Pirates isn't quite over yet ... Imperial Flagship (#10210)

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Imperial Flagship

Exactly a year on from the announcement of the Medieval Market Village at a number of AFOL events, LEGO have announced what is sure to be another fan-pleaser - set #10210, the 'Imperial Flagship'. Seems like Pirates has got a little life left in it after all!

Availability is listed as 1st Jan 2010. Pricing is listed as $179.99 US / $229.99 CA / £139.99 UK / €149.99 Germany

The official release note from LEGO reads:

10210 Imperial Flagship
Ages 14+. 1,664 pieces.
US $179.99 CA $229.99 UK £ 139.99 DE € 149.99

Build an incredible classic sailing ship!

All hands on deck! This amazingly detailed and realistic historical ship has three removable sections. The main hull contains 4 firing cannons, ammunition crates, muskets, torches, cannonballs, a prison with a rat, a fully-equipped ship’s kitchen, working anchor, moving rudder and a saw shark figurehead. The front deck has an opening door to the inside of the ship and sails with masts and rigging. The back house deck has opening doors to the captain’s chambers containing a map, poison bottle, organ and a treasure chest full of jewels and gold. The Imperial Flagship has 6 opening windows, a telescope and sextant and 3 deck lanterns. Includes 9 minifigures: the ship’s captain, his daughter, a pirate captain prisoner with shackles, the ship’s cook, a lieutenant, and 4 soldiers. Measures 29.5” (75 cm) long and 23.6” (60 cm) tall. Ages 14+. 1,664 pieces

  • Includes 9 minifigures: the ship’s captain, his daughter, a pirate captain prisoner with shackles, the ship’s cook, a lieutenant, and 4 soldiers!
  • Amazingly detailed and realistic ship features 3 removable sections!
  • Main hull contains 4 firing cannons, ammunition crates, muskets, torches, cannonballs, prison with a rat, saw shark figurehead, a moving rudder and a fully-equipped ship’s kitchen with fish, turkey legs and a carrot!
  • Raise and lower the working anchor!
  • Open the front deck’s working doors and play inside!
  • Imperial Flagship is equipped with masts and rigging!
  • Open the back house deck’s doors to reveal the captain’s chambers complete with a map, poison bottle, organ and even a treasure chest filled with jewels and gold!
  • Features 6 opening windows, a telescope and sextant as well as 3 deck lanterns!
  • Measures 29.5” (75 cm) long and 23.6” (60 cm) tall!

71 comments on this article

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By in Poland,

Wow! Is's so great! More Exclusiv sets. Cool! I'm not fan of pirates sets, but that is... awansome! I'm so happy!!! This is the BEST set in 2010!

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By in United Kingdom,

Seems set to be the biggest ship yet! Those Pirates won't have a chance!

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By in France,

Holy Craps Batman! I'm so gonna have to get this. I always considered I'd need about 2 or 3 pirateships (plus a buncha soldiers) to get all I needed for a nice 18th century Royal Navy MOC, now we've got everything in one box. Sweetness.

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By in Sweden,

WHOA! I was hoping for something extra, but... WOW! I hope it stays around for a while. Finally a properly decked ship! Nice sails, minifigs and just plain parts! I am very impressed. I can already hear the Eurbricks forum cheering.

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By in Poland,

Wow!

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By in New Zealand,

I can't stop looking at it. I've counted every piece. I've tried to picture how big it must be. I need it.

New pieces I can make out: the plume on the admiral's hat, the 'captain's daughter' minifig and the midget chef's weapon.

It's a shame the only way they can introduce women into the sets is as 'the admiral's daughter' or 'the captain's daughter'. They could possibly have made the ship's chef a woman, then she wouldn't just be someone's daughter.

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By in United States,

I went over to brothers brick site, and they have same more pic's of the ship.

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By in France,

thomsedavi - women weren't tolerated on ships for a long long long time. Those sailors were dangerous brutes. Would you let your daughter/wife/sister/mother on a floating island of male testosterone? Today maybe, but certainly not before WWII.

On another note its a pity the navy men don't have blue uniforms - with royal marines in redcoats - that would have been better. Were there ever any lego navy uniforms in blue?

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By in New Zealand,

@BrianOG: I understand where you're coming from, but since the pirates get a woman who has more of a purpose than to just stand around and play canasta, it seems fair that the other side should get one as well. At least if fighting broke out on the ship, a woman chef would know how to use a knife...

My girlfriend agrees that women toys are more appealing when they can defend themselves effectively.

I think I'll just take the 'maid' from my MMV and make her the ship's chef.

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By in France,

you're dead right - if there was hand to hand combat it'd only be fair that the she-pirate had somebody suitable to wriggle across the salty deck with - mind you most of the chaps back then wore pony-tails too, so hairpulling could be performed on any of the navy men.

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By in Netherlands,

Can't wait! It's lot of money but I just got to have one!!! :D:D:D You should check out brothersbrick. There are more pictures of the ship, just fantastic!!!

I love the sails <3

It also seems like there are a lot of dark brown pieces!:D

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not a Pirates fan as such, but when I heard that Pirates was being discontinued (atleast for the time being) I was slightly suprised it went without a RedCoats ship. But, hoorah! We have one! From the looks of it, it has 4 cannons, but more could be added? Anyway, I'm statrting ot think we'll get an exclusive set from a classic line revealed every 3rd October! Aye!

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By in Netherlands,

I am a pirates fan and this has been number one on my wishlist ever since I came back to LEGO. This really made my day.

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By in Finland,

YEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I HAVE TO GET THIS !!!!!!! :-)

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By in Canada,

Well, lets just say I'm getting this set. Period.

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By in Canada,

well, I was saving my money for brickbeard's bounty, but when I saw the imperial flagship I said so long Brickbeard! Absolutely nothing compared to this monstrous ship. It has details everywhere! And this truly looks like a realistic classic ship! A round of applause for LEGO! =) =) =)

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By in United States,

Oh that is amazing. I must have it.

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By in United States,

2 words:
EPIC WIN.

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By in United States,

I knew it. Did anyone see that there is a siloete(bad spelling yes) of it in almost every picture in he catalogs or boxes? Same deal as volcano base in turbo-car chase picture. I was bummed when nothing came out in summer but now I know I was right. YES. It looks awesome, I might get it, I hope it has playability.

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By in United States,

This makes me really wish I was collecting Pirates. This seems too good for an official model.

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By in United States,

The poor pirate ship it going to be elinminated by this awesome ship...

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By in Canada,

This ship looks incredible, I'd always hoped that the pirates would their finale with a bing bang. Trust me, this is the biggest bang they could've produced!!

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By in Canada,

I cannot find the words... except for: "MUST FLIPPING HAVE".

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By in United States,

What a great ship. I have brick beard's bounty and its great. I can't wait for this one!

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By in United States,

it's almost 30" wide and 2 feet high....this thing is massive....that price is pretty massive as well....but I am sure I will pay the bounty.....

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By in United States,

Words cannot describe! I have 3 or 4 old pirate ships but this...is the BEST SHIP EVER! MUST HAVE!

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By in Germany,

That's just... AMAZING!!! The successor to the original Imperial Flagship!

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By in United States,

OH MY GAWD YES!!! THANK YOU LEGO! I LOVE YOU LEGO!!! im so happy T~T perhaps this will continue? PLEASE LET IT CONTINUE LEGO PLEASE!!!!

i agree with many of u, october 3rd should be like a holiday for lego lovers!!! october 2rd, like the night before christmas.. we stay up wishing of the perfect set, and then in the morning we see it come to life!! thatd be awesome! but im sad, because i just got my hopes up for next year, and who knows if this tradition will come again?

thanks lego! you rock!

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By in Israel,

Holly Smokes!!!..... what an amazing ship!! It's the first time Isee a ship with so many sails - 8 sails, and they realy look nice!
It looks so big and authentic and it almost give me the feeling and autmaspare when I first saw 6286 - Skull's Eye Schooner of 1993, and the first "Imperial Flagship" of 1992.. I'm realy impresed - it seems that LEGO is definatly trying to return the gold era of the pirates like in the early 90's.
I want it!!! I just hope it won't be too expensive since with the size and the beauty comes the price..

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By in United States,

Dude! This ship ROCKZ!!! I saw it it Brickcon today and it was a fairly decent size but talk about good detail!!!

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By in United States,

I can't wait to get it! How cool would it to make a battle with BOTH pirate ships? COOL!

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By in Australia,

I like that the flags and pennants are blowing the right way - if the wind is pushing a sailing ship forward, it will do the same to any flags!
Also, an incredibly cool ship. If it's $179 in the US, how much would it be in Australia? $200+ ?

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By in Australia,

Considering that the Fire brigade and the Tantive IV sets which are $150 in the US cost $270 Australian, I'm guessing that this one will be around $300 in Australia. Having said that, I hope they take more recent exchange rates into account when they set the prices for the 2010 sets.

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By in United States,

HALLELUJAH! I love this! Long live Pirates!

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By in Australia,

Well this came out of nowhere! What a fantastic way for TLG to close out the current wave of the Pirates theme. Nice work!

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By in United States,

@legowomen1980p:

It's a good thing you weren't into Lego back maybe 8-10 years ago. Every model came unnumbered. Plus, there's nothing like the good old days of sorting through a million bricks to find one particular piece. Todays smaller models are so dumbed down, it's kind of lame (see, 7747 Wind Turbine Transport, the cab of the truck is divided into two models).

In pictures on Eurobricks, the ship appears to be divided into three major sections. On a side note, I really hope I have room to display this ship...

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By in New Zealand,

Yes, Medieval Market Village actually made me nostalgic for when all sets used to come like that. Sorting through one large pile trying to find the right piece. Spending ten minutes looking for a small curved black piece, giving up in despair, systematically sorting through the entire pile three times and then realising that a small curved black piece can look exactly like a small square black piece from a particular angle.

Well... not necessarily fondly nostalgic, but nostalgic just the same.

But MMV was just an anomaly, I think. I'm 99% sure this Imperial Flagship will come in neatly marked bags, although it wouldn't really bother me if it didn't. Something like this is worth persevering for.

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By in United States,

That...is...EPIC!!!!!!

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By in United States,

I'll leave a comment as soon as I find my eyeballs, I think they exploded from the sheer awesomeness of this thing, the only words I can find to describe it are;

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By in United States,

@thomsedavi:
I think the age range of the set dictates whether the bags are numbered. That's what I've noticed, anyway. Anything rated 14+ doesn't seem to come with the numbered bags. I, too, prefer it without the numbering because I like digging for the pieces as well, just like in the old days. Having the numbered bags simplifies it a little too much. For those who had a hard time with the Medieval Market Village (or other unnumbered sets), avoid the UCS Falcon. 5,000+ pieces, and nary a single numbered bag. Plus, it's all shades of gray, so it can be really tough sorting through them.

As for the set, what else is there to say? It looks awesome. I thought Brickbeard's Bounty was cool but way over-priced; this one seems to be a lot more reasonably priced. It's more expensive overall, but the per-piece price makes it worth it.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love the cannpns in it. 8 if I am correct, though it only comes with 4.
I want to buy this and fill it with cannons and Imperial Guards and weapons, but I am afraid that it'll probably be too expensive.
By the way, I wouldn't excpect it to stay at £139.99, as if you remember last year's October Exclusive, Medieval Market Village, was said to be £84.99 but when it was released was sold for about £68.49. If that is the case with this, perhaps it will be sold for £109.99 when it is released on S@H.

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By in United States,

*GASP* language, I mean really.

I hope the price goes down like legoguysw said. I wish I had seen it, The measurements are HUGE.

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By in Canada,

A battle with this and brickbeards bounty would be awesome! And makes me want to get the aforementioned ship now..

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By in United States,

Trying to reconcile this ship with the diminutive Soldier's Fort could be interesting....

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By in Sweden,

Wooow!

That's the biggest ship I ever seen!

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By in United Kingdom,

18000pices: I reckon 5 or 6 Soldiers forts would be enough. :D

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By in United States,

looks like this will a great set! tons of pieces reasonable amount of minifigs and little cool stuff that make the set just awesome. don't think it's in my price range of $180. but anyone that can by this is in for a great set

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By in United States,

This set is one of Legos Best. Seriously.
I love the attention to detail all over this monsterious ship!
The little kitchen is so cute, and I love the cannons below deck.
I really want to get this set, but I don't know if I'll be able to get $180 for it...
Sev

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By in Canada,

costs $230 in Canada -_-

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By in Australia,

*Gasp*

I've got to get me one of those!

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By in United Kingdom,

I might consider buying it if it was £100

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By in Netherlands,

My first reaction was 'at last' finally there is a fair play on the open waters between the pirates and the imperial guards/soldiers.

However, when you look for a while I'm starting to miss a lifeboat (incase the pirates will burn down this ship in a gun fight).
And when you compare these ship with the earlie pirates ships as the Black Seas Barracuda (6285) or the Skull's Eye Schooner (6286) I think it is a little bit disapointed that Lego hasn't put the real ropes in this new set. It makes it so much more fun to build/ look at/ and realistic.

Further it should be nice to add a little pirate shallop, so it's more playible.

But after these bud's..I am possibly one of the first that 'll buy this set. Just because I'm a big collector of the Pirates theme.

So Lego, keep on the good work!
Peter.

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By in United States,

I'd be surprised if the price goes down on this one. Lego's sets seem to be around $10/100 pieces, and lately they've been an additional $5-$10 above that average (depending on the set's price point), so the $180 for this set seems about on par with that. Also, the boat sets, along with the Star Wars sets, seem to average a higher per-piece price than other sets with comparable piece-counts, so I wouldn't count on it coming down. Not that I'd mind if the price did come down, mind you, because I'm sure as heck considering this one, even at 180 USD. :)

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By in N/A,

WOW!!! i HAVE to get this!

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By in Canada,

That is awesome, I really want it!

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By in United States,

Kinda funny that the this is bigger than the soldiers fort, huh? How can a ship dock with a port when the ship is 4X bigger than the port???

@Peter1975: Thanks for the link! It looks even cooler up close!!!

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By in United States,

This makes Brickbeard's Bounty look like a joke!

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By in United States,

This is a definite MUST HAVE. Glad to see they are doing a "proper" ship for the line.

And I'm gonna go out on a limb and say I hope this doesn't have numbered bags and sub assemblies on a platter. As convenient as those are, there's something very nostalgic about dumping every single bag on the floor in a giant pile and then working through it. The frustration when you can't find that one brick you need just makes the final product that much more satisfying. I did my first Technic set in some time just yesterday (8297 Off Roader) and none of the bags are numbered and yes it was quite a chore, but it made it that much more of a rewarding experience.

And isn't that what LEGO is all about?

I can't imagine how boring my childhood would have been if all my LEGO sets were duploized and numbered.

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By in United States,

In most cases I would be against it but Lost Cosmonaut has a good point, I'm with him on this one. Hey, does anyone remember building batcave with no numbered bags, WOAH. It hold second logest model taken to build in my book although I have had ones with more pieces before. Oh and just a question while we are on the subject of bags. Does the Death Star have any kind of sorting in it like numbred bags or seperated boxes or somthing? I have only heard of numbred boxes but never seen them so don't think that I can understand the simplest 1 word explination on boxes.

Oi, Peter1975, thanks for the link, the pictures look amazing, what language is that?

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By in Netherlands,

Hi GameOn99

The language is Dutch.

Regards, Peter.

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By in United States,

Ah thanks. I hope I get a bunch of giftcards for this for christmas.

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By in United Kingdom,

That looks fantastic.

I'm getting behind on Lego new releases. I still have to save up for Emerald Knight, that new 3-in-1 house and that big fire station.

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By in United States,

Same here, minus the train, not really into them.

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By in United States,

*Bows down to LEGO* I am getting this ASAP. I'm also going to "re-arm" it. 10 Cannons! :D

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By in Brazil,

This is a great set! I don't think I'll get it soon (it is exclusive, and I don't hope to get it soon as I did with 10193).
It is also interesting to find medium blue in the set. It look like a re-use of 10193 (though that, it is a nice re-use).

Althoug it is a Pirate ship, have pirates minifigs and items, I don't think it fits so well in the theme.
Is it's schale the same as the other ships?
Anyways, in my opinion, it stands for what the modular houses are for city: Have likeness with the theme, but are out of the parameters, though they fits (and completes) the original subject of the theme.

Great move, Lego!

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By in United States,

I like it, but I don't think I will be able to get it. I really like the fact that it's bigger than Brikcbeard's Bounty. I also wonder why Lego does not put a full ship of cannons on this and Brickbeards Bounty... Maybe because Brickbeard only attacks on the left?

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By in United States,

I just got the brickbeard's bounty on sale at toys'r'us and I love it, this means I have the complete pirate collection until this comes out and I think that my collection will be incomplete for about a week. I hope the cannons are the same type so we can put them on the ships to make them complete.

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By in France,

Its so great !
Would it be avaible in France also ?

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By in United Kingdom,

It will be available through LEGOs 'Direct' retail outlets - i.e the Brand Stores (in Germany, UK & US), & the "LEGO Shop" on-line store. So, yes, it will be available in France (and Norway, and Hungary, and ...)

:-)

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