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Which LEGO Pirate captain is your favorite?


80 replies to this topic  – Started by Captain Roger , Nov 18 2012 10:27 PM

Poll: Which LEGO Pirate captain is your favorite? (125 member(s) have cast votes)

What pirate captain do you prefer?

  1. Captain Roger/Redbeard (63 votes [50.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.40%

  2. Captain Ironhook (9 votes [7.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.20%

  3. Captain Brickbeard (24 votes [19.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.20%

  4. Captain Pete (9 votes [7.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.20%

  5. Pirate Captain of Minifigue series (20 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

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#51 TeufelHund

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

Ahhhrrrrrr...Cap'n Pete is no LEGO captain. Any scurvy Dog worth his sea salt knows that a LEGO captain needs a peg leg, hook *and* eye patch. "Cap'n" Pete is third rate at best.

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#52 R4-P44

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:08 AM

Captain Redbeard mostly for lego racers nostalgia  :classic:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

View PostR4-P44, on 28 November 2012 - 01:08 AM, said:

Captain Redbeard mostly for lego racers nostalgia  :classic:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

President, er Captain Redbeard, by far.  (if you're wondering about the president part, Redbeard was one of four minifigs I had that survived the great givaway at the end of my first dark age, along with my sig fig, my brother's sig fig and my custom Gandalf minifig...  When I got back to collecting LEGO a few years later, I made Redbeard the President of the Federal Repbublic of America, which is on the map in my profile).

I just love Redbeard's torso and hat as well as the brown epaulettes... Very useful parts they are.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:10 AM

I chose Captain Pete. He looks a bit different from the others (and a lot younger) so I chose him :).
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

Being that I like classic pirates a lot more then the newer stuff, Im gonna say Captain Redbeard. He cathces my eye so to speak lol He is probably my favorite pirate minifigure too.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

Of course I like Redbeard most because he is from my childhood. Of the modern designs, I am going to have to say Brickbeard though.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

View PostBrig. Brick, on 19 November 2012 - 05:59 PM, said:

I alway thought that Ironhook is a kind of Roger but pauperized... the rags in the shirt and the copy of the face (the hair, eyepatch) the lack of the same hand and leg (not always but you get the idea)... well, maybe Ironhook is the RogerĀ“s sibling

I thought the same thing, actually - I'd long assumed the minifigures listed here as Roger/Redbeard and Ironhook represented the same character, with Ironhook simply being Redbeard after his ship got wrecked or sank, or his crew mutinied or something. I don't have a great many of the "classic" Pirate sets, though, and none of the comics and such from that era, and I haven't really gotten around to researching the backstory lore of the theme yet. I do at least have a couple apiece of Roger / Redbeard (Roger Redbeard?) and Ironhook, though, from the "Filming a Pirate Scene" Studios promo polybag and the reissue of Enchanted Island, respectively.

View PostCaptain Fortune, on 20 November 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

My vote is for the Captain Roger, but I think that we all know that Roger and BrickBeard are the same person. I think that Lego simply wanted to renew his awesome but old-fashioned Captain.

I'd also wondered about this, actually. When the 2009 line came out I thought it was possible the captain was meant to be the same one as the classic Roger/Redbeard/Ironhook, just updated to reflect the later LEGO minifigure design style. Perhaps Roger, Redbeard, Ironhook and Brickbeard really are all the same guy?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

View PostBlondie-Wan, on 30 November 2012 - 11:59 AM, said:

I thought the same thing, actually - I'd long assumed the minifigures listed here as Roger/Redbeard and Ironhook represented the same character, with Ironhook simply being Redbeard after his ship got wrecked or sank, or his crew mutinied or something.
I was surprised that Redbeard and Ironhook had different names, because I had always assumed that one was just the other with a slight makeover. And there are enough parallels between the 2009 Pirates line and the original Pirates line to conclude that one took inspiration from the other.

I think this poll is about minifigure design rather than character, though. So it's like, which Superhero figure do you like the best, and listing all the Batmans individually.

I don't think the Minifigure 'Pirate Captain' is anyone but himself, though. He just has a lot of the same features because, how else are you going to represent a Pirate Captain?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

Ironhook and Roger aren't the same guy. Ironhook has brown hair, and Roger has red hair. By the way, roger fought against Ironhook in the 1993 Lego Japanese TV commercial:


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

View PostCaptain Roger, on 30 November 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

Ironhook and Roger aren't the same guy. Ironhook has brown hair, and Roger has red hair. By the way, roger fought against Ironhook in the 1993 Lego Japanese TV commercial:
So they do have different hair colour. I hadn't realised that before, I never had Ironhook and the picture on the first page is misleading.

I love the anime-esque sound effects on that commercial.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

You may notice better with this images:

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PS: Ironhook has a pegleg in some sets only. In another sets, he has both legs
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

View PostCaptain Roger, on 02 December 2012 - 03:06 PM, said:

You may notice better with this images:
PS: Ironhook has a pegleg in some sets only. In another sets, he has both legs

As far as I know, this version of Ironhook is from Renegade Runner (6268) and Raft Raiders (6261).
I don't have any of these sets, so it's not much I can say about them.

I have Enchanted Island (6278) and Forbidden Cove (6264), and there Captain Ironhook has the same head with Captain Roger.
So, there are two different captains because they have different faces and some of them has a pegleg?

Since I never had 6268 or 6261, me too I never noticed that there's an Ironhook with a different face than Captain Roger.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

I have both versions, but I hadn't noticed this before. Perhaps its an error on LEGO's part? The color at least could be an error, and maybe he lost a leg to the islanders as part of the story?
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

This is a great poll and it needs to be...

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

As for Captains I'd have to say that the Collectible Minifigure Captain is my favorite. I never really had any of the Classic-Pirate minifigures or sets growing up, but I can sympathize with others choices for the more classic captains. If I had them as a kid I'd probably be more inclined to vote for one of them.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

For me it is Captain Ironhook, partly because he was in the very first Lego I got, when I was a kid, but I like him most also overall.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

View Postmoschino, on 02 December 2012 - 08:22 PM, said:

As far as I know, this version of Ironhook is from Renegade Runner (6268) and Raft Raiders (6261).
I don't have any of these sets, so it's not much I can say about them.

I have Enchanted Island (6278) and Forbidden Cove (6264), and there Captain Ironhook has the same head with Captain Roger.
So, there are two different captains because they have different faces and some of them has a pegleg?

Since I never had 6268 or 6261, me too I never noticed that there's an Ironhook with a different face than Captain Roger.

I wrote a post about this yesterday but it has lost.

In 6278 EB review photos, Ironhook has red hair:

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=16461

in 6264 EB review photos, he has brown hair instead.

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=34869

i bought 6278 in 1994 and Ironhook has brown hair in my set. He appears with brown hair in both set boxes
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

It looks like good ole Captain Roger is the favorite!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:14 AM

Captain Roger! :pir-sweet:

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

I just discovered a thread on the very last page of this forum, called 'Third Pirate Captain'. It's from 2005 and there was discussed that there is another captain in the 6281 Perilous Pitfall Set.

If you include Captn Pete to the circle of pirate captains then this one certainly belongs to it too.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Wasn't that guy also a member of Redbeard's crew on the Redbeard Runner?
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Yes he was. But without the captains hat and the peg leg. So some members stated that he was a mutinous crew member, who became captain after the ship stranded or something like this.

He seems to be the forgotten mutinous Lego Captain.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:37 AM

Redbeard Runner was also Redbeard's last ship right? That would make sense if it was.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

Captain Redbeard all the way! One of the only captains to ever command a race car... :laugh:
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

View PostCaptain Heineken, on 24 December 2012 - 10:06 AM, said:

I just discovered a thread on the very last page of this forum, called 'Third Pirate Captain'. It's from 2005 and there was discussed that there is another captain in the 6281 Perilous Pitfall Set.

I think he looks like Captain Kirk! :laugh:

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