If you are a LEGO fan of a certain age, the pirate theme will always stand out as one of the most interesting and entertaining. This one of the best themes for simulating adventures because of the fun mini figures, the ships and all the extra details. The LEGO Ideas series gives fans the chance to create sets based on things they are passionate about. The new Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay 21322 Lego Set was created in homage to the 1989 model Redbeard’s Black Seas Barracuda. It offers a chance to bring some of the old ideas back to our collections in a fun new adventure. Old meets new with familiar designs and features as well as new brickwork and concepts.
This new version of Redbeard’s adventure gives us plenty to build and to play with.
The adventure takes us to the shipwrecked vessel on the tropical island. Players can adapt the configuration to take advantage of the land, the different interior elements of the ship and the buried treasure. Key elements of the ship include the kitchen, jail, tavern, cabins and the all-important quarters of Redbeard himself. The captain is joined by 7 other pirates and the ship is still kitted out with a range of features to set the scene. There is still plenty of rum in the tavern, lots of treasure and the cannons still work – just in case you come under attack.
The landscape surrounding the ship is another crucial part of the scene. The wrecked ship has become an island paradise, in its way, with creatures and vegetation taking over. There are vines, flowers and palm trees to add a tropical feel. Frogs, crabs and parrots are at home here. There is also a pig, although he may be en route to the kitchen. The island also sits by the water where crew members can head out on adventures in their little boat. Just be careful around the shark!
With so much to explore, it is no surprise that this set is a 16+ Lego set is suitable even for adults.
Younger children can help you and enjoy the story you create. However, with 2545 pieces and all those interior details, this could be too complicated. Instead, this Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay 21322 Lego Set is perfect for those older millennial builders that remember the pirates theme from their childhood. The details in the accessories and modular 2-in-1 approach to the island is perfect for older creative types who need that nostalgic challenge.