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  1. I have debated on ordering from that service since there isn't as many pieces available. I kept going back to Brick and Pieces when I was looking for all the parts I needed. I wish Pick a Brick offered the same parts as the other. They don't need to include the printed parts or minifigs. I am perfectly happy waiting 5 weeks for my order since they are better priced on shipping than bricklink orders. The great part about thos service is how easy it is to obtain new parts and colors. Each month I check new elementary website for parts and ID numbers and head over to Brick and Pieces to see if they are available. I do not understand why I didn't do this before 2021.
  2. I solved part of the bow gaps. I am having trouble with the gap as it comes to the front 45 degree angle. I'll need to see where exactly the hull base meets the prefab parts. I am hoping some of it hides the issue in finding, but I'll investigate it when I begin the hull.
  3. I will have my custom printed "Barracuda" tiles in hand the next few days. I received my last few brick and pieces orders yesterday and I will be able to take a crew picture this coming week. The new black 2x6 wedge plates are used in the ship. I originally made a custom 2x6 wedge plate for the captains cabin angled tables. I wanted them to line up to the straight table and bed in the rear. I heart rumors that LEGo was creating these and it fits perfectly with the ship cabin design. I actually need these plates in reddish brown, but for now they will at least flesh out the cabin design. I ordered extra torsos for several barracuda bay characters because I wanted to make sure I had a clean copy. I also found it cheaper to order Redbeards torso and legs than getting the peg leg and hook individually off bricklink. I needed several peg legs and hooks for other characters so this was a great opportunity to keep backup torsos. More pineapples! Another row boat for the island portion. The dark tan parts are not all used in the new ship. I only needed 2 bracket parts for the ship, but I am sure ill use others for the island. The windows and doors were not originally part of my ship design. I didin't know these were available in this color so i picked them up. I think i can incorporate one or two as compartment hatches in the floor. I purchased a bunch of rare reddish brown doors like you see in the photo for the ship. I am still not sure if I will use them for that or the island. The next 2 photos are not all pirate related. The white tiles are for a BBF van I am building and obviously the 20 knights and 5 horses will fill the new creator set and blacksmith set. I may be purchasing 2 or 3 creator sets to build a larger castle in the future. The important parts for this first image are those new brackets. I use a few of them in the ship. I originally designed a custom part to do the same thing and now they are available in black and brown. Cannons, dark tan, and reddish brown pieces galore! I couldn't resist myself from purchasing a bunch of barracuda set parts from bricks and pieces. Almost all of these new parts were cheaper than bricklink and I wanted extra printed pieces such as the flags, and maps. This finishes my ship order and now i can sort everything for building the massive galleon. I may showcase the massive crates, barrels, boxes, bags, and containers for my pirate display. I realized I have been purchasing them in every order. A galleon needs stuff to fill to hull off to the island retreat.
  4. My last 2 orders finally came in. This finishes my 20 Black Falcons, 5 horses collection. I may buy more horses in the future, but I am extremely happy all the torso and leg parts came in. Now that they are coming out with a creator castle I may purchase a few sets and combine them into a larger castle and may incorporate the blacksmith set into the set. This ends my pirate bounty. I found it cheaper purchasing extra torsos an legs than the flat silver hooks and pegs of bricklink. I now have plenty of backups for the main 4 pirates, including heads, hair, and hats.
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    Doc Brown's 1985 Garage

    check my Flikr account for final model. I used aluminum colored custom parts by chrome block city for the car. Van parts are ordered. thanks. It will be a while. I am tackling several smaller builds first. Doc Brown van and blue vw van parts are ordered. The garage will be my next large project to order while I begin building my large 14,000 piece gb firehouse.
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    Disney CMF - Wishlists

    I personally would love to see The Rocketeer and a Disney Live Action CMS series featuring characters from their films. Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Willow, Tron, Flynn, etc.
  7. Not yet. There are a few alternative solutions for making this happen, but the cannons won't be entirely pearl dark gray. 2 issues I would face: need to use a jumper plate, and a bar with a round stud at the end. My only concern is the gaps under the bow parts. The old bow and stern were solid structures underneath the ship. I need to investigate how to fill those gaps when the ship is constructed. Looks great sideways, but not so much underneath.
  8. My second and third LEGO B&P order came in. The dark tan, pearl gray, and reddish brown parts finish my pirates order.
  9. Several updates: The Barracuda display tiles are printing this week. I am eager to see how the UV printing comes out. 5 custom printed tan 2x4 tiles. The company sent a digital mockup for approval. They assured me that the blocky image will be smooth. The digital rendering does this. As a tease I took one WIP photo. Some of the figures are missing several body parts. I am taking photos this week of the final crew. A total of 60 pirates. I took many liberties updating the characters outside the Barracuda Bay set. Those original 8 were not altered. Many of the characters were developed for the LEGO Universe game. I would love LEGO to include these torso pieces from the game, but I used what is available. I am waiting on 2 orders that include several hats, bandanas, legs and arms. These should be here any day now. I bought a bunch of various torsos and heads while ordering parts for the ship, but forgot to order the other parts. 2 LEGO Bricks and Pieces orders should also be here any day now. That will finish my ship parts. Crew Names are finalized: Captain Redbeard Quartermaster Rummy Riggings 1st Mate/Helmsman Lady Anne Anchor 2nd Mate Darwin 3rd Mate Slinger Sail Maker Bliss Bo'sun Jack Dark Shark Doubloons Gunner Master Robin Loot Carpenter/Cooper Neal Tatooga Master At Arms Will Cavendish Striker Jake The Snake Blake Helmsman Lady Anne Anchor Powder Monkey/Cabin Boy Jimbo Cook Flashfork Port and Starboard twins Old Percy Parma Sean LaFeet Black Jack Hawkins Gonzo Goldbar George Culverin Hank the Castaway Salty The Sailor Pirate Princess Argenta "Blade Dancer" Pirate Princess Dagger Bill Niels The Scoundrel Dick (Richard) Cannonball Jimmy Jolly Jack Crow Narben Johnney (Renegade Runner helmsmen) Lolbroek Karren Karl the Swindler Ben Raider Michael Raider Pierre LaFitte Harry Hardtack Drake Dagger Scurvy Dog Morty Mizzenmast (lookout) Bonny Belay (rigger) Wally Horswaggle Burt Scurvyburp (former quartermaster) Betty Hatchesbatten Merciless Ned (scout) Brawling Diable Phil Black Hearted Kevin (cannoneer) Robby Jibhanger (spy) Billy Picaroon Fernie LaBoosh Gary Grogowitz (spy) Enrique Tharshebloze (lookout) Georgie Timbershivers (spy) Swabby Bildgebarrel Burky Urchin Swifty McGurk Arthur Arbuckle Ralphy Brig-Eyes Squall Aye Toby Squidbarrel Captain Foul "The Pirate Captain" (original Barracuda Captain) Animals: Monkey Spinoza (original set name) Parrot Popsy (original set name)
  10. I placed 4 separate orders in April. I am working on expanding my Barracuda so most of the parts were cheaper purchasing directly from LEGO than on bricklink. Most of them are commonly used parts, but I definitely added many new elements that came in the 2020-2021 sets. Many of the 2021 parts were purchased for future builds or solving older model problems i created. Those 1x1 bricks with an axle hole will be great for so many ideas. I will now have enough cannons for 16 port holes. I have been buying up various containers (1x3, 2x2, 3x4), treasure chests, old brown, dark brown, reddish brown, and black barrels for the galleon's cargo hold. I could not pass up their availability during this order. The sacks are cheaper as well. I look forward to the other 3 orders. The second order ends my pirate theme necessities, and begins the black falcon theme collection. Order 3 and 4 should complete 20 black falcon knights and accessories as well as 5 horses. Since they announced the 3-in-1 creator castle set I am sure these mini figure parts will be around for some time, but I thought it would be wiser to collect them early since bricklink torsos are about $3 a piece verses the $0.91 price off LEGO.
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    [MOC] The X-Wing Strikes Back

    The one place I seem to forget about. Checked and I have 14 messages. I'll handle them all today.
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    [MOC] The X-Wing Strikes Back

    did we handle this? If not I will gladly help you out. I do not make instructions. All I offer is my digital file. I have grouped sections of the ship I found helpful when building different areas. I did not have it on bricksafe, but I will gladly offer them to you. I thought the file was on bricksafe, but I could be wrong. I may just post a download link here. For now message me and I'll email you the files. Did the file work? If it's not listed I may just offer a link here for do.
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    The future of Back to the Future?

    I wish they include minifigs from BTTF2 film. Ghostbusters minifigs would have been redundant, but they should have included the different bonds over then last 25 films or offered them in a separate series of micro sets.
  14. I am not 100 percent committed as of yet. I cut the rigging in the parts designer and like the results. Obviously, I wish LEGO did not center the rigging pieces, but I prefer the way it looks now. The use of rope may be decided once I start that process. I designed the ship to accommodate both ideas with little changes. Waiting on my orders from LEGO. All other orders arrived. I can begin ordering my expanded crew pieces. Though I found some parts in my previous orders I have a bunch of torsos and heads from town, castle, etc that work quite well when you mix and match parts. I also want some of these characters to have the molded beards and I forgot to order these, mustaches, and hoods or wraps that surround the neck. I found quite a bit of the prisoner torsos do not have numbers printed on the stripes so those will work well with the theme. Some of the generic castle villager torso also work. I now have 34 crew members assembled. A few more needing heads and hair, banderas, or hats. It's tough finding heads that feel like pirate parts from other themes. I have about 14 torsos and heads to order to complete the 50 man crew. This does not include the 8 figures from the set. Out of 58 crew members, I think a dozen or so will be ranked according to the following: Captain Redbeard Quartermaster Rummy Riggings 1st Mate/Helmsman Lady Anne Anchor 2nd Mate Darwin 3rd Mate Slinger Sail Maker Bliss Bo'sun Jack Dark Shark Doubloons Gunner Master Robin Loot Carpenter/Cooper Neal Tatooga Master At Arms Will Cavendish Striker Jake The Snake Blake Helmsman Lady Anne Anchor Powder Monkey/Cabin Boy Jimbo Cook Flashfork Or Cook Bart the Butcher Other crew Monkey Spinoza (original set name) Parrot Popsy (original set name) Port and Starboard twins Old Percy Tattoo McGoo Parma Sean LaFeet Black Jack Hawkins Gonzo Goldbar George Culverin Hank the Castaway Skip Peter Pirate Princess Argenta and Dagger daughters of redbeard All names are LEGO characters from various sets. I didn't realize how many barrels, 1x3, 2x2, and 3x4 crates I ordered. I know the set came with some of these things, but i wanted to have a full cargo area. Ilove these dark brown wand 1x3 crates. The nueget 2x2 crates are awesome and i have 10 of those. The taller 2x2 crates work well holding weapons and I may have a dozen of these as well. I always loved the 3x4 crates. I have 2 brown and 6 reddish brown pieces. These parts are large and may not all fit in the ship. Dark brown barrells, 26 so far. I would like to have a dozen reddish brown and old brown barrels so I can distinguish gun powder, water, and beer. know I have another dozen barrels and different sized crates from LEGO coming, quick solves most of this. Lastly, those bags or sacks parts. I have a dozen or so of these to pile up. I collected a bunch of various cuts, glasses, mugs, and bottles as well. wWeapons are also well in stock. I have no clue how many knives, cutlasses, axes, rifles, and pistols i have, but i think it will enough for 50 crew members. hen there are the 8 figures from the Barracuda set I need to add in when I open the bags.
  15. LEGO has hammocks, but they are 10 studs long. I am going to buy a few and scan them in and recreate them on the Adobe Illustrator and shorten them to fit 7 to 8 studs. I will supply them to the Ohio laser cut custom sails guy I been in touch with and he said he will get those done on the same fabric he is using for the replacement sails. Shrouds, you.mean the jib sails or other square sails? I am still looking at my options. I have a laser cut company who makes replacement sails and I can provide the custom shapes I need cut and printed as an option. I will make sail decisions after the ship is made and I do moc paper sails to see what sizes look right. I may need to do a full set of custom sails. Right now the masts are built with the set sails in mind and custom jib and mizzen mast sails.