NewRight, on Oct 4 2009, 11:43 PM, said:
It's the one, two, threes of being a pirate!
I really like your entry and the rock work is very nice as with the small cobblestone path. I just feel that there is no flow from the water to the green island. Maybe some sand would help to improve that. Or positioning the entire island on rocks.
Like I said I really love your entry though. Keep it up!
Thanks NewRight, I'll see what I can do with the whole water issue.
saberwing, on Oct 4 2009, 11:44 PM, said:
This a very funny and creative idea!
How did you get this idea?
Maybe you could put in some targets, where the kids can practice shooting.
Hey saberwing, I was going to do target practice, but I was running out of room. I've got all the guns ready.
Eskallon, on Oct 4 2009, 11:49 PM, said:
I love this MOC, it is so funny.
Well we all need a place to train so this dosn't happen:
Where did you come up with this very creative idea.
I'm glad you thought it was funny. It was meant to be. Funny rather than 'good'.
Wout, on Oct 5 2009, 12:08 AM, said:
It reminds me a bit of Harry Potter, but then Piratised.
Do you also get a certificate when you are done?
your child would definitely get a certificate. I guess I might have got the idea from using HP Lego so much. I was just thinking of what Pirates might do when they aren't aboard ship and I though... "Well, they'd have kids right?" and went from there.
TheOtters, on Oct 5 2009, 01:04 AM, said:
I really feel that the "guilds" idea is a very good one - you could try and differentiate between the separate activities even more. Oh, and how about adding a "walking the plank in style" course for young governor's daughters?
That is a good idea, thanks Otters! Maybe off the higher rocks? Or the Helm wall?
Bricknave, on Oct 5 2009, 02:51 AM, said:
The only thing I think this MOC could use is a "Firing the Cannon" lesson for Piratelings. Sword combat and ship navigating are vital for a pirate, but another vital thing is ship combat.
I'd have to do a brick built one a Cap'n Blackmoor suggests... it's going to get even busier in Pirate School.
Captain Blackmoor, on Oct 5 2009, 06:21 AM, said:
I really like this one! Great idea, and nicely built too!
Nice idea to give the monkey flesh or brown hands, I should try that myself as well.
Now off to the possible improvements!
- I really like the water already, but it could get even better if you add transculent 1x1 plates where the sea meets the rocks. After that it looks like the water splashes against the rocks.
- Some coconuts under the palm leaves, pale brown head bricks for example. It will add more detail.
- What about a cannon? A pirate has to know how to handle it! I think you could remove one of the helms, and place a nice cannon there. A brickbuilt one does a better job then the common LEGO one. There are some fantastic examples here
- Some tan plates here and there to create a sand effect, a beach is always nice to have on an island.
- More colour variation in the middle of the island, now it's pale green. Some colours like grey, tan, black and dark grey would do a nice job.
thanks Captain, you've made some really good points there! I love how everyone is so eager to help in this competition. We need more, just to help our MOCing techniques. Haha!
I don't know if you can tell but the 'flesh' monkey's hands are the 'dark flesh' from the new Indy sets. I've always thought they look funny with yellow.