BrickArms Pirate Accessory Prototypes
Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:08 AM
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You steal my BrickArms. Prepare to die."
The BrickArms Bayonet is made up of two parts: the Spike Bayonet and the U-Clip ("U" for universal as it can clip to darn near everything!). Removed from the clip, the Spike Bayonet makes for a great thin dagger . . . or a shiv!
The U-Clip also has many, many potential uses as it can used to attach any two minifig-grippable items together. Here, I've used it to add a BrickArms Combat Knife to the BrickArms M4 for a more modern take of high-seas piracy:
Like all prototypes, the designs and colors of the items are subject to change in the final production items. The release date of these items also has yet to be determined yet, but rest assured, you'll read about it here when they're available!
Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:12 AM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:13 AM
You have no idea how hard that made me laugh. Considering how a friend of mine won't shut up about shivs, shanks, shanking, shiving, etc.
Those look great! The Rapier may be a bit long, I think, to be held by a rubber band around a Minifig's waist and looking natural. Could we have a comparison with the standard LEGO cutlass? The bayonet is great! I want a Brickarms backpack with a holder for the bayonet components. Maybe some Brickarms ammo pouches.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:17 AM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:30 AM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:35 AM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:50 AM
Cool stuff :-)
Indeed a new rifle would also be welcome ...
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:03 AM
Measuring, the BA rapier is only about 4mm longer than the TLG cutlass. As the real-life cutlass was a short-sword and the rapier was a comparatively longer weapon, this puts the BA weapon in appropriate scale with other minifig accessories.
I don't have a rubber band to test it, but hold the sword to the side of the fig, the blade looks perfectly natural. Believe me, we test and retest every prototype before we display them, and the length of the rapier was a part of the design everyone at BrickArms (especially Damien, our resident bladed-items expert) paid close attention to.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:13 AM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:58 AM
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 02:05 AM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:58 PM
Wow, I will have to buy some of those.
One thing though, the rapier hilt looks a little too thick. I could be completely wrong, but especially in the side by side comparison with the cutlass, it looks a bit thicker.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:38 PM
The rapier is very nice too.
Where can i buy them!?!
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:03 PM
I must buy this awesome swords and gun's. I think the best idea ist the knife at the gun for cool jungel-Battles or a history moc !
So great job again...
Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:35 PM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:59 PM
Will was a bit hesitant to leap into non-WWII and modern firing weapons at first. However, when the Combat Knife, Machete, and Dadao turned out so well and the fan feedback on those items was so positive, that only encouraged him to do more. That, and the wonderful response we got in this forum when we asked about Pirate-themed custom items didn't hurt one bit! I was a strong advocate for a bayonet, and all the requests for one gave me alot of pull when I brought the idea to Will
Bottom line - if you dig these items, let us know! Molds are being worked on right now, and there's always future accessories to think about!
Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:30 AM
The bayonet is perfect for a stilleto too, to go with the rapier...
Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:44 AM
That is what I hope at least... , but I think they will be lenient.
I will buy them for my Napoleonic soldiers at some point, the bayonets and clips, that is.
Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:49 AM
Removed from the clip, the Spike Bayonet makes for a great thin dagger . . . or a shiv!
You have no idea how hard that made me laugh. pir_laugh2.gif Considering how a friend of mine won't shut up about shivs, shanks, shanking, shiving, etc. pir_laugh2.gif
Seriously: cracked me up good.
Also, zorro3999, nice picture (also very funny).
More seriously, these are great accessories!
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 01:27 AM
Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:41 AM
Actually, that last one is a bit of a cheat as the end of the Lee-Enfield is a bit too skinny for the U-Clip to attach to as-is. However, if you squeeze the clip gently (like you would to restore a tightness to a minifig's hand after its held an accessory of awhile), it snaps right on and stays!
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