12 ships, 4 fortresses, 2 small islands and over 1000 minifigs filled the scene, a scene to remember I'd say.
Besides the pirates there were many other things to see/do, I provided links to some galleries at the end of this post, be sure to check those out if you want to see more of the whole event.
Contributors to the Pirate Layout:
- J.L. Hornblower La Luna Fortress + Army + baseplates
- Damaximus Mpya Stedor
- Bonaparte Eldorado Fortress + Prince of Whales + Minerve + Xebec
- Synbiote Islanders Island + small farm
- Sebeus I All other ships and responsible for posing minifigures, ships and creating action scenes
- diddesen (didier) Lighthouse
- Jean Marc Nimal no pictures alas...
There were over 6000 vistors during the weekend.
There's so much going on in the layout, too much to describe in one picture so I've taken several, yet most of it can be described in function of a battle between redcoats and bluecoats,
The French frigate Minerve has engaged the british brig Intersector, the redcoats are in for a hard time, the Minerve is bigger and more heavely armed and it gets worse...
The minerve is backed up by the Zephyr!
Yet hope is not lost for the redcoats...
The mighty Prince of Wales is turning about to join the battle.
Eldorado Fortress keeps watch over the naval activities and serves as a base for the redcoats.
It is being supplied by small trading ships.
While the battle at sea rages on something is stirring in the east...
Mpya Stedor, the mighty Kaliphlin port city!
Hundreds of riders are mobilized to support the redcoats on land.
Backed up by a Xebec to provide coastal defense...
...Which is more than welcome since one of the british battleships stranded earlier...
The battle takes place at the notorious French fortress known as La Luna...
Hundreds of redcoats are preparing to fight the battle of their life...
So are the bluecoats...
Both sides have vast numbers...
Yet at La Luna seaside life just goes on.
Farore's Wind is preparing for battle and will soon join the Minerve and Zephyr to counter the Prince of Wales...
However, a third party has risen to claim the sea... the Flying Dutchman will be making the outcome more uncertain than it already was.
I took my job as action scene and minifig poser most serious
Kids like to see these kind of details.
But my favourite scene was this one:
I hope you liked it, either way you should have been there, my pictures really don't do it justice.
I should have known, my pictures are never of great quality when taken with artificial light, you can check the rest of the pictures at Brickshelf.
Hopefully Damaximus will provide some of his pictures as well so I can update this post.
Besides the pirate layout there were many other layouts, stands etc. It was often very busy so I had to guard the layout a lot, I used the opportunity to take pictures of it. If you wish to see more of the event than just the pirate layout you can check out these galleries:
Special thanks to Belug member Tomsche for providing some of the pictures I used in this post.
Edited by Sebeus I, 19 November 2013 - 09:08 AM.