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This began in another thread and it quickly became obvious that saving these stories in one place would be better than posting them randomly in other places, so here we go.

To add your own contribution to this effort, you can either post here, and I'll add it to the first post, pending confirmation, or pm me either the text or a picture of the text (preferred) and I'll do the rest.

Set: 6270 - Forbidden Island

Status: Complete and confirmed

Source: imperialshadows

THE ADVENTURES

OF THE

LEGOLAND� PIRATES

OF THE SEA

FORBIDDEN ISLAND

Sometime during the 18th century, a

peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island

treasures they discovered, suddenly had their

serenity interrupted. The invaders were those

who called themselves the LEGOLAND� Pirates

of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been

searching for the same buried treasures that the

settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of

course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the

doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found

had belonged to their ancestors.

Forbidden Island was named by the

settlers because to them it was forbidden. It was

the island where only Pirates could live.

It was there that Captain Red Beard and the

other buccanneers made plans to "steal" the gold

from the settlers. Little did the Pirates know,

however, that the settlers had Governor Broadside

guarding the gold and that they would have to

deal with him first if they wanted it.

The Governor lived for the day he would

have to defend the Eldorado Fortress and the

gold. What he did not know was that the day of

confrontation would be coming soon...

Use your imagination to continue

The Adventures of the LEGOLAND� Pirates

of the Sea!

Set: 6271 - Imperial Flagship

Status: Complete, Confirmed

Source: Dreamweb

THE ADVENTURES

OF THE

LEGO SYSTEM� PIRATES

OF THE SEA

IMPERIAL FLAGSHIP

During the 18th century, a peaceful

colony of settlers enjoying the island treasures

they discovered, suddenly had their serenity

interrupted. The invaders were those who called

themselves the LEGO SYSTEM� Pirates of the

Sea! For years, the Pirates had been searching

for the same buried treasures that the settlers

were now claiming as their own. This, of course,

disturbed the Pirates, as they knew the doubloons

(Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had

belonged to their ancestors.

Many years ago, a wealthy king

summoned the best shipbuilders to design and

build what is known as the Imperial Flagship.

He called to duty the finest Soldiers to guide his

ship on a journey across miles of ocean. Their

mission was to retrieve millions of dollars worth

of treasure he had hidden on a deserted island.

The Soldiers, thinking this an easy task, were

not prepared for what was ahead of them.

Spotting the royal ship leaving the deserted

island, the Pirates knew instantly what the

Soldiers were carrying aboard the ship. Will the

Soldiers be able to protect the king's royal

treasure from the Pirates?

Use your imagination to continue the

adventures of the LEGO SYSTEM Pirates of

the Sea!

Set: 6273 - Rock Island Refuge

Status: Complete and confirmed

Source: natelite

THE ADVENTURES OF THE

LEGO SYSTEM� PIRATES

OF THE SEA

ROCK ISLAND REFUGE

During the 18th century, a peaceful

colony of settlers enjoying the island treasures

they discovered, suddenly had their serenity

interrupted. The invaders were those who called

themselves the LEGO SYSTEM� Pirates of the

Sea! For years, the Pirates had been searching

for the same buried treasures that the settlers

were now claiming as their own. This, of course,

disturbed the Pirates, as they knew the doubloons

(Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had

belonged to their anchestors.

On a remote rocky island, Captain Red

Beard and his crew of Pirates established the

ultimate command post. Called the Rock Island

Refuge, it was the perfect haven for the entire

crew of the Black Seas Barracuda. From this

outpost, Captain Red Beard commanded the

efforts of the other buccaneers at the Forbidden

Island and Shipwreck Island enclaves.

The day was drawing near when the

treasure chest full of doubloons would once

again belong to the Pirates. Before that day

could arrive, however, Governor Broadside and

the other settlers would have to be overcome.

Use your imagination to continue the

adventures of the LEGO SYSTEM Pirates of

the Sea!

Set: 6274 - Caribbean Clipper

Status: Complete, Confirmed

Source: Dreamweb / Piranha

THE ADVENTURES

OF THE

LEGOLAND� PIRATES

OF THE SEA

CARIBBEAN CLIPPER

Sometime during the 18th century, a

peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island

treasures they discovered, suddenly had their

serenity interrupted. The invaders were those

who called themselves the LEGOLAND� Pirates

of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been

searching for the same buried treasures that the

settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of

course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the

doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found

had belonged to their ancestors.

The gold the settlers found on a neigh-

boring island needed to be transported back to

their Fortress so that it could be kept hidden

from the Pirates.

The crew aboard the Caribbean Clipper

was called to action. Their task was to return the

gold safely to the Eldorado Fortress at whatever

cost. Once they reached the Fortress, Governor

Broadside would take over and find a safe place

to hide the gold.

The crew was a group of very proud men.

They would not let anything or anyone come

between them and the gold. The Pirates, however,

had other plans...

Use your imagination to continue

The Adventures of the LEGOLAND� Pirates

of the Sea!

Set: 6276 - Eldorado Fortress

Status: Incomplete. That section of the pic was unreadable.

If I can find my original flap, I'll finish it, but someone out there must have it handy.

Source: imperialshadows

THE ADVENTURES

OF THE

LEGOLAND� PIRATES

OF THE SEA

ELDORADO FORTRESS

Sometime during the 18th century, a

peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island

treasures they discovered, suddenly had their

serenity interrupted. The invaders were those

who called themselves the LEGOLAND � Pirates

of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been

searching for the same buried treasure that the

settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of

course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the

doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found

had belonged to their ancestors.

Knowing that the Pirates would come

looking for the gold, Governor Broadside,

governor of the settler colony, sent a message to

all of his men to meet him at the Eldorado Fortress.

It was in the Fortress that the Governor

made plans to protect the settlers treasure.

Beneath the Fortress floor was a ___ ___way(?).

It was there that the Governor decided the gold

should be kept so that it would be safe from the

Pirates. Part of his plan was to unload the gold

from the ship, the Caribbean Clipper, and move

it to the Fortress. He wondered what adventures

lay ahead...

Use your imagination to continue

The Adventures of the LEGOLAND� Pirates

of the Sea!

Set: 6278 - Enchanted Island

Status: Complete and Confirmed

Source: natelite / imperialshadows

Only the Islanders

know what dangers lurk in

their remote tropical habitat.

What will the Pirates find in this

bizarre land? With building sets from

the LEGO SYSTEM� Pirate collection,

only you, the LEGO MANIAC�, can help

discover this strange new world.

Seuls les insulaires connaissent les

dangers tapis dans leur lointain domaine

tropical. Que trouveront les Pirates dans cette

�trange contr�e? Avec les jeux de construction

de la collection LEGO SYSTEM� Pirate, vous

seul, le LEGO MANIAC�, pouvez contribuer

� la d�couverte de cet �trange nouveau monde.

Solamente los habitantes de las Islas

saben qu� peligros se esconden en este remoto

paraje tropical. Qu� hallar�n los Pirates en

estas extra�as tierras? Con juegos de

construcci�n de la collecci�n Pirata de LEGO

SYSTEM, solamente t�, el LEGO

MANIAC�, puedes ayudar a descubrir este

estra�o y nuevo mundo.

Set: 6280 - Armada Flagship

Status: Complete and Confirmed (English, Can't read others clearly)

Source: natelite

The mission of

the Imperial Armada is to

protect the royal gold. Will

they be able to withstand a Pirate

attack? With exciting sets from the

Imperial Armada collection, only you, the

LEGO MANIAC�, can rule the high seas!

Set: 6285 - Black Seas Barricuda

Status: Complete and Confirmed

Source: natelite

THE ADVENTURES

OF THE

LEGOLAND� PIRATES

OF THE SEA

BLACK SEAS BARRICUDA

Sometime during the 18th century, a

peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island

treasures they discovered, suddenly had their

serenity interrupted. The invaders were those

who called themselves the LEGOLAND � Pirates

of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been

searching for the same buried treasure that the

settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of

course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the

doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found

had belonged to their ancestors.

The first to hear the news that the settlers

had discovered treasure was Captain Red Beard,

captain of the Pirate ship Black Seas Barracuda.

The Captain decided to gather his men, load

his cannons and set sail to reclaim the Pirate

treasures from the Eldorado Fortress.

High winds, turbulent waters and

tornado-like storms would have overwhelmed

most, but not the Pirates, for they knew what

fortunes lay ahead. Just then, looming off in the

horizon the Captain noticed the outline of an

object. "What could it be?", he thought to him-

self, "Perhaps the trip will not be as easy as

I thought..."

Use your imagination to continue

The Adventures of the LEGOLAND� Pirates

of the Sea!

Set: 6286 - Skull's Eye Schooner

Status: Complete and Confirmed

Source: SkaForHire / natelite

The Pirates, led

by Captain Redbeard, are

a powerful force of renegades.

No Imperial treasure is safe when

these seafaring mates are around.

Their sailing ships are as fast as any-

thing in the Imperial fleet. Their island

outposts are fortified and well hidden.

Whether on sea or land, they are a strong

adversary for Governor Broadside and the

Imperial Guards.

The Pirate adventure really begins

with you, the LEGO Maniac®. Using your

imagination and the building sets from the

LEGO SYSTEM� Pirate collection you

can create your own exciting high seas

adventures. Who will control the enormous

royal treasure, the Pirates or the Imperial

Guards? Only you can decide because...

you're in control of the action... you're

in charge of the fun... you're the LEGO

Maniac!

Set: 6267 - Lagoon Lock-up

Status: Complete, unconfirmed

Source: TalonCard

THE ADVENTURES

OF THE

LEGOLAND PIRATES

OF THE SEA

LAGOON LOCK-UP

During the 18th century, a peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island treasures they discovered, suddenly had their serenity interrupted. The invaders were those who called themselves the LEGO Pirates of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been searching for the same buried treasures that the settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of course, disturbed the Pirates, as they knew the doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had belonged to their ancestors.

Gold seeking pirates had become such a problem for Governor Broadside and the other settlers that they were forced to strengthen many of their existing settlements. One such fortification was the Lagoon Lock-Up. Prior to the invading Pirates, this peaceful establishment was an inn of sorts for the settlers to grab a bite to eat and relax. It has now been fortified to protect the lagoon and to hold captured Pirates for questioning.

Governor Broadside is determined to protect the gold which he and the settlers have hidden at the Eldorado Fortress and Sabre Island. The Pirates, however, have their own plans for the gold and they don't include sharing it with the settlers!

Use your imagination to continue the adventures of the LEGO Pirates of the Sea!

Note: The formatting of these stories follows the original layout on the boxes as well as I can represent it during the conversion to text.

Edited by Phred

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Thank you once again Imperialshadows. I've been very curious of these stories and this is the first time I've got to read them.

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i got a couple of pirate boxes too. i'll put them here as soon as i have the time, which is about 12 hours away or so. :-P

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Great idea to keep them all here, really cool to see Lego give their proper stories!

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Great work! Finally these stories are told! :-)

I have the Black Seas Barracuda box with the story, but unfortunately that one is far away from me, but I'll be reunited with it soon!

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Well it looks like all of the sets depict the Pirates as heroes and the soldiers as thieves. I thought that the different boxes might present two sides of the story (ie make the soldiers look good on their own sets), however it looks as if the settlers are bad to the core, stealing the gold of those poor misunderstood pirates.

Kind of a funny twist that allows kids to cheer on the pirates without actually cheering for the badguys. I like how the Pirates are only trying to steal back gold that was wrongfully appropriated from their ancestors.

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Well it looks like all of the sets depict the Pirates as heroes and the soldiers as thieves. I thought that the different boxes might present two sides of the story (ie make the soldiers look good on their own sets), however it looks as if the settlers are bad to the core, stealing the gold of those poor misunderstood pirates.

Kind of a funny twist that allows kids to cheer on the pirates without actually cheering for the badguys. I like how the Pirates are only trying to steal back gold that was wrongfully appropriated from their ancestors.

What drug are you on. The pirates plan to steal the gold from the settlers treasure. This treasure belong ed to their ancestors. How are the pirates good.

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It says in the Eldorado Fortress Story...

"For years, the Pirates had been searching for the same buried treasure that the settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had belonged to their ancestors.

I think what it's trying it say is the treasure belong to the pirates' ancestors.

So Captain Kaboom, if someone "claimed" something that once belonged to your great great great granny would you not want to claim it back?

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It says in the Eldorado Fortress Story...

I think what it's trying it say is the treasure belong to the pirates' ancestors.

So Captain Kaboom, if someone "claimed" something that once belonged to your great great great granny would you not want to claim it back?

Exactly right. In effect, LEGO was trying to create a story where everyone was technically innocent, from their own point of view. The Pirates are only chasing the gold because they feel it rightly belongs to them. The Imperials are simply doing their job by protecting it. The settlers found it, and therefore believe it's theirs.

Personally, I choose to blame the settlers. First of all, where did they imagine that coins came from, the local native population? Of course not. Second, since LEGO never bothered making any settler minifigs, they're easier to blame. :-P

The real point is, we get to decide without having to feel pressured by the story. That's a great improvement over the stories they've used in more recent years for themes like Mars Mission or Castle, where you have clearly defined good and bad guys, with no room for imagination.

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This sort of debate is exactly why I always thought the entire back story should have been...

Use your imagination to continue create

The Adventures of the LEGOLAND

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I had always thought that the Pirate's ancestors/antecedents had been Pirates themselves, and had originally stolen the doubloons from the Spanish. This was one of the reasons I was excited when LEGO released the Imperial Armada sets (all two of them...)

This backstory does explain the abundance of treasure maps in the Pirate theme, yes?

TC

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Check out this thread, I posted the story from Imperial Flagship there. There are a few other stories there as well.

Edited by Dreamweb

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I posted the story from Imperial Flagship there. There are a few other stories there as well.

Excellent, thanks for the information!

The first post has been updated accordingly. *sweet*

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Will the Imperial Flagship's status change to "confirmed" when I post a picture of the story? :-)

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Will the Imperial Flagship's status change to "confirmed" when I post a picture of the story? :-)

Yes it would! *sweet*

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Finally we get to see these stories! You lads are doing a terrific job typing them up. This content will greatly enhance the set profiles on Classic-Pirates.com.

Perhaps one day it would be awesome if we could get some pictures of the story as well. Not that they're exciting to look at but it would offer the a better experience to those who don't have the box.

But for now just sourcing the stories is brilliant *y*

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I can confirm the Caribbean Clipper story

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:-)

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Edited by Piranha

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I can confirm the Caribbean Clipper story

Updated accordingly! I especially like seeing a picture of it, since that allowed me to put it back in it's original formatting. Good job! *y*

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I'll be scanning my sets (those that you haven't gotten) and posting the story here.

Link to page when moderated.

Set 6273: Rock Island Refuge

The Adventures of the Lego System Pirates of the Sea

Rock Island Refuge

During the 18th century, a peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island treasures they discovered, suddenly had their serenity interrupted. The invaders were those who called themselves the LEGO SYSTEM Pirates of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been searching for the same buried treasures that the settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of course, disturbed the Pirates, as they know the doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had belonged to their anchestors.

On a remote rocky island, Captain Red Beard and his crew of Pirates established the ultimate command post. Called the Rock Island Refuge, it was the perfect haven for the entire crew of the Black Seas Barracuda. From this outpost, Captain Red Beard commanded the efforts of the other buccaneers at the Forbidden Island and Shipwreck Island enclaves.

The day was drawing near when the treasure chest full of doubloons would once again belong to the Pirates. Before that day could arrive, however, Governor Broadside and the other settlers would have to be overcome.

Use your imagination to continue the adventures of the LEGO SYSTEM Pirates of the Sea!

Set: 6280 Armada Flagship

The mission of the Imperial Armada is to protect the royal gold. Will they be able to withstand a Pirate attack? With exciting sets from the Imperial Armada collection, only you, the LEGO MANIAC, can rule the high seas!

Set 6285: Black Seas Barracuda

During the 18th century, a peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island treasures they discovered, suddenly had their serenity interrupted. The invaders were those who called themselves the LEGO SYSTEM Pirates of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been searching for the same buried treasures that the settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of course, disturbed the Pirates, as they know the doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had belonged to their anchestors.

The first to hear the news that the settlers had discovered treasure was Captain Red Beard, captain of the Pirate ship Black Seas Barracuda. The Captain decided to gather his men, load his cannons and set sail to reclaim the Pirate treasures from the Eldorado Fortress.

High winds, turbulent waters and tornado-like storms would have overwhelmed most, but not the Pirates, for they knew what fortunes lay ahead. Just then, looming off in the horizon the Captain noticed the outline of an object. "What could it be?", he thought to himself, "Perhaps the trip will not be as easy as I thought..."

Use your imagination to continue The Adventures of the LEGOLAND Pirates of the Sea!

Set 6286: Skull's Eye Schooner

The Pirates, led by Captain Redbeard, are a powerful force of renegades. No Imperial treasure is safe when these seafaring mates are around. Their sailing ships are as fast as anything in the Imperial fleet. Their island outposts are fortified and well hidden. Whether on sea or land, they are a strong adversary for Governor Broadside and the Imperial Guards.

The Pirate adventure really begins with you, the LEGO Maniac. Using your imagination and the building sets from the LEGO SYSTEM Pirate collection you can create your own exciting high seas adventures. Who will control the enormous royal treasure, the Pirates or the Imperial Guards? Only you can decide because... you're in control of the action... you're in charge of the fun... you're the LEGO Maniac!

Set 6278 Enchanted Island

Only the Islanders know what dangers lurk in their remote tropical habitat. What will the Pirates find in this bizarre land? With building sets from the LEGO SYSTEM Pirate collection, only you, the LEGO MANIAC, can help discover this strange new world.

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Thanks for posting those! I'd been wanting to read the BSB and RIR stories for a long time!

TC

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Another big update thanks to natelite! *y*

I'm not sure how many are really left, as I don't know how long they continued doing these.

I'm also looking for the international versions. I can do a decent job of copying what I see, if I can see the picture well enough. I couldn't manage the non-English stories for 6280 without risking missing out on various accent marks. If anyone else is more familiar with them and could type those up, it would be great.

Keep those stories and pictures coming, assuming there are very many left.

Thanks for all the help! *sweet*

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