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What's your favourite LEGO Pirate animal?


65 replies to this topic  – Started by Col. Whipstick , Jan 22 2008 01:41 PM

Poll: What's your favourite Lego Pirate animal? (128 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose your favourite.

  1. Sharks (28 votes [21.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.88%

  2. Monkeys (58 votes [45.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.31%

  3. Parrots (29 votes [22.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.66%

  4. Crocodiles (13 votes [10.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.16%

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#26 The Daphne Blue Strat

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:27 PM

View PostDreamweb, on Jan 23 2008, 05:26 AM, said:

I think you mean the sawfish.

THANK you...knew they had a real name of some sort.  

Anybody know (I'm sure somebody does) whether the sawfish was particularly common?  I only have the one, and I've seen *very* few in other peoples' collections...
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:14 PM

*sweet*  Great topic, Col. Whipstick!

I voted monkey, I only got one a few months ago, but I love them, seeing as I have so many sharks adn parrots! Also their is something strangely minifig like about the monkeys probably because the legs and arms are bendable.

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#28 Col. Whipstick

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:59 PM

View PostLord Of Pies, on Jan 23 2008, 07:14 PM, said:

*sweet*  Great topic, Col. Whipstick!

I voted monkey, I only got one a few months ago, but I love them, seeing as I have so many sharks adn parrots! Also their is something strangely minifig like about the monkeys probably because the legs and arms are bendable.

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Absolutely... The monkeys can be trained to attack your enemy which is the Pirates from my standpoint.  I have a funny feeling I've seen some box art somewhere that actually shows the monkey armed with a cutlass attacking some men but I can't be certain and I'm not sure which set it was...  Has anyone else seen this?


View PostThe Daphne Blue Strat, on Jan 23 2008, 03:27 PM, said:

THANK you...knew they had a real name of some sort.  

Anybody know (I'm sure somebody does) whether the sawfish was particularly common?  I only have the one, and I've seen *very* few in other peoples' collections...

That swordfish is a bit of an enigma, I think it came along in the sets of the Aquaraiders, same as the octopus which is a shame as they'd both have been nice additions to the Pirates theme.

View PostTinyPiesRUs, on Jan 23 2008, 08:09 AM, said:

Monkeys all the way  *wub* They can hold 4 muskets at once, making them twice as efficient as a normal soldier  *sweet*
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Thanks for the very graphic illustration of what I was describing!  X-D

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 10:12 PM

Oh!  X-O  
By eating their legs I thought you meant the individual pieces, not the whole bonanza! They can't be "swallowed" though...

And I'm pretty sure I've seen a war monkey on some box art somewhere, although I'm not too sure about it actually engaged in fighting - TLC's conscience got in the way too much to allow any actual fighting to be shown - just some dramatic cutlass-waggling shots, all with great big cheery grins.

I think some of the fish from the Ninja sets would be a great addition to the Pirate line, but  :'-( it's gone  :'-(

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 10:49 PM

I think adding pictures of the animals will also help X-D :

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:23 PM

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Parrots create luscious atmosphere with exotic beauty above all else!
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:26 PM

View PostCol. Whipstick, on Jan 24 2008, 10:59 AM, said:

Absolutely... The monkeys can be trained to attack your enemy which is the Pirates from my standpoint.  I have a funny feeling I've seen some box art somewhere that actually shows the monkey armed with a cutlass attacking some men but I can't be certain and I'm not sure which set it was...  Has anyone else seen this?
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View PostCol. Whipstick, on Jan 24 2008, 10:59 AM, said:

Thanks for the very graphic illustration of what I was describing!  X-D
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:41 AM

I vote for Monkeys! Jumpy little creatures... ;-)

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 02:01 AM

it was a coin toss between the monkey and the croc but in the end i chose the monkey *wub*

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:33 AM

I voted for the monkey.  I remember being really excited about the little guy when it was first released.  Now I'm more partial to the octopus although it's not technically part of the pirates theme.

View PostMister Phes, on Jan 22 2008, 01:32 PM, said:

...Aren't the big green lizards technically alligators since they're indigenous to central America while crocodiles aren't?

Crocodillians within the Gulf of Mexico include American alligator, American crocodile, and spectacled caiman just to name a few.  Here is more info on that if you're interested.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:02 PM

sharks. white sharks are best *sweet* !
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:40 PM

Gotta be Crocs for me, though i also love the sharks.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:48 PM

*y* Monkey *y* .

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:25 PM

Parrots, duh! ;-)  I only say that because I have a parrot.  ;-)  Monkey followed a close second, though.  X-D

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:50 PM

For myself itís Parrots (how can you have a pirate without a parrot!) Sharks (you need something to eat the pirates (any a bit of flesh from my fat fingers when I was about five)) Monkeys and then Crocodiles
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#41 Mister Phes

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:30 PM

Congratulations Col. Whipstick - your poll has been frontpaged on Classic-Pirates.com by SlyOwl.  *y*


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Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:10 PM

Parrots because of Squakers McKaw  :-P

But I would prefer there to have been a bit of blue on them.

After that I would hav picked Crocodilicas.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:53 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jan 22 2008, 08:32 PM, said:

Oh and another thing the recently knighted Col. Whipstick...  Aren't the big green lizards technically alligators since they're indigenous to central America while crocodiles aren't?

That's an interesting point, but this set would seem to explicitly indicate they are indeed crocodiles.

As to the poll, I can't decide. I like them all too much. Best Lego animals ever...

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View Postoo7, on Jan 24 2008, 01:23 AM, said:

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Parrots create luscious atmosphere with exotic beauty above all else!

Couldn't say it better myself, I totally agree! My vote for parrots.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:56 PM

View PostAthos, on Jan 31 2008, 06:53 PM, said:

That's an interesting point, but this set would seem to explicitly indicate they are indeed crocodiles.
Oh aye, but wouldn't the distinct frill along their back indicate that they are alligators? Biology, y'know ;-) Also, in the North-West American style Paradisa, they were used, again indicating that they are alligators. Then again, they were used in the Temple of Anubis, which could indicate that they're Nile Crocodiles.

So my verdict is that TLC meant them to be crocodiles, but didn't really fully consider their widespread use. But it doesn't matter really X-D

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 03:33 PM

View PostCol. Whipstick, on Jan 22 2008, 09:49 PM, said:

Are you sure your girlfriend appreciates you calling her a monkey? X-D


I'll call her whatever i like, harr! X-D
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I like the parrots best because they are like a brick- you can just stick em on your model. Why does everyone like monkeys so much?
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:08 AM

Argh, Monkey be the way to go! My monkeys saved me life many a time, once accidently shot out a cannon by crew not payen enough attention, swam right back and not a scratch. No pirate captain would ever vote for a shark, he'd be sooner eaten, same goes for the croc. As for the bird its a tough call, but the dam thing just n'ver stops his skawkn.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:13 AM

Monkeys are fun to play with  :-D
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:20 AM

View PostCaptain green hair, on Jan 22 2008, 05:54 PM, said:

I voted monkeys, since i have a pet one *sweet*

I'd like to have a pet monkey someday, and so thats what I chose.

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