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Ace Kim | October 19th, 2011 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, Reviews

Review: 30130 MINI Black Pearl

30130 MINI The Black Pearl

There isn’t much to this review so I won’t bother with the more link.

30130 MINI Black Pearl is a Target-exclusive in the US and is only available pre-packaged with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D Blu-ray Limited Edition 5-disc set. In the UK, they were given away earlier this year as a Sun newspaper promotion. Free is about the right price for this set. By itself, it’s a terrible representation of the iconic pirate ship. Since I am not a big Pirates fan nor do I have a 3D television, the only reason I bought it was to do this review and hopefully save a few of you readers out there from making a terrible purchase.

Target-exclusive Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D Blu-ray Limited Edition 5-disc set

What I liked: Nothing. Since technically it’s ‘free’, it’s a neat little bonus to get some extra LEGO bits

What I didn’t: It’s a terrible model. It’s obvious just by looking at the sails how inaccurate the model is. Adding a few more plates and clips and a longer bar for the center could have easily remedied the inadequate number of sails. The MINI model also has an inverted brown cone which I believe is supposed to represent a Crow’s Nest which the Black Pearl doesn’t even have. A 1×1 clip plate could have replaced it and represent the flag. And the bow of the ship? Hideous. I mean, who the heck is designing this thing and what are they basing it off of?

Verdict: Save your $30 bucks and put it towards the System scale 4184 The Black Pearl. Unless you’re a hardcore Pirates fan that has a 3D home theater system and doesn’t mind ugly LEGO sets, you’re better off spending your money on something else.

Ace Kim | October 16th, 2011 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, News

On Stranger Tides 3D Limited Edition with 30130 MINI Black Pearl

Forum member ufjason lets us know that is offering a special limited edition release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It’s a five-disc set that includes Blu-ray (x2), DVD, 3D, and Digital Copy discs. And as a bonus, you’ll also get 30130 MINI Black Pearl which was previously released as a UK Newspaper promo earlier this year. This $29.99 set will ship this Tuesday October 18, 2011. Free shipping if your order reaches $50 or more. This offer appears to be online only so check out for the complete details.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | May 7th, 2011 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[UK] Free Lego in The Sun newspaper (starts Saturday 14th May)

Starting next Saturday (14th May) The Sun / The News Of The World (on Sunday) will be giving away free Lego.  As usual, they’re collectable from WH Smiths / Toys R Us.  The sets in the deal are :

30051 – Mini X-Wing
30131 – Jack Sparrow in Boat
30130 – Mini Black Pearl
30080 – Ninja Glider
30081 – Skeleton Chopper
30083 – Dragon Fight
30091 – Car

As with previous promotions in The Mirror newspaper, these are bound to be popular so get down there early.  It’s believed you can collect tokens and send away for the sets too.