[LEGO] [Set reviews]
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 email@example.com 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). -- For Americans: Copyright Jacob Sparre Andersen, 1995.
Jacob Sparre Andersen.