Monthly Archives: November 2009

Kris Kelvin rebuilds 6276 Eldorado Fortress for the modern age

6276 Eldorado Fortress is one of those classic LEGO Pirates sets that we’ve grown to love over the years. Released 20 years ago, the set arrived in the phase when my parents thought I should give Technic a try instead of all those sets marked “Ages 7-12″.

Kris Kelvin applies modern techniques and uses current LEGO elements to refresh this classic set.

LEGO Pirates 6276 Eldorado Fortress redux

Kris’s version even includes a complete basement. See more photos on Flickr, and all the photos on Brickshelf.

Via Klocki.

Hispabrick Magazine 006 now available for download [News]

The latest issue of Hispabrick Magazine is now available in English.

Hispabrick Magazine 006

This issue includes interviews with Pete Reid and the admins of the Brick-Busters anti-plagiarism group, as well as features on how to clean LEGO, learning about LDraw, and more.

Click the pic for links to download both the English and Spanish versions of Hispabrick Magazine 006.

The gales of November came early for the SS Edmund Fitzgerald

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest freighter operating on the Great Lakes until she sank in a storm on November 10, 1975. This LEGO version by John Beck measures 8 feet 6 inches long, but it’s not just big — John has packed a lot of detail into the ship.

LEGO SS Edmund Fitzgerald

Photo from bill.d’s photostream. I can’t seem to find any current online presence from John, but if you know where he posts his own photos, drop us a line.

Sailing the Spanish Main aboard Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

Tom Jacobs (Bonaparte) and Rick Bewier (Captain Green Hair) have collaborated to bring the world this gorgeous Spanish galleon, the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción.

LEGO Spanish galleon

Rather than paper or existing LEGO sails, the ship uses real canvas, complete with sewn seams. I also love the checkered patterns on the hull.

LEGO Spanish galleon

See all the photos on Classic-Pirates.com or Flickr.

Another Vic Viper

I’m sure I’m going to have to do a round-up post at the end of the month with all my favorite Vic Vipers. In the meantime, I couldn’t resist posting one that I just saw.

Stefan (Brainbikerider) has a pretty different take on the Vic Viper shape. His ship is a lot less pointy than most, and barely has wings. It’s also great. He’s done some great color-blocking and used stickers impeccably.

Vic Viper MK2