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Arg! Pirate speculation

Postby timber_wolf899 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:57 am

Some thoughts, since we may have new pirate stuff.

Firstly, what would you most like to see.

For me i'd like to see a large colonial ship. I loved the huge old pirate ships like BSB, but the colonist ships were just so inferior it was nuts. I mean give me a man 'o war!

Secondly, how do you think the ships would be armed? With the new emphasis on firing weapons they will have some sort of cannon so... Will we bring back the old cannons? Will we use the gun in 7041? Will we use those lame flick fire things like in crystal reaper? Will there be something new altogether?
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Postby Bear » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:44 pm

I need a clarafication. What do you mean by," We may have new Pirate Stuff."? Is there some news out there I don't know about?
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:13 pm

Indeed matie.

Check out the General Lego board.

If a fan of pirate ships then mighty glad ye'll be.
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Postby castlebuilder100 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:59 pm

Well, there's no official word that there will be another pirate line but I think that there will be.

I would like to see a coastal fort with cannons. Not manned by pirates but by conquistador guys.
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:00 pm

that would be cool, as i'd love more armada figs.
We also know that lego still has the helmet mold.

Honestly though i am into ships since well if i want fortresses i'll build castles. I want big pirate ships! Ships of the line hurrah!

Wonder how many parts it would take to make a large two gun deck spanish warship?
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Postby Littlebrick » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:41 pm

Knowing LEGO, the smallest set is probably going to be a lone pirate, stranded on a very small island with one palm tree, treasure, a skeleton, and some water.

Or a pirate in a rowboat with some treasure and other accessories. That would probably be one of the $5 sets.
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Postby Spongey » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:13 pm

I love the pirate theme, and am on pins and needles in anticipation. I am hoping for a large European ship, as well as a large fort such as the Imperial Trading Post or Eldorado Fortress, although I don't think it's likely that LEGO will make two large colonial sets, (or any pirate sets at all, for that matter). A couple of small but well designed pirate ships will be excellent too, and I'm really glad that if this line is going to come about, it looks like we'll finally get a historically based, realistic theme for once. (No evil skeletons or evil stingrays!)
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Postby wobnam » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:14 am

What makes you so sure it'll be a historically based, realistic theme? Did I miss something?
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Postby Donut » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:26 pm

timber_wolf899 wrote:I want big pirate ships! Ships of the line hurrah!


Arrrrg, you said it matey! Give me a ship worthy of the sea.
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Postby Aharown » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:37 pm

Donut wrote:
timber_wolf899 wrote:I want big pirate ships! Ships of the line hurrah!


Arrrrg, you said it matey! Give me a ship worthy of the sea.


Absolutely! Big Imperial/Armada ships, small pirate ships this time around, though.

And merchant ships! We need something for the pirates to pillage.

Another harbour scene would also be nice, and another fort, as well as the requisite island/boat/shipwreck sets.

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Postby Spongey » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:21 pm

wobnam wrote:What makes you so sure it'll be a historically based, realistic theme? Did I miss something?


It's just speculation, but since we saw an imperial torso and a pirate torso, it looks like these will be the two opposing groups.
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Postby Elephant Knight » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:51 pm

I want to se ships that use the old kind of hull piece. You know, these and these. I really don't care who they belong to (But preferably the good guys) I just hope they use those peices.

What they should do is make a big Good guy ship, a medium sized merchant ship, And a small Bad guy ship. Also a few Island/port thinngs would be nice. one Pirate and one good guy. At least one each. And don't forget the smal Island sets!

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Postby E of Alshire » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:28 pm

Aharown wrote:Absolutely! Big Imperial/Armada ships, small pirate ships this time around, though.


I dunno... the biggest ship LEGO will give us will still be fairly small, historically. So, Big Imperial Ships, Big Pirate Ships. : )
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Postby Count Blacktron » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:19 pm

I think a nice twist on a big pirate ship for a new line would be a model that has two construction modes; just by changing a few features, flags and gunnery placements you could go from a trading vessel to a captured pirate ship for the high seas! You could have a Pirate Captain and a Trade Ship Captain, mutinous crewmen, a hapless Governor and his Daughter included in the set. There should be a nice brig as well as the standard Captain's Quarters, a cargo hold and all the usual decks. I'd like to see a set like this no smaller than the Skull's Eye Schooner (and at least as detailed), but with neutral sails so you can run up the Jolly Rdger when you feel the urge to go Privateer. It would add to the play features, increase collector value and encourage multiple copies.

Add-on sets could be a long boat with crewmen, a medium sized costal fort, a trade harbour, a tavern for wayward sailors and recruiting pirates, a shipwreck island and a fast and well armed Imperial Warship to enforce the trade winds!

I'd be hooked, arrrr! :wink:
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:29 pm

I was with you until the fast and well armed imperial ship.

I want big and honkin!
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