Unless you live in Billund, are based in Denmark or at least reside close to a flight path to LEGO HQ, you’re going to have a hard time getting your hands on 40504 A Minifigure Tribute. The giant rendition of Captain Redbeard is the fourth limited-edition LEGO House exclusive in the current series, and as such is only available to buy at Billund’s premier attraction.
That’s bad news for LEGO Pirates fans yearning for a follow-up to 2020’s 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, which sailed off shelves for good at the end of 2021. Rumours suggest another swashbuckling set may be on the way under the Icons banner in the summer, but for now, the LEGO Group is content to let the majority of LEGO Pirates fans walk the plank. (The plank that leads into a sea of non-pirates sets, rather than the actual ocean.)
Still, you can at least get a taste of 40504 A Minifigure Tribute in the LEGO House team’s latest video, in which Master Builder Stuart Harris snips open the set’s box to unveil its contents. A little video magic skims over the build process, so you’ll have to look elsewhere to see how the good cap’n comes together, but it seems very similar in style and format to 2021’s 76393 Harry Potter & Hermione Granger.
For any more than that, you’re going to need to hop on a plane. Until 40504 A Minifigure Tribute starts popping up on secondary marketplaces, of course – but you can bet that it will cost a whole lot more than its retail price of 599 DKK. Here’s hoping the LEGO Group one day sees fit to bring Redbeard back to the masses – or, at the minimum, those Pirates rumours prove true…
40504 A Minifigure Tribute is available now, exclusively at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark for 599 DKK (roughly £71 / $80 / €80).
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