Greetings to all the Lego Pirate fans out there, and not only. Great news!! we have built a new fortress with a lighthouse for the navy fleet, called the “seagull bay”.
From the first moment I saw barracuda bay, my childhood memories were awakened again. since I have always been a huge fan of the imperial soldiers set. I have had this idea for at least two years and I have always wanted to design this set inspired by the famous lego series of 1989 .I have in my collection this lego series dated from 1989, 90, 91 until this day to reminisce me all the imaginary journeys I made as a kid, so I’ve decided to design something new as a tribute to the imperial soldier set.
The basic idea behind this concept is a bay that has a 4 level fortress built on it Starting from the lower level there is a wooden pier with a large crane for boats, which connects with the fortress through a bridge .There is also a gate with a unique decoration behind of which a beautiful banana tree is located. There is also a well that opens with coins inside and the water ends up into the sea
Right next to it there is a food and gold warehouse (it opens and functions as a drawer).
When walking up the stairs the main building divides. on three levels (that open), where the bottom level houses the dungeons. There are two dungeons one large and one small and in the small one a pirate has dug with a spoon to find an escape route so that another spy pirate can pick him up with a boat.
On the 1st floor lie the headquarters where there is a dining table with curtains and a small table with treasure maps and a compass as well as a chandelier that is made from a ship's steering wheel and finally a beautiful balcony.
On the 2nd floor there is a cannon and a small warehouse, used for swords storage purposes.
On the opposite side we cross a stone bridge below which are all the punished pirates and we eventually reach the lighthouse where its first floor has all the wine depots and on top floors are the weaponry warehouses finally there is a crane used for small boat goods!
Why I believe should Lego produce this set?
As a designer I never liked “going with wave”. This is easily apparent just by taking a look at all of my older submissions. Nevertheless this is the first time I’ll break this rule of mine, for the following reasons:
From a child’s point of view:
When I was a kid, the first set I ever bought was old (Saber Island) and as many scenarios i ever created in my mind, there was always some part missing. This part was pirates set. My point is that in order for someone to have a complete Lego experience there has to be a hero and an antagonist, so that balance can exist. Therefore if someone has bought Barracuda Bay, then for sure he’d want to interact with this kind of set.
From an adult’s point of view:
I think that for an adult who’s not a collector, this set can stand individually on it’s own. On the other hand, if someone is a collector, I think it would be nice having two sets that complete each other but are completely different, from a designing perspective.
Why now? :
I believe that the fact Lego hasn’t made a pirate themed set in years, it would be a nice change having two sets, that children can interact with for the gaming part, but also value for every collector because i really feel that the first completes the second in a great way.
Lastly, I’d like to stress that I really have tried so that every inch of the models has a specific point of interest.
The set has: 2 pirates a spy dealer and a captain captive. 4 soldiers, one officer, one Commander, Commander’s daughter and one trained soldier! And finally a sailor intended for work!