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Pirate Featurette

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Over the past 7 months I have been doing a massive featurette on the Pirates theme on my site Brick Fanatics. I have covered every year from 1989 till 2009. Each wave I did a post on the minifigures of each year and another one the sets released, I thought I would share with other Pirate fans my work, if you do notice anything I may have gotten wrong or missed out please let me know here are the parts and in brackets what is featured in that part:

Part 1: (Introduction) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates/

Part 2: (Looks at the first wave of sets in 1989) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-2/

Part 3: (Minifigs from 1989) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-3/

Part 4: (Sets from 1989) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-4/

Part 5: (Minifigs from 1991) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-5/

Part 6: (Sets from 1991)http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-6/

Part 7: (We take a general look of the years of 92 and 93) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-7/

Part 8: (Minifigs from 1992) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-8/

Part 9: (Sets from 1992) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-9/

Part 10: (Minifigs from 1993) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-10/

Part 11: (Sets from 1993) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-11/

Part 12: (A general look at 94 and 95) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-12/

Part 13: (Minifigs from 1994) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-13/

Part 14: (Sets from 1994) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-14/

Part 15: (Minifigs from 1995) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-15/

Part 16: (Sets from 1995) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-16/

Part 17: (A general look at 96 and 97) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-17/

Part 18: (Minifigs from 1996) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-18/

Part 19: (Sets from 1996) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-19/

Part 20: (Minifigs from 1997)http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-20/

Part 21: (Sets from 1997) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-21/

Part 22: (A look at the Legend Series) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-22/

Part 23: (A general look at 2009/10 and minifigs from the new sets) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-23/

Part 24: (Sets from 2009/10) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-24/

Part 25: (A look at other Pirate products and conclusion) http://brickfanatics.co.uk/featurette-1-pirates-pt-25/

Staff hope this is ok to post, if not let me know. Cheers

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Unless I missed it, you might be missing and consider adding this set:

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=6192-1

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I think this set was mostly overlooked due to its younger-crowd appeal. What drew me to this set was the pirate minifig. He even has back printing. And I like how he's smiling; it reminds me of older wave figs who always seemed to be in a generally good mood. :pir-sweet:

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you are right I did miss it, I also missed the Pirate games. I am going to edit my last post to include these.

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Thank you for sharing! :thumbup:

You have a well put together website - it looks slick and professionally designed. Something Classic-Pirates.com should aspire to if the designer ever finds the time to revamp it... Again!

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Thank you for sharing! :thumbup:

You have a well put together website - it looks slick and professionally designed. Something Classic-Pirates.com should aspire to if the designer ever finds the time to revamp it... Again!

Thanks, I am always willing to lend a helping hand if you guys ever require it

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Thanks, it looks like something I will enjoy reading and will be useful to get me up to speed regarding Pirates.

Can I criticise you though? The navigation on your site is horrible. I just clicked on one of the links so far and maybe it's an aberration but it looks like I will have to bookmark this Eurobricks page to be able to find all the Pirates stuff on your site.

Ideally, you should have just posted one link here and have very easy and clear navigation on YOUR site to YOUR content.

No one's going to read it if it's impossible to easily access it in a logical, clear and hopefully sequential manner, ideally from any page on your site.

Sorry if I'm being harsh but I have a couple sites myself and have had some wine, ha ha.

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I build sites for a living and first time anyone has found it hard to navigate :pir_bawling: , all the featurette posts can be found under http://brickfanatics.co.uk/category/news/featurette/ in order as well.

I try to keep categories simple, so if it's shopping news it's under shopping. if its new products it's under new products. if its a featurette then it's under featurette on the drop down. However I am always open to suggestion........

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It's a beautiful site and what little I've had time to read is worthwhile.

Let's just take this page for example.

There should be a link to a page that has the entire Pirates 'featurette' menu, something along the lines of what you've posted here on this Eurobricks thread but of course with better graphics and layout. I guess that the index you just posted qualifies but it's spread out over three pages and is not only Pirates. Also, it starts with the most recent first which seems backward to me. If you had posted that index originally I probably wouldn't have written my first post.

There should be an arrow to click back to Pirates 22 and one to go forward to Pirates 24. Look at it from a Lego for Dummies (me!) perspective. I'd like to go thru the info logically and sequentially.

You're really presenting a lot of information. Brickset has pretty good navigation, you can click on an umbrella theme, say; Space, then click on a sub-theme, say; Alien Conquest. You can also go thru Space by year; 2012, 2011 and so on. All of that functionality is available from any page displaying a Space theme or set (I believe).

You know that you can really clutter up a page with a lot of navigation but I'm really only talking about three links on each page:

  • Entire featurette (Pirates) menu
  • Back to previous numbered featurette
  • Forward to the next one

You're possibly a little too intimate with the site? Maybe you need to look at it from a stranger's point of view, someone who has never seen it and just wants to get what he came for and go on to something else?

Anyway, thanks for graciously accepting my criticism. I went to sleep last night thinking I overdid it. You are a Lego Ambassador after all and I'm no web site expert and I'm new here on Eurobricks as well. Keep up the good work! Cheers, Joe

Edited by bjtpro

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It's always good to here an new persons view of the site and I will go over your comments and look at ways of implementing them into the site.

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