Reference Archive

JUMBO Pirate Mini-Figure

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

 

I am a big boy now, mommy!

I am a big boy now, mommy!

Ever thought Pirate LEGO Mini-Figures were too small?
How would you like to own a JUMBO Pirate Mini-Figure 45cm/17.7 inches tall!

The possibilities of LEGO Digital Designer

Monday, July 14th, 2008

13-year old Neal McClatchey showed the Piratical world what could be done with LDD; his micro-scale version of the Black Seas Barracuda was even included in LEGO set 5525.

Click here to take a look at Neal's Pirate Ship in the Pirates forum!

13 year old Neal McClatchey won the first LEGO Factory Design Competition!

 Discuss Neal's creation in the Pirate LEGO Forum

When faced with the daunting task of creating a model, many builders just give up, claiming to be victim to an inadequate brick palette, however, there are superb LDD Pirate MOCs.

Checkout LDD creations by our users:

Captain Cavinano's Black Pearl
Medib's Ship-wrecked Island
Joey Lock's Fort Laurence and HMS Unicorn

You could produce something like this, and what's more, you can also have the bricks sent straight to your front-door!

Download LEGO Digital Designer today!

The Pirate Shack

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Click here to go to the Pirate Shack

Have you always wanted to get in touch with the latest news from the piratical world? Then visit the Pirate Shack, for updates on treasure finds, conventions, piratical history and much more!

Click here to visit the Pirate Shack!

Click here to discuss the Pirate Shack in the forum!

Classic Pirate Minifigures – The Stripey Bandanas

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

The Stripey Bandana Boys - Pirates

One of the most common Classic Pirate Minifigures, yet a very historical minifig.

This troublesome lot were possibly the most common of all the LEGO® Pirate minifigures, yet they are some of the most respected. They always seemed to be around, whether it was working as an imperial sailor on 6271 Imperial Flagship, or a pirate on 6285 Black Seas Barracuda, 6286 Skull's Eye Schooner, 66290 Redbeard Runner, 257 Castatway's Raft, 6267 Lagoon Lock-up, 6276 Eldorado Fortress, 6279 Skull Island, 6277 Imperial Trading Post, 6273 Rock Island Refuge, 1729 Barnacle Bay, 6259 Broadside's Brig, 6261 Raft Raiders, 6268 Renegade Runner, 6235 Buried Treasure, 6260 Shipwreck Island, 1871 Pirate Cannon, 1733 Shipwrecked Pirate, 6252 Sea Mates, 6247 Bounty Boat, 6258 Smuggler's Shanty, 1788 Pirate's Chest, 6262 King Kahuka's Throne, 6264 Forbidden Cove, 6266 Cannon Cove, 6261 Raft Raiders, 6254 Rocky Reef, 1970 Pirate's Gun Cart, 1481 Desert Island and 6251 Pirate Minifigures.

The Bandana Boys, the crew of the pirates of the LEGO® Pirate line.They weren't really rebellious pirates - they always did what they were told and neverThe third stripey bandana boy was just as obedient as his friends tried mutiny. Which is strange, because they worked for two captains, Captain Redbeard and Captain Ironhook both of whom were bloodthirsty, crew-hating minifigs. But no, they went along with their commanders' practices of fighting off the Imperial Soldiers and their leader Governor Broadside and the Imperial Guards and their leader Admiral Woodhouse as well as attempting to steal the treasure of King Kahuka and his Islanders. But that last one was often a failure. These minifigs ran right from the start of the pirate line up to the very end, and they will be remembered by all who they served and all who didn't serve them.

Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Imperial Soldiers

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

 

Imperial Soldiers were the first men of authority in the LEGO pirate worldImperial Soldier

The Imperial Soldier was the backbone of the imperial forces before the Imperial Guards led by Governor Broadside came into the picture. Like their red counterparts, the Imperial Soldiers wore shakos, some of the most rare LEGO&reg pieces currently on the Bricklink market.

They appeared in the sets 6271 Eldorado Fortress, 6267 Lagoon Lock-up, 6265 Sabre Island, 6273 Rock Island Refuge, 6259 Broadside's Brig, 6270 Forbidden Island and 6251 Pirate Minifigures.

They constantly fought battles with Captain Redbeard, but by the time Ironhook came into the picture, the Imperial Guards had already taken control of the seas. Or so they thought. Captain Redbeard had come back in the last few years of the Classic Pirate line and the Imperial Armada was left to repel him and his pirates. Perhaps the Imperial Soldiers should have returned to tame the pirates...

LEGO Facts and Trivia

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Did you know...

  • There are more minifigs in the world than humans
  • The LEGO® Group is the world's largest tire manufacturer
  • There have been 400,000,000 LEGO elements made in the 50 years of the brick
  • LEGO pirate minifigs were the first with heads that had features other than the classic smiley curved mouth and two eyes
  • Six eight-stud LEGO bricks can be put together in 915,103,765 ways
  • The word LEGO came from the Danish words leg-godt, meaning Play Well.
  • There are enough LEGO bricks in the world for each human to own 62.
  • 7 LEGO sets sell somewhere in the world every second.
  • Children all over the world spend about 5 billion hours annually playing with LEGO bricks.
  • It takes about 7 seconds in the mould for a LEGO element to cool from 232 degrees celcius.
  • The world's largest LEGO castle used 400,000 bricks.
  • End to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would go around the word 5 times
  • If you multiply that by the 50 years of the LEGO brick, you could circle the earth 250 times
  • If you built a tower of 40,000,000,000 LEGO bricks, you could reach the moon

Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Admiral Woodhouse

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Admiral Woodhouse, leader of the Imperial Guards

Admiral Woodhouse

In early 1992, a new face of authority appeared. It was time for the Imperial Guards. And at their lead was Admiral Woodhouse. Apart from sporting a lovely red uniform and his different colour hair, he differed very little to his predecessor, Governor Broadside.

He appeared in a few sets including 6263 Imperial Outpost, 6277 Imperial Trading Post and 6271 Imperial Flagship. So he was somewhat less rare than his blue counterpart, but seems to be more favoured amongst the AFOL community.

Although he lasted longer, 1992 - 1995, he still had just as many troubles with the pirate Captain Redbeard, and later, Captain Ironhook. After 1995, the Imperial Armada took over toward the end of the Classic Pirates era. Woodhouse has captured the attention of many a pirate collector, and it was somewhat a dissapointment to see him go at the end of 1995, but the epic battles between the Imperial Guards and the pirates under his watch will be remembered forever.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Facebook

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This tutorial provides illustrated step by step instructions for subscribing to RSS Feeds using Facebook.

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have registered a Facebook account.  If you don't have a Facebook account please visit Facebook.com for further instructions.

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a Social Networking website that enables people from all over the world to interact.  It has many tools to allow this interaction, one of those being the ability to publish RSS Feeds straight to user profiles.

Step 1

Visit Facebook and view your Profile.  Above the Update Status Input Box is a Dropdown Menu triggered by clicking upon the purple triangle which faces downwards.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Facebook Step 1

From the Dropdown Menu select Import.

Step 2

The Update Status Input Box will be replaced with Import Options.

Click on Blog/RSS.

Step 3

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Public URL Input Box and click the Import Button.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Facebook Step 4

Facebook will process the RSS Feed and once complete it will display the above information.

Congratulations!

Now, every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated a snippet of information will appear on the subscribers Facebook profile.

Problems?  Questions?

Never fear!  We're here to help!  Discuss the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed in the LEGO Pirates Forum.  Let us know if you're having trouble or using a program we haven't got a tutorial for.

Other RSS Readers?

To see our complete list of RSS Reader Tutorials visit the Wonders of RSS page.



LEGO Company Ltd


Classic-Pirates.com is an unofficial Pirate LEGO® fan website which is not endorsed by the LEGO® Group. Please visit www.LEGO.com