23 Best Lego Pirate Ships to Buy: from Oldest to Newest

Ever wondered about the value of vintage LEGO pirate ships? Dive into this article to unravel the current prices and uncover where these retired treasures can still be acquired.
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Embark on a journey through the seas of creativity with this collection of 23 LEGO pirate ships, which are ranked from earliest to newest. From classic favorites to cutting-edge designs, this article celebrates the evolution of LEGO’s pirate theme. Welcome aboard for a voyage into the captivating world of pirate ships!

Discover our collection of LEGO alternative pirate ships that are of high quality but on a budget.

1. Caribbean Clipper 6274

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6274
Release Year1989
Original Price$54
Pieces393
Weight1304g
Item Dimension16.5 x 15.6 x 2.8 in
Minifigure Count4
Used Set Price$110+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

Features four cannon holes, a cabin without a door, a quarterdeck with yellow railing, and a unique front figurehead depicting a parrot. The ship’s design includes turnable spars with large sails, and both masts are adorned with flags.

2. Black Seas Barracuda 6285

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6285
Release Year1989
Original Price$109.99
Pieces845
Weight2862g
Item Dimension22.8 x 18.3 x 3.7 in
Minifigure Count8
Used Set Price$198+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

A classic brig with two masts, gaff, and boom. Armed with four cannons, it features four cargo bays with hatches. The stern castle includes accessible captain’s quarters by folding down the wall.

3. Imperial Flagship 6271

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6271
Release Year1992
Original Price$49.99
Pieces317
Weight915g
Item Dimension15.0 x 11.4 x 3.0 in
Minifigure Count4
Used Set Price$134+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

A single-mast ship with square-rigged mainsail, gaff sail, and a jib. Armed with two cannons, the aftcastle features a steering mechanism. Crew includes a soldier, officer, admiral, and pirate-style figure. The set also includes a treasure chest.

4. Renegade Runner 6268

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6268
Release Year1993
Original Price$40
Pieces171
Weight684g
Item Dimension10.2 x 8.3 x 0.02 in
Minifigure Count4
Used Set Price$66+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

The rear deck features pirate utilities, a traditional flag, and a ladder. The ship lacks a steering wheel and cabin. The single mast at the front connects to sails and a dragon plume, deviating from traditional ship designs.

5. Skull’s Eye Schooner 6286

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6286
Release Year1993
Original Price$126
Pieces878
Weight2395g
Item Dimension17.6 x 22.9 x 3.1 in
Minifigure Count9
Used Set Price$425+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

The ship is armed with four movable cannons on sliding turntables. Additional non-functional smaller cannons are on the poop deck. The aftcastle’s interior is accessible by opening sidewalls, revealing a mechanism for steering through the rudder.

6. Armada Flagship 6280

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6280
Release Year1996
Original Price$49.99
Pieces284
Weight1014g
Item Dimension15.0 x 11.3 x 2.8 in
Minifigure Count3
Used Set Price$56+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

Inside the ship, a rotating cannon moves to either side, offering versatile aiming. This design allows flexible firing unlike other single-cannon ships, like the Cross Bone Clipper. The black cabinet area and visible cannonballs add to the details.

7. Red Beard Runner 6289

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6289
Release Year1996
Original Price$99.99
Pieces676
Weight1945g
Item Dimension20.9 x 16.9 x 2.8 in
Minifigure Count7
Used Set Price$188+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

The set includes a two-masted pirate ship, a dinghy, and seven minifigures, featuring Captain Redbeard. Join Captain Redbeard and his pirates as they seek Imperial gold. Explore the Pirate collection building sets to help safeguard the treasure from these renegades.

8. Cross Bone Clipper 6250

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Release Year1997
Original Price$33
Pieces141
Weight506g
Item Dimension11.4 x 11.4 x 2.4 in
Minifigure Count3
Used Set Price$279+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

This set features a one-masted pirate ship with a cannon, movable rudder, and three pirates. The ship’s unique sail is exclusive to this set. It’s the second one-masted ship in the Pirates theme, following 6268 Renegade Runner, and the last new ship until 2009.

9. Captain Redbeard’s Pirate Ship 7075

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 7075
Release Year2004
Original Price$40
Pieces132
Weight1887g
Item Dimension22.6 x 15.2 x 4.3 in
Minifigure Count4
Used Set Price$48+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

The set includes a ship with a cargo-loading crane, a shooting cannon, a treasure chest with coins, an anchor, a monkey, a parrot, and minifigures including Captain Redbeard, Harry Hardtack, Jolly Jack Crow, and Scurvy Dog.

10. Big Pirate Ship 7880

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 7880
Release Year2006
Original Price$99.99
Pieces56
Weight3600g
Item Dimension23.8 x 18.9 x 4.9 in
Minifigure Count4
Used Set Price$106+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

This playset offers cannon firing, winch cranking, plank walking, ‘monkeying’ in the sails, treasure digging, prisoner stowing, and more. The ship floats and rolls for added excitement, featuring safe and durable construction for young builders.

11. Brickbeard’s Bounty 6243

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 6243
Release Year2009
Original Price$99.99
Pieces555
Weight1801g
Item Dimension22.8 x 14.8 x 3.1 in
Minifigure Count8
Used Set Price$148+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

This pirate ship, reminiscent of the 6285 Black Seas Barracuda, features red/white sails and light-colored details. In LEGO Battles, Brickbeard’s Bounty is depicted differently from the actual ship, while the Pirate Battleship accurately represents the true Bounty.

12. Imperial Flagship 10210

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 10210
Release Year2010
Original Price$179.99
Pieces1619
Weight2590g
Item Dimension22.8 x 18.9 x 3.5 in
Minifigure Count9
Used Set Price$522+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

This ship is the first fully square-rigged three-masted Pirates-style sailing ship. Armed with four cannons, it features innovative wheels and blue flaps for each cannon port. The hull includes a brig, galley, and artillery. The superstructure is detachable, providing easy access to the covered hull.

13. The Black Pearl 4184

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Release Year2011
Original Price$99.99
Pieces779
Weight1748g
Item Dimension22.8 x 15.0 x 3.1 in
Minifigure Count6
Used Set Price$145+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

This set is inspired by Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate ship from “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” The ship features a plain black hull, a Female Minifigure statue at the stern, black sails, and two cannons on one side.

14. Queen Anne’s Revenge 4195

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Release Year2011
Original Price$119.99
Pieces1049
Weight1991g
Item Dimension22.8 x 14.7 x 3.1 in
Minifigure Count10
Used Set Price$219+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

Blackbeard’s ship from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The ship has a large brown hull, black-and-crimson sails, and a skeletal motif. It features gun ports, cannons, bone-built decorations, a burning skeleton at the bow, and a functional winch-operated anchor.

15. Pirate Ship Ambush 79008

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Release Year2013
Original Price$99.99
Pieces717
Weight1450g
Item Dimension18.7 x 14.6 x 2.7 in
Minifigure Count9
Used Set Price$122+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

Balancing minifigures, parts, and play value, this set caters to various fan preferences. Notably, it lacks spring-loaded cannons, and the flick-fire missiles are considered a less effective alternative.

16. The Brick Bounty 70413

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Release Year2015
Original Price$89.99
Pieces745
Weight1640g
Item Dimension18.9 x 14.9 x 3.7 in
Minifigure Count7
Used Set Price$109+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

Released in March 2015, set 70413, The Brick Bounty, originated from a ReBrick contest in 2014 to name the new ship. “The Brick Bounty” emerged as the winning name, confirmed when a list of 2015 Pirates sets surfaced.

17. Piggy Pirate Ship 75825

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 75825
Release Year2016
Original Price$59.99
Pieces615
Weight1125g
Item Dimension14.8 x 13.8 x 3.5 in
Minifigure Count4
Used Set Price$40+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

The focal point of this set is the Piggy Pirate Ship, a unique vessel piloted by two little pigs. Combining elements of a steamboat and a galleon, it stands out as an unconventional LEGO design, unlike anything seen before.

18. Silent Mary 71042

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 71042
Release Year2017
Original Price$199.99
Pieces2261
Weight2800g
Item Dimension22.8 x 18.9 x 3.5 in
Minifigure Count8
Used Set Price$240+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

A ghostly ship led by Captain Armando Salazar in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The ship lacks a hull, supported by transparent stands. It can be posed in regular or broken, ghostly form, with worn sails and masts.

19. The Pirate Ship Adventure 21152

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 21152
Release Year2019
Original Price$39.99
Pieces376
Weight730g
Item Dimension11.0 x 10.2 x 3.7 in
Minifigure Count3
Used Set Price$26+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

The tangible, blocky 3D model provides a glimpse into the non-digital Minecraft world, offering a representation of what these structures may have looked like in relation to the figures.

20. Pirate Ship 31109

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 31109
Release Year2020
Original Price$119.99
Pieces1242
Weight2030g
Item Dimension18.9 x 14.6 x 3.5 in
Minifigure Count4
Used Set Priceavailable on Lego’s official website
Purchase SourcesLego.com

The ship features a clever micro build of a mermaid figurehead under the bowsprit, vividly colored, with outstretched arms. In contrast to the brown or black hues of the pirate ship, the figurehead adds a bright touch. Additionally, a Kedge-Admiralty style anchor is securely placed on the bow deck.

21. Destiny’s Bounty 71705

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 71705
Release Year2020
Original Price$129.99
Pieces1744
Weight2250g
Item Dimension22.9 x 14.9 x 3.4 in
Minifigure Count7
Used Set Price$118+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

Destiny’s Bounty, once completed, is an impressive and swooshable ship with intricate textures. Its solid build and detailed angles make it an excellent display piece. Play features like raising and lowering anchors add versatility to its appearance.

22. Punk Pirate Ship 43114

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 43114
Release Year2021
Original Price$59.99
Pieces605
Weight767g
Item Dimension15.0 x 10.3 x 2.8 in
Minifigure Count3
Used Set Price$30+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

The ship features a sleek design close to the water, highlighted by sweeping curves in Dark Turquoise. It offers six mini-stage positions, three of which are rotatable. The mast is adorned with iconic shark and skull heads, intricately built with SNOT techniques.

23. Pirate Ship Polybag 11966

JMBricklayer JMB-best Lego pirate ships-Lego 11966
Release Year2022
Original Price$10
Pieces33
Weight20g
Item Dimension5.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 in
Minifigure CountNone
Used Set Price$3.6+
Purchase SourcesBricklink, eBay

A pirate ship specially designed for kids, despite its small size, effectively captures key features of a pirate ship, like cannons, sails, and flags, with a limited yet well-crafted set of pieces.

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Looking for LEGO alternatives and wish to expand your collection with different pirate ships? Explore the options below:

References:

  1. Brickipedia. (2023). Lego Pirate Ships. https://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  2. Bricklink. (2023). Pirates. https://www.bricklink.com/
  3. Bricker. (2023). Sets. https://bricker.info/
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