Set Name: Isla de la Muerta
Set Number: 4181
Theme: Pirates of the Caribbean
MSRP: $19.99 USD
Price per Piece: $0.1315
Description on Lego.com:
Box FrontProtect Elizabeth and gain control of the Black Pearl!
Only the descendant of Bootstrap Bill can free the Captain Hector Barbossa and his undead crew from their horrible curse. Is Elizabeth Swann the key? They think so! Help Captain Jack Sparrow to defeat the transformed Skeleton Barbossa then free Elizabeth Swann and gain control of the Black Pearl!
Includes 4 minifigures: Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, Hector Barbossa and Skeleton Barbossa
Features the Black Pearl rowboat, treasure chest, gold bricks, gold coins, gems and apple
Turn the door to reveal cursed Skeleton Barbossa!
Flip the mast!
Row with the oars!
Measures over 7” (17cm) wide
Rowboat measures over 4” (10cm) long and 1.5” (3cm) wide
Includes free poster!
The box is very colorful and detailed. It has a picture of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow and the PotC and Disney Logos on the front.
The back shows how the door spins and the mast can flip back and forth.
This set comes with two larger bags, a medium one and a small one holding the gold bars and gold coins. The boat is not in a bag.
The booklet and poster come sealed in plastic with a cardboard sheet inside to protect it.
The instructions do feature the "pick list".
Note that Will Turner is featured in the poster, but not in this set.
The build is fairly basic. I did find a mistake in the instructions. The instructions for the row boat indicated that you should attach the bench on the third row from the front.
However if you do this Jack cannot rest the oars in the "clips" while rowing.
In fact, the photo on the box shows the bench/seat one row back:
Another thing I noted was the instructions and the box shows different denominations for the coins (1, 2, 5, 10), but the coins only have a "10" on them...which I guess is OK but not accurate. Also the box shows the coins as being shiny and they are not. But then again the box embellishes the light on the boat to make it look like it is glowing when it does not either (nor would I expect).
Also the oars do not really stay balanced on the clips as shown in the photo, they tend to slide off into the water so hold on to them tight!
You get some spare gold coins, a gold bar, fire, feather for Barbosa's hat, compass and others.
The set has 3 main pieces. The boat and treasure chest with gold and the main part with the mast and spinning door.
You get four figures, Hector Barbossa, Skeleton Barbossaack, Elizabeth Swann, and Jack Sparrow
Here is the detail of the minifigs without the accessories:
Here is the backside with alternate faces for Elizabeth and Jack:
I like this set for the minifigures and the boat is nice. My daughter has been playing more with "Cannibal Escape" than this set so the play value has not materialized yet here. I'm not sure what the deal is with the apples, I don't recall them from the movie and I need to watch it again.
Nice minifigures, I love the detail of Skelton Barbossa's face and the alternate faces for Elizabeth and Jack.
Nice movement features of the spinning door and the mast
Will Turner is not included.
The issues with the boat oars slipping off
A bit pricey
Not a lot of unique pieces, pretty standard stuff
The gold coins are going to go missing very quickly in this house as they are very small!
Overall I think this set is a nice way to get some more minifigures and a boat. Overall I'd give this set a 7 out of 10. If you've gotten this far, thanks for reading my review!