While LEGO creativity transcends borders, age, gender, race and… yes, you get the picture… there is something almost sacred when a Dane picks up two, or three thousand bricks, and starts building a creation in our favourite LEGO theme, Pirates!
Meet Piraten, Danish born, Billund neighbour, 10K LEGO Ideas Club Member, and the biggest fan of Classic-Pirates.com to sail the seas (we made that last part up) who decided the best way to recover from 10K Idea rejection was to build another pirate-themed submission. So that’s exactly what what he did with Imperial Guards Trading Outpost, or Caswell Point for short.
This is my idea of what a small trading post should look like. I got the idea as an extension of my first project and it fits into my pirate world. I built it because I love the pirate theme and that age. Actually this is the most playable build I have made for a long time, and still love the details and secrets.
The project is ready for the Skærbæk Fanweeknd in the fall (2022) and it will be on display with plenty other projects, with of course the Pirate-boi and the Soldier.
I have been building a lot but not on my pirate projects, and my crown is also on display in LEGOLAND Billund. So plenty LEGO-things overall. Sadly not much on Eurobricks. But now I’m back 🙂
If you were a lazy limpet and skipped past the builder’s quote, allow us to remind you one of Piraten’s creations is on display in LEGOLAND Billund! Yes, for real! Go and see The Crown!
And if yer not familiar with The Crown project, you should read our blog-post and then pledge support on LEGO Ideas while you still can – time is fast running out!
Welcome to Caswell Point, a MOC focused upon a small business owner desperately operating his small business against an oppressive government. Highly regulated, tightly controlled, and extremely centralised… an environment ruled with an iron fist by the Imperial Guards, sour enough to spoil the strongest of entrepreneurial spirits.
In simpler terms, this trading post be little more than a humble inn run by a grizzled old sailor and his cheerful son.
About the Builder…
Danish designer, Piraten (Brian Steffensen Vestergaard), is one of those rare builders who gives his MOCs a whole new level of amazing! If you are not familiar with his brilliance you can find him on various social media platforms upon he regularly shares brilliant ideas:
If you are seeking well preserved classic pirate sets, then visit Piraten Shop and
claim buy the sets you’ve always wanted, but never had. He ships worldwide – but not in a pirate ship!
Piraten is also a member of the LEGO Ideas
rejected 10K Club, where he underwent a torture session an interview and answered loads of interesting questions regarding his passion.
Before we sail into the sunset, we invite you to share your thoughts on Caswell Point… would it make a worthy addition to your Imperial harbour? Did you like the special feature? Do you think they’ve stashed enough treasure in the basement? Does Admiral Woodhouse approve of the business transactions which take place here? Doe he even know?
Do tell… it’s as easy as clicking the shiny red button bellow, or following this link to the LEGO Pirates forum!