What a wonderful remake of the classic LEGO set #6265-1: Sabre Island :)
Among all details of the MOC I would like to highlight the sea waves approaching the beach.
Original LEGO set
Great remake of the 6277 Imperial Trading Post built by NewRight. He had done a great job with lots of detail improvements. However, I must say that he forgot to build one storehouse with a crane at the top. Nevertheless the MOC is just awesome!!!
A German toy store published a set of pictures that appear to be a preview of the brand new LEGO sets of the Pirates of Caribbean theme.
They are very small pictures but is enough to preview some details. Hope LEGO don’t find them any soon. Nevertheless, here’s the gallery with the pictures :-)
Here’s the full list of Pirates of the Caribbean sets:
Good news this evening! Derfel Cadarn publish a new MOC and I would expect it is an amazing and detailed construction. The concept of the small islands connected with wooden bridges is great but the small house is my favorite spot. The stone walls with the wooden planks remind me a bit of Monkey Island.
See more pictures here.
Zack Milenius (aka NewRight) presented a cool MOC of a classic battle between the Colony Soldiers and Pirates. The rocks and fort’s wall follow very good construction techniques in addition to other small details such as the pile of wood and the small boat’s water-trail. But also has some strange and uncommon features… Why did he place the cannons randomly through the wall? I like the cannons but I can’t understand why he place them like this. At first I thought that were enemy fire hitting the wall but then… And why the pirate is rowing backwards?
These small and uncommon features almost stopped me of posting this MOC, but I really liked the overall design and the other good details. Plus, the construction technique of the wall is great and deserves to be publicized.
See more pictures here.
A new entry by Derfel Cadarn of a great colonial village. The buildings have great details, which one with its own architectural style.
See more pictures at flickr.
After buying the Soldier’s Port, I finally completed my collection of LEGO Pirate’s theme and therefore I would like to share with you some thoughts about this LEGO theme compared with the classic one.
While the new line of castles introduced new characters such as the trolls and the dwarfs and focused on the barely explored civil life with the Medieval Market Village, the new Pirate line is, what I considered, an upgrade to the classic theme.
Let’s start by comparing the new minifigures. They are considerable better showing new details and new faces, but the characters still the same.
I think the new minifigures may be better but I must say the new Soldier’s Port is far from the old Imperial Trading Post.
The small Loot Island and the new Shipwreck hideout are good sets, with a nice brand new baseplate, but I think it lacks a good fortress like the old Eldorado. How the new Red Coats will face the evil pirates without a strong line of defense?
Finally, the new Brickbeard’s Bounty is nicely designed and presented a new shark but in, my opinion, the old Barracuda and the Skull’s Eye Schooner still ahead in terms of overall rating. Maybe this opinion could be influenced by a nostalgic feeling but I think that even the new Imperial Flagship stills behind these two classic ships that were revolutionary for their time.
In conclusion, I think the new theme is great, with cool new sets, pieces and updated construction techniques and deserves to be acquired by all the Pirate’s fans. But it lacks some of the innovative stuff the classic theme introduced at that time. I would like to see a new fortress or new sub-themes like the Castle line did with the Medieval Market Village.
Please, fill free to post your comments about these thoughts. Meanwhile, I will create a new poll to gather the readers’ opinion about these two themes.