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    Lego Pirates, Lego Pirates Mocs, but I love a bit more realistic approach: big imperial war ships and small pirate ships.


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  1. DonRamon1981

    Imperial Guards: Bluecoat and redcoat uniforms

    ...Ah and Lego itself made the red coat British when Releasing London Escape, and other sets for Pirate of the Caribbean. LEGO took their red coats to represent London's/ British Army. I guess I can't read and it's Koppenhagen Escape and Gouvernour Jensen and Admiral Hansen. And the history I also read wrong as The Danish had the b8g empire with colonies ;-) ...ah and before I forgot. Even the Admirals Uniform look exactly like the real one from the famous Royal Navy Admirals along with their Hero Horatio Nelson.
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    Imperial Guards: Bluecoat and redcoat uniforms

    Danish makes no sense as 1. LEGO itself gave the gouvernour and admiral typical British names (Broadside and Woodhouse) and Imperial... the Danish never had an Colony Empire especially not in the Caribbean Area. And the red coats is British since 1648, they been called red coats for more than 3 centuries. But the strongest point about it was made by Lego itself giving them British Names. But you can play them how you want as I play my blue coats as french, or even American when my son's want it that way.
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    My first Pirate Moc

    Thanks. As you have way more experience in that, I saw a lot of great ships that made mine looking like a kid have build it ;-) so do you have some advices of improvement? I had almost every Castle Set from 86 to 89, along with that Pirates Stuff and Lego City and Space (it was all called just LEGOLAND in that time) I still have a lot of black and grey parts. My next project is to make a second blue coat ship. I would love the style somebody made called the Admirals Eagle. I love that ship I would by it in a heartbeat, sad that lego did never a blue coat one after the Caribbean Clipper. So my next Moc I will buy some parts and start the Blue Coat Ship that can pair with my Blue Coats Black Seas Barracuda. And as I also have the Eldorado Fortress it makes nice looking forces for the Blue Coats. I am thinking of white and blue Palisade Parts just like the Brown ones used in the Bounty 1 and 2 and the Flagship. Further I will need new Window Parts and some blue white sails or just white. I will start that one after my son's birthday and Christmas. Also the poor build Cargo Ship would need an update. I still have cannons, hull parts, but I am lack of window parts and good looking doors. Appreciate ideas for the from of the ship as I want to build that higher for the Blue Coat Ship, but failed already to fullfill my ideas for the pirate ship as you can see the front is the same level like the rest of the ship. I am not 100% happy with that. Due to lack of ideal parts you maybe can help me with ideas what kind of parts I can use to get it done. Not the way the Flagship is build at is fragile by playing it sometimes, and I want some stable ship that my son can play without needing to fix something everytime. My son wants a second blue coat ship so he will get that early 2019.
  4. DonRamon1981

    Battle of The Bountys

    Made some new pictures of it. I like it more and more by playing with my son. My favourite is still the big Imperial Flagship, but this one is a cute, nice vessel to play and display. In the beginning I was very sceptical of missing a rear hull part, same like the Black Pearl is build. But when I build it and look at it, it when looks more realistic than the others from the back.
  5. DonRamon1981

    My first Pirate Moc

    Hello all... I like to share my first adult built pirate moc, I call it my first as it is my first Pirate Moc for more than 25 years. As I made the Bountys to red coat ships, they have now 4 with the two Flagships, the Black Seas Barracuda as a Blue Coat Ship, and the cargo moc, I had to build a big Pirate ship for my son. This is the final version as I changed it over the past. Never been satisfied until now so I will share it to know how you like it. Maybe you got some ideas of improvement. I build it just of my castle and Lego city and pirate parts of the 80s, he carrebean clippers I had and just the fence and windows as new bought parts for cents, and the Sails for just 15 Euro. I took some ideas off the Big Flagship and the Black Pearl to design it my own way, and added a bed inside the cabin cause never saw one inside the official lego ships. Here it is:
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    Battle of The Bountys

    My winner from the side
  7. DonRamon1981

    Battle of The Bountys

    If you had ask me before I got my Brick Bounty I would always go for Brickbeards Bounty. What changed my mind is that the Brick Bounty looks way better in real life than On pictures. Both Ships was Red Coat Ships for my fleet from the first build up. The BBB was my second red coat ship after 20 years, teaming up with my 1992 Imperial Flagship that was the lonely red coat ship in that time. It looks really great with the Sails of the BSB and the same flag like the newer red coats. The cabin designs of all latest three lego ships a quite similar. So it made sense for me after getting the big Imperial Flagship to get the Brick Bounty and made it my fourth red coat ship. And boom! It looks that great as a red coat ship that I changed my mind. It becomes one of my all time favourites. The big Flagship is still the best as I didn't make any changes than adding soldiers. So my vote goes for BB as I really enjoy how the details and colours add up, the Sails looks really good.
  8. DonRamon1981

    Ranks and positions in the pirates theme.

    Some was still left out as the pirates hat already democratic organisation on the ship and just the captain and quartermaster earned more of the gold /money they robbed than the rest of the crew. All others got the same part. The captain, other than in Lego World, Hollywood and stuff, was elected and could be released of his duty any time the crew didn't want him no more. The pirate captains did not even had the command of the ships / and did NOT own them, the pirate captains had just command of the ship during battle. Most pirates did not been captains for more than 3 to 5 years after that they being released by their crew or, what was usually the pirates destiny: killed and sunk by soldiers smaller ships. Big war ships did not catch pirates. In real world 99,9 of the pirate ships were sloops without any cannons or just small caliber ones. They had zero competition against a war ship doesn't matter which size as war ships outgunned every pirate ship. I know this breaks most pirate fans fantasy but that just the way it was. To be historical more correct they did not even had too much battles. 90% of the cargo ships surrendered immediately without fighting. A lot of cargo sailors switched sides to the pirates cause the life of a usual sailor was almost the same hard like a pirate. But on pirate ship everybody is on the SAME level. You had NO other or let's say HIGHER ranks, and especially you had no Gun / Cannon Masters Men because pirates mostly didn't had that kind of weapons at all. (They could not afford cannons in most cases and they did not even want because they did not want to sink the cargo ships they just wanted to damage rudder, sails to make it unable to move. That is like 100% opposite what Hollywood and Lego Pirate themes have, I can understand it is boring when you play or watch about pirates just harming cargo ships. And by the way... most lost hands and stuff not in battles but during the ruff life on the ships: a tow easily could cut of a hand or leg and storms made also problems. I know that is not what most of you like but that's the real pirates, while I always smile seeing people building big Pirate ships with a lot of cannons. Fantasy but zero reality. Now you see you had not really RANKS on a pirate ship, they were all equal except the ELECTED Captain and the quartermaster, which ha only slight advantages. But even I play stronger pirates with cannons as my son likes it that way too.
  9. DonRamon1981

    Pirates theme getting better

    I am into Lego Pirates from day one when I was a kid and all the first years until my dark ages started like in 1995 or so, until then there never has been sticker flags! Always printed directly on the bricks. As I still own most of these flags there haven't been one single flag in the first two waves with a sticker.
  10. I also started with the 6271 as my first red coat ship. It took Lmost 20 years later to make what I always dreamed of as a kid. A Fleet for the red coats. My newest one was the 70413 Brick Bounty which I made a red coat ship to count my red coat ships to 4. Here is a picture
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    LEGO Pirate Photography

    My son's and mine whole fleet.
  12. DonRamon1981

    Imperial Guards: Bluecoat and redcoat uniforms

    XrrAs I love history and have hundreds books especially about that era, I would say it represents French and British. Even if the style of uniform is both very British. But the fleur de lis on the blue flag is a typical French sign and was long time part of a lot of French flags. Not British. That counts out the American who actually became famous to be called blue coats in the 19th century. British were red and called red coats since 1648. But there is a big problem to that American Theroy. The crown! America had never a king always a president since their independence. Also the fleur de lis which is an symbol by royalists. So I will do it for me to have to nations blue for French and Red for British. But lego had maybe both as British as they called blue coat gouvernour Broadside, a typical British name, and the red coat Admiral Woodhouse. Also typical British. That maybe indicates that lego always just thought about British in that Imperial stuff. But it's always how you play it so when my son's want the blue be American we do it that way too.
  13. DonRamon1981

    LEGO Pirate Photography

    One Red Coat Bounty and the Imperial Flag Ship from 1992 fighting the Blue Coats Flagship.
  14. DonRamon1981

    Small classic pirate schooner [MOC]

    Wow great work. I like the design and colours too. I love small pirate ships to be more historical accurate, but you set the bar real high. Can not imagine to put more details and extras on a small ship like you did in this one. Again great great work!
  15. DonRamon1981

    Ranking the Pirate Ships 1-15

    Cool I like your ranking. My one would be different I would go with this, but maybe so my age and my love to history is a big part why my list is like that: 1. Imperial Flagship It is the most detailed, historical correct, biggest and most beautiful ship that lego has ever released. 2. Brick Bounty I know most would disagree. But when you look at the similar look of the cabin like the Imperial Flagship and the Brickbeards Bounty, it has the same style. It looks more than every other ship lower in the list like a real ship. I like the back cannon as also that was a thing a lot of ships did back in the day. I just made it a red coat ship for my fleet. 3. Brickbeards Bounty Very similar to Brick Bounty it looks also very realistic compared to historical ships. And even if a lot of people don't like the flag of the evil looking jolly roger flag. Even that variation is more historical correct as most pirates used different flags. The famous Blackbeard used a skeleton with red heards around. Very strange. So yep this flag is even not close that strange like real pirate flags. But as it is a big ship and have that similar style of the cabin I made also this ship to a red coat one. 4. Black Seas Barracuda This one is classic. The biggest I had until 2010 and my favourite for a long time, as it was my first one. Quick, I was still 8 years old, I made it a blue coat ship. Nowit has brand new blue white sails and new blue coat minifigs as update. This ship will always have a special place in my childhood and in my heart. 5. Caribbean Clipper Decent blue coat ship but lacks of a real cabin made me change the sails and crew into pirates. Today I don't have it any more or I have to say I lost too many parts. Will be my next project to rebuild that one. As my pirates having a MOC one in the size of BB or BBB, this will be added to the blue coat fleet... 6. Imperial Flagship 1992 It was my second soldier ship and for a long time my only red coat ship. As the red coats are really typical British and they ruled the waves for centuries, I hated thatvit was that small. But the classic look, the amazing sails (best lego ever did for a ship and most realistic of them all) did it for me. The ugly and real unrealistic design of the Skulls Eye Schooner made me just buying this one in that time. I did not want a big Pirate ship and especially not one that was that ugly. Red, mixed with green. A lot of white too. That's why this Imperial Flagship became my absolute favourite from the 90s. 7. Renegade Runner Yeah you read right. It lacks a lot extras but is historically the most accurate pirate ship as most pirate ships was exactly that size and shape. I know for romantic fans of pirates and children too small because it can't compete with soldier ships, but that was the way it used to be. The design is classy too. 8. Armada Flagship I end my list with 8 and here. I don't like the white and bright colours on it. Especially as white painted ships appeared centuries later, but historical accuracy was never Legos priority. The design and especially the mini figs do it for this set. I can exchange the hull parts and stuff to make it more classic and will add it to the fleet. Maybe if no Armada will be released I will make two and let the Spanish with the French / my blue coats battle my British Fleet as repeat of Trafalgar... But in my world the Spanish and French won't be destroyed that easy like in 1805. :-) I don't list the Skulls Eye Schooner and Red Beards Runner as the colours went out of any style with white, red, green and collapsing masts, doors like farm houses and other stuff just didn't work for me. That colours are so awful used here in my opinion. Let's make one comment for ranking the last of my list, and most of yours, the Crossbone Clipper. What a shame. Green hull parts to Brown, red, white, really? Even if it is historical (not by the colours) more realistic than all the big Pirate ships, it looks just awful. I don't get along with the colours on one side, but the lack of all extras or design elements that could boost the style or look are missing completely. My 5 year old sun can make a more beautiful small ship than this one. And he already did. Sorry Lego but this set is one of the worst I have ever seen. Glad that my lego time was already over and I saw it just on pictures and in a friends house, so don't have to be confrontated too much with this "Eye bleed"... A picture of my top 3: