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  1. PirateRoberts

    [MOC] Sabre Island 21

    Sabre Island MOC Enjoy!
  2. Brick New World

    [VIDEO] Pirates of the Karibrick

    Har Har dear Pirate friends, the time has come for me to start a new project. After finishing my new LEGO Room i am going to start to build a brand new Pirate setting with islands, pirates, ships and a nice small city. The world will be mostly pirate and Caribbean inspired but there will be a small twist. There will be some, not too many, Steampunk Elements in the world. Like a flying balloon air ship or a steam powered train. You can all be exited to see and hopefully enjoy this adventure of a brave new world build In the first video i will explain my project and I start to build the first bigger pirate island. The video is in German but you can also enjoy the moving pictures... Now go and enjoy the show Har Har!
  3. Brethren of the Brick Seas (BoBS) Intro Thread (Just looking for the Master Index?) What is it? Brethren of the Brick Seas is a role-playing building game set in the age of discovery/age of sail. It is the land of infamous pirates, brave sea-captains, bold explorers, cunning traders, and heroic soldiers, and it is open for all who wish to join! Through official challenges, minichallenges, freebuilds, the economic game system and the raiding and commerce system, every player has a role in the development of the Brick Seas and the potential to alter geopolitics, and eventualy history. The four playable factions interact, cooperate, compete and struggle for power, just like the players do, in a diverse world, where you can help explore (and exploit!) the riches of the new world. (For a quick start guide, see here) How do I sign up? To sign up, you first need to pick one of the four player factions: Sea Rats Oleon Corrington Eslandola Then you need to create your sig fig and post it in the relevant faction thread, and you are now an official member of BoBS! (For a guide on how to sign up and get started, check out the Quick Start Topic) Where do I ask questions? For general questions, lore questions, or history questions, ask in this thread. For faction specific questions, ask in the faction threads. Ask away! Background: The year is 617 AE (After Empire) and this is the dawn of the second era of colonialism. Only time will show what history will bring, but all three nations are looking to solidify their hold on their new posessions. Era I was kicked off with the discovery of lands across the Sea of Storms. For the first time in the history of the continent of Halos, new lands had been discovered. Even more shocking, the Halosians were no longer alone in the world. Once thought to be a flat plane, where monsters roamed the edges, the world is now believed by most geographers to be most certainly round. This was proven first with the discovery of Terraversa by the Mardierian explorer, Ardmond Basker. For 100 years the Mardierians have held Terraversa as a far off gateway, keeping all others out and not allowing the information of the world to the east, or New Terra, to permeate into the rest of Halos. At almost a 1000 miles from the next island in the Sea of Storms, the island remains a most crucial point on the voyage into the unknown. As time went on, other nations of the Madrice Peninsula began to search the seas for other islands and their potential riches. South of the Basker Islands, Corrington took Tiberia, an unforgiving rock just outside of the much more lucrative tropical zone. Oleon found LeBellan, the jewel of the Sea of Storms. LeBellan sits right inside the tropical zone, and produces sugar in vast quantities. 56 years ago Eslandola took possession of An Holli and An Toli, two smaller islands south of LeBellan, both sugar producing as well. Despite gaining footholds in the Sea of Storms, the other Madrician nations were unable to voyage beyond Terraversa. This all changed with the death of King Harln of Mardier, and the vast civil war that began in the country in 595 AE. Instead of looking to gain territory from Mardier’s mainland, the Eslandolans approached the Viceroy of Terraversa and paid him handsomely for permission to trade at the island. The Viscount took it further and allowed ALL nations to pay for the privilege to visit his island. Twenty years later, as the civil war continues, Terraversa has become a defacto independent state. The Viscount’s son, Miro Oldis, now runs the island, and his father’s policies live on. It is not certain if the Mardierians will reestablish their colony or not after the war, but it may be too late. In 597, intrepid Eslandolian explorer Cato Calrelli sailed east from Terraversa into the unknown. It was thought to be suicidal at the time, but he returned 70 days later with the news that he had found more of New Terra. He claimed the land for Eslandola, and soon the Kingdom of Eslandola was the leading nation in colonization. In 605, news circulated throughout the Madrice Peninsula that the Eslandolans had found gold on their island of Nellisa, and this set off a thirst for expansion and exploration never before seen. With Terraversa as a launching spot for new expeditions, Corringtonians, Oleanders, Eslandolans, along with some Garvans, Mardierans, and Carnovans made their way towards New Terra. Many found themselves unable to find supplies at Nellisa, the Eslandolans baring even some of their own from landing on the island. These vagabonds headed south, where a new isle was found, one with few resources, but great defensive harbors. Soon, the Sea Rats had a home. Angry that they had been dispossessed and had not found aid, many turned to vengeance on the Eslandolans by becoming pirates, and many of these pirates began to prey on all nations, and even their fellow pirate. Besides Terraversa, where the Atwi tribe lives, no new natives have been found yet. The islands beyond Terraversa have so far all had strange abandoned settlements upon them, and some sailors say that there is a whole new nation of people in these far waters, but no one has recorded seeing a non-Halosian or Atwi person yet. The first era, spanning the years 615 and 616 AE, marked a rapid expansion into newly discovered lands, in a race to maintain relevancy in the power struggle of Halos. Oleon, Eslandola, and Corrington all laid claims to a multitude of islands and invested heavily in new settlement and industries. In order to protect these new holdings, a naval arms race developed, and the merchant marines of all three nations grew rapidly. In the shadow of the immense wealth being shipped home from the colonies arose a rag tag group of opportunists, who styled themselves as a loose confederacy known as the Sea Rats, plundering, smuggling, raiding, or sometimes just living free outside the grasps of the empires. All factions await new souls to take on a role in the New World. Who will win in the end? Nobody knows, but for sure the sea will play a large role in deciding the fate of these rich new lands. She can be a cruel mistress to those who do not respect her, indeed, and the only guarantee in this world is that salt will run through your veins as you become part of the Brethren of the Brick Seas. The Map: The map is a part of the storytelling mechanism. As you can see, it is not totally defined yet. This will change as time goes on. New portions of the New World (and some of the Old) will be uncovered through events, challenges, and other parts of the project. New islands will be claimed, older territories will be taken in war, and the map will stay dynamic throughout the story. Builders will have the map revealed to them over time, and they will help decide what lands are conquered. With that said, the first part of our story will take place in New Terra. Your character should probably have some feasible connection that would lead them to that region, or it may be hard to really participate in the early challenges. A baker back in Eslandola’s capitol city is probably going to have little interaction with things going on in New Terra. We will eventually have challenges that happen on the mainland, and different story events “back home,” but we are emphasizing the pirate theme and its nature primarily in the first part of this project. Once a firm piratical lore and history is established, more aspects of Enlightenment era politics, war making, and commerce will emerge. Rules Thread History and Background Thread
  4. G'day all! My name is Moz77 and I'm from Australia. Long term lurker on this fantastic site, but a new member as of last weekend! I've been collecting Lego really since I was born (in '77), but back out of some long dark years about 5 years ago. I collect mainly classic town (combined with the modulars and the odd other modern city and creator sets that fit into town layouts) and vintage trains, but will soon expand to pirates. A small preview of my current city: Treehouse by Moz, on Flickr Wishing you all the best. cheers Moz
  5. Overseeing transaction of goods --- As a privateer, in times of peace, Captain Scarver spends most of his time hunting sea rats. After his latest hunt around the southern coast of Celestia, Captain Scarver returned to Port Woodhouse with the captured pirate ships and their stolen goods. After most voyages Scarver donates the stolen cargo and ships to the local militias of Corrington settlements, except for certain goods that may prove useful to his endeavours. However on this voyage they fell upon a state of the art Oleon Cutter, flying the black. It is rare to see pirates sailing Royal Navy ships, so Edward and his crew were careful not to sink her. The battle was long and hard as both opponents fought like hell, but eventually Scarver and his crew managed to capture her. Upon returning to Port Woodhouse, Scarver and his crew voted to keep the ship and add her to the fleet. Thus, he handed her to his Quartermaster who is to see her be repaired and riffited with 4 additional guns. In the meanwhile, as per usual, Scarver went to oversee their donation to the garrison in Port Woodhouse. --- I made this little scene while waiting for parts to arrive for my Cutter ship. I wanted to try out @Ayrlego's architecture for Port Woodhouse, while I also thought it could be a good idea to make a little teaser for the ship. The scene is supposed to take place in the courtyard of a fortified warehouse (kind of like something you would see in the game Assassin's Creed Black Flag).
  6. CaptainPolluxofOrion

    [WIP] "The Parrot" a small mercantile Vessel

    Hi Folks, I'm Captain Polluxx. Iam fairly new in this forum. Ok more than two years, but not very active. Iam a huge fan of the subforum Pirate theme and BoBS. Read and watched a lot in the last years. 2019 i heard of the software studio 2.0. It was a nice opportunity for me because had not much parts for building in real, besides a big collection of Minifigures. I had much time on using Studio last year and get More or less compentent in it. I should say this not my first Shipmod i began in Studio. There are a lot in the pipeline, all in different stages of completion. Some for a maybe build in real status (Like the Parrot) but also some i think i can not afford in next 20 years with possibly 5000+ parts. I have seen a lot of your builds and also the Captain Greenhair Tutorial on Frigates. I think i will make a ship with more elaborated techniques, but not now. Before i talk about my WIP-Ship i want to say that iam not a native english Speaker. I can understand really good but talking or writing is another thing. I hope i can make myself understood. So the Ship. It's current name is "Parrot", its a small/medium Mercantile Vessel. Its based loosly on a Swedish Pinassship named "Papegojan" from 17 th Century. I think modelbuilders know it. It's currently a WIP. I have some Screenshots i will post here. It will be a playset for me and my Nephew. We have an ongoing Pirate Campaign in real time dressed as pirates, and a nice Table with a Lego Pirate Playscene would be awesome. Feedback will be much appreciated.
  7. evancelt

    [MOC] Famous Last Words

    We don't need a map just bury it by the tree! Terrain Techniques
  8. Stoertebricker

    [MOC] El Puerto de Cartagena (Anno 1585)

    Ay seamates! I got some new fotos but had problems with the background due to size, hope you will enjoy anyway: Bienvenidos a Cartagena! Lower your anchor, take a bottle of rum and relax from your adventurous voyage through the caribbean sea! Puerto de Cartagena by Captain Störtebricker The harbour should reasamble the harbour of Cartagena de Indias which intense impression has burned into my mindn after a visit there. The city was one of the first foundations made by the spanish and became one of the connection point for the gold and silver routes. The fortifications of the city have been raided several times until they have been build as strong that no one could conquer them again. In 1585 the famous pirate Sir Francis Drake did so and conquered and looted the city. In the same year the main cathedral was finished, too. So I hope you can see what brought me to this idea. The harbour consists of 3 parts (by now...): El castillo: The fort on the hill could welcome you with a big volley so be sure that you are coming in on a frienndly mission. It is situated on a rock with a cave underneath to hide some stuff you dont want to bring into the harbour. For pirates a skeleton shows then how they will be threated. The main tower is already been demolished and now converted to a small barrack. In front of the dorr there is a trap door throwing you into the cave. The fortress should be way bigger but for me it works as representing the first corner of the main fort. The doors lead you into the city... The colonial warehouse: With the warhouse I tried to reassamble the famous colonia architecture. I features a fishing gear shop and a warehouse whti a big balcony. From there you can have a nice view on the main square in front of the cathedral... The cathedral: The main cathedral looks like a fortification but due to the rich inhabitants it has nice stained glass windows. But these inhabitants do not belive very much in god but more in gold so the altar is filled up with all the treasures stolen from the surrounding natives all around the caribbean. So come in and take a closer look! The cathedrals has detachable roofs and can be accessed by minfigs on all levels. Besides the cathedral there is right now the tavern from POTC but it can easily be removed to continue the pier to expand the harbour... (which I hope I can do!) All in all I hope you enjoyed your stay and be ready to set sail for your next adventour! - Captain Störtebricker (More fotos: Flickr Album Puerto de Cartagena )
  9. Jack Sassy

    Pirates Mafia

    Just here to promote Pirates Mafia IV sign up. So far there are four players ready but at least seven are needed, are you game? If so, then sign up in this topic right here: Hopefully I won't have my head cut off by guillotine for promoting the game here. (although, guillotine sounds French, I love French, did you know they invented mayonnaise?) (That comment of getting my head cut off was simply because I'm still fairly new member here (only 2 years) and I'm yet to try all features, therefore I hope this is allowed. )
  10. The following creations were built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Lego Racers computer game. Pieces new and old have come together to form these newly revised versions of the 8 boss cars. Please enjoy! 1) Captain Redbeard As you can see, Captain Redbeard's new ride uses the microbuild of his ship from set #40290 as a base for this off-road beast of a racer. But it still retains the large exhausts and rear mounted pirate flag from his original car. The sails make this the tallest vehicle in the collection so far. .
  11. Dashiell brown

    [WIP] USS Constitution Moc Progress

    Hey all my name is Dashiell Brown and I set out to make as close to historically accurate USS Constitution as I could at a relatively smaller scale. This is where I will post the progress and the finished project
  12. Kolonialbeamter

    [LEGO IDEAS] The Royal Flagship

    Ahoy, mateys! I'd like to present to you a Lego Ideas project - The Royal Flagship - a classic style, modular, set-like looking ship-of-the-line with lots of play features. SUPPORT NOW Stats and overview: Features: ---------- About: I started this project with a specific intention - to design a multi deck vessel that can be both - a Lego set-like looking ship that's fun to play with, and a decently realistic shelf model of a true ship-of-the-line. And all of this had to fit in the Lego Ideas framework, specifically it had to contain 3000 parts or less. No easy undertaking, and I've failed to come up with something that I liked a couple of times over the past years. This design now, however, I think it quite does it. Sure, it might not be playful enough to some, and not realistic enough looking to others, and then there's the fact there are only stud-shooters instead of ye olde Lego cannons... () But I hope the compromise I found is appealing to at least some of you; and that it proves that ships-of-the-line can be done as sets by Lego. Some decisions I took along the way: Use stud shooters instead of spring powered cannons (*boo-ing noises in the background* ) But hear me out - let's face it, no single set will ever contain that many classic cannons. So the Royal Flagship features easy to remove stud shooter based custom cannons that can be fired from outside the ship, but that can also as easily be replaced by your good old spring powered cannons - if you got enough of them, the space is there! Almost no interior, except for the captain's cabin. This decision was simply based on Lego Ideas' 3000 parts maximum. Feel free to fill the decks with whatever you would like to see though - there's enough headroom for minifigs to be placed on all decks! Relatively simple hull shape, little tumble home, no string rigging. Due to the modular approach, I just couldn't come up with anything more ornate/fancy/complicated - if you have some suggestions, however, feel free to elaborate! The Royal Flagship was very well received during last year's Bricks @nd Friends exhibition in Cologne; kids especially seemed to like the firing mechanism pretty well - we literally had a blast Let's see if I can take the ship to a few more exhibitions this year - if Corona permits. ---------- If you have questions, please ask! And if you got ideas for improvements, I'm all ears! If I convinced you - please support on Lego Ideas! And feel free to share with friends and other pirates enthusiasts - every vote counts! Thank you for watching SUPPORT NOW
  13. (note; this is going to be a very long post, with many pictures and lots of reading. I enjoy those kind of posts by others, so when I post myself, I try to do likewise…) Let me spin you a yarn of fellow-rovers A tale of briny yearnings on a grey Monday morning, and of building a Legoset known as the 3in1 pirates set 31109. So get a drink and get a snack. Sit back, this is going to be a long one… And while you’re at it, could you spend this old sailor a ration of rum too? Good boy… This is the tale of… the briney brick 48: All Hands... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr I have not always been this salty dog you see before you now. Once I lived in a tread mill. Rising each day at dawn, sipping tepid tea while reading a news paper, pushed papers at an office, and going home for a meager meal and sleep. Day after weary day. Spilling tea from cup into saucer was the about the biggest adventure that could happen. Than one grey day, while reading the same bugger and bore as always in the papers, and sipping my tepid morning tea, it hit me; The briney brick... (1) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr (The heyday of my Lego origins was way back in the sixties, when Lego wheels were new. It means modern Lego can easily baffle me with things that go together one way, but not another way. While messing with Classic Space, I learned that bricklinking lose bricks was a certain road to trouble. Brilliant ideas turned out to be impossible once I received certain bricks. And at the same time, often solutions – when found – turned out much easier than expected. Classic Space taught me a valuable lesson. For modern Lego; start with one or more sets to learn the tricks, and to get a bunch of Lego that works well together. So when I decided to go into Lego sailing, I decided to buy a set. In fact, I had already done that, but that was still old Lego; set 398, the Constellation, was from 1978, and was mostly build from the kind of bricks I knew.) 0147 b afd 27-4-2018 em5 2578 by Jan Kusters, on Flickr It was a beautiful ship, very much along the lines of what I build as a kid, but better. And once I build it, I loved modifying it to give it a better rigging. (see https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/173194-uss-constellation-set-39810021-and-some-mods/&tab=comments for more on that build). It also taught me that I find it hard to build a set without at least some modifying. I tend to have my own ideas, even when guided… But this set was still too old, nothing like the classic Pirate ships that came out during my dark ages. I had turned my gaze towards Lego Pirates at a perfect moment; by the time I decided I really wanted to build such a boat, Lego came out with two fantastic new sets; Pirates of Barracuda Bay (set nr. 21322) and the Pirates 3in1 Creator set (nr. 31109). I loved them both! With Corona hitting the world and sending us all into more or less of a lock down, I found myself spending less money on going out and travel. I had time, I had some money, lets get them sets! I stashed away my 'old school' bricks, and my Classic Space bricks, bought 4 small drawer cabinets, ordered the sets for my birthday, and started… Entr'acte: work station finaly ready for action... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Modern sets, in modern drawers... Set 31109, the 3in1 Pirate set from 2020, and the 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay set. I did not start with building those set right away. I was determined to make the most of it, and spread the fun over a long time. So I opened up the sets and sorted all the bricks into the drawers (and one large box for the bigger pieces). The plan was (and still is) to slowly work my way up to building the ships, wrapped in a story that slowly unfolds itself on my display shelf. I would modify where I so fit, and bricklink parts I needed, but with these two sets, I had a solid collection of modern Lego that would get me a long way. It was time to send Minifigme on an adventure… The Briney Brick... (2) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr With little money and even less experience, Minifigme did not quite start his nautical adventures as he had pictured it. No big boat and happy crew singing merry sea shanties. No one would hire an old inexperienced geezer as crew. And a small boat was all he could afford. A very small boat! Small, but good enough to learn the ropes. And the friendly second hand ships sales man threw in even a sea chest for provisions. As kind of a life boat to go with his ship… Last year, I had bought the 3in1 Deep Sea Creatures set 31088 and liked that a lot (I bought even two of them). Fish! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr I found many alternate builds for this set online. More than enough to give Minifigme all the adventures he dreamed of when cooped up behind his desk. A small boat is more than enough for adventure! Minifigme soon learned the sea is a big adventure alright. The Briney Brick... (3) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Not two glasses out at sea, treetops and high rise hotels sank behind the horizon, and Minifigme came under attack of a giant prawn! Fighting for his life and provisions, he came out victorious, but with new respect for the sea and what lies beneath. The Briney Brick... (4) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr An antennae, knocked from the giant prawn, made for an excellent fishing rod, nice to add to his provisions. Although the first catch was not very inviting to eat. Raw swordfish, anyone? The sword might come in handy though... The Briney Brick 6 (a) Sea life... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Not everything in the sea turned out to be monsters and trouble. Minifigme’s first whale sighting was cute enough… The Briney Brick 6 (b) and more sea life by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Until mommy dear showed up in a protective mood. The big whale was a known Lego alternate build with instructions online. The baby whale came from a Youtube channel (https://youtu.be/kWajNobR2Uo). The Giant Prawn is based on something I saw online, but build in my own way. Then one fine day, Mini-me spotted a lonely little island. Land Ho and all that! The Briney Brick 8 (a) Land Ho! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Greetings from... Uhm.. Err... The Briney Brick 8 (b) Land Ho! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr There was a lot of driftwood on that Island, and Minifigme started to expend his little boat. Life on a deserted Island, with fish, coconuts and driftwood, what more could one want? Some proper tools perhaps. Of course the ocean is big and empty, but once you find a sweet spot, you’re bound to get company. And so one morning, Minifigme woke up to the sight of this… The Briney Brick 9 (a): PIRATES! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Pirates! The Briney Brick 9 (b): PIRATES! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr A whole bunch of one legged Pirates – and one rather weathered looking castaway – had invaded his little island! (here's where I started modding stuff. Just little bits. After all, them pirates had been on their raft a long time, and they were pirates, not fishermen...) After the first shock, they turned out to be quite a friendly bunch. And once Minifigme was willing to share the driftwood and the fish he caught with them, they soon became best of friends. The Pirates were not lazy and pretty handy with a lot of things. They quickly started to make the island a lot more inhabitable. The Briney Brick 10 (a) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The Briney Brick 10 (c) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The Briney Brick 11 (a): Done... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr And so life became pretty easy going on their little tropical paradise... The Briney Brick 11 (d): Done... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The Briney Brick 12 (a): by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The Briney Brick 12 (b): by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The Briney Brick 13 (b): going native... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Minifigme has even gone native by cutting the sleeves from his shirt and by getting some ink done. Now this was all nice and dandy, but I have to admit, once everything was done, them pirates and Minifigme turned rather lazy and boring, almost like a bunch of Pensionados lazing about on a tropical island. Luckily one day Pip, the youngest mate, noticed a something in the sand, when the quartermaster removed some shrubbery. The Briney Brick 23 (a): X never EVER marks the spot... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr X never EVER marks the spot! Except when it does of course. The Briney Brick 23 (b): X never EVER marks the spot... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr There are not many things that get Pirates fired up like a hint of some hidden treasure, so they burst into activity right away. The Briney Brick 23 (c): X never EVER marks the spot... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The resulting dig did not bring the expected loot, but it did point into a direction that Pirates can never resist. Skeletons? Maps? Thaddaway? There must be booty beyond that horizon! CAST OFF FORE AND AFT! MAKE SAIL! The Briney Brick 24: The fleet sets sail... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr And so a small armada packed up, cast off and set sail. Each in or on his own craft… And then, one foggy morning: The Briney Brick 30 a: as the fog slowly clears... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr 'Driftwood ahead! Lots of driftwood! Oh, uhm, and some sharp pointy rocks too, by the way…' As the morning fog cleared, it turned out to be more than just driftwood. The Briney Brick 30 b: as the fog slowly clears... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr And thus our intrepid crew came across a ship, wrecked on a small rocky island. After a careful check and some deliberations, It was decided to try and fix the ship up again. The Briney Brick 31 c: Them poor sods... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr With the wreck came 3 new crewmen. Good honest traders by their own admission, but willing to join the Pirates if that would get them off the rocks. Meet the brothers Port and Starboard, and Big All. The Briney Brick 34 b: Heave Ho mates! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The ship’s hold turned out to be a treasure trove of tools, paint and other useful stuff. The Briney Brick 33 c: What do we have here? by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Deep down in the hold of the wreck, the quartermaster even found a couple of canon barrels, perhaps used as ballast, or else for sale. Apart from the wreck itself, these were the best finds! The Briney Brick 34 c: Heave Ho mates! by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Heave ho! Lining up parts of the hull and pulling her together again. The Briney Brick 35: Men at work 1 by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Remind me Port, how was it again? Measure once, cut twice? The Briney Brick 37: Men at work (4) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Heave Ho again! Moving wood. Moving so much wood! With all the rafts taken apart, and shortening the ship a few feet, there was more than enough wood to rebuild her. The Briney Brick 37: Men at work (3) by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The ship had no gun ports, it had indeed been a harmless merchant. With the canons found in the hold however, it could become so much more. If only some gun ports could be cut… Modding time: I added a deck. Simple; the original open deck had an 8x10 stud hole, so a 8x8 grill plate with 2 2x8 plates on the sides would fill it nicely. Entr'acte: the ship from set 31109, and some small modifications. by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The briney brick 43: heave ho once more by Jan Kusters, on Flickr I also added a capstan to the centre of the grill plate, so my poor crew no longer had to dangle like a bunch of grapes from a rope to haul something. It also makes it easier to take out that deck part and reach the guns below. The Briney Brick 40: The downside of good ideas... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The only downside to the added deck is more deck to swab. Pip had been pretty impressed by the figure head. Of course it had lost some of its charm, with a lot of wood weathered and silvering. Time for a touch up! The Briney Brick 33 a: What do we have here? by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The Briney Brick 39: a ship taking shape 2 by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Intermezzo 2: adjusting the Ginger Mermaid... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr (more slight modding; from left to right from original to what is now the figure head (number 4) and one beyond) The Briney Brick 39: a ship taking shape 1 by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Quartermaster in a bosun’s chair, giving the captain’s quarters on the original just brow ship a lick of fresh paint. (thus restoring the wreck to original 31109 colours). And more modding time. The Briney Brick 42 (c): Adding a closed forcastle by Jan Kusters, on Flickr I wanted to close up the front of the fore castle. That in itself was easy enough, although it took me a time to decide on windows or a door to access the galleon. And I wanted to change the bow sprit a bit… The Briney Brick 42 (a): Adding a closed forecastle by Jan Kusters, on Flickr A wall in the fore castle was simple enough, and much to my delight, the shutters in the arched windows can swing out like this! Who knew! I had spend weeks agonising over windows or door in that wall... Entr'acte: the ship from set 31109, and some small modifications. by Jan Kusters, on Flickr I also altered the Capstan on the fore deck a little. Set directly on the 1 layer higher frond deck. Stud shooters with a 1x1 round brick instead of a plate make excellent swivel guns... And if closed studs are used, they will even shoot that brick... The Briney Brick 42 (b): Adding a closed forcastle by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The forecastle is now Baldies domain, the galley. With a good stack of rum of course. Most of my mods to the ship are based on a replica 17th century ship, de Halve Maen (the Half Moon in old Dutch). It is a replica of a Dutch small(ish) seagoing ship. The original was from 1609, a sailing replica was build in 1989 in Albany, New York. That replica spend some years in the Netherlands, which gave me a chance to visit it. In my view the lines of the ship from set 31109, with its high fore castle and high stern, remind me of a late 16th or early 17th century ship. So it might be something like this, a fast ‘Yacht’, or a small galleon with a smallish crew. Staysails and the gaff-mizzen are from later date, when ships also became less ‘curved’. The only things really missing from the 31109 set are lateen sails on the mizzen and a Bonaventura masts at the back. I could not figure an easy way to fit them (the masts of the Lego set are actually too far back) and they would make the cabin at the back less accessible (the entire poop deck flips up). I could, however, add a bowsprit-mast with square sails instead of stay sails. The gaffed mizzen stays furled up on my ship. Most fore- and aft sails on these ships were more for steering and balancing the ship on course than for going faster. The full ship... Galley in the fore castle... The briney brick 44: Raising the masts by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Raising the masts… For now I would like to keep this ship pretty much as brick build as I can. I am curious about how it compares to the 'specialize parts' ship from Barracuda Bay. For that reason I am also using the Technic-part build masts, although I think the one piece masts like the Barracuda Bay has looks better (and I can find those even in brown). Entr'acte: the ship from set 31109, and some small modifications. by Jan Kusters, on Flickr I did change the masts a bit with bricklinked parts. I made them ‘stepped’ like real masts would be, and I replaced a bunch of grey ‘washers’ with brown half tubes. Entr'acte: the ship from set 31109, and some small modifications. by Jan Kusters, on Flickr I also changed the way the sails are attached a bit, they are now all on pins with a ball, and a ball cup at the spar, so I can move them about more easily. So far the rigging is my only real departure from the 'brick build' style. The rubbery string rigging from set 31109 looks fine, and fits better than what I am using now, but I like how I can pose minifings in the old style one piece rigging. It is also easier to partly disassemble things quick for posing figures or taking pictures… It is possible that, at some point in the future, I might decide to do my own rigging in real rope, and sails in paper or cloth. That is what I did ad a kid; I would build a (rather rudimentary) ship in Lego (not much else was possible in the sixties) with wooden dowel masts and spars, and spend days on making a rigging from darning wool and cutting sails from old handkerchiefs mom would give me after enough begging. But that would only be once I decide to change the ship into display instead of active play use. Which might be a while or never… The briney brick 47 (a): launch day... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Finally it was time to launch the rebuild ship. With the new shiny figure head, the ship practically named itself. ‘The Crimson Mermaid’, what else could it be? The briney brick 47 (d): launch day... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The launch party would have been even better had one man remained on board to drop the anchor. As it was, after the launch there was a mad scramble and swim to get the ship before she drifted off. Luckily Monty (the weathered looking castaway) had made friends with a shark, and that proved handy to catch up with the drifting ship… the briney brick 49; Pip at the steering wheel... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Another small mod, and very much not historically accurate for a ship this age; a compass binnacle with steering wheel and compass light. An actual ship this age would have been steered with a whipstaff or even a tiller below deck, and commands shouted down to the helmsman. But I have a bright crew who comes up with great inventions… And I have a steering wheel… I have even added a working compass-brick I found on Bricklink. Final modding: I did make some changes and extra’s in sails. For all sails I added spars with furled up sails, to use when the ship is anchored. For sailing conditions I added one fully deployed large sail, to be used on the foremast or mainmast, and I added a spritsail (on the bow sprit) and an furled up upper spritsail instead of the stay sail of the original set. The mizzen sail is also usually kept furled up. And so here she finally is, in all her sailing glory... The Briney Brick 54: dead calm... by Jan Kusters, on Flickr Entr'acte: the ship from set 31109, and some small modifications. by Jan Kusters, on Flickr The Crimson Mermaid!
  14. And here is episode 5: Episode 4 is up: I've completed Episode 3: Battle at Sea: Episode 2 is online! UPDATE: Episode 1 is online. So if you're up for a swashbuckling adventure filled to the brim with humor, bantering pirates, and pirates being very piraty, then watch Being Pirates! If you like it, feel free to subscribe on youtube and you'll be notified when there's a new episode. Also let me know what you think! Hello There! The formidable Barracuda Bay got me out of my dark ages last march and reignited my Lego fever, especially for lego pirates. I'm new here, but actually many years ago I was a regular Eurobricks visitor, and it was great to discover this site is still up and well. Lockdown was also helpful in resurrecting an old hobby: making lego stop-motion films. I'm working hard on a pirate series called Being Pirates. Here's the trailer: The first episode is coming soon. If you like the trailer, consider subscribing. Thanks!
  15. Hi all, due to the good reception that I got from my Castle/Historical Ideas support thread, I've decided to maintain one for Pirates too. The idea is that this thread can be a place to come to find out about current Lego Ideas entries and give them our support in an efficient manner, from the community that loves Pirates the most. Last Updated: 17th June 2020. Ending Soon (URGENT VOTES NEEDED): Imperial Trading Ship by @Sebeus I. Nearly There (Needs more votes): Caribbean Clipper by Babyteeth. Aging Entries (Needs a boost): Spanish Galleon Warship by Babyteeth. Amerigo Vespucci training ship by Mr.Mattoncino. The Pirate Wreckers of False Lighthouse Cove by DefrostedPoppy. The Sword of the Seas by Bricky_Brick. @paokus The Pirate Bay builder! Treasure Cove Water Slide by @siuliano. HMS Surprise by Skulls1234. The Flying Dutchman by Scarvia. Tall Ship by @Sebeus I. Pirate Essentials by ChaMi. Wreck in the Abyss by Ian Malcolm. Tintin - The Unicorn by SaltyFish. Simple Ship by LEGObviously. Modular Island Fortress by techam. The Royal Flagship by Kolonialbeamter. The Pirates of Tortuga by Gustavingo. Green Coat Trading Fort by hickernator. Caribbean Pirate Galleon by Babyteeth. Davy Jones by Namirob (creator of the Medieval Blacksmith that's currently in review). Soldier Imperial Golden Fort by @Master0889. The Unicorn by RynardP. The Rolling Dutchman by Störtebricker. The Ship Sinker. by Greenflame24. Blue Coats Sea Watch Tower by @Master0889. Spanish Galleon by SparksBricks. The Fruit Pirates by brickster0404 (a bit abstract this one, but I like it). Chromed Classics by MinifigInSpace. Mini BrickBeard's Bounty by Lionard. HMS Legacy by nwisaacson. 18th Century Rigged Frigate by Sandal. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by Jcreations912. The Kraken by Zectonoid016. Pirates Of The Caribbean - Maelstrom Duel by Micro_Model_Maker, aka @legoMoccer. The Fortress by @Piraten. Return To Volcano Island by Micro_Model_Maker, aka @legoMoccer. Jack's adventures - Pirates of the Caribbean by Davy_92. Red Coat's Seaside Fortress by Xman. Pirates of the Caribbean Kraken Attack by tombungee. Fortress Caribbean Imperial by Fedebort. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Endeavour by tombungee. Seagull Bay Lighthouse Imperial Fortress by Delusion Keeper @Delusion Brick. Tribal Village by ThirdKookyUrchin. H.M.S. Ideas by Xman. Castaway's Sandcastle by Taris120. Eldorado Fortress Redux by @LM71Blackbird. The Skull's Eye Schooner by Red Spaceman. HMS Surprise by Naboo1. Imperial Island Fort by BrickHammer. The Kraken by steveiuliano. @siuliano. Imperial Fort by Cube Brick. English Fort by Klarinik. The Pirate Raft by DomesticLego. New Entries:  Islanders Spirit Beacon by Sir Archibald.
  16. BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS There be a new 5th rate frigate found in these waters. She be called the Fer Maiden, pierced for 36 guns. She's armed with 18 long guns on her upper (gun) deck with a further 14 carronades on her weather decks. 2 long gun bow chasers and 2 larger carronades on her stern complete her firepower. She's built at Theme-scale: a slick, fast hunter that can protect merchants ... or hunt and take prizes. In this build she is flying the black, but every smart pirate knows that a letter of marque from a faction's admiralty is worth more than pieces of eight. A "chest" of alternate flags would be a great compliment. Features: a working capstan to weigh anchor, a stove to feed her crew, a furnished cabin for her captain, standing and running rigging with yards that rotate to accurately portray various sailing profiles, and removable foc'sle and quarter decks to allow access to her gun deck and interior. This is designed and built using real parts first before I made it digital in Stud.io and uses 100% legal build techniques and pieces. Now, keep that prize 2 points off our larboard bow on a broad reach, throw all sheets to the wind and let her eat. Build details: this started as an evolution from my earlier Barracuda frigate (21322 x2) but quickly became her own endeavor. I tried to nail the desired level of play vs realism, staying in theme scale and hull sections. My reasoning is that it can integrate nicer with peoples' official set collections if they choose. Because of that I decided to leave the molded shrouds off the mizzenmast, which allowed me to get the proportions of the sail plan "correct" whilst still allowing for full rotation of the yards and spanker. I fully realize some of the concessions and compromises I had to make but I like the result and challenge. Apologies for the lack of detail shots, I will add more when I assemble her crew. Full respect to you long-time MOC builders pioneering the space, and hopefully when viewing her with the theme-scale perspective you understand why I did certain things. One of which is only 4 mid sections, though her length is much closer to that of a 5-mid-frigate. I am currently building her modular lower hull so she can be displayed/played with a variety of ways - especially on an island beach getting careened, or perhaps in a yard getting her copper. BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-65878/supersick_/fer-maiden-privateer-frigate/#details BREAKING NEWS: LEGO Group to Release NEW Pirate Ship! (April Fools 2021 shenanigans) Pirates were mysteriously absent from the BrickLink Designer Program but we now have the reason... The LEGO Group will be releasing a new pirate ship named "The Firebird Frigate", complete with box art evoking the retro style of the classic sets.
  17. Ahoy, seamates! I have started my LEGO-Ideas Project 2-3 months ago and now I want to present it to the specific lego pirates community! Would be nice to get your suppport but even more I am looking for some advice what I can improve on it. SUPPORT NOW Please take a look on the ideas website or at my flickr https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMnLn6a for more fotos! Here is the text from ideas: Welcome on board of The Rolling Dutchman! Since I have been a child I always wanted to control my LEGO Red Beard Runner without pushing it around and now my dream has come true. I have build a motorized Version of the famous Flying Dutchman which is my favorite pirate ship, too. I have seen the original swedish Vasa which has given the idea for the Dutchman with its marvelous bow and stern. So I managed to combine them with my own creative ideas into this "rolling" Dutchman! Please have a look at the features in the video and the pictures! Video: Update 2: Thanks for your 1k supports so far! I have worked on the main picture a bit and now added a picture of the crew and one showing the functions as well. Update 1: New rotten Sails! (Picture 7+8+Video still with the first sails) Motorized Features: Rolling movement caused by waves (1. M-Motor) Two motorized triple-barrelled chasers in the bow (1. M-Motor) Motorized steering with simoultaneously rotating ship´s wheel, rudder and steering mechanism (S-Motor) Motorized movement for- and backward (L-Motor) Motorized sail trim with turning capstan and changing sail position of all square sails (M-Motor) All features can be controlled by rc-control via 4 channels and two receivers All features use the Power-Function System but could easily be adapted to the new Control+ System which can lead to advanced handling of the functions The battery box can slide out easily to switch on/off and change batteries General Features: Minifigures: Davy Jones, Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth, Bill Turner, Barbossa and more. (I am not familiar with the movies in english so I would like to ask you to tell me the names in the comments section!) Two decks with cannons (one side the lower deck is closed to store the motors) The two tripple-barreld chasers can manually slide backwards and then the gun ports can be closed Removable deck at the stern to take out the steering wheel Removable lower balcony´s on both sides Handmade sails Two functional anchors Upper cabin minifigure size with Jack stealing the heart (illuminated) Lower cabin with Davy Jones organ (illuminated) Two torches at the stern (illuminated) The capstan can be removed The ship is based on the sturdy hull parts, the complete 2 lower rows of bricks can be removed with the steering and driving wheels to use it as "normal" push forward ship or display model The main mast and the mizzen are both slightly tilted backwards Correct rigging and sails due to the movies The ropes between the masts can be removed easily to take them apart for transport It would be an honor to receive your support. Aye! I have to thank my friend J-H to help me with some motorization problems and a special thanks to my girlfriend for not freaking out! Thanks, yours Störtebricker from Hamburg, Germany SUPPORT NOW
  18. VaneStream

    [MOC] Havana 1717

    I present to you Havana 1717: I took inspiration from the Havana of the PC Game Assasins Creed Black Flag, set in the Golden Age of Piracy. For the blue building in the centre I disassembled my 10252 VW Beetle and used many of the parts to achieve the rounding of the building. I plan on using these buildings as part of a much larger port town layout for future episodes of my stop-motion animation series Being Pirates, So look out for more. Let me know what you think! Check out a current episode of Being Pirates if you like:
  19. DadiTwins

    [LEGO IDEAS] Ray the Castaway

    OFFICIAL LEGO IDEAS CONTEST - WINNER!!! Ray the Castaway has won the LEGO Group's "Do You Want To Go to the Seaside?" contest. Here is your chance to vote for another Pirate themed set in the LEGO Group's "Do You Want To Go to the Seaside?" contest. HURRY! Voting is from May 18th, 2021 until May 25th, 2021. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Hello guys, Some weeks ago we designed a deserted island MOC for a Lego Ideas contest. The theme was related to the coast and there was a limit of 250 bricks. We decided to create a MOC based in a deserted island with a castaway, and include a ton of details and accessories to make it fun and playable. We got the inspiration from an old screensaver that had this theme. So far this is what we came with: Visit the Submission Webpage on LEGO Ideas. Today we are pleased to say that our build has been selected as finalist of the Lego Ideas contest, which will decide the next Lego purchase gift. At the moment the contest is open for voting and, the next week, the design with more votes will officially become the next Lego purchase gift!. Here is the link of our entry if you want to take a look: Submission Webpage on LEGO Ideas. Best regards. DadiTwins
  20. Hi guys, I have designed my second alternate build for the island part of Lego 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX0EUo0vGM0 When building this set, you will discover a mini pirate world on an island. On shore, you will find a multilevel harbor cottage, including a stockroom, a gundeck, a living cabin and an outlook platform. When walking over the hanging bridge, you enter an ancient fortress, in which secrets may be found.. Check out the YouTube video and images, and I would really appreciate your comments/feedback! The INTRUCTIONS will be available on Rebrickable.com soon!
  21. Stoertebricker

    [MOC] Dying Gull from POTC V

    Hello there, finally I got some time and (a bit to much) sunlight to get some fotos of one of my finished projects: The Dying Gull, commanded by the famous Captain Jack Sparrow on the search of Poseido´s trident in POTC Part V: 20210516_160515024_iOS by Captain Störtebricker, auf Flickr Here you can compare it with the "orignal": I have to say that the idea to make my own MOC from this ship came by viewing a video from the very good MOCer MocYourBricks on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHGfHT9yK5g But I thought it could be improved by using the old mast parts, different hull line and for sure making some nice sails. I included a working anchor, steering-mechanism and detachable storage lid as well as a brick-build cannon. Here are some more pictures, take a look at the flickr album to see all of them (give me a hint which is the best and I will add it here, dont want to flood the topic :D): Hope you will enjoy it! Aye!
  22. Hello, On the Lego World Builder website (https://worldbuilder.tongal.com) people can design their own new Lego Theme. If the design gets plenty of votes and LEGO likes it, then the new Lego World may actually be taken into production. Being a fan of Lego Pirate themes I figured LEGO can always do with a new Pirate Theme, especially one with a clear story line. Therefore I came up with the idea of a story about a young Redbeard before he lost his limbs and one of his eyes. Roger Crow, later to be known as Captain Redbeard, washes up on an unknown island. He cannot believe he has survived. After the initial shock he needs to explore the island to look for food. Doing so he discovers the island is not deserted but there is indeed human, and not so human, life. There are several villages with islanders and pirates, a lagoon where sometimes mermaids can be spotted, quite a few skeletons lying about and the spirits of doomed soldiers near the ruins of an imperial fort. I invite you all to visit the website and check out my work. Of course I would really appreciate it if you would give "Distant Shores" your vote. https://worldbuilder.tongal.com/world/6850b491-4611-4306-b1e5-765fa6d12a I somehow managed to upload two pictures that I did not really want to add, but I cannot get rid of them. I have tried. If somebody knows how to delete uploaded pictures, please let me know. For now please disregard the following images:
  23. Hi everyone! I would like to show you two simple constructions that I have built. The idea was to make something like shop sets, and to refer to the classics, such a contemporary version. Plus a style to match Barracuda Bay. A hut inspired by a set from 1992, Smuggler's Shany 6258, Raft to Castaway's Raft 6257 from 1989. The larger project is 188 parts, the smaller 92. I will share both MOCs with a parts list, the tutorial will be available on my YouTube channel - edge of bricks. I'm also thinking about some more modifications, maybe something from Islanders? ?? Any ideas? What do you think about this projects?
  24. I'm not a frequent poster on Eurobricks, but I recently acquired an incomplete 6285 Black Seas Barracuda from a bought lot. I noticed during assembly that the base mast piece (4844) in fact has a factory error. The round part of the piece is rotated 20-30 degrees to the right, making it impossible to connect the brown mast rigging pieces from the side. The middle mast section sits at an angle too. Please see the following pictures: Mast alone: Trying to use it as the set is supposed to work: It's 100% a genuine Lego piece. I've tried finding anyone else with this type of mast piece, but found nothing. No sellers on bricklink have notes on any deviations of this piece at all, so I assume it's unique. I tried turning the mast part but it doesn't budge, making me conclude it's not been rotated by force from before. Please correct me if I'm wrong and this piece has been damaged in some way or appears in official sets. I know factory errors in general are rare, and even rarer for such old pieces in prominent sets, so I guess for now this piece will be a little trophy of mine, but if anyone would be interested in the piece let me know in this thread or a message! I'm not a large Pirates fan (I love the Barracuda though) so I'd be willing to let it go to someone who would truly appreciate it. If no one is interested, do you perhaps know where I can post this to reach more Pirates fans who might be interested in owning one? I'm sure someone would like a factory error like this. I'm not a frequent visitor of these forums, so I'll check back in a few days at most! Thanks for reading!
  25. This is my creation for Brickstory 2017 contest, for the "Age of Piracy" category. This is my biggest creation so far.. and it came with a theme that I love.. Pirates!! This inspiration came from one of my favorites series.. Black sails!!! :D And because i didn't like the end of Vane.. I decide to change it a little bit!! And the story starts..: Year: 1715 Place: Nassau Mission: Free Vane and burn Nassau to the ground! Vane is shuttled to the town square of Nassau where he will be executed. Bones and those loyal to him join the crowd, intent on a desperate rescue attempt. However, Vane makes eye contact with Billy and gives him a silent order to stand down.. But Captain Flint has a different opinion than the movie series.. Free Vane and kill them all!!! Nassau it's ours again!!! I hoped you like my creation! C&C are welcome!! :D