I was browsing the old Lego Pirates sets looking for some inspiration, but it turns out what I was really inspired by was the Lagoon Lockup remake that was posted here awhile back. I decided to remake an old Pirates set, and it came down to Shipwreck Island or Sabre Island. Both of these sets have a lot of charm in a tiny package. I eventually decided it would be Sabre Island, as I felt it provided more possibilities for letting my imagination run wild.
The Original Sabre Island:
What follows is a collaboration of nostalgia and modernity, brought together to coexist harmoniously as a testament to the timelessness of Lego Pirates. Today I bring you...
Return to Sabre Island.
I tried to keep the basic idea of the original Sabre Island, but I also wanted to explore other options that would liven up the island a little bit while keeping in line with the original vision. The 3 story building exists, interior complete with a 1st floor tavern / stock room, an upstairs bedroom with balcony, and a 3rd story watch tower. The original wall protecting the cannon was sacrificed in favor of a new dock for the Imperial sentry boat, most pieces courtesy of Loot Island. I really like the Brown and it's a shame I don't have more to use, but I think anymore brown in this set would've been overkill.
Unfortunately, I just don't have the capability to take amazing photographs the way a MOC should be done. I hope this will be ok for the time being, and sadly some of the beauty of the set is lost to the terrible photographs. If I can do this set anymore justice, I will update it with better pictures after I read through the photographing tutorial again and see if I can scrounge up both money and space to set up proper lighting.
Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed my re-imagining of Sabre Island. Thanks for everything that you guys do, this is a wonderful community and I can spend hours just browsing the index of MOC's on this forum.
Edited by SlyOwl, 16 November 2009 - 09:21 PM.