Jump to content


Mini-Contest - Win LEGO! Hurry!


  • Please log in to reply
44 replies to this topic  – Started by Mister Phes , Nov 25 2006 12:17 AM

#1 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • WordPress Wizard


    Posts: 20371
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 25 November 2006 - 12:17 AM

To win simply be the first user to post in this thread and tell us why you deserve to win - you'll also need to say the magic word.


If you have no idea what this about then you should really learn the wonders of RSS Feeds.

#2 furious

furious

    Posts: 114
    Joined: 08-September 08
    Member: 3903

Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:17 AM

I deserve to win why? Well it comes down too two things. One Black Marlin my mothers cat ate my lunch ah arr . . .  I mean homwork. Two I am a huge pirate fan.

Edited by furious, 31 October 2008 - 01:18 AM.


#3 pe668

pe668

    Posts: 138
    Joined: 16-May 08
    Member: 3153
    Country: Australia

Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:20 AM

I deserve to win because I live in Australia where Lego shop @ home is just about the most expensive place on the planet.

Oh and the magic word is Marlin.

#4 Erdbeereis

Erdbeereis
  • Not short in real life


    Posts: 6882
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:26 AM

I deserve to win because I feel am a very nice person and I love LEGO.  :pir-tongue:

Marlin!

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#5 Moose

Moose

    Posts: 114
    Joined: 11-July 08
    Member: 3507
    Country: USA

Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:36 AM

Mike Jacobs is no longer a Florida Marlin, so i should win
Moose

#6 ditto

ditto

    Posts: 97
    Joined: 20-August 08
    Member: 3772

Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:38 AM

I deserve to win because I wanted so many pirate sets when I was young but could not afford to get them.
Now I can have a pirates value pack!

Marlin!

#7 Zorro

Zorro
  • Farewell Dieter!


    Posts: 5757
    Joined: 17-September 08
    Member: 3951
    Country: Belgium

Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:44 AM

I deserve to win because I am the only one to notice that that is not a Swordfish but a painted goldfish with a glued nose on it.

#8 Lego12

Lego12
  • Kill'n George


    Posts: 1587
    Joined: 28-June 08
    Member: 3422
    Country: USA

Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:52 AM

The secret word is Striped Marlin. I deserve to win because  I also like LEGO. I have never gotten a Pirate LEGO set before and I would love to get one! Those sets that you have featured have a special placed in my heart....and in my cabinet....it would be my pleasure to have a Pirate set. If the sets are MISB, as I think they are, I would never open them. I would treasure them with my heart! When the Pirate sets were coming out I was too young and I didn't pay attention to LEGO...its a shame really....do you know what it would mean to me if I won those prizes? It would mean everything in the world to me! So, Mister Phes, I ask you dearly, please let me win this amazing prize....thank you.....


I actually like to go fishing for marlins. I haven't ever cought one, but I have actually seen a  striped marlin and boy, let me tell you, its one of the best things I have ever seen in my life...it just looks magnificent! The fish is a larger group of fishes known as billfish. It is found in tropical and subtropical oceans. They are also called Tetrapturus Audax. They usually feed on Tuna, which they stun and kill.....well I don't want to stray off-topic, but I know a little bit about fishes....right? :grin:

BTW, why is this dated November 24, 2006? Seems odd to me....unless the staff prepared this a long long time ago....in a galaxy far far away! :P

Edited by Lego12, 31 October 2008 - 01:31 PM.

7 years on Eurobricks.

-Lego12

#9 Patriot720

Patriot720

    Posts: 348
    Joined: 19-August 08
    Member: 3758
    Country: USA

Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:14 AM

In haste, I decided to sell all of my old lego pirate sets. The lady had an $150 offer in her hands- just begging to become part of my college savings.. Ever since then I have yearned for the sweetness of Lego Pirates. Lego is the joy in my life, and pirates is the center of that joy. [I hope my wife doesn't kill me for saying that]. I deserve to win this contest. Oh, and by the way I seem to be catching a cold. *cough* the secret word is *cough* Striped Marlin *cough*

pat :pir-classic:

Edited by xpatriot720x, 31 October 2008 - 09:54 PM.


#10 WisrthanU

WisrthanU

    Posts: 110
    Joined: 18-May 08
    Member: 3158

Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:32 AM

Striped Marlins are the greatest fish of the sea... I deserve to win because I completely missed out on the first pirates wave and would like to build pirates soon. Please!

Edited by WisrthanU, 31 October 2008 - 02:33 AM.


#11 Trexxen

Trexxen

    Posts: 588
    Joined: 08-October 07
    Member: 2060
    Country: USA

Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:46 AM

I deserve to win because, unlike many people here who are passionate about the line, I myself have never had the chance to own a Pirate set. I reached "lego age" just as Pirates were going out of style, and even at that golden age (of 4) I couldn't because my parents were more interested in buying me the bulk bricks than the sets, and so I couldn't experience them. Today I save my money for Pirate sets, but it's a slow process - I don't have a job yet, though not for a lack of trying. Pirate sets to me truly are the pinnacle of lego - they had everything that made a lego set great, and everything that made a Pirate toy great. The only thing I could daresay they were missing was a striped Marlin, but that's forgivable...

Truly one of Lego's greatest achievements.

~Trexxen
Back from Hiatus! =D
"All you little 'superheroes', fall short without all them 'zeroes'; a pie in the sky is your brave new world..." - Sonata Arctica, Zeroes

#12 Lt. de Martinet

Lt. de Martinet

    Posts: 119
    Joined: 22-October 08
    Member: 4201
    Country: USA

Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:16 AM

I think I deserve to win because:

1. I love everything pirate, LEGO or not.
2. I love all historic LEGO, including castle (and pirate, of course.)
3. I never really had the chance to get any pirate LEGO, as I started liking LEGO after the pirate theme had ended.
4. I have never really won a LEGO prize :pir-cry_sad:.
5. ...I really want it!


The magic word is "please".

...What? That's not it? How about "thank you"?

No?

*grabs a striped marlin and slaps Mr. Phes with it*
Posted Image

#13 Norrington

Norrington
  • Azufre Village Idiot


    Posts: 2032
    Joined: 07-October 06
    Member: 1009
    Country: America

Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:50 AM

I deserve to win because I do. And the Magic word is obviously Hugh Laurie. Just in case, it could also be Marlin. Or please.
Just returned from a 3 or so year dark age, so just getting back into the swing of things. :)

0o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o0
~Proprieter of Norrington's Fine Minifig Clothiers. Please visit my thread .~
~My MOCpages~My Maj Gallery~My Fan-Fiction.net Gallery~My Photobucket~My Brickshelf~My Youtube~


#14 Kliq

Kliq

    Posts: 320
    Joined: 06-November 07
    Member: 2155
    Country: United States

Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:09 AM

Quote

Marlin!

I deserve to win because not only is the pirate set portion of the prize a set that I have been ebaying and searching for, for a long time, but I have a nice Dragon Knight collection that would greatly appreciate this one of a kind addition.  Surely many of us could say the same things, but I truly feel I am a valuable member of the forum, participating in set reviews, as well as MOCs made by various members of both Classic-Pirates.com and the mother site, Eurobricks.  I might not be one of the most popular members, or someone who has been able to collect every last classic set there is, but I am someone who can appreciate what is given to me, especially when that something belongs to a theme that I love.  Ever since I received my first Pirate set, I was hooked.  Once those sets were discontinued, I wondered if they would ever be resurrected.  It was only within the last year or so that I had found Bricklink to truly fullfill my (for lack of a better word) lust for the theme.  Now I find out that Pirates are coming back!  Even so, classic pirates will always have that special place in my heart, and by winning this contest I will be able to have one of those cherished Classic-Pirates sets.  Thanks for considering me!

Edited by Kliq, 31 October 2008 - 04:14 AM.


#15 Scouty

Scouty
  • 6 weeks late to the party!


    Posts: 7907
    Joined: 24-July 06
    Member: 863

Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:22 AM

Why do I deserve to win? Well, LEGO is great and I love it. Especially you can make anything out of them, like a Striped Marlin, which is also known as Istiophoridae. I am filled with glee with the return of Pirates and hope it continues on a long run.

Go LEGO!
.Posted Image
"Mr. Nowhere" John Doe >:] | Bruno Bear, the watchmaker | Sassy Cooter | Scar Mimitsus >:] |
First Officer Commander Cameron Walters :3 | Casey Cat, Puuurfect painter | Sveinn, the Uninspired :3 | Scouty | L'il Scouty | Langston Lionheart >:]

#16 furious

furious

    Posts: 114
    Joined: 08-September 08
    Member: 3903

Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:15 AM

The striped marlin, Tetrapturus Audax is what the picture is of.

The picture was painted from a story by Ernest Hemingway story. To be honest I have no Idea.  :pir-tongue:

This is my second go. I better get this right.
Posted Image

That is a link to the wiki entry for the picture.

More info on the fish.

The striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, is a species of marlin found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface. It is a large commercial game fish with a record weight (at 1982) of 190 kg, and a maximum length of 420 cm.
The striped marlin's body is metallic blue-black above, and silvery below, with 15 to 20 narrow lavender vertical stripes. The upper jaw is extended to form a sword-like bill which makes up about 17% of the total length. The fins are dark blue-black. The front of the first dorsal fin is high, reducing rapidly to a much lower fin which continues almost to the second dorsal fin which is set well back. The long scythe-like pectoral fins can be folded back flat against the body, and the pelvic fins are each reduced to a single elongate ray. There are 2 strengthening keels on the caudal peduncle.
Striped marlins primarily feed on cephalopods and fish, especially tuna, which they stun and kill with side to side slashing movements of their bill.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Istiophoridae
Genus: Tetrapturus
Species: T. audax

Binomial name
Tetrapturus audax
Philippi, 1887

I would like to win the comp because a fan of Lego. My favourite are Technic and Pirates. Also I recently had a car crash plus in two weeks I have a big Taxation exam. Not just taxation 101 but advanced taxation.


:pir-cry_sad:

Edited by furious, 31 October 2008 - 08:27 AM.


#17 Captain Zuloo

Captain Zuloo
  • god for 10


    Posts: 4330
    Joined: 19-July 07
    Member: 1816
    Country: Australia

Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:23 AM

Are you aware that you posted almost the exact same thing twice? I would recommend you don't do that in future as it is a good way to annoy the staff.

Posted Image

Brick Expo 2011 - Australia's BIGGEST LEGO Expo!
www.brickexpo.com.au


#18 furious

furious

    Posts: 114
    Joined: 08-September 08
    Member: 3903

Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:30 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Oct 31 2008, 06:23 PM, said:

Are you aware that you posted almost the exact same thing twice? I would recommend you don't do that in future as it is a good way to annoy the staff.

Command C played a trick on me. It is after all Halloween.

#19 Captain Zuloo

Captain Zuloo
  • god for 10


    Posts: 4330
    Joined: 19-July 07
    Member: 1816
    Country: Australia

Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:52 AM

Regardless, you should have edited your first post.

Posted Image

Brick Expo 2011 - Australia's BIGGEST LEGO Expo!
www.brickexpo.com.au


#20 Guss

Guss
  • One armed pirate


    Posts: 2649
    Joined: 05-September 08
    Member: 3895
    Country: Switzerland

Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:14 AM

Quote

To win simply be the first user to post in this thread and tell us why you deserve to win - you'll also need to say the magic word.

Huh... that's a strange game^^

I think I lost^^ I just woke up :P

I Subscribed to the Rss feedback but I sadly don't watch it when I sleep XD

it seems that the magic word is

"Furious" said:

The striped marlin, Tetrapturus Audax is what the picture is of.
( I found the picture here : http://fr.wikipedia....arlin_(poisson) ! tadadam )
I copied on furious ? me ? how dare do you accuse me !  :pir-oh:  I'll never do this kind of thing! I swear ! I sure knew that it was a striped marlin ( Tetrapturus Audax ) . ah ah ah  :grin: )

why do I deserve it ? mhh..

because I have no job so I can't buy lego ( well, not a lot)
because I lost all my pirate collection
because My mother sold them when I left home without asking me...
because I have a headache, because I love lego,
because I secretly love Mister phred ( well.. not really ... but if it increase my chances of winning  :tongue: )
because I said a second magic word, Please :P
because I'm going to die ( I didn't say when ^^ )
because I'm very sympathic and everyone loves me ! no ? that's not true ? oh ...
EDIT : also because I'll make mocs with it! the world needs more pirates mocs!

well...
I know that I'll surely don't have it ( I'm not the first who wrote ^^ )
but at least I tried (and it was fun to write a stupid post like this^^ )

Edited by Guss, 31 October 2008 - 06:37 PM.

Posted Image

#21 Talon Karrde

Talon Karrde

    Posts: 87
    Joined: 08-October 08
    Member: 4094
    Country: Albion

Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:04 AM

View Postfurious, on Oct 31 2008, 08:15 AM, said:

The striped marlin, Tetrapturus Audax is what the picture is of.

The picture was painted from a story by Ernest Hemingway story. To be honest I have no Idea.  :pir-tongue:

This is my second go. I better get this right.
Posted Image

That is a link to the wiki entry for the picture.

More info on the fish.

The striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, is a species of marlin found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface. It is a large commercial game fish with a record weight (at 1982) of 190 kg, and a maximum length of 420 cm.
The striped marlin's body is metallic blue-black above, and silvery below, with 15 to 20 narrow lavender vertical stripes. The upper jaw is extended to form a sword-like bill which makes up about 17% of the total length. The fins are dark blue-black. The front of the first dorsal fin is high, reducing rapidly to a much lower fin which continues almost to the second dorsal fin which is set well back. The long scythe-like pectoral fins can be folded back flat against the body, and the pelvic fins are each reduced to a single elongate ray. There are 2 strengthening keels on the caudal peduncle.
Striped marlins primarily feed on cephalopods and fish, especially tuna, which they stun and kill with side to side slashing movements of their bill.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Istiophoridae
Genus: Tetrapturus
Species: T. audax

Binomial name
Tetrapturus audax
Philippi, 1887

I would like to win the comp because a fan of Lego. My favourite are Technic and Pirates. Also I recently had a car crash plus in two weeks I have a big Taxation exam. Not just taxation 101 but advanced taxation.


:pir-cry_sad:

It is called "The Old Man and the Sea" and have you read that book, because EVERYONE should, it is a triumph of twentieth century literature!
We're gonna need a lot of mescaline for this...

Flickr

My Blog

#22 eti

eti

    Posts: 277
    Joined: 04-April 08
    Member: 2975

Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:40 AM

I deserve to win because I have no idea how an article about RSS feeds should give me better understanding of a magic word that is, apparently, 'striped marlin'. Hey, I don't even know what 'striped marlin' means and even though I followed the link AND followed the next link to classic-pirates.com I am still in the mist.
Anyways, let me be the first to say the magic word: Abracadabra.

#23 JimBee

JimBee
  • Shroom Eating Cultist


    Posts: 10233
    Joined: 07-January 08
    Member: 2436
    Country: USA

Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:31 PM

Striped Marlin... I think I should win because I never got a Pirate set, and would love to get one, especially since my chances of winning the PTV contest are very slim. Pirates are so cool. Oh, and Mister Phes is really awesome, probably the coolest guy out there. I know he's cool because he sends out Pirate sets. :thumbup: What an amazing guy...

Posted ImagePosted Image
Currently playing Hybros, 54-year-old male imp Alchemist, and

Jinnipher Buchaire, 76-year-old female Moon Elven Knight

in the Heroica RPG

Wiki


#24 The Pirate Shack

The Pirate Shack

    Posts: 14
    Joined: 02-June 08
    Member: 3226
    Country: USA

Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:35 PM

I deserve to win because I never had any lego pirates! A Marlin probably has more lego pirates than I do (cause if he has any, thats more than I have). I will blog all about my new-old lego pirates on The Pirate Shack: http://pirates.sakraft.com/

#25 QuartermasterRobert

QuartermasterRobert

    Posts: 135
    Joined: 05-March 08
    Member: 2844

Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:09 PM

I don't deserve to win. I am a lowly and humble man.

And honestly, whats with all the marlins?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links