Pirates of the Caribbean pictures

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A Dutch toy shop has pictures of the first batch of PotC sets. They are tiny, but you can just about make out a few details, and I have to say, they look pretty good.

LEGO's lawyers may pounce and ask for them to be removed (like they did this time last year with the PoP pictures) but they aren't watermarked and they are on a toy shop website so we're on pretty safe ground...

Update: LEGO's lawyers did pounce: they've been removed...

(via A Modular Life)

69 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Can't wait to buy all of them. Nice minifigures:)

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By in United States,

Oh nice! I can't wait to see pics of the Black Pearl!

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By in United States,

I think it was Barnes and Noble that had these sets 10% Off (without showing any pictures) That's how you know your hooked on LEGO (or Pirates): when they can sell you a product that you don't even know what it will look like :p

I didn't even need to see these pictures to want them... I've been wanting these sets ever since the initial announcement a few months ago :p

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By in United States,

Oh wow, that is the best looking pirate ship I've seen in 20 years! Now we just need pics of the black pearl...

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By in United States,

Still not interested. Cannibals, seriously LEGO. . . .

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By in United States,

Lego, why did you have to go and create a promising rendition of the Queen Anne's Revenge when my Lego pirate ship shelf is already full? I need more room -or another room- for Legos.

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By in United States,

I SO want it!!! I love Pirates of the Caribbean!!!! So I for sure want this set!!!!

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By in United States,

Bigger pictures, quickly!! And I'm pretty sure the cage from the cannibal village set is actually made of the new bone piece! :) Can't wait!

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By in Canada,

I'm going to wait until there are larger photos where I can see more detail before making a decision on buying these. I may pass since I am currently dismantling all of my pirate sets and putting them into storage.

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By in Germany,

Hmm... :| They still seem preliminary... :| Where's the proper Jack Sparrow minifig?... :| Someone may have taken away the watermarks... :|

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By in United States,

Wow. Much better than I anticipated. Definitely liking the ship.

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By in Canada,

Thanks so much! I saw some pictures from a retailer's catalogue but it didn't show nearly all of them. I think seeing these pictures will keep me happy until Lego starts listing these sets. I didn't bother saving the pictures since they were small, but I now know the basics of what each set is! Thanks again.

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By in United States,

I cant see Jack Sparrow in any of these... can anyone translate that money into dollars?

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By in United States,

those pics were aweful i couldn't see anything!!!

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By in United States,

^^When it comes to LEGO prices in euros are about the same USD.

I'm not so sure about these. Personally, I wanted a lot of redcoats in these sets because of the MOCing opportunities that couldn't have been done without custom decals. I don't see that many distinguishable characters (pictures are too small), but I can tell that ship is going to be one of the best.

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By in United States,

Can't wait til they hit the States!

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By in Denmark,

Wow, that ship goes onto my shelf once released, i dont need a bigger picture to decide that :)

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By in United States,

Wow, those look neat! The two 24€ sets were the first ones to catch my eye, so I'm hoping that they won't disappoint when Toy Fair comes!

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By in United States,

neat-o. i love 'Fountain on Youth' and 'The Mill'

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By in United States,

'Queen Anne's Revenge' also looks awesome

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By in United States,

Yeah definitely preliminary but even so they're looking pretty good! No pics of the black pearl yet which is too bad but I'm sure some will come up soon.

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By in United States,

my wallet is crying.................

between all the new starwars.... these priates sets, and the new harbour sets.....

why lego......why

good year to be a AFOL

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By in United States,

I've never seen the movie so I wasn't particularly interested in this theme, but my kids have gotten interested in Kingdoms and some of the buildings included with these sets would probably look good in a medieval village - if the price is reasonable on the sets.

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By in Australia,

You just know they're gonna be overpriced to the hilt, like all Lego's film-related lines.

That is a *sweet* pirate ship, though.

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By in United States,

I, for one, cannot wait. Now if I only had bought the amazing Imperial Trading Post back in 1992, I would be set. :o)

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By in United States,

I just saw these on Flickr and was about to message you guys here at brickset... too late! These look really cool though!!!

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By in United States,

now, now... as I recall, the POP series for the most part was rather reasonably priced.. I am hoping the same for these. I also hope the "captain"s cabin" will plug right into the Black Pearl :)

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By in Australia,

My only LEGO fan friend will be thrilled. He loves Indiana Jones and Pirates Of the Caribbean (the movies) and loved the Indy theme - he's sure to be wanting all of these.

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By in Australia,

This is going to be a very expensive year - first, all the new Jedi figures spread over several Star Wars sets, Ninjago, Harry Potter and now this. Will almost definitely get the Queen Anne's Revenge and Black Pearl, will be forced to pass on the rest. Unfortunately, I still have other bills to pay =(

@ribsuckylife - I hope you're right and these sets are reasonably priced. However, you need to understand that we pay a lot more in Australia than in the U.S. I've already been informed that the Queen Anne's revenge will be approx. $199 Aud, which translates pretty much to $199 U.S. (compared to $119 U.S. in the U.S.) That's an $80 difference.

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By in United States,


i personaly thought that the poc sets would be lame, but even with that tiny picture, i LOVE the cannibal set. the bone cage is awesome, and i needed some cannibals for my lego city too. XD

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By in United States,

Alien Conquest?

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By in United States,

Curious that the site lists the Alien Conquest theme, then an approximate street date of August 2011. I see there's also a listing for a Black Pearl set with a November 2011 date, and page 3 of the Star Wars sets lists a bunch of the late 2011 SW sets (sadly no pics). I'm guessing the same might apply to the other themes for those interested.

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By in United States,

Alien Conquest is an upcoming space theme, and continues with the Aliens are bad stereotype.

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By in United States,

@duilim: ack, I am sorry to hear that. I knew Australia had higher prices, but I didn't know it was that much higher. would it be cheaper to order from another country, or would shipping costs negate any price difference?

::also, you can find alien conquest and star wars pics if you look around...really liking the "abduction" set::

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By in United Kingdom,

Just before christmas a local retailer to me had all the megabloks sets for sale and they were very cheap (£8.00 for the black pearl) I had no idea why he could buy/sell so cheap but now I can see that Megabloks must have lost the licence for Pirates..
And I say Yippee cause the Mega figures were rubbish!

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By in United States,

I wish they could have good pictures of the minifigures.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice sets thwere, especially the ship, might give it a while after they launch, in case the Disney shop decide to offer them all for half price again like they did with POP.

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By in United States,

@Alemas- These aren't watermarked though.
I'm angry. Between the Star Wars sets coming out this year, possible Harry Potter sets coming out this year, AND these Pirates sets.... I'll be bankrupt!! :O

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By in Germany,

@Seagull: LEGO could have forgotten to put the watermarks... :| There's no "proper" Jack Sparrow 'fig in the pics, so... :| PLUS, there aren't many "special effects" in the pics (e.g. "swoosh lines", movement lines, etc.), which is usually an indication of preliminary pics...

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By in Canada,

Well If the pics aren't watermarked then it's the actual set image. I imagine by now they'd have everything together for the pirates release In April-May. Besides, it's a toy shop with the pictures not some flickr account. They just pulled a 'TRU' and posted them too early. I saw Jack Sparrow in the images. He's wearing the brown pirate hat and his hair is painted on his head. I'm not really sure how else they'd do his minifig.

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By in Germany,

@Ypres: Ok, but where is Jack Sparrow in ALL the sets? The descriptions say he's included...

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By in United Kingdom,

I love the new sets, but will not buy them after seeing the prices. Might get the £10 one, but most likely not.

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By in United States,

Both sets of photos (the toy shop's and the Brickshelf ones Alemas linked to) have X's in place of the number of pieces, so the photos at least are preliminary. Perhaps newer ones weren't available.

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By in Ireland,

From those pictures, it looks like Jack Sparrow is the one with the standard triangular pirate hat, which is a bit disappointing. However, the Cannibal set seems to have him running from the cannibals with a full head of hair, like in the photo of him on the set boxes - that at least would be a good representation of him, similar to the version of him on the camel that we saw last year (with red bandana and hat on top). It's a pretty drastic difference in minifig design though, to have him with a hat and his hair just tucked away and painted on his head, and then without the hat with his hair all over the place!

P.S. I like the new Lego bottles!

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By in Germany,

@LukeSkywalker: BOTTLES?!? WHERE?!?

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By in Ireland,

@Alemas I think I see bottles in the Cabin set (on the shelves), and I think there's supposed to be a ship-in-a-bottle with that set too. And one of the figures is holding one in the London set.

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By in United States,

That Jack Sparrow minifigure looks very awsome!!

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By in Australia,

@robsuckylife - yes, it sometimes is cheaper for us to order from the US - even with shipping costs, it still works out cheaper. Btw, I hope I didn't cause any offense with my comments - sorry if I did. I think it's just that it's all a little hard for us Australians to understand why we're paying so much.

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By in United States,

I'm disappointed in the preliminary Jack Sparrow figure. The one shown on the camel was right on, but these aren't that great in my opinion. I thought that was just a random pirate until someone pointed out it was supposed to be Jack Sparrow.

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By in United States,

@duilim: no offense at all.. I get upset with just the way toys r us marks up lego sets, when they are the only place anywhere near me that I can actually find anything.. I can't even imagine how annoying it must be over there. :\

and yes, I think thease are in fact prelim shots, because that cannibal set looks like an image from LDD, not actual bricks.

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By in United States,

Just thought I'd mention that the 'Isle de le Muerte' set comes with Jack, Elisabeth, Barbossa, and skeleton Barbossa with a spinny function to switch Barbossa into the Skelle.. I just noticed the play feature and thought it was kindof cool. (in that set, Barbossa's hat looks a good deal like Cad Bane's and I think Barbossa and Skelle Barbossa each have one!)

Also:

Blackbeard's torso (currently) is the Redcoat's one
there are two Brit soldiers (redcoats) in the London set (both have tricorner hats, not the other kind)
Will (in the mill set) has a new hair piece!
according to the flickr, the cannibal set only comes with Will, Jack, and two cannibals, but I'm pretty sure it also has Gibbs (who may also have a new hair piece)

So.. looking good!

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By in Malaysia,

@duilim Pretty much the rest of the world pay more for their LEGO, it's a rather frustrating topic whenever it crops up. I've given up trying to understand why is that so and just prioritize my purchase, you just can't do anything about it. Hope I didn't offend anyone as well with this comment, but do understand this subject will always be in our (us who pay more) subconscious mind...

ok, venting's over, back to happy bricking! :)

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By in Singapore,

I import most of my Lego too. We in Singapore pay almost 60% over US prices.

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By in United States,

PICS DOWN! REPEAT-PICS DOWN!

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By in Netherlands,

Like you mentioned above, we were called by Lego to remove the pictures.
Now we have to wait till one week before the movie will play in the cinema's. As we were told, these are the rules and restrictions Lego made with Disney. Like you all, we can't wait to see them in real life :-)

Best Regards, Pieter Hofstee
De Grote Speelgoedwinkel, The Netherlands
www.degrotespeelgoedwinkel.nl

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By in United States,

Thanks for the explanation Pieter!

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By in United States,

If the release date of the movie is May 20th, we could expect these to come out around May 13th or earlier from TRU. That's assuming the "one week before the movie" (Pieter) is the release date for these sets everywhere.

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By in Denmark,

It's too late anyways - the pictures are already all over the internet.

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By in United States,

Not on the website, though, or maybe it's just not loading for me

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By in Germany,

Pieter, just a question: Where did you get those LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean pictures? From LEGO?

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By in Germany,

BTW, Huw, the theme name you've given for PotC is "Pirates of the Carribean". It's "Pirates of the Caribbean".

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By in United States,

LEGO finally had the images taken down... a little late.

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By in United States,

Am I missing something....cause I can see see the images via "A Modular Life" link above.

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By in United States,

Does anyone else find it funny that they had a link to Belville and Mars Mission still? :)

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By in Netherlands,

To Alemas and others: The source of the pics I cannot tell. I don't want to bring them in a difficult position. There has been some who's not aware of the fact that he or she wasn't aloud to spread the pics I think.
Alemas can you tell me where you find the misspelling on our website?
To jonbuddy: Belville is still a Dutch Lego theme, Mars Mission is some older stuff which wasn't very succesfull...Hope Alien Conquest goes better :-)

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By in Germany,

@Pieter: Ok, I understand that. And I was talking to Huw, the webmaster of Brickset(this site)! Looks like he has corrected the error!

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By in Singapore,

Hi Pieter, I did not receive any lawyer's letter but decided to remove the pics after reading your explanations. Guess even non-watermarked pics are not safe. The perils of blogging...

Would like to express my personal thanks for having the pics up in the 1st place. Was nice to get a sneak peek. =P

from A Modular Life

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By in United States,

Crud. Now we can't see the pics.

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