The end of LEGO Pirates by mid 2010September 17, 2009 posted by Bonaparte
Dear LEGO Pirate fans,
Today the burden to bring you sad news rests upon my shoulders. The LEGO Ambassadors have been informed that LEGO Pirates theme will be discontinued by mid 2010. We were told that the new Pirates line wasn't designed to be an ongoing theme this time, so it's only going to be on the shelves until second half next year by when it will disappear. This means there's not a new line designed for LEGO Pirates for 2010. There is some hope that LEGO Pirates might be back one day because the theme did sell rather well.
Share your thoughts and feeling about this sad news in our forum. Your feedback will be relayed to the LEGO Community team by your Classic-Pirates.com ambassador.
Bonaparte, Ambassador Classic-Pirates.com
Update from Steve Witt (LEGO Community team):
Just so you know, Pirates isn't gone its on hiatus like every other line that isn't one of our primary themes: CASTLE, SPACE, and CITY
Pirates isn't going away, its just not going to be a constant theme. Its going to phase in and out just like every other theme that isn't one of those three. Everyone is freaking out just a bit too much on this one and I just wanted to reassure you guys that pirates isn't disappearing. Just taking a break