Project: Willim, by Captain green hair

February 19th, 2009 posted by Zorro

If there's one WIP worth following, it's the minifig-scale replica of the Dutch VOC ship Prins Willim which Captain green hair is constructing. Have a look at all pictures showing the latest status of this project (which is spanning multiple years) by clicking on the picture below.

Discuss this marvelous Willim ship in the Pirate forum.

Click to see more pics!

Discuss his marvelous Willim WIP in the Pirates forum!

Captain Zuloo and Erdbeereis Promoted!

February 18th, 2009 posted by Sea Eagle

Click here to congratuate Captain Zuloo and Erbeereis on their recent promotions!

A team of people, dedicated pirate fans, work together from all over the world all day, every day to bring you the daily news on the brilliant site we have come to know as Classic-Pirates.com. To reward these amazing volunteers for all their hard efforts, we have created the Shipyard Ranking System. This allows our volunteers to aquire special abilities in the VIP subforum, The Shipyard.

Two of our volunteers have performed exeptionally well recently, and so we have decided they deserve some repayment for all their hard work. It is now time to congratulate them on their recent promotions - Erdbeereis to News Editor, and Captain Zuloo to Senior News Editor.

So what are you waiting for? Rush to the Pirate forum and
congratulate these hard-working bilge rats
!

Dutch 18th century yacht, the ”Utrecht”, by Captain Green Hair

February 17th, 2009 posted by Zorro

Look at this amazing Dutch ship!

Another Captain Green Hair creation

Another Captain Green Hair creation

"Harr swashbucklers, I present you my latest ship.
It's an 18th century Dutch yacht, used to sail VIP's around and stay in contact with the larger ships offshore.
Some of these ships were privatly owned by rich merchants and they are basically the first pleasure yachts as we know today.
It is based loosely on the original Utrecht." -
Captain green hair

 Come on over to discuss the ''Utrecht'' now!

Another big lot of new sets for sale on eBay!

February 16th, 2009 posted by Zorro

You ever wanted to buy all of these wonderful new Pirates sets at once? Too tired or waisted on Rum to drive to the stores? Just buy them on eBay!

We found a lot which contains them all:

Buy these Pirates ships and soldiers sets on eBay!

All of them in one package!

Want more eBay finds? Go to the Pirates forum at once, matey!

Classic Pirate Minifigure Re-released

February 16th, 2009 posted by SlyOwl
Go over to the Pirates forum to discuss the Minifigure collection!

Two space dudes? We wanted two Pirates!

Whilst the new LEGO® Pirate minifigures are arguably more aesthetically pleasing, there's a certain nostalgic element surrounding those from the original line. As part of their Vintage Minifigure Collections, The LEGO Group have unsurprisingly included a pirate figure.

However, many would have expected to see a more famous and charismatic pirate brought back, such as Captain Redbeard/Roger.

Why, then, do we get a minifig that only appeared in 3 sets (6289 Red Beard Runner, 6281 Pirates' Perilous Pitfall, 6249 Pirates Ambush)?

The later pirates from the original line are more similar in design to the new ones, so this could be the reason. Or could The LEGO Group be closely monitoring AFOL demand trends? Of all the classic pirate torsos, the one bearing the anchor tattoo is the second most expensive, sometimes selling for as much as $12!

The Vintage Minifigure Collection is expected to retail for $17.99 in the USA, so this rare torso could stimulate a high demand for the set.

What do you think? Should Captain Roger/Redbeard, often used as the "flagship" minifigure for the LEGO Pirate line at Legoland parks and on official merchandise, have been brought back instead of the "anchor pirate"?

Would you get the whole Collection just for one minifig?

Discuss it in the Pirate forum!

One supersized Battle Cannon by RTN LNA

February 15th, 2009 posted by Sea Eagle
A CAD MOC of the huge Tsar Cannon!

Satan's weapon on Earth

Are the LEGO® cannons not big enough for you? Then here is your answer!

Click to discuss RTN LNA's Tsar Cannon in the Pirate Forum!

P.S. I Love You by Captain Zuloo

February 14th, 2009 posted by Sea Eagle

"Two pirate lovers who were captured many years ago sit in their cells writing to each other on this special day. Little do they know that they are so close..."

So close, yet so far.

So close, yet so far.

Captain Zuloo presents us with this MOC of everlasting love and devotion. If only they could see through that big grey brick wall...

Come on over to the pirate forum to discuss P.S. I Love You.

Review: 6242 Soldiers’ Fort by Grevious

February 13th, 2009 posted by Erdbeereis

Grevious has written a lovely review of set #6242 Soldiers' Fort

In-depth review of 6242 Soldiers' Fort.

What secrets does this fort hold?

Learn about all of the Soldiers' Fort's details, view detailed photos of the minifigs and discover everything there is to know about this exciting part of the new LEGO® Pirates line.

Check out Grevious's exciting 6242 Soldiers' Fort review
in the Pirate Forum!



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