The Treasure Island is one of the sets that will be part of Pirates return in 2015. This small size set has hundred and eighty pieces featuring an island with a small harbor, three mini-figures (a couple of Pirates and an Imperial soldier), a boat and a few additional accessories such as a treasure chest, a crocodile and a brown bucket with a paddle.
At the first glance it’s not one of my favorite sets but together with the soldiers’ outpost (70410) or even the fort (70412), it might originate plenty of interesting battles between pirates and soldiers with plenty of amusing moments which seems great in terms of playability.
The island has a big compartment, carved into the rock,s with a big white skull as a door, where the pirates can easily put the treasure, hiding it from the soldiers. On top, the cannon based in a single stud seems to rotate to get the best angle and next to it, a palm tree with the help of a chain has an important role, being the handle to move up and down the skull.
Attached to the island, the pirates have also a small harbor with a few tricky boards that will surely give a help to the soldier if he can reach land. The boat is the usual pirate’s boat having this time two extra elements that are the small cannon and the lamp, at the stern which I think that won’t be enough to defeat the bandits.
The mini-figures are just regular but if you missed some previous releases, this looks a good opportunity to get some of them. A few less than two hundred bricks might indicate a retail price around twenty dollars and if you like this theme this looks a good opportunity to get a pirate’s lair.