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29 replies to this topic  – Started by kevblee , Jan 08 2012 08:27 AM

#1 kevblee

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:27 AM

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First let me start off by saying thanks for all the inspiration one receives from checking out other ship builds on this forum.  It's truly amazing some of what I've seen.  

After 4 months, and hundreds of hours I've completed my first ship.  I wanted to build a "proper" Black Pearl, as I felt the official version was not quite there,  so I used the game and tons of photo ref of the movie ship as inspiration.  

I'm quite happy with the final results.  It has lots of details, and working features.  Both anchors are chained to moving turnstiles, and can be raised and lowered.  It features an accurate forecastle, with a forward set of stairs leading to the lower level.  Lower level features brig, and rear hold for treasure and rum.  Not to mention tons of tiled deck space for cannons.

Each side features 11 opening gun ports, although I only have 4 mounted in the photo.  The main deck will hold 4 large shooting cannons, and could hold other smaller ones.

The capt's cabin has a working door, framed with lanterns, and  has a map and rum table, and quite a bit of room.  Dual staircases go up the upper deck, where I built a clear arched window (behind the mizzenmast) that looks, and lets light in, to the capt's cabin.

The Foremast , and the Main mast have a crows nest, large enough to be manned.

I guess the reason I say hundreds of hours, is because the model has an instruction manual, which I do to several of my models I get really excited about.   The manual is what took me the better part
of two months to create, as it's 108 pages long.  The ship contains over 2,000 parts, many of which are from the official set.

I will attempt to post more pics in the future, or at least on my brickshelf page once I get a chance!  Thanks again for all the inspiration, and enjoy!

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#2 Lord Cutler Beckett

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

Awesome, I really like your version  :pir-wub:  :thumbup:

you're a great help since I also wanted to make a better version of the Pearl. Is it possible for my to use the manual you made for my Pearl :grin_wub: ??

keep up the good work  :thumbup:

Edited by Lord Cutler Beckett, 08 January 2012 - 10:34 AM.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

Wow - that looks so amazing. I can't wait to see close-up pictures.

As far as I can see, I reaaly like your version a whole lot better than LEGO's official version
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:13 PM

It looks so nice! I'd love to see more pictures  :pir-classic:
Redesigning classics, with my own flavor :)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

Could you share with us the building instructions? Anyway, super-huge Black Pearl! It's lovely! :P

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

Fantastic!  I love the photo-editing as well.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

View Postkevblee, on 08 January 2012 - 08:27 AM, said:


It has lots of details, and working features.  Both anchors are chained to moving turnstiles, and can be raised and lowered.  It features an accurate forecastle, with a forward set of stairs leading to the lower level.  Lower level features brig, and rear hold for treasure and rum.  Not to mention tons of tiled deck space for cannons.

Each side features 11 opening gun ports, although I only have 4 mounted in the photo.  The main deck will hold 4 large shooting cannons, and could hold other smaller ones.

The capt's cabin has a working door, framed with lanterns, and  has a map and rum table, and quite a bit of room.  Dual staircases go up the upper deck, where I built a clear arched window (behind the mizzenmast) that looks, and lets light in, to the capt's cabin.
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You managed to get all of that into this ship ?
Sure it's big but I can hardly imagine there's a hold under the gun deck, I'm very curious to more pictures  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:58 PM

it looks great, and like the other members, the photomontage is awesome, but more pictures are needed :pir-tongue:
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#9 Jack Bricker

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:28 PM

Incredible!  I am really impressed with your custom black pearl.  That is the kind of ship I was hoping Lego would come out with.  Great job! :pir-sweet:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

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#11 Hiawatha

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:01 AM

Great ship and good job adding the seaworthy background.

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#12 kevblee

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

Here is a shot of the Pearl from Aft.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

This is an awesome ship! :pir-wub:
It looks exactly like the real beast, fantastic work on the photoshopping too!

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#14 Hass Kabal

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

Congratulations my friend has been very successful.
Here is the LEGO Group would have to do it. But Lego Group took out a very bad the pearl... : (


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

Wow! Great use of parts for a finished look and awesome details. Are you going to sell this manual?

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

@kevblee: nice work. could you please post more (close-up)pictures or upload on brickshelf/mocpages/flickr?

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

Here is a close up shot of the helm.  I will most likely post more pics to my Brickshelf account, and
provide a link, once I get that organized.  thanks!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

It's so awesome. Really, really beautiful  :pir_laugh2:
can't wait for more pics  :pir-sweet:

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

Kevblee: I've been waiting for you to post a few more images before front-paging this impressive ship.  Front-paged!

#20 kevblee

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

I know, trying to get shots worthy enough to post.  Thanks so much!  Here is an overhead shot.


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

Outstanding  :pir-oh:  :pir-wub:
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:52 AM

I agree that TLG Black Pearl was not what I expected and this creation is much closer to how I had pictured the ship....great work.

I am also impressed with the effort you have put in in regards to creating an instruction booklet megablocks well.

I look forward to more pictures and details covering what looks like a great build.

The picture with the heavy seas and fog is also a nice touch.

#23 Captain Heineken

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

She looks really beautiful. :thumbup:

#24 CaptainBermuda

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

Hmmm, that looks almost identical to the Traveler's tales Black pearl  :hmpf_bad:
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

Port side shot coming thru the fog....


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and Cannons ablaze!


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