• The Ultimate LEGO Universe Factions Guide Part 4: Pirates

    Compiled by Odeinoichus. Updated 30 January 2011. Contains 17 sets.
    One of my all time favorite Themes, the Pirates are some of the best sets LEGO has to offer. Once again we are working on the assumption that this BrickList is a glimpse into a potential combination display/faction/fiction type of deal, just as my other BrickLists are.

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6289: Red Beard Runner

10 reviews
Pieces
703
Minifigs
7
RRP
$99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Re-released as 6290-1
Bricklist notes
Captain Red Beard, the most notorious Pirate to sail the seven LEGO seas, his fleet of pirate ships and scurvy crew are the bane of the Imperial Soldiers existence. They are the most armed and most prepared crew of pirates off the Western seaboard.

Traveling through the spanish manes Red Beard recruited more villainous crew for his armada of sailing vessels, of which the Red Beard Runner is the flagship. Though not as large as the Black Seas Barracuda, the Red Beard Runner is fast, faster than most Imperial Navy vessels. Red Beard himself is a scurvy dog what takes no lip from no-one, he lost his hand in his first major battle against Governor Broadside and has been seeking vengence for the slight ever since.
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826 own this set, 903 want it.

6285: Black Seas Barracuda

49 reviews
Pieces
909
Minifigs
8
RRP
$110
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Box
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Retail
Related sets
Re-released as 10040-1
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The Black Seas Barracuda is a part of Red Beard's flotilla, it and the Skull's Eye Schooner are assault vessels, loaded with artillery and men to repel any invaders, both ships are often seen attacking coastal villages and cities looting them of their goods and vanishing off to the Pirates hidden lairs, of which there are many.

Captain Red Beard is the greatest pirate threat to the free world, but he is not the only threat.
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2753 own this set, 1540 want it.

6279: Skull Island

10 reviews
Pieces
378
Minifigs
6
RRP
$53
Packaging
Box
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Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Skull Island, abandon all hope ye who travel here. This be a cursed place, with many a booby trap for unsuspecting soldiers. One of the island fortresses of Captain Red Beard, Skull Island is not the easiest to find as it is not located on any maps.

The Captain is a deadly man to cross, when his brother attempted to take over his group of pirates he was injured most severely and went off to lick his wounds. Red Beard and his brother are the only two men on Earth that know how to reach Skull Island and the treasure trove of loot left hidden there.
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1050 own this set, 875 want it.

6270: Forbidden Island

16 reviews
Pieces
182
Minifigs
4
RRP
$37.5
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Box
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Retail
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This Island is Forbidden for a reason, it belongs to Captain Red Beard. A small jail cell is used to hold prisoners or hostages for ransom, Captain Red Beard keeps the key safe with him at all times so there is no hope for escape.
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3460 own this set, 943 want it.

6273: Rock Island Refuge

12 reviews
Pieces
381
Minifigs
7
RRP
$66
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Box
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Rock Island Refuge is another of Red Beard's land based fortifications. When his vessel has been damaged he will retreat here for repairs as the Rock Island Refuge is the place to go for ship repairs and parts.

Protected by cannons and hidden traps the Rock Island Refuge is often the last port of call for Imperial Soldiers.
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1242 own this set, 1201 want it.

6268: Renegade Runner

16 reviews
Pieces
178
Minifigs
4
RRP
$39.75
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Box
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Retail
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The Renegade Runner is crewed by Captain Ironhook's band of renegade pirates, a splinter faction Captain Ironhook absconded with the vessel and its crew after failing to overthrow his brother Captain Red Beard in a coup d'etat.

Captain Ironhook lost a leg and a hand to his dear brother, but that isn't all, not as successful with such a limited group of men Ironhook has fallen on hard times and more often than not will attack the Islanders on their native home in search of materials and men to enslave so that he can attack his brother and perhaps assume the mantle of ultimate Pirate Captain.
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1648 own this set, 916 want it.

6281: Pirates Perilous Pitfall

4 reviews
Pieces
395
Minifigs
6
RRP
$73
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
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Located off the coast of Spain the Pirates Perilous Pitfall (so named because of the many traps.) is the port of call for Captain Ironhook's vessel the Renegade Runner... At least it is when it is not in use by the nefarious Captain Mendez and his vicious band of cuthroat Spaniards.

Made from the remains of an old Pirate vessel the Pirates Perilous Pitfall is a dangerous place to visit for unsuspecting Soldiers.
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269 own this set, 908 want it.

6278: Enchanted Island

20 reviews
Pieces
428
Minifigs
7
RRP
$66
Packaging
Box
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Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Re-released as 6292-1
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Enchanted Island is home to a group of natives called the Islanders by outsiders as the name they call themselves is unpronounceable. Dotting a chain of tropical islands the Islanders have called this region home for countless generations.

Ruled by King Kahuka, a benevolent ruler and noble monarch, the Islanders have taken up arms against the nefarious Captain Red Beard and his renegade brother Captain Ironhook.

Cheap labor is the main reason for why these two pirate captains fight to capture the Islanders, unfortuantely for the pirates this group of Islanders have somehow managed to tame Crocodiles and use them as lethal enforcers.
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1500 own this set, 985 want it.

6276: Eldorado Fortress

24 reviews
Pieces
506
Minifigs
8
RRP
$66
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Box
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Governor Broadside and his Imperial Soldiers are one group of men dedicated to ending the threat of piracy in the LEGO Pirate Realm. From their Eldorado Fortress they send out ships and track the movements of Captain Red Beard and his less notorious brother Captain Ironhook.

The Imperial Garrison located here is comprised of some of the finest fighting men in her Majesty's fleet.
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2082 own this set, 1316 want it.

6277: Imperial Trading Post

8 reviews
Pieces
608
Minifigs
9
RRP
$85
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Box
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Retail
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The Imperial Guard and the Imperial Soldiers are two branches of the same army, one is led by the brave Governor Broadside who bested Captain Red Beard in single combat on several seperate occassions.

The Imperial Guard are led by the equally brave Admiral Tarkin, a honest and stalwart man who has gathered to him the finest fighting men in her Majesty's Naval Fleet for the soul purpose of capturing Captain Red Beard. They use the Imperial Trading Post as their primary base of command, but the pirates have yet to see just how dangerous the Imperial Guard can really be.
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1142 own this set, 1507 want it.

6271: Imperial Flagship

18 reviews
Pieces
317
Minifigs
4
RRP
$50
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Box
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The Imperial Flagship is a powerful naval vessel. It represents the Imperial Guard and together with other ships in the fleet have stalked Captain Red Beard's flotilla relentlessly even sinking a vessel a time or two.

Loaded with numerous cannons the Imperial Flagship is also a fast sailing vessel, although capable of going toe to toe with much larger ships the true feature of this vessel is her speed, able to outrun anything in the open waters with possible exception to one... A rumored vessel possessing black sails which has ventured far in search of a strange artifact in possession of the Islanders.
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1563 own this set, 1148 want it.

6274: Caribbean Clipper

21 reviews
Pieces
378
Minifigs
4
RRP
$54
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Box
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Governor Broadside's flagship is the Caribbean Clipper, a well armed and dangerous vessel it coasts through the waters off the Caribbean shores in search of prey. Rumor has it that the vessel has spotted a new threat in LEGO Pirate Realm of late and nearly managed to best it in single combat.
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2439 own this set, 1108 want it.

6280: Armada Flagship

12 reviews
Pieces
284
Minifigs
3
RRP
$50
Packaging
Box
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Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Re-released as 6291-1
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The Imperial Armada has their hands full dealing with the notorious Captain Mendez, a villainous Pirate Captain situated in the Spanish Mane, occasionally they have answered the cry of help in dealing with Captain Red Beard, but the Imperial Armada prefers to stay out of direct battle alongside the Imperial Navy, mostly due to bad blood between the two leaders.
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1202 own this set, 808 want it.

10210: Imperial Flagship

17 reviews
Pieces
1664
Minifigs
9
RRP
$179.99, £142.99, €149.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
After the defeat of Captain Red Beard and over ten years of peace in LEGO Pirate Realm, the Imperial Navy again fell under attack by Pirates. This time the despicable Captain Brickbeard, secretly in leage with Lord Vladek, Captain Brickbeard has come in contact with mysterious entities from the past and future via strange Time Gates that have opened up in the China Sea.

What he plans to do besides loot and pillage is uncertain, but the new Imperial Governor is prepared to defend his country, his queen and especially his daughter from the roving band of pirates led by Captain Brickbeard.
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3396 own this set, 2902 want it.

6253: Shipwreck Hideout

23 reviews
Pieces
310
Minifigs
6
RRP
$39.99, £26.45
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Box
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Retail
Instructions
Yes
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Captain Brickbeard's special hideout has been built on an island where the remains of Captain Red Beard's Flagship met its defeat at the hands of the Imperial Navy. Captain Brickbeard and his crew have decked out their island hide-a-way with numerous traps for unsuspecting visitors.

Rumors persist that the late Red Beard's illigitimate daughter is aiding Captain Brickbeard in his quest to rob the free world blind.
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1667 own this set, 1257 want it.

6243: Brickbeard's Bounty

29 reviews
Pieces
592
Minifigs
8
RRP
$99.99, £59.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
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With a unique mermaid figurehead Brickbeard's Bounty is an unassuming yet dangerous oponent for the vessels of the Imperial Navy. Loaded down with four cannons and a host of vicious cutthroats, the vessel glides in silently and bombards the Imperial Soldier's Fort with reckless abandon.

Captain Brickbeard is even more dangerous than Captain Red Beard was, but who is Brickbeard really? The Imperial Governor vows to unmask the dangerous foe when he at last confronts the suspicious Red Beard look-a-like.
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2965 own this set, 1587 want it.

6242: Soldiers' Fort

26 reviews
Pieces
367
Minifigs
6
RRP
$49.99, £39.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The Imperial Soldiers' Fort is a vast improvement over the former Governor Broadside's Eldorado Fortress, incorporating its own jail and defensive cannons the Soldiers' Fort stands ready to aid the Imperial Flagship in pummeling Brickbeard's Bounty mercilessly.

The battle for LEGO Pirate Realm has only just begun...

And there we have it, another BrickList down and only two more to go, Licensed Themes and then my own special take on the Ultimate LEGO Universe Town/City Guide. I hope you've enjoyed this one, it may not have as much as some of my other BrickLists, by way of sets or backstories, but it is still done with loving care.

Now if I can only just get some of these Pirate ships for my own collection, I'd settle for Brickbeard's Bounty and the Imperial Flagship only at this point... Gotta save up for them I guess.
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2451 own this set, 1293 want it.