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Cloudship 1

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/173405-cloudship-1

Eurobricks Terry Akuna shared his creation Cloudship 1.  While not a traditional Pirate ship; this is a fully functional and remote controlled Lego airship that can actually fly.

It’s believed to be the first and only one in the world.  I was lucky enough to watch as he preped and flew this at BrickWorld Chicago 2018.  The video in his post simply does not do it justice.  The flight is so smooth and if he wouldn’t have divulged the fact that the Servos and Props were from a drone then you could have easily belived they were in fact lego as he implemented them seamlessly.

Enough chit chat … Go see it for yourself!

“Blue Imperial Fort” by Pantelis

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis

Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis
Once again the ever talented Pantelis has wowed audiences around the world members of the LEGO Pirates Forum with his creation, “Blue Imperial Fort” (which isn’t actually blue)… but what is a fort without another pirate hideout? Conveniently for the Soldiers, the Pirates have setup a small Shipwreck Island within cannon blast range from their fort.  Unfortunately, however, the Soldiers are lacking a cannon, thus requiring them to leave their fort to stop to whatever these pesky pirates are scheming.

So take some shore leave and go check this out today in the LEGO Pirates MOC Subforum!


Pantelis Writes…

Hi to all pirate folks..One more creation that i want to share is my new MOC the Blue Imperial Fort…I was present one more fort some days ago but i really want to have a fort and for my blue Imperials..!! So one more fort from me and one more place for my pirates…those pirates are looking for some treasures and they start to looking from their hideout…they start the handing from an old pirate ship!!!


Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis

Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis

Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis

Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis

Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis

Photo of "Blue Imperial Fort" by Pantelis


About the Builder…

Pantelis Manthos has been a frequent contributor to the Eurobricks forums in recent years. He has a keen interest in building LEGO Pirate MOCs but also explores a variety of historic themes, particularly Castle. To see more of his wonderful creations, take a moment or three, to visit him on Flickr and Instagram.

“Society of Heracles, Friends of Equality and Liberty” by Khorne

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Photo of "Society of Heracles, Friends of Equality and Liberty" by Khorne

Eurobrick member Khorne shared a wonderful story with several vignettes for the Brethren of the Brick Seas role playing game in the Pirate Forum.

Come hear the crowds chant “Vive la révolution!” before the riots ensue!

 

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“Rally – you, the downtrodden and oppressed of Oléon! Stand together as one and be strong! Push away the boot of the bourgeois trying to crush you!”, Emilien’s voice echoed through his rudimentary speaker. He paused and eyed his crowd for a second, trying to work them into a fervor. The working poor of Oléon: maids, unskilled laborers working long hours in the factories and sailors that man the many ships of Oléon’s war and merchant fleets but who receive a meagre wage in return.

“The might of Oléon is growing, comrades! The fleets are growing in size, the armies are marching to every corner of the world and the Empire is ever-expanding. The coffers are ready to burst with income! However, I should correct myself, for it are the KING’S coffers of gold ready to burst. It is the wealth of the business magnates and the nobility that is increasing. What good is exotic produce if we cannot afford it?”

“The Empire might be growing, but it is growing on your backs, dear friends! The fruits of your labour are being picked away by the powerful and rich, so can become even more powerful and rich!”

“We say ‘NO’! Power to those who work for i! Power to you, the people! Vive la Republique!

The crowd was starting to get riled up. Emilien Dorée was president and main spokesman of la Société d’Héracles, the Society of Heracles. Officially, they called themselves ‘Friends of Equality and Liberty’, but in the eyes of Oléonese authorities they are nothing more than unpatriotic, anti-royalist rebels. Supporters of the Society mainly identify themselves with all sorts of red-tinted accessories, such as red flags, shawls or shirts. Red is the color of Corrington and on a political level it is fervently despised by many of the conservative Oléonese nobility. Militians of la Société d’Héracles also revel in the fact that red is the color of Hades and that their appropriation of the color for their grassroots movement is viewed as blasphemous by most pious followers of the Order.

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The eyes of the King, however, are everywhere. One might never even know one’s being watched and their words recorded…

Luckily for the good citizens of Oléon, Section XIII of His Imperial Majesty’s Chancellery of the Defense of the Realm is there to protect their way of life and deal with all matter of subversive threats from in- or outside of the Empire. They operate away from prying eyes and in the shadows, their very existence unknown to all but those involved in the organization.

The informants of la Bureau de Preuve – the Bureau of Evidence, as is its full name – are omnipresent and can be found in all strata of society. Some are voluntary informants, doing their patriotic duties, some are professional spies and other are coerced or blackmailed into this special administrative function. Information gathered by an informant, or aide gouvernementale spécial [Special Government Aide] is transferred to their liaison officer. In Granoléon many Section XIII agents work with a network of street urchins to provide them with the necessary intelligence of the happenings in the seedier parts of the city. Here, valuable information is bought for the market conform price of one (1) bar of Cocovian Chocolate. All in utmost discretion, of course.

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While carriages are a faster way of transportation, in the city many people prefer to be transported via sedan chairs. If you can afford it of course. The sedan chair has the privacy and luxury of a carriage, but not its footprint, which makes it more agile and easier to navigate through the winding streets of Old Town. Many of the sedan rental services outfit their carriers in the exotic dress of Guélph, a trend amongst Oléon nobility who are always looking for the next big thing to entertain their guest and defeat their ennui.

Brokered information is then compiled into a dossier du suspect: a dossier containing all information about a suspected political criminal. This file is then brought to an inspecteur in charge to discuss and corroborate.

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View file of Emilien Dorée | View file of Rosalie Carolus | View file of Nicolas Pierrot

 

Afterwards the inspecteur will set up a case or plan a course of action to deal with unwanted elements of Oléonese society. A strike force can be gathered to deal with the issue. Section XIII provides the intelligence, but the brute enforcers of such a  strike team consist of members of la Force Publique coupled with several Dragoons.

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“The Gods created an order to things, which is best left unquestioned. A good nation is a structured nation.” – source of quote unknown. Popular amongst the administration of the Realm.

“A nation can only go forward if all citizens march in one direction.” – source of quote unknown. Popular train of thought amongst S.XIII agents.

 

Vive Oléon! Vive le Roi!

Here’s another shot of the house. I’m actually rather proud of this build. I’ve wanted to try my hand at an 18th century Parisian house and I think I kind of captured the spirit.

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I’m also fond of the figures. I was inspired by a painting I saw of a late 17th century, early 18th century farmer. In the center are the main leaders of the Heraclian Society: Emilien Dorée – the Philosopher and orator, Nicolas Pierrot – the Brute who’d rather arm the populace than speak of change, and Rosalie Carolus – the Heart who cares for the people and provides the needy with food. She also helps Emilien write his speeches and political pamphlets.

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Those of you not following me on Flickr: information about la Force Publique can be found here. It’s a minifig bash I made some time ago, but never got around to using in actual MOCs. Section XIII can also be seen in action here.

Wreck in the Abyss

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Eurobrick user Mbrick has created quite the wreck … Sunken wreck that is.  The ship is very detailed and since it appears to be a Galleon it just may be full of treasure.

Besure to drop him some comments over at the Pirate Forum!

“HMS White Card” by Elephant-Knight

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 Photo 1 of "HMS White Card" by Elephant-Knight

Recently… or maybe not so recently if you’re reading this post years after it was published…  Elephant-Knight shared a final picture of the HMS White Card a ship done in similar colours to the original 6271 Imperial Flagship. With custom sails and rigging it gives the 2010 Imperial Flagship a run for it’s money – and those things are worth more than $500 in MISB condition!

Be sure to check out the WIP topic to see the amazing changes it went through before arriving at the beautiful creation you see before you!


“A Visit to the Orange Plantation” by Nikola Đurić (@Dzoni90)

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 Photo of "A Visit to the Orange Plantation" by Nikola Đurić (@Dzoni90)

Dzoni90 writes:

Hi all, I have a new creation!

Baron Nicolas visiting his close friend, madame Josephine at her orange plantation.

P.S. Idea for this creation comes to me after watching “Stealing Beauty” with Liv Tyler, and beautiful Tuscany.

Orange Plantation by Nikola Đurić, on Flickr

 

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Orange Plantation by Nikola Đurić, on Flickr

 

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Orange Plantation by Nikola Đurić, on Flickr

 

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Orange Plantation by Nikola Đurić, on Flickr

 

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Orange Plantation by Nikola Đurić, on Flickr

Rotting Leviathan

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

What happens when a giant hermit crab moves into a shipwreck ?

A brilliant MOC develops !

Inspired by Total War  : Warhammer II video game, Eurobricks member BardDandelion shared the Rotting Leviathan in the Pirate Forum

So crawl on over and check this one out!

“Boreas’ Haul” by The Neighborhood Merchant

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Your friendly Neighborhood Merchant shared his latest MOC Boreas’ Haul , a snow-rigged merchant brig in the Pirate Forum.  The ships inspiration came from his little LEGO trade ship baring the same emblem on the mainsail as the ship from the 6277 Imperial Trading Post. So that’s a nice little Easter egg for the keen eyed LEGO Pirate fans!

Heave ho and check out the awesome features included in the LEGO Pirates MOC Forum!


The Neighborhood Merchant Writes:

Hi everyone! Long time viewer, but I just joined recently. Thought I’d share one of my first ships I’ve made with you guys and get some input from the masters :classic:! I’ve always felt bad to know that poor little merchant guy (he deserves a name) was on his same tiny little merchant ship for a whole 27 years, so I decided to build him his own regal trading fleet. Even though his little plastic face still shows the same expression, I know deep down his smile is a little wider now. Anyhow, here are some some pictures of the ship:


Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

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Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant

Photo of "Boreas' Haul" by The Neighborhood Merchant


About the builder…

We think The Neighborhood Merchant is bloody talented, don’t you? Well you should!  Be amazed by more on his great creations on Flickr!

“The War Effort Grows!” by Legonaut

Saturday, August 10th, 2019 Photo of "The War Effort Grows" by Legonaut

Corington’s war effort grows in Port Woodhouse; a settlement in the Bretheren of the Brick SeasLegonaut shared his recent build, an officers barracks, where his character Edward resides when not on patrol.

Bretheren of the Brick Seas is an online role playing game based in the age of sail using LEGO to build various pirate themed creations.  Come check out what the other players had to say about the barracks in the LEGO Pirates MOC Forum!


Legonaut Writes:

In follow of Edward’s captaincy promotion he changed his residence from a room in the Ports tavern to the officers Barracks where he now has his stuff. Because he is often on Patrol with his Men to check the bays of Garmas Key the house is the most of time just used by the other officer living there.


About the Builder

Legonaut is a regular Brethren of the Brick Seas player and regularly submit great MOCs to support the various story lines.  Check out his Flickr to see more great examples of his LEGO Pirate MOCing talent.

Austrian Grenadier charge at Aspern

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Eurobricks member Woody64 has shared his 1790 – 1815 Vignettes in the Pirate Forum.

This particular one caught my eye as I love when paintings of history are recreated in Lego!  This scene from the battle of Aspern-Essling was recreated with the help of some custom headgear.

In May of 1809 Napoleon attempted to cross the Danube near Vienna but was driven back by the Austrians under Archduke Charles’s command.  This battle was significant as Napoleon had not been defeated in over a decade.  Unfortunately for the Archduke Napoleon was able to withdraw the majority of forces so it was never declared a decicive victory.

So enough of the history lesson go check out the rest of his vignettes post haste!



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