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PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6285 Black Seas Barracuda


76 replies to this topic  – Started by Phred , May 01 2007 11:36 PM

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How do you rate this set?

  1. 5 - Outstanding (154 votes [83.24%])

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  2. 4 (28 votes [15.14%])

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  3. 3 (3 votes [1.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.62%

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#26 Phred

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:37 AM

Hey Landlubber,
You should make a seperate thread of your BSB-MOC *y*


View Postbonaparte, on May 5 2007, 01:46 AM, said:

The HMS Victory (Nelsons ship) is also still in active service in the British navy. Nowadays it is used as a museum.
The USS constituition is also still afloat and goes on ceramonial cruises around the coast sometimes too.  :)


View PostTanotrooper, on May 5 2007, 11:53 AM, said:

I was lucky enough that I discovered lego pirates in 2003. I went to LEGOLAND billund that vacation, and saw this ship (legend version). I prefered it over the black falcon's castle, and I still do now. I also bought 30 brown rowboats, wich I don't have a use for now...
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I had already owned the BSB when it's re-release came out, so it was a good opportunity to get a brand new black falcon's fortress, which was my absolute first ever lego set *sweet*

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#27 Landlubber

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:53 AM

View Postphred, on May 6 2007, 01:37 PM, said:

Hey Landlubber,
You should make a seperate thread of your BSB-MOC *y*

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I'm pretty sure I did around the time I joined up here. Unless I just added it in the tread about all my ships. Can't really remember.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:48 PM

I saw the set when it came out in 2002.This is when my pirate obcession started to give way to the civil war.
Anyways,I saw this set and after much begging and pleading I left the store empty-handed.Sigh

#29 El Bucanero

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 02:59 PM

This is the ship wich brought me into pirates again. I bought it in LEGOland Denmark.
I remember I searched the whole frigin' park shops to find it... At the end of the day I was quite desperate I couldn't find it. But when I entered the PaB, I saw it... I was happy and also confused: Happy because I found this wonderful ship, and confused because the put it in the PaB... Why on earth would you put a set in a brick shop?!

If I hadn't had this ship, I probably wouldn't be into pirates again, and besides, the HMS Unpredictable wouldn't have looked like it was without the parts of this ship.

One of the best sets ever made! 5 out of 5.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:47 PM

So, there is indication you took apart this beloved set? :-P .
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#31 El Bucanero

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:57 AM

View Postphred, on May 4 2007, 03:40 AM, said:

There have been a few Black Seas Barracuda inspired MOCs here on Eurobricks in the last couple of months.
For instance:  Admiral Wig's Escort Frigate, Bonaparte's HMS Hotspur, and dukeschunke's HMS Expedition.

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This might be less obvious then the ships you pointed in your post, but did you know the HMS Unpredictable was actually inspired by the BSB!

View PostImperialScouts, on May 10 2007, 07:47 PM, said:

So, there is indication you took apart this beloved set? :-P .

Indeed!!  :-P

#32 Phred

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:49 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on May 13 2007, 03:57 AM, said:

This might be less obvious then the ships you pointed in your post, but did you know the HMS Unpredictable was actually inspired by the BSB!
I see the similarieties now :-$
I was just mentioning the BSB inspired MOCs that had active threads at the time.

but i found the thread to the HMS Unpredictable:

So here be a couple more BSB inspired MOCs to check out:
Mr. Tiber's HMS Unpredictable and from the new member Fender Bender The Triton's Vengeance


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#33 El Bucanero

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:53 AM

I think the time is right to move this Review to the Review Forum...

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#34 Mister Phes

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:14 PM

Last comments folks!  The new Pictorial Review is almost upon us so this one will be moved to the Reviews Forum very soon.


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:28 AM

ive just recently bought one of these MIB, only just finished building it and it is a beautifull ship plus lots of minifigs, the only ship i have apart from this is the clipper which is much smaller, so im very happy  *sweet*

Now i just need 6286, which looks just as good, maybe better ?

#36 Asuka

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:13 PM

Great review, and, of course, an outstanding and marvelous ship and a perfect pirate set.  :)

#37 Mister Phes

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 02:51 AM

Some dopey dilophisaurus forgot to archive this the review...  RUH!!!  I mean DUH!!!!


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#38 TwistedDreams

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 03:01 AM

I have two problems with this ship:
a. The slanted deck in the back??? wtf is up with that???
b. No main deck. Just a big gapping hole. meh...

4/5, should be a 3 but whatever...
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#39 Lord Of Pies

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:15 PM

I have just ordered this set from Bricklink, It had better worth the $175 I paid for it! :'-)
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:05 PM

I think this is the best ship ever! Altough mine's in pieces...
Can't say anything else then a 5!


Great review Phred, thanks for that! *y*
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#41 natelite

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:25 PM

for those of you with the firing cannon - how do you fire the cannon? can you show pic examples?

#42 Col. Whipstick

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:28 PM

What can I say... the Barracuda always deserved to be a part of the legends section.  Took me a long time before I got mine. She's a beauty of design, size, firepower and by far the most important set to the entire pirate contingent.  Who thinks of Rock Island Refuge, Forbidden Island or the Renegade Runner before the Barracuda or as it was always known to me as - The Dark Shark.

The bright red and white striped sails made her the obvious nemesis of the Caribbean Clipper and the fear of all imperials everywhere.  The only thing she ever lacked was men, the ship came with a fairly generous 8 but would 10 men have been too much to ask?  Then again maybe I'd ask for 12 if I was given 10... at any rate the ship has the suberb ability to transport a small pirate army for a full scale attack on any imperial base.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:34 AM

View PostLord Of Pies, on Oct 26 2007, 12:15 PM, said:

I have just ordered this set from Bricklink, It had better worth the $175 I paid for it! :'-)
I think so *y*
but it depends on if you're a pirate nut like me X-D

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Great review Phred, thanks for that! *y*
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View Postnatelite, on Oct 26 2007, 03:25 PM, said:

for those of you with the firing cannon - how do you fire the cannon? can you show pic examples?
Here's a pic of a disabled cannon 8-|
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In a shooting cannon, the black portion of the cannon shown above can be pulled back and fires a 1x1 round brick that's placed inside the barrel.
Here's a pic of a shooting cannon:
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#44 Lord Of Pies

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:09 PM

I just got this set today, and built it for my birthday, and my, is she a beauty!

5/5! :'-)
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:17 PM

I don't have the orriginal version from 1989 unfortunatly but i do have the special edition that was released some time ago. Wish I boughed atleast 3 more! It's a wonderfull ship and it is a great addition to all pirate collection! (ow yeah, might have another forum user soon. Family of me ;-) )
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:41 PM

Yes! 5/5.

Finaly I will have my BSB. This Christmas :'-) . One Question. Are the sails, with all the strings and things, hard to put up?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:53 PM

Not particularly, though it took me two attempts to get it right.
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Posted 25 December 2007 - 08:43 PM

Well, I got the ship this morning! It's in my top 3 lego sets. I love the amount of weapons and the sails were'n't to hard to put up, so 10/10 or 5/5! *wub*  *wub*

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:49 PM

View PostAxle, on Dec 25 2007, 08:43 PM, said:

Well, I got the ship this morning! It's in my top 3 lego sets. I love the amount of weapons and the sails were'n't to hard to put up, so 10/10 or 5/5! *wub*  *wub*

couldn't agree more!  *wub* i'm also in love with that ship. it's soooooo well done. truly a classic. the denizens of eldorado tremble in fear whenever this ship is near! muAAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  *sweet*  *y*  :-D

oh...and i also love the islander theme. the faces are great as french mimes!  :-D  :-D  ;-)

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:02 PM

I will never ever forget what impact the lego pirates had on me and guys in my age.. It was the ONE topic we spoke about in the junior high school, it was something completely new for us. Castle, space and city - that was lego so far. And now there was a complete new world to explore.. New figures, new parts, canons, animals... and on top of this world was...

the BSB.  *wub*  *wub*

I will never forget getting it, building it, playing days and weeks and months and years with it...
All the minifigs on board had a specific sleeping area and I just played with the characters a lot!
Also letting the soldiers from my wonderful Eldorado Fortress enter the ship at night... boy...
This gets a 6 of 5 from me. One of the uber-perfect sets.

Thanks a lot for the review... so good memories..!!!  *sweet*

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