I just got my second copy of the Black Pearl last Saturday. I love this set! It comes with a great selection of parts and looks really nice. I have enlarged the original so it can carry more guns and sails. There were enough left over pieces to make another small ship. While I love the Black Pearl ship the mini-figs that come with it are very disappointing. This is the Black Pearl, "the last real pirate threat in the Caribbean," and you only get three pirates? I was furious when I saw that half of the mini-figs that come in the set don't even belong there. Davy Jones, Bootstrap Bill, and shark headed guy. Really? What about the other cool PotC characters? Cotton, Marty, and the two jokers? All of this was topped off by Jack not even having his hat! Maybe I'm the only one that feels this way, but my opinion is, great ship, bad figs.
"You are without doubt the worst pirate I've ever heard of."
"But you have heard of me."
Commodore James Norrington & Captain Jack Sparrow in PotC:CotBP