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52 replies to this topic  – Started by El Bucanero , Sep 01 2007 11:34 AM

#1 El Bucanero

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:34 AM

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 otherís creations and questions can go in this thread.

After the deadline I will create a poll to determine who's the winner.

Here's an overview of the official -not so magnificent- figureheads:

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Help us promote the contest by putting this in your signature (remove the <enter> in front of [img]).

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Have fun, and be creative!

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Edited by Bonaparte, 05 September 2007 - 07:46 AM.


#2 Axle

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:13 PM

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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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:33 PM

I'll be in this one! X-D  No ship though! :-P



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#4 SirNadroj

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 02:14 PM

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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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:12 PM

View PostSirNadroj, on Sep 1 2007, 04:14 PM, said:

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.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:12 PM

WHy wouldn't they be, Sirnadroj?
And also, is it aloud to be a lobster?

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:19 PM

View PostAxle, on Sep 1 2007, 07:12 PM, said:

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!

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:30 PM

Whoops my bad, that made cry laughing.
Is it alowwed to be red :-P

Edited by Axle, 01 September 2007 - 05:31 PM.


#9 SirNadroj

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:55 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Sep 1 2007, 01:12 PM, said:

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!


View PostAxle, on Sep 1 2007, 01:12 PM, said:

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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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:41 PM

Argh!

three weeks! I won't have my lego until the contest is over :'-(  nooo!

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:12 PM

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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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:07 AM

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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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:12 AM

Entry added! X-D

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:18 AM

Does it absolutely have to be a minifgure (sized) figure head, or can you slightly enlarge that? Thank you :capn:
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:45 AM

View PostImperialScouts, on Sep 5 2007, 12:18 AM, said:

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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Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:06 PM

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?

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:01 PM

View PostJoey Lock, on Sep 5 2007, 08:06 PM, said:

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 ;-) .

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:27 PM

View PostBonaparte, on Sep 5 2007, 02:45 AM, said:

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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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:10 AM

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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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:12 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Sep 5 2007, 08:01 PM, said:

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 ;-) .

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Well i guess thats fair  :-D

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:23 PM

View PostInterlink, on Sep 6 2007, 12:10 AM, said:

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.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:25 PM

Yay!  A whole two entries!  You guys should really offer prizes X-D


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Posted 16 September 2007 - 03:50 PM

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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Posted 16 September 2007 - 07:49 PM

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??


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