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LEGO Pack of 3 Pirate Imperial Guards Red Coats with Shako Hat

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After 1997, Lego discontinued the Pirates theme to the shock of fans, because the Pirates line had always been a big seller. The Renegade runner, seen by many as one of the worst ships, looking at the old ships they included important things, like a ships wheel and an anchor, the runner sadly misses these finer points in sailing (though they have a compass, so they will know if there going in the wrong direction they just cannot do anything about it). Redbeard Runner's crew consists of: Black Jack Hawkins, George, Jake the Snake Blake, Gonzo Goldbar, Parma Sean LaFeet and Tattoo McGoo. The idea is nice but sadly it misses the mark with relation to design, why for example is the set on a yellow base rather than the brilliant island baseplates from Sabre and Shipwreck Island 6265 and 6260.

Lady Anne Anchor, simply known as Anne, is daughter of Bessie, the owner of the best tavern on the Forbidden Island. This year saw the inclusion of a brand new faction, for that faction we received a ship and large base for them to operate out of, I view the pirate themed sets released this year as simply placeholder something to keep the public happy while you released the impressive sets later, but for the imperials this year saw a great couple of sets, ok the officer to soldier ration was way off, but still at this point in time we see three evenly strengthen factions squaring off against each other.

This year gave the pirates great variety on the waves, they now had the choice to sail in three ships, and at this point the balance of favour has tipped towards the pirates. While history may differ to the made up history of in-universe lego, I would say that bluecoats are the Royal Navy, and that redcoats are the Royal Marines, these two "parts" of the boaty forces of the British worked together (although a naval officer would've been more importent than a marine). Like in the comic, Governor Broadside appeared with his sister Prudence and niece Camilla once again. Kahuka is the leader of the Islanders, a Polynesian-based sub-theme of the Pirates theme and he cannot be mistaken for anyone else that Lego has ever conjured up.

For instance the 6286 Skull's Eye Schooner (1993), which succeeded 6285 Black Seas Barracuda (1989) as the main Pirates ship set, implemented a mechanism for the ship's wheel to control the rudder which necessitated a smaller and less detailed aft cabin, plus the Skull's Eye Schooner's cannons are attached to rotating turntables on sliders instead of the more realistic placement of cannons upon wheeled naval carriages like earlier Lego Pirates ship sets. This set comes with great building possibilities, if you owned one of the large pirate bases from 1991 or 1989 then this set could be used at add to the structure and make it bigger. Overall it’s a simple little set and I like the leaves but the one thing I don’t get is why the flag, surly the pirate would not want to advertise his presence to others.

She could even be Captain Redbeard's wife as they can be seen together quite often and according to her description from Pirates of Barracuda Bay set, she's Redbeard's right hand. In honesty both the sets are of a very high-class, and it is nice to have the luxury of choice over a favourite rather than there being only one good set, more of this say’s I arrrg. Most collectors (kids with bricks) made the Bluecoats and Redcoats team up at this point due to the fact that most of them where greatly outnumbered. but another nation would add a new range of possibilities such as alliances or new wars to be fought.

It's a good thing for plumes and epaulettes otherwise I'd never get any sleep over the issue of distinguishing these minifigs. By accepting all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies to deliver and maintain our services and site, improve the quality of Reddit, personalize Reddit content and advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising. The 70413 The Brick Bounty has a rear cabin built directly onto the rearmost hull piece which is a middle hull piece section (there is no longer unique stern hull piece).

A comic book entitled "The Gold Medallion" was also released in that year, as well as a Ladybird Book series. The top-left corner of odd pages contained information and an illustrated portrait of infamous pirates from history including Blackbeard and Bartholomew Roberts, while the top-right hand corners of the even pages included a picture of that pirate's flag. Eldorado Fortress remains a classic for its design and innovation [3] was re-released as 10320 Eldorado Fortress (2023) as part of the Lego Icons series. By the style of dress, I would say that the redcoats would be British and the Bluecoats French during the 7 years war period. These blue-coated forces were based upon the French navy and marines of the colonial era and Napoleonic Wars, being known Imperial Soldiers in certain catalogues worldwide, though explicitly identified as "Governors" on page 16 of the 1990 American catalog.

The Soldiers and Guards minifigures were very similar save for a Palette swap of uniforms and facial expressions. Two 1996 Pirate sets, "Red Beard Runner" and "Armada Flagship", and one 1994 Islanders set, "Enchanted Island", were re-released for 2001. Hello, please forgive my grave ignorance on the matter of redcoats vs bluecoats, but I need to clarify this to avoid blunders in the future.

Both only sided as the enemies of the Pirates, and have never occurred together in LEGO "prime fiction"? Lastly, American Marines also wore blue coats, but they were much darker than the ones that Lego figs wear. So this is my attempt to make a complementary set to Pirates of Barracuda Bay that focuses on the Imperials.

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