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MO Round 4 : Tom Remy Vs Giovanni Seynhaeve – How to become a pirate!
My entry for the 2012 MocOlympics Round 4
About this creation
The link to the 2012 MocOlympics
And to Gio’s excellent entry. Good luck, mate!

"A pirate's life for me: Build a scene showing pirates doing what pirates do. Are they having a swash buckling battle with another vessel on the high seas? Drunken nights at the port town? Ransacking a small coastal village? Show us your best pirate scene!"

Ok, I was on holiday this week, so this is REALLY big… It’s actually my biggest MOC to date! Credits must be given to the 80’s game “The Secret Of Monkey Island” by LucasArts, itself inspired by the Disneyworld attraction POTC - waaay before the film, and to a lot of pirates MOCs here on the ‘pages… Hope you’ll enjoy both the build and the story!

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“My name is Englebert Sinkalot. I inherited a sugar canes plantation from my parents a year ago, and it has already got me bored to death! I have always known I was born for adventure, so I sold everything, got me a boat and set sail to Pariah Island. It is said that the worst scum who ever sailed the Seven Seas gather there to feast and hide their booty. It’s also the right place to learn how to become a pirate…

A week later, somewhere in the Caribbean Sea, aboard the proud “Crimson Nutshell”…


“If I’m correct, the island must be very close…”


“Yes, I can see it!”


“Full speed ahead!”


It was late in the afternoon when I cast anchor in Pariah Harbour. Not one living soul…


…Almost. “Hello?... Hello!?! I wanna be a pirate!”


“Hum… maybe I should try the tavern…”


Pirates rushing out: “Hey! who’s that lil’ monkey, dressed like a prince?”


“Hello, my name is Engelbert Sinkalot and I wanna be a pirate!”


“…”


“HAAAAHAHAHAHAARGH!!!” (They laugh.)


“So you wanna be a pirate, uh?”
“Look at’is pretty face!!”
“What’s’is name, again?”
Engelbert: “Well, is that possible? Please?”


A very menacing pirate stepped towards me. His breath smelled of mass grave.


“First, you need to beat one of us… It’ll be me, Captain Jack Sorrow! En garde!”


Jack: “C’mon!! You fight like a teenage girl!”


Engelbert: “At least I’m not a rotten piece of meat on two feet!”
Jack: “Good! A real pirate must fight back with’is tongue as well!”


Jack: “But i’ll show you what a piece o’meat can do!...”


Jack: “The hook-trick!”
** Shling! **
Engelbert: “Uh-oh…”


Jack: “You still think you’re pirate material?”


Engelbert: “Yeap!”
** Splash! **


Engelbert: “So, what’s the next trial?”
Jack: “Hang on, ship’s boy!”


Jack: “Here’s your blade. Captain Blue Rackham will take care of you. Me I need to warm up a bit…”


Jack: “Innkeeper! RUM!”
Rackham: “Ok, lil’ macaque! It’s time for… THE CANNON TEST!”


Rackham: “You must fire this cannon without fear!”
Engelbert: “Er… What should I be afraid of??”


Rackham: “It’s old cannon… You have 10 percent chance to lose a hand…”
Jack: “10 percent? Let’s do it!”
Rackham: “…But you have 60 percent chance to end up dead, HAHAHAARGH!!”


Engelbert: “Ok… Lord have mercy…”
** Shhh… **



** KA-BLAM!!! **


Rackham: “…Well done boy!! But who put a cannonball in it?!?”
Pirate Phipson: “That’d be me! Sounded like a good idea…”
Engelbert: “Oh no!”


** Blub blub blub… **
Engelbert: “There goes the Crimson Nutshell…”
Rackham: “At least we know you can aim…”


Evening grew as we headed back to the harbour…


Jack: “Your next task is very simple: you must find a treasure on the island before sunrise! Here’s a shovel.”
Engelbert: “’You kidding me? And I don’t get anything else to find it?”


Rackham: “You get that torch too. Good luck, Lil’ macaque!”
Engelbert: “Er… Thank you?”


Jack: “Meet us at the tavern when you’re done! Better not fail on this one!”
Rackham: “And beware of cannibals too!!”
Engelbert: “Ah…”


Engelbert: “Those woods are big… A little creepy too…”


Engelbert: “A fire? Maybe someone can direct me…”


Engelbert: “Wait… Is that… A HUMAN BONE?!?”


Engelbert: “ARGH!!!”
Cannibal: “Hoogah!”


Engelbert: “Me c-c-come in peace… Me j-j-just looking for treasure…”
Cannibal: “Hoogah! What a strange and primitive way to express yourself, dear sir… How can I help you?”


Engelbert: “Help me? Don’t you mean “eat me”?”
Cannibal: “There are not enough fresh people to eat on Pariah Island, so we became vegetarians. The bones are for the pig… Instead, we moved into the tourism. Would you like a postcard? An engraved shell? Only two doubloons each!”


Engelbert: “I don’t have money, but I have this magic needle… And no thanks, I just want a treasure!”
Cannibal: “Treasure, treasure… They ALL want treasures! You’re in luck, we have ONE left! I will ignore the implied insult and accept your – hum – compass as a payment.”
“Bring the chest!”


Two other not so primitive men arrived, holding a heavy chest.
Cannibals: “Hoogah!”


Cannibals: “Thanks again! Talk about us to the other tourists!”
Engelbert: “Well, that was easy…”


I came back to the tavern just before midnight…


Rackham: “So you’re back! And with a chest it seems!! JACK!! COME HERE YOU DRUNKARD!”


Engelbert: “TA-DA!!”
Jack: “Not bad… Not bad at all! Here Racky, your rum!”


Rackham: “Thanks. Let’s get inside now! It’s time for the LAST TRIAL!”
Phipson: “Come in, I’ve got three more barrels of rum!”
Jack: “Yeah… RUM!!”


The air was filled with smoke, rum vapours and loud pirates’ voices and laughs.
Jack: “Sit down Angel-bird! And have a RUM!!”
Engelbert: “It’s Engelbert actually… And no thanks, I don’t drink alcohol…”


Phipson: “If you don’t drink, you don’t belong here. Since you sank your own ship, leaving would prove problematic… I suggest you to drink.”
Monkey: “Ooh! ah! ook!”
Rackham: “You’re both talkin’ gold! Anyway you don’t have a choice, macaque… This is your last test!”


Jack: “Now DRINK!!!”
Engelbert: ** Gulp-gulp-gulp…**


Rackham: “So??”
Engelbert: “That tastes f-f-funny…”


Engelbert: “And hot!…”


** Blast off **


Engelbert: “WAAAAAARGHHH!!!”


** BAM! **


Jack: “Congratulations boy!! Now you are a real pirate!! It’s time to become a man, Mwa-ha-ha! Go upstairs into the last room and… wait!”


Jack: “AND GOOD NIGHT!!”
All: “HAAAAHAHAHAHAARGH!!!”
Engelbert: “Ok, now that I’m a pirate, I must be brave!...”

Later…


Engelbert: “Maybe I should have stayed in my sugar canes plantation…”


** Knock-knock **
Engelbert: “C-c-come in…”


“C’mon, into my arms you little monkey! It’s time to be a man!”

THE END

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A few random shots…





















The MOC is divided into three modules, because my table is very small… Easier to carry around too!



My very vintage power source. I can’t believe all the lamps still work!!






Commentary : I’d like to thank Marie for supplying lots of ideas to me (the creek and waterfall! she built the burning logs!...) and helping me sorting and dismantling my previous entry. And my friend Olive for giving me his old Lego pirates a few months ago… Thanks dude! This started as a tavern, with a little harbour (the central section). Soon I decided to add lights, and so came the idea of the fire in the forest… I obviously needed a second section, and a place to search for the treasure! Oh no… I mean oh YES!!! A that very moment, I realized I had so much to build that I could add a quick third section, like a cape or something… As usual, when I saw the size of the MOC, I felt it needed something… Wait… A pirate scene without a boat?!? In brief, it became this MOC. I hope it awoke the child in you as it did for me!

Thanks everyone for viewing and especially the judges! Good luck to all round 4 contestants! Please rate and comment… See ya!



Comments

 I like it 
  December 26, 2012
dea aer a very excellent moc!! and the light are good very good!!
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  December 16, 2012
There is nothing more "Excellent"... Too bad. You're such a great story teller!! The build is amazing but the way you used it, you organized to tell the story is mostly impressive. the pirates'taverne is high in colors and clever details and the work on the jungle very convicing. What could be added? Tom Remy, what else?... ;)
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  November 16, 2012
Insult sword-fighting, a hapless hero, explosive grog... this is well in the spirit of the Monkey Island games, and a fantastic build to boot! Well done on the range of colours on the inn, it really looks like a ramshackle pirate-y haunt. Looking forward to seeing your Round 5!
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  November 8, 2012
Quoting Lego Obsessionist Wow! Most impressive build!
Thanks for the support man!
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  November 8, 2012
Yep, dutch is correct, kuifje: het geheim van de Eenhoorn :D
 I like it 
  November 8, 2012
Wow! Most impressive build!
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  November 8, 2012
Thanks everyone! See you in the next entry! :)
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Fantastic work matey! ;)
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  November 7, 2012
Quoting Freeling ++ AHAHAHA! Hilarious story mate. Reminds me of LIU atlas a little bit... Are you new around here? I've never even heard of you. I just added you to my favorite builders :D . See you around! (I loved the angles on the building BTW.)
Thanks, nice to meet you! I left you a few comments, you're a good spaceship builder!
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
AHAHAHA! Hilarious story mate. Reminds me of LIU atlas a little bit... Are you new around here? I've never even heard of you. I just added you to my favorite builders :D . See you around! (I loved the angles on the building BTW.)
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Well done on advancing Tom - Gio is some tough competition (and a LUG mate of mine) so be proud of the win! The build is superb, I love how on it's own it could be a display model for a show, but you also used it to tell your (very funny) story and guide us around the various features. Great job, good luck next round.
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  November 6, 2012
Quoting Sebeus I Scharlaken Rackham ? secret of the unicorn, my favourite comic book :)
It's my second favourite Tintin (Kuifje?) album, I prefer "De 7 kristallen bollen" (is my dutch ok?)
  November 6, 2012
Scharlaken Rackham ? secret of the unicorn, my favourite comic book :)
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  November 6, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve arrr, you got me keelhauled by the looks of it, matey. Aww, you got me! Now go and put some holes in your next contestant and sink them scurvey dawgs. I better hope you wil not dissapoint me ;)
I'll turn him into a strainer, I can tell ya! No offense LWC ;) I hope you're not too much disappointed, it was real fun to compete against you! Can't wait for the categories to come out!!
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  November 6, 2012
Quoting Paul Vermeesch Blue Rackham! Haha! Your story is wonderful, and your realism is quite nice indeed. While Gio had some nice effects with the mountain, waterfall, and round base, my vote goes to you for the nice details like the chibi pirate ship, the lighting, and the wonderful blend of forest, town, and ocean. Good luck with the rest of the judges!
Quoting Sebeus I I looked forward to this category and you two did not disappoint, because the syle of the entries is so different it was difficult to pick a favourite. I like how you used different colors on the scaffolding and roof of the building, not an obvious thing to do but very effective I think. You both did great, in the end I decided to vote for you.
Quoting Chris Phipson Well, adding my vote to Sebeus means you just beat one of the favorites in the games! Great work here! Your story was fun and your build was excellent! Good luck in round 5! (yeah, in case you missed it... you got my vote hehe) ~ Chris.
Thanks a lot, respected judges ;) I didn't expect to have your three votes, I thought Gio's entry had the perfect "classic pirates" feel. I'm glad you enjoyed the story too! Paul: are you a Tintin fan?
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  November 6, 2012
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor Ahoy matey! This be a beautiful build lad. Nevermind the silly land lubber putting down yer ship. She be a glorious site. Oh and me likes yer port too. Especially the rum....arghhhh! Good luck with thee judges!
Cheers! Thanks mate! Next time I go into pirates, maybe you can help me with the lines, I'm not very good at pirate talk... Arr, but I know what you mean 'bout those land rats!
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  November 6, 2012
Quoting Sir Balamorgineas Excellent entry, Tom. I was thoroughly entertained. You are definitely a contender for the title.
Glad you like it, thanks a lot sir!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
arrr, you got me keelhauled by the looks of it, matey. Aww, you got me! Now go and put some holes in your next contestant and sink them scurvey dawgs. I better hope you wil not dissapoint me ;)
Tom Remy
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White Knight
  November 5, 2012
Such a great model !>.....well done
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  November 5, 2012
I do not even know where to begin so I'll just say WOW!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
That's a great work, un other world, like a funny dream. I like the lights, the fire in jungle, the story,the colors. Bravissimo!
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  November 5, 2012
Well, adding my vote to Sebeus means you just beat one of the favorites in the games! Great work here! Your story was fun and your build was excellent! Good luck in round 5! (yeah, in case you missed it... you got my vote hehe) ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Well done for advancing Tom :) Argh, there be a fight left in ye yet!
  November 5, 2012
I looked forward to this category and you two did not disappoint, because the syle of the entries is so different it was difficult to pick a favourite. I like how you used different colors on the scaffolding and roof of the building, not an obvious thing to do but very effective I think. You both did great, in the end I decided to vote for you.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Blue Rackham! Haha! Your story is wonderful, and your realism is quite nice indeed. While Gio had some nice effects with the mountain, waterfall, and round base, my vote goes to you for the nice details like the chibi pirate ship, the lighting, and the wonderful blend of forest, town, and ocean. Good luck with the rest of the judges!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
A wonderful build with fabulous colors! Very best of luck! :)
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Ahoy matey! This be a beautiful build lad. Nevermind the silly land lubber putting down yer ship. She be a glorious site. Oh and me likes yer port too. Especially the rum....arghhhh! Good luck with thee judges!
 I made it 
  November 5, 2012
Quoting matias v I don't like the ship, but anyway good job
Well it sank... You should be happy! ;)
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Excellent entry, Tom. I was thoroughly entertained. You are definitely a contender for the title.
 I made it 
  November 5, 2012
Quoting Gabe Umland Tom this makes me want to build an Island! I an totally stoked with what you did with this category! There is some fantastic SNOT and some amazing shaping. This is a very clean and fantastic build. Good luck!!
Thanks a lot for your kind comment! Islands are fun to build, I'm pretty sure I'll do it again...
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  November 5, 2012
I don't like the ship, but anyway good job
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  November 5, 2012
Tom this makes me want to build an Island! I an totally stoked with what you did with this category! There is some fantastic SNOT and some amazing shaping. This is a very clean and fantastic build. Good luck!!
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  November 5, 2012
Quoting mitchell niemand Wow, this is amazing! Absolutely one of the best stories I've ever seen.
Thanks a lot, mate!
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  November 5, 2012
Quoting JS Can Some nice building, but I got too ADD and didn't finish the story.
What is ADD?
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  November 5, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Very impressive build! And you showed it off with a great story which I think adds a lot of life to the build. Good luck!
You sure know a bit about Lego stories! I promise I'll take time to read through your whole BSG series when I have some free time... Thanks!
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  November 5, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Impressive stuff, rich in detail; as your builds all seem to be. The last part was especially scary, and I'm not talking about your power source... Good luck!
I knew you'd like this good old blue box... And as for the last part, I can arrange a date for you if you wish? Thanks sir and good luck! Go GB!
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  November 5, 2012
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Gorgeous build, Tom. Love that orange building and the colours on the roof. The scenery is really fantastic, great compositon all around. "His breath smelled of mass grave" I must remember that line. Good luck!
Thank you so much! I'm never quite sure about my english, so your comment means a lot ;) First try with more than two colours in a roof, I'm glad you like it too!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Fantastic work on all of it! I love the ship! Good luck!!!
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  November 5, 2012
Quoting Thoy Bradley Haha! That last scene is priceless. This entire build is a beautiful blend of space, texture and variety! Astounding composition! Me thinks your Wife is very hard at work promoting You throughout the pages ;) Great build Tom and good luck with your judges! ~Thoy
I think she tries to promote herself! She became MOCpages addict although not a MOCist... It seems her promotional operation did work, didn't it? :) Thanks for a great comment and good luck Thoy! There is some tough competition in the swimming pools...
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Wow, this is amazing! Absolutely one of the best stories I've ever seen.
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  November 5, 2012
Haha! That last scene is priceless. This entire build is a beautiful blend of space, texture and variety! Astounding composition! Me thinks your Wife is very hard at work promoting You throughout the pages ;) Great build Tom and good luck with your judges! ~Thoy
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Great stuff, loved the story, and the builds are really good too. Good luck!
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  November 4, 2012
Great building all around! The cannibal/tourist trap thing was a highlight, as was the minifig with the skeleton legs.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Some nice building, but I got too ADD and didn't finish the story.
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  November 4, 2012
Wow! I love the story that you told here, and all of the little details that you put in. And with the last "test", I do not know if I should laugh or shiver at the thought...
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Arrr! Fantastic build and hilarious story!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Impressive stuff, rich in detail; as your builds all seem to be. The last part was especially scary, and I'm not talking about your power source... Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
A very fun-filled build! I particularly like the color-scheme of the inn roof.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Very impressive build! And you showed it off with a great story which I think adds a lot of life to the build. Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Gorgeous build, Tom. Love that orange building and the colours on the roof. The scenery is really fantastic, great compositon all around. "His breath smelled of mass grave" I must remember that line. Good luck!
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  November 4, 2012
Love this! Especially the tavern, good luck!
 I made it 
  November 4, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith I'm not sure that vintage power supply looks all that safe. The orange bowed upper floor of the building is nice. And who couldn't dig a group of drunk pirates. Good luck!
Thanks man! Good luck to you again!
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  November 4, 2012
I'm not sure that vintage power supply looks all that safe. The orange bowed upper floor of the building is nice. And who couldn't dig a group of drunk pirates. Good luck!
 
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