Admiral Blockbeard

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About Admiral Blockbeard

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  • Birthday 04/10/88

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    Male
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    Australia
  • Interests
    Pirate Lego - Mostly the old classic sets
    Castle Lego - My personal "Golden Age" 1988-1995
    Other interests.
    Movies
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    History especially age of sail and Napoleonic.
  1. Help identify this! Rare or fake Lego case.

    Thanks Therize. Try this one? Http://i64.tinypic.com/dff1c3.jpg I have forgtten by bricks half and usin an iPad sorry!!!
  2. Hello all. Hoping you can help identify the case in the attached photo. Suspect it is a fake but wanted to be sure before letting it go cheap. Have not been able to find it online. Translation of the text is roughly brick box case. Help much appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153843197181115&l=ee6fdf093b Thanks, Geoff
  3. Aussie sales! Share the news of LOCAL sales!

    Any ideas on when Big W will have a sale on next? Cheers, AB
  4. Official LEGO Stories as Printed on Pirates Boxes

    Sorry to get the defibrillator out on this post. - "CLEAR" We have a resurrection. I have come across this post in the search for all pirates stories as I will be doing a big local display and the organiser has requested historical information on the sets. I also happen to have the Eldorado story right here and can confirm the following... after usual blurb... Knowing that the Pirates would come looking for the gold, Governor Broadside, governor of the settler colony, sent a message to all of his men to meet him at the Eldorado Fortress. It was in the Fortress that the Governor made plans to protect the settlers fortunes. Beneath the Fortress floor was a secret hideaway. It was there that the Governor decided the gold should be kept so that it would be safe from the Pirates. Part of his plan was to unload the gold from the ship, the Caribbean Clipper, and move it to the Fortress. He wondered what adventures lay ahead... In resurrecting this hopefully more stories are shared! Thanks, AB
  5. 2015 LEGO Pirates Rumors and Discussion

    I have it on relatively good terms that there is a definite pirate themed UCS. The biggest ever next year... I keep coming back here to find out the details. Its killing me waiting. I am still annoyed there wasn't any small solider sets in this release. (Pirate survival / soldiers arsenal from 2009)
  6. 2015 LEGO Pirates Rumors and Discussion

    I have heard rumor that next year will see a Pirate UCS set. Bigger than 10210. So start saving!!!
  7. 2015 LEGO Pirates Rumors and Discussion

    I scanned the thread and could not see this question anywhere significant. Do we know if the battle packs are going to be available and if they plan on releasing sets similar to Pirate Survival and Soldier's Arsenal? Saving up all my Myer vouchers for this release. AB
  8. Gilded Crow - 22 Gun Galleon

    Amazing progress, just amazing. Looks beautiful in real bricks. Also love the sails. Bricktopia was a huge success last weekend, hope you were able to make it in! I think you should definitely consider exhibiting this next year. It is very impressive and a brilliant design. Would love to see it in real life! In addition to the local shows, Melbourne's Brickvention is coming up as well. I know a group of us plan to go over (exhibitors and visitors)! As for back stories and names I think you have already captured it with your selections. I would let peoples imaginations run on your already well thought out designs. I have loved being able to see this in development. Thank you so much for sharing. AB
  9. Which Official Pirate LEGO Sets Do You Have?

    I have the following sets. :) They look sweet together! 10210 Imperial Flagship 8396 Soldiers Arsenal 6239 Cannon Battle 6262 King Kahuka's Throne 6263 Imperial Outpost 6264 Forbidden Cove 6265 Sabre Island 6267 Lagoon Lock-Up 6268 Renegade Runner 6270 Forbidden Island 6271 Imperial Flagship 6273 Rock Island Refuge 6274 Caribbean Clipper 6276 Eldorado Fortress 6277 Imperial Trading Post 6278 Enchanted Island 6285 Black Seas Barracuda Thanks, AB
  10. ReBrick "Name the Ship" Contest - and the WINNER IS...

    I feel that to be fair to all contestants they drew a submission out of a hat, then checked it wasn't trademarked or repeated in the thread. No reflection on the quality of the selected name, but given its similarity to the previous Lego set I just can't see them actively picking that name. If they did I should have entered with "Brown Seas Barramundi" or "The Black Barracuda" AB
  11. Gilded Crow - 22 Gun Galleon

    IMHO I think the second figure head looks the best out of the two black ones. I do like the mermaids, though they probably do not suit your ship as well as the crow. AB
  12. List the Female Minifigure Leaders

    To put things into perspective the Pirates Line has always had a "named" general or admiral. Castle has had named heros like knights. So Lego does have "guiding" stories to help kids creativity make up the stories during play. As part of our discussion on the pirates forum we wondered if there had been any such characters (in a leadership role) the boss if you will that was a female. In pirates it has been basically limited to a pirate "wenches" and female Islanders and a governors daughter. (but don't quote me on this I am not sure, and only heard of them referred that way in passing.) You are right though people can project anything they like by creating there own. This was never an attack on Lego for not promoting their female minifigs. Just a curiosity that needed answering. It was never a debate. AB
  13. List the Female Minifigure Leaders

    So other than licensed products there is no Lego story creation where the main leader is a "named" female other than the witch from fright nights and spinlyn? Was there any female Bionical leaders? both "typically evil" characters Surely there are more? Friends and Paradisa have no real hierarchy do they? AB
  14. ReBrick "Name the Ship" Contest - and the WINNER IS...

    I should have made your quote smaller. I was referring only to the theme park pirate expansion (the last two thirds of what I quoted, not the first third). As you can see in the link here, in post #5 of this thread there is a clear push towards Legolands having more pirates. The PDF even has the names of the pirates they use at the park etc. AB
  15. Design a NEW LEGO Pirates Sub-Theme - Themes Suggestions

    Where there be dragons! In an age not all that long ago, on shores some now call home, mysteries were unknown and places unexplored. Join the brave Imperial Lego crew on board the HMS Bricktanica as they explore the uncharted areas of the map. Finding unknown lands and battling the forces of the seas. "Quick lookout for the reef, those rocks are sharp we must get out of this storm!" Taking shelter in a small cove they find untold wealth of long lost tribes. Not far away are the Pirates lead by Captain Drake, who wants all the new found treasure to himself. Captain Drake was hidden in the storm but knew that the Bricktanica had taken shelter in a cove where some of his mates were collecting the gold. Worried about his long hidden base the Dragons Nest, just a few hours sail away, he must scare off the Imperials with his fire breathing ship the Berserk Basilisk. What other mystery's await the two factions? Is the treasure cursed (combine with PotC)? Are there real dragons among the ruins (Combine with castles sets)? AB