Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 23

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 23

6299 - 2009 Pirate Advent Calendar - Day 23
Sinister Altar

I know it's a Pirate themed calendar and all, This is a pretty evil looking mini-set.

I'm not sure why a disembodied skull is creepier than the full skeleton from yesterday. The setting certainly is a factor - and it leaves me wondering what the LEGO designer who put this mini-set together was thinking.

"I know! While all the kids are dreaming about the presents they're about to unwrap, let's remind them that there's a fun secret friend inside everyone! You just have to peel off the skin!"

Well...okay. He probably wasn't thinking that.

But now you are.

Happy Holidays.


Lich Barrister said...

Are you sure this isn't an altar for the Skult - i.e., the Skull Cult, the natural religion of pirates who fly the Jolly Roger?

Quicknotes on their theology... if Roger's not getting some fresh blood, he's not so jolly. You wouldn't like Roger when he's not jolly...

Anonymous said...

With only one day left for each calender, I have pretty much decided that the City Calender takes the cake this year.

Geoffrey said...

What makes anyone think it's a Pirate skull?

Sure, there's been all this Pirate themed stuff, but here's a thought, maybe it's an Imperial Soldier skull to go with Officer Grumpypants.

The setting doesn't give any clues as to what race the unfortunate soul was, so we can only imagine what TLG's set designers were thinking!