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158 replies to this topic  – Started by Captain Roger , Jan 15 2007 10:03 PM

#1 Captain Roger

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:03 PM

well, i think we could put in a topic all fake lego pirate sets we find in the Net...it would be interesting to see the positive and negative things of that imitations, and see more pirate sets and minifigs...

Fake Skull island: http://www.a-k-shop.com/e/0149.htm

Good points:

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brilliant weapons and yellow parrot
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brown bandana

Bad points:

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Soldiers look terrible and haven't epaulettes
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Cannon looks bad and some pirates have necknails  *n*

Fake imperial outpost: http://www.a-k-shop.com/e/0044.htm

Good points: there aren't

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Awful minifigs

Chinese ship with european pirates: http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Cool captain...brilliant weapons

Bad points: awful ship...european pirates don't work with a chinese ship

Well, if you see more fake pirates, post them here  :)
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#2 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:10 PM

We already have a couple of threads on this topic, is there really a need to start another or can we just use one of the existing threads?


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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:19 PM

you are harsh with me phes...i know there are lots of topics about that fake products...but there aren't a recopilation of fake pirate sets...i am trying to do a recopilation
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:24 PM

I'm not being harsh, I'm just asking a simple question in the interest of housekeeping this forum.  Its my job you see.

I'll leave the thread as it is but if it doesn't attract a decent response then I'll merge it with one of the existing threads.  So it will be up to the users of the Pirate forum to decide on its fate.


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Posted 15 January 2007 - 11:03 PM

All these "Fake sets threads" should be merged so it's all in one convienent place, and that there isn't to much clutter of these things about.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:43 AM

ImperialScouts' response is exactly the kind I was expecting.

However after reading Captain Roger's subsequent posts , what I believe he is attempting to achieve is a compilation of pictures of every single "knock off" we find online, identifying their strong and weak points.  Although the name he chose for this thread and his first post don't make this really clear.

I think the idea has merit but it would take dedication to make this thread work and are there any users who really want to add images from every knock off there is online?


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:46 AM

Maybe its as simple as compiling them all into a brickshelf gallery? Or not.

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#8 Mister Phes

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:19 AM

Brickshelf Folders with many images in them get quite difficult to manage, but yes a dedicated Brickshelf account with an efficient folder structure might be the way to go.

Then we could just copy & paste a link to the thumbnail of each folder into the first post of the thread, then use the image as link back to the folder.

Only problem is that takes time and a degree of dedication.


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:02 PM

We could call the Brickshelf account "The evil knock-off" chamber X-D . But I see, through MisterPhes' explanation in post #6, captain roger's idea.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:39 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jan 16 2007, 03:43 AM, said:

ImperialScouts' response is exactly the kind I was expecting.

However after reading Captain Roger's subsequent posts , what I believe he is attempting to achieve is a compilation of pictures of every single "knock off" we find online, identifying their strong and weak points.  Although the name he chose for this thread and his first post don't make this really clear.

I think the idea has merit but it would take dedication to make this thread work and are there any users who really want to add images from every knock off there is online?

Yes you are rigt phes...that's my idea...
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:55 PM

That's fair enough then, but who is going to be dedicated enough to set this up and keep it updated?


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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:01 PM

That's fair enough then, but who is going to be dedicated enough to set this up and keep it updated?

Its not easy to dedicate oneself to projects like this in the longterm.


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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:46 PM

be sure if i see more fake pirates i'll post them in that topic...i am a pirate, but i am faithful to my promises
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 03:16 AM

View PostCaptain Roger, on Jan 20 2007, 10:46 PM, said:

be sure if i see more fake pirates i'll post them in that topic...i am a pirate, but i am faithful to my promises

Interestingly enough I saw a market stall selling Brickos in Maryborough, Australia (it's a small town north of Brisbane), where I live (for the moment).

They had an exact copy of the Black Seas Barracuda for sale for $AU68, that's about $US55.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:36 AM

But by judging the box art what of quality of this "exact copy" Mr Assamite?  

Did it look satisfactory or really tacky?


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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:00 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Jan 21 2007, 07:36 AM, said:

But by judging the box art what of quality of this "exact copy" Mr Assamite?  

Did it look satisfactory or really tacky?

Didn't want to go near the thing. (BRICKOS make Baby Jesus cry!)  Since they used the same box art, it was hard to tell.  Would have to open it to find out I'll guess.  If it's still there next Trusday I'll do a recon for you.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 11:57 PM

View PostCaptain Roger, on Jan 15 2007, 04:03 PM, said:

some pirates have necknails  *n*

What exactly are neck nails?

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:27 PM

View PostCaptain Roger, on Jan 21 2007, 09:46 AM, said:

be sure if i see more fake pirates i'll post them in that topic...i am a pirate, but i am faithful to my promises

I've been seeing this imitation brands appearing on eBay listings every day yet the first post of this thread hasn't seem to of grown...  At all...


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Posted 26 January 2007 - 11:46 PM

Ok, Phes...I don't usually see ebay because i am happy with my actual pirate sets, only i miss EF...but i am going to put here new sets after searching something in eBay:

rare pirate tower(inspired in an Imperial armada set):

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Good points: nothing...a simple set wothout nothing interesting

Bad Points: the yellow circle on the palm is silly

Lego pirate and ccastle sets:

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Good points: yellow parrot...but isn't a new good point because we saw it in the fake skull island
Bad points: all...soldier without eppaulettes and all sets are an exact copy of original lego sets

Fake Islanders prison

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Good points: the indigo islander minifig is a cool imitation
Bad points: the pirate is pathetic. the set is an exact copy

Pirate raft sailboat:

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Good points: the cup
Bad points: as usually, a bad copy...sometimes that copies have cool accesories...but in that set is only a cup
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 11:29 PM

View PostCaptain Roger, on Jan 27 2007, 10:46 AM, said:

Ok, Phes...I don't usually see ebay because i am happy with my actual pirate sets

So if you don't regularly use eBay then where are you going to regularly obtain pictures of these fake sets in order to keep this thread up-to-date?


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Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:49 AM

Wow, one can see the discrepancy in quality just by looking at the pictures.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:20 AM

View Posth22chen, on Jan 28 2007, 05:49 AM, said:

Wow, one can see the discrepancy in quality just by looking at the pictures.

The brightness of the colour is always weird with these things.  Like looking at lego under halogen lights with a hangover.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:14 AM

No one's awnsered my question yet!


What Are NECK NAILS?!?!?

I searched Google, but all i got was links for dirty sites  :S .
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:50 AM

I think it's like a scarf. Maybe, I don't know, at all.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:50 PM

i wanted to say neckline...sorry
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