The pirates were led by Captain Redbeard aka Captain Roger in some markets. The pirates were a common theme through the history of Lego Pirates. Battling the Imperial Soldiers, Imperial Guard, Islanders and also the Imperial Armada.
The pirate’s flag was the Jolly Roger. The pirate flagship was called the Black Sea’s Barracuda and was released in 1989. It was the largest vessel of the pirate fleet until the release of the Skull’s Eye Schooner in 1993. Some still see the Black Sea’s Barracuda as the ultimate pirate ship, I still do.
For home bases the pirates started with Forbidden Island as their base which was followed by Rock Island Refuge with its release in 1991.
Interestingly, pirates was the first Lego figures with different faces, introducing beards, moustaches and eye patches. They were also the first Lego theme to introduce characters to the mix, giving more of a story feel to the set.
Lego Pirates 1989
6235 Buried Treasure (Bo’sun Will)
The set featured 20 pieces and one figure as well as Spinoza the Monkey.
6251 Pirate Mini Figures
The set includes 5 minifigs: Captain RedBeard, Lt. de Martinet , an Imperial Soldier, and two Pirates, one male and one female. The set also includes several accessories. These include three cutlasses, a pistol, a musket, and a backpack. A treasure chest laden with gold and a parrot are also included in the set.
6255 Pirate Comic
Pirate Comic contains a 36-page comic book called the “The Golden Medallion” bundled with two Pirates minifigures.
6257 Castaway’s Raft (Pirate’s Raft)
The main part of the set is a raft. This has a 4x12x1/3 baseplate with two circular beams going along the side, the foremost being barrels with lids. A small mast goes up from the middle of the raft, and a spar with four white flag connects onto that.
6270 Forbidden Island (Pirate’s Nest)
Released in 1989. It contained a pirate hideout, a boat, three pirates (including Captain Redbeard and First Mate Rummey), a captive imperial soldier, a monkey, a parrot and a shark. It includes 176 pieces and is intended for children ages seven through twelve
6285 Black Sea’s Barracuda (Pirate Ship “Dard Shark”)
The Black Seas Barracuda looks like a typical brig with two square-rigged masts. Although it has a gaff and a boom on the aft most mast, there is no spanker sail. The ship is armed with four cannons, two on each side. There are also four cargo bays, each covered with a hatch. The stern castle houses the captain’s quarters which can be accessed by folding down the wall at the stern
Lego Pirates 1990
6260 Shipwreck Island (Pirate’s Treasure Island)
Shipwreck Island is a Pirates set released in 1989. The set includes an island with a cannon, a palm tree, and a treasure chest on it, as well as two Pirate minifigs, a Parrot, and a Monkey.
Lego Pirates 1991
1481 Pirates Desert Island
Released in 1991. It was included in 1476 5 Item Bonus Pack. The set featured 20 pieces and one minifigure, Flashfork. In addition, Popsy and a dark grey shark were included.
6234 Renegade’s Raft (Pirate Castaway)
The set features 37 pieces and 1 minifigure, First Mate Rummey. The set also features a shark. The minifigure rides on a raft, has a blue torso light gray pants and a brown cap he welds a sword and a pistol to fight of the shark.
6273 Rock Island Refuge (Port Jamaica)
The pirate outpost is built upon a raised baseplate whose central pit serves as a treasure cave. The top floor contains a fireplace. On the ground floor is a small prison cell and on the pier is a cannon. Among the pirates are Captain Redbeard, Bo’Sun Will, First Mate Rummey and a female pirate. One of the imperial soldiers is Lt. de Martinet.
Lego Pirates 1992
1464 Pirate Lookout
The set includes 17 pieces and 1 minifigure. It is a small island that includes some bricks to make a rock, a flag, and a barrel.
1696 Pirate Lookout
Pirate Lookout is a Pirates set released in 1992. It contains 16 pieces and a minifigure; a pirate that looks like First Mate Rummey, but this pirate wears a black tricorne instead of the brown one worn by Rummey. It is the smallest set in the Pirates theme. It was also released as 1464 Pirate Lookout
1889 Pirate Treasure Hold
Released in 1992 as a part of 1891 Bonus Value Pack. It contains 34 pieces and one minifigure. The figure is similar to First Mate Rummey, but it is not, as this figure wears black trousers. The set also includes a monkey.
6258 Smuggler’s Shanty (Pirate’s Palm Hideout)
The hideout is a small shack covered by palm leaves and has a flag pole with a 2×2 jolly roger next to it. The rowing boat is manned by an officer of the Imperial Guards faction. Also included is a treasure chest filled with four gold coins and a yellow goblet. First mate Rummey is included as well as another pirate. A soldier in a row-boat is also included.
6261 Raft Raiders (Ironhook’s Escape Craft)
Raft Raiders is a Pirates set released in 1992. It contained a raft with three pirates and a shark.
Lego Pirates 1993
1970 Pirates Gun Cart
Pirate’s Gun Cart is a Pirates set released in 1993. It was only available as part of 1967 Bonus Pack. The set contains two pirates minifigs along with a gun carriage with three muskets mounted on it.
6237 Pirate’s Plunder (Treasure Hunt)
Released in 1992 as a part of the Pirates theme. The set came with 21 pieces and two minifigures, First Mate Rummey and the Imperial Guards.
6252 Sea Mates
Sea Mates is a Pirates set released in 1993. It includes four minifigs, a monkey, and a treasure chest.
6268 Renegade Runner (Sea Vulture)
Amongst other ships of the Pirates theme, it is generally a medium size ship. It contain Captain IronHook and 3 other pirate crew minifigs. The ship is armed with a cannon that is mounted to a 4×4 turntable in the center of the haul with a ‘hidden’ treasure chest. At the rear of the ship contains a traditional pirate flag mounted on a pole. On the ‘higher’ rear deck, there are several utilities including flintlock pistols, cutlasses, a map and a compass piece with a brown ladder descending to the ‘lower’ haul of the ship. It’s the only bigger ship of the theme that doesn’t have a steering wheel or a cabin. Along the rims of the ship are black plates and slope pieces generally to represent a railing or fence on most other ships of the theme.
Near the front deck of the ship contains the single mast, pirate flag and sails which connect by string to the rear flag and small front sail of the ship. Unlike most other ships, the front of the ship doesn’t have a statue minifigure below the front mast. Instead, it has a dragon plume mounted on light grey angle pieces with a string piece attaching the the mast.
6286 Skull’s Eye Schooner (The Black Skull)
The ship is armed with four cannons, although the four hatches on each side suggest a twice as big armament. The cannons are mounted on 4×4 turntables that can slide all the way from port to starboard, allowing them to be easily positioned on either side of the ship. There are also two smaller cannons on either side of the poop deck, but those are not functional.
Lego Pirates 1994
1713 Shipwrecked Pirate
The set contains a raft and one pirate minifigure. The raft is black with a yellow underside. It has a black flagpole on top with a white flag connected to it, one that has printing of a white skull and bones on a black background. The pirate holds a dark red oar and wields a dark grey sword.
1733 Shipwrecked Pirate
Shipwrecked Pirate is a Pirates set released in 1994 as a part of the Pirates theme. It featured 22 pieces and one pirate minifigure. It was also released as 1713 Shipwrecked Pirate in the same year. It came with a small, buildable raft, and also pictures on alternate models to make a dock, a Base Camp, and more.
1871 Pirate’s Cannon
Released in 1994 as a part of the Pirates theme. The set includes 15 pieces and one minifigure, making it one of the smallest of the Pirate sets.
1873 Pirates Treasure
Released in 1994. The set includes 44 pieces and one Minifigure, the Renegade Pirate captain. The island is built from a white plate with a large BURP, palm leaves, an arch and a treasure chest, topped with a pirate flag
Lego Pirates 1995
1788 Treasure Chest
Treasure Chest is a Pirates set released in 1995. The set includes 154 pieces and four minifigures, two Islanders and two Renegade Pirates. It also features a Canoe and a Crocodile. The set is one of the last to be released with the Islanders in it.
6254 Rocky Reef
The island consists of a yellow patch of sand and a rock. The sand portion is brick built and hides a treasure chest filled with four gold coins under its surface. The rock consists of two triangular LURPs of which the one on the front can be slid away to reveal the interior where a skeleton is hidden.
The two pirates are First Mate Rummey and Flashfork. They are equipped with a treasure map, a pickaxe, flintlock pistol and a cutlass.
6279 Skull Island
The pirate outpost consists of a large cave with a building on its top and a long jetty with a cannon. The cave’s main entrance is blocked by a large rock in the shape of a giant skull, which can be swiveled to the side. In the room above the cave is a table with a bottle and a goblet. The table is built onto a hatch that can be folded up to reveal a weapon stash fixed to its underside. On the roof, mounted onto a 4×4 tuntable, is a crane with a winch, that can be used to move around some of five included barrels.
Lego Pirates 1996
1747 Treasure Surprise
released in 1996 as a part of the Pirates theme. The set includes twenty-one pieces to build a small cave with coins and a pirate minifigure. This set was also released as 1802 Tidy Treasure in the same year.
1802 Tidy Treasure
Tidy Treasure is a set released in 1996 as a part of the Pirates theme. The set includes 21 pieces and one minifigure. This set was also released as 1747 Treasure Surprise in the same year.
6232 Skeleton Crew
Pirates set released in 1996. It contains 27 pieces, including minifigures of a pirate and a skeleton with a conquistador helmet.
6248 Volcano Island
released in 1996 as a part of the Pirates theme. The set featured 119 pieces, a Pirate, and a Conquistador Skeleton.
6289 Red Beard Runner (The Marauder)
Red Beard Runner is a Pirates set released in 1996. It contains a two-masted pirate ship with a dinghy and seven pirate minifigures, including Captain Redbeard.
6296 Shipwreck Island
Released in 1996. It contains 216 pieces to construct a “wrecked” ship with a working net, a crocodile and two pirate and skeleton minifigures
Lego Pirates 1997
6249 Pirates Ambush
Pirates Ambush is a Pirates set released in 1997. It contained a boat, three minifigures, a crocodile, a small fort with a pirate flag, and a net.
Buccaneers is a Pirates set released in 1997. It contains Captain Redbeard, Blackjack Hawkins, The Admiral, an Imperial Armada solider, a Pirate Skeleton and a treasure chest.
6250 Cross Bone Clipper
Released in 1997. It contains a one-masted pirate ship and three pirates.
6281 Pirates Perilous Pitfall
Released in 1997. The set is a Pirate fort. Included are three Pirate and two Imperial Armada Conquistador minifigures, along with a Conquistador Skeleton, Crocodile, a treasure chest and a cannon.
Lego Pirates 2001
6290 Red Beard Runner (Pirate Battleship)
Red Beard Runner (also known as the Pirate Battleship) is a Pirates set released in 2001. It contains a two-masted pirate ship with a dinghy and seven pirate minifigures, including Captain Redbeard.
This set is a re-release of 6289 Red Beard Runner from 1996.
10040 Black Sea Barracuda
Black Seas Barracuda is a Legends set released in 2002. It is a re-release of 6285 Black Seas Barracuda from the Pirates theme. It contains 896 pieces. The set is very similar to the original, but has a few pieces more than the first set.
Lego Pirates 2009
6239 Cannon Battle
a 2009 Pirates set. It was one of the first sets released upon the revival of the theme, and contains a spring loaded pull-back cannon, a breakable wall, a pirate and a Imperial Soldier.
6240 Kraken Attackin’
Released in 2009. It contains 78 pieces, which includes two Pirates and Brickbeard’s Parrot.
6241 Loot Island
Loot Island is a 2009 Pirates set containing a small island owned by the Pirates and a row-boat for an Imperial Guard, which has a pull-back cannon attached to it. A crocodile is also included. The minifigures are one Pirate, one castaway and one Imperial Guard.
6242 Soldiers’ Fort
Soldiers’ Fort is a 2009 Pirates set that includes Captain Brickbeard, a Pirate, a Crocodile, the Governor, a Fish, a monkey and three Soldier minifigures.
6243 Brickbeard’s Bounty
Released in 2009. It contains a pirate ship, a rowboat, Captain Brickbeard, three pirates, the Admiral’s Daughter, Imperial Soldiers, and a Mermaid (the bowsprit decoration). It also included a monkey, a parrot and a shark.
6253 Shipwreck Hideout
This set contained one hideout used by the Pirates, a small boat, six minifigures: two Imperial Soldiers, two Pirates, Captain Brickbeard, and a Pirate Skeleton, a Crow’s nest used as a look-out post and a cannon. This is the only set to contain a tan rope bridge. The bridge can be tipped over to make the Imperial Soldiers fall. There is a hole in the captain’s cabin that you can drop a skull through to scare the Imperial Soldiers below. There is also a blade guarding the treasure.
8396 Soldier’s Arsenal
The set includes one Imperial Guard minifigure and a collection of equipment including a cutlass sword, a pistol, a musket and, a brown backpack. It also includes a storage rack that can hold two of the weapons on clips and the backpack on the top. The set contains 17 pieces total.
8397 Pirate Survival
The set includes one pirate minifigure, and assorted survival accessories such as a flintlock pistol, a stick with a fish attached to it, a storage box, a pickaxe, a snake and two gems, one being green and the other one red.
Lego Pirates 2015
40158 Pirates Chess Set
Lego Pirates chess set, there were 2 box versions of this, the only difference was the colors on the board were inverted.
70409 Shipwreck Defense
Featuring a pirate’s shipwreck hideout with a hinged port side for realistic cannon-impact effect. Combine with 70411 Treasure Island for an even bigger pirate adventure! Includes 2 minifigures with assorted weapons: a Bluecoat Soldier and a pirate.
70410 Soldiers Outpost
Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: 2 Bluecoat Soldiers and a pirate.
70411 Treasure Island
Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: a pirate queen, pirate and a Bluecoat Soldier.
70412 Soldier’s Fort
Featuring a prison cell with breakout function. Combine with the 70410 LEGO® Pirates Soldiers Outpost for an even bigger pirate adventure! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Bluecoat Governor, Governor’s daughter, Bluecoat Soldier and 2 pirates.
70413 The Brick Bounty
Features 2 tall masts with huge sails, rigging and crow’s nests, Jolly Roger, working winch with anchor, cannons, walk-the-plank function and a saw-nosed shark. Includes a skeleton and 7 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: a pirate captain, pirate first mate, pirate cabin boy, pirate cook, Bluecoat Admiral, Bluecoat Sergeant and a Bluecoat Soldier.
Lego Pirates 2020
21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay
The Black Sea’s Barracuda has shipwrecked on a small island. The ship can be transformed from shipwreck in a updated version of the Black Sea’s Barracuda!! Possibly the best Lego Pirate set made.