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Ship's Figurehead contest - Discussion thread

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Inspired by Joey Lock's idea, we announce you our ...

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What's a figurehead? A figurehead is a carved wooden decoration found at the front (or bow) of ships of the 16th to the 19th century. Often it depictes a mermaid, pirate, wench, mythological creature/god, ...

The Aim: build a figurehead for a minifig scale Lego ship.

The Rules:

- Only one entry per member

- Custom pieces are NOT allowed (decals are okay though)

- Only LEGO elements, no elements from imitation brands.

- Digital entries are not allowed (no LDDs, CGIs...)

- It is not allowed to enter an "old" figurehead that was part of one of your MOCs already discussed on the forum.

- DEADLINE: 3 weeks, September 21st. 2007.

- PRIZE: The honor of being the winner and the headlines of www.classic-pirates.com.

Please post your entries here, and entries ONLY. Anything that's not an entry will be deleted! Comments on each other

Edited by Bonaparte

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I think I'll enter this, seeing as I'm planning to build a ship soon!

And the other entrys will be good inspiration for my ships.

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Can we include these:

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I don't know what they're called, but the light blue peices. Are they allowed? :-$

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Can we include these:

I don't know what they're called, but the light blue peices. Are they allowed? :-$

They're called headrails, and yes, they are allowed. :)

You're also allowed to put your figurehead on a ship to see how it looks.

Mr Tiber

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WHy wouldn't they be, Sirnadroj?

And also, is it aloud to be a lobster?

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WHy wouldn't they be, Sirnadroj?

And also, is it aloud to be a lobster?

Are you asking if it's allowed for YOU to be a lobster or for your entry to be a lobster? :-D

Your entry is allowed to be a lobster! :-P

Lobster on!

Mr Tiber

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Whoops my bad, that made cry laughing.

Is it alowwed to be red :-P

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They're called headrails, and yes, they are allowed. :)

You're also allowed to put your figurehead on a ship to see how it looks.

Mr Tiber

Ok, thanks!

WHy wouldn't they be, Sirnadroj?

And also, is it aloud to be a lobster?

Better safe than sorry! ;-)

I think you mean allowed, not aloud. ;-)

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I have something in mind for this and it's not even a brick beast this time.

However I am going to be a lobster! :-P

I'll have some entry photos up as soon as I get these rubber bands off of my claws.

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Oh no you di'int. :-P My ship is complete and so is the lobster, but it looks more like a Miniland figures Beard!

I need to redo it, so It'll be in soonish...

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Does it absolutely have to be a minifgure (sized) figure head, or can you slightly enlarge that? Thank you :capn:

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Does it absolutely have to be a minifgure (sized) figure head, or can you slightly enlarge that? Thank you :capn:

It should be suitable for a minifig scale ship. But the figurehead can be larger that a minifig.

Maybe that was not cristal clear from the description. I re-wrote that part a bit.

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Hey 1 thing dont meen to be a spoil sport but I did say i needed it for my ship The Unicorn...

So could you all make unicorn figureheads?

Thanks

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Hey 1 thing dont meen to be a spoil sport but I did say i needed it for my ship The Unicorn...

So could you all make unicorn figureheads?

Thanks

Well, this contest was INSPIRED by your IDEA. A contest with the aim to build ONLY Unicorn figureheads wouldn't work that well I think... But something tells me there will be someone who'll build a Unicorn figurehead ;-) .

Mr Tiber

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It should be suitable for a minifig scale ship. But the figurehead can be larger that a minifig.

Maybe that was not cristal clear from the description. I re-wrote that part a bit.

Thanks alot, I'll go ahead and take pictures of it then enter it :capn: !

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1. Does it have to be attached to a ship? If not, I'll make a stand.

2. Can I use my Technic/Bionicle? No, it won't be a silly mask attatched to a log. But it'll probably be big-ish.

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Well, this contest was INSPIRED by your IDEA. A contest with the aim to build ONLY Unicorn figureheads wouldn't work that well I think... But something tells me there will be someone who'll build a Unicorn figurehead ;-) .

Mr Tiber

Well i guess thats fair :-D

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1. Does it have to be attached to a ship? If not, I'll make a stand.

2. Can I use my Technic/Bionicle? No, it won't be a silly mask attatched to a log. But it'll probably be big-ish.

It doesn't have to be attached to a ship.

And you can use whatever official Lego parts you want.

Go for it ;-)

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Maybe you should enter, it's just a simple figure head!

And why don't you post comments on the current ones, or are you too sad of being a poor hunted albino seal :[.

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So far all entries are nice! Good job!

Captain Green Hair, Could you please tell me how you attached the boobies to the lady??

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So far all entries are nice! Good job!

Captain Green Hair, Could you please tell me how you attached the boobies to the lady??

Dubble sticking tape, cut to size ofcourse :-D

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