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Review of set 6263 - Admiralens bastion


This document belongs to Jacob Sparre Andersen.
6263    Ages 7-12       (not counted) Pcs        1995

Admiralens bastion (from DK 1995 catalog)

20 page manual. 1 models. EU 1995 catalog (4.100.024/4.100.025-EU), 
LEGO service 1995 (4.100.031)

Price: ~170 DKK (No price tag. Bought 7 sets together with ~20% off)

SET TYPE
LEGO System / Pirates / Imperial Guards


SET DESCRIPTION
Imperial outpost on a small island. Three levels (+ hiding place for a 
small treasure). Prison, guards room with fire place, cannon with shells 
(appr. 1.5 m range). One prisoner, two guards and an officer. One piece 
rowing boat.


RATINGS (MUST-HAVE  EXCELLENT  VERY-GOOD  GOOD  FAIR  POOR)

Set: GOOD
My first BURP. Four mini-figs. My first _real_ South Seas set.

Models: FAIR
The model is using those 1*5*6 wall pieces so the 1*3 plate at the top 
sticks out. Rather bad when a nice looking alternative could be made with 
plain bricks. The BURP fits in.

Playability: VERY-GOOD
Caroline started out with freeing the prisoner when she saw the outpost. 
When I started loading the cannon, she rowed to shelter behind the tower - 
not fair. The place needs another cannon! - And I'll have to make a big 
ship, so I can free my friend and throw shells at the evil officer. 
Katrine found the "secret" hiding place much too fast.


OVERALL IMPRESSION

Four out of six special elements (as I define them) are improperly used, 
but the model gives good oppotunities for play.


ELEMENTS

Display Tray: none

Special/Unusual Elements:
- 1 triangular BURP
- 1 cannon
- 1 big flag (5*6 knobs) with croosed cannons
- 2 quarter circle bricks (4 knobs radius)
- 1 rowing boat
- 4 1*5*6 wall pieces
- 2 rifles

New:
- Quarter circle bricks (4 knobs radius)
- Rifles (17th century style IMHO)

Non-Plastic Elements: none


SPECIAL FEATURES
None.


SCALE/COMPATIBILITY
Mini-figures Scale.


LIKES
Enough ladders to make it probable that the mini-figures doesn't need HOG 
to get around.


DISLIKES
The model is using those 1*5*6 wall pieces so the 1*3 plate at the top 
sticks out. Rather bad when a nice looking alternative could be made with 
plain bricks.


ERRORS
None.


EXTRA ELEMENTS
- 1*1 white tile
- 1*1 round clear yellow plate


CONCLUSION
Would probably buy it again, if I didn't see some other more interesting 
elements in another set. Don't pay more than 200 DKK for it (in Denmark).


REVIEWER INFORMATION
Review Written: 1995.10.11
By: Jacob Sparre Andersen       jacob@sparre-andersen.dk
Age 23  Favorite Theme: My own creations

I collect bricks, build out of those I have, and always wish for more bricks 
Usually the models get mixed up in the rest of the collection within days.

Have a look at my LEGO on the Web at 
"http://jacob-sparre.dk/LEGO/"

I've just recently started buying other stuff than Town and Technic, but I 
did get a few space sets as a kid (well, as a _younger_ kid).
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For Americans: Copyright Jacob Sparre Andersen, 1995.

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Jacob Sparre Andersen.