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[MOC] Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716

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Treasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716

 

On July 31st, 1715 one of the wealthiest Treasure Fleets in history wrecked off the coast of Florida. Millions of Spanish coins, jewels, and other valuables littered the shallows. After months of Spanish recovery efforts a small fortune remained lightly guarded on the beach, open to anyone daring enough to steal it. In early 1716, a small group of pirates lead by Henry Jennings, Sam Bellamy, and Benjamin Hornigold raided the small Spanish garrison and made off with a haul equivalent to 10 years of wages for only a single nights 'work'. The wealth of this raid and the inspiration it provided for would-be pirates across the New World, kicked off the final stages of the Golden Age of Piracy.

 

51933246399_d165c352f6_k.jpgTreasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

51933536435_292a466412_k.jpgTreasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

51932918361_d9f0444c74_k.jpgTreasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

51933536570_ee7fe65430_k.jpgTreasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

51933536815_10d14435bf_k.jpgTreasure of the Spanish Plate Fleet, 1716 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

 

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Great diorama! :pir-love: A very nice beach and the parts of the shipwreck in the water are well done. I really like the selection of minifigures for the pirates.

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Wonderful. You can literally see the movement throughout the scene. The water from loose stones is always a good idea.
And....
the palm tree elements from the past are simply the best.

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Really cool and dynamic scene, well done. Made me wish we had a yellow equivalents of those fleshie torsos

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Very nicely done! It's a shame that the gold pieces don't stand out or sparkle more, but I'm sure that's just the natural effect of the pearl gold plastic vs. a chromed gold. But still a very dynamic and eye catching scene.

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Superbly done. The details are excellent all around. The stack of treasure makes a great eye catcher. I like your use of trans-clear bricks on the sides to keep the loose plates in that represent the water.

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