JorstadDesigns

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    Pirates, Castle, and Star Wars
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    Barracuda Bay

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  1. JorstadDesigns

    [MOC] LEGO Eldorado Fortress, redesigned

    Thank you! I considered adding more animals, but LEGO seems to be sparse when including animals in a set, so I figured I would stick with what I had. But I agree, more animals only improves the value of a set. I did submit to LEGO Ideas, but unfortunately it was rejected. Apparently the reviewers consider it as overlapping with the "Pirate Bay" or "Pirate Ship" concepts, which are now considered registered IP with LEGO Ideas and will not be considered for new projects. Hopefully one of the imperial forts that was already approved might be considered for a product if it makes it to 10K... But considering how quickly Barracuda Bay sold out, my guess is LEGO already has a new Pirates line of sets in the works. High praise, thank you! It's great to have it appreciated
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    [MOC] LEGO Eldorado Fortress, redesigned

    Seeing as pineapples grow on the ground, that would indeed be an intolerable decision. I'd have to clear out some of the marina for pineapple harvesting! Actually, I initially planned this as a LEGO Ideas project, and I was partially figuring kids would just throw all the fruit in the trees anyway, along with the crabs and sea turtle
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    [MOC] LEGO Eldorado Fortress, redesigned

    Haha, absolutely! I used the same tree style for consistency so that the bananas could be removed and everything would still look the same, but you are absolutely right about the tree being botanically inaccurate ;)
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    [MOC] LEGO Eldorado Fortress, redesigned

    “Governor Broadside spent years at his post in Eldorado Fortress, waiting for the expected assault of his nemesis, Captain Redbeard. In his days as Commodore, Broadside was one of the famous few to have turned back Redbeard’s feared naval bombardments, but the notorious Redbeard has been missing for years without a trace. Promoted to Governor but growing old at his post, Broadside has ensured that his fortress is well prepared for any assault – the larder is stocked, the men are rested, and the cannons are loaded. But lately, passing ships have whispered strange new rumors of Redbeard. Tales of a remote island, a stranded ship, a Captain and crew thirsty for revenge setting sail once again… The Governor may be unaware of the secret treasure hidden beneath Eldorado, but he is certain Redbeard will come for Mary Brickless, prisoner of Eldorado for the past five years. Is Eldorado Fortress prepared for whatever threats may come next? Can Broadside return to his role as Commodore and rid the seas of Redbeard, once and for all? Only you can decide!” Eldorado Fortress Introducing Eldorado Fortress, built from 100% authentic LEGO® bricks and the perfect companion to LEGO’s® new Pirates of Barracuda Bay set! Although LEGO® has released some smaller imperial fortresses in the past, none were truly on the scale of LEGO’s® larger castle playsets. The new Pirates of Barracuda Bay set re-inspired us to create a fortress modelled on Caribbean architecture. As you can see, the fortress is named to play on LEGO’s® original Eldorado Fortress (set #6276). The Governor is named after the “Governor Broadside” that shows up in some older LEGO® literature/manuals. The main model uses 2,581 bricks, and the minifigures and accessories add ~150 parts to that. The model features a watchtower, armory, prison, a secret cave with the hidden treasure of Eldorado, a larder, crew’s quarters, Governor’s room, and a harbor area with defensive cannon emplacements. Our personal favorite feature is the curved wall with three cannons overlooking the water! Everything is modular, allowing easy access to all play features. The prison features an ‘exploding’ wall, the cave is connected via a secret passage with retractable wall to the larder, and a trapdoor connects the larder to the crew’s quarters. More importantly, the set includes five spring-loaded cannons that can be positioned anywhere along the fort walls, allowing for quick defense against raiding pirates! Instructions are available as a digital download from my website at www.jorstad-designs.com. LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr LEGO Eldorado Fortress MOC by Kyle Jorstad, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Fort Iron Cactus

    Very impressive! I've never had more than a handful of the brown bricks modified, and now I know why!
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    [MOC] Mushrooms!

    Those are really cool rose pieces - what set are they from? Or are they custom printed?
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    [MOC] Cathedral

    The stained glass design is fantastic, but I think what I love the most is the design of the flying buttresses - amazing!
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    MOC - Imperial Senate Building

    This is absolutely stunning!
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    REVIEW: 80009 Pigsy's Food Truck

    This thing is both over the top ridiculous, and somehow aesthetically pleasing... I'm concerned
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    [MOC] Duel in the Batcove

    I love this!
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    [MOC] [LDD] Creator pirate ship 31109 MOD x2 (Kintyre)

    That sail design is a sneaky way to overcome a lack of cloth sails, it looks good!
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    [MOC] Castle Birlinghoven

    The red for the paths is unusual, but I like it. Well done!
  13. I'd love to see this produced as an official LEGO set! LEGO needs to revive the pirates line.
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    [MOC] The Fall of the Aztec Empire: Part II

    I like the way you crafted the palm trees!