At last... unwatermarked pictures of the Black Pearl

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The Black Pearl

There's been confidentially watermarked images of the Black Pearl around for a while, followed by some doctored ones, where someone has removed the watermark in Photoshop in an attempt to fool the likes of Brickset, but now, at last, a German online toy shop brings us legitimate hi-res photos showing the ship in all its glory.

It's smaller than the QAR, comes with 6 minifigs: Jack Sparrow, Davy Jones, Joshamee Gibbs, Will Turner, Maccus, and Bootstrap Bill Turner. It'll cost around €100, and is released at the end of October.

Thanks to Jörn for the news!

79 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Lousy value for a money, but a nice ship none the less.

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By in United States,

I knew there was a reason I couldn't sleep! lol

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Still think LEGO dropped the ball on this one though...

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By in Belgium,

Hmmm it's takes a lot of money and place to form a ship collection... But it's cool.

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By in United Kingdom,

So cool! Davy Jones and a hammer head shark person!

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By in United States,

@yys4u, you and me both! I can't sleep, next thing I know I'm looking at awesomeness!

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By in United States,

You guys like this ship??? LOL
Ok I'm not gonna lie, I'm probably gonna buy this before QAR but I still think they could have done much more.
I hate the minifig selection, the way they hang the sails (Should have used the method in the IFS or Brickbeard's Bounty) and given the apparent lack of a rear hull section, I thought they would do something much more with the cabin.

Regardless, black hull pieces is something I can't miss out on.

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BOO for no skeleton monkey!!!!!

Sorry 1 more EDIT
I'm pretty sure it only has 2 cannons, I hate how they did this with QAR and the Black Pearl. Giving 4 or 3 cannon ports but giving one less cannon...

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By in France,

It looks great, but no Sparrow's hat again...

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By in Australia,

I have to agree with yys4u.... this looks nothing like the Black Pearl and Lego really did drop the ball on this..... the hull section is too small and looks just plain ordinary. Initially when I first heard about this set, I thought that I had to have it. Now that I've seen it, I think I'll pass.

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By in United States,

Best PotC set yet!

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By in United Kingdom,

I am really dissapointed with this set. I know the Black Pearl is black but Lego could of included some gold pieces just to make the Pearl auctually be appealing to the eye. As well as that, the Pearl is supposed to be the same size, if not bigger than the Queen Annes Revenge - its obvious from the photo that the Black Pearl is noticably smaller than the QAR. The only good thing about this set are the minifigures! A Davy Jones :-D and a Mascus (the hammerhead guy) :-D and lets not forget Bootstrap Bill :-D

@duilim: That was the same case here.

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By in Ireland,

I think it looks pretty decent! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't mind this ship. The cabin is far better than the QAR's, and it looks okay. I don't really like the minifigure selection, though. I'd like it much more if there were a female (other than the figurehead, who is just plain black with a common hairpiece), like Tia Dalma or Elizabeth in a new outfit.

I doubt I'll get it, but I do like it.

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By in United States,

I don't really like this set, but I love Davy Jones's beard.

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By in Australia,

I actually like the ship, it look's quite nice. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Having been underwhelmed by the original watermarked image, I'm actually pleasantly surprised. It comes with a proper enclosed cabin and the decking seems to have a bit more detail than the QAR. I'm still waiting to see what the stern looks like but I'm encouraged by what I've seen so far.

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By in Germany,

Um, guys, the box says it does not float... :P

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By in Finland,

Im a bit sad a TLC didnt change the cabin outlook atall, but im gonna get this ship for sure. many great pieces and a great looking ship. One thing wich is still missing there is another stern piece under the cabin. Really hoped at they would have added it under the cabin but oh well, ill just have to buy two of these then. Great looking ship overall!

Finlandfish

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By in Philippines,

A Black ship for obvious reasons. :) Nice but seems smaller than it could have been. Now the questions US pricing.

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By in Canada,

It looks nice, and the minifigures look awesome. It is a bit small, though. I won't be getting it.

^It's smaller than QAR.

You can now pre-order Series 5 Minifigures from TRU online. More info on FBTB.

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By in United States,

^I just realized that looking at the article again. I still want it, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

actually theres 7 minifigs! the black lady on the mast is the 7th!!

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By in United States,

I think its pretty good. I like all of the minifigs. And I think the Black Pearl really is smaller then the QAR in the movies. Just sayin'!

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By in United States,

Why didn't you use the Videogame image before you had this?

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By in United States,

I still don't get why Davy Jones and Maccus are on it. I think I was spoiled by the Lego game version of it. Also I wish they had done Flying Dutchman instead. Does seem a bit small, but I LOVE the black color!
Alemas- :P
I hope they continue the sets, and it doesn't become one of those "lost themes" like world racer(Holy cow, haven't heard that name in a while)

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By in France,

Like all POTC sets: not very inspired and out of prices! :(
The good things is the serie not selling very well, so just have to wait next spring for half price everywhere.

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By in United States,

Yeah will wait for a TRU.com BOGO for these... too bad they will bump the price 10% before the BOGO

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By in United States,

It looks ok. Kind of what I expected but the way they were holding out on this, I thought it might be something special like the imperial flagship. I guess the flagship has spoiled me and has made me less excited about these lesser ship sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

What a bland looking set. This should have been the showcase set for PotC much like the Millennium Falcon is for Star Wars. Black doesn't have to be boring.

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By in United States,

100 euros converts to USD$141, but (definitely not to brag) don't things come a bit cheaper in America? Sorry to remind those in other countries, though.

^^^^^(@itsaturkey) Don't you mean World City? I thought World Racers just came out.

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By in United States,

In some ways, this set looks better than QAR and in other ways, its design is inferior. However, I'm excited to finally see pure black hull sections. It looks as though I will be making a parts purchase on Bricklink once this set is widely available. Now, I can make my Blacktron Space Pirates ship!

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By in United States,

It's not really that good in terms of piece numbers, design, or price. I think I'll pass.

...But hammerhead fig is want.

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By in United States,

I hope this is just preliminary, because this set is expensive and should come with a Captain Jack with Hat, right?

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By in United States,

This looks kind of interesting, with a fair selection of figures. But at this price, it doesn't interest me enough to actually buy it. I would prefer most of the new Star Wars sets over this.

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By in United States,

Sorry for the double post, but I just realized on the cover it says "The Ship does not float.". Never would have guessed.

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By in United States,

The Davy Jones is cool

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By in United States,

@itsaturkey Have you seen the movies? Davy Jones and his entire crew end up on the Pearl. Then they go back to the Dutchman. Now thats a ship they need to make...The Dutchman! And then give us one of the imperial ships and call it a night....Ok maybe a prison or two

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By in United Kingdom,

In the USA it will be $100. Using a global currency calculator that is £62 in Britain so knowing LEGO us Brits should expect about £75 to £80 :)

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By in United Kingdom,

This ship looks okay. The figures are good but it does not look as good or exciting as the QAR. I may pick it up in a sale or something as it probably going to cost £82 [or more] to buy.

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By in United States,

look where it says poster inside logo at the top under it it says DOES NOT FLOAT theres one thing counting to the low value

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By in United States,

^ Do any of the LEGO ships float? I think all the center hull pieces have little holes in the middle, i remember as a kid covering those with pieces and playing in the bathtub with them. I'm pretty sure none of the ships float out of the box, but should be pretty easy to make float.

Unless its the lack of a rear hull piece that makes leaves a lot of gaps in the bricks that will make it sink...

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By in United States,

He doesn't have his hat because he lost it in the second movie and gets it back at the end. Okay...?

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By in Canada,

It looks like a decent ship but nothing special. I'm actually glad the sails aren't rigged the same way as on Brickbeard's Bounty. That was such a flimsy design job by LEGO.

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By in United States,

jonbuddy-No, I meant World Racer. It came out in Jan. and so far I havn't seen anything new about on Lego.com. As far as I'm concerned its a dead theme.
Brenden-Ooh, the Lego game didn't explain it that well.
P.S. Is Davy Jones's claw the same as the one in Atlantis?

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By in Canada,

A ship is a ship... I like it. I have no intention of recreating the Pirates movies with the Lego sets so I'll happily buy another pirate ship. It still looks nice if you don't really care if it looks like the black pearl... weren't a lot of you mocking the films anyway on the forum???

I just got my second imperial flagship today so I really don't care if a bunch of you actually stress about something from a non-serious film. Even if it doesn't look like the black pearl, it still might make a nice ship.

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By in United States,

yys4u: The Durmstrang Ship was supposed to float, it had new hull pieces specific to that set, but I don't have it, so I wouldn't know exactly.

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By in United States,

I'm excited because it has Davy Jones and the hammer head dude!

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By in United States,

I so new it!!! I knew the Black Pearl would have Davy Jones. I am so getting this!!!!

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By in Australia,

buy 2 and modify. rip up one set of sails. sell the extra minifigs. add some skeletons.

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By in United States,

@Brenden, making The Dutchman is completely possible because LEGO keeps jumping movies when they are making these PotC sets.

(I'm sorry if the tense of the sentence is incorrect)

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By in United States,

Still..fingers crossed for Flying Dutchman...

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By in Australia,

Interesting. About the same size as Brickbeard's Bounty, which I expected given the price. I like the sails, especially the fore-and-aft rigged sail at the back, as per QAR. The cabin is a bit small, but at least it has a door and a bit more space than QAR. But this has made the rear look a bit blocky. Still, I like the way they've tapered the walls in and I think those walls swing out. Not as pretty as I'd hoped and a bit expensive compared to Brickbeard's Bounty, which it seems to approximate pretty closely, but still a fine enough ship. Definitely need to get it on sale though.

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By in United States,

@yys4u: It says on the box on the first picture "the ship does not float"

I can't afford the QAR & I want the more iconic ship in the series so I will be getting this one. It may not be as impressive as QAR but the 3 new minifigs of Dutchman crew are pretty cool and I quite like the black sails.

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By in United States,

Like the set, but like everyone else, I agree looks kind of small. I know I will probably get it anyways.

Minifigures look great, but when are they going to have Jack's Hat?

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By in United States,

@dmm32552 yea I saw that, but I was commenting because a lot of people are surprised to hear it doesn't float where as I recall none of the "classic pirate ships" being able to float, so the fact that this one doesn't float doesn't bother me at all because I have come to expect it.

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By in United States,

This all black ship can be very striking on display. I'll wait to see it built and displayed at the Lego Store and then see if it's worth it.

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By in United States,

Wow that's a nice set but not as big as I thought

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By in United States,

There were ships that did float right out of the box. City's "Fire Boat" floated as noted on the package (I believe it said so).

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By in United States,

Im very disappointed by the look of the sails, is it me or do they cheapen the look of the ship? Maybe they'll display it at the lego store and I can see it out of the box. Maybe it looks better in person.

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By in Netherlands,

Would'nt it be nice if 'The Flying Dutchman' will be this years special, so just around X-mas? What a beautifull ending of 2011 that'll be.

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By in United States,

even the brand that shall remain unnamed did a better job on the sails than lego did...very disappointing aspect of this ship. I find the detail lacking. I will get it because I definitely want the dutchman figures but I think lego could have done some more detail work and upped the price 15 bucks if that's what it takes to get a better looking set

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By in United States,

I'll probably still get it, but I agree that I am disappointed in this set.

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By in New Zealand,

I would have preferred to pay more than QAR to get a proper 'flagship' set to top the range. UCS version anyone?
Feels like too much of a compromise to get it to a child-friendly price, and maybe it will succeed at that.
Have cancelled the one I had on preorder at Amazon for the last few months at £82.
Great minifigs, mediocre ship, but I'll be waiting for this to be on sale before i'll consider it, it's worth about £50 to me.

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By in United States,

Very dissapointed.
The minifigs are great, but there should be more.
The Pear needs to be bigger, this is a pathetic value for your money...

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By in United States,

@Peter1975 - Yeah and maybe they can include half the Black Pearl crew with that set since they include half the Dutchman crew with this one. ;)

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By in Argentina,

Awful!! I really was looking forward to this set, even when I didn´t know it would come with Davy Jones. When I spotted this minifigure, my heart almost pops out of my chest, but then I looked close and... my God, what a dissapointment. Blue clothes?? Really?? His leg is just the same wood leg in any pirate, his skin color... well... what can I say, this should be the most epic minifig in this series and it certainly is not.
Ship looks really small, doesn´t it?
I see no reason to buy it one soever. If Lego ever makes a Fying Dutchman I hope they come out with a better version of this caracter.

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By in Greece,

Looks like a wrap-up set to me. It gives us Davy Jones and some other nice figures (Turner, Gibbs) without having to buy their respective large sets. And it's not as expensive as the Queen Anne's Revenge. I'd always assumed this theme was, like Speed Racer, just a tie-in for the hype surrounding the current movie.
Sets based around the other films are there for broader appeal, but the biggest sets have just been merchandise for the latest film. Putting Davy Jones in a Black Pearl set strikes me as admission that we're not going to see a Flying Dutchman. It may be that there's one in the pipeline as an expensive, detailed, web exclusive, but I doubt it. I really don't hold out any hope of seeing any more Pirates-of-the-Caribbean themed sets from LEGO.

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By in United States,

@Huw: If you want another un-watermarked picture of a set not in the database, I found a picture of LEGO Ninjago Brickmaster. Just to keep you busy. Plus I found a picture of LEGO City Brickmaster, which is in the database, but without a picture. Ninjago: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0756682762/ref=s9_newr_gw_ir04?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1PSKMW0BMB2A2P2D9P32&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846 and City: http://www.amazon.com/LEGO%C2%AE-City-Brickmaster-DK-Publishing/dp/0756663105/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

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By in United States,

awesome! I have the ceremonial luke, so it would make a great edtion to my collection. (custom yavin base?)

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By in United States,

@Joefish: I think you're right; this is probably gonna be it for POTC. However the silver lining there is that, due to the worldwide box office success of the 4th POTC film (which was as mediocre as they come), we will probably see TLG bring the line back in a couple years once Depp commits to doing a 5th film & it is released. That's if Disney still is licensing with TLG. If that happens, we'll see about 2/3 of the sets from the 5th film and the other 1/3 will be stuff from films 1-3. Hopefully, we'll get The Flying Dutchman, Sao Feng's ship or The Interceptor when that happens.

If this ISN'T the end, then I hope 2012 brings us a Sao Feng set (either the ship or the bathhouse).

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By in United States,

What about Captain Barbossa? Oh well, the Davy Jones, hammerhead, and Bootstrap minifigures make up for it. I most likely won't be getting this set, mostly because it doesn't have quite as much detail as I hoped.

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By in United States,

@huw - if you're still reading this, hoth echo base is now available from lego.com in the us.

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By in Australia,

Would I be right in saying this set is based around the scene in DMC where Davy Jones ambushes Sparrow on the Pearl for a chat, with Will and Bootstrap thrown in to justify the ridiculous set price?

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By in United States,

This is pretty cool. It could be a little bigger, but I like the people. @Joefish: I think you might be wrong on that. I heard that Disney has already started making the 5th film (Not filming, but they have a script). (Sorry, that's kinda off topic)

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By in United States,

Well yys4u I think that the way they hang the sails on BP and QAR is better than what they did for BB. On my BB I have to reset the sails every time I play with it because when you roll it over or move it to fast they just move back inward. The sail design for BP and QAR is exactly what they did with the old ships from System.

Therefore I give the BP:
- 10/10 on sails
- 9/10 on cannons
- 3/10 on floatability
- 7/10 on minifigs
- 11/10 on design

Now when I said I gave it a 3/10 on floatability, what I mean is that other Lego ships float like BB and IFS but BP does not.

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By in United States,

I find this disappointing, especially compared to the Queen Anne. I was expecting a bit more for the most iconic ship in the series. Still, the minifigs look good.

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By in United Kingdom,

This still looks like a prototype image. I'd be amazed if the retail version doesn't have any detailing to the sails, either ragged like the version in POTC1, or some printed detailing like the IFS.

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