So a bit of an update on my Lego Pirates MOC. The last week was full of building some Lego Pirate sets from the late 80’s and early 90’s and reliving my younger years. So far I have found and built:
- 6285 Black Sea’s Barracuda
- 6270 Forbidden Island
- 6274 Caribbean Clipper
- 6276 Eldorado Fortress
- 6265 Sabre Island
- 6257 Castaways Raft
- 6260 Shipwreck Island
- 6245 Harbor Sentry
- 6235 Burried Treasure
- 6254 Rocky Reef
I also have purchased the following newish Lego Sets which I have also built:
- 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay
- 31109 Lego Creator Pirate Ship
- 21325 Medieval Blacksmith
You may be thinking that the Blacksmith looks out of place among all the Pirate sets. I mainly wanted it for the look of the old style buildings. It may not be 100% time period correct but I think with a little work it will fit into my MOC perfectly, when added along with similar builds.
My Pirates MOC Base Plate Design
Below is the layout I have chosen, it may not look like much now and I’m not a expert builder by any stretch of the imagination, hell I wouldn’t even class myself as an amature at this stage but we will give it a go. There is a wealth of information on the net and an unlimited amount of inspiration to keep me vested.
With most Lego displays in the area having to fit on a 1800 x 900 desk (3 1/2 x 7 Base Plate) size table I though I should aim to fill it with ideas. The overall idea is of a 17th century Port Royal, with Fort Charles overlooking the inlet to the harbor. The story goes that when the English took over in 1655 they didn’t have enough troops to protect the port from a major invasion from the French or Spanish so enlisted privateers (pirates) to take out the enemy ships. With the money they made from plundering ships they spent in the city. By the 1660s, the city had gained a reputation as the Sodom of the New World where most residents were pirates, cutthroats, or prostitutes. Sounds like a great theme for a Lego Pirates MOC build!!