The 2023 LEGO House exclusive is a giant Classic Pirates Captain Redbeard minifigure!

The LEGO House has officially unveiled 40504 A Minifigure Tribute, the 4th numbered LEGO House exclusive featuring a giant brick-built figure of Captain Redbeard, the swashbuckling captain of the Black Seas Barracuda!

This year’s LEGO House exclusive is all about the LEGO minifigure, and Captain Redbeard was selected for this very honour.

40504 A Minifigure Tribute will be available exclusively at The LEGO House store from 1 March 2023 onwards, and yes, that means that you’ll need to travel all the way to Billund, Denmark to pick one up, or order one off eBay or Bricklink.

It will retail for 599 DKK (approx US$85 / AU$126) and is built off the template begun by 76393 Harry Potter and Hermione Granger Buildable Minifigures.

There’s something intrinsically special about Classic LEGO Pirates and most of all Captain Redbeard, who captained the legendary 6285 Black Seas Barracuda from 1989.

Originally created by LEGO design legend Niels Milan Pedersen, who also lent his expertise to the design, this buildable LEGO minifigure’s concept was designed by LEGO House Master Builder Stuart Harris, and completed by Markus Rollbühler.

It’s the 4th numbered LEGO House exclusive, and will join 40501 The Wooden Duck, 40502 The Brick Moulding Machine (retired), and 40503 Dagny Holm Master Builder.

Selected LEGO fan media received a preview of the set, and also got to learn about the development from Stuart Harris, Markus and even Niels Milan Pedersen made an appearance.

I’ll share more learnings when I receive my review copy and publish my review.

As a big Pirates fan, I absolutely cannot wait!

Personally, I think apart from The Wooden Duck, this is one of the best LEGO House exclusives yet, and many LEGO Pirates fans will eagerly want to get their hands on it!

If Denmark is understandably hard to travel to… you can always look to pick one up on Bricklink or eBay, where hopefully, it won’t cost a Pirate’s treasure-worth.

Special Events Celebrating the Launch of 40504 A Minifigure Tribute

Meet the designers of the product

On 3 and 17 March, you can meet the two LEGO designers behind the product, Stuart Harris and Markus Rollbühler, in front of the LEGO House LEGO Store. Here you can see the concept models, have a chat with the designers and get your box signed.

When: 3 + 17 March at 4.00 – 5.00 pm CET

After hour event with the new LEGO House exclusive product

1 March at 4:15pm CET at LEGO House

Join us for something completely unique when we present this year’s exclusive LEGO House set ‘live’ at LEGO House at a fan event. Meet the designers behind this year’s set: Stuart Harris and Markus Rollbühler and hear all about the many ideas for this year’s LEGO House exclusive. In addition, you can also hear the historical perspectives about this year’s product from two LEGO employees who have been particularly involved.

  • Ticket price: 799 DKK per person
    The ticket includes one 2023 LEGO House exclusive product (retail price 599 DKK), which is signed by the two designers
  • Wristband for the LEGO House Experience Zones are not included in the price
  • The LEGO Store is open until 5pm on the day
  • The event will be in English
  • Min. 10 years for participation

Book Tickets via LEGO House website

What do you think of this? Will you be trying to get your hands on one?

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6 responses to “The 2023 LEGO House exclusive is a giant Classic Pirates Captain Redbeard minifigure!”

  1. Jay says:

    Lego constantly cranking out sets for the eBay flipper market has put me off of them altogether. Yet another set I want coming out that’s impossible for me to get without handing a flipper $100 plus makes me really not like the company.

  2. chrono says:

    Seeing people reselling these for 200+ is one of the reasons why I stopped hanging around Lego communities. I always hung around people who shared a common interest in Lego but lately there’s been more people trying to make a buck off of everyone rather than actual fans.

  3. Nick Gee says:

    LEGO sets out positivity with its no more regional exclusives, and then does this? The demand for this thing is going to be crazy, yet less than 5% of LEGO fans are going to be able to access it without resellers/scalpers…..

    • Håkan says:

      These sets were considered as “event sets”, so they have been excluded ever since the original announcement.

  4. Brick HQ says:

    This set looks amazing!
    Awesome that Lego is finally making another megafigure like the Harry Potter ones. Hopefully they make more.

    I really wish it was a widely released set. I understand that Lego house sets are usually exclusive to the Lego house, but those sets are mostly based on the Lego house or the attractions inside. This set and duck set should be widely available since they are a part of the general LEGO history.

  5. Can’t wait to get one of these! I have the moulding machine and the duck. Still to get the master builder’s desk…

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