The Lego Pirates Strike Back

skulls_eye_schooner-ebay_auctionSince we’re already kickin’ it old school with news of Monkey Island, why not throw in some Legos as well? Why Lego ever decided to retire their pirate line is anyone’s guess (my guess: hardcore drugs), but it seems they’ve finally wised up with this re-release: http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Leaf.aspx?cn=554&d=70

Most are actually new kits altogether (and the pirates look noticeably meaner than in the old days.) Although the Bounty ship does seem rather familiar – actually, my favorite was always the Skull’s Eye Schooner. I thought about digging my own Skull Eye from the attic to assmble and take a nice picture to include with this post, but decided to take the easy route and steal an image from another site – in this case www.classic-pirates.com. Yes, it’s a site dedicated to Lego Pirates. Who knew such a thing existed? Well, we now we all know.

So Monkey Island is back, Lego Pirates are back – if we can only get the Las Vegas “TI” to return itself to “Treasure Island” and restore the old pirate decor, we’d be three for three.

Comments (8)

  1. Doglock Hawk

    *cough* F the TI. That place was terrible even when it first began. True, it was all piratey and stuff but it was still a crap casino / hotel.

    The ship battle, however, was MUCH cooler then their stupid mermaid crap they have going on now.

  2. Dave Nichols

    Look, my three year old LOVED the Legos pirate ships. We still have them… in bits. Looked like they ripped off POTC before anyone else.

  3. Dave Nichols

    For no reason all all, here is another comment from Sailor Jerry’s RUM! Sheeesh!

  4. Jack McCool

    I actually work at the Lego outlet store here in Colorado, and I was SUPER excited when they brought back the pirate line in December. I have the “Kraken Attakin'” set, which is a nifty little raft with two pirates and a giant octopus, and the Brickbeard’s Bounty ship, which is totally awesome. The cannons actually fire, and the new sharks are hollow and large enough to swallow a Lego mini-figure whole. I also get to build Shipwreck Hideout for our display, and I get to take it home afterwards. I am very excited.

    Still, I’m annoyed that the Bounty only has 2 masts instead of 3, making it a brig, technically, and not a ship. I wish they’d bring back the Skull’s Eye Schooner without modification (which by the way is square rigged, making it a ship, not in fact a schooner, but I digress…).

  5. Jack McCool

    Oh yeah, I also have the playing cards, which are wicked cool.

  6. Brahm

    I endeavored to collect all of the pieces to once again build the Black Seas Barracuda from my childhood – the sails alone cost a small fortune on eBay!

  7. Niko

    Ah the memories…

  8. Yargh, and why should a bunch of dedicated LEGO fans create the original and best LEGO Pirates fansite featuring news, announcements, reviews, MOCs and contests on the net? Make sure you check it out at some point, Classic-Pirates.com is updated with fresh content daily!

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