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174 replies to this topic  – Started by Mister Phes , Apr 06 2014 12:21 PM

#126 David Thomsen

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:31 AM

So it's the 1st of May, at least in my part of the world, they should have made their decision by now. Best case scenario, they tell us who won, along with pictures of the entire pirate range. 2nd best, they at least show us the ship we named. 3rd best, they only let us know the name of the ship. Worst case scenario, they don't actually tell us who won for half a year...
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#127 Mister Phes

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:10 AM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on 01 May 2014 - 07:31 AM, said:

So it's the 1st of May, at least in my part of the world, they should have made their decision by now.
Apparently they will Email me once the information is ready to be published.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:11 AM

I'd be so happy if I would win Posted Image .
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#129 Mister Phes

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:59 PM

and the WINNER IS...

The Brick Bounty

Please congratulate legobuffproductions. He will receive a signed version of the undisclosed pirate set when it comes out in 2015. And obviously the chance to have their name suggestion be the name of the actual LEGO pirate ship… We cannot make any promises, but we’ve been told that the designers REALLY like the name. So fingers crossed!

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#130 tkatt

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:26 PM

Maybe I'm just sour that my suggestion didn't win, but this name seems unimaginative, unoriginal, and boring. It's basically Brickbeards Bounty without the beard.
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:40 PM

View Posttkatt, on 01 May 2014 - 04:26 PM, said:

Maybe I'm just sour that my suggestion didn't win, but this name seems unimaginative, unoriginal, and boring. It's basically Brickbeards Bounty without the beard.

Sign. Its terrible lame.
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

That... sounds like the last one... shaven... hope this doesn't mean a further reduction of the target age...
Nah, got to show a little faith, as long as it isn't 4 juniors, it's going to be great!
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:40 PM

Oh man. I hate to be negative, but I don't like it at all. It's almost the exact same name as the last ship. :( Seems like a missed opportunity here.

#134 David Thomsen

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:50 PM

Glad I'm not the only one who finds the name a little unimaginative... makes me wonder why I spent two hours brainstorming original names... Posted Image
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

If anyone has a ReBrick account (whoever entered the contest obviously does), you can post your feedback in the comments section of the Winner Announcement blog post.

That way your feedback will get back to the people who judged the entries, but please do so politely and objectively.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:35 PM

I serieously dont like that name, there's already Bricks Beards Bounty.
They should seriously have a reconsideration.
they said they wanted a original name...And that isn't.
And its not becaue im cross that my suggestion didnt go through.
It just is really borring and uncrative.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:14 PM

I concur with everyone else regarding the name. Not very creative. I knew my suggestions had no chance at winning (I can't even remember them now), but that isn't anything better than what I came up with. It is pretty obvious though. They used it before, so why not again. Throwing brick in there is pretty on the nose. It definitely sounds very low target age. And with every other theme having a Juniors set these days, they might throw in some Juniors Pirates again...

I left a message on the rebrick forum so it isn't just me whining.

But this has sunk my hopes for a good theme... see what I did there...

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:35 PM

View PostTheLegoDr, on 01 May 2014 - 11:14 PM, said:

I concur with everyone else regarding the name. Not very creative. I knew my suggestions had no chance at winning (I can't even remember them now), but that isn't anything better than what I came up with. It is pretty obvious though. They used it before, so why not again. Throwing brick in there is pretty on the nose. It definitely sounds very low target age. And with every other theme having a Juniors set these days, they might throw in some Juniors Pirates again...
I don't think the name is very indicative of a very juniorizéd theme. A true juniorizéd theme would call it something like "Brownbeard's Ship" or even just "Pirate Ship". Posted Image  That being said, I agree that the chosen name isn't very creative, but it isn't surprising for an entry or a set name either. (Side note: interesting code for that... word. Posted Image  Took me a few edits to figure out the best way to get around it.)

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:56 AM

I read a lot of the entries on Rebrick and I can't think of any off the top of my head that were less imaginative or interesting than this...I understand Lego is a kid's toy but I'm not inspired to sail the high seas at all in something called this.

No disrespect to the winner who can't help what the judges went for but this is just lame.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:24 AM

It's all a big cost saving measure. It's going to be a reissue of Brickbeard's Bounty and they're going to use the leftover boxes from its production run and just stick some black tape over the "beard's" part of the name.

There were so many better names to choose from. I can't believe they went for something so uninspired.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 06:39 AM

another "bounty'"? i really hope the ship itself makes up for its lackluster name.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:26 AM

Well.... finally not so original ; I'm quite disappointed. BUT... they said "And obviously the chance to have their name suggestion be the name of the actual LEGO pirate ship… We cannot make any promises"
Perhaps not the final product name...

And I'm just asking me how they would translate this name in french...

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:50 AM

View Postmontoumes, on 02 May 2014 - 08:26 AM, said:

BUT... they said "And obviously the chance to have their name suggestion be the name of the actual LEGO pirate ship… We cannot make any promises".  Perhaps not the final product name...
No, this is not the final name, to quote the Winner Announcement blog post on ReBrick.com.

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And obviously the chance to have their name suggestion be the name of the actual LEGO pirate ship… We cannot make any promises, but we’ve been told that the designers REALLY like the name. So fingers crossed!

Obviously there is a lot of AFOL disappointment over the chosen name given it's similarity to Brickbeard's Bounty, but this may not matter to the target consumer demograph, which is most likely boys ages 7-12.

However, this is proving to be a good consumer review process, so if you feel strongly about the chosen name, you can post feedback in the comments section of the Winner Announcement blog post.

This is your opportunity to send your opinion to the judges but please do so politely and objectively.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:44 PM

View PostMister Phes, on 01 May 2014 - 07:57 PM, said:

If anyone has a ReBrick account (whoever entered the contest obviously does), you can post your feedback in the comments section of the Winner Announcement blog post.

That way your feedback will get back to the people who judged the entries.
I think it's important to remind people to be polite when giving feedback, it might be that some kid is really really super excited about winning, and it might not be so appropriate for a bunch of angry AFOLs to go and rub their displeasure all over the announcement page. Posted Image

Most kids who get this ship will probably never have received the Brickbeard's Bounty, so from that perspective the 'Brick Bounty' is a perfectly fine name.

I'm disappointed too, but kids come first.
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:57 PM

<p>Although I am disappointed, this does make me feel better about not submitting my names in time--if "The Brick Bounty" won, there's no way my ideas (the Ole Kirk, the Flying Dane) would have come close!

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 06:00 PM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on 02 May 2014 - 12:44 PM, said:

I think it's important to remind people to be polite when giving feedback
So far impoliteness hasn't been an issue, everyone who has posted has been objective in their criticism and therefore a reminder didn't seem warranted.

But I've edited my posts to include one just in case.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

I just looked at the winner and realised that 'legobuffproductions' is actually probably not the name of a kid, and a quick search of the internet shows that I am right...
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Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:26 AM

If you leave out the fact that a previous ship was already called 'BrickBeard Bounty', the choice for Brick Bounty makes sense and it's actually a good name.
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Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:40 AM

I feel that to be fair to all contestants they drew a submission out of a hat, then checked it wasn't trademarked or repeated in the thread.

No reflection on the quality of the selected name, but given its similarity to the previous Lego set I just can't see them actively picking that name.

If they did I should have entered with "Brown Seas Barramundi" or "The Black Barracuda"

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

The name is not so very important for me, I just hope it will be a very nice set with a new captain and not again Capt. RedBeard.




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