PxChris

Getting my Pirates layout setup

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2 hours ago, Ultimo said:

That's simply fantastic. Memories of looking through the early 90s catalogues are returning to my mind!

Thank you!

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6 hours ago, jan kusters said:

This has grown into an awesome display!

Thank you kindly!

I'm pretty happy with it myself!

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Impressive collection @PxChris! All my sets have long been parted out into pieces - fun to see them together again!

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I've always been very fond of the small Imperial fort featured in the 1990 LEGO Ideas Book 260 so I gathered up all of the pieces for it from my extra parts and built it so that I can display it eventually alongside all of my official Bluecoats sets. Unfortunately I don't have room in my current layout (as evidenced in the pictures above) but I'll have it ready for when I either do a re-arrangement of the layout or if I do a larger display at a convention or something.

(The only thing I don't have to be able to display this 100% complete with all of the other sets is an extra Governor minifigure.)

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On 4/24/2021 at 6:54 AM, evancelt said:

Impressive collection @PxChris! All my sets have long been parted out into pieces - fun to see them together again!

Thanks Evan! I'm always impressed by all of your MOCs and you definitely put the pieces to good use. I'm not much of a MOC builder myself (though I do dabble from time to time) so I get my enjoyment out of the display of official models. :pir-huzzah2:

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Posted (edited)

Well, it just didn't seem right to have the Imperial fort from the 1990 LEGO Ideas book 260 and not to have the little Pirate ship as well... So I remedied that today! :jollyroger:

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Edited by PxChris

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On 4/26/2021 at 3:56 PM, PxChris said:

I've always been very fond of the small Imperial fort featured in the 1990 LEGO Ideas Book 260 so I gathered up all of the pieces for it from my extra parts and built it so that I can display it eventually alongside all of my official Bluecoats sets. Unfortunately I don't have room in my current layout (as evidenced in the pictures above) but I'll have it ready for when I either do a re-arrangement of the layout or if I do a larger display at a convention or something.

(The only thing I don't have to be able to display this 100% complete with all of the other sets is an extra Governor minifigure.)

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Thanks Evan! I'm always impressed by all of your MOCs and you definitely put the pieces to good use. I'm not much of a MOC builder myself (though I do dabble from time to time) so I get my enjoyment out of the display of official models. :pir-huzzah2:

Ow this one is good! I am looking for a small soldiers-base for my Pirates, and this one is surprising complete! A small dock, a building that could be used for quarters or a brig, and even a watch tower. I love these small builds anyway (that small boat looks pretty good too, and with brick build sails!).

Stupid thing; I have collected scans of all those old Idea books, but I keep forgetting to go through them when I need something...

At present I am looking at two rather cheap old Imperial sets for my display (Sabre Island and Broadside's Brigg). A quick check looks like they provide 3/4 of the parts for this fortress, with some extra possibilities. Throw in a couple of rock burps for missing panels, and I should be there...

Although I keep having my doubts about those often used rooftop canons...

 

 

Edited by jan kusters

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I've been experimenting around a bunch with adding some "action" to my classic Pirates layout. Firing cannons, exploding barrels, and a lot of translucent studs for some more dynamic water. It's hard to tell from the photos, but I've also tiled the ships a bit with some strategically placed plates underneath. Looks better in person to me at least.

This is very much a work-in-progress stage and really just playing around with various ideas. But I definitely feel that it helps the layout! Thoughts?

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