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#1 dabulls03


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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:46 AM

It's not often that I get the opportunity to be the first person to review a set here on Eurobricks, so when I saw that my local TRU had all of the new Prince of Persia sets, I decided to pick up a couple that hadn't been reviewed yet.  :classic:  
It has been a while since I reviewed a set, so forgive me if my review isn't quite up to par. (Also, sorry in advance for the
poor lighting on the pictures :sceptic:)

Review 1: Desert Attack

Set Information

Set Number: 7569
Set Line: Prince of Persia The Sands of Time
Pieces: 57
Minifigs: 3 (plus one skeleton)
Animals: 1 horse
Cost: $10.99 US  
Release Date: April 2010

The Box

Box Front
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Box Back
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Inside we find two bags, a horse, a dark tan bush, and the instruction sheet.

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The MiniFigures

The minifigs are definitly the reason to get this set.  They are incredibly detailed and a must have for PoP collectors. This set in particular showcases the new weapons and accessories featured in the Prince of Persia line.

Hassassin #1

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Front without head wrap
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Hasssassin #2

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Front without head wrap
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Back (featuring double sided head expression)
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Another reason this set is a must have is the beautiful horse. It is heavily printed with sand blue and gold.

With Saddle
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Without Saddle
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Saddle Alone (Yes, it is sand blue. Unfortunately the lighting makes it look dark bley... :classic:)
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The Build

Not much to see here folks...

Pieces of interest
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Of course the exclusive dark tan bush, as well as some dark tan plates and slopes.  The spear is Dark Brown, and the vegitation is dark bley.

Final Product
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The ONLY play feature
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Isn't that nice?  Some hidden jewels for the kiddies.  But what do you expect in a set this size?

Extra Pieces
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Hurray! An extra attachable claw!

Final Thoughts

For what it's worth, it's a good little set.  Great minifigs and some nice rare pieces.  Again, there isn't much more to be expected from a set this size.


Minifigs 10/10 By now everyone should know how outstanding the minfigs are in the Prince of Persia line, and this set is no exception.  The set includes great new weapons and accessories and amazing front and back printings on the figs.
Build 5/10  There isn't a whole lot you can do with 57 pieces, but the rare parts and minifigs make up for it.
Pieces 9/10  For a set this size, it has an great selection of rare, useful pieces.
Price 8/10  I'm not one to whine about price, but 57 pieces for 10.99 isn't too fair.  However, you do get a lot of rare pieces
Playability 7/10 Dastan can be ambushed by the Hassassins and find the secret treasure. That's about it.  

Overall 39/50  Not too bad at all. I would definitly recommend this set for PoP fans.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:54 AM

Ooh! Another first review! Thanks, dabulls03, for getting us this informative rundown of the set.

I for one, don't particularly care for this set. It's like a battle pack, except that it only has three minifigs. The rare parts and minifigs are interesting, but I don't find them quite worth the price.

Also, I have a Fight for the Dagger coming in the mail, so I either look forward to seeing yours, or to getting mine out first.  :devil:

Awesome insight into the set, thanks again!

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:54 AM

Thanks for the review!  Looks like I need to head to TRU tomorrow (hopefully these are BOGO).  I'm really liking the spiky shoulder armor and the horse.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:56 AM

Ooh, so it's officially an old floppy-armed skeleton!
While I would gladly have taken another enemy minifig, the skeleton's great too as I don't have the original old-armed skeleton.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:25 AM

One of them Hassansins has orange eyebrows and a black beard. :wacko:

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:31 AM

I assembled this set yesterday and it's bloody fantastic. Nice minifigs, so many cool pieces, nice colours, epic horse, and my favourite - old skelly !!

My rate would be 5/5.  :knight:

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:51 AM

View PostYG-49, on Mar 29 2010, 12:25 PM, said:

One of them Hassansins has orange eyebrows and a black beard. :wacko:
Like some minifigures form Star Wars Clone Wars,i think.
The set is very bad for the price,but it have many good pieces,like bush,minifigure accessories and some tan and dark tan.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for the review dabulls03!  :classic:  This is a set I'll definintely be purchasing, those claws will be great for certain custom figs and theo verall minifigs and pieces for this are delightful! That tan bush is very neat too.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

Thanks dabulls03 for reviewing this set!

This is probably the set I'm the least interested in of the PoP line,but it's still a must buy because of the horse and the dark tan bush. The figures are also nice, I like that the torsos are fairly generic and can be used for other types of figs too, like soldiers or civilians. I also love the new turban, it looks really nice  :thumbup: The return of the old skeleton is also good, I'm not to fond of the one with droid arms.
To bad the set doesn't include any pieces with the new colour, I think they should use it more since they have spend so much money in making a new colour.

I give the set a 3 out of 5, a good and nice set that has it's pros and cons but I like it. The price is the main reason for not giving it a 4, here in Sweden these battle pack-sized sets costs over $20 and that is really bad for only 57 pieces. I'll probably end up with 1 or 2 anyway but I might also use BrickLink to save money.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:20 PM

Nice review, the iamges could use some work but the set looks cool.  I'm assuming it's the baseline of the indie sets, almost like a battle pack.  I think this is definetaly worth the price.

Thanks for the review.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

Great reveiw. Pictures could use a little brightening, but they still work nicely.

This is the one PoP set I know I'll be getting. The hoods will work nicely for the two Death Eaters I'm going to make, Dastan's hair piece will work great for another minifigure I'm planning, and the flesh-toned pieces will work nicely for some other custom Harry Potter themed minifigures. Not sure what I'll do witht he horse, but I'm sure I'll find something.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 03:45 PM

THe set looks great. i ordered two of them. Might get some more later on.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:11 PM

Hey! I was going to review this! (I'm getting it this afternoon). Oh well, you probably did a better job than I would have anyway. Nice to have a closer look at the minifigures.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:15 PM

This set has to viewed as a 'battlepack' set, you get some nice MiniFig's and a handfull of bricks which can be arranged to resemble something.  For me the printed horse (which looks stunning), more than makes up that we only get three MiniFig's (i dont count skeleton as one!).  The dark tan bush is just the iceing on the cake.  Another must buy as soon as I can!
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

Thanks for the quick review dabulls03. I hope the Lego store has these in the next days. The claws looks good for a wolverine minifigure. The darktan bush will be good for desert mocs.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:53 PM

thanks for the review!
i really like the head piece of the 2nd assassin.
Can't wait until they're available. will look for offers shipping to me or do some shopping holidays in uk or else.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:43 PM

Thanks for the great review!
I´ll get this set for sure.
Can´t wait for a review of  the other sets that havn´t been reviewed.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:02 PM

I'm oing to get at least 4 of these, mostly for the horses but also for the great figs, and the sword holder, and the treasure. (Too many good things :pir_laugh2: )
Thank you for the review, it was very informative :thumbup:

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:46 PM

Thanks for the review! I had picked this set up and was going to review it, but you beat me to it!  :tongue:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:58 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone!
I didn't realize how close I was to not being the first person to review this set.
Once again I apologize for the poor lighting on the photos.  My next review should have better quality photos.

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Also, I have a Fight for the Dagger coming in the mail, so I either look forward to seeing yours, or to getting mine out first.  :devil:

Unfortunatley for you I think I'm going to beat you to it.  :devil:  My review should be up tonight.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:33 AM

This is an excellent little $10 (USD) set. I love the figs, especially the faces and the torsos.  The horse is very nice with the new custom print job, and it has a few little extras.  Thanks for sharing the early review.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:35 AM

A very good review. Nice to be first sometimes  :wink:
Good amont of pictures covering the set very good.
Sure the pictures are a little dark, but they are of good quality.
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:23 PM

Thank you for the nice review.
It looks great.
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