PxChris

Getting my Pirates layout setup

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I've been re-arranging my LEGO shelves and displays so that I can have my Pirates sets out on display permanently.

This is my current results:

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My goal is to eventually own all of the 1989-91 sets. The only primary sets (so excluding 6251 & 6255) from the 1989 wave that I'm missing are 6260 and 6270 which will also fit on the shelf once I do have them.

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Looks great. Almost similar like mine. Maybe an idea to build it like mine, to save space?

As child it was a dream to get all sets and play all day to hunt for the treasure.

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What would be ideal is to find a background large enough to accommodate the entire display.

Perhaps this isn't piratical given you've placed the display next to a window, but a consistent background goes a long way in bringing everything together.

 

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Amazing, made me real happy to see this.

If at all possible I'd go for the background similar to the one on the boxes of the sets from that era for maximum effect.

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1 hour ago, Mister Phes said:

What would be ideal is to find a background large enough to accommodate the entire display.

Perhaps this isn't piratical given you've placed the display next to a window, but a consistent background goes a long way in bringing everything together.

 

Depending on where you live, you can head to a michaels or hobby lobby and buy those 12’ long wallpapers for backgrounds, I did it for my Xmas villages and boy do they make a difference!!! They have different ones of course like starry night, or sunny skies.  At night time though with the lights off it sticks out!!! Trust me those backgrounds are a life SAVER!!! 

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I agree, having a nice background would go a long ways to help the display. That however is not quite in the cards at this time... My focus right now is on obtaining 6260 and 6270 to "complete" the display (6259 & 6273 are also needed, but are much, much lower on my priority list, I'll only pick them up when I find an absolutely phenomenal deal). I also collect a lot outside of Pirates, so it's always a balance in what I buy. Eventually, I would also like to go about collecting the full Islander sub-theme.

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I strongly recommend not putting your display in the direct UV. I'd move it away from the window, or at least to one side or the other. UV is the biggest culprit, aside from nicotine, behind yellowing of bricks and you've got a lot of white there. Leave 'em there and take them back apart in a year and you'll see a difference between surfaces left in the sun and those sheltered in the shade.

Dave

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