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#1 Mister Phes

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:10 PM

Build your own LEGO Pirates Animal Battle Pack Survey

Information & Frequently Asked Questions


This survey will end Saturday 22 September at 23:59:59 UTC+0.00


Imagine if the LEGO Group released Animal Battle Packs for themes!

This idea has been discussed amongst LEGO Ambassadors but now it's your turn to provide some speculative input...

The Mission

Determine the ideal LEGO Pirates Animal Battle Pack!

Each animal has been assigned a number of points so you can choose any selection of animals you like, providing the total of points doesn't exceed 14.
You may have less than 14 points if you wish.

Also, feel free to provide your location and age as the LEGO Group finds demographic information useful.

New Animals

There are also some new animals marked in red but feel free to suggest more (in this thread), each with its own point allocation.  The animal must be voted for by at least five people before it is added to the list.

So if someone suggests a new animal you like, SAY SO!

But please only suggest animals that could debut in the LEGO Pirates theme like the monkey and shark did.  Livestock such as chickens, cows, sheep, pigs, etc. are out because they are too general and could easily fit into a wide variety of LEGO themes.


And don't use any of your own suggestions until they've been added to the list



What will happen with this Information?

It will be passed onto the LEGO representatives but there is no guarantee any suggestion will be used, nor will anybody receive acknowledgement or reward for anything that gets used.  So don't expect to receive your Animal Battle Pack in the mail!

How do I start?

Ask all your questions in this thread!  Suggest any new in this thread!

Otherwise, visit the Build your own Pirate LEGO Animal Battle Pack - Survey thread to start.


You may submit ONE Battle Pack per week


5 Points - Existing Creatures

Shark (classic)
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Sawfish
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Manta-ray
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Crocodile/Alligator
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Octopus
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Dolphin
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Mermaid
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5 Points - Proposed Creatures

Whale (of the smaller species)
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Narwhal
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Manatee/Sea Cow
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Hammerhead Shark
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Jaguar
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Sealion
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Sea Serpent
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3 Points - Existing Creatures

Monkey
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3 Points - Proposed Creatures

Turtle
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Albatross
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Pelican
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Capybara
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Dodo
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1 Point - Existing Creatures

Parrot
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Crab
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Snake
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Rat
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Clam
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Fish
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Starfish
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1 Points - Proposed Creatures/Elements

Parrot Shoulder Brace
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Jellyfish
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Seagull
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Toucan
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Lobster/Crayfish
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Gannet
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Capuchin (Small Monkey)
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Example Battle Pack - Totaling 14 Points
1 x Shark (Classic) = 5 points
1 x Monkey = 3 points
1 x Turtle = 3 points
2 x Seagull = 2 points
1 x Fish = 1 points


To submit your Battle Pack visit the Survey Thread


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#2 Jacob Nion

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

New animal: small capuchin monkey, 1 Point.

Useful for every pirat, especially Captain Barbossa.

Edited by Jacob Nion, 25 August 2012 - 02:45 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

Hi!  Every time I go to submit my battle pack, Eurobricks says it cannot determine what thread/topic this goes too... any ideas?


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#4 Mister Phes

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:50 PM

View Postfernlagoon, on 25 August 2012 - 02:42 PM, said:

Hi!  Every time I go to submit my battle pack, Eurobricks says it cannot determine what thread/topic this goes too... any ideas?
Try again now...  Bug should be fixed...


View PostJacob Nion, on 25 August 2012 - 02:42 PM, said:

New animal: small Capuchin monkey, 1 Point.

Like this critter....
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#5 Jacob Nion

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

View PostMister Phes, on 25 August 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:



Like this critter....


More like this

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#6 Mister Phes

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:41 PM

So how would you make that noticeably different to the existing LEGO monkey?  I assumed the existing monkey was supposed to represent a Capuchin.

We need a concept artist!  :pir-classic:


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

Animal packs I think would be a great and popular seller. A Pirate one would be most welcome. :shark:

There are some interesting new animal possibilities, I like the whale and seagull additions.

How about a Kraken/Giant Squid? Or would that be too big? I would imagine something in similar size to a smaller species of whale?

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:37 AM

View PostJacob Nion, on 25 August 2012 - 02:42 PM, said:

New animal: small capuchin monkey, 1 Point.

Useful for every pirat, especially Captain Barbossa.

Capuchin +1

I'm finding I have to use the chimp out of the CMF series, and that just doesn't cut it.
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#9 Mister Phes

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

View PostIron Mac, on 25 August 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:

How about a Kraken/Giant Squid? Or would that be too big? I would imagine something in similar size to a smaller species of whale?

Well there is already a LEGO Octopus (picture below) and that's quite large in comparison to the size of minifigures.  In terms of a Battle Pack you wouldn't want something too big otherwise it would be too expensive or have less animals.
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View PostTyoSolo, on 26 August 2012 - 01:37 AM, said:

Capuchin +1
2 votes for Capuchins!


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

One more vote for the capuchin.
Might I ask why the large shark is not on the list?
We could all do with more minifig eaters :D

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:53 AM

View PostCelesAurivern, on 26 August 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

One more vote for the capuchin.
3 votes and Capuchins have been added to the 1 point list!


View PostCelesAurivern, on 26 August 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

Might I ask why the large shark is not on the list?
It's a size issue - they're too big.  The idea is to create a realistic Animal Battle Pack comparable to the existing minifigure Battle Packs.

You'll observe the current LEGO Pirates Battle Pack doesn't have any overly large elements, presumably because that would be too cost prohibitive.

Put a large shark in there and that pretty much occupies half the Battle Pack.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

View PostMister Phes, on 26 August 2012 - 09:53 AM, said:

It's a size issue - they're too big.
Ah, it's a shame though. The regular sharks are a dime a dozen.
If anything, I'd love to see new or uncommon elements in the battle pack.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:24 PM

View PostCelesAurivern, on 26 August 2012 - 04:14 PM, said:

If anything, I'd love to see new or uncommon elements in the battle pack.
If you read the first post you'll have observed there are ideas for new animals plus the opportunity to suggest your own.

So could you please be more specific when you say "new or uncommon elements"?


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:15 PM

Hey, what happened to the dolphin ? (it's not in the submission tread)
oh well, a narwal would be nice too, less likely though :S

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:19 PM

I would like to see a tiger. Maybe with new kind of pirates from malasya.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

View PostSebeus I, on 26 August 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

Hey, what happened to the dolphin ?
It got away from us, but we got it back.

View PostSebeus I, on 26 August 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

oh well, a narwal would be nice too, less likely though :S
You never know - if enough interest was expressed anything could happen!


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

Would a stingray and poisonous jelly fish be appropriate battle pack animals?

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:17 PM

What about a sea serpent?  I remember seeing a version similar to the old style dragon in some old Lego prototype photos.

The other new ideas I had are already listed.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

What about a Mermaid / Man? I guess that is half Mini-fig but also sort of animal, I assume it would be a 5 point one.

I'd also like to see a large Kraken but I assume that for it to be size effective and realistic it would have to be its own set, a bit like the new LOtR Shelob creature size and complexity.

Thinking of ports where pirates operate either around or from, yes a tiger would fit well, but so would so many other Asian/African large animals like an elephant, Rhino etc so it could almost double as a safari battle pack. But yes I second Tiger.

And Jellyfish.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

View PostMister Phes, on 26 August 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

It got away from us, but we got it back.

Allthough I really want more dolphins I didn't select it now, I saw Jaguar and I was sold  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

View PostMister Phes, on 26 August 2012 - 08:23 AM, said:

Well there is already a LEGO Octopus (picture below) and that's quite large in comparison to the size of minifigures.  In terms of a Battle Pack you wouldn't want something too big otherwise it would be too expensive or have less animals.

I figured it might be too large for a battle pack . :pir-blush:

One new animal, that I think would fit with the jungle animals would be a wild boar/pig. Larger and more robust than the domestic pig with tusks and a fur color/pattern.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:36 AM

Okay. Can I request a necessary pet accessory for the one-point list?


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Parrot shoulder bracket - Also good for shoulder mounted anything.  Alternatively, there could be a new version of the epaulette with studs - but in this age of minifigure detail and diversity, pirates deserve to have their parrots in the proper place.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:29 AM

View PostSpiderSpaceman, on 27 August 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

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That's a pretty neat idea, and has a few other uses... space minifigs could use them for shoulder mounted laser cannons. Also for customised pauldrons. (spellchecker, how do you not know the word 'pauldron'? You are dismissed.)

I think they'd have to be in transparent though, or black or brown...

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:49 AM

New animal, 5 points: Sea Serpent, a classic enemy for pirates and any who sail the seas since the time of the early Greeks. Since it would have to be long and thin, it might have some mechanical problems, unless it was molded into a upright shape with possibly one point of motion.

So my list would be one of uncommon animals:
Sea Serpent
Turtle
Narwhal
Crab

However, I do love the idea of a shoulder bracket. I don't suppose we could give a pirate a pet crab :pir_laugh2:?

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:31 AM

First I need to remind...

Please submit your Battle Packs in the Survey Thread


View Postdr_spock, on 26 August 2012 - 08:06 PM, said:

Would a stingray and poisonous jelly fish be appropriate battle pack animals?
Yes, they would!  They just need 2 more votes each to be approved.

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View PostSpiderSpaceman, on 27 August 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

Okay. Can I request a necessary pet accessory for the one-point list? Parrot shoulder bracket

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View PostDavid Thomsen, on 27 August 2012 - 04:29 AM, said:

That's a pretty neat idea


View PostDraikNova, on 27 August 2012 - 06:49 AM, said:

New animal, 5 points: Sea Serpent, a classic enemy for pirates and any who sail the seas since the time of the early Greeks. Since it would have to be long and thin, it
Three votes! Parrot shoulder brackets are in!


View PostDraikNova, on 27 August 2012 - 06:49 AM, said:

New animal, 5 points: Sea Serpent
Good idea!  But once again it needs 3 votes before you can use it, plus your Battle Pack Submission needs to go in the survey thread

Also, you may submit one Battle Pack per week in the Survey Thread


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