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Lego Pirates vs. Playmobil Pirates

Everyone’s going pirate crazy this week on Poptropica with the official release of Poptropica Skullduggery Island. OK, maybe it’s just me that’s going pirate crazy, but what can I say? I love pirates. All the talk of pirates got me to thinking about the two biggest kind of toy pirate sets out there: Lego and Playmobil. I have lots of both and I know a lot of people have owned or still have some as well. So it got me thinking, which is better? Lego or Playmobil?

Let’s take a look at the different things you can get with each and then I’ll ask some Poptropicans from Skullduggery Island what they think? Have your own favorites? Take the Pirate Poll or post your thoughts in the comments section!

Lego Pirates

Lego Brickbeard's Ship

Brickbeard's Ship is a great set for Lego Pirates fans.

Man, Legos are really cool. They come in all kinds of different sets and if you’re a Lego purist, you can even just buy the simple Lego bricks and build whatever you want. Some people are totally crazy about Legos and put together some really amazing Lego buildings. But one of the best sets of Legos you can buy is without a doubt the pirates. There are a lot of different collections, which giant pirate ships, pirate islands and all kinds of stuff. Let’s look at some of my favorites.

One of the more expensive sets is LEGO Pirates Brickbeard’s Bounty
, which costs about $140. It’s a complete pirate ship with three cannons and a removable captain’s quarters. You can even have your Lego people walk the plank. It comes with four pirates, two soldiers, the Admiral’s daughter, a monkey, a shark, and even a mermaid, so there’s all kinds of adventures you can create with this ship set.

Lego Soldiers

Get the Soldiers set which comes with a fortress for them to defend from the pirates.

Another great set is the LEGO Pirates Soldiers
set. It has a whole fortress that soldiers occupy and defend with a canon. It comes with both soldier and pirate figures so you can stage a battle at the fortress. There’s no ship in this set, but it does come with a rowboat and some extra figures, like a monkey and a crocodile. It’s a great companion set to the Brickbeard’s Ship set above. You can put together an awesome pirate attack.

The cool thing about Legos is that there are a lot of other sets to choose from and tons of smaller pieces that don’t cost as much. Because they’re Legos, you can mix and match them with other sets and regular bricks to create all kinds of cool pirate places to explore. If I had enough Legos and plenty of time, I’d re-create Poptropica Skullduggery Island in Legos!


Playmobil Blackbeard's Ship

Blackbeard's Ship is a really cool pirate ship with cannons that fire.

Playmobil toys don’t allow for as much customization as Lego, because they’re fixed toys. But they are bigger and easier to pose and they usually come with some great accessories. They can get kind of expensive and take up a lot of space, but if you have enough of them you can create some really epic scenes. Of course, I love the pirate collection the best and Playmobil doesn’t disappoint when it comes to what they have in their different pirate sets. Here’s a look at some of the really cool things you can get with Playmobil to create your own huge pirate battles at sea.

There are currently two different main sets of Playmobil Pirates that you can get. The first is the original Playmobil Pirates and the second is the Playmobil Ghost Pirates

Playmobil Large Pirate Ship

With a cabin, and a treasure area, it doesn't get any better than this ship.

The regular pirates set has lots of different pieces and the main ones are the different ships you can get, like Blackbeard’s Ship and the Large Pirate Ship. The Large Pirate ship is by far the more awesome of the two but it’s also super expensive at more than $100. There are also island sets and individual pieces that you can get. There are actually a lot of different ships available and if you have trouble finding them in the stores, just look on eBay because people sell them new and used all the time. You ca find some really good ones that they don’t sell anymore.

Playmobil Ghost Ship

Ghost Pirates: they glow in the dark!

The ghost pirates are a little creepier but they’re kind of cool because they glow in the dark. There are also some cool sea monsters in this set, like a three headed hydra serpent (kind of like the Hydra from Poptropica Mythology Island) and a giant crab. There’s also a ghost pirate ship with tattered sails and special hiding places for the ghost pirates to “pop out” of.

Which pirate toys do you think are best? Take the Pirate Poll!

About Fierce Moon

Fierce Moon is the chief blogger here at PoptropicaSecrets.com and loves to play Poptropica along with a bunch of other online games.


  1. First Comment! You have a typo. You spelled Lego ‘Legos’ which is incorrect.

  2. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    Second to comment! I am also going pirate crazy for Skullduggery island! And I definetly have to vote for the Lego pirate ships.

  3. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    Oh and you also spelled “Can” like “Ca”.

  4. Lego Pirates rule… And so do Pirates!!!

  5. 3rd 2 comment: I’ve never heard of playmobil pirates. Only lego. So I voted for that.

  6. Heeyyyy, did u 2 just do like 125 votes on here??????

  7. Ok all!!! White Dragon Scullduggery Update: It is day 58, still have not beaten Capt. Crawfish. Trying to get a bigger warship. The next one costs about 80,000. I have 35,449. Trading in clockwise, as video says. (Needed video for trading.) In poptropica land, I have spent about 2 months on on this island. In my land, just about two days. Wish me luck!!!!!
    White Dragon flies-

  8. Heeyyy, I got the Koi! And my bullet man (the cannon man) lol! This game is really fun!

  9. i only have the carrabelle and i have no crew men. they just disapeared. my evil twin probably mobbed me

  10. Yeah, same thing happened. I still think my poptropican killed them, probably making use of the knife I bought her. Just keep trading for crew members. The highest payment you need to hire a crew member is 20,000 for the repeirer in Dragon Cove. The rest are about 10,000, 15,000, and 10,000 i think. Then you get a permanent crew which is undestructable to you’re twin, and other ships! My poptropican still didn’t kill my crew yet. She probably likes them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. I equipped her with a sword, making her more deadly. I just hope it won’t convince her to kill the crew. ๐Ÿ™

  12. This island is so cool!!! In the days I’ve played this island, I’ve found a heart, scull and crossbones, a and dog bone. In the clouds on the sea!!!! But if you stay too long near one, a enemy ship charges at you.

  13. I have finally defeated Captain Crawfish, but once you do that, a bunch of other ships come at you. I barely escaped!!! ๐Ÿ™

  14. Oh yeah! I beat the island!!!! WDS Updates are done for!!!! White Dragon out!

  15. building legos is like my life!!! on monday im getting lego brickbeards bounty i sooooooooooo love pirates


  17. Lego plural is Lego. On a scale of awesomeness, Playmobil is so far away from #1 that it can’t even see the top 1,000.

    Go Lego.

  18. And the island is easy, I finished it the first day. XP

  19. PoptropicaSecrets can beat an island in about 20 seconds. Now that is fast.

  20. No way. PoptropicaSecrets’s computer must be really really really fast!!! And yeah, I could have finished the island the 1st day too, but I wasn’t home most of the day. I could spare a few mins in the morning though…

  21. No one is rooting for Playmobil. Ha! I mean, that’s mean, but Lego is more creative.

  22. I played Skullduggery every chance I got yesterday! And I voted for Legos. And when I was on Skullduggery yesterday, saw a cloud in the shape of a skull and crossbones. I’m going on Skullduggery in a few minutes. Skullduggery is my new favorite island. Skullduggery, Skullduggery, Skullduggery.

  23. Yeah, I love the funny-shaped clouds. Who else has seen weird-shaped cloud? I’ve seen a heart, a dogbone and the scull and crossbones. What did you see?

  24. Nice, they now have HOT DOG OUTFITS IN THE STORE!!!!! A TOFU DOG AND A HOT DOG!!!!!! Yeah… hot diggity dog! Lol…

  25. If you go into Skullduggery Island and the first thing you do is look into the telescope you’ll see Captain Crawfish’s Phoenix Warbird. FREAKY!

  26. I know! they look HILARIOUS!!! On my 2nd account, I just spent almost all of my money on medicine(what does that have to do with the price of tea in china?).

  27. Now I have only 1 doubloon.

  28. One doubloon? Dude, you really need to read the killer trading tips of secretscp. She’s the king! Or should I say queen?

  29. I didn’t see any funny shaped clouds ๐Ÿ™ What a shame!

  30. go playmobile you can get heaps of people and buildings it doesent have ugly people it doesent have thoose connecting parts its built in the box if you want you can take some bits apart and put them on

  31. That’s weird… on mine the 2 men u start with vanish, but on my sisters account, they’re still there… weird…

  32. And now there is 1 person for Playmobile and 8 for Lego. I’m not sure who will win the toy battle :). Heeyyyyy, they should make a toy island!!! On poptropica. How cool would that be????

  33. Well laura the animal goddess, that’s nice to NOT vote for something because of it’s looks. Right?

  34. Oh and I 4got 2 add, I also saw a smiley face cloud. ๐Ÿ™‚ Without a nose. Poor smiley. ๐Ÿ™

  35. On Skulduggery, somebody just called me an “ugly biscuit-eater!”. It was really weird. And I just found out that if you spell Skullduggery with only 1 L, then the red thing never appears.

  36. I think the clouds move in Skulduggery, because I just saw the skull and crossbones for the third time right above Dragon Cove.

  37. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    Wait 20 minuites not 20 seconds.

  38. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    Anyone on?

  39. Pirates have weird vocab, and no respect after you’ve defeated Capt. Crawfish. And what do you, Styx, mean by “the red thing never appears if you spell Scullduggery with 1 l” ????

  40. And no, i don’t think clouds move. They may change position randomly after visiting a harbor. I also saw some twice, like the heart.

  41. When ever I go though a cloud, I lose life.Why? Also, I am in Port Ridley and whenever Im about to go off, Theres Captain Crawfish trying to sink me.I only own the dinky little Jolly Rodger(I think its called). I just cant get by him to keep trading. Oh, Pop Secrets,You a boy or girl? Beacause some of your walkthoughs, Your poptropican is a boy, some you poptropican is a girl.

  42. what does this have to do w/ poptropica?

  43. im waiting for my cd!

  44. wait…….its not 11:48 its 1:48 weird………


  46. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ :O

  47. WHere d’ya fand the cannon man i’ve 5 crew members not countin’ meself.

  48. me cukoo

  49. make my 4th comment “where’d ya fand the cannon man me’ve got 5 crew members not countin’ meself.” anyone got the idea of me speakin’?

  50. if ya had not me dont blame ya

  51. wow 7 comments in a row! that must be a record!

  52. make that eight and i got no “WordPress: error” windows !

  53. Oops, sorry to break you’re record. ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Anyone on?

  55. I wonder why they haven’t made a Hot dog topic yet?

  56. I only have the Jimmy Rigger. It’s so stupid! Just 1 cannon. Plus I keep on running into enemy ships and I can’t fight them with 1 cannon. Then I end up sinking and losing my cargo and I’m not happy ๐Ÿ™ But maybe I can tidy up a bit? ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Hey guys, did you know that if you go to the Haunted House, (1st beat it) copy the witch’s broom, and press the space bar, it’ll spin the broom. Cool, huh?

  58. um hi i just want everybody to know that i am cuddly walker aka christopher. i just changed my name.

  59. hey poptropicasecrets why do you always do the food outfits on your walkthroughs? Just wondering.

  60. In Parrot Island, if you “clog the vent” before he tells you to, and go back to him, go to the vent, and it’s unclogged. I don’t know how that parrot does it…

  61. And L.A, its time change. The creators use their time… probably.

  62. In Bouffant Bay, you can click on the latch that’s near the platform with the hay. You can pull or push the latch by clicking it, but it doesn’t have an effect… ๐Ÿ™

  63. actually it does do someting when you ride it down

  64. Am I the only one on? I’m feeling like I’m annoying everyone. ๐Ÿ™

  65. Well, ok then, bye.

  66. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    I’m here White Dragon.

  67. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    I will be your friend.

  68. Ummm..White Dragon…What latch? Ohh Everyone, There are hidden people all over on skull Duggery. You can costomize there outfits and some outfits are cool.Im wearing one from a cartecter in boufet bay. And for starters, Here are two hidden outfits . 1: Right after the trading post in boufet bay, Jump on the barrel and then onto the door of the printing place.Then theres a balcony and you jump on it and walk to the right and theres a lady with a preety out fit. 2: In boufet bay go all the way to the right and theres a lady behind a flower pot crouched down.You can costomize her but the odd thing is even though she has girl hair and lips, She has no eyelashes.Ohh sorry boys there are mostly girl hidden outfits but a few boy ones.For more hidden out fits just say so and Ill give you some more.

  69. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I keep being sunk by other ships in Skullduggary Island! I was stuck in the middle of two ships once! I tried to get away my my ship wouldn’t budge!

  70. oops i meant to say but my ship wouldn’t budge.

  71. Ohh what happens if you dont pay all your debt by your twenty day limet?Cause I have 9 days left to pay 12,752.I know its alout

  72. I paid it. But still, what happens. Oh does anyone wanna know another secret out fit?!! Please???!!!

  73. Was your anchor on? Like, did you accidentally press the spacebar or something? And also you can run away from ships by hiring the navigator at parrot island. For about 15,000. Then you can increase the speed of you’re ship. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  74. And now I have a friend!!!! Thx Christopher!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy.

  75. I wonder why they made a hot dog outfit… ok, forget the hot dog, I’m now wondering why a tofu dog… ? Weird. Although Tofu Dog looks happier than Hot dog. They should make a new hero, Tofu Dog boy!!! Hot Dog boy’s rival (Ned Noodlehead). Ha! That would be funny! War between Tofu and Hot!!! Who would win, i wonder. What do you guys like, Hot dogs or Tofu Dogs?
    (I can tell it’s a silly question, but is there anyone who likes Tofu dogs?)

  76. HEEYYYY, I FOUND OUT SOMETHING! Idk if you guys know this, but that latch thing i was talking about earlier, if you pull the latch on bouffant bay, then jump on the hay, the guy near it tells you to go to his wife on the roof (Nice clothes… girls she’s wearing a nice blue dress, if you want to copy it.) and she’ll give you a hint saying what the 312 thing really is. Although I’m a little late since most of us already beat it, right?

  77. cool i love lego skullderggy is hard sorry if i wrote it wrong. -:

  78. Yeah, it was kinda, but good thing there are youtube cheats. Idk why ppl ask questions about solving scullduggery when you can see the walkthrough on youtube. It’s sometimes annoying, when you can just see how it’s done instead of asking.

  79. Hey, this time is Denver time. I found it on my phone, although here it’s like, 12:22.

  80. i love lego’s. da original brick, y’know?

  81. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    I have never tasted a tofu dog before.

  82. Yeah, neither have I. Hey, did you know other ship’s HP can be damaged by sea monsters? Gosh, I’m finding out alot on this island!

  83. And this is for all poptropicans: If your computer tells you that your computer is running slow, and asks you the abort the script, click YES. Then your poptropicans will do an awesome glitch where it’s mouth changes, it’s body moves, ect. It’s happened to me at least 3 times. So SAY YES when it happens.

  84. Lego is winning by 1049, and playmobil with 317. I think there’s an obvious winner. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  85. lego. i was away for the weekend so i’m still working on skullduggery. if you buy all the medicine possible at bouffant bay and sell it all at parrot port you will make tons o’ cash

  86. Heeey mathmoticious, u still on?

  87. Haven’t seen you in a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ The best way to earn cash is to sell all the expensive things, and buy all the cheap. You earn money no matter what. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  88. Awwww, my 2 friends abandoned me! ๐Ÿ™

  89. i can’t beat captain crawfish. i just tried and i can’t hit him with the cannon. i can stay alive but he can too. :”(

  90. but i have the phonix warbird. i know that selling expensive things and buying cheap is good but my way is easyier because you go back and forth between 2 and only 2 islands.

  91. Oh, ok never mind, my one friend is here. And you can also go near Golden Harbor, cuz there’s alot of floating supplies there.

  92. They should make an island full of dwarfs. I’m on 24 Carrot and I just saw the cat climb the rope in the farm. That island would be really fun then. Full of tiny little evil dwarfs…

  93. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    I’m here! It is summer, so I went swimming.

  94. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    So, Anyway, what do you hink the next island will be about?

  95. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    Wait, not hink, think.

  96. That’s a hard one, but with the sneak peek picture, I think it will involve machines. A Machine Island! That sounds fun!

  97. There are so many possibilities of islands, so instead of making us think, they should just tell us.

  98. I mean, IT”S SUMMER!!! Gosh….

  99. I’m going to quit playing on my player that’s on Skullduggery Island. (I should have stayed on Super Island.)

  100. I mean Super Power Island.

  101. You said in your Lego Pirates section that you would recreate Skullduggery in Lego. Well, I’m going to be creating Early Poptropica, Shark Tooth, Time Tangled, and maybe even Astro Knights in Lego in my Summer Vacation. I may finish Early Poptropica and Shark Tooth since they aren’t that complex and don’t have that much pieces, a low possibility of Time Tangled, but a there is a 0% chance I’ll finish Astro Knights this Summer! At least I’ll start most of those four islands! Maybe if I am successful with them, I’ll create Skullduggery Island. If it turns out okay, I’ll create all the islands-maybe even Big Nate! What do you know? Maybe I can present my islands to Lego, and a theme called LEGO Poptropica will be released….
    Oh, and speaking of Big Nate, how come you don’t have a walk through for that? It’s an easy to medium difficulty island, and a lot of people (including me) has finished it. But some people for some reason struggle a bit, so maybe you can create a walk through of Big Nate.
    (Oh-and Serious Brain is my name on Poptropica)

  102. Why I said “maybe even Big Nate” is because I’ll have to print pictures of the characters except for the player Poptropican and will have to glue them onto Lego bricks.

  103. Well, that seems like an awesome summer planned out for you Serious Brain. Crank up some tunes while you’re at it, and I could help! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lol… Jk. Have fun! Anyways, I have to let ya’ll know I won’t be here from July 1st to July 26th. I’m visiting relatives. So, when I come back could someone fill me in?

  104. I think they should make a fairy tale island. At the beginning, you’re just in modern times, but there’s this rumour going around town about this magic book. And there’s a bunch of spells in it. And you end up finding it in a library, and then accidentally use a transportation spell. And then you end up in a fairy tale land that’s in ruins. So it’s like an alternate reality and each island, instead of being like Shark Tooth and Astro-Knights, they’re different fairy tales! And if someone beats it during early access, they get 500 credits! And everyone else gets 300!

  105. And I have NEVER had a tofu dog. But when I get the costume, the first thing I’m going to do is fly on Super Power. And then in the hot dog costume. I’m going to create an epic battle between Tofu Man and Hot Dog Boy! ๐Ÿ™‚ or write a book about them. It will be very epic. ๐Ÿ™‚ P.S. Hot Dog Boy will have a ray that makes stuff melt into ketchup. ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. And White Dragon sorry but I won’t be here for most of july. But I might be able to fill you in because my dad has a laptop. And the reason I might not be able to fill you in is because it’s for work.

  107. Aaaaaawwwwwwwww white dragon you are my peep & the only one who can defeat my evil twin narrnis/lary.

  108. i won’t be here wednesday through friday.

  109. Who is Narris/Lary?

  110. I’m glad everyone will miss me here, but they miss me there too! I’ll be back before you know it! And luckily I’ll be leaving 2 weeks later than my mom and my sister cuz I have camp. So I’ll be here as long as I can. Anyways, Styx, can the fairytale island have dwarfs. I’m sorry, but that just seems sooo cool!!! I mean, tiny poptropicans! Who wouldn’t love it??? And mathmoticious, I’m sorry, but I don’t know you’re twin’s “weakness”. Although I may be able to help if it’s Tofu Dogs. Lol, I’ll just buy the costume and wha-la! Show up and he’ll run away. ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think?

  111. By the way, mathmoticious posted earlier on about how he can’t beat Captain Crawfish. Try ramming your boat into him and firing tons of cannon balls at his ship. Although you lose health because of the ramming part, you easily beat Crawfish.

  112. hi, it’s a long story, but to shorten things up, mathmoticious here has a evil twin named lary who is brainwashing her to take blame for destroying everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚


  114. Did anyone remember that it’s fathers day today? I’m making a powerpoint for my dad, if anyone is late thinking of ideas…

  115. Ill fill you in White Dragon. Oh howd pop secrets complete skull duggery island in 59 days?(Why I say 59 days is at each port it says Day Whatever when you first dock at a port) Im on day 81 and I have my whole crew but the little Carrabelle (The ship you can upgrade for like 6,000 dubloons in the place where you find the shipwright that comes right after the Jolly Rigger). Howd He/she do that?

  116. yeah. white dragon you do know his weakness,it’s white dragons. and hi im a girl. i did rember fathers day so we had a funday for my dad

  117. White Dragon, Thanks. My school has been out for 18 days and we made a fathers day progect and I tottaly forgot about it. He loved it. Thanks!!!!

  118. hellooooooooooooooo anyone

  119. I’m here.

  120. Are you still here?

  121. Apparently not.

  122. If anyone is there, please say something.

  123. Something.

  124. Lol, white dragons? My name may be White Dragon, but my character’s all purple. Look at her at Avatars: tanban12. Electrifying Purple! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  125. And I’m not medusa where I can just stand in front of someone and turn them to stone.

  126. Ok I’m going now… Byyyeeee! ๐Ÿ™‚

  127. I bought a ship that was worse than the one I had, and I can’t afford the one I had now. Why did it have to happen to me? Why?!

  128. Welcome Jeall! Man, I love makin’ people happy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!

  129. And Jeall, I finish the island in like, 98 days (2 earth days). My poptropican is totally seasick, although mine shouldn’t be the only one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Cuddly Walker (Christopher)

    I will do it, Mathmaticious!

  131. Oh: White Dragon. You probably don’t live too close to me, considering the fact that I live Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! And I know from a previous post that you made that you live somewhere in the U.S. Anyways: Does anyone have any theories about what the next island will be about? I just posted my theory on the “Plant Monster on New Island’ post five to ten minutes ago!

  132. Yeah, eastern US, in South Carolina. Although I’m not sure where Edmonton is, I’m also sure it’s far from SC! I hope the next island is a robot island! And we could make and keep a pet robot! That would be sooo cool!

  133. It’s the capital city of Alberta, and kind of in the center. It along with Calgary are the best known cities of the province. Maybe try finding Edmonton in the map. You know that Canada is right above of the U.S.A. You probably don’t know where Alberta is, though. It’s near the west coast- it’s the second province from the west. And it IS far from where you live.

  134. Alberta is a nice state name. ๐Ÿ™‚ It must be cool to live there. SC is a quiet state.

  135. But it’s easy to sleep in! ๐Ÿ™‚ lol…

  136. Actually, in Canada, we don’t call them states. We call them provinces.

  137. HEEEEEYYYYY, White Dragon, I been seein’ you post alot lately with that “friend” thing and I’d like to be “added.” K?
    TMI Fact: I’m sooooooooo weird.
    TMI Fact 2: I “HEART” aka looooo-ooove Greek Mythology so when Poptropica made Mythology Island I TOTALLY ROCKED OUT!!!!!!! Yay, Percy Jackson comes out June 29!
    P.S. Every post I’ll put on 2 TMI Facts.

  138. Sure Greek fan! I’d like to be your friend. ๐Ÿ™‚ And FYi:
    1) I’m also weird, so you aren’t the only one. Although if related to hot sauce, I’m a mild. You’re probably a fire (but that’s awesome! ;))
    2) I also like mythology, and loooove Percy Jackson!!! I wonder when the 2nd movie will come out…

    WHO IS IT??

  140. i’ve finished skullduggery in less than 59 days it was so easy and i have the warship its awesome and i dont get why everyone says that its so hard cuz 4 me it was so easy

  141. I go for both,They have different features but they cater one thing which is to enjoy and be fun out of their playing toys.The two types of toys have in common which make them both interesting to play.

  142. My brother would pick LEGO in a second.

  143. same for me as Blue Dragon. It is my favorite island

  144. Can anyone believe it, I got goosebumps from this amazing post?