Mister Phes

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    THE PIRATE BAY IS GOING TO BE AN OFFICIAL LEGO SET!!!!

    Wouldn't your decision also be based on the final design of Pirate Bay, given the LEGO designers may introduce revisions which undermine the appeal of the original design?
  2. Treasure Chest created by Slawek Kaczorowski
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    HMS Citadel - Red Coat Warship

    Well done! The reason grey (or white) works better is because its a neutral colour and doesn't distract from the MOC. Ok, let's post this on the Classic Pirates social media!
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    HMS Citadel - Red Coat Warship

    The framing is great! But the blue background is a bit gaudy - the original grey works better.
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    HMS Citadel - Red Coat Warship

    You got a render with better framing? For some reason you've opted for too much foreground resulting in cut off masts.
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    [MOC] Pirate Headquarter

    And the love keeps coming...
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    [MOC] Pirate Headquarter

    I posted it as a story on the Classic Pirates social media! And got an inbox message about it!
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    [MOC] USS Constitution by Jim Beute

    @Wellesley posted Jim Beute's USS Constitution in our Flickr finds topic. Jim's ship is awesome so here is a dedicated topic! For more great photos be sure to check out Jim Beute's on Flickr
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    [MOC] "Beached" by James Pegrum

    "Beached" by James Pegrum - more photos on Flickr.
  10. There has been some discussion about this in the Future Pirates Speculation Topic. But is this alleged leaked image real or fake? From the Future Pirates Speculation topic: Please note all information in this topic is considered speculative and nothing is official or fact until the LEGO Group announce it.
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    Brethren of the Brick Seas Banner by Kai NRG

    Just 1920 x 200, please. 1920 pixels is the standard width for 1080 HD displays at present. I don't think enough people are currently using higher resolutions to warrant larger dimensions. As for the mobile users... Providing the heading text is accommodated within the view port, they'll have to relinquish the minifigures and artwork.
  12. Greetings! I've been informed @Kai NRG has created a custom banner (below) for the Brethren of the Brick Seas Forums - is this correct? I'm in the process of applying the banner to the forum but there are a couple of things preventing that from happening. The first is the banner does not have the correct image dimensions for the forum header. So I was wondering if we could create the banner in different sizes?
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    Brethren of the Brick Seas Banner by Kai NRG

    That is correct. Just so long as the title is fully visible, the surrounding artifice is an acceptable loss. When using a mobile browser you have to accept you're viewing a simplified version of the design due to the smaller view port and if you want the full experience, then you have to use a desktop web browser. And that's applicable to all mobile web designs.
  14. There has been a long history of AFOL sites leaking unreleased set images and Eurobricks was notorious for this back in the mid 2000's. The LEGO Group made practice of uploading high resolution images to their caching site so AFOLs would guess the file names of unreleased sets. Then staff would post the images on the Eurobricks frontpage which helped to rapidly grow the forum but the LEGO Group became quite agitated and issued warnings. However, the words "corporate espionage" were never used - "Intellectual property infringement" at best. Actually, maybe I shouldn't laugh, you may have a legal background and be more informed than I.
  15. Thanks! This is just the beginning of a long overdue overhaul for the Pirate Forums.
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    [MOC] Treasure Chest by Slawek Kaczorowski

    Excellent!
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    Oops! I meant to write "WE love your MOCs!" I am experiencing lack of sleep at this time...
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    You love your MOCs!
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    Do you happen to know which parts and re-release sets this occurred? Or is that question way too specific?
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    Has this been done in previous re-released sets?
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    I questioned it myself... I probably should find the posts where it was discussed but I don't have the time to find then. Roebuck however, provided some reasions a few posts back: And also expanding on point 2: The parts required may no longer be in production. I.e. they may not even have the moulds to produce certain older parts.
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    The LEGO representatives have said (within the past couple of years) sets from that vintage will not be re-released in the foreseeable future. Actually, I think they said never again due to the poor sales of the early 2000's re-releases - but I'm just going by re-released information from users of this forum who have spoke personally with the representatives. I'm not one of those Pirates fans. If I see one more damn Black Seas Barracuda inspired ship with the red and white sales... I'm gonna... At least change the colour of the sales for the next one!
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    Re-released sets don't affect the cycle anyway... but apparently the last time the Black Seas Barracuda was re-released (2002) it sold poorly (along with the other re-released sets from the 80's and 90's) so the LEGO Group no longer deems it profitable to re-release sets from that area again.
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    Future Pirates Speculation

    Yeah, they do (or did circa 2015) have a business plan for LEGO Pirates in which they were aiming to release a new wave of pirate sets every 5-7 years. Given LEGO Pirates core demographic is 5-12 year old males, every 7 years there will is a new cycle of 5-12 year old males, so they can get away with releasing the same set concepts each cycle. But we can only hope they decided to break free of this formula for the next wave... lest we get another Blacks Seas Barracuda clone with the striped red sales, an island featuring a skull face and a couple more soldier forts...