If you loved Pirates of Barracuda Bay or classic LEGO Pirates, you’re going to love the work of CG artist Stefan Muller in re-imagining Classic LEGO Pirates promotional ads which you might remember from old catalogues.
Check out his website and Artstation profile to see more of his work and check out the entire poster in its entirety, including an uncompressed 6k full-resolution version to spot all the cool little details.
I just love how he managed to capture the playful spirit of these posters, which I remember poring over constantly as a kid, dreaming of sets and builds I could never have at the time.
The warmth, lighting and twinkle of gold coins are simply breathtaking, and evoke emotions that can be rarely matched by modern LEGO sets.
Stefan also clearly draws inspiration from these awesome classic LEGO Pirates posters – especially “rich composition, vibrant colors, and the life that was brought into those little plastic bricks with the help of some clever staging and photography”.
More fascinating is the use of Brickini to build the environment. According to Stefan, Brickini is a tool that generates brick-built sculptures from simple geometry
I really hope we get more in this format from Stefan Muller – a Classic Space or even Castle rendition would be more than perfect.