Lego Indiana Jones is adventuring out of your TV. This Lego MOC is created by Lego_nuts, and titled “That’s not something that I expected!” The whole build was centered around the idea of “…shifting from different spaces, or dimensions…” with Indiana busting out of a television. The TV itself is very impressive and the retro design is spot on. The wooden feet and antenna are present, as are the radial dials on the front. The waterfall is always a tricky Lego build, and this one is good. Using different types of blues, solid, and transparent bricks help to give the water depth. Something usually missing from Lego water. What pulls everything together is the lighting. Multiple sources of lights (lantern, cave, water, treasure chest, and global) really help to pull everything together. Lego Indiana Jones has never looks so nice.
“ARRRR! The Space Pirates are here to plunder yer moon treasures.”
This Classic Space Pirates Lego MOC is a creation by captainsmog. Built as an entry into the MOC Wars 2020, category 23, Thar Be Pirates. The goal is to take any of the Lego themes and add pirates. The scene features an innocent Spaceman being hunted down by a small group of space pirates. The star of the build is the space ship. (Or is it a land space ship?) The six wheel vessel is manned by the four meanest pirates this side of Luna. Being lead into battle by a mean skeleton spaceman figurehead. The classic blue and yellow design is a perfect fit and makes everything feel old. Perfect for a pirate theme. What kind of treasure could they be hunting for? Maybe the are on a quest for the fabled moon cheese.
Most Lego ships are either huge or very tiny. It is rare to see something in between. This Lego MOC titled The Little Victory is a perfect example of doing something creative in Lego. This ship is the creation of Nick Barrett, who also created the massive HMS Victory (here). The HMS was Minifigure scale, which translated to a ship made out of thousands and thousands of Lego bricks. This mini version is a faithful recreation. It features three gun decks, three masts, brick built sails, and custom rigging. This ship is impressive, and only little in scale.
The Thousand Sunny (サウザンドサニー号) is a pirate ship belonging to The Straw Hat Pirates. Appearing in the anime and manga titled One Piece. It features a green lawn planted on the deck, a lion for a figurehead (often mistaken for a sunflower or the sun), a slide, a swing, a library, and an observation tower. All of the details have been replicated here in this MOC created Alex Jones, titled Thousand Sunny. The super vibrant colors, gigantic cartoon style logo on the sails, and huge figurehead really make this design stand out from all other Lego Pirate Ships. If you look carefully you can spot a custom Lego Monkey D. Luffy (Straw Hat) standing on the deck.
Lego has a few sets that will forever be remembered. Each of the Lego themes have had a few of such sets over the decades. For Lego Pirates the most famous set is the Black Seas Barracuda (6285) from 1989. There was even a rerelease in 2002 called Black Seas Barracuda (10040) which had a few different pieces, but ultimately looked the same. These two sets are 13 years apart. Applying this information to today, it would mean that 2015 is due for another release. Maybe a mini Barracuda could happen. This example has been created by Bangoo H. The Mini Black Seas Barracuda has perfectly built brick sails, two mini pirate flags, and even some basic rigging. Everything about the original is represented here, even anchor. Maybe someday we will see an official Lego Mini Barracuda… maybe.
“They arrived at the docks and Durstan saw it: his own ship, repainted in the King’s colours but as proud as when he’d last seen it quarter of a century ago.
The Sea Hawk.
The King himself was there to see them off. Durstan swore his loyalty and promised to do what he could to restore order. And then they took to sea, and finally he was homeward-bound again.”
The Sea Hawk is one of the most grand Lego galleons ever built. It is a large Minifigure scale MOC ship. The overall shape, size, and volume of this ship is spot on. It also features custom sails, and detailed rigging. The end result is amazing. It also shows how some solid Photoshop skills can make an MOC even more believable.
The Sea Hawk is the first MOC created by Janjy Giggins. Which is going to be hard to top with future builds.
“Then Frodo kissed Merry and Pippin, and last of all Sam, and went aboard; and the sails were drawn up, and the wind blew, and slowly the ship slipped away down the long grey firth; and the light of the glass of Galadriel that Frodo bore glimmered and was lost. And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed on into the West, until at last on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise.” — The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King
The Lothlórien Swan Ship is the creation of reekardoo. The iconic ship makes an appearance in The Return of the King, as the ship that carries the ring bearers across the sea and into the west. These beautiful ships are a project over on Lego Ideas, where they are trying to gain 10,000 supporters within 365 days. The current idea is to include Minifigures of Lord Celeborn and Lady Galadriel. With options to include Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Cirdan and a couple of Lindon Elves. The Grey Havens have not made an appearance yet as an official Lego set, and this ship would certainly be a great representation.
“Captain Lafayette was proud of his crew, they had sailed with the main fleet into the Caribbean and helped bring terrible ruin to the Pirate Scum lurking on those light blue seas and now were enjoying a much deserved return back to their home port in Québec. Little did Lafayette know thought that some local Pirate Scum were planning a heist, not just any heist but a heist to steal his ship.”
The Port of Québec is an amazing Lego Pirate MOC. Built by Mattius Xavier for Beyond the New World: Colonialism, a Flickr group building Lego MOCs focused on the exploitation and colonization of the Americas. These type of groups have been increasing in popularity, which is a great thing, because they produce some amazing stuff. The Port of Québec looks like a very busy seaport. The use of the newer expressive Lego Minifigure heads adds a lot of life to the display. Plus the trans-blue water looks great. There is a lot of action in this scene.