Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 5

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 5

6299 - 2009 Pirate Advent Calendar - Day 5
Cannon

Traditionally, LEGO Advent calendars follow a three day sub-theme format. You start off with a mini-figure, then get two days of items to help outfit him or her.

So far, the Pirate calendar seems to be following that format - the Pirate Captain came with two "support" days of his map and parrot. That would make today's cannon an accessory for yesterday's Imperial Officer. I guess that's why LEGO decided to make the cannon stand empire red, rather than a more Pirate-y dark grey.

For a tiny brick-built cannon, today's model is reasonably clever. Using only a handful of tiny parts, the cannon is instantly recognizable as such. The downside is a lack of ammunition, but I'd prefer to use my imagination rather than end up with yet another flick-fire missile...

3 comments:

Ben said...

nice use of the site name!
self advetizing rules!

Great escaper said...

Is it me, or is the plastic cracked a bit? Look on the brown brick going up to the red bit, it looks like there is a white crack or a fracture.

Capt Straw said...

No, that's just a piece of fuzz. Carpet lint or pet hair or some such thing.