helm' Episode #8 ~ Cap'n Slappy in the Pirate forum!

Enjoy yer Talk Like A Pirate Day everyone, and thanks to ye all for your constant support of Classic-Pirates.com!

The end of LEGO Pirates by mid 2010

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Dear LEGO Pirate fans,

Today the burden to bring you sad news rests upon my shoulders. The LEGO Ambassadors have been informed that LEGO Pirates theme will be discontinued by mid 2010. We were told that the new Pirates line wasn't designed to be an ongoing theme this time, so it's only going to be on the shelves until second half next year by when it will disappear. This means there's not a new line designed for LEGO Pirates for 2010. There is some hope that LEGO Pirates might be back one day because the theme did sell rather well.

Share your thoughts and feeling about this sad news in our forum. Your feedback will be relayed to the LEGO Community team by your Classic-Pirates.com ambassador.

Bonaparte, Ambassador Classic-Pirates.com


Update from Steve Witt (LEGO Community team):

Just so you know, Pirates isn't gone its on hiatus like every other line that isn't one of our primary themes: CASTLE, SPACE, and CITY

Pirates isn't going away, its just not going to be a constant theme. Its going to phase in and out just like every other theme that isn't one of those three. Everyone is freaking out just a bit too much on this one and I just wanted to reassure you guys that pirates isn't disappearing. Just taking a break

Steve

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on Classic-Pirates.com

Pirates of the Caribbean, based on the Disneyland ride of the same name,  is one of the most successful Pirate trilogies out there. With a swashbuckling Cap'n Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) at the helm, the 3 films were fantasticly produced. And now there has been an official announcement by Johnny Depp himself that there will be  fourth film coming in Summer of 2011. There are mixed feelings about this, some saying that Disney doesn't know when to quit, others saying that the new film sounds brilliant.

What do you think about this? Share your thoughts in the Pirate forum!



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