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Episode 9 · 2 years ago

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

LegoLee329 sets sail once again into the world of pirates, but this week he focuses on the Pirates of the Caribbean Disney theme and all the elements that made this theme and film series what it is today. 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever wherever you're listening. Thank you so much making me a part of your day. My name is Leeparm. You might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee three to nine. From facebook, twitter, instagram, Youtube, Patreon, you name it, I'm all over the Internet and you are listening to the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're doing well. I don't think I need to beat the dead horse anymore. Obviously everyone knows what's going on in the world right now with the whole coronavirus pandemic. It's absolute craziness. But the silver lining is my streams for brick ology have quad troupled in the past month. Brick Ology is doing so much better than it was. The first few weeks were rough, but not that many people were listening, but now it really feels like I am reaching a lot of people with brick ology and I am super excited about that and it really encourages me to make the episodes even better for the future of this podcast. So that is great and I am full steam ahead with one episode of Brick Ology a week for the foreseeable future. I'm really excited about that. I'm going to be cranking out these episodes here. Today is the ninth episode of Brick Oology, which means next week will be kind of my first milestone episode, if you will, with the first double digit episode, The ten episode of Brick Ology. And look out on my instagram because I'm going to have a voting contest of some kind of I'm entirely sure how I'm going to organize it yet, but there will be a voting contest of some sort and you guys, the fans, will get to decide next week's topic for brick ology. And one more little quick announcement before I get into this week's topic. I am going to try and make brick ology a pattern. So one week we will have an episode about a licensed Lego theme and then the next week I'm going to try and alternate between license themes and then inhouse original unlicensed themes. So, for example, this is actually already been going on for a while, but now I think it's officially going to be a thing. The fifth episode was a license theme of Toy Story. The six episode was unlicensed Ninjago. Episode seven was license again, with Indiana Jones. Last week's episode was unlicensed with Lego Pirates, and if you watch last week's episode you would know I already actually dropped the episode title for this week. This week's episode is it's an a license theme week. So we're talking about Lego pirates of the Caribbean, not the unlicensed pirates, the license pirates of the Caribbean line. So I'm going to try and attempt to do that each week's that means next week's episode will be an unlicensed theme. So think about an unlicensed theme you like to hear me talk about here next week and then tell me on instagram and I'm going to do some sort of voting contest to help decide that whole thing. So that's all the fun random stuff out of...

...the way for briccology. We can now die into this week's topic, which of course I already mentioned, is Lego pirates of the Caribbean. And before we talk about pirates of the Caribbean, the Lego sets, we have to talk about pirates of the Caribbean the film series, and we talk can't talk about pirates of the Caribbean the film series without talking about the thing the film series originally based on which, of course, is the famous Disney park ride. So way before the first pirates of the Caribbean movie was released in two thousand and three, all the way back in one thousand nine hundred and sixty seven, the original pirates of the Caribbean Disney park ride was released at Disneyland in California. Now Disney has made movies based off their rides before, parts of the Caribbean and they're doing some after them, and they made it Tomorrowland movie and a jungle cruise movie was supposed to come out the summer, I would leave it got pushed back to two thousand and twenty one. So they've done things based on the Disney parks before, but nothing has been quite as influential as the pirates of the Caribbean series, and I think some of that kind of goes back to the iconicity of the pirates the Caribbean ride. The pirates of the Caribbean ride is one of the absolute staples of Walt Disneyland and Disney world and there's different versions of it at all the different parks across the globe and the first one opened up in one thousand nine hundred and sixty seven and it's actually a fairly significant ride, and here's why. It's actually the last ride that Walt Disney himself helps design, the last ride ever that he designed. So it's kind of significant and that farm then, unfortunately, you know, he stopped designing rides and eventually passed away. So the original pirates of the Caribbean ride opened up in one thousand nine hundred and sixty seven. The Magic Kingdom version in Orlando, Florida, at Disney world opened up in one thousand nine hundred and seventy three, which is the one that I've been on. I have not been to Disneyland in California, and there are many different versions of the ride across the world. The one at Disneyland is like five minutes longer than the one at Disney world. The one in Tokyo, I believe, has a crazy new section where you go underwater and see like Davy Jones and the crack and all that fun stuff. I mean, this ride has a lot of variations and it's very interesting that the film series, of film series as absolutely humongous as parts of the Caribbean literally was spawned from a simple theme park ride. Now the films themselves don't have a whole lot to do with the ride besides the name. Now, the first part of the Caribbean movie, the curse of the Black Pearl, does have some kind of inspirations from the ride. The first act sequence, kind of that siege of that town is very, you know, directly taken from the ride. And of course, little Easter eggs like the prisoners trying to get the keys from the dog in the prison by giving him a bone like that's from the ride. However, the majority the rest of the plot for the pirates of the Caribbean film, the first one, is its own aginal thing, its own original idea. It's doesn't come from the ride. They just took the name, took a couple of random things from the ride and then created an entire pirate world based off of that. And all of the characters in the...

...pirates of the Caribbean films are original characters created for the movies themselves. Now I think it's important for this episode before we even talk about the movies, that's just kind of hit on, I think the four big major characters from the pirates of the Caribbean series itself and of course I have to start with Captain Jack Sparrow, iconically played by Johnny Depp, and honestly I don't think it's a stretch at all to say that Jack Sparrow is one of the most iconic characters in film literally ever. I mean this is seriously like a pop culture icon of a character, and Johnny Depp's performance and that original pirates of the Caribbean movie was so good it literally earned him an Oscar nomination. Seriously, he got nominated for best actor at the Academy Awards, the Oscars, for playing Jack Sparrow. You do not see a big blockbuster tent pull movie from a major studio that comes out in the summer getting nominations for acting awards at the Oscars. So that's pretty incredible that Johnny Depp was able to get an Oscar nomination for that film, and he deserves it. I mean that performance as Jack Sparrow is one of the greatest things ever. He's so good. He makes that character just absolutely chew up any scene he's in. So incredible. And also little fun tidbit about Johnny Depp The actor. Jack Sparrow was his first manifigure and he is in the famous three minifigure club. He has Jack Sparrow from parts the Caribbean, of course, Tanto from the lone ranger and Grindel Wald from the fantastic beasts film. So Johnny Depp is in the three minifigure club, which is pretty interesting. Now some other pirates, the Caribbean characters. We have will turner, played by Orlando Bloom. Orlando Bloom himself, along with the Will Turner and the Lego last minifigure, is in the two Mani figure club, which is pretty fun. And then, of course we have Elizabeth Swan, played by Care Knightley. And then finally we have Captain Barbosa, played by Jeffrey Rush, and honestly I don't think Barbosa gets enough love. Jeffrey Rush's performance is I don't know if it's quite as good as Johnny Depp. is obviously not as iconic, but he really, really kills the Captain Barboza character. And you know Johnny Depp gets all the hype, but I think Barbosa is almost as good, if not as good, a pirate character as Jack sparer sparrow. I absolutely love Jes Jeffrey Rush as Barboza. Now let's talk about the first film in the pirates the Caribbean series, and that is pirates the Caribbean and the curse of the Black Pearl. The first film actually had a subtitle, which is kind of interesting for a first film to have a subtitle right off the bat. And this movie, I don't think anybody is going to debate this with me. It's obviously the first film the series, but it is by far the best film in the series and in fact this is little be one of my favorite movies of all time. I have a memory of seeing this movie in the theater, even though I think I was like six years old. I absolutely love this movie as a kid growing up. I watch it fairly regularly and I recently, during the quarantine, the kind of boarder in the quarantine, I...

...made a list of my all time favorite movies. Em Pirates of the Caribbean was in the top twenty five all time for my favorite movies. I adore this film. This is a very special film to me and I think it's a very special film to a lot of people. It's one of the most fun awesome movies ever made and, of course, Hans Zimmer iconic theme music cannot go without being mentioned. It's one of the most iconic movie themes of the twenty one century, the first parts of the Caribbean movie. It's amazing. It's seriously such a great film and obviously when you make a great film like that, they made over seven hundred million dollars worldwide. Disney's like wow, we need to capitalize on that. So they made some sequels and I will say they actually didn't rush the sequels out. Sometimes you see like a sequel come out like the one or two years later. They had a solid three years between the sequels. So the first parts of the Caribbean sequel, dead man's chest, came out in the year two thousand and six and this movie the box office shot up. It went up by about, I think, thirty three percent and it made over a billion dollars worldwide and I believe this is the highest grossing film in this series to date. In this movie definitely expands the pirates of the Caribbean universe. There's new environments and new creatures and, of course, worse, the new Villain Davy Jones, played by Bill Ni and Davy Jones, I think, is actually a pretty sick villain. First off, the CGI animation for his face and his tentacle beard is incredible. Look it up. That CGI looks just about as good as any modern day CGI. Incredible special effects really just so well done. And the way he plays the pipe organ with a tentacle beard. It's real weird but it's super cool. And also, of course, this movie has the crack in, the crack in which is one of the more iconic things from pirates of the Caribbean and the krakens theme music the pipe organs by Hans Zimmer some of the greatest movie music ever written. Seriously, so, so good. And of course the flying Dutchman as well. Davy Jones is ship that goes under water. I mean all those effects, all of that just super cool environments, awesome atmosphere. This movie does do a lot of great stuff. I will say, though, it's definitely, I would say, a noticeable dip in quality from the first film. It's not quite as like briskly pace for entertaining. It's little more convoluted and definitely weirder and it has a very cliffhangerish ending. In fact, they actually filmed the sequels two and three back to back. So dead man's chest and now moving into two thousand and seven with at world's end. We're filmed back to back, which does mean that we were kind of rushed into at world's end. Instead of, you know, like taking their time to develop a better script, they made them back to back and we rushed into at world's end, which came out pretty much exactly a year after dead man's chest. And well, I think dead man's chest is actually a very solid movie. At world's end, I definitely think, has a very steep dropoff for the quality of this series. Now I...

...remember seeing this movie in theaters back in two thousand and seven. I have a very specific memory that the roof of my theater was leaking during this movie. It was raining outside, it was the summertime, there was a nice you know thunderstorms, shower and it was raining in the roof was literally leaking water during this movie and honestly, for a pirates of the Caribbean movie, water leaking from the roof kind of just makes sense and helps add to the atmosphere. So that wasn't that big a deal. And this movie it picks up exactly where the last one let off the dead man's chest. I won't spoil it, but it does have a very specific cliffhanger ending and at world's end literally picks up with that and runs with it, and I will give credit to this movie. This movie is very committed to its story. The story this movie is absurd, it's ridiculous and it just goes too far and gets too weird in my opinion. But instead of, you know, Disney as a studio interfering and telling a filmmaker to not do a very specific vision, they let Gorberzynski, the director this movie, the writers of this film, they let them make a movie that they wanted to make clearly and they clearly made the vision they were trying to execute, which is definitely commendable. It wasn't a great vision, it was a pretty ridiculous vision, but I do respect the vision nevertheless. The box office did have a slight dip from dead men's chest. I'm sure some people saw the quality of dead men's chest like. It wasn't quite as good, so not as many people rushed out to see this film, but it's still made over nine hundred million dollars worldwide. It was crazy successful and even though it kind of wrapped up a trilogy, there was still slight set up for the next film at the end of the movie where Jack Sparrow acquires a map for the Phantom of youth, the Phantom of Youth, the Fountain of Youth. That had phantom menace on my mind for some reason. Fountain of Youth, which brings us into parts of the Caribbean for on Stranger tides, which came out four years later in two thousand and eleven, not two thousand and eleven, is also when the Lego sets that were about to talk about were first release. But we'll talk about the movie a little bit more here real quickly now. This movie had some changes for the series. It had the first change in director. Orlando Bloom and cure nightly were no longer there, although Barbosa and Gibbs and a couple other characters do return. Of course, Jack Sparrow is the main character and this movie, like I said, is them searching for the Fountain of Youth and the Villain of this movie is Blackbeard, played excellently by in McShane. By far, I think the best aspect of this film is in McShane as black beard. It's kind of odd that black beard is the villain of this movie, because black beard is actually a real life pirate, Edward Teach, a real person, a real pirate, who was supposedly buried on Oquacoke island off the shore of North Carolina, which is the state that I am from. So in see representing with black beard there and some of his treasure might be buried around here as well. And I think this movie continues the downward...

...trend for this franchise. The quality definitely just dips. It's a shorter movie, less convoluted in the last one, but it feels a lot more by the numbers and just not quite as interesting. However, the box office numbers went up from the last movie. In this movie in fact again grossed over a billion dollars for the franchise, which is very interesting. And of course, in a movie grosses a billion dollars, it's already part of a big, successful franchise. Disney's like, HMM, okay, let's make another one. But it did take a while for the next film to come out. This is the longest gap between pirates of the Caribbean movies. In two thousand and seventeen we got pirates of the Caribbean. Five dead, mentell, no tale so six years between those two films. This is the final film in the series. For now not really sure what's going to happen. There's been lots of controversy with donny, Johnny Depp, and Disney reportedly firing him, but then there were some other reports that what he, you know, supposedly did actually wasn't quite accuracy. Might get rehired again. There's a lot of convoluted stuff going go around this series. I'm going to imagine that they're probably going to make some kind of pirates of the Caribbean movie within the next five to ten years. Whether it stars Johnny Depp, is decks Jack Sparrow is to be determined, but we shall wait and see. And this movie like kind of goes back to the roots of the original trilogy, or Lando Bloom and cure nightly kind of return. But there are very views. They're not used a lot in the movie, although their son, the son of the will turn character, is actually a main character in this movie. and honestly, Johnny Depp completely mails in his performance as Jack Sparrow. It really just seems like he was there for a paycheck and it's like a shell of his former self. I mean this character that wants lended him an Oscar nomination. Just definitely didn't have that feeling and after five movies I think some of the novelty of the character wears off. However, Javey are Bardam, who was an Oscar winning actor, is in this movie as Captain Salazar, who's a ghost pirate, or he's he's more of a part of the Spanish ar model, like a conquisador pirate ghost. Cool Villain, cool special effects, interesting story. I think the best seen this movie is the flashback with him of how he becomes a ghost. That was a pretty cool scene this movie. But again a downward trend for this series. The quality just continues to dip. But oddly enough, I think you could definitely make a debate that each next installment of the pirates of the Caribbean franchise is worse than the one that preceded it, which is kind of interesting. And this movie definitely saw a dip and box office. It's still made, I believe, over seven hundred million dollars worldwide, which is, you know, nothing to scoff at, but it was definitely less money than I think Disney was hoping for. But overall the pirates the Caribbean series. In a nutshell, I think there was one fantastic movie. I think dead man's chest is actually a really solid movie. The rest of the movies, they're entertaining and it's an interesting world and I don't hate them, I don't mind watching them every now and then,...

...but they're definitely not as good. But overall this series grossed over four point five billion dollars worldwide. It had a budget about one point two billions. So the profit margins for Disney on this series are wild and they eventually integrated characters from the pirates of the Caribbean movies into the theme park rides. I think in two thousand and six they first added Jack Sparrow to the pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride and, like I mentioned, the Tokyo one has Davy Jones and all that stuff. So pirates of the Caribbean is this huge, mega hit franchise for Disney and it only makes sense that lego would eventually make sets based off this film series. However, Lego did not make set space off this series for the first three movies. I actually specifically remember mecha blocks brows up on the inside mega blocks making sets for pirates the Caribbean before Lego did. Hopefully I don't have to mention mega blocks too much in other episodes of brick ology. That's, you know, mega blocks. We don't we don't talk about mega blocks here. I had a Lego podcast. But LEGO, you know, they really started to pump out Disney products in the year two thousand and ten. It's when Lego really started to make Disney stuff. They had a contract with Disney before, but two thousand and ten is really like the first big year for Lego Disney and I've actually already talked about in some episodes of brick ology and the toy story episode. Toy Star is like the first big Lego Disney property. And then the first big, big Ish Disney movie for Lego to make sets based off of was the Prince of Persia film from two thousand and ten. And you know what, no one really cares about Prince of Persia, but parts of the Caribbean, for was coming out the next year, and I'm sure this is kind of just a precursor for Lego to ultimately make the pirates of the Caribbean four sets. That was something lego was really wanting to make, not Prince of Persia. So parts of the Caribbean sets coming out from this Disney license is definitely just like a natural progression for Lego and Disney's partnership. So in two thousand and eleven we got our first ever wave of pirates of the Caribbean sets. Now, interesting thing is the first wave was a mix of sets based off the new film on Stranger tides and there were some sets based off the original trilogy. However, unlike Indiana Jones and toy story that we've talked about brick ology in the past, it did not release these waves separately. For any of Jones and toy story, they had a winter wave of the old movie sets and then the new movie sets that coincided with the release that summer came out. Those sets came out in the spring, right before the movie was released. They did not do that for pirates of the Caribbean. Kind of wish they did. Kind of wish they'd made more sets for the original three films. They didn't, but we still did get a few sets based off of that original trilogy of pirates of the Caribbean, and let's talk about them here. The first, so we can talk about the smallest set from the original trilogy. The twenty dollar set was the Isla Day Morta, the island of the dead, which kind of fits in the Skool island thing that we mentioned in last week's pirate episode, and this is the only set ever that was specifically based off the curse of the Black Pearl, the first pirates of the Caribbean...

...movie, which is gives me a sad face because I love that movie and I wish we got, you know, more scenes from that film represented in Lego and there's definitely some iconic scenes they could have made, but alas they didn't. However, this was still a great twenty dollar set. Had A hundred fifty seven pieces for mini figures, tons of gold bar pieces and a cool transformation feature where you could put the normal human version of Captain Barbosa and spin him around and he turned into the skeleton version of the character, which is super cool and obviously an iconic thing from that film. And Jack Sparrow also had an exclusive double sided face with a skeleton face as well, and this set was the only set to ever include the Elizabeth Swan minifigure caret Knightley's characters. So all around a really good small twenty dollar place set for thirty dollars from dead man's chest, which dead man's chess. Actually got. Three pirates of the Caribbean sets. We had the cannibal escape. I never got to say it's the only original trilogy pirates the Caribbean set and never got I have no idea why I didn't get it, because it wasn't a horribly expensive set or anything, and it's actually a pretty cool set. It's kind of reminiscent of the lego pirates islander sub theme that we talked about last week's episode of pirates and it includes cannibals, very dark. You know, I've mentioned on brick ology a lot that Lego doesn't like dark things. I don't like war, then like violence. Cannibals eat people. capables literally eat their own kind. They cook people and they eat them. So I think it's very interesting that a Lego set was literally called the Cannibal escape. It could have been called like the island escate and we'd all know it were. The cannon was the cannibals from the movie, but Lego literally is like hey, we got cannibals in our toy here made for ages seven to twelve. I think it's kind of funny that they actually made a cannibal base set. Now in the movie the whole Cannibal sequence is very tongue in cheek and kind of silly. So maybe lego solid as like they don't really take the cannibals super seriously in the film, so we don't really you know, had to hold back on making this Cannibal based set. It was a cool set. It had a nice play feature with like a hanging cage made of bones that will turn her injack sparrow are trapped in. It came with Jack Will Turner, which it's a cheapest way to ever get the will turner minifigure, and it also came with, of course, the exclusive Cannibal minifigures now for forty dollars. Also based off dead man's chest, we had the mill. Now this, I think, is one of the more iconic action scenes from dead man's chest. It is the scene where the mill wheel detaches from the structure and it's rolling around and they have a duel on the moving wheel. It's a great action set piece in the movie with some iconic music and this set was a really good representation of that particular scene. It's the only set ever to include an Admiral Norrington minifigure, which is super cool. Also came with the aforementioned Jack and will turner. It also had an exclusive Hadrass, who was one of Davy Jones's crew members, and he had a like conch shell head.

Looked very creepy, very cool piece, and it had an absolutely fabulous play feature that you could literally have the will wheel of the mill come off and roll around. Great play feature, really accurate depiction of this scene from the movie. Great all around. Forty our set and one of my favorite, personal favorite pirates of the Caribbean set that I ever got. And then the biggest set, based off the original trilogy of Pirates of the Caribbean films, which technically wasn't part of the first wave. This said, actually came out in October of two thousand and eleven, as opposed I think April, which is when the other sets came out. This seat, of course, is the Black Pearl, the one hundred dollar black Pearl set, and this set means a lot to me. I have this set, actually still have this set built. Thank God. I always say this's in brick ology. That destroyed my old sets. I still have this set built this it is also worth tons of money now. It's a very expensive set to get the Davy Jones me figure Wi, we'll talk about just a second included here, is worth like a hundred dollars by himself. I was the first person to review this set on Youtube, like this big deal set. I think at the time was probably like the biggest set I'd ever reviewed. I was the first person to ever review the Black Pearl Lego pirates the Caribbean set, which is pretty awesome, and that video has like over twentyzero views. It's consistently, I consistently random to get comments in that video one of my biggest all time most viewed videos. So this set has a very special place in my heart for that reason and it clearly has a special place and a lot of your hearts as well, because this was voted on by my fans on Instagram as the Best Lego pirates of the Caribbean set ever made. I do think it's like the set that I would want the most simply because it's the Black Pearl. It's the flagship from pirates of the Caribbean. Everyone wants the Black Pearl. However, the design of it is not incredible. It's a fairly simple design. It's not super big because she's compared to some other ships they've made from pirates of the Caribbean and the sales. They're just black but they're completely opaque and they don't have any tears and the black pearls sales in the movie has tons of tears and I really wished Lego had figured out in a creative way to incorporate those tears with this set, but unfortunately they weren't able to do so. But it was still a very cool set and it also included the exclusive Davy Jones minifigure that had awesome pieces with his crab claw hand and his tentacle beard. That was a great figure. We also got bootstrap built Turner, will Turner's father, another awesome exisit of character, and then maccus, who is the hammerhead shark man, who just had an awesome looking piece. So I completely understand why this set was voted on as the best pirates of the Caribbean set. I think there are a couple sets was slightly better designs than this one, but it is a very cool set. It's a very important set and it means a lot to me personally. So those are all the dead man's chest sets. Now we can talk about the at world's INSETS. Here we got for at worlds and we got we got, we got that. We got nothing. Literally, there are no sets legos ever...

...made based off at world's end. They're just aren't. I mean, I guess you could technically debate that. The Black Pearl Count does it at world's inset because it all that stuff appears and at world's end, but for the most part they didn't make any. It's pretty stupid. They didn't make any set space off at world's end. They could have easily made the Chinese ships. They, you know, sail to at world's end. Those are very cool ships and I would have loved to have seen that in Lego form. But really the thing I would want the most, which is also in dead man's chest, is they never made a set based off the flying Dutchman, Davy Jones's ship from the movie that goes underwater, such a cool ship design. They never made a flying Dutchman set, which is so sad. That's really sad. To me and considering the other ships they've made, one in particular will talk about here towards the end of this episode. I really think they could have made a dope flying Dutchman set and I'm very disappointed that we have never gotten that. Hopefully Lego realizes the air of their ways and they just commit to making like a two hundred and fifty director consumer flying Dutchman set at some point down the line. But as it stands right now, no flying Dutchman set, which is a humongous missed opportunity. Now we can talk about the pirates of the Caribbean lego sets based off on stranger tides, the fourth film in the series. Now this film got in total five boxed lego sets, the most of any pirates of the Caribbean movie, and of course this was the film that, you know, kind of sparked the pirates of the Caribbean line, so that does make sense. The first set, for twelve dollars, was the captain's cabin. This was the cheapest boxed pirates of the Caribbean set ever, cheapest way to ever get Jack Sparrow. Came with two Zombie pirates, which are kind of weird characters in the movie, but decent figures and it had a lot of very cool pieces. It had a nice printed Globe and Nice printed ships in a bottle. Besides that, the builds were pretty underwhelming and not super exciting and you could get most of this stuff in the Queen Ann's revenge set that we'll talk about here in just a minute. But it was still a nice little small set for the line for twenty. From this line we got the Fountain of Youth. Spoiler alert. They actually that finding the Fountain of Youth and the movie and this set had some great figures. It was the cheapest way to get black beer because the only other came in the one hundred twenty dollar Queen Anne's revenge, so that was awesome, and had an exclusive Barbosa figure. You also had Jack Sparrow and I very nice printed map piece to find the fountain of Youth. The builds of this set are awful. They are so ugly, they are horribly blocky, they are complete facades and you get a waterfall that is made with these weird like vinyl pieces for some reason, not a good bill. This, I think, is easily the worst builds we ever got from a Lego pirates the Caribbean set. It's a cool set and it's a cool scene, but I think the builds are very underwhelming and it was also not a very good deal. Only one hundred twenty eight pieces for twenty bucks, and not...

...a great one there. For Fifty we got the London escape, which one person actually said on my instagram this is their favorite parts of the Caribbean set ever. So more power to you for liking this set. In my opinion, this is probably the most forgettable pirates of the Caribbean set. Like I kind of forgot this set existed and I literally own this set. So kind of an odd one. It came with a small pub, tight build and two carriages. One carriage had a pretty neat little play feature where you could actually make a kind of catch on fire, and it had redcoat British soldiers like the ones we see in the normal lego pirate sets. No interesting minifigures, not a very memorable scene from the movie, just really not a great set. It wasn't a bad deal or anything and it definitely goes with other things and it's a it's different from other lego pirates stuff because it's like you know, a British London old style town build but for the most part, definitely one of the more forgettable pirates of the Caribbean sets ever made. Now, for eighty dollars from this line we got White Cap Bay, which was the first set from the Lego pirates of the Caribbean wave that I, like, saved up my money to get. This was an eight dollar set with about eighty eight hundred pieces and it was a lighthouse build. Now, I have always had this Weird Fascination with lighthouses. I Love Lighthouses. I used to collect little lighthouse models back in the day and, like I said, I live in North Carolina and the coast North Carolina is known for their lighthouses. So I love lighthouses and when this set came out, it was like one of the first like really cool looking lego lighthouse sets and I was like that's an awesome set. I need to get that set. So I saved up my money in two thousand and eleven, I was like an eighth grade and I bought this set day one and I believe I was one of the first people to review it on Youtube as well. Such a fantastic set, really great design. I mean seriously, it holds up all a day. Lots of awesome details for kind of the castle lighthouse feel really cool play feature as well, because it came with a light brick and the light rick had a magnifying glass in front of it which helped kind of project the light even further. That was super, super cool. It also had a nice of blowing up play feature. That blew up the whole thing, but it was still forever fairly easy to reassemble. Awesome, awesome set, and it was the first had to introduce the brand new mermaid like piece that they're still using today. That used on the aerial minifigure from Disney and some other things. All around great set. That's one of my personal favorite pirates the Caribbean sets Lego has ever made. And then, of course, the flagship set of the original pirates of the Caribbean wave, literal flagship set of this wave, was the one hundred and twenty dollar Queen Anne's revenge. Now Queen as revenge like black beard. It's black beard ship. It's actually a real ship in real life. It probably wasn't quite like the design in pirates the Caribbean, because this ship was covered in red sales skeletons and had like flamethrowers, which is probably not super realistic in real life, but it is a real ship. It's a very nice ship, very intimidating. Over one hundred pieces. Seriously a great set. It came with black beard, Jack Sparrow. The...

...only set that came with penelope cruises, character from that film Angelica. And a fun little thing is penellby Cruis, the actress, is married to Javy our Bardem, who plays Salazar, who will talk about in the next pirates of the Caribbean set. So kind of a weird little fun tidbit between actors in the pirates of the Caribbean universe and this set here. I want this set. I wish I got this. I didn't have enough money to get it back in the day. I really wish I did because, kind of like the Black Pearl, the price of this set has absolutely skyrocket this thing is worth hundreds and hundreds of dollars these days, which is very unfortunate. I really wish I could get my hands on this. And one final thing for the pirates of the Caribbean video game. They had a polybag promo tie in which was a Voodoo Doll Jack Sparrow minifigure, kind of random. I didn't even really know this existed until I started doing research for this week's episode of Briccology. Weird random medifigure. We're not going to talk about that anymore now. Pirates of the Caribbean had this pretty decent lot run here in two thousand and eleven and nothing else. They didn't make any more sets for it. It was just done. I thought pirates of the Caribbean was ever to come back until we get this fifth pirates of the Caribbean movie six years later in two thousand and seventeen. But lego went a bit of a different route with the sets for the dead men tell no tales film. Instead of using their budget to make a full line for dead men tell no tails, they actually just made one direct to consumer set and to brickheads. Talk about the brickheads here real quick. Technically it's not really considered part of the pirates of the Caribbean line. It's more considered part of the brickheads line, but it's still pirates the Caribbean stuff so much in them nevertheless. The two brickheads, of course, were Jack Sparrow and Captain Salazar Jack Sparrow. One looks pretty good. The sellers are one looks pretty awful and looks nothing like the character from the actual movie. And I'm pretty sure these brickheads did not sell at all. I always saw these things on clearance at toys R US and target for like two dollars. I'm pretty sure no one bought these brickheads. And this was like the first year the brickheads are really, you know, coming into form. There were some of the earlier Lego brickheads. But the other set, of course, they made the one set is the silent Mary. Now this is by far the biggest pirates of the Caribbean set ever. It's a direct a consumer set. It was two hundred dollars and as over twenty two hundred pieces and it makes kept in Saladsar's ship, the silent Mary from the film. This is an awesome set. I have this set on display in my room back home. It's a beautiful design, so, so much detail. It really looks good and it's freaking huge. This thing is massive. Great, great, great set. That came with ghost sharks. It came with all the exclusive mini figures, including Salazar Will Turner Sun and updated version of Jack Sparrow, and it had a really cool play feature because, like in the movie, this ship like folds up and eats other ships, and that you could kind of recreate that with some joints in the middle of this boat. And you also had like a sale that could fall over because it's like a rotting ghost ship. Awesome set, awesome set. I love this set and honestly, I do think it's cool that they decided to make one big set or that the making a whole wave for people to collect,...

...because I would have been a lot of work. But just getting this one cool set that's, you know, way more detail than a normal set might be, I think was actually a pretty cool decision. However, this set really makes me believe that we could have gotten a two hundred plus dollar flying Dutchman set with a similar level of detail and mini figures in accessories included. So it's kind of pointing to me that they made this big silent Mary and they also made the Black Pearl and Queen Anne's revenge, so like three of the more important ships in the pirates that Caribbean franchise. Yet we never got the flying Dutchman that I think is probably the most iconic ship from this franchise besides the Black Pearl. So that is definitely a bit of a letdown, but doesn't take anything away from how cool the silent Mary set actually is. So that's all. Those are all the lego pirates of the Caribbean sets. There's not too many overtime. According to brick set there's only fifteen, and some of them a random poly bags and promotions. So all around, they really did not make too many pirates of the Caribbean sets. I wish they made more, but alas, here we are. It's still a really great theme. I think there's some of the best pirate sets Lego has ever made, some awesome pirate ships and I think any lego pirate fan or just like a movie Fan, will love these sets. They have great designs, great figures in our super unique and I would love to see them kind of come back with more modern designs and, of course, you know, make up for the missed opportunities that, like it has head over the years of trying to make a flying dutchmens. That's just what I really want. Hashtag Lego, make a flying Dutchman. Let's get that Hashtag going, guys. So thank you so much for listening to this week's episode of brick oology. What are your thoughts on the Lego pirates of the Caribbean sets? Tell me in the conversation realisting on Youtube. ARD just suit me a DM or something on instagram. Thank you, guys, so much for listening. Next week's episode there will be a voting contest up on my instagram at whilere at it, please follow me an Instagram, consider supporting my account on Patreon, subscribe to my Youtube Channel, follow me on twitter and like my facebook page. This has been leaparm from brick oology. Lego Lee through too nine signing off piece up, guys. Will See guys later, but.

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