It's supposed to be all black It's the Black Pearl.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:47 AM
It has three of those... flap... thingies. There's probably a third cannon behind that-- hence, three cannons, not two.
Note that my poor understanding of nautical terminology is one of the the reasons I don't post often in this subforum. I'm sure there's a better term for those things besides "flaps", so forgive me for my stupidity on such matters.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:57 AM
Does anyone else besides me have nice things to say about the ship? I mean, I agree with some of the negative things that have been said, especially the two cannons thing, but I want to balance those out because I really don't think the ship is that bad.
Also, this is prelim, so the sails might have printing on them in the final release, making it look less like a 'blob'.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:23 AM
I'm slightly disappointed, but not enough to stop me from picking it up.
But when you compare it to the movies, its not that far off.
The Black Pearl in the movies is pretty meh as well.
As far as the figs go, I think they could have provided a better selection.
We will probably get duplicate or slightly altered figures on the Flying Dutchmen when Lego decides to produce it.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:31 AM
Although I wonder why Davy Jones is on the ship, his minifig looks great. It looks close to the game version.
As for the Black Pearl, perhaps it's because it's so black, but I find the design quite boring and the mizzen mast seems very unstable.
It may need another square sail there. But of course this is still preliminary. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:44 AM
I couldn't agree more, maybe dark brown or dark grey or something. Also no Kraken. A great chance to make one and TLG missed it.
Edited by Macoco, 19 June 2011 - 03:38 AM.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:56 AM
Interesting the smoke emanating from the lamps at the stern, they're like engines.
Edited by treeboy, 19 June 2011 - 02:57 AM.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:33 AM
Only two cannons? (There seems to be a hole for a third one, this is apparently the same issue as with the Queen Anne's Revenge.) Lame!
While I think the QAR is really good-looking, I have to say that I am pretty disappointed with this set as it is pictured here.
Having Davy Jones and the hammerhead-shark-guy included with the Black Pearl also might mean we don't get a Flying Dutchman
All in all, the Black Pearl MOC build by one of the forum members (sorry, can't remember his name) was far superior as far as I am concerned. Especially after he rebuild the ship's bow.
Edited by Cherno, 19 June 2011 - 03:35 AM.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:12 AM
I believe the Black Pearl had been set at a November release date, though I may be mistaken.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:15 AM
Looks very similar to the Queen Anne's Revenge though, and might be smaller.
However, the minifigs and black colour scheme are very nice. Davy Jones seems to be wearing a recolour of Blackbeard's hat, so it looks like the tentacle pieces are separate.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:35 AM
The cabin is too weak for me - the windows with white frames look odd to me. Plus the sail above the cabin is placed too high making it look too empty around that area.
It looks like the sails are pretty cool in black, and I hope they don't change them into sails full of holes.
I also love the sides of the ship and of course the minifigs.
Unfortunately, I think the front of the ship looks to bland. I've always loved the front and back of LEGO's ships, but this is too uninteresting.
It looks like the sides of the cabin can open up like the do on SES - nice little play feature.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the cabin from behind - if it looks good I might be more impressed than I am right now.
One thing that could be a positive thing for this set is its somewhat low piececount.
It could mean that it won't be too expensive
Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:40 AM
I'm in the minority, I really like it. I think Lego have done well in breaking up the black by incorporating those bits of grey. I think it has more old school Pirates charm than the QAR due to its simplicity. As others have said, being a prelim pic, the sails may change and I think the ship could possibly be improved by having some subtle variation in the colour of the sails.
The only downside I can see is the lack of an Elizabeth Swann fig, but if I really want one I can pick one up in the small set that's out now.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:53 AM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:47 AM
The BP should have 3 windows on the side at an angle, just to mention a thing.
The colours are fine for me, even in all black it would look cool.
The minifigs of course are great, I really like all the POTC figures that are out now.
Since this is a preliminary picture, I hope TLC will do its best to make it more appealing.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:54 AM
QAR was a 'cash in' set and really quite lazy - but this is worse. Bet is £100 too
I'm no MOC-genius but I could have made a better set...
Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:29 AM
I think it is difficult to judge the design based on this one image, firstly because it is a small image, and I need to see more angles and secondly because it is a preliminary image which means things can change.
If you google images for the Black Pearl it is clearly not a spectacular looking ship, so this is what Lego has to work with. The whole myth in the films about the ship is that it is a rather old looking ghostly pirate ship with completely black hull and black sails. (the ship was only thought to be used in that first movie, no one was expecting any sequels especially considering the epic fails of modern pirate movies before this movie)
Based on this it should be a very black looking Lego ship and this looks Ok until I see some more and final images from more angles that give me better knowledge to judge the model.
The minifigs selection looks really great, Davy Jones plus the hammerhead and what looks to be Bootstrap will be a great addition to the Lego POTC minifigs and a lot more exciting than getting the midget and Cotton for example.
Edited by Dane, 19 June 2011 - 10:29 AM.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:44 AM
I haven't bought any POTC sets because they don't quite gel with my Classics stuff (I like my sets to be more than just 'scenes from movies'), but I'm seriously considering adding this to Brickbeard's fleet.
Comparing the BP with other ships, I think the cabin is too low, though... I think that and the two cannons/three ports are my only real complaints. Otherwise I like it.
Edited by David Thomsen, 19 June 2011 - 11:14 AM.
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