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Pirates related photos from LEGOLAND Billund

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I've recently returned from a trip to Billund. I took photos of some interesting stuff there. The Imperial fort at the Pirate Boats ride has new bricks and looks great

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And some photos from Lego House

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And of course I always eat at the Pirates themed buffet restaurant at the Legoland Holiday Village. There is a huge diorama built by Anders Flynder at the entrance. Does anyone know who he is? What he has built there is truly amazing.

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This photo is also from inside the restaurant

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9 hours ago, SpacePolice89 said:

I've recently returned from a trip to Billund. I took photos of some interesting stuff there. The Imperial fort at the Pirate Boats ride has new bricks and looks great

Good work documenting ye old LEGOLAND!

It's nice to know that pirates still maintain a presence there.

Here's some things that stood out to me...

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Forbidden Cove has always been presented as a "free standing" set as though its just a structure atop of a cave.

However, in this version it's actually the facade of a volcano - looks active too!

 

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The mix of old and new Islander parts...

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When I first saw this ship appear on screen I thought it was the Renegade Runner...

Then I noticed the sails (or lack of) and thought it was the Cross Bone Clipper...

And then it dawned upon me it was a MOC... or is it a set prototype that didn't make the cut and now it gets its time to shine?

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1 hour ago, Mister Phes said:

When I first saw this ship appear on screen I thought it was the Renegade Runner...

Then I noticed the sails (or lack of) and thought it was the Cross Bone Clipper...

And then it dawned upon me it was a MOC... or is it a set prototype that didn't make the cut and now it gets its time to shine?

On the side of the table was the e-mail address of the builder Anders Flynder, maybe I should ask him about it?

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There was also this pirate balloon

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30 minutes ago, SpacePolice89 said:

On the side of the table was the e-mail address of the builder Anders Flynder, maybe I should ask him about it?

He left his Email address there just waiting for LEGO Pirates fan to contact him?

Well, better not disappoint him then - if he's open to communication I'd suggest find out all you can!

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4 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

He left his Email address there just waiting for LEGO Pirates fan to contact him?

Well, better not disappoint him then - if he's open to communication I'd suggest find out all you can!

Absolutely.

 If he could shed some light on if it was a prototype, or just a fun moc would be interesting. Strangely enough it uses the same sail and white bannisters as the ship wreck set.

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18 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

He left his Email address there just waiting for LEGO Pirates fan to contact him?

Well, better not disappoint him then - if he's open to communication I'd suggest find out all you can!

Now I've sent him an e-mail. Now we just have to wait.

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1 hour ago, SpacePolice89 said:

Now I've sent him an e-mail. Now we just have to wait.

Out of curiosity... are you able to divulge in the details of what you sent?

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18 hours ago, SpacePolice89 said:

I've recently returned from a trip to Billund. I took photos of some interesting stuff there. The Imperial fort at the Pirate Boats ride has new bricks and looks great

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Great photos!

It's been a desire of mine for quite some time to make a minifig scale MOC of this fort from the boats ride. Your photos might help spur me on!

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7 hours ago, Mister Phes said:

Out of curiosity... are you able to divulge in the details of what you sent?

 

9 hours ago, thewatchman said:

 If he could shed some light on if it was a prototype, or just a fun moc would be interesting. Strangely enough it uses the same sail and white bannisters as the ship wreck set.

This is basically what I asked him. I also said it was a very cool and good looking build and that we were talking about it on Eurobricks.

2 hours ago, PxChris said:

Great photos!

It's been a desire of mine for quite some time to make a minifig scale MOC of this fort from the boats ride. Your photos might help spur me on!

Thank you! Here are some more pictures:

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2 hours ago, PxChris said:

It's been a desire of mine for quite some time to make a minifig scale MOC of this fort from the boats ride.

It reminds me somewhat of the fort from LEGO Ideas book 260

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37 minutes ago, SpacePolice89 said:

Thank you! Here are some more pictures:

Thank you so much!

9 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

It reminds me somewhat of the fort from LEGO Ideas book 260

It does give some of those vibes, for sure!

 

It would be a great addition to my Bluecoats layout, if I can ever get around to it!

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21 minutes ago, PxChris said:

It would be a great addition to my Bluecoats layout, if I can ever get around to it!

Have one ready in time for the next convention :pir-grin:

1 hour ago, SpacePolice89 said:

Thank you! Here are some more pictures:

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Yer know...  I've never seen that side of the for before.

All these years and was nonetheless there was a jailed pirate in the brig!  Or there even was a brig!

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4 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

Yer know...  I've never seen that side of the for before.

All these years and was nonetheless there was a jailed pirate in the brig!  Or there even was a brig!

They've definitely updated the design a bit on this model.

Not only is all of the greenery on the sides new, but they've also rounded off the archways

Here is a older photo of that side of the fort.

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On 6/16/2024 at 10:11 PM, SpacePolice89 said:

I took photos of some interesting stuff there.

Lovely photos, thank ye! :pir-thumb: Might have to try that buffet someday meself. :pir-grin:

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11 hours ago, PxChris said:

They've definitely updated the design a bit on this model [...] Here is a older photo of that side of the fort.

Ah yes, but I wasn't aware there was a pirate there at all!

So it's a somewhat pleasant "discovery" from my perspective. :pir-stareyes:

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18 minutes ago, SpacePolice89 said:

Thanks! I can warmly recommend the restaurant.

@Jack Sassy loves pirate pubs restaurants!

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1 hour ago, SpacePolice89 said:

 

This is really nice, I can spot Achu without his mask :)
There's even cannibalism. Come on Lego, give us a modern release of islanders if you accept this for yourself

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This is what I bought at Lego House together with another version of Captain Redbeard that I bought in Legoland in the early 00s (maybe 2003 but I'm not sure) It came with a certificate that it has been built by a professional Lego model builder and the pieces are glued together. I know that the certificate is somewhere in my desk drawers but I have to look for it when I have more time.

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20 hours ago, SpacePolice89 said:

An Islanders village at Lego House

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The top hats on the minifigs is hilarious to me!

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Thank you for sharing the pictures of the fort! It's good to see it getting the restoration treatment; I'd noticed in recent videos and images of the park that the top of the tower was gone and I was worried they disassembled it permanently to lose the sight lines or something. But the fact that it's back and that they've even added some detailing shows that the classic Pirates era is going to be represented in the park in style for a long time to come. :)

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3 hours ago, TalonCard said:

Thank you for sharing the pictures of the fort! It's good to see it getting the restoration treatment; I'd noticed in recent videos and images of the park that the top of the tower was gone and I was worried they disassembled it permanently to lose the sight lines or something. But the fact that it's back and that they've even added some detailing shows that the classic Pirates era is going to be represented in the park in style for a long time to come. :)

I've also been worried about the same thing. I'm so happy to see the fort restored with new bricks.

4 hours ago, PxChris said:

The top hats on the minifigs is hilarious to me!

Yes, it reminds me of Baron Samedi from Live and Let Die.

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It is nice to see the updated look for the pirate boats ride. I rode it a few years ago, and it was nice then; I will have to go back and see the updated look!

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On 6/18/2024 at 1:51 PM, Mister Phes said:

@Jack Sassy loves pirate pubs restaurants!

Aye, that be true! :pir-grin:

On 6/18/2024 at 1:32 PM, SpacePolice89 said:

I can warmly recommend the restaurant.

Suppose I will have to travel to Denmark sometime soon.

On 6/20/2024 at 11:08 PM, SpacePolice89 said:

An Islanders village at Lego House

I love this one! Those top hats look silly on Islanders' heads, the mountains are well built and Jack running over the bridge is a nice reference. :pir-thumb:

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