Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 9:01am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
In addition to the usual product copy for the LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, they also sent us a press release and some fancy images of it in the 'wild.' So I'm going to talk a little bit more about how awesome the set is. While it's certainly expensive at $200 in the US, the over 2500 pieces can build both an awesome shipwreck island and a full-fledged pirate ship that is clearly an homage to the classic Black Seas Barracuda. I can't get over how awesome that is and how that design choice took this from a set I was interested in to a must-buy. So let's go check out some more pictures of it and read the facts LEGO wants us to know about it.
ARGHHH ME HEARTIES! EXPLORE AN EPIC SHIPWRECK WITH THE NEW LEGO IDEAS PIRATES OF BARRACUDA BAY
The LEGO Group has announced the latest LEGO Ideas set, bringing back memories of the beloved LEGO Pirates theme.
[24th March 2020] Become a pirate with this brand-new LEGO Ideas set, inspired by the 1989 Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship model. Adventurers can now explore the island and the wreckage of Captain Redbeard's famous ship, which was lost at sea over 30 years ago.
The new LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set has been created based on a submission to the LEGO Ideas platform by fan designer Pablo Sanchez Jimenez, who has a passion for all things pirate and was inspired after building LEGO brick models with his dad when he was young. The concept behind the LEGO IDEAS Pirates of Barracuda Bay set reached the 10,000-supporter milestone in just 25 days - making it one of the quickest sets to hit the target.
With 2,545-pieces in total, the model contains everything a pirate or LEGO fan needs to create the ultimate shipwreck - including a captain's quarters, food store and supply dock. LEGO builders can even uncover buried treasure on the island by removing parts of the ship to explore new areas and create new stories.
This set also contains 8 Minifigures all based on pirate characters from the classic pirate lines, including the iconic Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and the twins, Port and Starboard, as well as 3 other pirates and 2 skeleton figures and various animals to discover on the island.
When builders tire of being stranded at sea, the island can also be reassembled to create Captain Redbeard's legendary ship, the Black Seas Barracuda. Rebuild the ship to launch a rescue mission to take the ship's crew back to safety and find the buried treasure.
The LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set measures over 23" (59cm) high, 25" (64cm) wide and 12" (32cm) deep and is sure to catch the eye whether proudly displayed or placed amongst other LEGO Pirate sets.
LEGO Ideas offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the net sales.
Fans can submit their own LEGO set ideas at ideas.LEGO.com.
21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 1st April 2020.
Still super-excited for this set! Although I am running out of things to say about it for now. Oh, did you notice how the box design even relates to the classic 80s 'LEGOLAND' packaging? That attention to detail gives me shivers of pleasure. Is that weird? Is anyone even reading this? Where are you going to display this set when you get it? I need suggestions of where the best place to show it off is.
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