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PICTORIAL REVIEW: 1747 Pirates Treasure Surprise

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Yes it is time for another review, this month we bring you: 1747 Pirates Treasure Surprise!

Overview

Set 1747 was released in 1996 in the dying years of the Pirate theme at the low price of $2. Not surprising really as it only contains 1 figure and 21 pieces. A sort of impulse set of the day!

The Full review

The set includes one minifig, which for once isn't a common stripe-vested sailor with bandana but a grey bearded, tri-corn wearing castaway! The printing of the minifigs mouth is a bit crooked, but it is only a minor niggle, over all it is a great minifig, a change to the older pirates.

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The sets main play feature, well when I say main I mean only, is a simple rock, no fancy techniques used here, just a simple folding piece.

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And here is the surprise bit: 4 gold coins are concealed away within the rock, along with a yellow goblet.

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A shot from the side, as you can see the back is very plain, but that is not a surprise for such a cheap set.

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A shot from the side, showing the palm leaf.

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"'Tis my treasure, me heartie!"

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In conclusion I think it is a good small pirate set, if you are looking to build a more varied pirate crew for your ship, also it seems to go very cheaply on Ebay, I got mine for only 1 pence.

Comments/criticism/pies/and thoughts about the set welcome as always! *y*

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Took me a while to get this again (I lost my original, don't start I've been recriminating for years... it's one of only two lost sets since I was a wee boy...) not because of it's scarcity, but because I wanted a good deal and it was never high on the priority list.

I like the figure (works for castle) and while he makes the stripes look a tad ordinary by comparison he is a welcome addition to any ocean... ; )

The gold and old grey are also very welcome...

Thanks for the review and God Bless,

Nathan

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I got mine for only 1 pence.

ONE PENCE?!

Very good, now onto the set.

If I was into Lego Pirates at this age I would have bought them, I'm sad that I wasonly 2 years old. If one bought lots of these and redcoat torsos it would be a great army builder! They should of made these with Imperial Bluecoats or Redcoats.

A good set, though.

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I only have two pirate sets, the islander catamaran and this set! Nice to see a review of it. I :wub: tricorns!

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I only have two pirate sets, the islander catamaran and this set! Nice to see a review of it. I :wub: tricorns!

:skull:

That's the other set I lost... errr.... what are the odds?

God Bless,

Nathan

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That's the other set I lost... errr.... what are the odds?

Oo-er... I got them as presents too, so you never know where they may have come from... :sceptic::tongue:

:skull:

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This is a nice little set and a great pirate minifig. And the minifig can make a great civillian as well.

Could be a good army builder as well, but there should have been a few more small sets like this (or "skeleton crew") at the time (with different minifigs of course), because it would be kinda wierd to have a 100 of these and just 2 or 3 of the others (or at least it would be with the rough and unorganised pirates faction).

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I gave it a four, it's a nice little set with Black Jack Hawkins and a couple coins. Overall its just like the size of the current impulse sets and is good for the price.

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Oo-er... I got them as presents too, so you never know where they may have come from... :sceptic::tongue:

:skull:

Makes you wonder... :pir_bawling:

God Bless,

Nathan

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In conclusion I think it is a good small pirate set, if you are looking to build a more varied pirate crew for your ship, also it seems to go very cheaply on Ebay, I got mine for only 1 pence.

1 PENCE!!! I bet that didn't include postage!

Pirate LEGO seems to sell ridiculously cheap in the UK - I've been watching the auctions below and I'm constantly thinking "that would see for so much more here"

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1 PENCE!!! I bet that didn't include postage!

Pirate LEGO seems to sell ridiculously cheap in the UK - I've been watching the auctions below and I'm constantly thinking "that would see for so much more here"

Yeah, it's crazy. I remember the Enchanted Island review noting how cheap they go, but in the US, I haven't found the right one yet apparently. It really would be easier in the UK for some reason...

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Perhaps we should seriously consider moving to the UK so we can take advantage of all this cheap Pirate LEGO on eBay?

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It's true I got Eldorado fortress for only £25 too.

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