I'm Steve Bonnet and I hope I'm in the right Subforum - dunno what "Starwars" is but those classic pirates guys threw me out...
It started some weeks ago. Piracy in the warm Carribean Seas wasn't funny since those this republic soldiers were armed with some seldom, but deadly weapons:
So I sent a Bird to the Pirate's Guild and asked for Reinforcements. Two weeks later, I got a big shiny box from Mr. Lego, Denmark:
Inside there was a little book, stickers and some bags with parts
At first I assembled my new friends, some skinny Pirates from an Island far, far away called Florrum. I couldn't understand one word they're saying. But we had some beers and soon we really understood each other. The third guy was some teacher-like unfriendly very "I know it all" type. We didn't like him from the beginning and sent him to the sea..
Next, we assembled our new ship:
There is a really neat mechanism to lift the ole captain on the deck. Its a good thing because also Pirates get older..
My new friends are also using canon balls, but they don't need those heavy canons any more. They just snip it...
And - finally I got my own BFG. Normally in a battle situation I just yell orders, kill my own personell or wait to be killed by the good looking hero from the other ship. Not any more..
The final assembly was really simple:
Two more Snippin' canon balls are at the stern:
No Sails, no Rudder, no Slaves - we just gut to boxes which are singing like a whale and bringing us whereever we want:
And here it is, the final vessel:
I suggested to call it "The Flying Pearl", but my new friends just called it: "Pilf Mukmuk". Hmm. Strange Name. It's fine ship, but unfortunately the captains cabin isn't high enough for me and my personal protective gear...
It's a good idea to have some harpoons on the outside of your hip, so you can shoot your dinner whenever you want.
AND now - finally we will find those republic bastards and send them to the ugliest place on earth - The Hell of Megabloks.
sic! - Live is not fair...
Design: 10/10 Nice. Really nice. Finally something different. Only thing they could to better is to offer alternative to the snip rockets.
The "jumpseat" is a nice idea...
Build: 6/10 Not very challenging, but not to much repitition.
Playability: 9/10 The tank has wheels and so - while I'm typing this there is an intensive battle between both tanks...
Minifigures: 9/10 If they would hae included a new JarJar or a Clone Trooper - it would be perfect. And I might b wrong, but weren't the heads of the pirats very skinny - and not little balloons?
Price: 8/10 I bought it for 49,95.-€, but I guess the final price will be 39,95.-€ That's not cheap, but ok.
Overall: 42/50 Good set, not too expensive and "something different" who are fed up with clankers, jedi and troopers. Maybe we will see the flying saucer also ...
Edited by KimT, 11 June 2009 - 06:05 PM.
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