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Pic Review: 6559 Deep Sea Bounty

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So, after asking the approbation of Hobbes, here it is my first review!

Name: Deep sea bounty

Ref: 6559

Theme: Divers

Year: 1997

Pieces: 344

Minifigs: 5

Price: about 30� I think (but not sure, and about 40$)

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This is a general picture of the set. It contains a good diversity of pieces, without some <insert that tiresome argument> ones, except from the rocks will say some of you.

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We have a traditional shark in old dark grey, an old light grey with a new head o make it a saw shark, a manta ray *wub* , an octopus and 3 tile with red and blue pattern. I don�t take the parrot, because it doesn�t know how to swim! :-D

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The 5 minifigs, with two divers (are they clones?, Maybe, just an DNA can bring the true�), a submarine driver and two other minifigs (not clones but twin brothers, because they wear different T-shirts!). You can see their submarine accessories. One good point it is that the two divers have also a cap when they are not in the water!

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Here all the marine engines: a catamaran, a zodiac and a small submarine.

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The zodiac with two oars when the engine is out of order.

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The mini submarine, with a camera and a snapshot, and 3 propellors with one with a blade. It is small but so sweat IMO!

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This is the biggest boat of the set. This catamaran has all the accessories that a submarine exploration needs, like tools, snapshot, a buoy,� With the crane ( I don�t know if it is the correct word), you can put in the water the submarine and the cage or put them at the centre of the grille plate. A computer helps to sail and a X-ray to see what the underwater world hide�

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Now you know� ;-)

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The card is a bit different of the real submarine site, but I�m sure that after the exploration, the minifigs will update it!

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The cage is useful but not with all the saw shark! Warning! X-D

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And now, the submarine site, with all the elements. We can see an anchor, a rest of a pirate ship maybe, and some trans-green flames for alga�You can put the animals on the top of the seaweeds to have a submarine feeling, as if they swim.

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There is a treasure hidden behind the rock: goblets, coins, and knifes, and some pirate sword cutlass.

There is a second container treasure in the head of the whale�

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But there is a danger! You can be wedge in it, just for a cranium! So stupid! :-|

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This is the mechanism of the system, really simple, but cool (the treasure jams the grey pieces that jam the head of the whale).

Finally, there are a lot of accessories and different elements like boats that gives it a good look and playability. Some more animals like shell, crab and sea star would bring more life�

The colour scheme is very good, with some realistic ones.

So I can say that it is really good Divers set! *y*

Just let me know what you think about this review�(I realise that it is a pleasant work, but it needs some times, so thanks to all the Eurobrickers that review)

And now, just wait the 6560 review from Hobbes�

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Yeay Tks Alex !!

You should have started a whole new topic with your review ;-)

And for the records, you do not need any approbation to post a review :-| Especially one from such a splendid set ;-)

*yoda*

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This review deserves its own topic, so I used my new powers :-)

And for the records, you do not need any approbation to post a review :-| Especially one from such a splendid set ;-)

He just asked because you asked me to review it and I agreed. He didn't want "to take it away from me". He was just being considerate ;-)

As for the review:

I know the set already and know what treasures it hides, but the review itself was very nicely done, including the pics. Good work *y*

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Ah, so this review was originally part of the Divers thread, and I'm not going crazy *wacko*

:-P

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Ah, so this review was originally part of the Divers thread, and I'm not going crazy *wacko*

:-P

Looool not yet mate :-D

After seeing the new SW MF and gun you just might :-P

*yoda*

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Woah, one great review for a great looking set. I really want this. Looks brilliant. Thanks for enlightening me.

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Only 344 pieces?

It might just be the excellent photography, but the set looks so much fuller.

Woah, one great review for a great looking set. I really want this.

Hell, I want TWO. :-D

There's some single parts in there I would love duplicates of.

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A very good review of a very good set!

I always wanted this but I was young and had to rely on my parents when it came down to big sets. Missed this one, unfortunately...

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Yes, a very good set and a very good review too with excellent pictures. Maybe a medium size set, but a large size playability! It

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Thanks for your comments :-$

Like I said in the divers topic, this set is the best compromise between a good look, good pieces and animals, and the price in the divers line: 6558 was too small for me and 6560 too expensive when they where on sell.

It is just below the 6560 and the 6441 deep reef refuge for the size.

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wow... nice review. i have to say your review has swayed me from my initial hatred over this line. for such a small price tag it has a lot of play value. i could see this set as a way of introducing my kid to marine live and maybe have a small treasure hunting adventure. i guess my ignorance was mostly from the poor box design. the box art probably put me off, but the actually set is very nice indeed especially for its price range.

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I got that set when i was about 7 for xmas. I loved that set, and I was hoping someone would do a review of it. Nice review!

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