From Polish builder Lukasz Wiktorowicz (LL) comes a scene of daring men following in the footsteps of the great Trojan warriors of yore, slipping in under the enemy’s watchful eyes in disguise. Ok, well, actually, it’s just Pintel and Ragetti from Pirates of the Caribbean masquerading as women, but it makes a smashing good LEGO Continue reading →
LEGO Pirates models on The Brothers Brick
Avast, me mateys! If ye be lookin’ for LEGO on the high seas, you’ve found the place where X marks the spot. Here be a treasure trove of sailing ships, garrisons full of imperial scalawags, and other such nautical nonsense. Walk that plank and dive into the wonderful world of LEGO Pirates.
Photographing very large LEGO models can be a real challenge. I’d bookmarked this gorgeous diorama by Gabriel Thomson (qi_tah) when he first posted it last week, but wasn’t sure I’d blog it because the lighting was a bit dark, and he’d been forced to use a sheet for the backdrop that didn’t completely cover the Continue reading →
One of the last major models Mike Crowley posted online was a new type of brick-built figure, the “BigFig.” BigFigs are built from bricks, but look like large minifigs. Mike showed off his new idea with a recreation of the classic LEGO Pirates captain minifig: In March 2009, Mike wrote: Basic features include: – head Continue reading →
Franko Komljenovic finally posted images of his long work in progress. He says that it’s still not done, so we can expect some more interior images. The hull looks pretty finished to me though, and I especially like the stern made of arches and the tilted windows on captain’s cabin.
I’m sure you do. We all do! TheBrickAvenger built this lovely little playset-esque creation, inspired after a Playmobile playset (gasp!). I’m quite sure I’m biased but this turned out just fantastic. The board roof, and that palm! He’s got tons more stuff worth checking out on his Flickr stream. Enjoy!
Soldiering in a place like the Colonial Outpost by The Brick Time Team must be a little desired job–although it affords views like no other. This really is an excellent piece of work, though. The weathering of the sandstone walls is superbly done, and probably does more to make this MOC stand out than anything Continue reading →
This little guarded fort by Brick Vader is a lovely hybrid of the Imperial Soldiers and Armada styles, employing a bit of Spanish flavor in the structure. While I don’t see any revolutionary techniques in use here, the whole model comes together in a particularly nice way. I love to see simplicity done well. P.S. Continue reading →
There are just a few more days left in Forbidden Cove‘s Jolly Roger Contest, with entries due April 30. Walter is raising the bar just a bit with this gorgeous lighthouse. The light shines–and spins! You can see some of the lovely little details in his flickr gallery.
An entry for the ongoing Jolly Roger Contest III over at Forbidden Cove, Matthew Hurt’s wrecked ship is one of the best wooden derelicts I’ve seen.
Barney Main’s (SlyOwl) latest diorama convinced me that he has perfected the historical Lego genre. While the two ships are stand-alone marvels, the unique gray sea base brings it all together and creates a dynamic sense of action.
The deadline for Forbidden Cove‘s Jolly Roger Contest is quickly approaching. Head on over to see the Prizes, Categories, and Contest Rules. The deadline is April 30. Just as a reminder, in order to enter, you must be a member of Forbidden Cove, and you do need to be at least 16.
Forbidden Cove has announced their third annual Jolly Roger Contest. Head on over to check out the fabulous Prizes and Categories, as well as the Contest Rules. Make sure you read the rules carefully, as some of the categories have different requirements. Entries must be submitted by April 30. In order to enter, you must Continue reading →
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 Continue reading →
Forbidden Cove is running a multi-week Seed Part contest, where the entrants have one week to build a creation using that week’s Seed Part–and it can’t be whatever the part actually is. Week one was a classic flared helm; this week is a minifig’s chair piece. Here are some of my favorite entries from week Continue reading →
Forbidden Cove, to help get you in the groove of the season, has announced a contest! The rules are pretty simple: create your own Pirate-type Santa, and build him a setting in which to celebrate the season. The prize is a $50 LEGO Shop-at-Home gift card! Click the picture for all of the rules and Continue reading →