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The Buccaneer's Dread
Garmadon posted a topic in Brethren of the Brick SeasCaptain Nordau, most feared blackflag captain of the Brick Seas, returns to terrorize the oceans! Took him long enough. He's got a slight upgrade from the rowboat though! Whew - I definitely did not expect this to be such a lengthy project when I first started out, haha! This was supposed to be a three week build (ikr, ) back when I started it at the beginning of 2020, hahaha - and then I had the crazy idea of trying to get it to BrickWorld 2020... and then covid happened and well, three years later, here we finally are! And yes, I did make that ridiculous trip from South America to Chicago with this thing, hahaha! Oh, and in the meantime, I got an amazing offer from the generous guys at Lightailing to review their lights and sound effect boards, so yeah, that's been awesome too! Be sure to check out my full review/lighting guide on Innovalug's website! But (spoiler alert! ) I do highly recommend their stuff if you're looking for high quality custom lights that are sturdy and reusable to boot! Alright, to the pics! I know this is what y'all are here for, Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention - of course it has an interior! (Yes I'm mad - did I already say that? ) Starting from the front and working our way around back - up in first deck's fore we've got the galley, with a hearty stew going and a shark (not in this picture) dangling from the upper gun-deck for up coming messes But it was to be pork chops today! Get back here! A swarthy pirate stows away the barrels of rum in the hold below, While a petty officer keeps an eye on his private stash... At the stern we have the powder room, with kegs upon kegs of ammunition stowed away for piratical very peaceful expeditions. Not sure the midshipman ought to have a lantern in there... or about those stern cannons, but anyways! Moving to the upper deck, a swashbuckling pirate watches over the map, Not much to fear from these Imperialists though... Don't forget to make your bed (hammocks are too expensive )! Oh yes, this poor fellow stays busy - at least he's got good company! What's this? Looks like someone may have escaped - well, it wasn't that Carno governor or his daughter anyways... Cabin boy by the apple barrel. Mutineer's tip - either make the barrel too small or the apples too big, Torch 'em! Fire away, me hearties (this is actually the first deck, but oh well)! Here's the real stash - Only the parrot and the quartermaster know these secrets... The cook taking a break after a long day of work, A couple of interior pics before moving above decks - In these you can get a better look at the shark, haha. There are also a fiddler, another pig, and a sheep if you want to try to find them! What lies ahead? One never knows when you're roving on the endless seas. Where there are monkeys, there are... The governor's daughter, (Public relations with Carno isn't Captain Nordau's first priority...) Midships is... rather large, considering that this is the deck of a vessel! Meanwhile, high above... And reeeeaaally up high... And working our way toward the stern, where Captain Nordau scrutinizes everything himself, his trusty parrot by his side, A couple of mates chat together as they stare over the castle at the rolling waters far below, A closer look at that stern, what can I say (I love it! ) And, cannons firing! This looks... fun. And that, mates, is the Buccaneer's Dread! If I'm not mistaken, it be the largest physical ship in the Brick Seas yet - but I'd love for someone else to break that record before long! Hope you all have enjoyed this brief tour, and don't mind Captain Nordau plundering and raiding all your goods from now on... Yo, ho, ho, a blackflagging life for me! Phew! That was a lot of pictures! Hope y'all enjoyed them and didn't get tired there! A few stats: 117 studs at the waterline (3') 165 studs to point of bowsprit (4'3") ~58 studs crossbeam (1'7") ~170 studs tall (4'5") 40 flashing cannons (46 total) 36 crew (including skeletons, ) 72 gun galleon ~35 pounds Sound effects & 85+ lights Building time: 3 years 100+ hours of rigging A couple of days in sail making and sewing Brick numbers: I have no idea, Oh, and I almost forgot! Yeah, there's a video of that too A couple of behind the scenes and size comparison pics (I'm 5'10" for the record, haha) And, a link to my inspiration pic! Thanks for viewing, C&C welcome as always! Cheers!