Our next model isn’t a vignette by the strictest sense of the LEGO nerd definition, the footprint is well over the prescribed 8 x 8 stud rule, but it still has the feel of one. The subject matter is the duel in the blacksmith shop from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Ian Spacek is the responsible party, and although he doesn’t have any specific detail that will illicit cries of “NPU bro!” on Flickr, the scene is just about perfect. I’m not sure how faithful it is to the original, but just taken as a LEGO construct it has a wonderful simplicity. Ian also has some nice work in his photostream from a Willy Wonka themed BrickWorld collaboration he participated in earlier this year.
Tia Dalma’s haven of witchcraft was one of the eerier scenes in Dead Man’s Chest, with Jack Sparrow and company slinking through the murky woods to consult a medium. This scene by flickr user Walter Boy captures a bit of that uncanniness, and is a great model besides. The dark tan, dark brown, and dark green merge together well to give this diorama more ominous tones, and the dark background is an excellent choice.
2011 is now in the history books, so it’s time to take a look back at the year and remember the LEGO stories that made the biggest splash here on The Brothers Brick. It’s no surprise what the #1 news story of the year was, even though LOTR LEGO was only announced a couple weeks ago.
- LEGO Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit sets in 2012
- 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van rolls off the assembly line
- 10221 Super Star Destroyer revealed
- LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets and video game revealed
- 2012 LEGO City sets reveal hillbilly moonshiners
- Dinosaurs return to LEGO in 2012
- 10223 Kingdoms Joust unveiled at BrickCon
- Series 6 & 7 Collectible Minifigures revealed
- LEGO targets girls in 2012 with LEGO Friends
- Cafe Corner returns in microscale with 10230 Mini Modulars
I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring!
Carl Greatrix is a designer for the official Lego games, and his design of the Flying Dutchman for the Lego Pirates of the Caribbean video game shows why he’s the man for the job. Even though this is a render, just about all the parts used are official Lego elements.
The Pirates of the Caribbean LEGO sets released today reminded me that we’re starting to get footage of the upcoming LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean video game. This video highlights some gameplay and cut scenes, as well a brief interview with Associate Producer Matt Ellison.
In time for the movie’s release next month, the new LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online.
4195 Queen Anne’s Revenge has 1,094 pieces and comes with 7 minifigs, including Blackbeard, Jack Sparrow, and Angelica.
It’s nice that the Pirates of the Caribbean sets aren’t all vehicles, but 4193 The London Escape does have a couple of cute carriages.
Click the image below to check out the full line:
Tommy Williamson, I salute you. These Miniland figures from Pirates of the Caribbean include an amazing level of detail. Jack Sparrow is nice, but Captain Barbossa is awesome.
UPDATE (April 18, 2011): LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets are out now.
After numerous leaks across the internet, pictures of upcoming LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets are officially revealed on MTV. There are photos of 8 sets including Queen Anne’s Revenge, Aqua de Vida, Cannibal Escape, Captain’s Cabin, Isla de Muerta, London Escape, The Mill, and Whitecap Bay. Be sure to check them out by clicking through the gallery.
Meanwhile, a short trailer for the related video game is also out.
A friend pointed out this hidden little gem inside one of the Prince of Persia LEGO display cases at Comic-Con International. Sure looks like a prototype Captain Jack from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Thanks for the tip, Bruno!
UPDATE: Julie Stern from LEGO Brand Relations tells The Brothers Brick, “Yes, that is a pirate among the prince of Persia sets. Stay tuned for more details surrounding this 2011 line.”
I Scream Clone heads for the depths of the sea with this fantastic depiction of Davy Jones’ Locker from Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Kit Fisto minifig works very well for the nefarious Davy Jones himself, while Jones’ pipe organ is well-built indeed.