Taking a little break from my regular routine of following a faction, I have decided to show you some very special pirate pictures, in the hope that you all experience a little bit of nostalgia or possibly surprise.
Back in the glory days of my youth, LEGO released a number of books simply designed to promote the idea of building your own sets. These were called ‘LEGO Idea Books’ and featured a small number of builds for each theme they had at the time.
From all these books (there were about twenty in total), LEGO explored Pirates twice, in Idea Book 260-1 (1990) and 697-1 (1997), I here with me now, the combined pictures from both those books, I hope you enjoy.
Book 260-1, Page 38 and 39
Book 260-1, Page 40 and 41
Book 260-1, Page 42 and 43
Book 697-1, Page 14 and 15
Book 697-1, Page 16 and 17
Book 697-1, Page 18 and 19
Book 697-1, Page 20 and 21
One final bonus image is the below picture, it is a shot of a unreleased theme by LEGO called ‘Europa’, it was probably never released because it was too close to both castle and pirate. Personally I would never give up my pirate sets, but I would have bought these two, ahh a man can dream.
I hope you have enjoyed these slightly unusual pictures, and if you would like to see any of them in greater detail simply click on the links below and you will see them on my Flickr page or on Peeron, my next post will be on Dragon Masters I promise.