May 5th, 2014 posted by yys4u
VOC Frigate "De Ruyter"
Eurobricks user Swan Dutchman has uploaded his 1.5 year completed project, "De Ruyter." He has based the color scheme off the USS Constitution and it sports a fully decorated cabin and deck. It's obvious a lot of work went into creating this masterful ship, even the sails were hand sewn! To complete his project Swan Dutchman has edited some marvelous photos, giving the ship a stunning background.
I implore you to view more of "De Ruyter" in the forum!
May 3rd, 2014 posted by Mister Phes
We've collated our sub-theme suggestions so here are some quick teasers of the poll options...
The West Brick Trading Company
The Merchants of the West Brick Trading Company hail from the bustling Port van Brickhaven which boasts more trade than the Imperial Trading Post... But the Merchants must be on guard or the LEGO Pirates will plunder their heavily laden Cargo Fluyts to restock their parrot's cracker supply!
Quest for the Lost City
Enchanted by tales of a lost city built entirely from gold the Imperial Armada launches an expedition. Lead by their most honoured hero, Fernando Plume they venture deep into the jungle. Slight problem... he only has half a map!
The Settlers have travlled half way across the globe to make their new home, led by the pioneer John Halfsquat who tames the land with his trusty hatchet.
The Treasure Fleet
The Imperial Armada have been stuffing their galleons full of treasure to send back to the old country. Capitano Juan de Verde has mercilessly pillaged the Islanders of all their trinkets to impress his new king... and to ensure a large retirement fund!
But they're just the teasers... Further details of each sub-theme awaits you... You may be surprised...
May 1st, 2014 posted by Mister Phes
From the ReBrick blog:
After much consideration by the panel of judges, the winning name of the ‘Name the Ship’ contest has been selected. The jury found that there were a very high number of strong suggestions and it was truly difficult to select a winner. The criteria on which the winning name was selected, was:
- In line with the values and identity of the LEGO brand.
- Solid ties to the heritage of classic LEGO Pirate ships.
- Appealing across genders, age and languages
And the winning name is…..
May 1st, 2014 posted by Louie Le Brickvalier
Awesome Pirate Layout
EB member montoumes has built a huge Pirate layout for the Ch'ti Brick Show In France! There are many great details throughout the layout. Don't let this layout's greatness and largeness fool you into believing that it was a collaboration as it was all created be montoumes himself!
Comment on the Awesome Pirate Layout in the forum!
April 30th, 2014 posted by Louie Le Brickvalier
Hello mateys! Time for another update on the Design a NEW LEGO Pirate Sub-Theme project! Since the last update, there has been substantial progress. If you haven’t yet heard of the project, please visit the Project Overview thread. If you haven’t read the first update, you can find it here.
It has only been a couple days since the close of the sub-theme suggestions, but the management team, led by Classic-Pirates LEGO Ambassador Mister Phes, is already working hard on choosing the best and most popular sub-themes.
The poll options shall be...
- The West Brick Trading Company
- Quest for the Lost City
- The Settlers
- The Treasure Fleet
A more detailed synopsis of each sub-theme will be available soon so keep your eyes peeled for the poll in which you'll have the opportunity to vote. The sub-theme with the most votes will be the one we develop!
Got a question? Visit the Questions and Answers thread and ask away!
At this very moment, fruitful discussion on the design and build techniques that the project designers will have to stick to is taking place. If you want to add anything or give you thoughts…
Visit the Definition of Design Constraints thread!
April 29th, 2014 posted by yys4u
Star Wars Figbarf
Flickr user Adam Dodge has posted this creative picture of pirate figures meant to represent characters from the Star Wars universe. It's a great idea and well executed, as any Star Wars fan should be able to identify who the figures represent. He has incorporated pieces from classic pirates all the way to pieces from Pirates of the Caribbean and even other themes. If you check out his photostream he also has some other great creations.
Check out the forum to comment on Star Wars Figbarf!
April 28th, 2014 posted by Capt. Stabbin
X marks the spot
EB member Mestari created this neat little vignette, depicting pirates burying their treasure. The leafy tree, owl, and layering ground texture, give this MOC an inland feel. Most MOCs of this nature are beach scenes, so it's nice to see this activity in a different setting.
Stop by the forum and comment on Burying the treasure by Mestari!
April 23rd, 2014 posted by Mister Phes
Ben Ellerman will be the Pirates coordinator again this year at Brickworld.
Please check out the 2014 Brickworld Chicago information:
• Website: http://www.brickworld.us/
• Date: Wednesday, June 11 - Sunday, June 15
• Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
• Registration cost: $50 (all access) $70 (full registration – ability to display creations, free goody bag, eligible for prizes, raffles, and awards)
• Hotel room costs: $129 per night (Please be aware that you have to sign up through Brickworld to get the special discounted rate. These rooms will sell out well in advance of the convention dates)
The Pirate layout will again include underwater scenes in addition to islands and a volcano. Please feel free to bring any type of pirate MOCs including ships, islands, forts, sea creatures, boats.
Do not forget to register your mocs on the Brickworld website. Click the “Pirate Collaboration” checkbox when registering. Thanks!
Questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions about the display can be posted in the thread in the LEGO Pirates Forum or sent to Ben Ellermannm, via pm or email (see thread for details).