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12 replies to this topic  – Started by operrier , Jul 05 2011 05:44 PM

#1 operrier

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:44 PM

Hello there!

Here's my entry for the contest. As almost all my LEGOs are currently used for Harry Potter's MOCs, I didn't have enough pieces to make a pirate set. However, I decided to do a small one on Lego Digital Designer. It's called "Just Good Business" and it represents the scene from At World's End when The Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman attack the HMS Endeavour (and later destroy it).

I know it's a bit small but I liked how they made the little ships in the PotC Lego video game. Also, it was the only way to represent that scene with the restrictions we had. If you like it, I may post "The Kraken Attack", "The Queen Anne's Revenge" and other similar MOCs on this forum when the contest will be done.

If I win, I'd like the Mill set.

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#2 MstrOfPppts

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:02 PM

Hey this is an interesting entry. I like the design and the idea also the realization is quite good. I'd only change the canons. Instead of the round studs and the light placers, I'd use a 1x1 brick with a technic hole through and put the technic pins into them. I also think the middle ship should not only be taller but also a bit longer and wider then the other two. For you it won't be hard to do a little fix here and there, since it's all digital. Didn't know digital entries are allowed though. I see I haven't checked the rules for a long time ... and now my entry is almost finished!

Good luck in the contest!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:12 PM

View PostMstrOfPppts, on 05 July 2011 - 06:02 PM, said:

Hey this is an interesting entry. I like the design and the idea also the realization is quite good. I'd only change the canons. Instead of the round studs and the light placers, I'd use a 1x1 brick with a technic hole through and put the technic pins into them. I also think the middle ship should not only be taller but also a bit longer and wider then the other two. For you it won't be hard to do a little fix here and there, since it's all digital. Didn't know digital entries are allowed though. I see I haven't checked the rules for a long time ... and now my entry is almost finished!

Good luck in the contest!


Damn you just picked the scene I was making a MOC on, still we have diffrent MOC's
So I'm  not going to change from ideas ATM.

I like your pretty much, thanks for sharing.

Greetz Bjornu

Edited by Bjornu, 05 July 2011 - 06:13 PM.

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#4 Captain Genaro

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:09 PM

You are much better with LDD than I am. I can never seem to get that program to like me.

Anyways, I really like the MOC. I think that it's clever the way that you made the ships in micro scale so that they would all fit. I think that you did a great job on the ships using the different parts for the sails, cannonballs, and the sterns. To sum it up, this is how I would imagine these ships in micro scale.

The one thing that bothers me is the water. I don't like the aerial view of it. Maybe you could try using some SNOT and making the waves a bit more connected if that's possible with LDD. Also, if you can, I think that you should have the Endeavor blowing up and parts flying into the water.

Good luck in the voting!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:17 PM

Nicely done, I love how you used that crab on the Flying Dutchman's stern, perfect, I suppose some of the parts you use don't actually excist in those colors, I would've opted for a larger scale, so more detail could be added.
use the max space (32x32) you know.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:03 PM

Could you please deeplink your pictures so that we can see them without clicking the link?
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#7 operrier

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:28 AM

So, I've read all your comments and suggestions to improve my MOC. Here's some pictures of what I changed. You can find more of them here. I'd like to have feedback from you guys to know what to keep and what to remove.

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Following Captain Genaro's suggestion, I changed the water. I hope it looks better like that.

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Following MstrOfPppts' suggestion, I made the HMS Endeavour bigger. The only problem is that now I think it looks too big. Anyway tell me which one you prefer.

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Again following Captain Genaro, I blew up some parts of the Endeavour to represent its destruction. I'd like to know if you prefer the ship before or during its destruction.

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Again following MstrOfPppts' suggestion, I replaced the cannons on all the ships. I think its better like that.

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Just a complete view of the new version of my Moc.


So now please tell me what you think I should keep or not!

Edited by operrier, 07 July 2011 - 03:29 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:14 PM

You're very good with LDD, operrier. :thumbup: Very nice ships, especially for such a scale. The colours and style of each ship are just perfect. If I were you, I would use the latest version (new cannons and trans-blue water), but using the old design of the HMS Endeavour. Good luck and I'm looking forward to those LEGO Harry Potter creations! :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:20 PM

Wow, this is far better than the first thing! Don't forget to update the first post with these pics (since I think those are the ones used to link to from the voting thread).

When I suggested making the Endeavour bigger I had in mind something like 3 studs :) But I know it's hard to find pieces that are 3 studs wide to connect everything and to create the curves. Still I think this version is better then the first - it was just too tiny ... Also the destruction and flying parts looks great.

I also like how you removed the cannonballs "paths" - that's not possible creating the MOC in real :D

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:52 AM

View PostMatn, on 07 July 2011 - 08:14 PM, said:

You're very good with LDD, operrier. :thumbup: Very nice ships, especially for such a scale. The colours and style of each ship are just perfect. If I were you, I would use the latest version (new cannons and trans-blue water), but using the old design of the HMS Endeavour. Good luck and I'm looking forward to those LEGO Harry Potter creations! :pir_laugh2:

That's funny how everybody says I'm good with LDD as I've just learned how to use it a week ago XD But thanks anyway.

I will in fact change the water and I'll try to decide myself for the Endeavour.

For my Harry Potter MOCs, I'm beginning to do all of them on LDD so I can destroy them to do something else. I will try to post them on the licensed forum as soon as possible!

View PostMstrOfPppts, on 07 July 2011 - 10:20 PM, said:

Wow, this is far better than the first thing! Don't forget to update the first post with these pics (since I think those are the ones used to link to from the voting thread).

When I suggested making the Endeavour bigger I had in mind something like 3 studs :) But I know it's hard to find pieces that are 3 studs wide to connect everything and to create the curves. Still I think this version is better then the first - it was just too tiny ... Also the destruction and flying parts looks great.

I also like how you removed the cannonballs "paths" - that's not possible creating the MOC in real :D

I tried to do it with 3 studs but it was too difficult as the pieces I used originally were almost all 2 studs. With 4 studs I just needed to put them it he middle. Anyway I'm trying to decide which version of the HMS Endeavour to chose. I don't have a lot of time to decide!

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:27 AM

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What I like the most is its prow, but I must say that the stern is also well done. I'm quite impressed by the effect you've achieved by using only 2 colours.
HMS ENDAVOUR
Its prow is maybe a bit too wide, but I know how difficult accurate building in micro-scale may be, and I love the fish there! I also like the sails and stern.
DUTCHMAN
First thing I noticed are some details, like the teeth at the prow and a crab.  :pir-classic: Its colours are also well selected.

In all three ships I like the portholes. I'd only maybe move the ships a bit, only 1 stud forward or back, because when standing neatly in row they may look a bit strange.
The water is also wel done now, I mean the colour and the waves as well.
Good job, good luck!

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:52 AM

I absolutely love this MOC! I am a huge fan of mini LEGO pirate ship MOCing! But to get in to detail, I really love how you made the HMS Endeavor itself, including the sails and cannons.
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View PostCaptain Spyro, on 20 June 2015 - 07:52 AM, said:

I absolutely love this MOC! I am a huge fan of mini LEGO pirate ship MOCing! But to get in to detail, I really love how you made the HMS Endeavor itself, including the sails and cannons.
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