Bricky_Brick (aka Paokus in some circles, Pablo in others), the creator of Pirates of Barracuda Bay is back with an all new LEGO Pirates creation!
“Mr Riggings Vacation” is a somewhat enhanced Tiki-style version of the 1992 set, 6258 Smuggler’s Shanty, only this one is decked out for relaxation and the consumption of magnificent feasts.
He entered his latest creation in the LEGO Group’s official “Do You Want To Go to the Seaside?” contest. (And the answer is “YES“, because you most certainly DO want to go to the seaside… to see Pirates!)
But unfortunately, the LEGO Ideas Team did not not feel the same way and rejected this entry. Instead, they selected MOCs with a more seaside-theme for the crowd voting phase. Awww, shucks, LEGO Pirate fans – but they did approve a similar entry, Ray the Castaway, which also makes a nice accompaniment to 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay.
Before becoming a Quartermaster and losing some vision, Mr Riggings lived peacefully in his refuge. After being recruited by Captain Redbeard the shelter was left without an owner.
Set sails little tadpoles! A little refuge for new Pirates !!
How the Contest Worked
According to the official contest webpage on the LEGO Ideas website…
In this contest, we’re asking for coastal builds that remind us of sandy toes and summer adventures to be transformed into a gift with purchase set! You could build sandcastles, beach huts, fish and chips; the possibilities are endless.
As the Grand Prize winner of this contest, you will get the exclusive opportunity to have your model transformed into a new LEGO Gift with Purchase set. This model should be between 150 and 250 bricks/elements. This model should be between 150 and 250 bricks/elements. Your entry should also not be related to any current or future LEGO Ideas gift with purchase, these being: Sailing Ship Adventure (Fan submission title), Rocket Ride or the Vintage Car.
The contest will consist of 3 phases:
- Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before May 11th, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EST. We recommend submitting your entry 2-3 days before the deadline in the event we have to return it to you for changes.
- Judging Phase – Our judges review the entries and choose 15 entries, which will then go forward to a Fan Vote, on May 18th, 2021.
- Voting Phase – LEGO Ideas members will then have the opportunity to vote once, for their favorite entry from May 18th, 2021 until May 25th, 2021.
- Winners Announcement – We’ll share the Grand Prize winner and five Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than May 31st, 2021!
Wait – who is Ray the Cast Away?
Ray was another entry in the “Do You Want To Go to the Seaside?” contest submitted by the DadiTwins.
Both entries are built on a similar concept, (I.e. the shipwrecked pirate shanty) only Ray is looks considerably more disheveled, probably because his shack doesn’t offer the room service Riggings enjoys daily.
But why did the LEGO Ideas Team choose Ray over Riggings?
There hasn’t been any official announcements so let’s postulate; what if a large, international corporation actually cares about its fans and tries to be somewhat fair? What if they said “You know, we’ve already given that Pablo kid a turn, so how about we choose an entry by someone else this time?”
Just imagine if that could ever be the case.
About the Builder…
Unless you’ve been shipwrecked on a desert island, you’re no doubt aware that Bricky Brick is the creator of 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, the first ever Pirate themed LEGO Ideas project to reach 10,000 votes and go into production. He’s contributed dozens of submissions to LEGO Ideas and more than one has reached the 10K supporter goal – impressed yet?
You can also observe his endless talent on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter… and if you have a shred of sense, you
will have already taken a moment to support can still view Mr Riggings Vacation on LEGO Ideas! But alas, voting has long since closed.