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  1. Huitzilopochtli was the Aztec's god of war, sun, human sacrifice and the patron of the city of Tenochtitlan. It was vitally important to the Aztec people to keep him happy via offerings and human sacrifice. The stone disc on the top of the temple represents the sun.
  2. Looting, robbing, smuggling and plundering are the hobbies of every healthy pirate. This contest explores the nefarious side of the LEGO System pirate's life, so your mission is to show us the gory aspect of their daily activities in the Golden Age of Piracy. If you have a soft stomach then you'd better not enter the pirate forum until the contest is over! Blood, gore, and insanity will prevail until then. Winners! It's time to announce the winners of the contest! Thanks everyone for participating, you all did great! With almost accepted 50 entries, the Large and Small Categories were a great success. If you are one of the winners, please PM me your full name and address (including country) and a phone number. Thank you Eurobricks Administrators and the The Lego Group for allowing such a great contest with great prizes. As you may have noticed, Kolonialbeamter won first prize for the Digital Category. Since he is staff, prizes will be distributed to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. Large Category 1st Place: Puerto Secarico Raid by vitreolum 2nd Place: Repel Boarders! by PaddyBricksplitter 3rd Place: Death On A Salt Breaze by Adair 4th Place: The Last Bottle Or The Golden Age Of Piracy by DwalinF 5th Place: Judgement Day by blackdeathgr Small Category 1st Place: Tavern Brawl by Dzoni90 2nd Place: Only Imperial Stormtroopers Are So Precise... by jansued 3rd Place: Death From Above by Halhi 141 4th Place: Offering To Huitzilopochtli by kritch Digital Category 1st Place: Sharknado? Sharknado! by Kolonialbeamter 2nd Place: Down with the Imperial Tower by SilentWolf 3rd Place: That's Not Good Enough! by RedSparrow 4th Place: Skull Trap by dr_spock Categories Large Division: Greater than 16x16. This includes most ship-based entries. There is no maximum size for Large entries. Small Division: Maximum size 16x16. This includes smaller vessel-based entries. Digital Division: Maximum size 16x16. Rules 1. First rule: have fun! 2. The contest will run from August 14th to October 23rd, 2015. As long as it's still October 23rd somewhere in the world, you can still enter. 3. No entries will be accepted after that date, unless something arises causing the contest deadline to be extended unexpectedly. 4. This contest is open to all EB members, even if they joined EB after the contest has begun. Staff are allowed to enter, but are not eligible to win prizes. 5. One entry per member and per category. You can enter all categories with different entries, but you'll be eligible to receive only one prize. 6. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the contest. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. 7. All entries must be built from real LEGO. No clone brands. Third-party custom minifigure accessories are allowed. 8. Digital entries will ONLY be allowed in the Digital Division. 9. There is no piece restriction or height restriction or mini-figure limit for any class. 10. A reasonable amount of overlap is allowed in the Small and Digital Categories, but nothing extensive. Stacking plates/baseplates will not be allowed. If you are uncertain that your entry qualifies, we suggest posting it with a specific request in this topic for a review and someone in the staff will make a determination. Reasonable overlap is defined by:The main build should be able to fit inside the 16x16 square. Minor portions of the MOC such as greebling, minifigs, and accessories could be partially outside the "square". [*]11. Custom sails, rigging, and flags are allowed. [*]12. Non-Lego light sources are allowed as long as you mention it in your entry description. [*]13. You can use official stickers or custom stickers. [*]14. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Pirate MOCs Forum, The thread title should be the title of the MOC. One creation per thread and one thread per creation. [*]15. A specific thread tag (beneath the title) is required for each entry. Only entries with these tags will be accepted. This topic contains the three tags below. If you select the relevant tag and your topic is not listed, you need your tag corrected. If you need help with your thread's tag, ask in this topic. PTV 2015 Large PTV 2015 Small PTV 2015 Digital [*]16. You may present up to 6 pictures per entry. Post pictures no larger than 800x600, but you may link to bigger pictures and image galleries. No collage pictures please. [*]17. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. This should be your first image. The first picture will become your thumbnail for the voting round, so pick well. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. [*]18. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. You may change and improve your MOC right up to the deadline. [*]19. Your entry has to contain something evil, depicting the spirit of the contest. No peaceful scenes. [*]20. For each category, EB staff will make a first selection, and then EB members will vote for their favorite entry among that selection. If the staff doesn't question your sanity based upon your gruesome entry, it's not making the first cut. Prizes Large Division: 1st Prize: 70413 The Brick Bounty 2nd Prize: Pirates Chess Set 3rd Prize: 70412 Soldiers Fort 4th Prize: 70410 Soldiers Outpost 5th Prize: 70411 Treasure Island Small Division: 1st Prize: 70412 Soldiers Fort 2nd Prize: 70410 Soldiers Outpost 3rd Prize: 70409 Shipwreck Defense 4th Prize: 10679 Pirate Treasure Hunt Digital Division: 1st Prize: 70410 Soldiers Outpost 2nd Prize: 70409 Shipwreck Defense 3rd Prize: 10679 Pirate Treasure Hunt Questions and Answers A summary of relevant questions asked about this contest with answers. Does the entry need a baseplate or custom plate? It doesn't matter what you place your heinous entry on. You may use baseplates, BURPS, plates, bricks, or prefab hulls. Does it mean only a 16x16 square? For a small or digital entry, the entry must be able to fit inside a 16X16 square. What pirate factions are allowed? Any pirate faction may be performing gruesome acts onto any other faction is allowed. Only factions related to this Pirate Forum are allowed. Space Pirates will not be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to: Pirates Islanders Armada Napoleonic Wars Golden Age of Sail Aztec Maya Inca Fantasy pirates similar to Pirates of the Caribbean [*]Are minifig scaled MOCs the only scale allowed? Scale does not matter, but it may be hard to see mayhem and heinous acts in micro scale. [*]Is the description I provide for my entry sound evil enough for the contest? It's hard to judge based upon a text description. Your description may sound inadequate for the contest, but then your entry turns out to be insanely awesome. Remember, entries are considered W.I.P.s until the end of the contest. If you're looking for ideas, I suggest the same as KB. Check out the Pillage the Village Contest from 2008,large, medium, and small entries. [*]Are early steam vessels allowed? Yes, early steam vessels will be allowed similar to the types found in the Ship Index. [*]May I mutilate and brutalize the actual Lego bricks in my creation by cutting, gluing, painting them? Custom Figs (including animals) are fine. Physical modification of Lego pieces for the construction of the entry is not allowed. Now, let's see your evil side! Get building, lads, there be pillagin' and plunderin' to be done here!
  3. Rules for Voting This thread is for votes only! Comments, discussion, and questions about voting can be done in the PTV Discussion Topic. Members that joined after the start of the contest (August 13th, 2015) are not allowed to vote (unless you entered the contest). This is to prevent fake members that are created only to vote once. Sorry if you aren't a fake member, you may not vote, but sadly we need to take these steps. For each category, you have up to three votes. You may vote 1 point for three entrees, 2 points for one entry and 1 point for another, or 3 points for one entry. You don't have to vote for all categories, and you don't have to use all three votes for each category. It's up to you! All of your votes must be in one post. You may not vote for your own entry In the case a of a tie, we will check who got more staff votes in the pre-selection. If there is still a tie, my dice will pick the winner randomly. The voting closes on November 3 at the same time this topic was created. If a vote doesn't follow the rules stated above or the format below, we won't count the vote. Vote example To vote you must post in this thread, following the format below. The Contestants Large A: Death On A Salt Breaze B: End Of The Age Of Piracy In 3,2...1 C: Assasinate The Fort D: La Fortaleza Del Lobo E: Puerto Secarico Raid F: The Last Bottle Or The Golden Age Of Piracy G: Market Day At St-Pedro H: Repel Boarders! I: Attack On The Port-De-Lumière J: A Raid On Silent Wolf's Merchant Ship Gone Wrong K: Judgement Day L: Happy Islander Harvest M: Plunder At Sea N: Ay!K-ARR Small A: Simian Genocide B: Last Minutes C: Voodoo Pirate Morgan Hex D: Offering To Huitzilopochtli E: Bluecoats' Mini-Modular F: A Prisoner At Sea G: Death From Above H: Unlucky I: Tavern Brawl J: Only Imperial Stormtroopers Are So Precise... K: Bartholemew Robbins L: Revenge Of The Hanged M: Eater, Eatee N: Captain Torture Captain Digital A: Skull Trap B: That's Not Good Enough! C: Down with the Imperial Tower D: The Damned Lighthouse E: Sharknado? Sharknado!
  4. Ahoy Mates!!! Here comes my small MOC for the contest and my even smaller story accompanying it. Classis Pirates: A map, treasure chest, greed, betrayal & blood. Having shared years in a damp pirate ship, these two crooks found themselves on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean with a map. The map had one red spot on it, which would bring them to their fate. An ill fate… They got grip of the map through a series of classic intrigues. One night after a pillage in a village the captain returned to the ship with a map hidden in his pocket. He was given the map by the priest of the village who begged to be spared. He offered a treasure map in return. The captain gladly accepted the offer before he stabbed the priest. “This was a wicked world” he thought, as he headed to the boat that would bring him back to the ship. He listened in complete silence of the others’ bestialities. He was eager to get back to his cabin and learn about what the map held in store for him. When they boarded on the ship, he sorted out all the procedures to be conducted after a pillaga: The sharing process of the loot. He even demanded less than he would have, just to make it to his cabin. Once he got to his cabin, he ordered not to be disturbed until morning. He threw himself on his silk upholstered chair and laid down the map before him. After a few minutes examination, he grinned with satisfaction. He took a sip from his favourite rum and fell into a sound sleep. But it was so sound that he would never return to the world of the living. There was one thing he was not aware of: That he had been followed by one of his men all the way from his encounter with the priest to the last sip he took of his rum. This was the humble cook of the ship who had gone to the shore just to be able to have a share in the loot. Having learned about the existence of the map, he hurried to the captain’s cabin before him when they returned to the ship. The captain was busy sharing the loot, which enabled him to pour some poison into his favourite rum. But he had to be sure so he poured more into other bottles as well. When it was 2 in the morning, he glided into the captain’s cabin. Silent as a rat, he checked the captain’s dead body, which was stone cold already. Now it was time for him to grin. He checked all his pockets but the map was nowhere to be seen. He checked all the drawers and everything else but it was not there. As he was leaving the cabin, he noticed a rat running down into a hole in the middle of the cabin. He could still hear it squeaking, which was strange because it had to be gone. But it was still there. Suspicious, he knocked on the old, stinking wood. It was sure hollow. Knocing once more carefully, he began to feel the edges of an opening lid. He removed the beautiful Turkish carpet covering it and there it was. He opened it and went down to a small niche. It was pitch dark so he had to bring a candle to illuminate it. Once the niche was illuminated, he could hardly stop himself from giving a shout of happiness. There were jewels and gold in a pot. But better, a map with a red cross on it, which had only one meaning in the world of pirates. He spent the next few days with the crew investigating about the death of the captain, which ended up fruitless. The crew was just as crooked that no one cried after their not-so-beloved greedy captain. They were back to their daily routines with their new captain. But the cook had other plans. He studied the map on and on and, finally concluded that he needed help. But who could he trust? This was a pirate ship and he knew, as he knew himself, that it was full of indecent men. But he could choose a naive indecent crook. This was the helmsman who did know nothing but to steer a ship. He had a straight forward way of thinkg and could be the best prey for the cook. Knowing that he liked rum as the captain did, the cook approached him on a calm and hot night with two bottlles of rum. After a few hours, he was grinning again with pleasure. He had persuaded the fool into his plan to leave the ship when they get near to the treasure island on the map. This would take a month or so, though. But he was a patient man. Twenty-eight days later, they were passing by Nassau when he opened up to the newly elected captain about his plans to resign. The captain of course did not demand a signed petition but thew him into the first boat to go to the shore for provisions. The helmsman was there, too. The two tricksters bought a small vessel in Nassau, filled with provisions that would suffice for a week. It was a few days trip to the island, he had calculated. The season for such a trip was favourable with southern winds helping all those going to the north of Nassau. Before they set out, the crook cook had to make his plans ready for the next phase. They had bought guns and swords just in case they needed. Trying to get the helmsman believe in him, he handed over the two guns to him. And he took the swords. The helmsman, happy with his companion, took their small vessel safely to the treasure island. The cook, by the way, studied all the route because there would be only one on this small vessel on the way back. They reached the small island on a sunny morning. Eager and cheerful, they landed in a hurry. The island was so small that it was not difficult to find the spot. They dug together and cried out loud when they heard that classic sound of the spade hitting the chest. It took two more hours to finally get it out of the sand. Now, there came the second phase of the plan: to get rid of the helmsman, who would be of no importance, value or whatsoever from this point on. “Hey, can you check the hole we dug for a second chest?” asked him. The naive helsman turned back and hardly took a step forward when he heard the jingling of a sword, of which he was very familiar. He immediately reached for his gun and aimed it at the cook, who did not seem terrified at all. He pulled the trigger but the only thing he heard was a click. He was about to jump on the crook when the sword cut his head off before the broiling heat of the sun. There he was, his blood was filling the hole once occupied by the treasure chest. The crook, on the other hand, did not waste a second about what had just happened but began to drag the treasure chest on to the small boat which would return to a distant beach in Nassau on a silent night.. 1 by Mengish, on Flickr 2 by Mengish, on Flickr 3 by Mengish, on Flickr 4 by Mengish, on Flickr 5 by Mengish, on Flickr 6 by Mengish, on Flickr
  5. Commander Beltar

    PTV 2015 Small: Islander Chopping Board!

    Come one, come all! To the Islander Feast Preparation Day! But beware! If you are not one of us, or a lonely castaway, run, run, swim, and swim as fast as you can! Or else, you’ll find yourself on our Chopping Board! ======================================================== These Unlucky Souls got lost after some soldiers had sunk their ship. Although they’ve been at sea for a couple days. They still have enough meat for us! They’ll be tasty! “BACK I SAY, BACK! You will taste just fine. Now wait your turn!”-Translated From Islander to English. Look at their faces! Lovely! They taste the best when they die scared! Ooo! Lovely! That’ll be a good portion of our meal tomorrow! “Hear the cries of that poor soul! HEAR THEM!” Our great leader watches the coast scanning for more meat while his bride dries off a Leaf Skirt Look at the fear! Look at the blood! Welcome to your fate, the Chopping Board! =============================================================================== Yes, I did try to make this sound like an insane person…I have lots of experience with that back at AG… Text in the post isn't all that good...I almost completely forgot the deadline was tomorrow! Always, hope you liked this build for PTV! C and C welcome! ~Beltar
  6. Captain Braunsfeld

    PtV: Ay!K-ARR

    TERROR STRIKES IN THE HEART OF FINEST FURNITURE! CAPTAIN COOKIE AND HIS CREW ROB AND PLUNDER! Just a few days after having spied out a fine wardrobe Captain Cookie returns with his crew to self-collect. Scenes of devastation and horror! The shop assistants flee in terror. ... and no mere mortal can resist where monkeys plunder! More pictures to be found here. C&C welcome - have a nice weekend! (Ay! K-Arr is meant to be a joke - try to read aloud...)