LEGO resurrects classic pirate building set in latest LEGO Ideas launch

LEGO has turned back the hands of time and looked to yesteryear for the resurrection of one of its most popular themes from way back when, with the announcement of its latest set to emerge from its LEGO Ideas platform, Pirates of Barracuda Bay.

The latest announcement is one of the fan-built concepts to successfully make it through all stages of the company’s LEGO Ideas engine, where it secured 10,000 supporters in just 25 days – the fastest that any set, to date, has achieved the target.

LEGO has since put the concept into production, with an on shelf date (virtual shelves, of course) of April 1st. 

Pirates of Barracuda Bay is made up of 2,545 pieces, features eight pirate minifigures, and has two different build modes – a shipwrecked pirate ship on the island, or the pirate ship in all of its glory.

The new set carries with it a trunk-load of pirate treasure and carries a £180 price tag.

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