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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 for makingme a part of your day. My name is Lee part en Mi. Know me as Lego, Lee orLego Lee three, two: Nine from facebook, toiter instagram Youtube Patreon, youname it. I am all over the Internet, and this is the brickology podcast, thestudy of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I really hope you aredoing well. Obviously, I've mentioned this in the last two episodes ofbrickology the Corono virus. Mayham has completely encatulated the entireplanet. It's absolutely insane and I'm not going to focus on it anymore,because I'm pretty sure, if you're listening to this, that means you haveaccess to the Internet and you probably know, what's going on so just stay safe,br, be precautious and make sure to wash your freaking hands. Man Nowbrickology is doing really well the past few weeks, because people have alot more free time and quarantine. My streams have gone up exponentially andI'm very thankful for Tha for that. So, thank you so much for supporting thisshow and if you really want to support this show check up my patreionaccountats, an o likole three to nine. You can support me on Patrion, evenlike literally a dollar a month, helps me make awesome podcasts like theepisode of Brikology. You are about to listen to now. Let's jump straight intothis week's topic now I've expressed in the past that I want to keep brickologyas topical as humanly possible. Now a lot of the episodes I had plannedcoincided with movies that were going to come out, but now they hade beenpostponed due to the cornavirus outbreak. So I was going to do adensity princess episode because of the Mulan Remake, and I was going to do anagents episode to kind of coincide, e Elis of no time to die the new JamesBond movie. I think you guys are catching on to my drift. Well, thosemovies aren't coming out for the forseeable future, some of them. Wedon't even know when they're actually going to be coming about coming out. Sowe have to wait and see there. So those episodes are going to be postponed justwith the movies, but I do want to keep brick ology as topical as humanlypossible and even though all this madness, ise still going on Lego, isstill producing new sets. Some sets have been delayed, but they are stillproducing new sets and today April first, no. Actually it was yesterdaywhen I was recording t it today as April no wait yeah it prefers AprilFools Oday. It wasn't a joke, though Lego ideas release their nuas set thepirates of Berrock Cuda Bay, and I was like that's a big set. That's anawesome set. I ordered it myself. I dropped the two hundred dollars on thatset and I'm waiting for it to come. The mail have not built it, yet I'm reallyexcited to build it in my instagram Yutube, I'm sure we'll have a lot ofcool content relating to that set, but that said just dropped. I'm superexcited to build that set and I was...

...like you know what it's time we'regoing to talk about Lego pirate. So today's episode of Brikology is aboutLego pirates. Now, one very quick. Little thing not pirates of theCaribbean, this is lego pirates, the inhouse original Lego, pirate themepirates, the Caribean is a license theme through Disney. We will not bediscussing the pirates of the Caribean sets today, however, just to make iteasy. That's next week's episode quick little announcement. Next week'sepisode of Brick Ology will be about the pirates of the Caribbean sets.However, today's episode of Brick Ology will just be about the inhouse originallego pirates theme. Now, usually before I break down the theme, I kind of talkabout what the theme is based on and what is a pirate? Do I really need toexplain to you what a pirate is. The most simple, easy, elementarydefinition of pirate is somebody that robs something I mean it's very simple,to understand: they're still pirates. Today there are cyber pirates. You know,there's a lot of different forms of piracy going on still in the worldtoday. Obviously the Lego sets are not those like you, saidit's are kind ofbased off what we think of pirates, which is you know, swashbuckling thesecrazy people back. You know these seveneni century. They have giant boats,they steal treasure, they have maps crazy beards. We have peg legshookhands eye patches, that is what Lego pirates is based off of, and I'mnot going to explain any more about what a pirate actually is, because thatwoull just be wasting your time, and the history of this theme is actuallyso deep that I think I need to just focus more on that than actually kindof explaining why the theme exists, so we're going to go ahead and jumpstraight into Lego pirates now pirates is a very interesting themg, becauseLigo pirates is what I would call a come and go theme you probably likewhat does that mean? Now? There are evergreen themes. Two weeks ago, in myepisode about Najago, I explained what an evergreen theme is andto summisekind of what I said a few weeks ago and everygreen tree is a tree that remainsgreen, all seasons of the year. It's always green, so an evergreen, Lego,theme, Lekninjago or Star Wars or city or friends, even is a theme that doesnot go away like Leo technic. They release new Lecotechniq sets everysingle year and they've been doing it for years. Those themes they aremainstas theyare, always around. They never get canceled or anything theymight get canceled. But for the most part, it's assumed that we're going toget new, LECO technic sets every single year. Lego. Pirates is not like that ElLi go pirates is a beloved classic, Lego theme, Lego, pirates comes and itgoes kind of like the waves in the ocean. Atd Ebbs and flows like opirates. I get canceled it's, you know...

...nowhere to be found for a decade, andthen it has a Resuargen, a everyone gets excited again and then it getscanceled again, that's kind of what Lego pirates is like, and it's had verymany different. You know kind of incarnations. Over the years now, thefirst lego pirates theme began back in the year N, Thosa ninethueen and eightynine, and something that I actually didn't even know onsadotil. I starteddoing research for this episode. The lego pirate theme was the first NewLego theme in eleven years N, one thousand nine hundred and seventy eight,which was the first time we actually got like a minifigures as well. LECObegan these big three themes. You can probably name them if you're somewhatfamiliar wit, they're like a history. Those themes were city, of course,classic space. You know binny spaceship that kind of stuff and castle. Thoseare like the three main lego themes and for pretty much the entire S. that's all we got now they haddifferent subsets and subethemes. You know all this crazy stuff going on, butpretty much everything fell under one of those umbrellas. It was one of thosethree main themes, so it took eleven years after seventy AIHT, one thousandnine hundred and eighty nine. When Lego introduced a brand new theme which wasLego pirates and the original run of Lico pirates lasted frm, one thousandnine hundred and eighty nine to oe thousand nine hundred and ninety seven,which was the year py birth, Onne, seven and producer total of fifty fivesets. There were no pirate sets in the year. One Thousand Nine hundred andninety so technically it's eighty nine nd, then then a ninety one throughniney seven, but for all intens on purposes episode. Eighty Nine T. Ninetyseven is how we will be referring to the run of Pirrate sets so veryinteresting and a lot of people were very heartbroken when pirates wasdiscontinued in ninety seven, maybe me being born was the end for the originalLego parates theme. Now I digress about that because they release some piratesets in the early two USANDS, including a Remiq reremak remake of the BLACKSEASBarracuna, and we'll talk more about that ship later on this episode, twothousand and four saw a line of four plus pirates sets and then pirates hada more traditional reboot in two thousand and nine, and then that reboothad a reboot in two thousand and fifteen and then of course the afforkmentioned pirates of Bericuta Bas set was just released here in two thousandand twenty. So that's the weird kind of brief history of lego pirates. It's Aycome and go theme. It really has no consistency. Well, it does haveconsistency within the theme itself and we'll talk about that here and just aminute, but that is the very brief history of kind of. What's going onwith the lego pirate theme, but before we break down specific sets within legopirates, we can kind of start to break down some very typical things of allthese pirate sets because consistently they kind of have similar tropes goingon now Lego Parat hits are usually...

...battles between the pirates and theimperial soldiers, which of course, are supposed to bre, be British sholdiers.They just don't use that name. I think it's very interesting that the legosense potray the pirates as kind of the protagonists of these sets becausepirates you know in history, they aren't exactly the best people. I meanI'm not going to even say some of the things that pirates are really knownfor in real life. Let's just say they plunderd, they steal. They do a lot ofbad 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 thatLega would focus on them as like the main protagonist, and then you know thegovernment of British soldiers is the you know antagonist of these series. Ifind that very interesting. You know when you look at something like like oCastle like o Castle. It's, like, obviously you root for the nights andyou go against. You know the evil black nights, but pirates are kind of rootingfor the bad guys in some ways, but a the same time I do feel like they aremore attractive heroes than the kind of you know, boring and Vanilla Britishimperial soldiers. Now the British soldiers in these sets they originallyWERH. Originally more traditional blue coach, which is a little morehistorically accurate to you, know, actual pirate battles of the past, butin one thousand nine hundred and ninety three they switched to red coath. Nowthe red coats more coincide with like revolutionary war, British Britishsoldiers, which is a little bit different and not quite as historicallyaccurate, but the red coat kind of stuck ever since until they actuallyswitched back to blue coats with the most recent pirate theme, int, ousandand fifteen, and more on that later. In this episode now the British soldiers,the imperial soldiers, have had a number of names throughout the series.They originally called the imperial soldiers and they were in the imperialguards and then they kind of switched up the villains to be these SpanishORMATA will talk about that in jrust a minute, so in one thousand nine hundrdand ninety six. I believe they switched from the Brits to the Spaniards withthese Spanish Ormada. So those are kind of the villains of the pirate themes,but the parts of also often fought off different sea creatures as welloctopuses sharks, things like that Narwal. You know: Saf Fish creatures,the fi off those sort of creatures throughout the history of Lego piratesin one thousand nine hundred and ninety four. I think the most uniqueantagonists in the pirate lines were introduced and those were the islanderskind of this tiky tend island thing, which was a very different subset ofpirate sets. That is very unique in the history of pirates, because the rest ofpirates is very consistently kind of the same thing, and we will definitelytalk about that here in just a minute, because pirates is very repetitive as ascene, but the native islanders line of pirate stuff was completely differentfrom anything else like a pirates has made not one thing. One thing inparticular that I found very very interesting about lego pirates is thatthe theme is consistently grounded in...

...some form of reality. You know it's alittle exaggerated, but it's never been fantastical. It has never been afantasy theme. Now. A theme like Leco Castle has oftentimes been a fantasytheme. We see like o Castle, like the two thousand and seven reboot of LegoCastle was, you know the Castle, people, the Knights, Fighting Skeleton Warriorsor fighting trolls, it was very fantastical. Pirates has literallyalways been just humans fighting humans that come in contact with theoccasional sea monster, but the sea monsters are never bigger than life.It's not like the acculraders or Atlantisee monsters that are huge,mythical creatures. Pirates they're, always just fighting things that youknow are plausible and have existed or do still exist in the real world, whichI've always found very interesting and another interesting tidbit about lecopirates. It's always been known as Lego. Pirates always like o pirates, and thereason I think that's interesting- is Lego castle as not always been likeacastle. It's kind of you know always been stereotypt as Lego Castle, but intwo thousand and four we had nights kingdom and then we had Lego Kingdomsat one point and even next o nights. If you count that the same thing can besaid about city, it's or known as Lego, town or Lego, world city, I mean cityhas had different names throughout the years, but Lego pirates has always justbeen pirates, even when they reboothet it's like Lego. Pirates is back, theydon't change the name which I find very very interesting. Now one of the mostimportant aspects of this episode and I think the most important things whereyou're going to discuss about Lego pirates today it was what I'm callingthe seven tropes of Lego pirates and what I mean by this is these sevensropes pretty much make up every single lego pirate set ever made you're goingto be hard pressed to find any pirate sets that do not fall into one of thesedifferent seven categories, the first one, the most obvious one, of course,is pirate 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 anymoreon that. The second one, which is also a pretty obvious, is imperial shipsships to oppose the pirate ships. You know. Obviously, ship battles are someof the most iconic. You know confrontations between pirates and theBritish Empire. Those are also very commonly seen throughout these sets,and then we have pirate forts lots of pirate forts, which is kind of its ownlittle trop. You know part hiddoubt and oftentimes. This is the fourth trope isShipwrek and a lot of times these two kind of coincide. They turn theshipwreck into a pirate fort. They do that all the time and the Ber KudaBasit that just came out is a perfect example of a shipbrick that has beenturned into a fort. Also. Pirate forts...

...are also sometimes kind of these skulltreasure islands. If you will obviously teace our island is a very famous book,so it makes sense that they would capitalize on that and a lot of times,they're called like skull. Island kind of, like you know, from King Kong andthe island is literally an island with t e giant skull in the skull revealstreasure. That seems to happen all the time throughout, like a pirate sese,it's kind of odd, it's kind of kind of an odd thing, but there are so manydifferent skull island sets from like a pirate in the past. Now the last twotropes here one is what I call these small raft, trop kind of an odd one.This is usually one of these smaller sets from the line. It's literally justa raft. It's like, if you can't afford getting a bigger, actual boat or pirateshipset, you get the small pirate raft set and, finally, last but not least,thats, you know kind of the sister to the pirate shipbreck fort sort of trope.The seventh trope here is an imperial fortress. They always have some kind offortress for the British soldiers. Now those are these seven tropes of Lego.Pirate sets and you're going to be really hard pressed to find anylegopirate sets that don't fit into those categories. I'm sure other legothemes have similar tropes to this, but these lego pirate sets these sets areso repetitive over and over and over and you're going to see and hear metalk about this sort of thing throughout this episode, because now itis time to break down some like o pirate sest o this Wen over eighty Lego.Pirate sets released over the last few, you know thre decades or so, and it'sgoing to take way too long to break down each individual set. So obviouslywe're not going to do that. We're not going to waste your time, I'm not goingto break down every single lego pirate set. If you want to know, go tobrickset or Brikipedia, they will have all of them listed. I'm just going tohighlight some of the sets that I think need to be highlighted, and can I tellyou how the theme has evolved throughout the years, so we've alreadymentioned one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine was the first year for Legopirates and they had twelve different sets with the initial line of Legopirates, and these sets were pretty revolutionary because these setsintroduced so many new pieces. We had new accessories for the figures,obviously hookhands peglegs pirate hats, all sorts of things like that werebraind new for the figures and then the boats, the pirate ships themselves hadbrand new sale pieces, bread new pieces to make up the whole of the boats andbrand new pieces for the mass for anchors. All O this stuff tons ofawesome brain new pieces for Lego pirate sets and these pieces are stillbeing used today for Lego. Pirate sets no one thousand nine hundred and eightynine there were a few number of impulse sets one called Berry treasure onecalled harbor century and one called...

...pirate. Many figures that was like asix dollar battle pack with four different pirate. Many figures reallycool little army billable set BAC, one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine,and then there were some smaller sets. These sets were like in the you know,eight to fifteendollar range o got the Castalay Rafh there's our first littleraft set the shipwreck island, oh a Shiprek, and then Saber Island, whichwas like little pirate island. Very cool now say: Per Irland was not parton that was a imperial fortheres island, very cool little small sets, and thenthere are a few big in play. Sets there was the forbidden island, which waslike the big pirate fortress and then the Eldorado fortress which was theimperial base, the original imperial base, and that is a very cool set andthat set got a lot of votes as the best Lego pirates that eer made it didn'twin, but it did get a lot of votes and I definitely think it needs to behighlighted. But then, of course, we got the two big ships. The first one isthe Caribbean clipper, a cool name and lso think it's interesting that itreferences a real life location. Obviously the Caribbean, although we'renot talking about the parts the Caribbean line they'll be next week.This was the first imperial shit from pirates. It was a little bit smallerthan the Pie thip. That will talk about here in just a second, but it was astill a very cool little ship and then, of course, from the original wave Legoparrots, we got the Black Sea, Barracuta and kind of. Unsurprisingly.This was voted on by my fans as the best ever Lego. Pirate set not toosurprising that the best parates tat, according to my fans, is the ogoriginal pirate ship, and this will be a recurring theme throughout the restof this episode, because the Black Sea Beracuta is not Goin Na go away. Is thefirst Er ofpirate set pirate ship that introduce all these pieces had thoseiconic sales, unique colors, it was black and red and yellow, very, verycool set and, of course, it introduced us to Captain Redbeard, and we willhear his name again throughout this episode. Now, let's move into thepirate sets of th S, I talked about pirates going on a little weird hiatusin the Ar one thousand nine hundred and ninety, but they do return in ninetyone and ninety two, and these sets were pretty much all the same like seriouslylike these sets. They were different technically speaking, but they were allthe same. It was thes same tropes, the same sort of things just being remadeover and over again, not unique in the slightest and really the only set fromthe ear one thousand nine hundred and ninety two that I think is worthmentioning is the Imperial Trading Post. This was a huge set over eight hundredpieces that had big big base plate pieces and it had kind of an imperialbase, but it also had like a little canal, some shops and a big boatincluded with big sillboat included with the place set itself. That was areally cool set. It's a heat. I've always wanted. Unfortunately, I don'thave it, but I would absolutely love to have it in my collection, but I'm goingto go ahead and assume that set is freaking expensive now, because it wasa big setback in the day and, obviously,...

...now it's almost thirty years old,that's a very cool set from the year ine two. Ninety three more of the same.Like seriously, we just got a more of the same stuff and really the only sad.I think that's worth mentioning from ninety three is the skull I shooter.This is the second pirate ship. Obviously we had Black Sa Berricuda andthen we have skulls, I shooner d. Now these are some very cool names likeI've actually had some really creative names for these pirate ships. Back inthe day, it was a cool looking ship and it had the black and white sails withthat were striped. That was kind of kind of, like you know, n iconic,pirate flag, black and white shit, sailes, very cool ship, onethousandnine hundred and ninety four is when the theme, I think, really triedsomething new it's. This is the fifth year of the theme and Lego piratesfinally tried to make something more unique, indifferent in ninety four theyintroduced the afour mentioned islanders, which was very ticky,oriented, very cool, very nice pieces for the islanders, and it made forsomething different in. I was kind of a breath of fresh air for the piratetheme, and most of the sets here were islander themed play sets. They weresimilar to things we got in the past, but they had their own unique flare andthere were no more imperial soldiers. It was all the islanders and they alsohad these cool like stone statues, and even one of these tone status isreference in the Barcuta base set, which I promise you we're going to talkabout it, even though I seem like I've mentioned it like ten times already, sothese stone islanders, these islanders sets ere very cool and definitely abreath of fresh air for the lego pirate theme. However, at the same time, therewas still pirate ships and boats, and things like that, so it wasn't alloriginal, but at least it was different because for the first four years ofLego pirates, I think people are probably getting a little bit sick ofthe same thing happening over and over and over again, but in ninety four. Wefinally got something different now. Ninety five did have pirate sets. Itwasn't like it was discontinued yet, but we only got four sets and we didsee the return of the imperial soldiers, but we and we also got an additionalislanders set, but none of these tets or unique or inter stink, really boringyear kind of a weird Hodge podge of other years, no need to focus on ninetyfive anymore. One thousand nine hundred and nnty six is now when we get theseSpanish Armata, as the antagonists in these sets is af course are kind oflike Spanish conqisedors. They introduced a braind new helmet peace,very cool figures. I've always had a weird like obsession with CONKYSODORSA.Their armor is super cool. I think they have a very rich and interestinghistory and make for good villains for these pirate sets very, very cool and,of course, we got an armada flagship, a very cool set that I definitely wish Ihad and we got the third LEGO: Big Pirateship, the red beard, runner, okay,the name not quite as interesting as the last two, but it was still cool andthis one I think, kind of introduced,...

...the first giant Jolly Roger sails withblack and white stripes like the iconic toy pirate ship. Look, this set had itnot as cool as a name but red beard returns and it's still a pretty coolset, and then we go to the year of my Brh Oe thousand nine hundred and ninetyseven and only four sets or release those four sets literally offerednothing new, no reason to highlight any of them, and then pirates wasdiscontinued to mini fans. Dismay pirates was discontinued for the timebeing it had a seven eight issh year run. It was a very nice run for thetheme, but after Oe Thousand Nine hundren and ninety seven pirates didn'treturn until the turn of the century and two thousand and two we actuallygot a rerelease of the Black Sea Berr Cooden, not a remake. We'll talk abouta remack of that here, Jus a second a re release. It was pretty much the same,set just repackage and sold again in the year two thousand and two, which ispretty interesting and pretty cool in action, didn't even know that thathappened back in the day. I was pretty young at the time, but we did get arerelease of that set in two thousand and four we got probably the mostforgettable and in maybe not forgetable, but a thing people would like to forget:it's not forgettale because it's stupid, but we got the four juiors pirate setsnow. A lot of you might not be super ware of this. Now let go in modern days.They still make sets for juniors. Obviously they have four plus setsjunior sets whatever moncurd they are are under now. Their sets made forlittle kids they're, not DUPLO, they're, not like you, know, giant bricks, Duplalevel, they use real leco bricks. However, these sets have very largepieces and very easy building techniques. No tiny parts, a lot ofthings kind of like premoded, instead of actually having to build it up likea normal Lego, sets they're supposed to be easy to build. Now this juniors linethat's been introduced a few years ago is now you kno pretty prevalent in Legotoday. That was not the original lego juniors line. In fact, this might noteven be the tosen, for you know, versions might not even be the originalgineers line, but they did have a juiors land before then that was youknow, a step ahead of DUPLO, but a step below the normal lego system and theywere called Jack Stone. It was this weird kin of city, Ish theme and theFigures: Man. They weren't many figures. They were this weird figure that wastaller than a minifigure had a specially molded head. They had noses,you couldn't take them apart. They still functioned like normal legofigures and if you don't know what I'm talking about just look up a Jack Stonewhen you figure and be horrified at what let go decided to create for somehorrible reason, but these Jack, so many figures are pretty hated in theLego community. I actually love them...

...when I was like six years old. Lookingback in that down, you know. Obviously I was a dumb kid. I don't like thesefigures, an a more but actually had a lot of Jeck stone sets, and I think Ihad a couple of these four juniors pirate sets, and these sets were youknow, kind of, like the four plus tat today had very large pieces, very easyto build these weird figures and shocker. They were all the same things:Pirate boats, Rafts Islands Forts, oh my goodness, even the four junior setsoer the exact same tropes that we've seen from lego pirates throughout thisentire episode, and then we also did get red beard. Returning is his first,not normal. When Yo figured notan beard is a weird junior style, Jack, stone,Mani figure and you get kept in red beards pirate ship that that was thename of the set it was captain redbeard's pirate ship. You werestarting to see the very steep decline in name of leco pirate ships. They wereso creative at first and not even you know like a decade later, it's captainredbeard's pirate ship. They couldn't even give it an interesting name, andthis set was very clearly somewhat inspired by the Black Sea. BERRACUTAhad similar sales some similar colors, but it was still the kind of weirdawkward for junors style. Let's stop talking about these four juniors piratesets, because I don't like talking about Tem, you probably don't likehearing about them, they're pretty stupid, but you guys want to hear anepisode about Jack Stone. I could definitely talk for a while about howbizarre that theme is. So let me know if you want to hear an episode aboutJack Stone, but now it's finally time to talk about the modern lego piratesets. So the year is two thousand and nine- and this is the first big normalsystem revival for Lego pirates castle just had a pretty big revival ofthothousand and seven that lasted for a few years and was very successful andpirates gets its own revival in the year two thousand and nine. This is thepirate thing that, like I think of when I think of like a pirates, I was stillpretty young Ot. The time I was about, I think eleven or twelve years old.When these sets came out. I had a number of these sets. They're very goodsets yeah. Of course they do. We know capitalize on these pirate tropes thatwe've repeated so many times throughout these episodes. So you can probablyguess what these sets were, but these sets were very heavily influenced bythe mid es pirate sets. They had the British soldiers in the red coats. Now,a ten dollar set from this line was called Crackin attackin. That is one ofthe greatest names or Lego said ever that's such a such a fantastic name. Iabsolutely love 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 of those greatraft build and you might be like Laitely, you said Lego, pirots, neverfantasy sets Wut. This one comes with the crack Ind. Well, the cracking wasactually just the normal lego. Octopus piece that's been around for many years.It was not a unuque piece in any way. It was just a normal Lego, octopuspiece. They called it a crack and probably just give U that dope name ofof crack and attacking, but it wasn't...

...different or unique in any way, shapeor form, so it still fits under the category of somewhat grounded inreality. Pirate sets, although I don't think octopuses, are attacking raftsall too often for twenty dollars. We had lute island, which had a veryunique Tan, baseplate piece that actually kind of looked like an island,and I don't think this baseplate piece has ever appeared in a Lego set againvery unique: baseplate peace, very cool, rare cool peace and, of course, thisisland. It was called Lute Iland, it wasn't called Skull Island, but it hada skull. So it's essentially the skull island of this wave for fortydollars.We had a shipwreck hideoubts, which I thought was a really cool set tot inlike the back of the ship, and then it had a very col bridge piece with asecond section. I love this sad. This is like one of my favorite sets fromthis pirates line. One of my favorite pirates hat's ever made really coolunderrated shipwreck hideout set Han for fifty dollars. We had, of course,these soldiers fort that had a really nice modular style. I had this set aswell. You coan rearrange all the different sections of the Fort, verycool set, really good and honestly. Well, this set again is superrepetitive, and while this entire line is super repetitive, I think they hitall the highlights of Lego pirates and they really perfected the designs. Ithink two thousand and nine is probably the best wave of Lego pirates Hass evermaybe besides the original wave thirty year, twenty years in the past. At thispoint, N one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine and then for one hundreddollars, we had brick beards, bounty, okay, few things to discuss with thisset one brick beard, it's no longer red beard, but it is red beard, so redbeard in this set. It is red beard. It looks exactly like e Mas Ust to youknow a modern update of red beard, but his name has been changed to brickbeard. I don't understand thatt's very odd. Obviously I mean I guess you couldsay his beard is made of bricks, because his head is a Lego brick, butit doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, just kind of weird they changeit to brickbeard because, like that, isn't a name, a pirate would have inreal life. Red Beard Makes Sense. Obviously it's a play on. You know thefamous pirate Ewerd Thaka blackbeard and it still is red beer. They justchanged it to brick, beard very weird, very odd name, but the BRICKBEARD'sbounty set was a big pirate ship that you know, drew some influence from theBlack S. Beracuta and other pirate sets brickbeards bouty is a slightly bettername than the pirate ship that we got before that literally just didn'treally have a name, but still not as creative as the parateships of old inthis set also introduced a new lego shark piece. That's been use a fewtimes, it's a pretty rare lego shark piece, but it's a cool piece because itcould literally eat the entire meny figure. You could fit and e tire figureinside the shark, very cool peats. I love that shark piece. Now in twothousand and ten we got a director...

...consumer set that I guess was moreunder the Creator lying, but it was technically a pirate set the imperialflag ship and, if you ask me, this imperial flagship is the best pirateset they ever made at the time. It's the biggest sixty hundred pieces, onehundred eight dollars and my dad my dad is really into like flag ships o thissort. So my dad actually got this set for himself and he still has itundisplay in his office. It's a beautiful humongis ship Super Super Culdesign. In my opinion, it's the Best Lek a pirate set ever made. Now I willsay I have not built the bear Coudoo Bass set. I ordered it. It hasn't comein the mail, yet once it comes in the mail, I will build it and maybe afterbuilding that my opinions on this set will change. But as it stands right now,my personal favorite pirate set is the two thousand and ten imperial flag ship.Now, let's jump to the year two thousand and fifteen tothousand andfifteens an interesting year for Lego, because I kind of think to us andfifteen was like one of the last years where there was still a fair number ofunlicensed themes. License ings are really starting to take over at thistime, but we still had a fair number of new on license themes and, of course,Ayou know. quoteunquote NEWOKA REVIVAL was a new wave of lego pirate sets. Nowthis is kind of a small way, there's only five whole set, and then there isadditinal chess set, which was kind of interesting, but a good minifigure pack,and these sets were all the same tropes again. The soldiers oddly were back totheir blue coats. They changed them from the redcoats they've, been usingfor a very long time and went back to the blue coats they use in the originalwave of Lego. Pirate sets away back in the day the brick bounty comes back andit's the same kind of big ship, nothing unique or anything, and if I'm beingcompletely honest, this two thousand and fifteen wao pirate sets is prettybad. The sets are pretty much the same sort of deal at the two thousand andnine sets, but all of them are smaller, they're all smaller designs and it'sjust repetitive and boring, and they were worse than two Thosa and nine setsmuch smaller. Definitely not a is is interesting. I only got two of the setsfrom this wave, not a great wave, and that only lasted the one way. Everyonecompletely forgot about it and I think most people ha kind of forgotten aboutthat. You know only coming out five years ago and the pirate lego theme ingeneral, but that brings us to the year two thousand and twenty obviously, andwe just got the pirates of Barrakota Bay, Lego ideas set pathenicallyspeaking. It's a Lego idea set. It's not like a pirate sets Lego idea set,and it actually differed a good bit from the fan submitted model. It'sactually completely different and this set is supposed to be kind of an omageto the original Lego. Pirate set. That's very obvious. The box art lookslike the original Lego pirates box Sart and, of course it is a big shipbrickhideout, so it fits into those. You know trups that I've mentionedthroughout this episode, but one of the...

...coolest parts about this set is you canturn the shipwreck into the Black Sea Baracuda, and this is a direct remik.It is not inspired by. It is literally supposed to be the Black Sea Barracuda.You can turn this shipwreck into a modern day. Randition of the iconicBlack Sea Mericuda, which is super cool and an addition red beard is back. Youknow he became brickbeard for a while, but red beard is back baby and that'shis name again. Red Beard- and this is now the biggest pirate set ever made.It has over twenty five hundred pieces and cost two hundred dollar it's a hugeset. I am Stope to build it. I should be gin to get here in the next two daysand I am really excited to put this epic set together, and this set got alot of votes as the best pirate set of all time. It didn't win. The originalblack sees barricudle, one which I think makes sense, but this Tek a lotof votes is that recency bias, probably, but it is still a pretty epic lookingset at least based on what I can see in the pictures, and I have to wait andmake my own opinions when it. Finally, when I finally get it in the mail sowith the pirates of Berrkuta Bay set out of the way, that is it that ar isall the lego pirate sets throughout the years. Thank you so much for listening.I really hope you learn something about Lego. Parrots Aday and I am hading alot of fun, making these brick ology episodes and because I'm quarantine anbecause of you know all this craziness gung on the world. Brick allogy willremain a weekly podcast for the time being, it's a lot of work, but it'ssomething I'm enjoying doing the results ar starting to pay off a lot.More streams are coming in which I'm super super grateful for which isfantastic and before I let you guys go, please got check ut. My patrion pagethat I mentioned before you can support me over. There also follow myanstergame page. I literally post daily content. There Youtube. I have somecool videos twitter as well and like me on facebook and stay safe, stay clean,wash your hands remain distant from other people, and I hope to see youguys next time here for you guys again in the next episode of Brick Ology.Thank you guys. So much or listeing is a Legolitou tenine saying goodbye PCL,but by all.

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