As you may know – today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day – so what better than a trip down memory lane to the good old “classic” Lego Pirates sets of yore.
The origin story of Lego Pirates apparently.
As you can see the Legend of the Lego System Pirates was written on the inside flap (weren’t the sets with flaps so cool?) of set 6267 Lagoon Lock-Up. It reads as follows:
The Adventures of the Lego System™ Pirates of the Sea
During the 18th century, a peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island treasures they discovered, suddenly had their serenity interrupted. The invaders were those who called themselves the LEGO SYSTEM™ Pirates of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been searching for the same buried treasures that the settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of course, disturbed the Pirates, as they knew the doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had belonged to their ancestors.
Gold seeking Pirates had become such a problem for Governor Broadside and the other settlers that they were forced to strengthen many of their existing settlements. One such fortified settlement was the Lagoon Lock-Up. Prior to the invading Pirates, this peaceful establishment was an inn of sorts for the settlers to grab a bite to eat and relax. It has now been fortified to protect the lagoon and to hold captured Pirates for questioning.
Governor Broadside is determined to protect the gold which he and the settlers have hidden at the Eldorado Fortress and Sabre Island. The Pirates, however, have their own plans for the gold and they don’t include sharing it with the settlers!
Use your imagination to continue the adventures of the LEGO SYSTEM Pirates of the Sea!
Now if only I could get Rob Brydon or the guy from Warcraft II to read that. I find it most impressive that even in the 18th century, the Pirates were very careful to use Trademark symbol.
Smuggler’s Shanty – Lego Set 6258
Notice that both of the Pirates in Smuggler’s Shanty have unfortunately lost the use of their left eyes, which probably explains the lack of intimidation of the Imperial officer even though he’s got a revolver trained upon him. He seems much more concerned with the shark. If you want to view the images in all their glory or read from the box yourself, head over to Flickr – the link is always on the sidebar as well.