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Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Ironhook

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Ironhook, the leader of the Renegade Pirates


When he was first released, Ironhook was thought to be Captain Redbeard with a different torso. This, however was not the case. Ironhook was just as much of a scallywag as his predecessor, and he got around in a few sets.

These sets were 6268 Renegade Runner, 1788 Treasure Chest, 1873 Pirate Treasure, 6278 Enchanted Island, 6261 Raft Raiders, 1729 Barnacle Bay, 6264 Forbidden Cove, and debatably, Red Beard Runner where he appeared not as captain, but as a crew member.

He often fought King Kahuka and the Islanders until he realised they were too good for him. So he then moved onto stealing Admiral Woodhouse's treasure. Governor Broadside wasn't around anymore when Ironhook had taken to the seas, but Woodhouse sure threw a heap of defence at him.

Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Governor Broadside

Sunday, January 1st, 2006


Governer Broadside

Clearly a man of class, Governor Broadside was a hero to all the innocent minifigs of the era. Fighting off the likes of Captain Redbeard, he and his imperials had it pretty tough.

Although Captain Redbeard was in almost every pirate set released, Broadside only appeared in two of the larger sets, 6276 Eldorado Fortress and 6274 Caribbean Clipper. However, his second in command, Lt. de Martinet, was in all sets with the exeption of 6274 Caribbean Clipper.

He was a more than capable match for his pirate counterpart, and it was sad to see him go in 1991 after a reign lasting all the way from 1989. However, no-one is sure what happened to him. Perhaps he returned to his home when the Imperial Gaurds, led by Admiral Woodhouse, took over. Perhaps he remained a governor. We may never know. But what we do know is that he was a legend in the Classic Pirate line, and he will be remembered by AFOLs and minifigs alike.

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