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!
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 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!
Ahoy there mates! It has only been 12 days since the launch of the Design A NEW LEGO Pirates Sub-Theme project and there has already been a quite substantial amount of progress.
The Design A NEW LEGO Pirates Sub-Themes project was initiated by the Classic-Pirates LEGO Ambassador, Mister Phes. He, along with a few other chaps, will ensure that this project will reach its maximum potential. The goal of the project is to eventually submit a presentation to the LEGO Group via the LEGO Ambassador Project and reposition Pirates as one of LEGO’s “evergreen” themes alongside City, Castle and Space. If you want to learn more, please visit the Overview or Q&A threads.
At this phase, sub-theme suggestions are currently being submitted and will continue to be until the deadline which is April 26. If you would like to suggest a LEGO Pirate sub-theme, please take a look at the Sub-Theme Suggestions thread. If you have a question concerning sub-theme suggestions, please look at the Sub-Theme Suggestions – Q&A thread.
As a reminder, please remember that the deadline for sub-theme suggestions is April 26 -that date will come sooner than you think. Behind the scenes, Mister Phes and others have been working diligently to make this project fruitful. Thus, keep an eye out on the Pirate forums as new developments will be surfacing in the near future.
Eurobricks member pcvando reviews the all new MetalBeard’s Sea Crow, the latest ship TLG has provided us! Discuss opinions on the set and make up your own mind on whether to buy it or not by looking at the review!
Flickr user David Frank (Fraslund) has built an incredibly large and detailed Pirate base. Every part of this inspirational build is just simply eye candy. There is absolutely nothing in David’s creation not to like!
The Pirates Teamwork Contest’s deadline is less than a month away! Time will be going by faster than ye’ think! The magnificent winner’s prize is most certainly fit for any Pirate Lord! So what are you waiting for? Get ye’ teammate and start building!
EB member Horry has been kind enough to create an exquisite tutorial on LEGO cannons. From the history of cannons, the different types of cannons, and the professionalism in the presentation -there’s truly something in it for everyone!
EB member and LDD Pirate Ship extraordinaire Kolonialbeamter has yet again built an incredible ship of the line! He has been pumping out some amazing ships lately and his most recent, L’Impérial, is no disappointment! The beauty of this ship’s monstrosity is enough to make even the manliest pirates squeal with excitement!
Flickr user Matt De Lanoy has recently brought us a marvelous pirate ship! Through this angle, Matt De Lanoy successfully makes us all wonder how big the ship actually is. From the sails to the SNOT, there are plenty of interesting techniques in this MOC to feast your eyes upon!
LDD ship builder extraordinaire Kolonialbeamter shows us his latest masterpiece! Kolonialbeamter’s 120-gun Ship of the Line has a vast interior, an impressive bow, and a gorgeous stern! This massive beauty should for sure scare away any redcoats within its sight!
I’m proud to present to you my biggest project so far,
the 120-gun Ship of the Line Sans Pareil.
Construction began in January 2012, even before that of Vengeur, and I had finished her basic looks way before I finished any of my prefab hull ships.
I started out in real bricks, but every budget has limits, so LDD had to do the rest.
Thanks for watching, Comments & Criticism is always welcome!
If you have questions, please ask!
Come over to the LEGO Pirates Forum, see the story behind the ship, and then comment on the glorious Sans Pareil!
She is a modular build, as you can see here.
And can hold a full interior.
You can’t really see it in this picture, but using some string the ship’s wheel can actually be connected to the tiller, creating a working rudder (at least I hope so ).
Furthermore, all the (brown) walls in the officers’ areas are made to be removed to create a realistic battle environment.
The key elements to her structure are these (old style) hinges.
They are – unlike the new ones – completely flat and have hollow studs, which means they can be placed in half-stud distances, great for shaping, especially for that transition between the middle and upper gundeck.
She’s been my main project for a long time. However, she has always felt strange to me in a way, never was a true love-child. I can’t really put my finger on it, maybe it’s due to her obscure scale. Her waterline measures 116 studs in length (equaling around 90cm), length overall is 180 studs (1,40m), the lower gundeck is 30 studs wide. I guess that’s roughly 2/3 minifig scale. So she doesn’t qualify for that. But neither does she qualify for minifig illusion scale. I wouldn’t even put her in the same category as Dread Pirate Wesley’s excellent HMS Persephone. The relative height of her hull does bother me. But maybe it’s mostly the SNOT technique I used for the hull but never really grew fond of, because it doesn’t allow for adjustments nor to be fiddled around with… At least in LDD it is extremely frustrating … Like for example I know the waterline clearly needs reworking, she’s got to be lower and should enter the water at an angle of almost 90°. But in order to achieve this, I would have to change the entire base structure, not to mention all the hinges… It’d be an unbelievably time consuming act. I don’t know if I’ll ever update her.
Anyway, she is a Behemoth, a monstrosity in some sense. She will always be a unique shape in my fleet, forever ‘Sans Pareil’.