Captain Dee

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    Just call me "Goldfinger."

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  1. Captain Dee

    What would your reaction be?

    It sounds like you've been ripped off regardless of whether or not money was involved. You said "I've copied techniques" but realistically we all have. That's how we improve as builders. What you're describing sounds more like plagiarism. Ethically, it's probably wrong if it's a close copy without any reference to the original. With individual techniques, there's not nearly as great a need for that acknowledgement; in fact, it can be quite difficult to remember who pioneered what, and besides, a technique is just one small part of what makes a full build anyway. People who get upset that others don't give them credit for a technique are often attention seekers anyway. But when you've put the effort into making a full build only to have someone make a close copy and pass it off as their own without proper recognition, your work is basically being stolen.
  2. Interesting story, and wow what a beautiful build. The different layers look great, especially the underwater portion with all the colorful marine life. This would make a great display piece. Nice work.
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    [SR - FB - JUN 620] Nuts for the sails

    Unfortunately I am afraid my attempts at golfing would be something like "The Return of Happy Gilmore." Minus the long drives.
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    Book 3 Challenge V Category C: Aftermath

    Dude. I love this white-gold-tan color scheme, and the design of the staircase is beautiful. It looks like the curved fence pieces are landings for the spirals? Lovely. And Bob's ongoing story is a great bit of humor. Even if it doesn't all quite fit the time period. FYI, the story reads best as spoken by Epic Voice Guy over at Screen Junkies/Honest Trailers.
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    [SR - FB - JUN 620] Nuts for the sails

    This plantation makes me want to go golfing. And I don't even golf.
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    [MOC] Vintage racing motorbike 1907

    When I saw your profile pic and the title, my first thought was "Tourist Trophy!" Cool model. I think you did quite well at that scale. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the last cancellation of the races (2000?) due to foot-and-mouth disease? Kinda like now... I'll just have to watch "The Greatest Show on Earth" again.
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    New LEGO Pirate Emoji Ideas

    I just had to use them!! @Brickander Brickumnus It's definitely the . The is an old one.
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    Captain Cookie’s Pirate Training [Part 6]

    Ha! Fun progression of the minifigs. I had to look closely to spot the differences in their clothing. #epicbeards
  9. Beautiful remake. I have to look closely to spot the differences, but some of the newer vegetation does stand out pretty good. And it's great that your little one can play with your builds. And yes, those big cats are just cool. "Because they can" is, like, the best reason ever for fighting a war, mannnn...
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    [SR - FB - April 620] Black Rock Blacksmith

    This blacksmith is my favorite of your land builds, Professor. The whole thing is very artfully done. It is nice and clean looking while also looking appropriately busy. And those bellows are really nice. Excellent work.
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    @gatorzip02 "Honey, I shrunk the ship!" That would be right at home in a pirate comic/cartoon.
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    New LEGO Pirate Emoji Ideas

    Is new? And have the & always been there? I always got my thumb-ups from the main list.
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    Interesting. I don't put much thought into the minifigs and wouldn't have known on my own. The Cross Bone "Clipper" might be one of the least favored of the old classic vessels, but it's still a neat set. Pity more small ones weren't available to use as merchants a la ITP trade ship, but then... you can't have everything...
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    I wanted to expand my prior thoughts, quoted above, and after the most hectic workday in months I am just now able to do that. I hope I don't sound really negative about IDEAS. In general I think it works well. I just wish this particular project's submission had been better. My thoughts have completely flipped on this set: The designer's comments make it obvious that he wanted more color. Perhaps he decided this after completing and submitting the design. At any rate, LEGO obliged him with the classic colors. There were always going to be significant ship parts in the set, and combined with classic colors, lots of minifigs, and a high price tag, it just seems like a logical next step to include the full ship in such a large set -- especially with fans of the Pirates theme clamoring for a significant anniversary release of some type (even though technically it missed the anniversart timeline...) The final design seems like a great way to bring all this together. I'm tempted to call it brilliant, but it mostly strikes me as logical. Due to its color confusion, the submission, on the other hand, strikes me as -- how may I politely say this -- something less than brilliant, and I'll leave it at that. I was initially disappointed by the final design, but upon learning the truth of the designer's actual color preferences, I think TLG hit a home run -- knocked it out of the park, so to speak. I suspect that this set will go down in history as one of the Pirates fans' top picks.
  15. I just realized you and I signed up for Eurobricks on the exact same day. I never met Chucky Boy. Is he still around? Someone once told me that he could cut through a knife with hot butter, so... what can Redbeard do???? It's also been a while since I uploaded to Lego Ideas... like never...