Captain Fortune

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  1. Captain Fortune

    LEGO Pirates Display

    Amazing!! Where did you get that poster of Brickbeard?
  2. Captain Fortune

    Captain Redbeard is the winner!

    Of course it is!
  3. Captain Fortune

    Imperial Guards: Bluecoat and redcoat uniforms

    Basically, Lego took the 1770-1800 uniforms, and the shakos from 1800-1830. As a result, we have: - Accurated officers according to late 18th century. - Relatively accurated governors from late 18th and early 19th centuries. - Not very accurated soldiers: regardind the redcoats, the open coat (with a visible white vest) and the shako, didn't meet at the same time. When they wore open coats, they wore tricorns or bicorns (see the Patriot). When they wore shakos, they used closed and short coats (see napoleonic stuff). Regarding the bluecoats, the french did wear open coats and shakos from 1803 (I think) so, that would be accurated. After all, what Lego wanted is to have cool and recognizable soldiers and, damn it, they suceeded!
  4. Hello my friends, Do you remember this thread about Captain Ironhood? We enjoyed some wonderful contributions about that ruthless and lovely character from Lego Pirates. Now, I come to you with a theory about Captain Roger/Redbeard/Fortune's origin. I must say that I could not verify it in other sources, nevertheless, it looks very plausible. Hopefully, we will have amazing contributions again, that will give us more information. Perhaps some of you have heard about the comics Redbeard (French: Barbe-Rouge), which is a series of Belgian comic books, originally published in French, created by writer Jean Michel Charlier and artist Victor Hubinon in 1959: If you look at him, the similarities are evident: the name, the red beard, the eye-patch, the two belts, the hat, the sabre and the structure of the coat. There are some differencies too: our Lego Captain is more elegant, he wears a black coat, and he is... clearly more crippled: Still, if we look at a rare and very interesting design of Lego Captain Redbeard, from an alternative cover of the 1996 catalog, we see this: Interesting, isn't it? Obviously, I can't prove that Lego got inspired by this comics character, but it looks reasonable. And probably, Roger/Redbeard/Fortune comes from different sources and historial and fictional captains. But, in this case, the similarities are really remarkable. I'm waiting for your opinions!
  5. Captain Fortune

    Add some light to Pirate sets!

    I don't want the new generations to miss these amazing pics.
  6. Captain Fortune

    Lego Mini Catalog 1996 / 1997 - A Nostalgia Trip

    1997 was a bad year for Lego, but in Europe was considerably worse. In America you got new sets and themes that made that year not bad at all: - Roboforce - Black Forestmen (from 1996) - New pirate sets, not very good but necessary (figs, parts, etc) - Outback To me, these adds made your year much better than ours, wich was a empty and a letdown.
  7. Captain Fortune

    LEGO Pirate Photography

    Just added a background to a promotional picture:
  8. Captain Fortune

    REVIEW: #40158 Pirates Chess Set

    A very good review for a really nasty set. Ladies and gentlemen, the definitive show of laziness has come to town: No printed hats, no shakos, no epaulettes, mixed and reused torsos, repeated faces, no governor... The only intereting things of this set are the palmtree, the light and some accessories. Lego just didn't gave a s**t with this set, that's all.
  9. Captain Fortune

    Whats the deal with the 2015 pirates line?

    And we appreciate it. At least, those who can disdain -love this word!- our innocent childhood conception of Lego, from the real business corporation that it is -which is not a criticism but, again, a fact-.
  10. Captain Fortune

    [Investigation] Who is the Captain Ironhook?

    I think that you misinterpreted the text. They speak about Captain Redbeard, but they don't say that is that minifig that represents Ironhook. They also speak about Broadside, who's not in the box either. The whole text seems to be a general description of the theme, not the box.
  11. Captain Fortune

    General Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Discussion Thread

    Thanks. I see that there is a mistake in my question: Where IS the new movie supposed to be in theaters?
  12. Captain Fortune

    VIDEO Review: 6261 Raft Raiders

    Awesome review for an awesome set.
  13. Captain Fortune

    Topsail Schooner "Lady Kathryn"

    It looks awesome. Great work you did there!
  14. Captain Fortune

    General Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Discussion Thread

    When the new movie is supposed to be in theaters?
  15. Captain Fortune

    VIDEO Review 6242 Soldiers Fort

    As always, excellent review. I've got this set and I like it very much. Once you complete it with other sets like Soldier's Arsenal or the Cannon Battle, you've got a very cool Imperial stronghold.