Return of the Classic Pirates

Return of the Classic Pirates Contest

UPDATE 24 September, 2023

The WINNERS have been announced


It’s voting time!  Which entries are most worthy of a prize?


The Classic Pirates are hosting a brand NEW contest.

10320 Eldorado Fortress was released on 7 July, 2023.

Now here is YOUR chance to WIN the new set!

How to Enter

Your choice:

1. Design a new Classic-Style Pirate set

Imagine you’re a designer working for the LEGO Group and you’ve been tasked with designing a brand new classic-style LEGO Pirate set.

Examples of MOCs in the style of classic LEGO Pirate sets

Examples of MOCs in the style of classic LEGO Pirate sets

The emphasis is building a creation that could pass as an official LEGO set.  The design could be pure classic 1989-1997 style or modern like 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay and 10320 Eldorado Fortress.

But remember!  Official LEGO sets have a more limited part count than MOCs so the onus is to convince everyone your creation is an official set.

2. Remake an existing Classic set

Which classic LEGO Pirate set should the LEGO Group remake next? You show them how it’s done!

Classic Pirate LEGO set remake examples

Examples of MOCs based on classic LEGO Pirate sets

The creation can be any existing LEGO Pirate set except for 6276 Eldorado Fortress or  6285/10040 Black Seas Barracuda.

Due to popular demand Eldorado Fortress and Black Seas Barracuda remakes will be NOW be accepted!

Your mission is to update a classic set as though The LEGO Group was officially remaking it.

Mini Set Building Category

On 6 August, 2023 we announced a Mini Set Building Category in which the aim is to build a small classic-style LEGO Pirates set containing less than 50 pieces.

Mini Set Building Category Announcement

If you don’t have time to build a larger entry, try building one of these…

The first place winner of this Building Category will receive a set of their choice to the value of 35€


June 20 – June 27
Ask Your Questions

June 28 – August 26
Submit Your Entries

August 28 – September 16

September 23
Winner Announced

The Prize

One of two brand spanking new 10230 Eldorado Fortress!

Front Box 10320 Eldorado Fortress

This could be yours!  If you enter the contest and build something impressive

Back Box of 10320 Eldorado Fortress

La forteresse Eldorado / Fortaleza Tropical

Second and Third place Prizes

On 13 August, 23 we announced more prizes for the Main Building Category.

Second and Third Place Prizes Announced

Even more chance to WIN!

  • Second place winner will receive a set of their choice to the value of 70€
  • Third place winner will receive a set of their choice  to the value of 35€

Sets chosen for prizes must be available on your regional

How Will the Winner Be Determined?

On August 28 a voting topic will open.

Voters will have the opportunity to nominate up to three MOC Entries prior to September 16

The votes will be tallied September 1622 and the entry with the most votes will be announced on September 23.

Get the complete overview in our Voting

How Do I Participate?

The contest will be taking place in the LEGO Pirates Forum.

So head over there for full details and find out how YOU could WIN a brand NEW Eldorado Fortress!

But I’m Not a Builder!

Not to worry!  There’s ANOTHER chance to WIN a second Eldorado Fortress in the Creative Critic category.

No building skills required – just the passion to write about LEGO Pirate creations!

What Do Yer Think?

Are you excited for the upcoming 10320 Eldorado Fortress?  Are you going to take a stab at winning?  What are your ideas for MOC entries?

Hijack a merchant’s ship and set sail for the LEGO Pirates forum to ask your questions or share your feedback…


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