Forbidden Island… what a place! We returned there not so long ago to discover the Indigo Islanders had laid claim to the island… but that was merely one continuity in the LEGO Pirates multiverse. In this continuity we ponder; what if the classic 1989 LEGO set, 6270 Forbidden Island was reimagined in the style of the more modern 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay?
Well, Elusys Ra Arwal has the answer. He’s created a glorious digital rendition of the set utilising the modern aesthetic, packed with details in beautifully rendered images. There are also a few innovations to keep things fresh, like a hidden temple, treasure cave and Islander moai.
Elusys Ra Arwal writes:
Following the new pirates of Barracuda Bay style, with my own twist on the amount of details and techniques employed, I tried to update that set, restyle and expand it. I added some natives structures like in the bay, a bridge, lookout mast and a small cave where some chests are stashed. There’s a prison with a bluecoat skeleton, some cannons and a shack, were pirates can plot their new plunder.
View of the back of the main island. On the left side, now overrun by plants one can still see the entrance and floor of the old temple, of which the scattered stones were collected and reused to build the prison and on top the wooden structure. 3 cannons protect the building.
About the Builder…
Elusys Ra Arwal (or Guglielmo di Napoli as the high ranking officers know him) has been spotted in the LEGO Pirates Forum on numerous occasions. He has a penchant for remastering classic pirate sets in digital form, so if you like the combination of the two, explore his Flickr stream for Pirate MOCs.