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Getting into Pirates

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to get into Pirates, but is seems the ship has sailed, har har har. Apart from the current Creator set, other more or less reasonably priced options are Barracuda Bay (21322) and Brick Bounty (70413), which are discontinued. Anything else I should be looking out for that might have great parts for the theme?

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I know the online LEGO pick a brick has some pirate mini figures parts, windows and doors, that type of thing if you wanted some more basic parts and some good mini figures.

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Myself I absolutely love the Pirates of Barracuda Bay and have purchased plans for MOCs that share similar design aesthetics. Regardless there is a lot of great content to partake in here on Eurobricks, and there’s the Classic Pirates Blog too. I also like a YouTube channel by the name of MOCYourBricks that does videos showing MOCs being assembled of pirate ships he’s designed. I just missed ou on buying the Barracuda Bay set but plan on buying the parts I need to recreate it overtime. I would feel bad at this point buying one new in the box as they cost quite a bit more than they did when released and opening the box would devalue the set, and I want to build and display it, not look at a cardboard box. As always we can hope that they’ll release new Pirate theme sets. The 3 in 1 Creator set is a pretty cool set that gives you three things to build, and is also agreat source of pieces like cannons and mini figs and other stuff even if you just wanted to combine the parts with other elements like OG hull pieces and cloth sails.

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If you are new to Pirates, i think its good think to look in the section Useable Parts for Pirates (or so). You should also look on ebay for some older sets. If you have a bricklink account you could find a lot of parts and sets in different price categories. If you want some information on older sets. Brickset is your place to be. When you choose the pirate section, all sets from 1989 up to now will be revealed. If you have no problem with digital 3d editors i would highly recommend stud.io its the software from bricklink. Its updated constantly. For some of us (i'm one of them) its the tool where we build most of our mocs. Apart from beeing a tool to build digital lego mocs its also a really good tool to learn lego bricks/elements. You can also see information on a brick with a link to bricklink. before i used it i didnt know what a modified brick is. This tool is really valuable. When you need minifigures who are relativly new and you are a friend of the more imperial side of pirate thinks i can recommend the torsos of the set 10297. The Boutique Hotel.They are green and i think they are a really good torso for a green guard or so. if you can get hands on some Morions (The Helmets of Spanish Conquistadors), you should search on bricklink, the christmas elf torso is a nice torso for an imperial armada marine or soldier.

 

If you need shiphulls (the 16 stud wide) in a different color you could find them on pick a brick (online). Set 71391. Bowsers Airship. If you have questions to certain parts i could show much more. 

On Pick a brick (online) they have a category: Ship parts https://www.lego.com/en-us/pick-and-build/pick-a-brick?page=1&filters.i0.key=variants.attributes.subcategoryId&filters.i0.values.i0=73

 

Also you should search for other categories; Minifigure Hair [232] Minifigure Handheld Accessories [380] Minifigure Heads [205] Minifigure Headwear [195] Minifigure Tools & Accessories [139] Minifigure Torso & Legs [454]Signs, Flags & Poles [151]

You will find a lot of things you can use for pirate figures, such as Flags, Bicornes, Tricornes, flintlock pistols/Guns, sabers, other swords (Katanas...), nautical instruments, and also some torsos and legs.

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On 9/6/2022 at 9:21 AM, madjelly said:

Anything else I should be looking out for that might have great parts for the theme?

There be this minifig:

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57 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

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That's a new one to me. Which set does it come from?
Its especially interesting for the recolored hat+hair combo, but the torso is nice as well.

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Actually that torso comes from a set, 75292 The Razor Crest and now it is also available at Build a Minifigure in Lego shops.

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On 9/9/2022 at 5:27 PM, CaptainPolluxofOrion said:

If you are new to Pirates, i think its good think to look in the section Useable Parts for Pirates (or so). You should also look on ebay for some older sets. If you have a bricklink account you could find a lot of parts and sets in different price categories. If you want some information on older sets. Brickset is your place to be. When you choose the pirate section, all sets from 1989 up to now will be revealed. If you have no problem with digital 3d editors i would highly recommend stud.io its the software from bricklink. Its updated constantly. For some of us (i'm one of them) its the tool where we build most of our mocs. Apart from beeing a tool to build digital lego mocs its also a really good tool to learn lego bricks/elements. You can also see information on a brick with a link to bricklink. before i used it i didnt know what a modified brick is. This tool is really valuable. When you need minifigures who are relativly new and you are a friend of the more imperial side of pirate thinks i can recommend the torsos of the set 10297. The Boutique Hotel.They are green and i think they are a really good torso for a green guard or so. if you can get hands on some Morions (The Helmets of Spanish Conquistadors), you should search on bricklink, the christmas elf torso is a nice torso for an imperial armada marine or soldier.

 

If you need shiphulls (the 16 stud wide) in a different color you could find them on pick a brick (online). Set 71391. Bowsers Airship. If you have questions to certain parts i could show much more. 

On Pick a brick (online) they have a category: Ship parts https://www.lego.com/en-us/pick-and-build/pick-a-brick?page=1&filters.i0.key=variants.attributes.subcategoryId&filters.i0.values.i0=73

 

Also you should search for other categories; Minifigure Hair [232] Minifigure Handheld Accessories [380] Minifigure Heads [205] Minifigure Headwear [195] Minifigure Tools & Accessories [139] Minifigure Torso & Legs [454]Signs, Flags & Poles [151]

You will find a lot of things you can use for pirate figures, such as Flags, Bicornes, Tricornes, flintlock pistols/Guns, sabers, other swords (Katanas...), nautical instruments, and also some torsos and legs.

Thanks a lot for the useful info. I will do more research for specific parts and will keep an eye on the nice sets at good prices.  

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5 hours ago, Yperio_Bricks said:

Actually that torso comes from a set, 75292 The Razor Crest and now it is also available at Build a Minifigure in Lego shops.

Ye be thanked, Sir.

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12 hours ago, GeoBrick said:

Please, elaborate then?

Aye yes - I replied to your message early in the morning when I was half asleep.

A more helpful answer is:

I got mine from Bricks Megastore (which is a LEGO® Certified Store) as part of the LEGO® Build a Minifigure (3-Pack) offer:

https://lego.bricksmegastore.com/collections/lego-build-a-minifigure-3-pack

 

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Lego knows there's a bunch of hardcore pirate fans that can be milked semi-regularly, so no doubt there will be more pirate-themed sets released sporadically over the coming years.

Sadly the last time a full theme was released was 2015, but since then we've had a Pirates of The Caribbean ship, the Creator 3in1 set and the Pirates of Barracuda Bay Ideas set as well as a couple of piratical minifigs in the collectible minifig line.

If you want to get started at the moment the Creator 3in1 set is the obvious choice and there's also a pirate accessory pack https://www.lego.com/en-au/product/pirates-and-treasure-vip-add-on-pack-40515 that might be relatively easy to obtain. An aftermarket Barracuda Bay set also shouldn't be too expensive if you can find one.

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