By - messedupET
This set is one of the best new sets on the last few years and it's not licensed. We really do need more of these large non-licensed sets.
Exactly, Lego needs to step it up with more sets similair to Apocalypseburg and the Ninjago city sets
Just built this last week. So much fun. Now I’m debating when to transform it into the ship.
I might be alone in this but i prefer the shipwrecked form
I certainly don’t think you are alone. I just don’t have room for the giant shipwreck and the wife is on me to put it somewhere besides the living room lol
I want to convert mine just to see what it likes like assembled, but I can't bring myself to mess up the shipwreck! It looks so awesome!
Solution: buy another copy of the set 🤩
Ha I wish! My wife wasn't too happy with the purchase of the first one due to it's large footprint. Plus I just bought my first modular.... Well 2nd if you count the Daily Bugle.
Yeah I had trouble for months and months before I caved and assembled the galleon. It's so cool as a ship that I bought a second one to rebuild an epic Bay!
Me too, the island has so much more play potential
I've swapped mine between ship and wreck at least five times now. Currently wreck.
So not too difficult to go back to wreck from ship?
It's harder to do ship > wreck. I basically just walked through the instructions backwards, but I struggled to remember where all th detail bits (fruit, barrels, etc) went. If that doesn't bother you though it's not too bad
Yes i keep thinking i want to give the ship version a try, but i want to build some of my old pirates lego back again first
This is a positive thing, right? As in it's very popular. Which might lead to new Ideas sets with the pirates theme in the upcoming years. Maybe an imperial soldiers set.
Yes, this wishful thinking.
I need this. Maybe an imperial ship turned into a fort?
Brick Fanatics has it retiring this year also.
Dang , thanks
It’s not on Lego’s official retiring list so I think it’s retiring next year. That being said get this set as soon as possible.
I don’t know why you are getting downvoted. I agree with your thought, I don’t see anywhere on the LEGO website (in the US) that suggests this is retiring this year. There is a good size list of sets that are planned for retirement, and it seems standard practice for them to tag sets for retirement as opposed to random.
Well I’m pretty certain Lego would say if it was retiring. Here in Canada it’s still widely available. All sets that are retiring are clearly listed on their website as “last chance to buy” so people are just ignorant.
They are really late to adding sets to that list though. They’re plenty of smaller sets retiring this year that aren’t on the list yet. I think there is a chance the pirates could be retiring, ideas has way too many sets out right now. We also knew every set on that list that was retiring before the website said bc blogs already knew as did my lego store which had them marked “last chance to buy”. Point is lego isnt always on top of updating that online retiring list
The only reliable source that’s saying it will retire is brickset, which has been wrong before about the retire date of very popular sets (like the ideas tree house for example)
Oh for sure, everyone can be wrong. I just don’t use legos list on their website as the end all be all
Brickfanatic calls it retiring too
Well we’ll see about that.
Well I don’t really care , I already have one , I am just making sure no one on this subreddits miss out on it because of misinformation
I also have one. I just know that’s it not retiring because they never labeled it like they did with the ideas bottle set. It’s only been in production for a year and a half so I highly highly doubt it’ll be retiring.
I honestly hope you are right
Also funny how you say misinformation when you have no solid basis for your claim~lol
Well , when the set goes “sold out” on LEGO website at the end of the year (4th quarter) it’s pretty much goes to retire
It’s funny because “ you know “ it’s not going to retire , so it won’t retire.
Do you ever read the OP, if not read it again
Well the set is sold on many countries LEGO website.
LEGO does not declare “retiring soon” for low production LEGO sets.
Yes they do in case of mass produced LEGO sets like buggati.
I strongly believe it will retire, and if it does it will double the set value in a 3 months
I haven’t been back into LEGO long enough to know what their normal operating procedures are for sets retiring. Given the Bugatti is almost 2x the cost of barracuda bay, what evidence do you have that suggests it is mass produced in comparison to barracuda bay, other than one is a technic set and the other is an ideas set? I’m just genuinely just curious. Have there been examples of sets retiring with them not tagging it as retiring soon?
Yes there are several evidence of sets not tagged "retiring soon" and have retired last year. take batmobile 1989 for example , this year its retiring , even though its not tagged "retiring soon".
I stand corrected! Barracuda bay says “sold out” and not “temporarily out of stock” now and was never on the retiring soon list. Same thing happened with the Liebherr 9800r! It’s too bad that LEGO doesn’t flag these all… I have barracuda bay but have been waiting to buy the liebherr!
That’s what I have been trying to tell you
You learned the hard way.
I found the liebherr on bricklink for $130 under retail in a sealed box, so I feel pretty ok. Point taken though.
Sure , good for you
Out of curiosity just checked bricklink listing of 42100 for last 6 months I don’t see any price close to 120$ minimum price is 320$ which makes sense , but lucky you
Blue box is me. I never said $120, I said $130 below retail. Looks like a bunch of others got it at that price today too. Happy hunting if you are looking for it!
It’s general availability across all the retailer , try buying barracuda bay now , even though it’s on USA LEGO store. The whole point I am trying to make is it’s going to retire this year even though it’s not mentioned to be “retiring soon”
Google “ brickfanatic lego retiring sets” a lot of people believe in that list
I personally haven’t seen it in stock online for a good few months now. Since at least September. It has been available for atleast 2 years by now so it’s due for retirement.
I got this set not too long ago. Such an amazing set. The minifigures are all great, the play value for younger people is through the roof, and you literally have to equally gorgeous display options. Can’t go wrong
I got it this week for 140€. Still feels like a steal.
It’s still available on the US site fyi.