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6285 Black Seas Barracuda, known as The Pirate Ship “Dark Shark” in the United Kingdom, is a Pirates set designed by Niels Milan Pedersen and released in 1989. It contains 909 pieces and eight minifigures.
In 2002, it was re-released as the LEGO Legend 10040 Black Seas Barracuda which is largely identical to the original 1989 set. It was the inspiration for the LEGO Ideas set 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay which contains two builds; one is the completed ship, and the second build is the dismantling of the modular vessel combined with an island to produce a shipwreck pirate headquarters.
The Black Seas Barracuda looks like a typical brig with two square-rigged masts. Although it has a gaff and a boom on the aft most mast, there is no spanker sail. The ship is armed with four cannons, two on each side. There are also four cargo bays, each covered with a hatch. The stern castle houses the captain's quarters which can be accessed by folding down the wall at the stern.
The set sold worldwide except for USA and Canada includes shooting cannons. In the first release of the set for USA, the Black Seas Barracuda came with shooting cannons, but shortly after this was changed to non-shooting cannons to comply with regulations in that market. In 1992, which was the final year of the set's release, the non-shooting cannons had a touch hole and crossed cannon emblem added to the top.
- The Black Seas Barracuda appeared in LEGO Universe as Captain Jack Knife's pirate ship.
- The Black Seas Barracuda is the basis of the mini galleon included in 5525 Amusement Park, as confirmed by its designer Neal McClatchey. It appears again in microscale in 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick.
- In the United Kingdom, where the Black Seas Barracuda is named the Dark Shark, Captain Foul's ship is named Barracuda. Similarly, one of the Pirates special units in LEGO Battles is named Barracuda, although it is based more directly upon 6274 Caribbean Clipper with embellishments from 6243 Brickbeard's Bounty.
- The ship cannot float in water.
|This is a description taken from Shop At Home Holiday Express 1993. Please do not modify it.|
Full sail and ready for action, this twin-masted ship carries Captain Red Beard and his swashbucklers closer to action and treasure. A treasure hoist and cannon equip this ship for its main mission - reclaiming ancestral treasure. Nine pirates included. Ages 9-12. 865 pieces.
|This is a description taken from Shop At Home Holiday Wish Book 1995. Please do not modify it.|
The mere sight of this ship sends fear into the hearts of most Imperial Guards! This huge twin masted vessel flies the skull and crossbones flag and carries Captain Red Beard and his swashbucklers closer to action and treasure. There's a hoist for lifting sunken treasure and a cannon to protect its loot! Eight pirates included. Ages 9-12. 865 pieces.