As LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay is unveiled, Pirates fans will be more excited than Spinoza realising there is now a banana piece. Capturing all of the icons of the classic theme, this 2,545 piece set builds a detailed shipwreck island that can be reconfigured as an updated version of the classic LEGO set, 6285 Black Seas Barracuda.
It will be available exclusively at LEGO.com from April 1, priced at £179.99 in the UK and $199.99 in the USA. The sizable set measures 59cm high, 64cm wide and 32cm deep.
The set designers have delved deep into LEGO Pirates lore to create an authentic experience, including updated minifigures from the original theme. There are references to the original range throughout the model.
Fan designer Pablo Sánchez Jiménez saw his product idea achieve 10,000 votes in just 25 days. He originally came up with the concept as a homage to LEGO Pirates, which launched 31 years ago and has been a fan-favourite ever since.
Here is the official production description:
Rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO construction projects with this LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay shipwreck island model for display and play. Enjoy some calm, quality time alone building – or share the fun with others.
Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.
31109 Pirate Ship will also be released, as part of the Creator theme, this summer.