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70412-1 Soldiers Fort

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Pirates

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Pirates is a LEGO category that had 84 sets released in 1989, 1991-1997, 2001-2002, 2009, 2013 & 2015. This page details statistics of this theme, derived from all of the reviews Brick Insights has gathered and interpreted. You'll find a breakdown of the following:

Best rated Pirates sets of all time

Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated Pirates sets of all time.

All Pirates sets by rating

6285-1 Black Seas Barracuda

98

Recomended 100%

Black Seas Barracuda

6285-1 Pirates 1989

6286-1 Skull's Eye Schooner

96

Recomended 100%

Skull's Eye Schooner

6286-1 Pirates 1993

6277-1 Imperial Trading Post

94

Recomended 100%

Imperial Trading Post

6277-1 Pirates Imperial Guards 1992

6276-1 Eldorado Fortress

93

Recomended 100%

Eldorado Fortress

6276-1 Pirates 1989

Worst rated Pirates sets of all time

Just for fun - these are the worst rated Pirates sets.

1464-1 Pirate Lookout

59

Avoid 100%

Pirate Lookout

1464-1 Pirates 1992

1747-1 Treasure Surprise

59

Avoid 67%

Treasure Surprise

1747-1 Pirates 1996

1481-1 Pirates Desert Island

60

Avoid 100%

Pirates Desert Island

1481-1 Pirates 1991

1713-1 Shipwrecked Pirate

61

Avoid 100%

Shipwrecked Pirate

1713-1 Pirates 1994

78

is the average rating of all Pirates sets.

This rating is the average of all 72 scored sets in Pirates. Compared to other categories this is average. 12 unscored sets are not included. 86% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where Pirates is in relation to the others.

To know what it takes for a set to get a score and thus be included in these calculations, check out the FAQ.

1-4
5-8
9-12
13-16
17-20
21-24
25-28
29-32
33-36
37-40
41-44
45-48
49-52
53-56
57-60
61-64
65-68
69-72
73-76
77-80
81-84
85-88
89-92
93-96
97-100

Pirates rating over the years

Years without scored sets are not included.

Recommendation distribution

Alright, so that's the rating. But are the sets generally recommended? The data we've collected shows that the majority of Pirates sets are considered up to personal taste:

Indifference 48%

19

39

24

Total: 82 / 84

Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 2 sets in Pirates that are considered unknown. They are excluded from these calculations.

A set is considered recommended when the majority of reviews recommend it. If you're interested in knowing when a review is considered a recommendation, I keep that reasoning updated in Brick Insights FAQ. I've also written an article detailing the recommendation distribution of all reviews.

Prices

Since part prices vary a lot depending on part types, Brick Insights attempts to group similar categories together. We call these meta-categories comparable categories. Pirates is bundled into System along with these:

The average price per part (PPP) of all System sets is 0.21. The average PPP for Pirates is 0.25. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in System is 17 and the average PPM for Pirates is 11.11.

Pirates prices over the years

All prices are adjusted for inflation.