In a rather weird turn of events, Classic-Town brings to your attention today a MOC straight out of an entirely different LEGO theme. Nonetheless, this one is definitely a town, and quite a large and detailed one too! What we have here is Eurobricks member infomaniac‘s award-winning entry for the Pillage the Village II Contest which was organized by our friends over at Classic-Pirates.com and ended a few weeks ago.
It's called The Slippery Eel... And you can probably tell why!
Much like our beloved “Classic Towns”, this one has all the makings of a fine, vivid city – and as infomaniac says himself, it’s a normal day “filled with fishing, toads, drinking”… and pirates!
I love to see people incorporate multiple themes into a MOC and Eurobricks user Erdbeereis is doing a little cross-theme action with this excellent pirated-themed ice cream parlour. The colors and the curved roof are gorgeous, but what really sets the MOC off are all of the small details and unique piece usage. My favorite has to be the use of the droid legs for a railing/fence. The use of some of the new Indy Jones hair-pieces for ice cream is also well played.
Be sure to check out the Eurobricks thread and Flickr for more detailed pictures and leave a comment to let Erdbeereis know what you think!
I’ll start this post by owning up. I’m going to blog a pirate MOC. Now that I have that out of the way, the reason is that I feel the techniques in this particular MOC are quite applicable to Town building and I know that some of our readers have expressed interest in seeing other themes featured here as well. So without further adieu, I give you Eurobricks user Derfel Cardarn’s ‘Renegade Redcoat Rum Runners‘ which also happens to be an entry for the ‘Pillage the Village 2‘ contest on Classic-Pirates.com!
This MOC has a lot of exciting detail including some absolutely fabulous landscaping work! I was really impressed with the use of 1×1 Round Plates to give some shape to the hillside. This is brilliant and really makes the rock hill look more organic and realistic. I just love the extra dimension it adds. This technique is used again in the walls of the ‘hideout’ which have a nice ‘stone’ look. Amongst the other great landscaping work, I’m also a big fan of the fence that lines the upper cliff face in front of the house. There really is so much to take in here that you’ll spend a lot of time pouring over each picture to appreciate all the finer details. Head on over to the Eurobricks thread for this MOC and let Derfel Cardarn know what you think!
In the twilight of a moonlit sky with only the flickering stars to guide them, three castaways make their way along a vast, never-ending sea. Atop a makeshift raft from the reckage of their pirate vessel, the scurvy crew fight for survival. Their food and water has been depleted; and if things could not be worse, a hungry shark has began to follow them. Will this be the end of the pirate crew? Check out the Halloween review of set 6257 Castaway’s Raft.