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24 replies to this topic  – Started by maydayartist , Jan 19 2011 11:02 PM

#1 maydayartist

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:02 PM

Hey pirate mates. A year ago we start to build our harbour town and all the time we miss the light to find the entrance.
Sorry for the very late entry. I know, I know; shame on you, shame on your family and shame on your cow! ;)

My first decision was to build a long cliff with the lighthouse on top of it. The location for the lighthouse on the map match perfect for this idea, as you can see on the map in the lower left corner (the blue 4)

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But all other builders have to use their max size so I decided to put the tower on the end of the cliff with the option to detach it.

The overall design and 75% of the build was done last year in february, but the details and all the tinkering work was done in the last week. I don´t want to show the unfinished work.
What could I say :) The build is over and now you could enjoy a new MOC.
I will improve myself to do in time on the next event ^^

The first pictures show the community build legal version with the 29 x 29 studs base (the legal size was 32 x 32)

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The next picture shows the functioning navigational light (it is done with the lightning brick of the winter toy shop. A push on the roof will enlight the fire)
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The ship on the next pictures is my HMS Gallardia
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I try to build huge waves with offshore on top of it and a breaking wave crest but the white offshore could be improve in my mind.
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For a good photo shot to the cliff I have not set sail. I think I will do this in the next day for a more realistic scene. In my brickshelf folder you can find 5 more pictures.

I hope you enjoy this "little" bit late entry

Edited by maydayartist, 20 January 2011 - 12:26 AM.

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#2 Derfel Cadarn

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:25 PM

Better late than never, and well worth it. The light house itself is a nice design but it's the cliff setting that really makes it epic. It can be difficult to have a ship next to a land based moc as the ship usually dwarfs the land and looks odd, but this just works and the waves you built really bring the scene to life and give it that epic look. I havn built any pirate mocs for a year either and scenes like this just make me wanna build some. Nice work mate!
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:29 PM

Better late than never...  :pir-tongue:

Now, onto your creation, maydayartist. I really like your lighthouse with that excellent light up function.  :thumbup:
But, what makes it even better you went beyond what was required and build it on a beautiful cliff, with a nice surrounding sea. :pir-wub:
I really like how you've build the waves on the sea with your ship, great work.


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:42 PM

thank you for your view of things :)

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I havn built any pirate mocs for a year either and scenes like this just make me wanna build some. Nice work mate!
But you have done so much really brilliant castle MOCs. I have seen all of them over the last year and have to say once more that your creations are my personal favorites  :thumbup: And the little golden icon under your avatar confirmed my view  :pir_laugh2: I will follow your example after this one!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:54 PM

It is a shame we couldn't have this great MOC in the community build when it was still up and running.
But as the others have stated, better late then never :pir-classic:  especially with this impressive piece of work!
The lighthouse is nice, although it seems like it uses a fire as a light within a wooden structure, is that a smart idea? :pir-classic:
Anyway, I still like it, with the real light, but I like the rock structure (with the hole in it) and the large waves even more.
I don't know how to improve the waves. Perhaps with dark blue.
The ship looks nice as well, leaning over this way. Can't wait to see it under full sail in this MOC!
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:04 AM

Oh my, this is just outstanding. These are the kind of Mocs that I really admire. Mainly I'm a sucker for movement in Lego. And you reached it just perfect. The waves, the sails and flags, that brings your creation to life. And also the cliff is just awesome as are all the other details like the landig stage..... just Fantastic. This must be blogged.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:10 AM

Wonderful job!  :pir-classic:

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:00 AM

What a shame that you didn't get it in on time. Its such a great lighthouse :thumbup:  Oh well, the next event from my end of things should be in late March or April so be prepared :pir-wink:.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:32 AM

No doubt it has great realism.  The cliff and the waves as stated really give it a true feel.  I love the ship leaning into the waves.  Very well done.  I am a fan of the studs...sometimes in my opinion the smoothness of tiles takes away the "Lego" feel.  I think Lego should have studs showing and I love that you have done that in the water.  Great job!!

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:20 AM

A lovely lighthouse and accompanying vessel mate :thumbup: Whilst it was time constrained it was worth the wait. Great job on lighting up the lighthouse and I really like the waves rolling in.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:47 PM

AWESOME! I like it when it is on the grassy cliff and I love the ship next to it!Very well done. :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:52 PM

Everything is just perfect! :pir-wub:  The light house, the waves, the rock effect and everything else makes this MOC to come a life. Too bad at this didnt make it to the competision, you surely would have won the 1st prize.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

I would've voted for you. :pir-classic:

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:05 PM

Set sail mates!
The cloth is cut and the Spanker (yes I did not forget it, Admiral Croissant :pir_laugh2: ) is installed.
Here are three new pictures of the scene. And I have to say for myself, without the stretched sails a galleon is not a galleon  :pirate:
and thank all for the positiv comments  :thumbup:
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

Excellent! It looks truly wonderful this way.
It's almost the same like on the edited picture in your signature, but then in Lego!
Maybe you could add a nice background on it, but outside of that it looks good.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:27 PM

It looks great with the sales. :pir-classic:
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:10 AM

:pir-oh3: :pir-oh3: :pir-oh3: :pir-wub:


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Go to Classic-Pirates.com...soon!


deserve it!!!!


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:40 AM

Very beautiful work, simply wonderful!

I like it very much.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:36 AM

Very nice MOC mayday. Great lighthouse and outstanding ship.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:32 AM

Very impressive, and certainly a good excuse for the wait. Brilliant detail, but may I ask where you got all those grey bricks?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

View PostJonny Brickbeard, on 29 January 2011 - 12:32 AM, said:

Very impressive, and certainly a good excuse for the wait. Brilliant detail, but may I ask where you got all those grey bricks?
Oh, most of it are the very beloved BURPs and LURPs  :pir_laugh2: . The spaces between are filled with normal bricks out of kilogramm auction from ebay or new sets.

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View Postmaydayartist, on 29 January 2011 - 10:45 PM, said:

Oh, most of it are the very beloved BURPs and LURPs  :pir_laugh2:

:pir_wacko: Hmm BURPS and LURPs,please help me decipher the meaning. :pir-blush:

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:05 PM

View Postlt.Gonville brickhead, on 30 January 2011 - 09:42 PM, said:

:pir_wacko: Hmm BURPS and LURPs,please help me decipher the meaning. :pir-blush:

Sorry mfor that. The shortcut stands for "Big ugly Rock Piece" and "Little ugly rock piece"  :pir-laugh:
It is very helpful to build a mountain or anything like that but you have to improve their design with normal bricks, so they don´t look all the same.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

Hmm, I guess I also didn't finish my community build entry in time, for which I felt quite ashamed back then. I must say I'm quite surprised that you found the enthusiasm and the courage to finish yours - and it's well been wort it!  :pir-classic:

Your lighthouse really looks authentic and nice overall. The combination of wood on stone works quite well. Still, it looks like it could catch fire very easily and the way you made the "light" with flames just makes it feel even more unsafe! I would strongly suggest to put a glass of some sort above your light or at least make it look like the lighthouse isn't burning.

The two additional scenes with the ship really make this MOC stand out even more! Your waves and also the rock look fantastic; very realistic and the fact that the ship was nominated in that voting thingy tells that it is seen an outstanding creation too. With all the sails it looks best, of course, maybe you should have posted it like that in the beginning.  :thumbup:

Maybe there could be a few more sailors on the galleon, but that's just a thought.

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View Postmaydayartist, on 30 January 2011 - 11:05 PM, said:

Sorry mfor that. The shortcut stands for "Big ugly Rock Piece" and "Little ugly rock piece"  :pir-laugh:
It is very helpful to build a mountain or anything like that but you have to improve their design with normal bricks, so they don´t look all the same.

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