Jump to content


Non-Pirate Mini-Figures Useful for Pirate MOCing?


  • Please log in to reply
104 replies to this topic  – Started by Athos , Mar 06 2008 06:39 PM

#76 Zeya

Zeya
  • Thinks He's a Stud


    Posts: 1038
    Joined: 28-September 10
    Member: 13511
    Country: United States

Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

Some other people and I brought this up in the other thread: there's a new Spongebob set coming out for 2012 that's practically a Pirate set.  :monkey:

Posted Image

There are some good accessories on the minifigs. The ghost guy has a different color & print of Blackbeard's hat and a green shoulder bag. Also I suppose his "legs" could become a grotesque mermaid tail.  :pir-sick:  Spongebob's hat has a nice skull printing on it. And Patrick's torso could easily be a fleshie pirate's torso.

And beyond minifigs, that set has some other parts of interest as well, but that's beyond the scope of this thread, I think.

#77 Laura Takayama

Laura Takayama

    Posts: 650
    Joined: 02-October 11
    Member: 20752
    Country: USA

Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:13 AM

Here's another one I'm surprised nobody added:  The Series 2 Circus Ringmaster's torso would make an excellent British Officer's/Dragoon uniform, or even a "Dinner Dress" (i.e. fanciest) uniform...

Posted Image
-Laura/Hikaro Takayama

Gender-Fluid Christian and proud of it.

"Wot's faster than a warbuggy, more killy than a warbike, and flies through da air like a bird? I got no bleedin' idea, but I'm gonna find out."  - Kog da Flymek, pioneer of the Deffkopta


#78 Dr Leg O Brick

Dr Leg O Brick

    Posts: 683
    Joined: 24-June 12
    Member: 29373
    Country: England

Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:51 PM

So Sorry to dig up an old thread like this, but since we have had 5 CM series and a number of new sets includeing POTC, I thought me/other people could add new things to this topic. As I have only 15 Proper pirates and am mostly a purist I have found this topic quite useful when I was a lurker and wanted to give something back to it. So heres a few of my ideas...
The Royal guard from S5.

http://www.bricklink...em.asp?M=col067

The Leprecaun's hat and torso.

http://www.bricklink....asp?P=3878pb01

http://www.bricklink...?P=973pb1064c01

Some Pharaohs quest torsos would fit in just.

http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb782c01

http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb835c01

http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb781c01

The bandits torso and legs from S6.

http://www.bricklink...?P=973pb1044c01

http://www.bricklink...p?P=970c00pb140

Indiana Jones theme torso and legs

http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb131c01

http://www.bricklink...p?P=970c00pb040

http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb132c01

http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb594c01

Pretty much every torso and hair piece in POTC.

Sea King from S7 as a merman/figure head

http://www.bricklink...ic.asp?M=col101

Atlantis Portal Emperor as a figure head

http://www.bricklink...ic.asp?M=atl013

Series 8 Thespian, Pirate, and Conquistador

Olimpic swimmers torso (Sorry, no direct image)

http://www.bricklink...em.asp?M=tgb002

Sorry about the links, Im still getting used to useing EB,
Thanks
"I believe that rules are excellent guidelines, but that man must be allowed to interpret them, or he is no man at all."

flickr: https://www.flickr.c.../119365118@N03/

#79 Zeya

Zeya
  • Thinks He's a Stud


    Posts: 1038
    Joined: 28-September 10
    Member: 13511
    Country: United States

Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:13 AM

You could make an overweight redcoat admiral with this torso:
Posted Image
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb849c01

That's the CMF garden gnome's torso.

#80 RaincloudDustbin

RaincloudDustbin

    Posts: 1077
    Joined: 31-January 12
    Member: 25368
    Country: UK

Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Some work OK but I would stick to the accurate ones. :jollyroger: :pir-vader:
Flickr: http://www.flickr.co...s/91926269@N06/

Please click on my YouTube channel for great videos based on LEGO and comics. Subscribers greatly appreciated: http://www.youtube.c...ser/ComicBricks

Posted Image  Posted Image

#81 cutecatontree

cutecatontree

    Posts: 6
    Joined: 17-August 12
    Member: 30248

Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

Han Solo makes a great pirate

#82 TyoSolo

TyoSolo

    Posts: 39
    Joined: 17-June 12
    Member: 29251
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

View Postcutecatontree, on 17 August 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

Han Solo makes a great pirate

Very true. I plan on using his torso to create a Guybrush Threepwood minifig - I just wish the printing on the yellow Han was as good as the printing on the fleshy Han.
Keep building!
TyoSolo - www.Bricktrader.net

Posted Image

#83 David Thomsen

David Thomsen
  • Heimlich manoeuvre?


    Posts: 1146
    Joined: 08-March 09
    Member: 5510
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:01 AM

Here's a fashion question for anyone who has a better idea of historic fashion than me...

Can I take the ruff from this guy:

Posted Image

And put it around the neck of this guy:

Posted Image

?

The obvious answer is 'yes, this is Lego, you can do anything you like', but just in terms of what historically would make sense, is it suitable in any way? I just want this pirate captain to be distinctive in some way, since I already have one who is pretty much identical but has epaulettes.
David doesn't share facebook memes. Be like David.

#84 Weil

Weil

    Posts: 163
    Joined: 04-June 11
    Member: 18255

Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

I'm not an expert but I'll give you my take on it. Both the ruff and the pirate torso could come from the same period, however the printed ruff on the pirate is what you would expect to see with a shirt and jacket like that rather than the ruff from the actor. Furthermore if you combine them both ruffs will be seen as being worn at once and that is rather weird.
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Raid on The Crown Tavern: Click images for the forum topic and more pics.

#85 purpleparadox

purpleparadox

    Posts: 1610
    Joined: 20-February 12
    Member: 26763
    Country: Canada

Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:05 AM

I'm gonna suggest posting in the "Collectible Minifigures Series 8 Rumours and Discussion" topic...you could make a request. Something along the lines of "Would anyone who owns both the Actor and the Pirate Captain be willing to post a picture of the Pirate wearing the Actor's ruff?" :classic:

Posted Image


#86 TyoSolo

TyoSolo

    Posts: 39
    Joined: 17-June 12
    Member: 29251
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:58 PM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on 08 September 2012 - 10:01 AM, said:

Here's a fashion question for anyone who has a better idea of historic fashion than me...

Can I take the ruff from this guy...

And put it around the neck of this guy...

The obvious answer is 'yes, this is Lego, you can do anything you like', but just in terms of what historically would make sense, is it suitable in any way? I just want this pirate captain to be distinctive in some way, since I already have one who is pretty much identical but has epaulettes.

Historically speaking, No... and yes. While there will not have been many (or any) Caribbean pirates in the late 1500 - early 1600s,that the ruff was popular in, due to the islands not being colonized yet, and early on not even discovered yet. But who's to say your pirates aren't into retro fashion?

Remember that this hobby is for doing whatever makes YOU happy!

Edited by TyoSolo, 09 September 2012 - 10:59 PM.

Keep building!
TyoSolo - www.Bricktrader.net

Posted Image

#87 David Thomsen

David Thomsen
  • Heimlich manoeuvre?


    Posts: 1146
    Joined: 08-March 09
    Member: 5510
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

View PostTyoSolo, on 09 September 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

Remember that this hobby is for doing whatever makes YOU happy!
What makes me happy is being historically accurate! I mean as much as it's possible to be with Pirate Lego. Which admittedly isn't much.

I already have both the Actor and the Pirate Captain, so I know what it looks like... I think it would almost be okay if he wasn't wearing a ruff and a cravat at the same time.
David doesn't share facebook memes. Be like David.

#88 SirSven7

SirSven7
  • I'm back baby!


    Posts: 593
    Joined: 09-January 11
    Member: 15308
    Country: UK

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:54 AM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on 10 September 2012 - 06:48 AM, said:

What makes me happy is being historically accurate! I mean as much as it's possible to be with Pirate Lego. Which admittedly isn't much.

I would say no to pirates in Ruff's it wasn't really their style, If however you have any Conquistador's then that would be fine as that was the style of their era (as the below picture shows).

Posted Image

By the time the Bicorn was in fashion the Ruff had been out of date for over a hundreds of years (1550-1600 for the Ruff) (1700s for the Bicorn). I was all about Cravat and the stiff collar then.

But if you really wanna be accurate with LEGO pirates all the Shako's have to go for a start, so its an ambitious task you have set yourself  :pir-classic:
Posted ImageSteve's Lego Blog
Sir Sven, Level 1 Knight
23-year old human male
Power: 4 Health: 10 Gold: 0
Inventory: Ancestors’ Sword(WP: 3),Ancestors' Shield (SP 2), Potion (2), Bedroll

#89 Captain Becker

Captain Becker
  • Once a red coat, not always a red coat.


    Posts: 1645
    Joined: 30-December 09
    Member: 8823
    Country: Finland

Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:21 PM

Monster Fighter Zombie Drivers uniform ould be very usefull also! It could be like dead captains uniform or a soliers uniform etc. Will you agree? :pir-classic:

Captain Becker
Posted Image Posted Image <---- Thank you so much joey!
Thank you Jebediahs

Currently playing as: Captain Charles J. Becker, Oleon in BOBS
Posted Image

#90 Laura Takayama

Laura Takayama

    Posts: 650
    Joined: 02-October 11
    Member: 20752
    Country: USA

Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:22 AM

View PostCaptain Becker, on 20 September 2012 - 05:21 PM, said:

Monster Fighter Zombie Drivers uniform ould be very usefull also! It could be like dead captains uniform or a soliers uniform etc. Will you agree? :pir-classic:

Captain Becker

I was thinking the same thing... The zombie driver's uniform is almost a dead-ringer for Mexican-American War US Army uniforms, and I was planning on using them as the front line troops for the Tomb Kings (undead factions) inhabiting the Southwest in my post-apoc scenario.
-Laura/Hikaro Takayama

Gender-Fluid Christian and proud of it.

"Wot's faster than a warbuggy, more killy than a warbike, and flies through da air like a bird? I got no bleedin' idea, but I'm gonna find out."  - Kog da Flymek, pioneer of the Deffkopta


#91 Durins Bane

Durins Bane

    Posts: 292
    Joined: 18-April 12
    Member: 28052
    Country: usa

Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:08 AM

View PostSirSven7, on 10 September 2012 - 09:54 AM, said:

I would say no to pirates in Ruff's it wasn't really their style, If however you have any Conquistador's then that would be fine as that was the style of their era (as the below picture shows).

Posted Image

By the time the Bicorn was in fashion the Ruff had been out of date for over a hundreds of years (1550-1600 for the Ruff) (1700s for the Bicorn). I was all about Cravat and the stiff collar then.

But if you really wanna be accurate with LEGO pirates all the Shako's have to go for a start, so its an ambitious task you have set yourself  :pir-classic:



Bicorn's are too late for golden age... but you are 100 percent right about shakos.


Im not seeing any figs that work at all. Hell a lot of the pirate figs from sets are wrong or from the wrong era.
Sell me your crownies !!!

#92 David Thomsen

David Thomsen
  • Heimlich manoeuvre?


    Posts: 1146
    Joined: 08-March 09
    Member: 5510
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

These have been found in the Brickset database, from future Collectible Minifigures:

Powdered Wig
Colonial officer/governor torso


They probably don't belong in this thread because they definitely are aren't 'non-pirate', but I'm not going to make a new thread for them and this is where they fit in best.

Posted Image
Posted Image
I prayed for Bluecoat soldiers, and here they are, although presuming the minifig comes with the wig rather than a soldier hat, all of the army builders are going to need to source their hats elsewhere. Also, not sure if the fig will come with epaulettes.

Edit: Possibly the wig is supposed to go with the Judge minifigure rather than this torso. Seeing how the 'Pirate Captain' minifigure had all the traditional parts from classic Pirate captains, there's no reason to think this soldier won't be the same.

Edit again: also the Tin soldier torso might be useful for some people:

Posted Image

Edited by David Thomsen, 24 November 2012 - 06:11 AM.

David doesn't share facebook memes. Be like David.

#93 Styrbjorn

Styrbjorn

    Posts: 130
    Joined: 18-June 12
    Member: 29264
    Country: Sweden

Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

If this is one of the collectible minifigures series 9, I need 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by Styrbjorn, 24 November 2012 - 09:20 AM.

Posted Image

#94 David Thomsen

David Thomsen
  • Heimlich manoeuvre?


    Posts: 1146
    Joined: 08-March 09
    Member: 5510
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

View PostStyrbjorn, on 24 November 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

If this is one of the collectible minifigures series 9, I need 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unfortunately these might be from series 10, we think. But they're definitely from one or the other because they were taken directly from the Lego website, so no chance of them being a hoax.
David doesn't share facebook memes. Be like David.

#95 Styrbjorn

Styrbjorn

    Posts: 130
    Joined: 18-June 12
    Member: 29264
    Country: Sweden

Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

Ok. But are brickset a official website? I thougt brickset was a fansite. Really nice, but I hope it's series 10 because if it is a set, it would be expensive to get many :classic:
Posted Image

#96 David Thomsen

David Thomsen
  • Heimlich manoeuvre?


    Posts: 1146
    Joined: 08-March 09
    Member: 5510
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

View PostStyrbjorn, on 24 November 2012 - 11:07 AM, said:

Ok. But are brickset a official website? I thougt brickset was a fansite. Really nice, but I hope it's series 10 because if it is a set, it would be expensive to get many :classic:
Brickset is a fansite, but one of their functions is to gather data like these images directly from the Lego website. As I said before, there is no question about their authenticity. Just where and when we will see them.
David doesn't share facebook memes. Be like David.

#97 Hive

Hive
  • Friendsified!


    Posts: 1337
    Joined: 19-March 10
    Member: 9979
    Country: Denmark

Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Nice finds, David Thomsen. That wig should make many, many people happy.

#98 Captain Becker

Captain Becker
  • Once a red coat, not always a red coat.


    Posts: 1645
    Joined: 30-December 09
    Member: 8823
    Country: Finland

Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

That new governors torso looks much more like American revolution's uniforms IMO. But i am intrestd abot the new hairpiece. :pir-classic:

Captain Becker
Posted Image Posted Image <---- Thank you so much joey!
Thank you Jebediahs

Currently playing as: Captain Charles J. Becker, Oleon in BOBS
Posted Image

#99 Grimmbeard

Grimmbeard
  • Oh me, oh my! Love that Redcoat Pie!


    Posts: 767
    Joined: 29-August 12
    Member: 30768
    Country: USA

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Can't wait!
--Grimmbeard
You've fallen for one of the classic Blunders! the most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this, Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!!!

Flickr | YouTube

Posted Image  Posted Image  Posted Image  Posted Image

#100 David Thomsen

David Thomsen
  • Heimlich manoeuvre?


    Posts: 1146
    Joined: 08-March 09
    Member: 5510
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

View PostCaptain Becker, on 24 November 2012 - 01:06 PM, said:

That new governors torso looks much more like American revolution's uniforms IMO. But i am intrestd abot the new hairpiece. :pir-classic:

Captain Becker
You're right - it seems to be the Revolution Soldier from this list. However I am not going to hesitate to rebrand him a 'Bluecoat'.
David doesn't share facebook memes. Be like David.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links