6239 Cannon Battle – Pirates 2009

January 1st, 2006 posted by Zorro

Cannon Battle (6239) is a small set, larger then the impulse packs but smaller then eg. Loot Island. Still it is one of the best value packs considering the amount of bricks you receive. You get two minifigs: one Imperial Guard and one Pirate with some handweapons. It is the cannon that is one of the most expensive items in this expansion pack though, and next to all these things you also receive a small background wall.

I want to be the soldier...

I want to be the soldier...

My conclusion is that you get quite a bit for a measly 5,99 dollars, therefore this is a great expansion pack, one you need if you buy the fortress that only comes with one cannon!

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Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Admiral Woodhouse

January 1st, 2006 posted by Captain Zuloo

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.

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 1733 & 1713 Shipwrecked Pirate

January 1st, 2006 posted by Zorro
Yaaarrrr...no food or rum drives me crazy!

Yaaarrrr...no food or rum drives me crazy!

This set is merely an economised version of 6234 Renegade's Raft and I don't find it very exciting at all. There isn't really anything clever about this set either and its design isn't anything new or innovative. The rafts in 6248 Volcano Island and 6296 Shipwrecked would make better standalone sets.

What's could be put to good use in a MOC... The mini-figure... A flag... An oar... An antenna... And that's it! This set is very disappointing as it lacks content, creativity and innovation. 1 star...

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Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Facebook

January 1st, 2006 posted by Mister Phes

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?

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Other RSS Readers?

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Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Feedreader

January 1st, 2006 posted by Mister Phes

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

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have installed a working copy of Feedreader version 3 or above.  If you have not installed Feedreader, please visit the official Feedreader website for further instructions.

What is Feedreader?

Feedreader is a desktop RSS Reader which enables you to access RSS Feeds.  It can be launched when Windows first loads and sits in your System Tray for convenient access.

Step 1

Launch Feedreader then move your mouse over to the Dropdown Menus.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Step 1

Select File -> New -> Feed OR press the F3 button.

Step 2

The Add Feed Input Box will appear.

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Add Feed Input Box and click the Ok Button.

Wait for a moment while Feedreader downloads the RSS Feed.

Step 3

A list of News Items will appear in the Middle Pane.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Step 3

Click on the News Item Titles and the complete News Item will appear in the Right Pane.

Step 4

You can Minimise Feedreader to the System Tray by closing it.

Go to File -> Exit OR click the  X button in the top right corner of the Feedreader Window and a dialogue box will appear.

Ensure the Remember my decision Checkbox is checked then click the Minimize to tray button.

Congratulations!

Every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated the Feedreader will be  updated simultaneously and a notification will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Finish

To access Feedreader at any time click on the three-dimension cube icon in the System Tray.

Problems?  Questions?

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PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6268 Renegade Runner by Mister Tiber

January 1st, 2006 posted by Zorro
Mr Tiber proudly presents:
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6268 Renegade Runner

The Renegade Runner, also called the RR was released in 1993 together with the bigger pirate ship the Skull's Eye Schooner. The ship has a crew of four and consists of 171 pieces. It has no center sections. The ship is the second ship of the Pirates line using the 12 studs wide hull pieces.

Some pictures of the whole ship.

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6268: Renegade Runner: Left Side

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6268 Renegade Runner: Frontal view

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6268 Renegade Runner: The Stern

I was quite disappointed there was no cabin, but it was probably impossible for LEGO to make a simple cabin design on a little ship like this.

The front..

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6268 Renegade Runner: Straight Ahead!

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6268 Renegade Runner: A view from above

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6268 Renegade Runner: The Figurehead

I really like this one. Simple and yet so effective.
Here's a close up of the single cannon.

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6268 Renegade Runner: The Cannon

In case you've never seen the thin Prefab hull sections, I give you a picture of the bottom!

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6268 Renegade Runner: Hull

Here is the crew of the ship. It's good they didn't choose the captain Roger fig this time.

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6268 Renegade Runner: Captain + Crew

And the accessories. Including the cool compass!

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6268 Renegade Runner: Valuable Items

And here you can find a parts inventory from Peeron.

I give this ship a 3 out of 5. I think LEGO could have put more effort in building this ship.Some things I don't like are the blue bits in the colour scheme, the lack of an anchor, the lack of a steering wheel and I think the stern section could also use some work. Generally, not the best ship LEGO made, but also certainly not the worst one.
I'm happy to own this little boat, and if you are really a serious Pirate LEGO collector, you should really try to get one of this!

Enjoy!
Mr Tiber

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REVIEW: 6261 Raft Raiders

January 1st, 2006 posted by Zorro
The good old Raft Raiders!

The good old Raft Raiders!

To be a sheep I'll comment on the price as well... However, I can't really because I don't remember the exact price, all I remember the set was over A$20 and that was too much for me! So I didn't buy one when it was released in 1993 because I just couldn't afford it! Year later however, now that I have more money and this website known as eBay, I've managed to score 3 or 4 of these at a good price.

Raft Raiders is obviously to the successor to 6257 Castaway's Raft and it succeeds quite nicely. It improves on the mast idea by adding a proper sail on a mast complete with rope ladders. Besides the concept of the set being a raft, there are also consistencies with is predecessor such as barells for floatation, 3 mini-figures and a shark.

Unlike its precedessor the pirates in Raft Raiders appear in a better situation as their raft look specially built for the purpose of raiding, while the poor Castaway's Raft Pirate have thrown a raft together with whatever they can muster. The Raft Raiders also have a treasure chest, where the former only possess a map, however this treasure may have come at a price since the Iron Hook mini-figure is missing an eye and hand, while another pirate is missing a leg. Raiding must be a perilous occupatation!

Overall a solid design with a goodly amount of mini-figures and accessories, something LEGO could have refer upon when designing its latest raft, the horrible 7070 Catapult Raft. So I give it 4 out 5.

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8397 Pirate Survival – Pirates 2009

January 1st, 2006 posted by Zorro

There are two impulse packs in the new 2009 Pirates line, the Soldiers Arsenal and this one: Pirate Survival !

If I can swim back to Tortuga, I will finally be able to buy my own ship!

"If I can swim back to Tortuga, I will finally be able to buy my own ship!"

A poor shipwrecked pirate stranded on a beach...the few possesions he has left are one box with some equipment that washed ashore earlier this day. It included one pistol with one bullet, and considering the situation, the pirate made a drastic desicion. But just when he was to pull the trigger he looked down and saw a couple of huge diamonds lying next to his smelly feet! He put away the pistol and immediatly build a fire and caught some fish, how a little thing like that can change a man's mood this much!

Now let me buy you a bottle of rum and let's talk about this new 8397 Pirate Survival set in the Classic Pirates forum!



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