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I took it for granted at the time, but I've come to appreciate The Lego Spongebob set from 2012 the 3817 Flying Dutchman, Especially the ship build.3817-1.jpg?201110160439

 

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On 4/24/2016 at 4:49 PM, telaruhn said:
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Excuse the quality, but I wanted to share Hook's hairpiece on a lady. Works well IMO

Great minds travel the same paths!

 I did the exact same thing with my pirate queen minifigure, except I swapped out the white arms for Hook's Red arms with the white frilly cuffs.

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FYI for Pirates fans who are interested in potentially repurposing the new Destiny's Bounty from the Lego Ninjago Movie, Brick Ministry has a topic for their speed build video of it in the action themes forum. I figure you guys will have a better idea of what parts, techniques, and features will interest you than I would!

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On 7/17/2017 at 11:14 AM, Lyichir said:

FYI for Pirates fans who are interested in potentially repurposing the new Destiny's Bounty from the Lego Ninjago Movie, Brick Ministry has a topic for their speed build video of it in the action themes forum. I figure you guys will have a better idea of what parts, techniques, and features will interest you than I would!

Just got and built that set. If people are interested, I can take some pictures of it next to the Imperial Flagship.

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40 minutes ago, 2maxwell said:

Just got and built that set. If people are interested, I can take some pictures of it next to the Imperial Flagship.

Please do!!!

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Here are some quick snaps I took. If anyone wants more specific comparison shots, I'd be happy to provide them.

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General impressions: the Destiny's Bounty is shorter than the Imperial Flagship both height and lengthwise. The difference in height is mostly just the sails; the decks are at about the same level. However, the Bounty's deck is wider and much easier to work with than the Flagship, and the sterncastle is higher. The inner space of the Bounty is much smaller and more cramped than the Flagship. Otherwise, I'm very impressed. The Destiny's Bounty was cheaper than the Imperial Flagship but has ~600 more pieces and it shows. The build is very impressive and absolutely packed with details.

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Destiny's Bounty is quite a little beast! Thanks for the comparative photos! :classic:

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With regard to the Destiny's Bounty, something else I think is worth noting is its sheer heft. According to BrickLink the set weighs around 15% more than the Imperial Flagship. Granted, this is the net weight of the entire box, so includes things like the manuals (Destiny's Bounty's manual is much longer than the two Imperial Flagship manuals). But holding the set in your hands you definitely get the sense that you're getting a fair value in bricks.

The Ninjago Movie theme also includes a nice new map that could be useful to Pirates builders. https://brickset.com/parts/6199331/flat-tile-2x2-no-344 On that note, there's another neat map in the Jungle Explorers subtheme of City: https://brickset.com/parts/6195319/flat-tile-2x2-no-339

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On 8/21/2017 at 9:37 AM, Aanchir said:

With regard to the Destiny's Bounty, something else I think is worth noting is its sheer heft. According to BrickLink the set weighs around 15% more than the Imperial Flagship. Granted, this is the net weight of the entire box, so includes things like the manuals (Destiny's Bounty's manual is much longer than the two Imperial Flagship manuals). But holding the set in your hands you definitely get the sense that you're getting a fair value in bricks.

The Ninjago Movie theme also includes a nice new map that could be useful to Pirates builders. https://brickset.com/parts/6199331/flat-tile-2x2-no-344 On that note, there's another neat map in the Jungle Explorers subtheme of City has a pretty good-looking map itself: https://brickset.com/parts/6195319/flat-tile-2x2-no-339

I'm surprised it's only 15%. From first hand experience, it feels like a lot more than that. The Flagship was pretty easy to "swoosh around" and play with, but I gave up trying to do that with the Bounty pretty quickly. The ship really does have some heft. It's really a shame they didn't make the sails larger, or it would have been almost perfect.

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On 9/5/2017 at 1:11 PM, Captain Pirate Man said:

@2maxwell,

Which ship do you like better?

That's tough. The Bounty is a far more interesting build with much more detail than the IFS. I can't stress enough how impressive most of it really is. However, the scale of the Bounty's sails really throws me off, and the IFS is a much more beautiful ship in that respect. That, combined with the playability of the IFS (both "swooshability" and ease of accessing the insides) tips the balance for the IFS for me.

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I -love- the Destiny's Bounty just because despite it being a Ninjago set it isn't "gimmicky" or anything - swap out the crew with some more normal looking pirates and you've got a veritible Chinese Junk and I wish I just had 160 dollars to spend on it! Ahhh!

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