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27 replies to this topic  – Started by Mister Phes , Jan 24 2008 01:00 AM

#1 Mister Phes

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:00 AM

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I found this on the BrothersBrick.com who originally saw it on The Brick Time blog.  

The Admiral Benbow Inn is where Jim Hawkins lives in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:38 AM

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:01 AM

The little details around the building is what really makes this model for me  *wub*  The eroded bricks and the wall are great aswell, and some great techniques spicing up a rather basic building, like the slanted bricks to create smooth color transitions, and the different color cornerstones are a nice touch.

Nice find  ;-)
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:13 AM

This looks awesome.  The way the pieces are aligned on the porch roof to give it a ramshackle look is brilliant.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:32 AM

Magnificent. I just love that figure's face :-( . Great find.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:14 AM

Great find...  We should all know Treasure Island, it's like the bible for this forum.  On that note why aren't there more Treasure Island MOC's.

I'll go one step further... If Lego were going to make a new line for Pirates aside from POTC, Treasure Island would be an ideal choice, especially for children because of Jim Hawkins etc.

Treasure Island theme on!  *y*

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:15 AM

Nice! I love the details, like how the wooden awning above the door is uneven.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:03 PM

It’s damn good. I love the knocked in brick look at the side and the rather ramshackle look to the entrance. Using an inverted 2/4 for the top of the treasure cheat to make it a trunk is a really good idea I’ve not seen before.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:23 PM

Absolutely love it. *wub*  

It looks so simple, yet it's packed with details. Only thing is ... why does it look more sand blue than light bley to me? Funny thing is, it gets me thinking about a sand blue/tan combo and I think it would work, maybe not in pirates, but somewhere.

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I'll go one step further... If Lego were going to make a new line for Pirates aside from POTC, Treasure Island would be an ideal choice, especially for children because of Jim Hawkins etc.

Treasure Island theme on!  *y*
I'm all for it. A new pirates line, a chance to push a little literature at the youth of today, and no licensing fee to drive up the prices.

Just imagine™, LEGO could market it as pirates to the kids and educational to sucker in the adults. I'm theoretically an adult, I'm sold! *sweet*

Pure win! *y*

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#10 Mister Phes

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:13 PM

View PostCol. Whipstick, on Jan 24 2008, 09:14 PM, said:

Great find...  We should all know Treasure Island, it's like the bible for this forum.
After all, Treasure Island did for Pirates what Lord of the Rings did for fantasy.

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If Lego were going to make a new line for Pirates aside from POTC, Treasure Island would be an ideal choice, especially for children because of Jim Hawkins etc.
The Disney version of Treasure Island is my favourite Pirate movie.


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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:16 PM

It's a really high quality work. Great Job !  *y*

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:42 PM

Cool find Mr. Phes!
It has some nice little details and techniques.
If this MOC had an interior it would be even more wonderful.

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#13 SlyOwl

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:51 PM

I love most of this!  *wub* Especially as I got a look in in the flowerbed!
Except the roof - it could do with a little texturing here and there...and maybe some grey smoke from the chimneys  ;-) - Get rid of the very smooth edge along the top!

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The Disney version of Treasure Island is my favourite Pirate movie.
In that case you must have never seen the Crimson Pirate  X-D

To the barricades!
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:26 PM

I love this MOC, the landscaping is fantastic and I absolutely adore the minifig faces. *y*
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

Egad... egad!! *wub*
Marvelous little details. And very original, I don't recall seeing a pirate creation like this before.
It's not over-obvious it's a pirate related MOC. I like that. One could easily use it in any other theme.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:00 PM

>Great find... We should all know Treasure Island, it's like the bible for this forum. On that note why aren't there more Treasure Island MOC's.<

Seconded.  Without Treasure Island, we might not have LEGO Pirates at all...and we certainly wouldn't have had treasure maps, peg legs, or parrots.  Add Johnson's History of the Pirates and Barrie's Peter Pan, and you have pretty much the sum total of literary background for fictional pirates as we know them today.

I had never attempted to build anything from Treasure Island (aside from a Long John Silver minifigure) because it seemed to me that there wasn't anything interesting to build--there's a ship and a stockade, but they're nothing special.  But now I see that if someone can make a Benbow Inn look cool, anything is possible!

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:30 AM

View PostMr Tiber, on Jan 24 2008, 03:33 PM, said:

Egad... egad!! *wub*
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Egad?! *wacko*
What's an Egad?
If i knew what they were, i may have to start watching out for them. 8-|
Hopefully they're not contagious. :'-(

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I enjoyed every keystroke it took to place this MOC in the Land-Based MOC Index, the Non-military section. *wub*

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:52 PM

A very nice find. By looking a little more into mrbrickbob´s BS folders it seems like
he´s doing a lot of interesting MOCs, and all of them shine with remarkable style and
a love for details.  :'-)

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:07 PM

Is this accurate in some way? I didn't find that kind of building in the book.. But the building itdelf is very nice. Nicely detailed in the ground level but I don't like the roof. It's just...dark gray.. :-P

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:55 PM

I've frontpaged this on Classic-Pirates!  :thumbup:

Takes a MOC of some astute to do that, I assure you!  :sweet:

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:32 PM

Awesome MOC! *sweet*

The color scheme, the little details, the shutters..absolutely love it! *wub*

Now what is treasure island, and why don't i know it?
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:40 AM

View PostCaptain green hair, on Feb 5 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

Now what is treasure island, and why don't i know it?

A classic book by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Try google, if you like to know more..

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View PostMile85, on Feb 6 2008, 04:40 AM, said:

A classic book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Try google, if you like to know more..


Ah i can't read, that explains a lot :-D

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 04:25 AM

View PostCaptain green hair, on Feb 7 2008, 04:53 AM, said:

Ah i can't read, that explains a lot :-D

Are you dyslexic or something?  :-D

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

This is really good! I like how he created the plants on the side of the rode. Also, the walls are done very well too.
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