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Your First Pirate Set!

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10 hours ago, emporio said:

yeah, it was my birthday present,i played so much with this when i was a kid and i still have it 30 years later

Ah, lucky bastard :laugh:

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Still have the old sets as well, not complete at this point (some missing, some broken, like palm leaves), but the figures are still there, and most animals like sharks, parrots, monkeys and crocodile.

But I keep them seperate from my modern LEGO.

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Unfortunately, I have never owned any Pirates sets. But if they return, I'd love to get some and have pirates take over Brandonsburg for a day! 

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2 hours ago, TeriXeri said:

But I keep them seperate from my modern LEGO.

Doing the same. Mostly because of old color palettes, but also to keep the pieces together.

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6239 Cannon Battle back in 2009!

I remember crying in the Lego store as a kid begging for my mom to buy me 6243 Brickbeard's Bounty...this was a worthy victory at the time :laugh:

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The first Pirate set I got was probably one of the cheap ones from around 1989/1990, but I don't remember which. The first set I have a definite memory getting though was Caribbean Clipper, which actually felt like a disappointment at the time because my best friend got Black Seas Barracuda that same Christmas :oh: (I was also jealous that he had Eldorado Fortress... though to be fair I had large Castle sets he didn't)

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1 hour ago, Paradosis said:

The first Pirate set I got was probably one of the cheap ones from around 1989/1990, but I don't remember which. The first set I have a definite memory getting though was Caribbean Clipper, which actually felt like a disappointment at the time because my best friend got Black Seas Barracuda that same Christmas :oh: (I was also jealous that he had Eldorado Fortress... though to be fair I had large Castle sets he didn't)

I think the Clipper was a nice banking all the same. She's a fine ship.

Also from my experience not having the biggest set just imprints eternal commitment and since it's Pirates, that is a good thing. :pir-grin: Thinks about this way: I only have the Schooner, the Runner and the Imperial Flagship at the moment. You don't know how much I crave for a Clipper to finally be in my ever loving hands!

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39 minutes ago, Medzomorak said:

I think the Clipper was a nice banking all the same. She's a fine ship.

Also from my experience not having the biggest set just imprints eternal commitment and since it's Pirates, that is a good thing. :pir-grin: Thinks about this way: I only have the Schooner, the Runner and the Imperial Flagship at the moment. You don't know how much I crave for a Clipper to finally be in my ever loving hands!

Yeah, I can appreciate her in hindsight. And even then, I think the let down wore off, cause 30 years later I still have memories of building it and even just looking at the packaging, so I must have enjoyed myself :classic:  I also think there's something to what you're saying about missing out back then having a lasting impact. I've bought many of the sets on eBay that I missed out on as a youth, but I still haven't gotten some like Imperial Trading Post, and I really look forward to the day when I either buy it or just break down and figure out what parts I need to add to my collection to make it.

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Cant remember exactly what set i got first. Think it was the Shipwreck Island or Sabre Island.. Its 30 year since... Should have ask my parents to take a picture of me playing with the sets back then.

On 3/24/2020 at 3:13 AM, Paradosis said:

Yeah, I can appreciate her in hindsight. And even then, I think the let down wore off, cause 30 years later I still have memories of building it and even just looking at the packaging, so I must have enjoyed myself :classic:  I also think there's something to what you're saying about missing out back then having a lasting impact. I've bought many of the sets on eBay that I missed out on as a youth, but I still haven't gotten some like Imperial Trading Post, and I really look forward to the day when I either buy it or just break down and figure out what parts I need to add to my collection to make it.

I have a trading post in box :) Love it :) 

 

On 3/24/2020 at 12:49 AM, Paradosis said:

The first Pirate set I got was probably one of the cheap ones from around 1989/1990, but I don't remember which. The first set I have a definite memory getting though was Caribbean Clipper, which actually felt like a disappointment at the time because my best friend got Black Seas Barracuda that same Christmas :oh: (I was also jealous that he had Eldorado Fortress... though to be fair I had large Castle sets he didn't)

Its funny. I also got the clipper at christmas :)  Some of my friends got the 6285. They where twins so had to share. But they had every set in the pirate-seris. Their mom worked for Lego at that time :) 

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My first pirates sets were #6276 and #6274 - I don't honestly recall which I received first, or if I got them both around the same time. But it was in late 1989 for sure. I never did manage to get #6285 but I did have a few of the other small sets from the 89-91 range.

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