After countless emails, several hours spent over skype, 4 photo shootings and a few extra hours of Photoshop... I am glad to be finally able to present you our entry in this challenging contest!
The Shark Reef
“Black Jim”, also known as “Shadow Jim”, Captain of the « Sea Disgrace » ended up stranded atop the Shark Reef following a course plot error from his first officer Charles Cooks. Charles is a former navigator of the Royal Navy who got fired because of a bad drinking habit… on the day of the wreck, he wanted to try a new shortcut to get to Tortuga faster because he was out of Rhum.
The moral of this story is that you should never trust a drunk navigator.. but if you do, make sure he’s well stocked with liquor.
So here they are now, stuck on this lonely reef. Black Jim sometimes flogs his slave to kill the time and keep his spirit up while Charles dreams of Rhum bottles and keeps plotting courses the Disgrace will never take.
Detailed views of 6Kyubi6's entry
Captain Black Jim, flogging his slave.
And here are the detailed views of my entry.
The general idea behind this set is that you can combine it in several ways. The two halves of the ship are connected via a technic pin hidden in the rocks. The "Shark head" reef on the other hand can be moved around and attached about anywhere you want to the other parts thanks to the small rock connection (the one with the cross and skull).
I must say that I completely underestimated the complexity of this challenge as designing the sets was only the beginning. Being able to present our idea in a convincing way turned out to be a much greater difficulty. Anyway, I am proud of what we achieved to do, I hope you guys like it!
A big thanks to my partner in crime, for all his advices as well as all the picture edits.
Thank you to Eurobricks for this opportunity and best of luck to all in the contest!
Edited by Capt. Stabbin, 30 March 2014 - 05:18 AM.