Bargain Bricks: Episode 13 – Soldiers’ Fort

Pirates was my favorite LEGO® theme growing up. Consequently, a couple of Bargain Bricks episodes have already dealt with the theme. We look at Pirates Chess in episode one, and the Imperial Flagship in episode five. In Bargain Bricks: Episode 13, I’m back at it with Soldiers’ Fort (6242). Truth be told, El Dorado Fortress and Imperial Trading Post were dream sets of mine as a kid. I have yet to find either at a reasonable price on the secondary market. Soldiers’ Fort appears to be the 2010 Pirates equivalent of those classic sets. Consequently, I figured why not check it out if the price is okay? The opportunity came about on eBay, so I picked one up. Catch the episode below for more!

Until next time,

-Tom

Bargain Bricks: Episode 13 – Soldiers’ Fort

ORIGINAL SET DETAILS

  • NAME: Soldiers’ Fort
  • SET #: 6242
  • THEME: Pirates
  • COST: $64.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 367
  • MINIFIGURES: 6
  • OF INTEREST: 1 monkey & 1 crocodile
  • RELEASE DATE: September 24, 2010
  • RETIRED: May 22, 2011
  • COST/BRICK: $0.177 (passable value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 61 (excellent fig count)

MAY 2022 SET DETAILS

  • I PAID: $100 CAD
  • % COMPLETE: 100% (but some bricks were the wrong color or damaged)
  • COST/BRICK: $0.27 CAD
  • AVERAGE USED SET ON BRICKLINK: $158 CAD
  • I SAVED: $58 CAD
Bargain Bricks: Episode 12 - Soldiers' Fort
Soldiers’ Fort box art. ©2010 The LEGO® Group.

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2 Comments

  1. T says:

    Pirates theme is one of the best. I hope they release a new ship for the Imperials. The last one was huge and I still need to build the most recent Barracuda Bay.

    1. Agreed! Enjoy Barracuda Bay, it’s my favorite set.

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