Pirates of the Caribbean Lego! This is my entry for Lee Muzzy's 18x12 (or smaller) "Famous light-saber/sword duel contest"; a two stud overhang was permitted, which I took full advantage of in some areas of the MOC, but I made certain never to exceeded the limits. Here we have (Captain) Jack Sparrow and Will Turner dueling on the cart in the blacksmith's shop. This was a rather difficult build to do. First off, I spent hours just studying the set in the movie and then built my entry almost directly off the film; there are some tid-bits of "artistic license" here and there, but nothing drastic in anyway. It's Lego people! Of all my creations thus far, I think this MOC wins the award for "most-time-spent-on" designing and building, so I hope you all enjoy!
About this creation
Swords clash! "He's a pirate" soundtrack theme plays in background
Some pictures of the blacksmith shop set, minus the mini-figs:
The cart: This was definitely one of the hardest parts of this MOC to create. I wanted to build it just like the cart in the movie, which is five boards across, with thin raised sides. Naturally I made the Lego cart five studs across, but the raised sides were throwing me. In the end (as you can see) I just set four 1x6 flat brown pieces vertically along the sides to accomplish this feat. Next came the wheels, they were very difficult to mount, but I eventually came up with a method; however this technique required them to be friction mounted instead of solidly connected. I probably spent about thirty minutes of my photography time, trying to keep the wheels in place. Thank goodness that's done!
finely someone where making this scene, i havent even seen it before with just normal mini figs, but awesome job, im a big fan of pirates and specialy POTC 1,2,3,4.
really nice details, then you can make a second vignette, with the donkey, and the swords hanging from the chain/string around the fireplace thing.
Ugh! This is so awesome! Where did you get the Will Turner fig? Did you buy the cannibal escape or did you bricklink the fig? Also, I love the walls, chains and flipping cart thing. SO COOL! Great work Ian!
I am ridiculously impressed by your stunning devotion to an accurate reproduction of the movie set. It pays off huge. I haven't seen the film, but I can say that this scene really represents an emerging style of yours that I really like a lot! The studless tiling, the genius composition, and the attention to context and detail make me want to see it in person! Again, well done, and you definitely caught me with my jaw dropped as I read through what you did to replicate the cart! Do some more!
There's really no need to apologise for using a bit of "artistic license". I love doing movie MOCs and in my opinion, it's always important to catch the essence of a scene. A 1 to 1 copy is never possible and probably boring. You put a lot of thought into your MOC (obviously) and produced a nice, clean creation.