Posts Tagged ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

The Black Pearl

October 24, 2011

I try my best to visit Target, TRU, and even Costco’s Lego aisles as much as I can, which can be difficult as I also make myself all too known at the Lego stores. Just Saturday I ran into friends at the Lego store in Costa Mesa because I needed a sandwich for lunch… Anywho…

Costco has the new Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl for only $80 ($90 on Costco.com). I try to call my friends Paul and Mariann the second I see a good deal, but now that Mariann asked me to post stuff on here, I thought you would all like to know as well! There are deals at Lego for free shipping and double points and free Lego goodies but if you have other Lego to buy during these incentives, the Costco deal is pretty nice.

So thats my 2 cents for now…

Tiff

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Newest Contributor to the Model Building Secrets blog

September 25, 2011

I’d like to introduce the newest member of the Model Building Secrets team — Paul Lee! Not only is a great builder, he is a professional LEGO Comic Artist for the LEGO Club Magazine. If you’ve received your Club magazine lately, either here in the States or abroad, you’ve probably seen his work.

Here’s a couple samples:
Alien Conquest Comic
You can see my sig-fig being abducted by aliens in this page. 😀

Pirates of the Caribbean Comic

He will be posting from time to time, sharing his unique finds and for the first one . . .

Winter Village Post Office

July 6, 2011

In the newly released second edition of the LEGO Collector Book there is a small picture of the new Winter Village building set to be released later this year. The picture isn’t the greatest, but it gives us a glimpse of what is to come 😉

There is also a pic of the new Volkswagon T1 Camper Van

And there is mention, but no picture — other than a picture of a minifig saying there is no picture — of the Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl.

Thanks to Astra of Eurobricks for posting the pictures. 🙂

POTC Chrome Gold Replacement Parts

May 20, 2011

I know we were all disappointed when we saw that the “chrome” parts on the box weren’t actually chrome. It certainly put me off from buying that set. 😦

The lean towards the pearl gold elements always bothered me, its like the quality of their golden parts has gone down. The plastic may still be high-quality, but that lack of the electro-plated golden chrome sheen just doesn’t get me excited to own any of the pieces.

So, when I saw the box art for the new Pirates of the Caribbean sets I thought “Finally! They brought back the chrome!”
Then I saw the sets actually built and I was truly sad. The box shows chrome and you get pearl gold? Very, very disappointing!

But as posted by both FBTB.net and a fellow LUG member, we can do something about this. 🙂

If you call and complain to LEGO they will replace your parts with actual chrome elements! I know what you’re probably thinking — “Yeah right, I’ll believe it when I see it”

Well, here you go —

New Gold Elements

Building Jack Sparrow

May 12, 2011

Master Model Builder Erik Varszegi talks about how a life-size model is built.

Erik has created many other life-sized sculptures during his tenure at LEGO such as Woody and Buzz from Toy Story, Capitan Rex of Star Wars: Clone Wars, and Batman.

NY Toy Fair 2011 — Part 1

February 13, 2011

As I still have not made it to the New York Toy Fair, I have to rely on others like Joe Meno of BrickJournal that are on sight. The Captain Jack Sparrow model is on display but LEGO also unveiled another, equally iconic Disney Model — Lightning McQueen


Containing 325,000 bricks, this model weighs 3 tons, measures 12.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 feet, and took 2,000 hours for Master Model Builders to create!

Joe already has a large amount of photos on his Flickr stream of all the new and exciting LEGO models that will be coming out this year. The new themes and elements make me really excited for LEGO this year. I will be posting additional photos from Joe’s Flickr stream and talking about all the new themes in coming posts.

Life-Sized LEGO Captain Jack Sparrow

February 2, 2011

We all knew it would happen, if they were going to have the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean license LEGO would naturally make Captain Jack. Here you can see actor Ian McShane, who will be Captain Black Beard in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides, as he is introduced to the LEGO Captain Jack and his creator Master Model Builder Erik Varszegi.

Disney and LEGO unveiled a six foot tall ‘life-size’ statue of Captain Jack Sparrow, the first of its kind. The highly detailed statue, which includes a removable sword, consists of approximately 150,000 LEGO bricks and took more than 200 man hours to design and build. Approximately 70 of those hours alone were used in the creation of Jack’s head which was all done without the assistance of computers.

Via: stitchkingdom.com

As with all of Erik’s creation it is yet another masterpiece. 🙂

And truly lightyears ahead of Mega’s version when they held the license.
Captain Jack Sparrow made of Mega Bloks

You can see many more pictures on stitchkingdom.com of the whole event.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets Unveiled

February 1, 2011

Ever since Comic Con last year there’s been buzz about the Pirates of the Caribbean Sets.



So many new elements! Between the new bottles, hairstyles, and the new mermaid tails I just have to get these drool worthy sets!!!! This is only 4 of the 8 sets check out the gallery on MTV.com.

And if that’s not enough there’s a LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Video Game coming out!!! Go to FBTB.net to see it as I can’t figure out how to post it here.