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38 minutes ago, Pdaitabird said:

My first pirate set was 6254 Rocky Reef. For a small set, it had some great play features! My first (and only) ship was 6291, the Armada Flagship re-release.

I don't know if you arr like me or not, but the Armada Flagship always holds a special place in my heart :pir-wub:

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My first pirate set was https://brickset.com/sets/1411-1/Pirates-Treasure-Hunt.  It's not actually from Pirates; instead it's a little promotional polybag that my brother and I each redeemed from Quaker Oats after eating so much sugary oatmeal over so many days that we were quite sick of oatmeal by the end.  It's got a film director, a cameraman, a skeleton, a pirate captain, a treasure chest with coins, and some digging tools.  Quite a small set, but it inspired us to construct a long series of pirate ships out of 1x2, 2x2, and 2x4 bricks so that our pirate captains would have something to sail.

My first real Pirates set was the Black Seas Barracuda, but I bought it used and incomplete a few years ago as an adult and have been slowly sourcing the missing parts ever since.

 - - - Actually, no.  The first Pirates set I ever had was https://brickset.com/sets/1802-1/Tidy-Treasure, a tiny little polybag with a pirate minifigure and some rocks.  But that was when I was young enough that I was scarcely aware I had the set before its parts were scattered to the winds, so it doesn't count.

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I didn't have many pirates sets as a child and certainly no big Lego sets (biggest was Forestmen's river fortress, my favorite back then).  Based on the set release dates on BrickLink, my first pirate sets were likely these that came out in 1989:

6257 Castaway's raft

6260 Shipwreck island  (I think I have still have the baseplate)

 

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My first two sets - Eldorado Fortress and Caribbean Clipper restored to their former glory (along with a set I didn't have as a kid, Sabre Island)!

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3 hours ago, PxChris said:

My first two sets - Eldorado Fortress and Caribbean Clipper restored to their former glory (along with a set I didn't have as a kid, Sabre Island)!

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Wow, I came here to answer this question, and there's my first two pirate sets right there. The Caribbean Clipper and Sabre Island. They were also my first LEGO sets of any theme. 

Unfortunately, I was less than 10 years old when I had these sets and they were well and truly played with, and are missing a LOT of pieces, and the pieces I do have, aren't in the best shape. I dug out my childhood tub of LEGO a couple of weeks ago and tried to find the remaining pieces of my Caribbean Clipper. I'm missing 84 pieces (including the sails and the flag clips are broken). I'm planning on restoring it to its former glory though. 

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My first pirates set (an my first Lego set, buy the way) was the 6259 Broadside's Brig.

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I have a lot of fun with this set!

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Mine was the Kraken Attack 6240. I didnt have any pirates when i was a child, only legoland houses, cars,etc

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6 hours ago, Plate said:

Mine was the Kraken Attack 6240. I didnt have any pirates when i was a child, only legoland houses, cars,etc

Oh dang, this was my first (and only) pirates set as a kid! I don't have it built anymore, although I did use that year of pirates to inspire my first ship when I cobbled it together from scratch.

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On 5/2/2020 at 9:56 PM, shadefoundry said:

Oh dang, this was my first (and only) pirates set as a kid! I don't have it built anymore, although I did use that year of pirates to inspire my first ship when I cobbled it together from scratch.

Nice!!

When i was child i only had legoland city sets (some technic and space too). I had (and i have almost all bricks) a little city with  the mythical monorail. My return of the dark ages was with modulars (Green Grocer). I owned the Kraken attack some years ago,  (while collecting modulars) and keeped it appart without letting it mix with the rest of the sets, like a little treasure.  What I like most about this set are the minifigures.

When i saw the BSB it was like , oh, i´m on modulars but , i love this!! This has been my start with pirates, the BSB has inspired me to make MOCs.

Now every day I like pirates theme more!!

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Well, this might be a bit embarrassing, but my first pirate set was 41191 Captain's Cabin, although all my childhood I always wanted the Soldiers' Fort that came out with the 2009 pirates theme.

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3 hours ago, Jack Sassy said:

Well, this might be a bit embarrassing, but my first pirate set was 41191 Captain's Cabin, although all my childhood I always wanted the Soldiers' Fort that came out with the 2009 pirates theme.

Not embarrassing at all! That's a great set with some really nice pieces! No pirates set is bad, no matter the price or size! :pir-huzzah2:

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think my first Pirates set (if it counts) was the Brickmaster Pirates book. I only actually picked up one proper set from the latest Pirates run, the Soldiers' Fort (fond memories of saving up all my pocket money until I could afford it!)

I did manage to pick up a copy of the old Forbidden Island set (minus one very easily-replaced brick) at a Lego show a few years back. Unfortunately the era of Lego Pirates predates the era of me being able to afford Lego

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