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Lady Anne Anchor,[1] usually known as simply Anne[2] or Lady Anchor,[3] is a minifigure from the original Pirates line in 1989, reintroduced as a LEGO Ideas minifigure in 2020.[4]

Description

In her original appearance, Anne wears a bright blue bandana. The rest of her clothes are white, although her torso is decorated with a red corset, red bead necklace, and two black belts with yellow buckles. Her face is detailed with black hair and large red lips. She has a rather youthful appearance when depicted as a human in the Ladybird Books illustrations.

Lady Anne Anchor's updated minifigure retains the overall aspects of her original design, but with greater detailed printing on her face and torso. She no longer wears a bandana, instead possessing a black hairpiece. Her torso and legs are recolored bright red and brick yellow, respectively.

Background

Anne was the daughter of Bessie, a widow who owned the "Keg and Cutlass" inn on Forbidden Island. She is a fearless pirate who takes part in the adventures of Captain Redbeard's crew aboard the Black Seas Barracuda whenever she can.

In Adventure on Shark Island, Anne tricks Captain Foul into thinking his ship is under attack to break up a fight between his and Redbeard's crews, but Foul takes revenge on her by kidnapping her and demanding a ransom. As Redbeard refuses to pay ransoms (and did not have the money anyway), her crewmates manage to stage a rescue and outwit Foul.

In The Royal Visit, Anne helps Bo'sun Will realize that Jonah's pet jackdaw has been missing since his owner's escape from Port Royal. Once badge of office is found, Anne disguises herself as a washerwoman and smuggles the badge into Eldorado Fortress with the Governor's laundry.

At Barracuda Bay, the older Lady Anne Anchor has grown into the role of Captain Redbeard's right hand.[4] She keeps the crew and ship ready whenever Redbeard is out at sea.

Notes

  • Anne is the first female minifigure to have a printed face other than the classic smile. While there were a couple of other female characters such as Camilla, Anne was the only woman to appear in a set from the Pirates theme until a female Islander was released in 1994.
  • While not explicitly stated in official materials, Lady Anne Anchor was confirmed to be the same character as Anne in an interview with minifigure designer Austin Carlson.[4]

Appearances

LEGO Description

LEGO.com-icon-yellow This is a description taken from Ladybird Books. Do not modify it.

Anne, the daughter of Bessie, landlady at the inn on Pirate Island. She is a fearless pirate and loves to take part in Darkshark's adventures whenever she can


LEGO.com-icon-yellow This is a description taken from 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay. Do not modify it.

Lady Anchor
Lady Anne Anchor was one heavy-hitting swash-buckler. She kept the crew at bay, held things down and made sure everything was ship-shape when Redbeard was at sea.


LEGO.com-icon-yellow This is a description taken from Behind the scenes of LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay with designers Milan Madge and Austin Carlson. Do not modify it.

Captain Redbeard has been named in LEGO lore for decades. But where did the names and backstories for the rest of the crew come from?

Austin: Most of the pirates are based on previous pirates that came before. Because of certain things, some of their names had to be changed but I believe most fans will recognize them. Milan, Sam, and I tried to expand the previous lore of LEGO Pirates and a good one to point out is the evolution of Anne! If you remember the Ladybird books she was a pirate girl who often gotten in mischief with Redbeard’s crew. Now with plenty of time passing she has grown to be more of a right hand for Redbeard. She lost her blue bandana but she still sports a red outfit.

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