LEGO Korea (@legokorea_official) on Instagram has sighted the upcoming Adventure Ride Series which will be made available as a gift with purchase sets.
As part of their Bricktober 2022 celebrations these nifty little sets resemble coin-operated kiddie rides, with one based on each of classic LEGO themes Pirates, Castle, Space and… ummm… Town… with a Western and Friends influence… whatever! We only care about the Pirate themed set!
What Does This Set Have to Offer?
The ship is quite small but its adequate for what it represents, certainly not an abstract discombobulation of colourful pieces which merely resembles a ship, like the Vidiyo set.
The sail is brick-built with the typical red and white stripes common among LEGO Pirate ships. It’s rather small but you could always build it into something more substantial should you decide to customise the set away from it’s children’s ride origin.
There are two printed pieces unique to the LEGO Pirates theme; the flag and bicorne, both baring recent square-headed, “minifig-esque” version of the Jolly Roger.
The minifigure itself offers the all time classic minifig head, simply comprised of a curve for a smile and two dots for eyes – no modern pupils here! While reusing the torso which first became available in 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, with the Jack ‘Dark Shark’ Doubloons and Starboard Broadside minifigs.
The other notable pieces include the telescope and sextant which emerged circa 2009. No treasure as such, but there is some gold lattice and tiles, plus there’s a golden rooster which first appeared in the “40515 Pirates and Treasure” VIP Value Pack, released September 2022.
Beyond that, there is perhaps some useful Technic pieces which enable the ship rocking functionality, and a title printed with the LEGO logo if that kind of thing excites you. The Imperial Guards probably won’t feel compelled to put a stop to this benevolent scourge of the shopping mall any time soon!
When are they Available?
This promotion is due to launch 29 September 2022 in South Korea, but is yet known whether these sets will be available to the rest of the world.
The release schedule is:
- Space – 29th Sept to 5th October
- Pirates – 6th October to 12th October
- Wild West – 13th October to 19th October
- Castle – 20th October to 26th October
According to Brickfinder.net
Bricktobers are generally distributed through Toys ‘R’ Us but as some of us had experienced in Singapore that it was a joint collaboration last year with the local LEGO Certified Stores (LCS).
It is redeemable for ₩100,000 which is approximately SGD$100 but from past promotions, the redemption amount was pegged at $SGD80 so we might see and increase for the year 2022.
Information is still a bit scarce at the moment so do check with your local Toys ‘R’ Us / LCS before heading down. Will update once more information is available.
Promotion and Packaging
What Do Yer Think?
Is this pirate themed Adventure Ride worthy of your LEGO Pirate collection? Or is it straying too far into uncharted waters? Or do you have more information to share, particularly when/whether these sets will be available outside of South Korea?
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