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Review: Kracken Attackin'

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The closest thing I've had to a dark age was between 2008-2010, when I was overcome by the bane of my LEGO life... Video Games. Of course this meant I ended up missing the 2009 pirate theme, ( Although I did get Cannon Battle as it was on sale)

but thankfully Ebay gave me a second chance. I ended up winning Kraken Attackin', and it has now become my first review.

Stats:

Price: £8.99/$9.99

Pieces: 79(according to brickset)

Minifigs: 2

Year released: 2009

Instructions:

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I don't have the box, but the art is the same as the instructions

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The instructions show the top minifigure with white arms even though they are yellow. They also give him the tricorner hat but the box shows him with a bandanna.

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There is also a colorful comic inside, which I think makes the instructions a lot more special. This is also the smallest set to have a comic.

The minifigures:

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The Figs in this set are quite common but still nice. The minifigure on the right looks very piratey, and we get a tricorner. I wish they still did them in brown :pir-hmpf_bad: .

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The backs of the minifigs are printed very nicely. Rope design carries on, on the pirate on the right.

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The Kraken is very small and I prefer to think of it as an octopus, as that is what the mold was originally for.

Raft:

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The Main part of the raft is built by building two halves of a frame...

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And joining them using a technic piece. Sturdy design and great SNOT by TLC.

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You then put tan plates on top and add the VERY narrow mast.

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You get two gems as treasure, in a reddish brown box.

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The complete set looks great. I love the ladder to reach the crows nest

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You also get a two toned parrot.

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Birds eye view showing the pirate in the crows nest.

Ratings:

Design: 7/10 I thought it was a good use of snot but too narrow a mast.

Playability: 8/10 two pirates against a sea monster is going too be fun, no matter how big the monster is.

Minifigs: 7/10 They may be common but the pirates are very detailed.

Parts: 6/10 Not much variation as it is mostly round 2 by 2's, but you do get an octopus and a crows nest.

Overall: 7/10 It is a good set and all pirate fans should get it. In the history of Lego rafts I would rate it second, after renagades raft.

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"Don't see what all the hype was about."

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I think you lost a a part of your post on the way :pir-sceptic:

I'd love to see the whole post! :pir-classic:

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I think you lost a a part of your post on the way :pir-sceptic:

Done! I accidentally pressed post way too early, sorry about that.

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Ummmm, you're linking to your desktop;

http://file:///C:/Users/Margaret/Pictures/2012-06-17/235.JPG

That doesn't work...

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Sorry.

You'll have upload your pictures into the internet first. I, for instance, use Flickr as it's free and easy to use. If you're done uploading them, you can deeplink the pictures into your review. How to do that is explained in this great tutorial by "Shadows". Good luck with uploading them! :pir-classic:

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Nice review. Good pictures and enough information. I've added it to our index.

If you like reviewing and you're planning to make more, you might want to check out the Reviewers Academy :pir-wink:

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It is good to be reminded about this set. I remember picking up one or three a few years ago.

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I love this set. Good build, nice colors, decent figs and an octopus. What's not to like?

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