From the tiniest adventure on the high seas with the Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl MOC, Tyler now set sail for his next LEGO build based on Disney’s latest film instalment, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales. Based on a particular scene where Jack Sparrow pays a visit to the newest bank in town, Tyler’s next LEGO POTC MOC perfectly captures the irreverent fun and chaos that Jack Sparrow and his gang incited. Now, if you haven’t seen the film yet, these are just minor spoilers that I’m sure you will not mind brushing off aside. Nevertheless, the scene was hilariously great that Tyler opted to dedicate this LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Bank Heist MOC on this one.
On the outside, the bank features two opening doors in the front with some space for receiving bank customers and guests. Tyler even adds some neat details such as a tiled floor, which you can see by removing a portion of the roof. Further front, you have a bank vault with an opening door, filled with some nice gold elements.
Trusty old Gibbs also joins the fun in this bank heist scene with his team of horses pulling their prize across the street and throughout town. To make this MOC mobile, Tyler added some wheel pieces at the bottom to help it slide around easily.
If you’ve seen the film already, you know that at some point Jack and Gibbs ran into an obstacle when they reached a bridge that was too small for them to go through underneath. Since Jack has been such a never-say-die character, you can expect things to get crazy after this. They decided to crash into the bridge making the vault burst from behind the bank itself as the horses pull it through. To capture this fun and intense scene, Tyler cleverly recreated it by adding an awesome play feature to this MOC.
By pushing and sliding the second detachable roof top towards the bank entrance, the back side of the bank opens allowing the vault to be dragged by the horses attached to it. The vault itself is integrated within the bank that when you put it back in, it has a locking mechanism that snaps it back in place using a hinge and several rubber bands. This feature allows you to drag the bank together with the vault and when you slide the rooftop again, it releases the vault once more. It’s a really great play feature that shows how creative Tyler can be. Just have the bank’s rooftop bump on to something to release the vault and you can easily recreate that hilarious scene. Watch the video below and see how Tyler did it.
Now if you want to build this model, we have good news for you. All you have to do is head over at Buildbetterbricks.com and download the instructions. For a very minimal fee, you can have the digital instructions in pdf format plus a complete parts list of all the 630 LEGO pieces that Tyler used to create this MOC, including a Stud.io file which you can import to Bricklink so you can order the parts that you need. Additionally, Buildbetterbricks have also updated its listing to include the building instructions for another fan favorite, the Custom LEGO GOTG Starlord’s Walkman so be sure to check it out as well.