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/

It’s The Ship That Made The Rainbow Road In less Than Twelve Parsecs. – A Falcon Recolor

Peter De Smet Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon Recolor 01

If you didn’t pick up the Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon 10179 you are probably not going to be able to attain it now. New in box will run you a couple thousand dollars. The original set is the second largest released by Lego at 5,922 pieces and a $500 price tag. The good news is that if you do not care about color, almost every piece is available in other releases. That is exactly what Peter De Smet did with his UCS Millennium Falcon Recolor. The end product looks like something that flew through the Rainbow Road.

Peter De Smet Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon Recolor 02 Peter De Smet Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon Recolor 03

Check out Peter De Smet over on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dewlanna/status/818487385906442241

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/

“My name is Kang, and this is my sister Kodos. ” – Lego Simpsons MOC

6kyubi6's Lego Simpsons Kang and Kodos

Kang & Kodos are some of the most iconic Simpsons characters. They landed on the Simpsons in the season 2 Treehouse of Horror special all the way back in 1990. Since then they have popped up in all sorts of episodes, but you can find them somewhere in every Treehouse of Horror. This Lego Kang & Kodos MOC is the creation of 6kyubi6. Who has been diligently recreating Springfield with their “Springfield Project” (here). The duo is looking good, and fit in perfectly with the standard Minifigure scale.

Check out the Simpsons MOC: Kang & Kodos!, built by 6kyubi6, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7kyubi7/

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

The Griggs Industries GARC Racer “High & Mighty” – A Lego Spaceship

Genghis Don's Lego High and Mighty

This is the Griggs Industries GARC Racer “High & Mighty.” A creation of Genghis Don. It is perfect. The yellow and blue colors create a striking spaceship that looks ready to win the space race. It seats two pilots, and features an uncommon vertical design. But, what really sets this MOC apart from the other Lego Spaceships is the massive amount of stickers and/or decals. This is a racer with a whole lot of sponsors, and they want to be seen.

Genghis Don's Lego High and Mighty Back

The Griggs Industries GARC Racer “High & Mighty,” created by Genghis Don, can be seen on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thepaleman9/16768695544/

Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Cost & Set Comparison

A Side Of Ham's Lego Set Comparison 2015

Lego recently revealed the massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) will be almost 3,000 pieces, with a $349.00 price tag. It can be really difficult to imagine the size of the larger Lego sets, and the box artwork doesn’t help. Chris McVeigh (Powerpig), of A Side of Ham, has created a really nifty comparison between the Helicarrier and some of the other large Lego releases. So in the end, it looks like the Helicarrier = 3 Modulars wide. Whoa.

Check out the full size set comparison chart over on A Side of Ham: http://powerpig.tumblr.com/post/109770763981/the-reveal-of-legos-76042-the-shield-helicarrier