Spacemen, Spies, Cowboys and (by popular vote) Pirates! (I picked soldiers but whatevs)
For this assignment, I took a trip to the attic and dusted off the only vintage Lego Pirate set I still had. Granted, I still have the Caribbean Clipper but I went along with the true 'pirate' Pirate set named Forbidden Island. This seemed like a pretty standard issue set when it was released in 1989 and I along with many of my friends who played with Lego's all appeared to have this set. The pirate sets in particular made me think of how much the price of Legos have inflated since this set was about 25 bucks and the Clipper was 30 on sale at K-Mart when I managed to get my hands on them. I had a whole mess of smaller sets like the Renegade Runner or Shipwreck Island but my parents (the major purchasing partners in my household) really wanted me to just stick with one collection of legos which was the Castle System.
|The scalawags mixing it up with the royal navy|