While many fans were expecting the “big” set revealed at the New York Toy Fair 2017 LEGO booth to be the LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder, that vehicle actually didn’t make an appearance at the show at all. One set that did make its debut, though, is one I haven’t talked about yet: the 2017 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary 71042 pirate ship! Better late than never, though, right? So although you can see official photos online already, let’s take a look at a compilation of my in-person photos from Toy Fair, along with fresh photos of the box that just hit the internet today…
Even so, I did eventually wander over to the clear display case containing the huge Silent Mary ship and took a few shots of it.
Ironically enough, even though I was literally inches away from the actual prototype of this set, in this instance I think brick fans at home got a better view of the set than I did being at the show!
Whereas TLG quickly sent out a press release with information and official photos of the LEGO 71042 Silent Mary set during the event, the set itself was a little hard to see through the quasi-foggy glass of the display case.
The thing that really took me by surprise in person was that the set is really big and takes up a lot of space both height-wise and length-wise! In fact, the actual dimensions of the fully-built ship are 26″ long, 18″ high and 8-14″ wide (depending on if the main mast is collapsed). If you’re planning on picking up this set, you’ll need to clear some serious shelf space for it!
The set includes eight minifigures: Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead.We’ve (obviously) had Captain Jack Sparrow minifigs before, but the rest of the characters are all exclusive to this set. It’s a real shame there’s no new Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) figure in this set, though!
The set is priced at just $199.99 for 2,294 pieces, which is an excellent average price-per-piece of just 8.7 cents per brick. That’s more than reasonable for a Disney-licensed set for a revived, beloved theme!
We’ll have to wait a wee bit longer to see hi-res images of this box art, but it’s nice to at least have an idea of what we’ll be looking for at our local stores later this month (or next month for those who have chosen not to be VIPs for whatever reason)!
The LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary set will be available online and at the LEGO Stores chain officially on April 1st 2017, although the set will be available for VIP Early Access in mid-March. As there’s always a huge demand for quality brick-built pirate ships, I expect this to be another hot seller for TLG!
What do you think of the 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean set, brick fans? Were you hoping for a whole wave of sets, or are you content with just one? And will you be dropping 200 smackers for this set this spring, waiting to see POTC 5 in theaters before deciding… or perhaps not planning on snagging this set at all?