LEGO polybags Captain Jack Sparrow’s boat (30131) and Mini Black Pearl (30130) were recently available for free with The Sun newspaper in the UK. I managed to pick up my own via eBay from UK sellers. Yes, I paid more than the cost of a newspaper, but I’m glad I bought them when I did – the eBay Buy It Now/auction and Bricklink prices all seem to have gone up significantly since.
Captain Jack Sparrow’s boat includes a Jack Sparrow minifig with tricorne hat, sword and a bottle of rum.
The mini Black Pearl is a cute micro version of a much anticipated upcoming LEGO ship – I’ve heard the full-sized Black Pearl set will be released in November this year. I like the simple yet detailed design of this little ship, but it’s too small for a minifig to pose/perch on it.
Another Pirates of the Caribbean polybag is the Voodoo Jack minifig (30132).
This minifig was available in Australia as a freebie when you pre-ordered the Pirates of the Caribbean video game, which has since been released. The game features some of the funniest and most memorable scenes from the movies and looks like good fun. They’ve captured Jack Sparrow’s hilarious way of running perfectly! Check out this preview video (I find the narrator’s voice irritating and watch with the sound off):
If you’ve played the video game, is it any good?
Rather than fork out for a video game I probably won’t have time to play (our Wii has been much neglected lately – I struggle each week to find time for LEGO, let alone sitting in front of the telly to play video games), I got my Voodoo Jack via eBay. Here’s Voodoo Jack sitting in Captain Jack Sparrow’s boat.
LEGO fans who live in the US can now buy Voodoo Jack for US$2.99 on Amazon without the purchase of a video game (limited to one minifig per order). Sadly, Amazon doesn’t deliver toys, including LEGO, to Australia.