The LEGO 71042 Silent Mary is an impressive pirate ship from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, collapsible main mast, and two further masts. Other features include a long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars. Weapons include two gray swords, three black swords, a pistol and the Silent Mary Masthead’s shield and sword elements. This set also comes with a large array of accessories. Accessories include a compass, sextant, monocular, two brooms and a ship-in-a-bottle. Other accessories include Captain Salazar’s hairpiece and a decorated Galileo Diary with printed cover and astronomy page.
This set includes eight minifigures: Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead, plus two detachable ghost sharks. This highly detailed LEGO model with over 2,200 pieces. The Silent Mary with the main mast in vertical position measures over 18” high × 26” long × 8” wide. The ship will expand into 14” wide when the main mast collapsed.
Will The 71042 Silent Mary retire this year?
The Pirates of the Caribbean movie series may not be as popular as they used to be, however, pirate ships always increase in value after retirement. Among the Pirates of the Caribbean ship sets, the 4184 Black Pearl from the original movie came out in October 2011 and retired in September 2012. The 4195 Queen Anne’s Revenge was released in April 2011 and retired in October 2012. Both sets had retired about one year after their release dates. Even the 701810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow from The LEGO Movie only had a one-year lifespan. Using history of the similar sets, this is possible that Silent Mary will also have the same one-year lifespan. LEGO released Silent Mary in April 2017, so this is a high chance that LEGO will retire this set this year. If the Silent Mary is truly on its way out, some collectors and investors are going to be very happy. Fans of the movie and collectors should act fast before this set sails away!