Sting

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    Massive Napoleonic Armies for sale

    100 Imperial Guards?! How much did that cost you??
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    Favourite/Least Favourite Pirate Minifig!

    The Red Imperial Guard Grunt with Yellow Epaulettes is displayed on the box or instructions of the Imperial Flagship in one the Alternate models. Would that make him official? He would probably be a Seargent or something. And Mr.Phes, if they choose to have runner ups it is up to them. I was simply too lazy to do more than 2 embedded pictures X-D
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    Favourite/Least Favourite Pirate Minifig!

    I agree UKDevilz in that it looks like the Imperial Armada are more of Conquistadors than Colonial Guards. But I do love the Imperial Armada figs.
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    ideas for new town sub themes.

    i didn't know that White Collar stuff was exciting. I like the idea of it because it would look very cool in towns. I am not sure that it would sell well. Can you show me some picks of the Playmobil White-Collar business stuff? It is like the Racers Theme. Except Minfig Scale and has some buildings too.
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    ideas for new town sub themes.

    I would love to see some of the following: 1. Sea Port Theme - we may be getting this, and Lego has had it in the past - but we need a large Seaport (as in $100+ set) with a large cargo ship, service roads, crane to load things, and a semi and some workers. We would also need a standalone Cargo Ship (think of how Lego recently reintroduced the Airport Line - We have the Airport w/ Airliner, and than we have the standalone Airliner). Other small sets could be a small service ship, a Semi with Containers and maybe an ADDON Port Set, with an office and more things to load. 2. Oil Rig Theme - kind of a mix between Construction and my aforemention Sea Port Theme. A big massive Offcoast Oil Rig as the centerpiece of the set with all sorts of... Oil Rig... goodness. (I know almost nothing about Oil Rigs so forgive me). We could also have the large Oil Tanker, and other support sets - A passenger Helicopter with businessmen on it would a cool 'feeder' set. 3. Public Transit - A smaller theme with a Bus Station on a Road baseplate (w/ Bus obviously), a good Taxi Set(I think the Spiderman 2 theme touched on this), A Ferry (this would be very cool), maybe a double decker bus. 4. Cruise Night - a theme with cool System style cars that could include tuners, old suped up Muscle Cars, hot rods, and as the centerpiece, a large garage to fix all of them. There could maybe be a Diner set to where it is assumed all the cars meet up. I'd say it would include The Large Garage, The Diner (which would come with 2 cars), and than a few seperate cars. Maybe a police chase set (a police car/racer) 5. Technology Business - a theme with modern office buildings (this doesnt mean they have to be tall, they just have to be modern looking), and other small business buildings full of neat computers and white collared workers. Probably the most boring theme for kids (not me though... as a kid I would have loved Lego office buildings X-D ) but would be cool for the interesting interior designs and 'glass' pieces we would get. There could be cool little details like fountains in lobbys and other decorative features, as well as interesting computer and office designs. It would definately be a set all about the little details. 6. Equestrian - Remember all the olden days of town when they seemed fascinated with horses? There was at least a few stables and large ranch houses and stuff like that. I know this is not an exciting theme and I definately can't see Lego bringing it back in a large way, but It would be cool. We would get lots of cool house pieces, and Lego could make some cool greenery in the fields. Themes 1 - 4 I could see Lego doing. The last 2, although looking really cool and being something I would like, are obviously unexciting(w0000! rich people riding horses on a ranch (without armor and swords and nobility LOL... or white collared people working in cubicles! ohhhh the excitement!) and most kids would not enjoy this, and thus Lego wouldn't consider doing. Just some ideas! I want to hear(read?) some more!
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    The future direction of the Pirate LEGO Forum

    Or just be special elite troops, or if they were new and more available troops, the old redcoats would be a special division of the army. That is the best thing about Pirate Lego - unlike some other themes, it is okay to mix alot of different designs because soldiers in that era were highly decorated. I do not have a massive Red Coat army (I have much more Bluecoats) and even if I did I would appreciate an update! It is unrealistic Lego will bring back a good Pirate line. It is even more realistic they will bring back the old one - with the minifig designs untouched. I wouldn't mind either way, but it is more unlikely! No, Modernized lego-style. As in... more vibrant and detailed minifig torso/head design. Maybe in the Admirals we could even get special Leg pieces (with decorations down the side or something).
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    Favourite/Least Favourite Pirate Minifig!

    How about we do not count the 4+ Pirates because those are pure junk. Obviously everyone would hate those terrible things. LOL, that face is awful. I think at 4 I would be scared of that inbred looking thing!
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    Black Seas Barracuda vs Skull's Eye Schooner

    I like the Black Seas Barracuda more. As a Pirate Ship, obviously the SES was better... but as a ship - period - the BSB was much better in my opinion. Better designed, better looking, and easily convertible to a merchant or Imperial ship.
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    The future direction of the Pirate LEGO Forum

    I liked the look of the Spanish Armada. I think it was a beautiful upgrade to the Imperial Guards that looked much cooler and added a totally new 'feel' to the theme. These were SPANISH Pirates. I loved it. The only problem with the Armada was the set design was terrible. All 3 Ships from that last era were pretty bad (The Red Beard Runner wasn't too bad... but compared to the Skulls Eye Schooner and Black Seas Barracuda - it was ugly). Lego never did make a big beautiful Spanish Galleon. Perhaps I should invest some time in doing so... but than I'd need some of those nice white Hull Pieces I love so much. They didn't even have a big nice Imperial Flagship (the Caribbean Clipper and Imperial Flagship were too small to be true Imperial Capital Ships) Imagine if Lego modernized the Redcoats and Pirates - we could have some amazing Minifigs. If they could keep the set designs decent, we could have a beautiful theme.
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    New LEGO Themes?

    LOTR Liscence would be amazing. It would make almost as much as Star Wars (LOTR fans are pretty enthusiastic too) and have some amazing sets, pieces, and figures. I would love it. After finishing the book, I would love to see some DUNE sets. I know the book is not nearly popular enough to be a big name theme, but it would be cool to see!
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    Fort Brighton Version 1 - Finished

    AMAZING MOC. I love the harbour. The choice of colors is the perfect blend. I find too many Imperial MOCs where too much Yellow or too much White is used in the wrong parts. This is the perfect mix. I am very into the size of the fortress, and my favourite room I can see, is Ironically the Rowboat Room. It is very interesting, and ironic for me since I hate the Pirate Rowboat Pieces (Mainly because I have way too many of them and I find them kind of annoying unless I have a HUGE MoC for them to work with). But because your MOC is so big and they fit so good it works. I like the incorporation of what I believe is the new Grey on the rock outcroppings. My only criticism is the rock buildups along the rowboat room should be short enough to leave at least 1 blue stud on the outside of the baseplate (they grey rock outcroppings touch the edge of the baseplate). For some reason I don't like this when I make MOCs (I always try leaving some space. It is just something I do, but the MOC is so good and it is such a small thing that I was purposely looking for. The action shot you show of the entire harbour (the last pic you show) is amazing. This looks like a giant display that would be in a Legoland Catalog that would pump up anyone to build a massive Imperial MOC. I sent you a PM on our other discussion as I think I should keep it out of the thread on your great MOC.
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    New LEGO Themes?

    LoL. The image of TLG is already tarnished with Knights Kingdom 2 (the 2nd series one with the Jellybean Knights), piles of Basketball sets still in FOR SALE Bins, and other pathetic themes. TLG has been tarnished since it lost something it lost about 7 years ago: Integrity. But yes... I don't think AL QAEDA FANATIC WITH RPG would go over well with parents... or anyone for that matter. LOL. The idea is kind of funny though... imagine seeing that on the shelf.
  13. He is not a Castle Fig though! Governor Broadside is a PIRATE Fig... I think there should be favourite/least favourite Pirate Figure in the Pirates Community!! I am undecided right now.
  14. Castle fans... http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30272 How long has this piece been around and could it not have been just built from smaller pieces?
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    Fort Brighton Version 1 - Finished

    Yes, we have our own version of Thanksgiving. It is a little different than Americans, but it still involves a Turkey and get togethers so I understand your predicament. Ours is much earlier - the 2nd Monday in October. Its all good though. And yeah, its incredible a Canadian won the MVP in MLB. Not many Canadians in the MLB and even fewer outstanding enough to take it . Its interesting how Canadians have taken the MVP in 2 much more 'American' sports recently. (Steve Nash in the NBA (although invented by a Canadian, Basketball is more of an American phenomenon... just look at Canada's Olympic Basketball Team... LOL) and Morneau in MLB. Out of curiosity how do you know we call it "The Peg". You ever been to this dump? LoL. Alot of us go down to Minneapolis so maybe you come up here too. For the record I am not one of these American-bashing Canadians that seem to drift through the system. I think its hilarious how in Canada we get mad when Americans insult us or are ignorant of us yet many of us think its okay to say our Prime Minister is "too American" as an insult. LOL. Ridiculous. I love America.
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    Question about medival doors

    I used to have the same problem when I was young. It works perfect if the hinges face out. THat is how god intended it to be.... and by God I mean TLG.
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    Ugliest Big Piece Ever?

    *sad* You obviously have not been reading my posts correctly.
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    Ugliest Big Piece Ever?

    :) I think you will find all of my posts on the issue are laid back and calm. Like it should be. LOL. Fair enough. It has meaning to me and many others. So I shall continue to use it.
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    Fort Brighton Version 1 - Finished

    This is incredible. Seeing the computerized images I wasn't too impressed. Didn't seem too special. But seeing it now... it is incredible. You should give us a photo tour of each room and what each building is. I would love to see it in fineer detail. I had no idea this is what you were working on but I must say this is probably the BEST Imperial Harbor I have EVER seen. Absolutely amazing.
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    Your First LEGO Set

    I know my first lego product was a small chest of BASIC Lego. I still remember it... but Lugnet doesn't have it (and if it does I can't find it). As for set... I really have no idea! I have a few I can trace back far... but none that sticks out.
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    New LEGO Themes?

    I don't think Lego would ever make a theme like that Calvin, as cool as it would be. Lego won't even touch World War 1 or 2 yet (I guess they made a Sopwith Camel), and those are 90 and 60 years old respectively, so I doubt they will handle the 2003 Iraq War. But I guess this is what we would like Lego to do. If Lego made a WW2 Line, or something heavily influenced by it. I don't see why Lego couldn't make a generic theme based on two armies fighting each other, basically like Castle/Knights Kingdom, except with 20th century style weapons. Before Lego's switch to using weapons and violence (real, 20th century guns in Batman, massive anti-tank weapons in the Dino Attack theme) I wouldn't consider this but now... why not? Needless to say I doubt we will see a modern or even World War 1 or 2 military theme any time soon. I would really like a revamped Pirate line. New minifigs, new sets, new factions. It would be amazing.
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    lego ads!

    Too <insert that tiresome argument>. (LOL. actually these ads, regular or not, capture the spirit of lego perfectly... except maybe the Sherman (or is it a Bradley?) LOL)
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    Ugliest Big Piece Ever?

    LoL. We know it is a toy, but the big change from lego from its old parts, but its all relative. There is simply more of these larger <insert that tiresome argument> pieces in most new sets than there used to be. The term didn't come JUST from the vivid imagination of AFOLs, as I am a 19 year old fan of Lego and if you look I want quite a few lego sets. I like the new minifigures, I like the new grey, and I like the new modern look of lego. I am anything but a grumpy AFOL fan, and I started using the word before I even came to the online Lego community. Besides, I'm sure the AFOLs can and have agreed on Juniorization. It is a general term (Like Dog, Animal, Door, Tree, ect) .Its just how much in each set is the problem. All of them agree that castle walls, raised baseplates, pirate hulls, the aforementioned BURPS and LURPS, horses, ect, ect, are Juniorization. Some is done very well to look like Lego, and isn't used too much in sets. Other sets have alot of juniorization, and my opinion that it looks fine. It is obvious alot of people do not mind the further juniorization, but I do not like too much. All the sets I mention have enough value to me to want them, so I say keep going Lego. Its getting better anyway. My main and only reason for continuing on this is the idea that <insert that tiresome argument> is not a word. Many people use it, and it has a general meaning, so it is a word. A slang word. But a word none the less. Just because a few people do not like the word doesn't mean it means nothing. My main and last point on this entire stupid debate is that it is a word with a general meaning to many people. Many people use the word and understand what it means. *y* Perhaps in the end we should understand, as you so elegantly said Yoda Maybe we should respect other peoples opinions on what they like and don't like about said Toy, and let them describe it how they want without getting offended and insulting how they express that opinion. :) There are a many ugly <insert that tiresome argument> pieces I hate. This one is the worst, and thank god I don't think Lego uses it much anymore (maybe its some town sets I dont have). If we do talk about ugly big pieces though it really could be in ANY page... as every theme has had there ugly pieces. http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/3754 What a lazy piece.
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    The Castle of El Katar

    I love the Desert Look of it! the palm trees, the tan baseplates - incredible! I love the ship, but since this is about the castle I will refrain from commenting on the ship. My favourite part is the little stream at the side full of plant life beside it. I love the details. The entire MOC has a perfect feel as TheBrickster said, with the height and width being perfect, making it not look to tall and thin (which would make it look like a tower) but not too wide and short (which would makesit look more like a walled town). This makes me jealous. Amazing job!
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    Ugliest Big Piece Ever?

    I agree with you about LURPS and BURPS... they look stupid when too many are used and too spaced out and not blended. oDDerFisken, a user on Eurobricks made a small harbour and fortress MOC and it employs quite a few BURPS and LURPS but I love how it looks because of the pieces attached to make it look natural. I agree with you Brick Miner that some of the <insert that tiresome argument> pieces Lego is coming out with now look awkward when mixed with other lego. (I am not sure what to think of those new rock walls you used as an example. I haven't tried to use one yet).