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Episode 8 · 1 year ago

LEGO Pirates

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On the latest installment of Brickology, LegoLee329 dives deep into the sea of LEGO Pirates to dig up all the buried treasure the theme has to offer. 

Good morning, good afternoon, goodevening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so much making me apart of your day. My name is Leeparne. Might know me asLego Lee or Lego Lee three, two, nine, from facebook, twitter,instagram, Youtube, Patreon, you name it, I am all overthe Internet and this is the brick oology podcast, the study of small plasticbricks. How are you doing today? I really hope you are doing well. Obviously I've mentioned this in the last two episodes of brick oology. Thecoronavirus mayhem has completely encapsulated the entire planet. It's absolutely insane and I'm not goingto focus on it anymore because I'm pretty sure if you're listening to this, that means you have access to the Internet and you probably know what's goingon. So just stay safe, be precautious and make sure to wash yourfreaking hands, man. Now brick oology is doing really well the past fewweeks because people have a lot more free time and quarantine. My streams havegone up exponentially and I'm very thankful for that, for that. So thankyou so much for supporting this show and if you really want to support thisshow, check out my patreon account. It's under Lego lead through to nine. You can support me on patreon even like literally a dollar a month helpsme make awesome podcasts like the episode of Ecology you are about to listen to. Now let's jump straight into this week's topic. Now I've expressed in thepast that I want to keep brick ology as topical as humanly possible. Nowa lot of the episodes I had planned coincided with movies that we're going tocome out, but now they have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.So I was going to do a tensity princess episode because of the Mulan Remakeand I was going to do an agent's episode to kind of coincide or alease of no time to die, the new James Bond movie. I thinkyou guys are catching on to my drift. Well, those movies aren't coming outfor the foreseeable future. Some of them we don't even know when they'reactually going to be coming about coming out, so we'll have to wait and seethere. So those episodes are going to be postponed, just with themovies. But I do want to keep brick ology as topical as humanly possible. And even though all this madness is still going on, Lego is stillproducing new sets. Some sets have been delayed, but they are still producingnew sets. And today, April first, or no, actually it was yesterdaywhen I was recording it. Today is April. Now, wait,yeah, a prel first April fools day. It wasn't a joke, though.Lego ideas released their newest set, the pirates of Barracuda Bay, andI was like, that's a big set, that's an awesome set. I orderedit myself. I dropped the two hundred dollars on that set and I'mwaiting for it to come the mail. Have not built it yet. I'mreally excited to build it. In My instagram Youtube, I'm sure we'll havea lot of cool content relating to that set. But that said, justdropped. I'm super excited to build that...

...set and I was like, youknow what, it's time we're going to talk about Lego pirates. So today'sepisode of Brick Oology is about lego pirates. Now one very quick little thing.Not Pirates of the Caribbean. This is lego pirates, the inhouse originallego pirate theme. Pirates the Caribbean is a license theme through Disney. Wewill not be discussing the pirates of the Caribbean sets today. However, justmake it easy. That's next week's episode. Quick little announcement. Next week's episodeof Brick Ology will be about the pirates of the Caribbean sets. However, today's episode of Brick Ology will just be about the inhouse original lego piratestheme. Now, usually, before I break down the theme, I kindof talk about what the theme is based on. And what is a pirate? Do I really need to explain to you what a pirate is? Themost simple, easy, elementary definition of a pirate is somebody that robs something. I mean it's very simple to understand. There are still pirates today. Thereare cyber pirates. You know, there's a lot of different forms ofpiracy going on still in the world today. Obviously, the Lego sets are notthose. Lego sets are kind of based off what we think of pirates, which is, you know, swashbuckling. These crazy people back, you know, the seventeen and century. They have giant boat, they steal treasure, they have maps, crazy beards will have pegg legs, Hook hands eyepatches. That is what Lego pirates is based off of, and I'm notgoing to explain anymore about what a pirate actually is, because that would justbe wasting your time. And the history of this theme is actually so deepthat I think I need to just focus more on that than actually kind ofexplaining why the theme exists. So we're going to go ahead and jump straightinto Lego pirates. Now pirates is a very interesting theme, because Lego piratesis what I would call a come and go theme. You probably like,what is that mean? Now there are evergreen themes. Two weeks ago myepisode about Ninjago, I explained what an evergreen theme is and to surmise kindof what I said a few weeks ago, and Evergreen tree is a tree thatremains green all seasons of the year. It's always green. So an evergreenlego theme, like Ninjago or Star Wars or city or friends even,is a theme that does not go away. Like Lego technic. They released newLEGO technic sets every single year and they've been doing it for years.Those themes, they are mainstays. They are always around. They never getcanceled or anything. They might get canceled, but for the most part it's assumedthat we're going to get new LEGO technic sets every single year. Legopirates is not like that. While Lego pirates as a beloved classic Lego theme, Lego Pirates comes and it goes, kind of like the waves in theocean at ebbs and flows, I go.

Pirates will get canceled and it's,you know, nowhere to be found for a decade and then it hasour research, it's and everyone gets excited again and then it gets canceled again. That's kind of what Lego pirates is like and it's had very mean,different, you know kind of incarnations over the years now. The first Legopirates theme began back in the year one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine andsomething that I actually didn't even know it's all don't till I started doing researchfor this episode. The lego pirate theme was the first New Lego theme ineleven years and one thousand nine hundred and seventy eight, which was the firsttime we actually got Lego minifigures as well. Lego began these big three themes.You can probably name them if you're somewhat familiar with the LEGO history.Those themes were city, of course, classic space, you know Benny,spaceship, that kind of stuff, and castle. Those are like the threemain lego themes and for pretty much the entire s that's all we got.Now they had different subsets and sub themes and you know, all this crazystuff going on, but pretty much everything fell under one of those umbrellas.It was one of those three main themes. So it took eleven years, afterseventy eight, to one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine, when Legointroduced a brand new theme, which was Lego Pirates. And the original runof Lego pirates lasted from nineteen eighty nine to nineteen ninety seven, which wasthe year my birth, onty seven, and produce a total of fifty fivesets. There were no pirate sets in the year nineteen ninety. So technicallyit's eighty nine and then then ninety one through ninety seven, but for allintents and purposes episode eighty nine to ninety seven is how we will be referringto the run of pirates sets. So very interesting and a lot of peoplewere very heartbroken when pirates was discontinued in ninety seven. Maybe me being bornwas the end for the original lego pirates theme. Now I digress about that, because they were at least some pirate sets in the early two S,including a Remiek re re meek remake of the Black Seas Baracuda, and we'lltalk more about that ship later on this episode. Two Thousand and four sawa line. I've four plus pirates sets, and then pirates had a more traditionalreboot in two thousand and nine and then that reboot had a reboot intwo thousand and fifteen and then, of course, the aforementioned pirates of Baracudabase set was just released here in two thousand and twenty. So that's theweird kind of brief history of lego pirates. It's a come and go theme.It really has no consistency. Well, it does have consistency within the themeitself and we'll talk about that here and just a minute. But thatis the very brief history of kind of what's going on with the lego piratetheme. But before we break down specific sets within lego pirates, can kindof start to break down some very typical things of all these pirates sets.Because consistently they kind of have similar tropes going on. Now. Lego pirateshits are usually battles between the pirates and...

...the imperial soldiers, which, ofcourse, are supposed to be British soldiers. They just don't use that name.I think it's very interesting that the Lego sets portray the pirates as kindof the protagonists of these sets because pirates, you know, in history they aren'texactly the best people. I mean, I'm not going to even say someof the things that pirates are really known for in real life. Let'sjust say they plundered, they steal, they do a lot of bad stuff. They are dirty, they are pretty gross. I mean pirates are reallynot supposed to be super likable characters, so it's kind of odd that Legowould focus on them as like the main protagonists and then, you know,the government of British soldiers is the, you know, antagonists of these series. I find that very interesting. You know, when you look at somethinglike Lego Castle, Lego Castle, it's like, obviously you root for thenights and you rout against, you know, the Evil Black Knights, but piratesare kind of rooting for the bad guys in some ways, but asthe same time I do feel like they are more attractive heroes than the kindof, you know, boring and Vanilla British imperial soldiers. Now, theBritish soldiers in these sets they originally rich. Originally wore traditional blue coats, whichis a little more historically accurate to you know, actual pirate battles ofthe past. But in one thousand nine hundred and ninety three they switched tored coat. Now the redcoats more coincide with like Revolutionary War British British soldiers, which is a little bit different and not quite as historically accurate. Butthe redcoat kind of stuck ever since until they actually switched back to bluecoats withthe most recent pirate theme in two thousand and fifteen, and more on thatlater in this episode. Now, the British soldiers, the imperial soldiers,have had a number of names throughout the series. They originally called the imperialsoldiers and they were in the imperial guards and then they kind of switched upthe villains to be the Spanish Armada. Will talk about that in just aminute. So in one thousand nine hundred and ninety six, I believe theyswitched from the Brits to the Spaniards with the Spanish Armada. So those arekind of the villains of the pirate themes. But the pirates of also often foughtoff different sea creatures as well. Octopus, has sharks, things likethat, Narwhal, you know, saw fish creatures. They have fought offthose sort of creatures throughout the history of Lego pirates and in one thousand ninehundred and ninety four I think the most unique antagonists in the pirate lines wereintroduced, and those were the islanders, kind of this tekey themed island thing, which was a very different subset of pirate sets. That is very uniquein the history of pirates because the rest of the pirates is very consistently kindof the same thing, and we will definitely talk about that here in justa minute, because pirates is very repetitive as a theme. But the nativeislanders line of pirate stuff was completely different from anything else lego pirates has made. Not One thing. One thing in particular that I found very, veryinteresting about lego pirates is that the theme is consistently grounded in some form ofreality. You know, it's a little...

...exaggerated, but it's never been fantastical. It has never been a fantasy theme. Now a theme like Lego Castle hasoftentimes been a fantasy theme. We see Lego castle like the two thousandand seven reboot of Lego Castle was, you know, the castle people thenights fighting skeleton warriors or fighting trolls. It was very fantastical. Pirates hasliterally always been just humans fighting humans that come in contact with the occasional seamonster. But the sea monsters are never bigger than life. It's not likethe aqua radars or Atlantis Sea monsters that are huge mythical creatures. Pirates they'realways just fighting things that you know are plausible and have existed or do stillexist in the real world, which I've always found very interesting. And anotherinteresting tidbit about lego pirates. It's always been known as Lego pirates, alwayslego pirates, and the reason I think that's interesting is Lego castle is notalways been Lego Castle. It's kind of, you know, always been stereotyped asLego Castle, but in two thousand and four we had nights kingdom andthen we had Lego Kingdoms at one point and even next o nights if youcount that. The same thing can be said about out city. It's soknown as Lego town or Lego world city. I mean city has had different namesthroughout the years, but Lego pirates has always just been pirates. Evenwhen they rebooted, it's like Lego pirates is back. They don't change thename, which I find very, very interesting. Now, one of themost important aspects of this episode and I think the most important things we're goingto discuss about Lego pirates today. It was what I'm calling the seven tropesof Lego pirates, and what I mean by this is these seven tropes prettymuch makeup every single lego pirates set ever made. You're going to be hardpressed to find any pirate sets that do not fall into one of these differentseven categories. The first one, the most obvious one of course, ispirate ships. That's pretty obvious. We're going to talk about a lot ofpirate ships throughout this episode. I don't think I need to elaborate anymore onthat. The second one, which is also pretty obvious, is imperial ships, ships to oppose the pirate ships. You know, obviously ship battles aresome of the most iconic, you know, confrontations between pirates and the British empire. Those are also very commonly seen throughout these sets. And then wehave pirate forts, lots of pirate forts, which is kind of its own littletrope, you know, pirate high adults, and often times this isthe fourth trope, hope, is shipwrecks, and a lot of times these twokind of coincide. They turn the shipwreck into a pirate fort. Theydo that all the time and the Baracuta base that that just came out isa perfect example of a shipwreck that has been turned into a fort. Also, pirate forts are also sometimes kind of...

...these skull treasure islands, if youwill. Obviously treasure island is a very famous book, so it makes sensethat they would capitalize on that. And a lot of times are called likeskull island, kind of like you know from King Kong, and the islandis literally an island with a giant skull in the skull reveals treasure. Thatseems to happen all the time throughout like a pirate sets. It's kind ofodd. It's kind of kind of an odd thing, but there are somany different skull island sets from Lego pirates in the past. Now the lasttwo tropes here. One is what I call the small raft trope, kindof an odd one. This is usually one of the smaller sets from theline. It's literally just a raft. It's like if you can't afford gettinga bigger actual boat or pirate ship set, you get the small pirate raft set. And finally, last but not least, that's, you know,kind of the sister to the pirate shipwreck fort sort of trope. The seventhtrope here is an imperial fortress. They always have some kind of fortress forthe British soldiers. Now those are these seven tropes of Lego pirate sets andyou're going to be really hard press to find any LEGO pirate sets that don'tfit into those categories. I'm sure other lego themes have similar tropes to this, but these lego pirate sets, these sets, are so repetitive over andover and over, and you're going to see and hear me talk about thissort of thing throughout this episode because now it is time to break down somelego pirate sets. Now this when over eighty lego pirate sets released over thelast few you know, three decades or so and it's going to take waytoo long to break down each individual set. So obviously we're not going to dothat. We're not going to waste your time. I'm not going tobreak down every single lego pirates set. If you want to know go tobrick set or Briquetedia. They will have all of them listed. I'm justgoing to highlight some of the sets that I think need to be highlighted andkind of tell you how the theme has evolved throughout the years. So we'vealready mentioned one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine was the first year for Legopirates and they had twelve different sets with the initial line of Lego pirates,and these sets were pretty revolutionary because these sets introduced so many new pieces.We had new accessories for the figures, obviously, Hook Hands, peg legs, pirate hats, all sorts of things like that. We're brand new forthe figures. And then the boats, the pirate ships themselves had brand newsale pieces, brand new pieces to make up the whole of the boats andbrand new pieces for the mass, for anchors, all of this stuff.Tons of awesome brand new pieces for Lego pirate sets and these pieces are stillbeing used today for Lego pirate sets. Now, in one thousand nine hundredand eighty nine there were a few number of impulse sets, one called BarryTreasure, one called harbor century and one...

...called Pirate minifigures. That was likea six dollar battle pack with four different pirate minifigures. Really Cool Little Armybillable set. That in one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine. And thenthere were some smaller sets. These sets are like in the you know,eight to fifteen dollar range. It got the castaway raft there's our first littlerafts set, the Shipwreck Island, oh a shipwreck, and then Saber Island, which was like a little pirate island. Very cool, and a Saber islandwas not part on that was a imperial Fortress Island, very cool littlesmall sets. And then there are a few big in place sets. Therewas the forbidden island, which was like the big pirate fortress, and thenthe elder Rodo fortress, which was the imperial base, the original imperial base, and that is a very cool set and that set got a lot ofvotes as the best Lego pirates that ever made. It didn't win, butit did get a lot of votes and I definitely think it needs to behighlighted. But then, of course we got the two big ships. Thefirst one is the Caribbean clipper. A cool name and also think it's interestingthat it references a real life location, obviously the Caribbean. Although we werenot talking about the pirates the Caribbean line, they'll be next week. This wasthe first imperial ship from pirates. It was a little bit smaller thanthe pirate tip that we'll talk about here in just a second, but itwas a still a very cool little ship. And then, of course, fromthe original wave lego pirates, we got the Black Sea Barracuda and kindof unsurprisingly, this was voted on by my fans as the best ever Legopirates set. Not Too surprising that the best pirates set according to my fans, is the og original pirate ship, and this will be a recurring themethroughout the rest of this episode, because the Black Sea Baracuda is not goingto go away. It is the first ever a pirate set, pirate shipset introduced. All these pieces had those iconic sales unique colors. It wasblack and red and yellow, very very cool set and of course it introducedus to captain redbeard and we will hear his name again throughout this episode.Now let's move into the pirate sets of the S. I talked about piratesgoing on a little weird hiatus in the year nineteen ninety, but they doreturn and ninety one and ninety two, and these sets were pretty much allthe same. Like, seriously like these sets. They were different technically speaking, but they're all the same. It was the same tropes, the samesort of things just being remade over and over again. Not unique in theslightest. And really the only set from the year nine ninety two that Ithink is worth mentioning is the Imperial Trading Post. This was a huge set, over eight hundred pieces, that had big, big bass plate pieces andit had kind of an imperial base, but it also had like a littlecanal, some shops and a big boat included, a big sail boat includedwith the place set itself. That was a really cool set. It's aset I've always wanted. Unfortunately I don't have it, but I would absolutelylove to have it in my collection. But I'm going to go ahead andassume that set is freaking expensive now because it was a big set back inthe day and of obviously now it's almost...

...thirty years old. That's a verycool set from the year I need to ninety three. More of the same. Like, seriously, we just got a more of the same stuff andreally the only said I think that's worth mentioning from ninety three is the skullI schooner. This is the second pirate ship. Obviously we had black seatBarracuda and then we have skulls I shooterer and now these are some very coolnames, like I've actually had some really creative names for these pirate ships backin the day. It was a cool looking ship and it had the blackand white sales with there were striped. That was kind of kind of like, you know, an iconic pirate flag, black and white show sales. Verycool ship. One thousand nine hundred and ninety four is when the theme, I think, really tried something new. It's this is the fifth year ofthe theme and Lego pirates finally tried to make something more unique and different. In Ninety four they introduced the aforementioned islanders, which was very ti keyoriented, very cool, very nice pieces for the islanders and it made forsomething different and it was kind of a breath of fresh air for the piratetheme. And most of the sets here were islander themed play sets. Theywere similar to things we got in the past, but they had their ownunique flare and there are no more imperial soldiers. It was all the islandersand they also had these cool like stone statues, and even one of thesestone status is referenced in the Baracuta Base set, which I promise you we'regoing to talk about it, even though I seem like I've mentioned it liketen times already. So these stone islanders, these islander sets, were very cooland definitely a breath of fresh air for the lego pirate theme. However, at the same time there was still pirate ships and boats and things likethat. So it wasn't all original, but at least it was different.Because of the first four years of Lego Pirates, I think people are probablygetting a little bit sick of the same thing happening over and over and overagain. But in ninety four we finally got something different. Now Ninety fivedid have pirate sets. It wasn't lucky was discontinued yet, but we onlygot four sets and we did see the return of the imperial soldiers, butwe and we also got additional islanders set, but none of these sets are uniqueor interesting. Really boring gear, kind of a weird hodgepodge of otheryears. No need to focus on ninety five anymore. One thousand nine hundredand ninety six is now when we get these Spanish armada as the antagonists inthese sets. He's a course of the kind of like Spanish conquisadors. Theyintroduced a brand new helmet piece, very cool figures. I've always had aweird like upset a Shan with conquisadors. I think their armor is super cool. I think they have a very rich and interesting history and make for goodvillains for these pirates sets. Very, very cool. And of course wegot an armada flagship, a very cool set that I definitely wish I had. And we got the third lego big pirate ship, the red beard runner. Okay, the name not quite as interesting as the last two, butit was still cool. And this one, I think, kind of introduced thefirst giant Jolly Roger Sales with black...

...and white stripes, like the iconictoy pirate ship. Look this set had it not as cool as a name, but red beard returns and it's still a pretty cool set. And thenwe go to the year my birth, one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven, and only four sets or release. Those four sets literally offered nothing new, no reason to highlight any of them. And then pirates was discontinued. Tomini fans dismay, pirates was discontinued for the time being. It hada seven, eight ish year run. It was a very nice run forthe theme. But after to one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven, piratesdidn't return until the turn of the century. In two thousand and two we actuallygot a rerelease of the Black Sea Baracouta, not a remake. We'lltalk about a remake of that. Here's a second a re release. Itwas pretty much the same set, just packaged and sold again in the yeartwo thousand and two, which is pretty interesting and pretty cool and actually didn'teven know that that happened back in the day. I was pretty young atthe time. But we did get rerelease of that set. In two thousandand four we got probably the most forgettable and maybe not forgettable, but athing people would like to forget. It's not forgetting because it's stupid, butwe got the for juniors pirates sets. Now a lot of you might notbe super aware of this. Now let go in modern days. They stillmake sets for juniors. Obviously they have four plus sets. Junior sets,whatever monikerd they are, are under now. Their sets made for little kids.They're not duple, they're not like, you know, giant bricks Dupla level. They use real lego bricks. However, these sets have very largepieces and very easy building techniques. No tiny parts, a lot of thingskind of like pre molded as set of actually having to build it up likea normal lego sets. They're supposed to be easy to build. Now thisjuniors line that's been introduced a few years ago is now, know, prettyprevalent in Lego today. That was not the original lego juniors line. Infact, this might not even be the dozen four you know versions of mightnot even be the original juniors line. But they did have a junior's linebefore then. That was, you know, a step ahead of duplo but astep below the normal lego system, and they were called Jack Stone.It was this weird kin a city ish theme, and the figures, man, they weren't minifigures. They were this weird figure that was taller than aminifigure, had a specially molded head, they had noses, you couldn't takethem apart, but they still functioned like normal lego figures. And if youdon't know what I'm talking about, just look up a Jackstone minifigure and behorrified at what Lego decided to create for some horrible reason. But these Jackstoneminifigures are pretty hated in the Lego community. I actually love them when I waslike six years old. Looking back...

...in that Dall, you know obviouslyI was a dumb kid. I don't like these figures anymore, but actuallyhad a lot of Jackstone sets and I think I had a couple of thesefour juniors pirates sets, and these sets were, you know, kind oflike the four plus set today. had very large pieces, very easy tobuild these weird figures and Shocker, they were all the same things. Pirateboats, rafts, islands, for it's, Oh my goodness, even the fourjunior sets or the exact same tropes that we've seen from lego pirates throughoutthis entire episode. And then we also did get red beard returning. WasUS first not normal minifigure. Now redbeard is a weird junior style Jack Stoneminifigure and you get captain redbeard's pirate ship. That was the name of the set. It was captain redbeard's pirate ship. You were starting to see the verysteep decline and name of lego pirate ships. They were so creative atfirst and not even you know, like a decade later it's kept in redbeard'spirate ship. They couldn't even give it an interesting name. And this setwas very clearly somewhat inspired by the Black Sea. Barracuda had similar sales,some similar colors, but it was still the kind of weird awkward for junior'sstyle. Let's stop talking about these four juniors pirates sets, because I don'tlike talking about I'm you probably don't like hearing about them. They're pretty stupid. But you guys want to hear an episode about Jack Stone, I coulddefinitely talk for a while about how bizarre that theme is. So let meknow if you want to hear an episode about Jack Stone. But now it'sfinally time to talk about the modern lego pirates sets. So the year istwo thousand and nine and this is the first big, normal system revival forLego pirates. Castle just had a pretty big revival in two thousand and seven. That lasted for a few years and was very successful, and pirates getsits own revival in the year two thousand and nine. This is the piratetheme that like, I think of when I think of Lego pirates. Iwas still pretty young the time. I was about, I think, elevenor twelve years old when these sets came out. I had a number ofthese sets. They're very good sets. Yeah, of course they do.We know capitalize on these pirate tropes that we've repeated so many times throughout theseepisodes. So you can probably guess what these sets were. But these setswere very heavily influenced by the mid S pirate sets. They had the Britishsoldiers in the red coats. Now, a ten dollar set from this linewas called kraken attack. In that is one of the greatest names for aLego set ever. The that's such a such a fantastic name. I hadsolutelylove the name cracking attacking and it had a very unique raft build that.Use a lot of the two by two cylinder piece, use a ton ofthose great raft build and you might be late. weightly, you said Legopirates, number fantasy sets with this one comes with the kraken. Well,the cracking was actually just the normal lego octopus piece that's been around for manyyears. It was not a unique piece in any way. It was justa normal lego octopus piece. They called it a crack. Can probably justgive it that dope name of cracking attack in but it wasn't different or uniquein any way, shape or form.

So it still fits under the categoryof somewhat grounded in reality pirate sets, although I don't think octopuses are attackingrafts all too often. For Twenty dollars we had lute island, which hada very unique Tan bass plate piece that actually kind of looked like an island, and I don't think this bass plate piece has ever appeared in a Legoset. Again, very unique bass plate piece, very cool, rare,cool piece. And of course this island. It was called Lute Island. Itwasn't called Skull Island, but it had a skull. So it's essentiallythe skull island of this wave. For Forty we had a shipwreck hideouts,which I thought was a really cool setic I like the back of the ship, and then it had a very cool bridge piece with a second section.I love this. said, this is like one of my favorite sets fromthis pirates line, one of my favorite pirates that's ever made. Really underratedshipwreck hideout set. Then for fifty we had the course the soldiers fort thathad a really nice modular style. I had this set as well. Youcould rearrange all the different sections of the Fort. Very cool set, reallygood and honestly, while this set again is super repetitive and while this entireline is super repetitive, I think they hit all the highlights of Lego piratesand they really perfected the designs. I think two thousand and nine is probablythe best wave of Lego pirates sets ever, maybe besides the original wave, thirtyyear, twenty years in the past at this point in one thousand ninehundred and eighty nine. And then for one hundred dollars we had brick beardsbounty. Okay, a few things to discuss with this set. One brickbeard. It's no longer red beard, but it is red beard. Sored beard in this set it is red beard. It looks exactly like it, which just to you know, a modern update of red beard. Buthis name has been changed to brick beard. I don't understand. That's very odd, obviously. I mean I guess you could say his beard is madeof bricks because his head is a Lego brick, but it doesn't really makea whole lot of sense. Just kind of weird. They change it tobrick beard because, like that isn't a name a pirate would have in reallife. Red Beard Makes Sense. Obviously it's a play on, you know, the famous pirate ever teach, Aka black beard. And it still isred beard. It is changed it to brick beard. Very Weird, veryodd name. But the brick beards bounties set was a big pirate ship that, you know, drew some influence from the Black Sea Barracuda and other piratesets. Brick beards bounty is a slightly better name than the pirate ship thatwe got before that literally just didn't really have a name, but still notas creative as the pirate ships of old. And this set also introduced a newlego shark piece that's been use a few times. It's a pretty rarelego shark piece, but it's a cool piece because it could literally eat anentire mini figure. You could fit in entire figure inside the shark. Verycool piece. I love that shark piece. Now in two thousand and ten wegot a direct to consumer set that...

I guess was more under the CreatorLine, but it was technically a pirate set, the imperial flag ship,and if you ask me, this imperial flagship is the best pirate set they'veever made. At the time it's the biggest. Sixty hundred pieces, onehundred eighty dollars, and my dad, my dad is really into like flagshipsof this sort, so my dad actually got this set for himself and hestill has it on display in his office. It's a beautiful Hu mongish ship,super, super cool design. In my opinion it's the best lego piratesset ever made. Now I will say I have not built the BARACUDA baseset. I ordered it. It hasn't come in the mail yet. Onceit comes in the mail I will build it and maybe after building that myopinions on this set will change, but as it stands right now, mypersonal favorite pirate set is the two thousand and ten imperial flag ship. Nowlet's jump to the year two thousand and fifteen. Two Thousand and fifteen aninteresting year for Lego because I kind of think to us in fifteen was likeone of the last year's where there was still a fair number of unlicensed themes. License things are really starting to take over at this time. But westill had a fair number of new unlicensed themes and of course, a youknow, quote Unquote New a AKA revival. Was a new wave of lego piratessets. Now this is kind of a small way. There's only fivewhole sets, and then there was additional chess set which was kind of interesting, but a good mini figure pack. And these sets were all the sametropes again. The soldiers, oddly, were back to their blue coats.They change them from the red coats they've been using for a very long timeand went back to the blue coats they used in the original wave of Legopirates sets way back in the day. The brick bounty comes back and it'sthe same kind of big ship, nothing unique or anything. And, ifI'm being completely honest, this two thousand and fifteen way a pirate sets ispretty bad. The sets are pretty much the same sort of deal at thetwo thousand and nine sets, but all of them are smaller, they're allsmaller designs and it's just repetitive and boring. And they were worse than two thousandand nine sets, much smaller. Definitely not. It's is interesting.I only got two of the sets from this wave, not a great wave, and that only lasted the one wave. Everyone completely forgot about it and Ithink most people would kind of forgotten about that, you know, onlycoming out five years ago, and the pirate lego theme in general. Butthat brings us to the year two thousand and twenty, obviously, and wejust got the pirates of Barracuda Bay Lego ideas set and technically speaking it's aLego ideas set. It's not a Lego pirate sets lego ideas set, andit actually differed a good bit from the fans submitted model. It's actually completelydifferent. And this set is supposed to be kind of an homage to theoriginal lego pirate sets. That's very obvious. The box art looks like the originalLego pirates box art and of course it is a big shipwreck hideout.So it fits into those, you know, tropes that I've mentioned throughout this episode. But one of the coolest parts...

...about this set is you can turnthe shipwreck into the Black Sea Barracuda, and this is a direct remike.It is not inspired by it is literally supposed to be the Black Sea Barracuda. You can turn this shipwreck into a modern day rendition of the iconic BlackSea Barracuda, which is super cool. And an addition, red beard isback. He you know, he became brickbeard for a while, but redbeard is back baby, and that's his name again, red beard. Andthis is now the biggest pirates set ever made. It has over twenty fivehundred pieces and cost two hundred dollars. It's a huge set. I amstoked to build it. I should be going to get here in the nexttwo days and I am really excited to put this epic set together. Andthis set got a lot of votes as the best pirates set of all time. It didn't win the original Black Seas Baracoud in one, which I thinkmakes sense, but this set out a lot of votes. Is that recencybias, probably, but it is still a pretty epic looking set, atleast based on what I can see in the pictures, and I'll have towait and make my own opinions when it finally when I finally get it inthe mail. So with the pirates of BARACOUDA bay set out the way,that is it. That are is all the Lego pirates sets throughout the years. Thank you so much for listening. I really hope you learned something aboutLego pirates today and I am having a lot of fun making these brick ologyepisodes. And because I'm quarantined and because of, you know, all thiscraziness coming on the world, brick ology will remain a weekly podcast for thetime being. It's a lot of work, but it's something I'm enjoying doing.The results are starting to pay off. A lot more streams are coming in, which I'm super, super grateful for, which is fantastic. Andbefore I let you guys go, please go check out my patreon page thatI mentioned before. You can support me over there. Also, follow myinstagram page. I literally post daily content there. Youtube. I have somecool videos twitter as well, and let me on facebook and stay safe,stay clean, wash your hands, remain distant from other people and I hopeto see you guys next time. Here for you guys again in the nextepisode of Brick Ology. Thank you, guys, so much for listening.This is legally Chin and saying goodbye. Pce Out, but by all.

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