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14 Gun Brig: Pinnacle by Mr. Townsend

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
14 Gun Brig: Pinnacle

14 Gun Brig: Pinnacle

Mr. Townsend has shared his ship building expertise again with us, this time in the form of a 14 gun brig called the Pinnacle. He has displayed some amazing custom sails that look very authentic, and even used 5 different kinds of string to simulate the rigging. The blue flag is a great touch as well. Bow to stern this sailing ship is a masterpiece.

To view more pictures of the 14 Gun Brig: Pinnacle check out the forum.

“Gilded Crow” by Ummester

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Ummester has shared his LDD galleon build and what a beauty she is! With a traditional brown overall look, this ship looks very realistic. To add some flare the ship has been lined with dark blue, gold, and red colors, resembling an Aussie football team (1o points for naming which team…) and ultimately leading to this 22 gun galleon being called Gilded Crow. Currently in the brick ordering stage, lets hope Ummester can recreate this master piece in the flesh!

To get an look inside Gilded Crow – 22 Gun Galleon head over to the LEGO Pirates Forum!


Ummester writes:

Hi AFOLs (and LEGO Galleon lovers),

I’ve been working on this build in LDD for the last month or so – as I did I lurked these forums and drew inspiration from many of the fine galleon MOCs here. I’m currently in the part ordering phase – have around 1200 out of 4500 pieces and thought I’d post it to see what the ship builders here think.

It’s named the Gilded Crow because the colors match that of an Ozzie football team, in case anyone was wondering. I didn’t plan it that way, just thought the dark blue, gold and bright red worked well together – the wife saw it and recognized her teams colors straight away 🙂

I’m not sure how long it will take me to collect all the parts and build the Crow, though I know it will require custom sails and rigging. Once complete I will post some photos of the actual build.

I have designed it to be modular, drawing inspiration from the Imperial Flagship and other sources. I was considering the purchase of that set but, at the price it is now, I thought I could purchase 3 X as many bricks, for a larger model of my own design.

In this final render, you can see the detail in the Captain’s quarters and just make out the large dining table and chairs in the deck below.

I plan to create better water on the base plates, with tiles and studs. Eventually, I also want to crew this vessel. I would prefer not to use the yellow skinned minifigs – if anyone has suggestions on suitable minifig crew parts which work with flesh colored heads and hands, it would be appreciated.

Hope you like the design!


Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

Render of "Gilded Crow" by Ummester

PTC The Miss Elizabeth and Cliffs of Bricksburg by Frank Brick Wright and Mr. Townsend

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
The Miss Elizabeth and the Cliffs of Bricksburg

The Miss Elizabeth and the Cliffs of Bricksburg

Another splendid contest entry! This time it’s contestants Frank Brick Wright and Mr. Townsend have shared with us The Miss Elizabeth and Cliffs of Bricksburg. The ship utilizes some great custom sails, and although small, it’s still a stunning display piece. The second half of the build has a great cliff side, and a well designed tower. There’s some extra detail thrown in there too, even some custom torso decals!

Head on over to the forum to see more pictures of The Miss Elizabeth and Cliffs of Bricksburg

Spanish Armada 14 Gun Brig by -DONE-

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Spanish Armada 14 Gun Brig

Spanish Armada 14 Gun Brig

Eurobrick user -DONE- has shared with us another one of his creations. This time he brings us his first pirate ship in years. Built from the back bone of the Armada Flagship, he has chosen to stick with the white, blue, yellow color scheme which come together all quite nicely. With custom cannons and some quaint detailing, the ship is a great creation!

Head on over to the forum to see more pictures of the Spanish Armada 14 Gun Brig

“Eldorado Fortress 2014” by -DONE-

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 Photo of “Eldorado Fortress 2014” by -DONE-

Welcome to Eldorado Fortress, 2014 Edition

Eurobricks member Viktor aka -DoNe- has shared with us his first pirate MOC in two years! This time he’s chosen to remake the classic Eldorado Fortress for the Imperial Soldiers. Keeping true to this sets classic nature, he opted to avoid using modern build techniques. Never the less the base plate has been replaced with a brick built rock design and the ramp looks especially accurate with its “circular” rock designs, much like the printing on the original.

Pirates of the Caribbean by Anonymous Bricks

Friday, February 14th, 2014
(Micro) Pirates of the Caribbean

(Micro) Pirates of the Caribbean

Flickr user Anonymous Bricks has uploaded this creative micro build using only 11 pieces! Some parts are cleverly used, such as the Bionicle head and the plastic waterfall sheet from the Fountain of Youth set. This small display goes to show that you don’t always need to build a huge creation to showcase creativity.

Discuss Pirates of the Caribbean micro build over in the forum!

HMS Bulldog by MassEditor

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
HMS Bulldog

HMS Bulldog

MassEditor has shared with us his first ship using a brick-built hull and custom rigging. It’s appropriately named the HMS Bulldog after it’s stubby nature and fierce armaments.  It’s even armed with a piercing battering ram! Even the deck is armed with clever weaponry and great detail.

Check out more pics of the HMS Bulldog in the forum!

Venetian War Galley by Mark of Falworth

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Venetian War Galley

Venetian War Galley

Eurobricks member Mark of Falworth has shared with us his unique galley aptly named the Venetian War Galley! Even with its compact design, Mark managed to incorporate a lot of historically accurate features. The deck is also packed with a mighty crew and great minifugre creations. I personally enjoy the rudder design and the forward facing cannons.

Check out the forum to see more of the Venetian War Galley!

Imperial Barracks by Soccerkid6

Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Imperial Barracks

Imperial Barracks

Isaac aka SoccerKid6 has taken a break from his Castle MOCs to bring us this stunning Imperial Barracks. The build depicts a great amount of detail and realism, as well as maintaining the classic Imperial Guard color scheme. It also utilizes a non uniform base, and perhaps most importantly, is SoccerKid6‘s use of Technic pins which give the promise of much more to come!

See more images of the Imperial Barracks over in the forum!



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