Once upon a time manufacturers actually manufactured stuff. This thing is amasing, it has hundreds of little parts (down to carrots and dueling pistols and a plank to walk) a crane that moves, canons and jolly roger that hide away to do sneak attacks on unsuspecting merchant vessels but it came in parts.

Must of taken me a good couple of hours to assemble the thing… Fun for Dad I guess but a savings on manufacturing, packaging and transportation for the folks at Duplo.

(No, assembling it wasn’t going to be fun for Hal. He’s five and has a sixty second attention span. He wanted to play with cannons – NOW Daddy!)