Rule An Island With The New Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set

Lego has surprised their Pirates fans by announcing a new set. The Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) is the newest Lego Ideas release. It looks like the famous Black Seas Barracuda has been shipwrecked. But, the crew are making the best of it and turned the remains into a pirate island. With 2545 pieces, and 8 Minifigures. Lego has priced the set at $199.99/€199.99 with an April 1st release.

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set Box
Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set Box Back

This set has the greatest play feature Lego has ever released. The pirates can work together, fix up the wrecked Barracuda and take to the seas. All three sections can be removed from the island, and combined into a full remake of the Black Seas Barracuda. You could say the sandy island is a really fancy display stand.

The new ship has a lot in common with the original 1989 release. It is a remake but with a lot of details updated to more modern Lego building techniques. Some of those new details include a completely reworked bow and stern, a fully furnished interior, and a new curvier hull. The new Black Seas Barracuda is instantly recognizable, and yet almost completely new.

Pirates Of Barracuda Bay Ship
Pirates Of Barracuda Bay Island

Lego has revealed an updated new backstory for this set. Inhabiting this island is Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot, Tattooga, Pirate Twins Port and Starboard, Quartermaster Riggings, and Jack “Dark Shark” Doubloons. Also included are two prisoners, who have long since expired (skeletons). There is even a secret buried treasure that can be discovered.

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Cannons
Lego Pirates Fish Fight
Lego Pirates Island

“Rebuild into a classic:
Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.”

You can check out the official product page here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/pirates-of-barracuda-bay-21322

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set

If you are seeking more Pirate treasure, some may be found buried here: http://everydaybricks.com/category/pirates/

Classic Space Pirates Are Plundering The Moon

Lego Classic Space Pirates On The Moon

“ARRRR! The Space Pirates are here to plunder yer moon treasures.”

This Classic Space Pirates Lego MOC is a creation by captainsmog. Built as an entry into the MOC Wars 2020, category 23, Thar Be Pirates. The goal is to take any of the Lego themes and add pirates. The scene features an innocent Spaceman being hunted down by a small group of space pirates. The star of the build is the space ship. (Or is it a land space ship?) The six wheel vessel is manned by the four meanest pirates this side of Luna. Being lead into battle by a mean skeleton spaceman figurehead. The classic blue and yellow design is a perfect fit and makes everything feel old. Perfect for a pirate theme. What kind of treasure could they be hunting for? Maybe the are on a quest for the fabled moon cheese.

Lego Classic Space Pirates Minifigures

Check out the Classic Space Pirates Lego MOC over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainsmog/49635217222/

Underwater At The Coral Island Sandbar

W Navarre Lego Coral Island Sandbar

If it wasn’t for the Pirate business, this Lego Coral Island Sandbar looks like a great place to vacation and scuba dive. Too bad, these Pirates are in the middle of some sort of hostage exchange. I would bet this doesn’t end well. Of course the stand out feature of this Lego MOC are not the Pirates but the island. The underwater part is especially nice. By using the newer pastel colors and putting a transparent blue ceiling the effect of water/underwater is achieved. The use of azure Lego Minifigure hands as some of the coral is perfect. This scene is teeming with Lego sea life.

W Navarre Lego Coral Sandbar Underwater

This Lego On Coral Sandbar creation is built by W. Navarre. https://www.flickr.com/photos/josdu/32062109540/

The Coral Island is also a part of The Tourney, a fantasy role-playing Lego building tournament.

The Tourney: Civil War

Tan’thu The Ancient Entity – A Horrific Lego MOC

Micah Beideman Horrific Lego Tan'thu MOC

Lovecraftian Horrors are something you do not see so much in Lego. There has been a rise in their interest and Lego has even tried creating their own (Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum – 76060). Here is Micah Beideman’s horrific Lego monster, titled Tan’thu: The Ancient Entity. This MOC does a great job of creating the bulging and bulbous body. The eyes and tentacles display a lot of “inside-out” Lego tires. A somewhat popular technique in MOCs these days. The gaping maw is technically impressive. The repetition of elements works extremely well. And, by including a ship (at the center of the display) acting as a reference the humongous size of this Entity is presented.

Micah Beideman Horrific Lego Tan'thu MOC

If you were wondering exactly what was going on behind the scenes to create this beast. Check out the assembly of some of the eyes below. There are over 70 eyes that needed to be built.

Micah Beideman Lego Tan'thu MOC Detail

Check out Tan’thu The Ancient Entity over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97645378@N02/31306559244/

Sail The Lego Seas In The Little Victory Ship

Nick Barrett's Lego Ship Little Victory Sails

Most Lego ships are either huge or very tiny. It is rare to see something in between. This Lego MOC titled The Little Victory is a perfect example of doing something creative in Lego. This ship is the creation of Nick Barrett, who also created the massive HMS Victory (here). The HMS was Minifigure scale, which translated to a ship made out of thousands and thousands of Lego bricks. This mini version is a faithful recreation. It features three gun decks, three masts, brick built sails, and custom rigging.  This ship is impressive, and only little in scale.

Nick Barrett's Lego Ship Little Victory Detail Nick Barrett's Lego Ship Little Victory

The Lego ship Little Victory is the creation of Nick Barrett, see it here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/technicnick/19682360612/

Lego Ideas Third 2014 Review (#013) Revealed

Lego Ideas 2014 Review

The latest Lego Ideas Review (Third 2014, #013) has been officially revealed. The next Ideas set will be the Marble Maze. This set will feature a fully working marble labyrinth. The kind with two knobs, marbles, and pitfalls all wrapped up in a wooden box (in this case a Lego box). However the final model will be designed, it will be featuring a good amount of technic building, which Lego Ideas hasn’t used too much.

The other proposed sets that didn’t make the cut in this review included the Avengers Helicarrier, The Goonies Inferno Pirate Ship, The Natural History Museum, The Lord of the Rings Minas Tirith, Jurassic Park Gate, a Piano, and the Flying Dutchman. No reasons for the denial were given. Lego did leave us with a little surprise, saying that they were still considering the F7A Hornet from the video game Star Citizen. Check out the full video below.

Lego Ideas 2014 Review 13

Lego Ideas Third 2014 Review (#013) https://youtu.be/EUxOsMIyVJI

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14 (71010) Leaked Images!

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Monsters

Lego is going strong with their Collectible Minifigures theme. The recent Series 13 has proven to be extremely hard to find, with most retailers sold out long ago. 2015 is going to be another weird year for this theme. The next release will be the Simpsons Series 2 (a bunch of early production images were leaked). After that the official Series 14 will be released in the late summer or early fall. Breaking with the normal formula this series will be completely themed for Halloween. There will be 16 various monster and horror themed Minifigs in this release, some of them will even feature some extremely cool new molds.

So far 11 of them have been leaked, with the other 5 still hidden away somewhere. There is the (80s?) Frankenstein, Zombie Office Worker, Zombie Cheerleader, the Tigeress (a female tiger), a Mad Scientist, a Werewolf named Kel, a Zombie Pirate Captain, a Plant Man, a Witch and her Black Cat, a Vampire (actually a Vampiress), and a Skeleton Costume Man.

The Tigeress might be one of the most popular of Minifigures, coming with one of those new Minifig tails, and a neat 1960ish hair piece with ears.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Tiger Leaked Images

The other stand out is the crazy Mad Scientist. This is the first Minifigure to come with an elongated head. This is a super cool piece but most likely it is attached to the glasses/hair. Making it a little less interesting.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Mad Scientist Leaked Images

The Werewolf is looking pretty familiar (Monster Fighters) and the Undead Pirate has some awesome printing. Check out the skull and crossbones, this one is looking extra dead.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Werewolf, Pirate

The Plant Guy is maybe the least interesting figure, and the Witch represents a pretty popular Halloween style.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Witch, Plant

The Vampiress is looking deadly, and the plainish Skeleton Guy is pretty charming.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Vampire, Skeleton Revealed

These leaked images of the Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14 (71010) were posted over on Baidu, but have apparently been taken down. http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3544398851

Borris, Momo, Admiral Horrace, & Arnold: Lego Pirate Jigbots + Argali the Iron Jigbot

Lego Pirate Jigbots

“Avast ye bots big and small!
We be the jigbot pirates, proud and tall.
Our heads be flappy and our pay is crappy.
But the job is fun! with lots of Rum!
So we be pillaging yee all.”

If you have ever wondered what you could use your Lego Star Wars planets (+ Death Star) for then look no further. You can create a Jigbot. These surprisingly cute robots are a combination of Lego pieces, Bionicle pieces, and Technic pieces. These Lego pirate Jigbots are the result of a team build, specifically Team Jigsaw, which consists of Simon Liu, Nick V, Lego Junkie, and Legonardo Davidy. Borris the Pirate was created in 2013, and a little over a year latter was joined by Momo the Pirate, Admiral Horrace, and Arnold the Pirate.

LegonardoDavidy's Lego Jigbot Admiral Horrace

“Sailing the seven seas taking, searching for pirate scum and bringing their days of looting and pillaging to an end, recruiting them as toilet cleaners and barrel makers for his majesty the King. More barrels = more ale, and the toilets… yeah. Pirate Jigbots beware!” — Legonardo Davidy

LegoJunkie's Lego Jigbot Momo The Pirate

Momo the Pirate is a typical ragtag bandit. Put together with a more random assortment of parts then the other Jigbots.

NickV's Lego Jigbot Borris The Pirate

“Although intended for destruction and world domination, Borris has chosen to instead live his life as a free-spirited, swash-buckling pirate. With his rusty cutlass and his bottle ‘o rum always at hand, nothing excites Borris more than adventure, trespassing and pillaging minifig towns.” — Nick V.

The only odd ball is Argali the Iron Jigbot. Not actually part of the Pirate Jigbots. Argali was originally built for an Iron Builder Competition.

“Argali is a peculiar fellow, who enjoys classy activities such as kite-sailing, scarf making, and abstract conversation. Also known as the Giver of Bagpipes, Argali is not mentally stable, and can not be trusted.”

NickV's Lego Jigbot Argali

Check out all the Lego Jigbots here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/si-mocs/15092508554/

Borris the Pirate and Argali the Iron, created by Nick V can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickthing/9932258196

Mom the Pirate, created by Lego Junkie, can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legojunkie/15526873048/

Arnold the Pirate, created by Simon Liu, can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/si-mocs/15092508554/

Admiral Horrace, created by Legonardo Davidy, can also be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidhensel/15093058463

The Thousand Sunny, A Lego One Piece MOC

Alex Jones's Lego One Piece Thousand Sunny MOC

The Thousand Sunny (サウザンドサニー号) is a pirate ship belonging to The Straw Hat Pirates. Appearing in the anime and manga titled One Piece. It features a green lawn planted on the deck, a lion for a figurehead (often mistaken for a sunflower or the sun), a slide, a swing, a library, and an observation tower. All of the details have been replicated here in this MOC created Alex Jones, titled Thousand Sunny. The super vibrant colors, gigantic cartoon style logo on the sails, and huge figurehead really make this design stand out from all other Lego Pirate Ships. If you look carefully you can spot a custom Lego Monkey D. Luffy (Straw Hat) standing on the deck.

Alex Jones's Lego One Piece Thousand Sunny Black Background

Check out more photos of this Lego Thousand Sunny over here on Alex Jones’s (Orion Pax) website: http://orionpax.de/23/index.php/showroom/gallery/59/ONE-PIECE