The LEGO Group has announced the latest Ideas model to set sail from Billund, and it’s a doozy. 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay reimagines the classic LEGO Pirates theme, bringing the seafarers back to the portfolio for the first time since 2015.
You have Pablo Sánchez Jiménez to thank for that, because the talented builder’s Ideas project The Pirate Bay was the foundation on which 21322 has been built. While the bones of the original idea are there, the LEGO design team seems to have just used it as an excuse to write a LEGO love letter to 1989’s 6285 Black Seas Barracuda.
That makes the 2,545-piece set effectively a 2-in-1 model, as the various sections of the classic pirate ship can be torn from their island home and reconfigured into a vessel worthy of Captain Redbeard himself. The classic character is present and correct, of course, only looking a little greyer for his time shipwrecked. So the set’s story goes, Redbeard and his crew washed up on the shore 30 years ago, and the eight minifigures all show signs of the passage of time.
You can check out more images and the full press release for 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay below. It’s available from LEGO.com for £179.99/$199.99/199.99. Look out for our verdict in Issue 67, on sale May 7.
Become a pirate with this brand-new LEGO Ideas set, inspired by the 1989 Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship model. Adventurers can now explore the island and the wreckage of Captain Redbeard’s famous ship, which was lost at sea over 30 years ago.
The new LEGO© Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set has been created based on a submission to the LEGO Ideas platform by fan designer Pablo Sánchez Jiménez, who has a passion for all things pirate and was inspired after building LEGO brick models with his dad when he was young. The concept behind the LEGO® IDEAS Pirates of Barracuda Bay set reached the 10,000-supporter milestone in just 25 days – making it one of the quickest sets to hit the target.
With 2,545-pieces in total, the model contains everything a pirate or LEGO fan needs to create the ultimate shipwreck – including a captain’s quarters, food store and supply dock. LEGO builders can even uncover buried treasure on the island by removing parts of the ship to explore new areas and create new stories.
This set also contains 8 Minifigures all based on pirate characters from the classic pirate lines, including the iconic Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and the twins, Port and Starboard, as well as 3 other pirates and 2 skeleton figures and various animals to discover on the island.
When builders tire of being stranded at sea, the island can also be reassembled to create Captain Redbeard’s legendary ship, the Black Seas Barracuda. Rebuild the ship to launch a rescue mission to take the ship’s crew back to safety and find the buried treasure.
The LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep and is sure to catch the eye whether proudly displayed or placed amongst other LEGO Pirate sets.