Marooned Marin

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    DESCRIPTION TRITON is a war brig with two masts, both square-rigged, equipped with 12 cannons and two lighter, but deadly accurate, swivel guns. She is known for her speed and exceptional manoeuvrability, so much that a skilled captain (even Lieutenant de Martinet) could turn her around almost on the spot. No wonder why she quickly became Governor Broadside's prized ship and principal threat to all pirates still daring to plunder the Brick Seas. With Captain Redbeard still missing and presumed dead (while actually marooned on the Barracuda Bay), remaining scattered pirates are facing their darkest hour in their battle for independence from the Imperial rule. They need to find a way to deal with TRITON, or perish! ABOUT THE BUILD MOC was first designed in and later (much later) built and tested with real bricks. During that period it underwent several unsuccessful major redesigns which soon got him thrown inside the good old development hell. Too tough to die, a year later it resurfaced with vengeance, and here we are. The overall design is sturdy, but most importantly the ship's stern with all the curves and slopes is tough as a nail. Both masts are reinforced by long technic axles and firmly anchored with the help of long masts rigging. THE INTERIOR To maximize playability and enable an easier access to the ship's interior, both the quarterdeck and middle section of the main deck can be easily removed without any loss of structural integrity. Pretty neat, don’t you think? Small annoyance comes with removal of cannons back and forth, but that’s life at the sea. If you don’t like it, stick to the terra firma MOCs, you dandy. The captain’s cabin (or the governor’s cabin, as Governor Broadside currently resides on the ship) has everything a good captain governor needs; a working table with a treasure map, one strange navigational device (devils stuff I tell you), an oversized chair big enough to accommodate captain’s governor’s oversized EGO, an impressive armoury bench packed with flintlocks and an officer sword... and oh yeah, almost forgot, one bed with Imperial sheets and a matching pair of pajamas. The middle section below the main deck features a brig (a prison aboard any sailing vessel you scallywags), soldiers sleeping quarters, a storage room and a small mess hall where daily rations of rum are served. WHY BLUECOATS? The design was inspired by the tragic story of the real ship TRITON (1836-1859) which sailed under the Imperial and Royal War Navy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. She was sunk by a magazine explosion on 9 May 1859 at her anchorage outside the cursed island of Lokrum, near Dubrovnik in the Adriatic Sea. Was it a human error, sabotage or the island’s curse... who knows!? My doubloons are on the curse. Stay away from that island by night. As the bluecoat fraction is based on French and Austria, it seemed logical to put TRITON under Imperial Soldiers’ flag. This opened up an opportunity to play with colours. I was inspired by @SleeplessNight MOCs and his daring use of lively colours, so why not incorporate a thing or two from the best. The yellow frame windows with white lattice are homage to beloved Caribbean Clipper. What I really wanted was for bluecoats to have a formidable ship, not too large but with more firepower than the Barracuda for instance. Triton is that ship, and it will play a major role inside an upcoming 100+ pages graphic novel, pirate-themed mind you, which is currently in the writing process (and always one step away from the good old development hell). To give you some idea about the graphic novel, a small introduction of the story was published HERE – just scroll down until you hit the comic. SPECIFICATION Parts: 2491 parts (without minifigures) Dimensions: W: 23.1cm L: 72.7cm H: 54cm Weight: 1682 grams Difficulty: Moderate/hard Build (tested on two +10 years old) Type of set: For Display & Light Play IMPORTANT: Model does not float BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE Instructions are available on Rebrickable. There is a 33% discount code valid until February 17.: TRITON33 LINK to Rebrickable WHOLE SHIP AVAILABLE For those open to third party manufacturers, TRITON is licensed and made available by MedievalBrick and their sister company LETBricks. The quality of the parts is good and the price is even better. I know because I got one for a test build. The wait time, from order to delivery, ranges from 4-6 weeks, just for your information... so order now, think later! LINK to MediavlBrick / LINK to LETBricks NOT FINISHED YET Still here? Great! Let’s end this official launch with a small and simple revolve animation where you can clearly see all the ship's curves and lines, after which I invite you to give me your two pieces of eight what do you think about this MOC.
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    [MOC] The Fortress V.2.0

    ohhhh how cool is that! What were his thoughts about the 'Crown' project?
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    I had some '2x10K club member' help with those Funny thing is, I'm partially colour blind so I guess I've nailed it right this time. Thank ye for positive feedback. Thank Ye! I'm really honoured with such a high praise Thank Ye Fraunces, I'm glad you like the premise of the story, and comments like these motivate me to find extra time and energy to work on the darn thing!
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    Ahoy Mateys! (New User Here)

    These are all lovely updates, modern but simple just like the original. I love the stairs on the Forbidden Island! (take a mental note to steal that technique) So what was your process with these sets? First digital design, I presume and then real build?
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    [MOC] Pirates Battleship

    This is interesting alternate build, and if this is your first MOC you should be proud, it looks very good, and the real photos are great! If I can 'nitpick', the only thing I see off are the flags which are flying against the wind, but the brick-built main flag looks cool, so well done on your work Do you have any other 'pirate-themed' projects planed in the future?
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    [LEGO IDEAS] Island Of The Imperial Soldiers

    @Wolf_King your wonderful LEGO Ideas project was on the
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    [MOC] The Fortress V.2.0

    Great amount of action packed in this build, lot of colourful details and it looks fantastic from all angles. I love it! Ok, now the tedious details please: Q1: How long did you make this? Q2: Count parts, any estimation? Q3: Is this going to end up on LEGO Ideas?
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    Thank you @NOD , as you are both ship and MOC expert, your words of praise mean a lot to and I'm glad you like it. I'm making the series of images of comparison with other ships which I plan to post on Instagram, maybe even on Flickr (I have to make account). Thank you @Filibbooo As I knew this will end up in the hands of 10 year old, I was striving to hit that sweet spot just in the middle, playable but serious. When I compared the first version to Barracuda I saw it was way too big, and thus not likely very playable since children need to move the ship with somewhat ease. So I downsized it. I think it would look good anchored outside of the Treasure Island Precisely!
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    That's the King's emissary, sent from the cold and damp Europe to Caribbean to witness and ensures that Triton is in capable hands. Governor Broadsides is not thrilled about this 'audit' from the court. He will either end the pirate threat, or this will be his end as a governor of the new world. The royal reserves are empty (thanks to the pirates), so the King got substantial loan from private bankers -backers- who want to see the profitable returns of the investment and their ship back in one piece.
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    Darn! My storyline has hole big enough you could drive a truck sail a boat right into it. Ahem, obviously that's his father, Old Red they call him.
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    Thank ye @Captain Braunsfeld , you are the best! This idea actually came from @Piraten when we were exchanging some top-secret WIP images a while ago, and I thought why not? I'm truly happy that you like it, especially since you are a blue coat in your heart. Your kind words and support on Instagram are the best praise I could've hoped for. As for comparison with POBB, I plan to run series of 'size comparison' images divided in several weeks: Triton vs POBB, Triton vs C. Clipper, Triton vs Imperial Flagship. All this on Instagram of course. Again, I'm amazed how well this blog-post turned out and it was my joy and pleasure to reread it again and again. Thank ye Governor
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    GoH 10 C: Mitgardian Village of Skaaldoogh

    Fantastic work with the motion and the water surface, it adds complete new dimension on already awesome build. Great!
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    Ok, wow! You went an extra mile with this one, and you even did your research of the island's course. Great write-up. I love it! As for errors, only one found. On the last picture, the fort in the background is St. John, while St. Lawrance or - Lovrijenac- is on the other side of the town. But worry not, the town has seven heavy forts, it's a easy mistake to make, especially when writing about it from the other side of the globe. Some trivia; one of two cannons from the real Triton (which were salvaged some 60 years ago from the sea floor) is now mounted St. John fort for decoration. Aside from that, excellent job on the blog-post. You are master of words and I'm overwhelmed and quite honoured with everything written.
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    Gracie Capitano! I'm glad you like it Nay! But there is detail how-to tutorial and 1:1 scale template for print&cut your own sails from any available fabric, or heavy 160g paper, you can find. That's because these are referred to 'package' not the actual ship you build. Why do they think package information is important, I don't know The model weight is wrong on their side, and also have several typos in their text which I already pointed out to them. Some or fixed, others are, well... others will be pointed out once again. We can leave this 33% for our forum members and I can make permanent coupon code 25% for Classic-Pirates readers: CP25 Sounds good? ohhhh now I'm really excited! If all goes well, new better brick-falling animation will be over in 40hours from now, and I will share it here.
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    Update: this is valid till February 17. 2023.
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    There will be as soon as MOC gets approved on Rebrickable, it's still in review. I'll let you know the date Thank ye Jack! I'm glad you like it, and I'm excited about the frontpage, this will be my first time actually Jojo, Jojo the monkey. He's quite a piano player that monkey (listen)
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    Thank yee for kind words, I'm glad that you like it! Paraphrase anyway you want, you are master when it comes to playing with words. Ah yes, Wikipedia is rather short on that, but you will find it listed here: Here is another source, Wikipedia, but in Croatian with little more historical information. I've added you the link with English translation:
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    [MOC] The Treasure - 10K LEGO Ideas Supporters achieved!

    Congrats @Piraten
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    [LEGO IDEAS] Imperial Island Outpost

    @Blej you have been on the Good luck on your LEGO Ideas project
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    [OL - Nola Mar - FB] Claude's Shipbreakers

    Fantastic little build!
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    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    This is gorgeous ship you are trying to build, and you have made great progress so far Take a look on this creation, it is right in your ball park, maybe you get an idea or two which you can steal borrow: The Rolling Dutchman
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    [REVIEW] 40566 Ray the Castaway

    Oh Jack, you are too kind As far as castaway MOC designs go, so far my favourite is this one by @cjtonic HERE
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    [REVIEW] 40566 Ray the Castaway

    Because Ray seems to be more famous castaway then me
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    [REVIEW] 40566 Ray the Castaway

    I don't like the set, but I like the review @nmbd, you have a knack for writing and this is fantastic first post for introduction inside the community, welcome aboard
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    The Buccaneer's Dread

    @Garmadon your wonderful creation was published on the