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Black Seas Barracuda's little secrets you might not know

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I know the topic is bit old, but as a true 6285 lover I needed to add something:

Some early models of this set, had their large pirate flags not printed but to be made with stickers. You recieved white 4 x 4 flags and a sticker sheet that had the large flag pattern.

I own this set since 1990 and here are some pictures of my stickered flags:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=523284

as You may have noticed, I made a mistake in attaching it :classic: ,my older brother did the other one correct.

I'm not sure but as I remember the sticker sheet might also have some smaller pirate flags patterns, although small flags were printed in the set for sure, so you could just use those extra small stickers as You liked.

Stickered type of flags also appeared in 6276:

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dont know about other pirate models.

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I've always wondered why we (The USA) didn't get the shooting cannons? Was Lego afraid we would shoot our eyes out while Europeans wouldn't?

I may be misremembering this, but I seem to recall that the catalyst for the US ban on toys that fire spring loaded missiles etc was the Battlestar Galactica toys. They fired these 1" red cone shaped missile, and there were a few reports of very young kids damaging their eyes. Suddenly there was a vast wave of "THINK OF THE CHILDREN" and all the fun toys started having their ability to fire anything crippled.

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Can anyone help me with getting the sails for the barracuda ship? I have recently got my lego out and want to rebuild it but am missing the 5 sails. Any suggestions ides would be fretfully received? Thanks

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Can anyone help me with getting the sails for the barracuda ship? I have recently got my lego out and want to rebuild it but am missing the 5 sails. Any suggestions ides would be fretfully received? Thanks

You can buy them on Bricklink. Looks like the average price on each piece of sail goes for something like $10-$12 USD.

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=sailbb05

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=sailbb04

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=sailbb23

Bricklink has a bit of a learning curve. What you'll want to do is make an account, and then for each of those sails, add it to a "wanted list". Then you can view your wanted list "by shop" to hopefully find a shop that carries all 3 at a reasonable price.

Another option would be to print out paper sails on a printer and cut them out. I see that mentioned on the forums every now and then, but I don't have a link.

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Hey everyone. Amazing post and amazing blog. I am in Italy and I have discovered at my girlfriend's house a full Barracuda set. The only thing lacking is the box, so I wanted to make sure I have all the pieces. Obviously I am leaving everything intact and selling it for a good price, since, although I am a Lego fan, I'm not a pirate system fan. I always prefered to build spaceships and cars. Now I design them with the app.

Anyway my quesiton is, does any one have an idea of how many small packages came in the box ? In the European version all the small pieces are divided and contained in small transparent plastic bags or packages with tiny holes. I don't want to open them since they are proof that the brickset is new, so I can't count all the bricks to make sure it's full. Does anyone know, then, how many plastic bags come in the box ?

Thanks for your answer, and I can ship the boat to the US if you're interested ! It has shooting cannons ... ; )

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IIRC the catalyst for the change in canon wasnt government regulation or "think of the children" pressure but a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the toy (after some kid died as a result of the missiles and a bunch of others were injured). The lawsuit lead to a recall of the missiles from the BSG toys in question by the manufacturer and changes to other missile-firing toys (including a Star Wars figure and the LEGO canons)

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I have a question. I would like to confirm the list of the official box parts. I saw different images and I'm confused. I know there should be three plastic inlays, one yellow inner box, two white boxes and two small white cardboard molds. On some images I saw also one big cardboard mold under plastic inlay for hull. Was it only available in US version? Best regards. Thank you in advance. Juliusz

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and problematic part

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