Pirates of Barracuda Bay is LEGO set 21322-1. It has a score of 95. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 11 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 13 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 1.63% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Ideas.
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21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay was reviewed in issue 67 of Blocks Magazine.
My first LEGO set was the 1989 Black Seas Barracuda, which was given to me as a used set on my 6th birthday in 1995. I became a LEGO fan from that moment onward. While I never really became a major LEGO pirates theme fan, as my interests in different LEGO themes grew, that set always remained my most treasured, used, well-played and worn LEGO set until it was lost in house moving. When I found out that LEGO is putting out this set, I could not contain my excitement to buy it and put it together. I used to pretend my 1989 Barracuda was shipwrecked and this set just hits me with all those memories and moments. This set is fantastically designed with so much care put to how it would look once it is made into its shipwrecked format or its fully assembled ship format. The quality of the pieces are as always 100% LEGO quality. The high cost is understandable considering the piece count, mini figure count, and cloth sails. Its a enjoyable build, with great potential for display as an assembled ship, or just for playing. BUY and ENJOY IT IF YOU CAN.
This set took me back to my early days as a KFOL. It also fulfilled all my AFOL desires in terms of a throwback, as well as a detailed display piece. I do wish the set contained more Minifigures though. However, despite the high overall price, Pirates of Barracuda Bay is an excellent value in terms of bricks and build-time. I cannot sing the praises of this kit enough. I love it, I highly recommend it.
Overall, the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) is absolutely a very fun set to build. It took me about a day and half to complete due to me taking lots of breaks in between. It definitely could be completed in one sitting.
I've become quite the fan of LEGO Ideas sets, it's a theme where creativity is key and sets such as this are the pinnacle of that. I enjoy the licensed sets, LEGO Ideas creates, as there give use stuff which wouldn't warrant an entire theme, but it's original ideas like this, which are the most fun. I adore the Tree House but I think that the Pirates of Barracuda Bay just edges it for me as the best LEGO Ideas set yet.
21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay encapsulates everything exciting about the Pirates theme! This set appears extraordinarily detailed and includes numerous references to earlier sets while concurrently offering some outstanding innovations. The most notable of these are apparent on the modern Black Seas Barracuda which closely resembles historic ships, improving upon past models in every regard.
Is it all perfect? Well... I just can't find a fault in the design or the build experience that is worth mentioning.
It carries all the charm and draw of LEGO Pirates, expanding on a universe now 30 years old, whilst also offering a fresh, playful set full of fun and creativity for younger builders.
Ultimately, if you're a fan of classic Pirates, this set is made for you, and your Pirates collection won't be complete without it. If you're not a fan of Pirates, you won't get as much joy from the many references and callbacks, but you will enjoy building a very cool castaway island refuge and one of the best sailing ships that LEGO has ever produced.
Usually I have three categories for sets: “That looks gorgeous, I'm gonna build it!", “Those parts will be handy, but not one to build" or “Meh. I'll leave this one out." This set doesn't really fit in one of these categories. It made quite the ride: from something that didn't look too promising on first glance, to a set I loved building and exploring to a final model that has great details. The overall look, however, is too overloaded for my taste. When changed into the vessel it's an amazing ship and the perfect example how a bigger size of model, new parts and new techniques can make a worthy redesign.