Island boy

What do you think of the Islander sets?

Pirate Vs Islander   310 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you like the Islander sets?

    • I love them!
      155
    • They're alright
      103
    • Not really
      34
    • They're a disgrace to the Pirate theme
      18

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;-) :'-) :-D Some people think that Islanders made the Pirates sets bad.I for one think islanders where an upgrade to the pirate sets. kahuka is a very good friend of mine and I think he is right when he thinks that islanders are awesome. I mean how could you not like a set that caters to so much of what history beheld. People should really look into the Islander sets.

Vote and tell us what you think!

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Actually my first pirate set (got it this week) is an Islanders set (Forbidden Cove). ;-)

Gotta love the painted faces :-D

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I recently changed my mind on the Islanders by seeing some great MOCs on the forum (previously I didn't like them very much).

But I still don't own any of the islander sets, so I'm not the big expert.

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i own all the original sets with islanders in them. i like them a lot. i like having all them canoes. they seem to add more flavor to system pirates. haven't made any mocs with them yet. didn't think about it until i saw some of the mocs on here.

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i own all the original sets with islanders in them. i like them a lot. i like having all them canoes. they seem to add more flavor to system pirates. haven't made any mocs with them yet. didn't think about it until i saw some of the mocs on here.

Sounds like you have it made. But just a reminder some People don't like it when you mention Mocs in this thread I've noticed.

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What do you mean by your last post Island Boy? It doesn't quite make sense, I think you're missing a word.

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is the worst LEGO pirate sub-theme...i hate islanders...the only gpood point is Ironhook minifig(that guy was too used in islanders sub-theme) but i think indians aren't interested in gold...they couldn' have a treasure and then`pirates couldn't be interested in stealing them..

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Indians were indeed interested in gold, but not for monetary purposes as they offered it to their gods and decorated their leaders with it.

Ever seen this artifact before?

gold1.jpeg

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well frankly don't care much. i voted "alllright"

it's just that even if i did have a single islander set they wouldn'y play much of a role in my adventures, maybe occasionally, as imperial informants, but nt allot....

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What do you mean by your last post Island Boy? It doesn't quite make sense, I think you're missing a word.

I did and I forgot to rewrite it . thank you for catching it.

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The Islanders seem to be getting a lot of love considering they were the least popular Pirate sub-theme, but I'm wondering who is voting for them.

So come forth Islander lovers and show yourselves!

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I remember voting "they're allright". Why: because I think they are allright, but not great... They are a nice addition to an island.

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Isn't it obvious :-D :-P ! BTW, where is Kahuka? He fell off the face of the earth.

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Obviously KAHUKA and Island Boy consumed 2 of the "Love them" votes, but who were the others?

I thought there would be more disgraces.

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Actually my first pirate set (got it this week) is an Islanders set (Forbidden Cove). ;-)

Gotta love the painted faces :-D

I agree, there is nothing like islanders painted faces :-D !!!

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You know, I thought those painted faces came from a different theme...I guess I was wrong. The faces are nice...the islanders are ok...not going to vote on this though.

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Indians were indeed interested in gold, but not for monetary purposes as they offered it to their gods and decorated their leaders with it.

Ever seen this artifact before?

gold1.jpeg

mmmh you are rghyt phes...but Indigo islanders hadn't a treasure with lot of gold coins...look at enchanted island

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But that still doesn't explain who voted "I Love them"

Brick Miner?

The Islanders are a notch above alright in my book. Some more realistic sets would have been nice. (A few mini-figs dancing around the fire, or a few islanders hunting some wild boar...) They were a nice addition to the pirate theme, but I feel they weren't as flushed out as they could have been. A lot of people voice their distaste for the theme, simply because they don't like the islanders, but do like Imperial soldiers. To sell more sets, TLC could have produced a little story involving Imperialism. It wouldn't be anything too brutal; a few sets would focus on the Spanish or the British encroaching upon the Islanders' land. This story line would have had much more potential. Pirate fans would get a larger selection of the Spanish/British; because of this there would be a strong incentive to buy Islander sets.

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Brick Miner?
X-D

well, it wasn't me, as i just added my vote today X-O

the islanders were so great for so many reasons, i just wish they got the attention they deserved. honestly, im a little surprised we don't see more islander interest... building moai from LEGOs is quite a rewarding and fun task... plus the color scheme LEGO gave the islanders is great to work with. the red really pops against the black and yellow in the minifigs.

the minifigs were great (not the best, but certainly not the worst), there only needs to be more variety (but this can be said for most themes anyway).

my personal belief is that the islanders are pretty unrealistic (especially when placed in the realm of a pirate world), and this keeps them from being explored in MOCs by AFOL. i favor artistic merits over realism though... and prefer a little fantasy in my LEGO themes. therefore, i am unaffected by the unrealistic presentation of the south pacific islander.

i am happy to see the majority of voters "love" the sub-theme... but like phes, i have to ask, "who is it ???"

i certainly don't see this appriciation reflected here at EB :'-( (if it weren't for my current facination with the gun-totting bandits of the western frontier, i would certainly be involved in a islander revival ;-) )

- BrickMiner

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the islanders were so great for so many reasons, i just wish they got the attention they deserved. honestly, im a little surprised we don't see more islander interest... building moai from LEGOs is quite a rewarding and fun task...

Well lets see some of these Moai MOCs you've made laddie! :-D

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