LEGO Pirates rumoured to return in summer 2023

LEGO Pirates is rumoured to be making another comeback in summer 2023, in the guise of a 2,500-piece LEGO Icons set.

Another finalist in the LEGO Group’s poll to find a 90th-anniversary set, the swashbuckling theme was largely overlooked in 2022, in favour of Space (10497 Galaxy Explorer) and Castle (10305 Lion Knights’ Castle). But 2023 may just be the year of LEGO Pirates, with 40504 A Minifigure Tribute already revealed and a second huge set now said to be on the way in July.

According to Instagram user lego_insider_news, LEGO Icons set 10320 is a 2,509-piece 18+ set currently codenamed ‘Vault’, suggesting we’re due for a deep dive into a classic LEGO theme. And the same source reports that it ‘should’ be based on LEGO Pirates, completing the trifecta of traditional System themes in the 90th-anniversary poll. (BIONICLE, the fourth finalist, sort of got its due in January’s 40581 BIONICLE Tahu and Takua.)

LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay featured resized

10320 is rumoured to release in July with a price tag of $214.99, which is $15 more expensive than 2020’s LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay. That set came in at 2,545 pieces, so we’re effectively looking at something very similar in scope and scale to that set. That’s if this rumour is true, of course – given it’s from a source typically known for re-reporting rumours from elsewhere, best to take this one with an especially large grain of salt.

For a guaranteed LEGO Pirates fix in 2023, you’ll need to head to LEGO House in Billund, where 40504 A Minifigure Tribute – a giant rendition of a Captain Redbeard minifigure – is available from today.

Click here for a complete list of LEGO Icons sets rumoured for 2023.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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