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6270 Forbidden Island

Sunday, January 1st, 2006


THE ADVENTURES
OF THE
LEGOLANDâ„¢ PIRATES
OF THE SEA

FORBIDDEN ISLAND

Sometime during the 18th century, a
peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island
treasures they discovered, suddenly had their
serenity interrupted. The invaders were those
who called themselves the LEGOLANDâ„¢ Pirates
of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been
searching for the same buried treasures that the
settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of
course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the
doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found
had belonged to their ancestors.

Forbidden Island was named by the
settlers because to them it was forbidden. It was
the island where only Pirates could live.

It was there that Captain Red Beard and the
other buccanneers made plans to “steal” the gold
from the settlers. Little did the Pirates know,
however, that the settlers had Governor Broadside
guarding the gold and that they would have to
deal with him first if they wanted it.

The Governor lived for the day he would
have to defend the Eldorado Fortress and the
gold. What he did not know was that the day of
confrontation would be coming soon…

Use your imagination to continue
The Adventures of the LEGOLANDâ„¢ Pirates
of the Sea!

6276 Eldorado Fortress

Sunday, January 1st, 2006


THE ADVENTURES
OF THE
LEGOLANDâ„¢ PIRATES
OF THE SEA

ELDORADO FORTRESS

Sometime during the 18th century, a
peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island
treasures they discovered, suddenly had their
serenity interrupted. The invaders were those
who called themselves the LEGOLANDâ„¢ Pirates
of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been
searching for the same buried treasure that the
settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of
course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the
doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found
had belonged to their ancestors.

Knowing that the Pirates would come
looking for the gold, Governor Broadside,
governor of the settler colony, sent a message to
all of his men to meet him at the Eldorado Fortress.

It was in the Fortress that the Governor
made plans to protect the settlers treasure.
Beneath the Fortress floor was a passage way.
It was there that the Governor decided the gold
should be kept so that it would be safe from the
Pirates. Part of his plan was to unload the gold
from the ship, the Caribbean Clipper, and move
it to the Fortress. He wondered what adventures
lay ahead...

Use your imagination to continue
The Adventures of the LEGOLANDâ„¢ Pirates
of the Sea!

6274 Caribbean Clipper

Sunday, January 1st, 2006


THE ADVENTURES
OF THE
LEGOLANDâ„¢ PIRATES
OF THE SEA

CARIBBEAN CLIPPER


Sometime during the 18th century, a
peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island
treasures they discovered, suddenly had their
serenity interrupted. The invaders were those
who called themselves the LEGOLANDâ„¢ Pirates
of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been
searching for the same buried treasures that the
settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of
course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the
doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found
had belonged to their ancestors.

The gold the settlers found on a neigh-
boring island needed to be transported back to
their Fortress so that it could be kept hidden
from the Pirates.

The crew aboard the Caribbean Clipper
was called to action. Their task was to return the
gold safely to the Eldorado Fortress at whatever
cost. Once they reached the Fortress, Governor
Broadside would take over and find a safe place
to hide the gold.

The crew was a group of very proud men.
They would not let anything or anyone come
between them and the gold. The Pirates, however,
had other plans...

Use your imagination to continue
The Adventures of the LEGOLANDâ„¢ Pirates
of the Sea!

6243 Brickbeard’s Bounty

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Finally, this is what we were waiting for: Captain Brickbeards Bounty, the new Pirate flagship that will lead the attacks against the also new Imperial Guards!

No less then 8 minifigs, and that includes 2 Imperials and one Governor's Daughter, come with this mighty set. Also included: 3 animals (a parrot, a shark and a monkey that carries a banana), a soldiers sloop with a mounted musket and a large treasure. The battleship itself seems to have three cannons and some secondary weapons like the mounted muskets on the stern!

Take what you can, give nothing back!

"Take what you can, give nothing back!"

We can also see that the Bounty is better suited for a more extensive age group then its predecessors, mainly due to the larger bricks and the fact it lacks some details as rope for the sails which could be dangerous for little children. Not that we are going to buy one for our kids yet... One for me, one MISB for in the vault and then, just maybe, if we have some spare money AND children, a cheap second hand one for them.

Lord Admiral Phes: "Now set sail for the Pirates forum, to discuss Brickbeard's Bounty, the proud of the new 2009 Pirates line!"

8396 Soldiers Arsenal – Pirates 2009

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This miniset represents an Imperial Guard soldier that wears blue epaulettes, a backpack and a shako. He also owns a cutlass, a musket and a pistol to defend himself against the evil wicked pirates! The small arsenal "chest" comes with this set to keep everything organized. The military way!

Click here to discuss this new Pirates 2009 set : Soldiers Arsenal (8396) in the Classic Pirates forum!

An amazing armybuilder!

Oh, you would just love to have some of these, wouldn't you? (Bonaparte and Zorro certainly do)! Except for creating a giant battle between Pirates and Imperials, this impulse set seems to be a great way to build yourself a Napoleonic army as well!

Now go to the Pirates forum to discuss Soldiers Arsenal, a new Pirates 2009 impulse set!

6239 Cannon Battle – Pirates 2009

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Cannon Battle (6239) is a small set, larger then the impulse packs but smaller then eg. Loot Island. Still it is one of the best value packs considering the amount of bricks you receive. You get two minifigs: one Imperial Guard and one Pirate with some handweapons. It is the cannon that is one of the most expensive items in this expansion pack though, and next to all these things you also receive a small background wall.

I want to be the soldier...

I want to be the soldier...

My conclusion is that you get quite a bit for a measly 5,99 dollars, therefore this is a great expansion pack, one you need if you buy the fortress that only comes with one cannon!

Now rush to the Pirates forum to discuss this new 2009 Pirates set: 6239 Cannon Battle!

PICTORIAL REVIEW: 1733 & 1713 Shipwrecked Pirate

Sunday, January 1st, 2006
Yaaarrrr...no food or rum drives me crazy!

Yaaarrrr...no food or rum drives me crazy!

This set is merely an economised version of 6234 Renegade's Raft and I don't find it very exciting at all. There isn't really anything clever about this set either and its design isn't anything new or innovative. The rafts in 6248 Volcano Island and 6296 Shipwrecked would make better standalone sets.

What's could be put to good use in a MOC... The mini-figure... A flag... An oar... An antenna... And that's it! This set is very disappointing as it lacks content, creativity and innovation. 1 star...

Rush to the Pirates forum to discuss this 1713/1733 Shipwrecked Pirate review, written by the Illustrious Mister Phes!

REVIEW: 6261 Raft Raiders

Sunday, January 1st, 2006
The good old Raft Raiders!

The good old Raft Raiders!

To be a sheep I'll comment on the price as well... However, I can't really because I don't remember the exact price, all I remember the set was over A$20 and that was too much for me! So I didn't buy one when it was released in 1993 because I just couldn't afford it! Year later however, now that I have more money and this website known as eBay, I've managed to score 3 or 4 of these at a good price.

Raft Raiders is obviously to the successor to 6257 Castaway's Raft and it succeeds quite nicely. It improves on the mast idea by adding a proper sail on a mast complete with rope ladders. Besides the concept of the set being a raft, there are also consistencies with is predecessor such as barells for floatation, 3 mini-figures and a shark.

Unlike its precedessor the pirates in Raft Raiders appear in a better situation as their raft look specially built for the purpose of raiding, while the poor Castaway's Raft Pirate have thrown a raft together with whatever they can muster. The Raft Raiders also have a treasure chest, where the former only possess a map, however this treasure may have come at a price since the Iron Hook mini-figure is missing an eye and hand, while another pirate is missing a leg. Raiding must be a perilous occupatation!

Overall a solid design with a goodly amount of mini-figures and accessories, something LEGO could have refer upon when designing its latest raft, the horrible 7070 Catapult Raft. So I give it 4 out 5.

Now its your turn! Discuss Raft Raiders in the Pirates forum!



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