The Pirates Theme seems to encompass all of the Pirates, Imperial Guard
and Islander sets. These are currently my favorite, so I'm surprised
to see that this page looks pretty sparse. Of course, when I get around
to raytracing some of the islands and ships things will pick right up. :-)
Minifigures and Accessories
Jer and I are almost complete in all of the Imperial Guard and Pirate
minifig styles. Jer is still working on the shirt and face imagemaps
for the Islanders, and I'm working on support for applying imagemaps
to legs (for those leafy garments Islanders wear). Jer even created
a fake French shirt imagemap derived from pictures I dug up in a history
book. The staple weapons of the Pirates Theme are the saber, the pistol
and the rifle. With the recent addition of the pistol, we are 2/3 complete.
Boats (well, rafts...)
I started the 6261 Renegades Raft as part of a scene I was planning
to do for the
Internet Raytracing Competition.
The actual theme was "The Kitchen Counter." My plan was to model a realistic
sink full of water, and then construct a LEGO battle scene within it, whose
main components would be this model and the 6256 Islander Catamaran.
I was also hoping to throw in a rowboat full of Imperial Guards. I didn't
actually finish, but this model will still come in handy when I get around
to making a battle scene with a more realistic background.
I was motivated to model the Islander canoe, which turned out to be quite
a challenge. And while I haven't finished the Catamaran, I did complete
the outrigger canoe model from the 6278 Enchanted Island. This gave
me an opportunity to use Jer's new Islander shirt imagemap, too. I do need
to get him to draw the sticker that goes on the ends of the canoe, though.
More and larger boats are planned. Eventually you'll be amazed to find
raytracings of the 6285 Black Seas Barracuda and
6286 Skull's Eye Schooner here. So watch this space.
No, not yet. I do own most of the islands, though, so they will be
here eventually. As the image to the left suggests, the first will probably
be the 6279 Skull Island. I also like the 6263 Imperial Outpost.
Work in Progress
This image is incomplete, but is kind of fun because it shows you what
it would be like to amass huge ranks of Imperial Guardsmen. Opposing them
on the right are the made up French guard.
This is an attempt to mimick the stock Pirate backdrop used
when LEGO photographs models for box pictures and the like. I don't think
I'd ever use it for anything but boxalikes, since POV-Ray is capable of
much more realistic water (which looks more like the plaster model water
used in LEGO posters).