Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pirate Ride

Name of Photo Gallery: Different sculptures from the Pirat-Ride
Created by LEGO-employed Master Builders
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Now for something completely different - a gallery of photos from the LEGOLAND Billund Pirate Ride. Captain Roger, shown in the thumbnail to the left, also made an appearance in LEGO magazine many years ago. There's a delightful human element to this set of sculptures - they look like real people, and they have some good non-swashbuckling scenes in here. The fiesta, for example, features more women than the entire Pirates line of sets did (LEGO has made an extremely disproportionate amount of male minifigs). The uniformed soldiers featured here suggest to me that the sculptures in these photos were made in the late 1980's or early 1990's - when similarly-colored soldiers were "the good guys" in the Pirates sets. Of course, the nature of a ride like this is that there are tons of little things hidden in there - many exciting details aren't clearly visible in the photos. I bet most people don't even spot the hanging bats while on the ride.

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