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[MOC] Pirate Van Dyke Island

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I wanted to build an island where every pirate could rest after his raid: in particular, I was inspired by the Lego comic "The Golden Medallion" (cod. 6255), when on page 9 Redbeard and his pirates dock on a bay to have a happy feast.

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 The name of "Van Dyke Island" resumes that of the homonymous island of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands which owes its name to the dutch pirate of the seventeenth century who made it one of his refuges.

On the island there are a tavern, a sleeping room, a warehouse, an armory and an attic. The total of the pieces is about 8700.

Thanks for your attention! :pir-triumph:

 

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Finally, a picture together with Redbeard's house

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You really have a knack for building extraordinary pirate hideouts! The Redbeards House was a piece of art, but this is even better :pir-love:

I can only wait to see this out of the real bricks.

How tiresome is to buy all this 8700 pieces from BrickLink? What is your process, how do you even start obtaining parts for this monster, any tips and advice?

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Thanks Marin...I hope, as has already been for Redbeard's house, to buy the largest quantity of brickes directly from the Lego website (Pick a Brick) and the remaining ones on Bricklink. It is actually really boring to be able to put all the bricks necessary together, especially since I know that it will take a lot of orders to be placed. But the idea of being able to build the moc gives me a lot of enthusiasm.:pir-huzzah2:

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37 minutes ago, Cincinnati said:

 The name of "Van Dyke Island" resumes that of the homonymous island of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands which owes its name to the dutch pirate of the seventeenth century who made it one of his refuges.

Named after the infamous Captain Dyk! :pir-grin:

 

38 minutes ago, Cincinnati said:

I wanted to build an island where every pirate could rest after his raid: in particular, I was inspired by the Lego comic "The Golden Medallion" (cod. 6255), when on page 9 Redbeard and his pirates dock on a bay to have a happy feast.

I notice the comic depicts the buildings as white with red roofing but your decision to go with brown and black is a much better choice.  Granted the Golden Medallion was released 4 years prior to the Imperial Guards debut, but forever will I associate that style of architecture with the sub theme. (Thanks Imperial Trading Post!)

Black suits pirates much better anyway, the darker colours give the architecture a more rustic charm, as rogue pirates to wouldn't build or maintain their settlement the same way a colonial empire would.

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15 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

I notice the comic depicts the buildings as white with red roofing but your decision to go with brown and black is a much better choice.  Granted the Golden Medallion was released 4 years prior to the Imperial Guards debut, but forever will I associate that style of architecture with the sub theme. (Thanks Imperial Trading Post!)

Black suits pirates much better anyway, the darker colours give the architecture a more rustic charm, as rogue pirates to wouldn't build or maintain their settlement the same way a colonial empire would.

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You hit the point: I really like all the dark colors (and in fact I used for the buildings the dark red, the dark tan, the dark bluish gray and the dark orange), because I associate them more with rustic structures of the 16-17th century. I also like the dark brown for wooden structures: if I can, I always mix it with reddish brown.:pir-huzzah2:

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:pir-wub::pir-wub::pir-wub:

a few more words?

Stunning (as usual ?! :pir-huzzah2:)

Simply magical, so many small details. As with Redbeard's House.
Especially those little gems like the greenery that flows down the side of the house (+nest) and also the walkway made of tree grates.
The red stone on the ground floor and above dark tan with gray is also a very good combination

I hope, after successful construction, we can await the instructions here as well?

 

BRAVO!

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I would love to see some instruction of the building. Also a parts list on Rebrickable if you uploaded it to there.

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The amount of detail is impressive! I really like the care you put into your MOCs.

Have a nice building, it will surely be exciting!

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18 hours ago, Cincinnati said:

Lego website (Pick a Brick) and the remaining ones on Bricklink.

I never used Pick a Brick... LEGO does not ship in my little corner of universe, so it's BrickLink life for me. :pir-hmpf_bad:

How long did it take to build this? Three-four months?

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17 hours ago, Red Rackham said:

:pir-wub::pir-wub::pir-wub:

a few more words?

Stunning (as usual ?! :pir-huzzah2:)

Simply magical, so many small details. As with Redbeard's House.
Especially those little gems like the greenery that flows down the side of the house (+nest) and also the walkway made of tree grates.
The red stone on the ground floor and above dark tan with gray is also a very good combination

I hope, after successful construction, we can await the instructions here as well?

 

BRAVO!

 

17 hours ago, natesroom said:

I would love to see some instruction of the building. Also a parts list on Rebrickable if you uploaded it to there.

 

4 hours ago, Barbatos said:

The amount of detail is impressive! I really like the care you put into your MOCs.

Have a nice building, it will surely be exciting!

Thank you very much everyone (ciao Capitano...), first I will try to build the moc myself to test the instructions and then I will put them on sale:pir-huzzah2:

2 hours ago, Marooned Marin said:

I never used Pick a Brick... LEGO does not ship in my little corner of universe, so it's BrickLink life for me. :pir-hmpf_bad:

How long did it take to build this? Three-four months?

I don't remember exactly when I started building it but I think it took about a month.

Are you sure Lego doesn't ship with service Pick a Brick to Croatia?

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5 hours ago, Cincinnati said:

Are you sure Lego doesn't ship with service Pick a Brick to Croatia?

They say, quote, "If your region isn't listed, it means that LEGO.com isn’t currently able to deliver to you".

I will check out with my LUG if they have any experience or more information about this.

But, you could always order everything I need, and then set sail in your mighty vessel across the Adriatic for a cup of espresso :pir-triumph:

 

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Wonderful! :pir-love: Everything is built with a lot of details. There is a lot of interesting things to see. Pirates can relax very well on this island.

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On 7/28/2022 at 12:44 PM, natesroom said:

I would love to see some instruction of the building. Also a parts list on Rebrickable if you uploaded it to there.

I didnt mean paper instructions, I meant a few more photos on the construction of the building.

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On 7/28/2022 at 11:21 PM, Cincinnati said:

You hit the point: I really like all the dark colors (and in fact I used for the buildings the dark red, the dark tan, the dark bluish gray and the dark orange), because I associate them more with rustic structures of the 16-17th century. I also like the dark brown for wooden structures: if I can, I always mix it with reddish brown.

You've done a fine job indeed! :pir-thumb:

You've managed to fit all those details and fresh produce in there, but where be all the treasure chests?

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On 7/29/2022 at 7:48 PM, natesroom said:

I didnt mean paper instructions, I meant a few more photos on the construction of the building.

 

On 8/2/2022 at 5:40 PM, Mister Phes said:

You've done a fine job indeed! :pir-thumb:

You've managed to fit all those details and fresh produce in there, but where be all the treasure chests?

I apologize to both of you for the late reply. All treasure chests are in his house, but I'm thinking of creating a hiding place on this island as well. While for the new picss I am rendering them, but perhaps it is better that I finish building it live and show you the details once finished.:pir-huzzah2:

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I will also post a video soon. Thanks for your attention.

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One picture was twisted pair

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Now that's something worth studying! :pir-love: Some great photos of the interior. It's great to take the pictures immediately before dust-bunnies take over :pir-grin:

Terrific build! :pir-thumb:

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Just saw this today and i really like all of it! Looks like a formidable pirate hideout. My highlight really is the brickbuild sunroof. It's such a clever solution!

As a kid i loved the "The Golden Medallion" comic :wub:

 

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Thanks, I post other pictures "at nigth" (some details are more visible):pir-huzzah2:

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It turned out wonderful again.
So many details, you can still find new things hours later.
It also goes really well with Redbeard's House.

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