Classic Pirates Or POTC?
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:06 PM
I like the fact that my Brickbeard's Bounty is crewed by 12 distinctive pirates, whereas the Black Pearl is crewed by Jack Sparrow, Joshamee Gibbs and Will Turner. How do you make up the rest of the crew, with fleshies? I don't know.
Classic Pirates FTW
Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:59 PM
I voted for both. I don't like the fleshies much and unfortunately many torso's contain the flesh colour too so mixing is quite hard.
But, the PotC contains so many great new parts and detailed torso's which I doubt we would have gotten in a new Classic-Pirates line.
So concluded, I think I like Classic-Pirates more, but the PotC-line was a very useful theme in between which I wouldn't have wanted to miss.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:37 AM
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:39 PM
POTC have some great stuff but can't compare.
I too prefer my yellow hoard to the new fleshies, though the zombie pirates look good in both
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:18 PM
there are much more sets.
the only complete POTC set is Queen Anne's revenge...while Classic Pirates has much more complete sets like Imperial trading post or SES
Barbossa's minifig is much different than original Barbossa.
Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:47 PM
But do we not mis the 2009-2010 serie? (not classic in my eyes)
Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:09 AM
But then when I really think about it, it's actually fairly close in my mind.
I agree with what someone said on the first page its, like comparing Apples and pears, one is way too detailed, one is very simple. One is flesh, one is yellow. One licensed one not. Pirates have been around for something like 5 waves, PotC only have 1, so its hard to compare that.
Still I have to go with the classics though, the PotC sets really don't have any appeal except the QAR and London Escape for the red coats. Its hard to buy them for the pirates because they are TOO detailed and don't mix well with classics. But I feel that when they continue PotC with more sets with possibly red coats/blue coats, possible Interceptor, even more regular pirates (not all main character figs) then PotC will probably be better.
Until then, I say classic.
Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:17 AM
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:17 AM
Well guys, I don't want to be rude, but I think that the POTC sets are not really good, and I can't understand how in the world can someone consider that theme very interesting, if that person knows something about Classic Pirates.
I thank God the winner option are Classic Pirates, but nearly 50% people voted for the other options. Can't believe it.
The reasons why POTC are far worse than Classic are evident looking at the sets, if we consider the number of minifigs, pieces contained, variety of sets, etc. Ok, there are some new minifigs, some new pieces, etc. Nothing really important.
However, that's not the main reason I think POTC doesn't rocks at all. The main reason is that these theme is absolutely unplayable, because is unstructured. Let's check it out... what we got? A bunch of sets, representing some scenes from the four movies, most of the sets have nothing to do with the others, etc. There are no complete factions, only three or four british soldiers, three or four indians, etc. No bases, no armies, etc.
What makes a theme playable? A logical structure: Different factions, with their own "armies", ships and bases. Like Classic Pirates have. You know other examples: Castle, Star Wars, etc.
POTC are a bunch of isolated sets, "look-at-me-but-don't-play-with-me", with a lack of possibilities to create new adventures (except making the movie scenes).
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Edited by Captain Fortune, 20 March 2012 - 02:17 AM.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:56 AM
However, I'd also like to say that any pirate fan is a good pirate fan, no matter the medium.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:01 AM
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
POTC hasn't really had the opportunity to make that sort of impression and although both the QAR and Black Pearl were good ships, they arguably didn't live up to the standards set by previous pirate ships. Whitecap Bay was a good set but London Escape and the Mill both felt lacking whilst the smaller sets were really all about the mini-figs. I think the theme had a lot of potential for future sets (not least a Dutchman and HMS Providence) so its unfortunate that Lego seem to have brought it to an end.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:11 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:47 PM
Together they make the ultimate pirate mocs, too bad minifigures don't combine well
I'm with you on this one. I love all the minifigures, but I hate how they don't mix well. Still, both themes have good qualities and as Pirate fans we've gotten a lot of new pieces from them. I don't think we ever would've gotten those new bottle pieces if it weren't for PoTC.
I also have to add that what I love most about being a builder is that sometimes I CAN combine both these themes into a lovely creation. With all the variety, it is possible. Imagination allows it.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:10 AM
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