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15 replies to this topic  – Started by Brickington , Nov 19 2012 07:26 PM

#1 Brickington

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

I recently bought the Battle of the Helms Deep and I want to change it into something piraty. I have other  random castle bricks (for stone and etc.) to help with the change. I love redcoats and I kinda wanted to build something with them. And I also have Lego Soldiers Fort 6242 to help out with the moc. Any ideas would be appreciated. :bonaparte: Happy Eurobricking!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

Wow.. that's the expensive one :wink:
I guess You didn't buy it just to turn it into Pirates? :wink:

Well, there's definitely a lot of bricks... but not much that could inspire... I'd say that this tower is an obvious material to create a nice lighthouse..
As for your walls... these could be turned into some kind of a fort...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

Ok, there's start, any more ideas?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

You wouldn't need to do much to "piratize" 9474 Battle of the Helms Deep except for replace the minifigures.  Maybe add some tropical plants and pirate-themed creatures.  :pir-classic:

6242 Soldiers Fort would be good for such accessories, but in terms of structure, the white bricks might be a bit limiting due to the colour contrast.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Well it basically depends on what kind of other materials do you have... there's not much to take out of this set... definitelly not the minifigures :wink:
Or perhaps it could serve as a huge vault for hidden treasure :look: Then Urukhais ( or whatever their names was ) could serve as some kind of creatures protecting it from the greedy ones...
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

I do agree. It is basically a fort already. Just add some pirate accessories and figs, and you got your set. Using the soldier's fort bricks you can add a nice dock and prison tower. I also like Mazin's idea of leaving the urukhai as native creatures the redcoats could fight.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Ok, I have pretty big table and I am going to get some blue base-plates for water. I am going to make a Diorama. I will transfer my soldier fort into something near the dock. And then with my Helm's Deep and other stone pieces, I will make either a huge fort or town. I will post it when I start!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

I have yet to acquire the set, but I think one could modify Hornburg into a nice seaside fortress by turning the ramp that goes to the gates to curve the other way and build the seashore to go along its outer curve to the root of the walls. Then add some cannons on the battlements and a signal fire on the top of the tower (removing the down-facing horns altogether). And change the flags, of course.

On a second thought, one cannot change the curve of the ramp with the parts provided. In that case I might scrap the whole ramp and add some wooden docks instead.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Ok, I will keep that in mind! Thank you everybody for your ideas!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

I think that it would be nice to build up under the walls some rocks. this would allow a nice descent into the water and define the shoreline. also you might want the modify the soldier's fort with grey so it better matches the 9474.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

View PostTheLegoNinja, on 20 November 2012 - 09:38 PM, said:

I think that it would be nice to build up under the walls some rocks. this would allow a nice descent into the water and define the shoreline. also you might want the modify the soldier's fort with grey so it better matches the 9474.
Yes, the white wouldn't really go well with the grey of helm's deep
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

I defiantly won't start until December 5ish, I have to get my ToRIII comic in first. What should I do with my Soldiers Fort white pieces, then?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

Save them I guess. Its Always good to have spare bricks! Or, if you want to use them, you can perhaps make another outpost or fort for the bluecoats or whoever else is fighting your redcoats.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

I I should have them for the blue coats, I will post pictures when I start building!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

Sounds great! Remember to post it as a MOD when you're done.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

Some minor adjustments an your good to go. Add bushes, jungle plants, a couple parrots or monkeys, replace some of midevil features with pirate ones (Such as cannons, flags) and add some pirate minifigs.


I could definatley see a dock out front.

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