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48 minutes ago, Lion King said:

I think this set will be retiring by end of this year? I could not find some info on this EOL somehwere but I swear I saw it. 

This is correct.  r/legoleak keeps a spreadsheet of retirement dates.  These are taken from the Lego website (they aren't visible to people, only to a script).  These dates are generally accurate, and this set retires at the end of this year.  Don't wait if you want it.  It's a good build and I'd be sorry if I missed out on it, although it's just not as good a set as Barracuda Bay was.

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17 hours ago, iragm said:

This is correct.  r/legoleak keeps a spreadsheet of retirement dates.  These are taken from the Lego website (they aren't visible to people, only to a script).  These dates are generally accurate, and this set retires at the end of this year.  Don't wait if you want it.  It's a good build and I'd be sorry if I missed out on it, although it's just not as good a set as Barracuda Bay was.

Thanks! I’m not sure if I am picky or not but this El Dorado set doens’t scream for me to buy it.  

I will have to wait for a “perfect” pirate ship like B-Bay ship!

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3 hours ago, Lion King said:

Thanks! I’m not sure if I am picky or not but this El Dorado set doens’t scream for me to buy it.  

I will have to wait for a “perfect” pirate ship like B-Bay ship!

If you want another pirate ship you need a fortress for them to attack, don’t miss out! Hehe 

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8 minutes ago, eldiano said:

If you want another pirate ship you need a fortress for them to attack, don’t miss out! Hehe 

True!! 

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Eldorado is an absolute GEM of a set. I bought two of them, and I would LOVE a third (but Barad Dur is on the horizon). Take this however you guys want, but I have either owned or currently own, most of the Pirates and POTC lines, and I would ABSOLUTLY put Eldorado in my TOP 5, over the OG Eldorado AND Imperial Trading Post. Honestly, the ONLY other Imperial set you can argue being better is the BIG Imperial Flagship, all of the rest are a distant third. 

I would also add that I wouldn't expect ANY new Imperial sets anytime soon after this. I don't think it sold very well, unfortunately, hence the early retirement. Which I also have other info, but thats just anecdotical. Evidence supports that Pirate ships sell, but forts... Not so much. So when a NEW Pirates sets gets released, I'd bet dollars to donuts that it'll be a new Pirate Ship (Hopefully SES). In the meantime, a new Harry Potter ship was leaked, and it looks GREAT, lot's of potential there. 

 

Back to the topic, if you LOVE Imperials, don't miss the boat on this one. You'll regret it.  

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32 minutes ago, Captain Pirate Man said:

In the meantime, a new Harry Potter ship was leaked, and it looks GREAT, lot's of potential there. 

Each to their own. 
 I find this hugely disappointing. Covered in stickers, bland and boring and not really scaled right to anything. Hard pass, which is a shame because I had high hopes for this set. 

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9 minutes ago, thewatchman said:

Each to their own. 
 I find this hugely disappointing. Covered in stickers, bland and boring and not really scaled right to anything. Hard pass, which is a shame because I had high hopes for this set. 

Fair enough. I like it though, I think it has potential. 

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13 hours ago, Captain Pirate Man said:

Take this however you guys want, but I have either owned or currently own, most of the Pirates and POTC lines, and I would ABSOLUTLY put Eldorado in my TOP 5, over the OG Eldorado AND Imperial Trading Post. Honestly, the ONLY other Imperial set you can argue being better is the BIG Imperial Flagship, all of the rest are a distant third. 

I too own (or have owned) all the original pirates sets and I have built and sold many of the POTC sets as well as the 10210 flagship.  The OG Eldorado and Trading Post are of similar quality to this, despite being 30 years older.  The raised baseplate takes away a lot of what makes this build tedious, and those sets don't have printing issues with the minifigures.  (The printing issues are wildly overstated in this thread, they don't really bother me, but I can see why the original figures are printed on white torsos).

 

I would love to hear your reasoning for what puts this set in the top 5.  B-Bay and most of the original ships are more visually impressive.  This is a good set, I do recommend it, but it's flawed in many ways.  More interesting angles like the Lion Knight's castle had, molded doors, more secrets and more variation in techniques used in the rock baseplate, more detail in the interiors, and finishing off the governor's office would have all gone a long way towards making this an excellent set.

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