Random set of the day: Cannon Cove

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Cannon Cove

Cannon Cove

©1993 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 6266 Cannon Cove, released in 1993. It's one of 6 Pirates sets produced that year. It contains 106 pieces and 3 minifigs, and its retail price was US$17.5.

It's owned by 2060 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


30 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I love the aesthetic of this set. It is VERY basic, but still shows what it is. The detailing isn't perfect, but it forces at least a little bit of imagination. It also allows for decent play - that encourages imagination. Pirate on a boat has to come and take over the two guards as they defend their little outpost, or maybe their cannon shoots the boat, or they're just harmlessly playing capture the flag.

I know this set doesn't look as exciting as some of the newer stuff, but this one isn't needlessly filled with pointless tiny pieces to inflate the piece count, it offers nice play-ability, and is that an 8 x 24 baseplate?

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By in New Zealand,

Great play value. I would buy a tonne of these.

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By in United States,

Yep, 8x24 baseplate. A bit weird dimensions for one, but there have been weirder.

Anyone else miss baseplates? I miss baseplates...

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By in United States,

@MC LEGO BOY

I totally miss baseplates! This set looks pretty cool honestly.

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By in United States,

That rock must be mighty important for those two soldiers to be guarding it.

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By in Australia,

We all miss base plates.

I always wanted this one, and I'm sad I never got it.

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By in United States,

Cute.

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By in United States,

I have this one, but had to put it together from online instructions since it came without them nor the box. After the Imperial Trading Post and Skull Eye Schooner were completed, everything else I had from "Pirates" felt like an afterthought. And unfortunately, I had the North American version with the non-shooting cannon. Playability really goes to zero with that. However, I do appreciate the sheer part variety. You get a BURP, an unusual baseplate, a red rowboat, and even some castle pieces (in white). If I got this set around the time it was available on store shelves, I would've loved it for that fact alone.

So sad that upon looking at it now, bagged up and in pieces, the whites have yellowed from their time exposed to my sunlit room. Not sure if it is worth the effort to restore, but I haven't given my old Pirates collection too much attention lately.

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By in United States,

One of my favorite sets, bought a few and cobbled together a few more when I came out of my dark ages. They make great outer defensive works for the Eldorado Fortress, along with Saber Island. Unfortunately, it hasn’t seen the light of day in years, since my kids ( now that I have them) are exclusively focused on Trains and vehicles (with a bit of city and creator)

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By in United States,

All the colors in the background are very pretty. I almost thought it was Paradisa when just the top of the image loaded in!

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By in Turkey,

I love how these sets are naturally beautiful...

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By in United States,

These little imperial fortresses and pirate sets are probably the fastest selling vintage sets in my personal experience. Faster than classic castle or space. In fact, I see I’m all out again.

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By in Hungary,

I wish the classic lego box backgrounds would be available somewhere.

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By in Germany,

I love classic set box art. A was always amazed as a kid and tried to replicate the look, using cardboard of various colours in combination with my baseplates. Classic.

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By in Netherlands,

That's not how you guard fort guys. One on one side and the other on the other side.

It's sets like these that always made me wonder if the pirates were the good guys in all this.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thank God I still have this one. Just remembered it exists after I abandoned it at my mum's house for about 20 years... I will be calling her today, asking to post it.

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By in United Kingdom,

wow they must be pretty high up to have snow on the little rock!!

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By in United Kingdom,

clever pirate showing of flanking skills

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By in Greece,

Bring back Pirates line!!!

Oh, and that rope at the boat is somehow a rare sight

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By in United States,

My first set, purchased for me by my mom when I was 5. Maybe that's why pirates has always been one of my favorite themes.

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By in United States,

I miss baseplates
I miss classic pirates
I miss simple sets like this that allow imagination and rebuilding/variety
I miss CANNONS THAT SHOOT! (can you still get them?, I have 2 in my collection, and many that don't shoot)

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By in Singapore,

@Your_Future_President Think of it as a lookout post, with the cannon meant to warn the fort in the event of a pirate attack. Unless flare guns already existed back then which I'm not aware of.

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By in Netherlands,

With 8x16 and 16x16 plates being made, I don't miss small baseplates like this 8x24.

The set however is just good at what it does, simple, yet playable, and good figure selection and a boat/cannon.

@vaellen22 2018 Pirate Rollercoaster set should have a working Cannon in it (not 100% sure for the US version as I don't own it).

I remember hearing something that Pirates sets in the US had cannons that couldn't shoot due to some safety rules.

As for US vs Non-US sets, I simply mean, the sets that have parts count on the box are considered US version and the other version of the exact same set number dont have parts count on the box most of the time , also 2 versions of instructions exist like that, likely for different safety warnings and paper sizes.

I know nowadays, in non-US sets at least, there are warning signs in the instructions to not shoot at face in pretty much all sets with some shooter mechanic in it.

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By in United States,

Baseplate 4x20 is a thing, and believe it or not it was in 2015 and 2016 sets!

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By in United States,

@Norikins For LEGO Rulers! That's amazing! It's stupid, but amazing!

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By in Germany,

@worriz107 The rock has a prison door at the back, thats what the "snow" is used for ;)

I need the baseplate to complete it, have only a smaller one...

I think the set has all you need especially with the cannon and you can even build a sbigger tower out of it. Not the best pirates set but nice for its size!

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By in Denmark,


Bring back the Pirates!

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By in Germany,

A really nice set, for the time.

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