LEGO 21322 Pirates Of Barracuda Bay Set Review


This year, LEGO is bringing back their classic Pirates themed sets with one of the largest offerings ever built, the Pirates Of Barracuda Bay Set. This Pirate ship is inspired from the classic 1989 Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship model, which is one of the most memorable LEGO sets of all-time. This set features a Pirate ship that splits into three parts and can be placed on the Island, and has details including a Captain’s Cabin, Jose’s Inn, and lots more detail that you can check out in the video and below.

This set is listed as in-stock now for $199.99 at The LEGO Store.



Official product details:

Rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO® construction projects with this LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model for display and play. Enjoy some calm, quality time alone building – or share the fun with others.

Rebuild into a classic
Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.

  • Build and play with or display this LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model. The island can also be split in half and rearranged, revealing buried pirate treasure.
  • The set has 8 minifigures including Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and twins Port and Starboard for pirate role-play action, plus a shark, pig, 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs and 2 skeleton figures.
  • Rooms including a captain’s cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell are filled with accessories. The shipwreck also rebuilds into a ship inspired by the 1989 LEGO® model, Captain Redbeard’s Black Seas Barracuda.
  • This 2,545-piece pirate building set makes a great birthday or holiday gift for pirate and LEGO® enthusiasts. It will give you a stress-relieving break from the daily grind – and hours of refreshing, creative fun.
  • This cool pirate shipwreck island model measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep. It’s sure to make a big impression whether displayed at home or as an office desk toy.
  • No batteries required – this pirate ship playset offers an immersive build with LEGO® bricks only. So forget your worries, find your building zen and create a beautiful display model!
  • Thinking of buying this pirate building set for someone new to LEGO® model kits? No worries. It comes with step-by-step, illustrated instructions so they can take on this challenging build with swashbuckling confidence.
  • LEGO® Ideas sets are created by LEGO fans and voted for by LEGO fans. The theme offers an infinitely diverse array of collectible construction sets for display and creative play. There’s something to delight all ages!
  • LEGO® building bricks meet the highest industry standards, which ensures they are consistent, compatible, connect strongly and pull apart easily every time – it’s been that way since 1958.
  • LEGO® bricks are tested in just about every way you can imagine, ensuring that each model kit meets the highest safety standards and that this pirate island is as robust as it is impressive to look at.

Thank you to LEGO for providing their Pirates Of Barracuda Bay Set for review. 

Availability: 2020

The Pirates of Barracuda Bay is packaged in a retro LEGO packaging with beautiful artwork of the set, includes images of the front, sides and back. Inside the box are 15 bags (most have doubles) of LEGO bricks to put this set together, along with a large instruction book with additional information about the set, including the experts that submitted this to LEGO for consideration to make this, and more.

The Pirates of Barracuda Bay is the first Pirate Island offered, and features a boardwalk with several staircases that are used to enter the shipwrecked Pirate ship. The island has accessories, animals and fish around it, including a pig, shark. 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs and 2 skeleton figures all placed around it. The Island also has a hidden treasure chest at the center, and can be found by splitting the Island in half, and pulling it out from the side.

The Barracuda Pirate Ship is separated by three different segments on the island, with plants growing around it as it’s no longer in operation in this form. The interior details of it are easier to access in this form as well, including the kitchen, sleeping quarters, Jose’s Inn and more. Some additional parts are added to the Barracuda when it’s crashed on the island, including a boarding up back window, entrance ways and the sails are rolled up. The Captain’s room can also be accessed in various ways as the top floor is removable above it, so it doesn’t really matter how you post it to access that. The bar in the Inn can also be accessed by removing the floor above it.

The Pirate mini-figures can be placed around the boardwalk, Pirate ship, raft or anywhere else you’d like in this form, and there is a lot of options to display these figures with all of the features given here.

The Barracuda Pirate Ship is removable from the island, and all three of the segments can be put together. In the video, I demonstrated and gave you a look at the instructions that tells you what to remove from the ship wreck, and what to add once it’s all put back together. All the plants growing on the ship are removed, as is the wheel hanging on the back, the rolled up sails, the jail cell, and various other parts. What is added are new sails that are ready to take on the sea, including reusing the rolled up sails, and placing several of the accessories from the island to the ship. The sails look great fully extended, as this ship looks to have always meant to sail.

Once the ship is placed together, which snaps using the pegs and ball joints at the ends, you’re ready to sail. The Barracuda’s wheel attaches to the ship in this form as well, which was originally hanging down in the back of it on the island. The wheel turns, and the anchor can also be raised or lifted. It also includes 3 cannons, all of the loose accessories from the island can also be placed on it, and lots of places to place the figures. In this form, you do loose some of the interior area’s, but you still have access to the Captain’s quarters and the bar.

The Pirate mini-figures are all great additions to this set. including the classic Captain Redbeard and 7 additional characters that you’re going to love. Some may be familiar, while others appear to be new, so it’s a great set and mix of characters.

Overall, the Pirates of Barracuda Bay is one of the most detailed and impressive looking LEGO Pirates sets ever offered, and this is surely something for the most passionate of classic LEGO fans. If you owned the classic LEGO Pirates sets, and still do, you definitely should consider picking this up especially for the holidays for yourself. If you never owned a LEGO Pirates set, this is a great jumping on set and makes a great addition to your collection.


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