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Which island type do you like the most?

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Playing around with building techniques for islands. I wanted to see what other people prefer.

Vintage - Bricks
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Only if you wanted a really stylised look I guess.

Classic - Printed Baseplate
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Simple Plates - Tan Plates
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Blue baseplate and tan plates, reminisent of Pirate III from 2015.

Slopes - Pirates of Barracuda Bay
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Medium azure plate with tan slopes. Can use the round slope parts 95188 & 58846 for convex turns. Hard to do concave bends in island.
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Slopes Curved - Eldorado Fortress
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Like above but with sloped curves. In addition to Brick Round Corner (76797), you can use Slope Curved with Stud Notch left and right (80177 & 80178).
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Slopes Curved with Dark Azure - Friends Beach Amusement Park (41737)
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As above but with dark azure plate for base and medium azure plates around the island.

Detailed Plates - Tan and Dark Tan Plates
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Tiles - Tan and Dark Tan Plates
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Tiles and Plates - Multiple layers of plates and tiles
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Please comment if there is another build colour/combination you have seen.
And definetly let me know what's your favourite, I'm happy to add more to the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I like the 'Slopes Curved' and 'Detailed Plates / Tiles and Plates' the most, because they allow for a more enhanced shape of the coastline.

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I mean, I'm a Classic guy... so always the classic printed baseplate.

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4 hours ago, LetsBrick said:

Slopes Curved - Eldorado Fortress
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Before I clicked this thread, I thought POBB, but I must admit I'm warming up to the new Eldorado beaches, especially with the new "Slope Curved with Stud Notch left and right (80177 & 80178)"

The only problem with them is that to make the beach long, it will take a lot of pieces, I wish they'd make a 4-stud (or more) wide pieces to match this style.

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I like the yellow bricks. To me, the beaches should always be yellow in the pirate theme.

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Slopes curved have a great variety, I Iike them.

Detailed plates are second, but can consume a lot of parts for it, which I don't like that much

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I'm torn between the classic printed plate, and the latest design (Eldorado Fortress beach).

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For me, it depends what the build is going to look like. If you are doing a studless build then I like the tiles or curved slopes or other studless combinations as these look similar to the build on top. Whereas if you are going for a studs up build on the island then I prefer the multiple layers of plates look.

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@LetsBrickCool topic and great question!

I go for vintage as I love this classic studded and brick built style.

On 2/19/2024 at 1:59 PM, LetsBrick said:

Vintage - Bricks
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I like the Slopes Curved best followed by Slopes (PoBB) , but I have a soft spot for the Vintage/Classic looks as well.

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On 2/20/2024 at 9:15 PM, Yperio_Bricks said:

This should have been a poll :pir_laugh2:

I agree! Why not pin it?

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Classic - Printed Baseplate !!!

There's just something magical in that design - without using any bricks or effort you already get an important peace of the play and the whole pirate universe, you automatically feel like you're on a beach, in a warm tropical setting ready for an adventure on an intriguing island... and there's no need to build anything to be honest, as during childhood years we often used it just like it was. 

Compare it with every other type - in all of them you still need to construct the whole damn thing out of sand and form it into an insular shape and to be honest, none of them look as attractive as the printed baseplate ;)  

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48 minutes ago, zinnn said:

I agree! Why not pin it?

Nah, it's too late :pir_laugh2: And not a poll :pir-grin:

But if anyone has ideas for future pirate polls, let us know!

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Personally I like slopes (POBB) and curved slopes (Eldorado). I can’t really explain why beyond that I like how they look out of all the options provided.

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On 2/20/2024 at 10:15 PM, Yperio_Bricks said:

This should have been a poll :pir_laugh2:

Yes, good idea! Do you want to create one?

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6 minutes ago, The Reader said:

Yes, good idea! Do you want to create one?

Ok, you guys finaly convinced me @The Reader @zinnn :pir_laugh2:

I'll set up this topic as a poll next tuesday. @LetsBrick would you allow me to use the pictures you posted in the opening thread?

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2 hours ago, Yperio_Bricks said:

Ok, you guys finaly convinced me @The Reader @zinnn :pir_laugh2:

I'll set up this topic as a poll next tuesday. @LetsBrick would you allow me to use the pictures you posted in the opening thread?

Good boy! :pir-huzzah2:

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If unlimited parts

For an island of just sand, I'd probably choose Slopes Curved, and then the Hybrid version if it's like a larger chain of small islands.

In combination with rocks and vegetation, either Slopes for a more rocky island, or Detailed Plates/Printed for a more jungly beach.

 

As for actual builds from my own parts, then Barracuda Bay slope style, with sloped rocks.

 

 

 

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On 2/23/2024 at 1:47 AM, Yperio_Bricks said:

Ok, you guys finaly convinced me @The Reader @zinnn :pir_laugh2:

I'll set up this topic as a poll next tuesday. @LetsBrick would you allow me to use the pictures you posted in the opening thread?

Of course, please do.

I'm surprised by the decent spread of preferences so would be great to see a poll.

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