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  1. Aye it did. Long ago, but my obsessive compulsive disorder for neatness in my room, as well as the overall lack of room I had at the point, made me abandon the beast. I will be posting my Cruiser very soon (it was easier to build and I had the entire house to myself for a week so I was able to bunk down and build more).

    And Phes is correct. This building was the main building within a colonoy, that was going to have dicussion halls and important offices for Admirals, Governors, ect to meet.

    I wish I had finished it, but alas, no time, no room, and most importantly, no money.

  2. LoL. I rather like the mix ups. I think they are supposed to look Ragtag! Pirates were too poor to afford matching clothes and thats assuming they even had the money or luck to be able to buy them!

    Lego did this to create contrast - the multicolored Pirates with the stiff and monotone Imperial Guards (although the Imperial Armada changed this slightly, with a more colorful wardrobe).

    My favourite Striped Pirate is that has blue legs, the red/white striped body and a black rag. Most effective color scheme in my opinion. I think he was in a set.

  3. My cousins are lego lovers, and they received a vast amount of Lego for free from a friend. It included a BSB and Caribbean Clipper. I didn't want to be greedy and ask for both, buso I asked if I could have the BSB. They are into certain lego sets as opposed to certain themes, so giving up a BSB wasn't a huge deal to them. They were quite nice about it and we enjoyed looking through all the pieces to build it.

    I may one day see if I can get the Caribbean Clipper too... that would allow me to have 2 of them! (I already own a CC)

  4. The numbers on the windows mark the day/date. "1" for December 1st, "2" for December 2nd, and so forth. They're numbered randomly, like a classic advent calendar. Problem is, yesterday they showed two additional sets for the construction worker. They labeled them "2" and "3". Unfortunately that's not just "addition 2" and "addition 3", it's the days, too. So yesterday you already knew what was in it today and what will be in it tomorrow :'-(

    Yes. I know how an Advent Calender works, the problem was I had the wrong SET in #1: It had some random barrels and what looked like a fire entinguisher with blue "flames". BUT, after opening the box and putting the tray in, everything has worked out.

    I love these Advent Calenders.

  5. My only concern with the term Classic Pirate is that to me, it will sound like we only focus on Classic (as Norro described, 80s-96ish) Pirate lego. Now, this is true since Pirate sets stopped being produced in 1997... and the 4+ Line is definately not what anyone on this forum is interested in. (At least to my knowledge).

    I would prefer Pirate Lego (if we can get past Lego's rage!) because it holds onto the hope that Lego may again produce a new, quality and exciting pirate line. I guess the "Classic" in "Classic Castle" and "Classic Space" probably refers to the classic STYLE of Lego which mostly ended in the late 90s, which is high quality set design, lack of liscenced themes, and buildability/customization over playability.

    What ever happened to Pirate-Bricks? That was a tiny community of Pirate Lovers that had its own domain name. That worked alright.

    On another note I have to agree with Phes's statement on the Online Pirate Community: We want a highly organized and specialized Pirate Forum and Website with lots of easy to access information, but we cannot expand on Eurobricks because than the forum is becoming more and more a Pirate Forum, but as seen on Pirate-Bricks... our community is too small. Although larger now we will never be consistent (we do not have a Castle or Space following yet), as at one point, a Pirates-Only Website may be working really well, and when people go on vacation from lego (such as I tend to do), the forum would become empty and hollow. On Eurobricks, the forum will never get too dead because of all the other members. A Pirate Only Website and thus own discussion forum would require a larger following that we have not seen yet.

  6. It's true, the surprises for the next two days are ruined on the first.

    You opened the one in the top right corner, didn't you. Each door has small yellow numbers but as far as I can tell they are numbered completely randomly.

    Brickshelf was down a bit ago but it's back now.

    Am I supposed to open the top left corner? My window numbered 1 was 2nd on the left on the top row... maybe when my mom bought it, she opened it and put the tray in the wrong place... so its all messed up. I will try this tomorrow.

  7. "When the pirate community grows that big?" that's an interesting way of looking at things. It might not get any bigger, it doesn't seem to be getting any bigger than it was 3 months ago when it was at its peak. Users seem to come and go, but we don't really seem to increase the number of users who post every day.

    Although, the Pirate forum still receives a healthy following, when we started back in July we had about 4600 posts and now we're nearing 14,600 post. So that's nearly 10,000 in under 6 months which is better performance than any other Eurobrick's forum. So things aren't bad by any means.

    I'm going to guess about 9,000 of those are you Phes :-| >8-)

    I simply am not a huge fan of the major overhaul of the pirate forum (besides these Emoticons!) but It is all I have so I will deal with it. My post was simply in theory what I would like.

    Eurobricks has the only truely active Pirate Lego discussion on the Internet, there will be no seceding. I think even if a website was created, most discussion would still take place here.

    My problem with discussions as sources of information is they slide down and are annoying to find and can be filled with useless information that has been posted throughout the entire thread. I just think a single page that can be edited when new important information needs to be added is simpler than a forum. Just my humble opinion.

  8. My advent Calender is screwed up. It said I should have got a construction worker Minifig for December 1st... but instead I got a bucnh of random small pieces (looks like to construct a barrel and a fire estinguisher or something).

    I am livid.

    I love the display when you open up the calender. The giant winter city scene. This compares to the 1980s and 1990s for the lego set displays. It is quite inspiring and looks quite amazing. None of the images you posted are working, but if someone hasn't posted the image when you open the Advent Calender, could someone post it? I'd love to have it on the comp.

  9. A website must be made and MOCs must be created! The online Pirate Community is not nearly active enough. A website, a Pirate Dedicated site, would be a good idea to start with. We will never have as large of a Community as Castle (much more people into Medieval culture than Colonial culture), but we can still have a large one if we start finding people. The Pirate Community has expanded ALOT since I joined. If we centralize even more with a website (Forums are good for dicussion, but websites are much better for information stockpiling. I find the current Pirate Forums annoying to navigate (sorry Phes).

    We could have detailed set and picture reviews of every Pirate Set ever released, discussions on Minifig Designs (are the bluecoats British or French? We do not have to take a stand (as everyone has their own opinion) but we can just show evidence for each). Character, Ship, and Piece guides.

    The possibilities are endless, but a forum is not a good way to stockpile easy to access information like this. A website is needed.

    Just my idea. LOL

  10. I can't believe no one suggested either a Farm or a Zoo...


    Farms would be cool. Kind of like the Equestrian line I mentioned MINUS a focus on horses. We could have some cool tractors and other farm equipment.

    Come to think of it, it would be a very cool theme. The only thing that would be wierd is crops... made of lego. LOL. A 32x32 baseplate with green and yellow 1x1 cylinder pieces all over it... LOL. May be a little wierd.

    It would have to be old fashioned farms or just plant farms... since Modern Animal Farms are more like factories :-( .

    A Zoo would be kind of boring to me, but Im sure it could be made good!

    To quote Black Adder 'one tiny modification to your plan Baldric...'

    This sub-theme could be made the most exciting town sets of all... modern businesses/buildings, boring white collar workers, endless hallways, security systems, and now add spies!

    Alpha team like figures set in a real town environment instead of their own area...

    etc, etc...

    God Bless,


    This could work, but the problem is Lego would want to give the spies 'cool technology' AKA unrealistic technology AKA entire sets dedicated to the spies AKA Alpha Team.

  11. 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

  12. I don't tink the withe collar stuff would be boring,Sting. Playmobil has a lot of "boring" sets and the people seem the pick them up at a super fast rate. Also the modern city sets also do really well , so bring on more "boring" sets. The only people who seem to pick up things like Exoforce for their kids are mariginal people (I think you call them chavs in the UK). Lego needs more "boring" themes to win back over their lost clients from playmobil.(especially girls!)

    The cruise night theme sounds an awfull lot like the racers theme and they are so easly adjustable.

    I would like to see real world cars in minifig scale (four wide ,only one seat) that's a challenge! Like a lada and a beetle all the classics.

    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.

  13. 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!