Every now and then the volatile uncharted Sea of Creativity by chance of luck, or by divine power, allows one soul to safely cross back home. And every now and then the homecoming of the long forgotten hero is the same…
Heads are turned, eyebrows are raised, jaws are dropped and the murmur stops when battered hero reveals his prize. In these rare moments even the most eloquent onlookers find themselves baffled with nothing smart to say.
The long silence is suddenly broken by the clapping of the village simpleton. He may not know the right words to describe a masterpiece, but knows one when he sees one. Soon others fall in until the clapping erupts in a thundering ovation.
Something like that occurred when Garmadon revealed his three years building project, the galleon Buccaneer’s Dread, inside the world’s largest LEGO Pirate forum.
Captain Nordau, most feared blackflag captain of the Brick Seas, returns to terrorize the oceans! Took him long enough. He’s got a slight upgrade from the rowboat though!
This was supposed to be a three week build back when I started it at the beginning of 2020, and then I had the crazy idea of trying to get it to BrickWorld 2020… and then covid happened and well, three years later, here we finally are!
Oh, and this vessel is actually for sale! Let me know if you’re interested!
Would you consider purchasing this beauty? It’s actually up for SALE, and this is not a joke! Best to contact Garmadon and get more info either via Eurobricks private message, or via Flickr message. The early bird gets the worm, so be quick as there’s only one ship like this in the whole entire world!
The Dreaded Exterior
The Imperial Guards would think twice about taking such a formidable vessel on!
The Dreaded Interior
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention – of course it has an interior! (Yes I’m mad – did I already say that?)
Oh, and in the meantime, I got an amazing offer from the generous guys at Lightailing to review their lights and sound effect boards, so yeah, that’s been awesome too!
- 72 gun galleon
- 36 crew (including skeletons)
- Building time: 3 years
- 100+ hours of rigging
- A couple of days in sail making and sewing
- 117 studs at the waterline: 3’/90cm
- 165 studs to point of bowsprit: 4’3″/129.5cm
- ~58 studs crossbeam: 1’7″/48.2cm
- ~170 studs tall: 4’5″/48.2cm
- Weight: ~35 pounds / ~15.8 kg
- Brick count: no idea!
And that, mates, is the Buccaneer’s Dread!
If I’m not mistaken, it be the largest physical ship in the Brick Seas yet – but I’d love for someone else to break that record before long!
Brick Seas? What, you’ve never heard of the Brethren of the Brick Seas, more commonly known as the BoBS? Then read on!
Brethren of the Brick Seas
What is it?
BoBS is a role-playing building game set in the age of discovery. It is the world of the four factions, where all factions interact, cooperate, compete and struggle for power, just like the players inside the faction do.
How do players and their factions compete?
Mainly by building MOCs through the official challenges, mini-challenges, and the free builds. Every player has a role in the development of the Brick Seas and the potential to alter geopolitics, and eventually history.
How does one learn more, or joins this game?
If you want to learn more, dig your way through the quick start guide to BoBS.
Not Finished Yet!
Before we return to the blueprint of our lives, Garmadon has one last treat for us in a form of short video. The most impressive part of the video are undoubtedly the devastating guns, firing volley after volley at the imagined foe. Enjoy!
About the Builder…
Garmadon, not to be mistaken with the Ninjago Lord Garmadon, is a Bible-believing Christian, pianist, creative writer, reader, and homeschool graduate, who started out heavily into Castle and then branched out widely to other themes, most notably to his favourite
Ninjago Pirate theme. Ever since diving into the online community in 2012, he has been deeply engaged in RPGs. Not surprisingly, he was is still one of the founding leaders of the Brethren of the Brick Seas RPG (go Eslandola!).
As one versatile builder, with a wide range of ideas and abilities – ranging from microbuilds and minifigs to vignettes, excellent ships and also large scenes, he regularly shares his work via his Flickr and YouTube channel.
More creations by Garmadon and other fellow BoBS members, alongside with other amazing MOCs can be seen at BoBS and Pirate MOCs subforum, where you are invited to come and tell us if this is the best ship MOC you have ever seen, and if not, what is?