NEW – Creative Critic Mini-Contest

November 20th, 2008 posted by Mister Phes

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.

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 8396 Soldier’s Arsenal and 8397 Pirate Survival by NewRight

November 19th, 2008 posted by Zorro

One of our best forum members, NewRight, visited a local Toys R' Us store, as you can see, it proved to be very succesful!

Imperial Guard Impulse Pack

Imperial Guard Impulse Pack

As said, he made a DOUBLE review... about both Impulse Packs: the Soldier's Arsenal and Pirate Survival!
The Pirates Impulse Pack

The Pirates Impulse Pack

The cheapest LEGO Pirates sets on the market! And they go very well with all the other Pirates sets, so this leaves no possible excuse to NOT buy them! If you are not from the USA, and you already want them you can try this link to look at some sets available on eBay.

Rush to the Pirates forum to discuss NewRight's Soldier's Arsenal and Pirate Survival reviews!

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6253 Shipwreck Hideout by TheBrickster

November 19th, 2008 posted by Mister Phes

TheBrickser does it again!  Our incredible reviewing machine has produced a review for 6253 Shipwreck Hideout.  Apparently this one is "Limited Edition" so you better see what you could be missing if you don't buy one soon enough!

It doesnt look very hidden for a hideout does it?

It doesn't look very hidden for a "hideout" does it?

As with all of our 2009 Pirate set reviews, TheBrickster has analysed Shipwreck Hideout in anal retentive detail to give you a complete overview of everything thing the set has to offer.

To read the Pictorial Review of this Limited Edition Extravaganza dash to the LEGO Pirates forum this very instant!

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6192 Pirate Construction Set by TheBrickster

November 19th, 2008 posted by Zorro

TheBrickster seems to be currently spending a lot of his free time in the Name Of The Holy Brick, just hours after his previous reviews he made another pictorial review about this fantastic Pirate Construction Set (6192). Thank you TheBrickster!

A bit more info: For the first time LEGO releases a small scala of Construction Sets, something closely linked to the Creator sets, but still a bit different. For now, there is one Pirates, one City and one Castle Construction set, although I believe they might develop more if this is a succes (and going by this great review, I think they will sell very well!).

This is a good initiative from LEGO!

This is a good initiative from LEGO!

They cost 10 USD and the set is recommended for ages 4 to 7, but because of the good MOC parts, the unique minifig and the low price, this Pirate Construction set will appeal to a lot of AFOLs as well!

Head your merry way over to the LEGO Pirates forum to read the  6192 Pirate Construction Set Review by the Brickster!

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6243 Brickbeard’s Bounty by svelte_corps

November 18th, 2008 posted by Captain Zuloo

It's here! After all that waiting, it's here! svelte_corps presents us with this fantastic review of this new pirate set.

Click to view this fantastic review on this even more fantastic set!

After all our waiting, the first ship in the new 2009 LEGO pirate line-up has finally been reviewed! Our member svelte_corps has put his skills to the max to produce a high quality review of a high quality set. This one is sure to please!

Sail into the pirate forum and read this greatly anticipated review!

Small MOC Ships by Mile85

November 18th, 2008 posted by Captain Zuloo

Click to discuss Mile85's MOC ship fleet in the pirate forum

 What a fleet! Mile85 presents us with images of his new pirate MOCs in his first post for ages. And what a great way to return to the world's best forum! With awesome, huge pirate galleons and elite, fast imperial boats, this is anyone's victory!

Who will win in this epic LEGO battle? Have your say about Mile85's MOC ship collection in the pirate forum.

PICTORIAL REVIEWS: 6239 Cannon Battle and 6240 Kraken Attackin’ by TheBrickster

November 17th, 2008 posted by Zorro

One of the aspects of Pirates Month is reviewing the new pirates sets.
This time TheBrickster reviewed the smaller 6239 Cannon Battle.

Hiding behind that piece of rock wont save you, you Pirate scum!

Hiding behind that piece of rock won't save you, you Pirate scum!

Click here to check out his marvelous review. And this is not all... TheBrickster wrote another one about Kraken Attackin' in the same breath! Click here if you want to see and read The Bricksters Kraken Attackin' (6240) pictorial review in the Pirates forum!

We never had one of these squids before...

We never had one of these squids before...

You just decided you want these sets for yourself? No problem mate! Just click here to buy them on eBay or click here to find out more about the Pirates 2009 sets on Toys R Us!

PICTORIAL REVIEWS: 6241 Loot Island by Paul Cantu & Lego12

November 17th, 2008 posted by Mister Phes

Forum users Lego12 and Paul Cantu have both reviewed the new Pirate set, 6241 Loot Island.  The result is two very different reviews for you to peruse.

Lego12's 6241 Loot Island Review

6241 Loot Island - now wheres the loot?

6241 Loot Island - now where's the loot?

6241 Loot Island Mini-Figures

6241 Loot Island Mini-Figures taken by Lego12

As you can see in the above picture the beard piece makes an official apperance in a Pirate set for first time ever and it's very suited to the Robin Crusoesque mini-figure which it adorns.

Once again Lego12 has packed his review with glorious pictures, so get yourself to the Pirate LEGO Forum to feast your eyes upon them!

Paul Cantu's 6241 Loot Island Review

6241 Loot Island Set Review by Paul Cantu

6241 Loot Island Set Review by Paul Cantu

Forum user Paul Cantu has also created a review of 6241 Loot Island, while not as comprehensive as Lego12's review it offers a different perspective of the set.

So once again, get your to the Pirate LEGO Forum to read Paul Cantu's 6241 Loot Island review.

How much do the new Pirate Sets costs?

Forum user Card has spotted the 2009 pirate sets at a Toys R Us in the USA and he's kindly shared his findings.  We're not yet certain if these are the recommended retail prices, but you can still check them out in the New Pirate sets at Toys R Us thread.



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