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6276 Eldorado Fortress, known as Governor's Fort Sabre in the UK, is a Pirates set designed by Daniel August Krentz and Niels Milan Pedersen and released in 1989. It includes 517 pieces and 8 minifigures.
Sometime during the 18th century, a peaceful colony of settlers enjoying the island treasures they discovered, suddenly had their serenity interrupted. The invaders were those who called themselves the LEGOLAND Pirates of the Sea! For years, the Pirates had been searching for the same buried treasure that the settlers were now claiming as their own. This, of course, disturbed the Pirates as they knew the doubloons (Spanish gold coins) the settlers found had belonged to their ancestors.
Knowing that the Pirates would come looking for the gold, Governor Broadside, governor of the settler colony, sent a message to all of his men to meet him at the Eldorado Fortress. It was in the Fortress that the Governor made plans to protect the settlers treasure. Beneath the Fortress floor was a secret hideaway. It was there that the Governor decided the gold should be kept so that it would be safe from the Pirates. Part of his plan was to unload the gold from the ship, the Caribbean Clipper, and move it to the Fortress. He wondered what adventures lay ahead...
Use your imagination to continue The Adventures of the LEGOLAND Pirates of the Sea!
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During the eighteenth century, a peaceful colony of settlers were enjoying the island treasures they had discovered. Their peaceful life was about to be disrupted by the Legoland Pirates of the Sea who had been searching for the same buried treasure. The head of the settlers colony was Governor Broadside and he knew that Pirates were planning to steal the gold. He sent a message to all of his men to meet him at the Eldorado Fortress. It was at the Fortress that the Governor made preparations to meet the Pirates and to protect the gold. Treasures were placed in a secret hideaway beneath the fortress floor. First, the gold had to be unloaded from the Caribbean Clipper and Governor Broadside wondered what adventures lay ahead while this was being done... Use your imagination to continue the Adventures of the Legoland Pirates of the Sea!
- Sets sold outside the USA includes "firing" cannons, which work by pulling the rear nipple back and releasing it "shooting" the cannonball.
- The set also features a crane, an underground safe for treasure, a jail, as well as Governor Broadside's chambers.
- In addition to the Governor, Lt. de Martinet, Captain Redbeard, and a pirate are also in the set.
- The name of the fortress, "Eldorado," is seemingly a contraction of the words "El Dorado," Spanish for "The Golden." This makes sense if one looks at the golden colouring of the build.
- Although this set was discontinued in the USA and Canada after 1991, as the redcoat Imperial Guards supplanted the bluecoat Imperial Soldiers in 1992, it remained available in the UK in 1992–1993 concurrently with the succeeding Imperial HQ base, 6277 Port Royal.