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PICTORIAL REVIEW: 1747 Pirates Treasure Surprise


14 replies to this topic  – Started by Lord Of Pies , May 27 2008 04:54 PM

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#1 Lord Of Pies

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 04:54 PM

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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#2 Norro

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:01 PM

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...

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:11 PM

View PostLord Of Pies, on May 27 2008, 05:54 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:39 PM

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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#5 Norro

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:49 PM

View PostShoc, on May 27 2008, 06:39 PM, said:

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

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#6 Shoc

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:19 PM

View PostNorro, on May 27 2008, 08:49 PM, said:

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:

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#7 Fluyt

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:55 PM

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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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:28 PM

cool i might have to buy on ebay
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:58 PM

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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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

View PostShoc, on May 27 2008, 07:19 PM, said:

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

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Makes you wonder...  :pir_bawling:

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:50 AM

View PostLord Of Pies, on May 28 2008, 02:54 AM, said:

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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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:58 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Jun 4 2008, 10:50 PM, said:

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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#13 Mister Phes

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:04 AM

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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#14 Lord Of Pies

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:09 AM

It's true I got Eldorado fortress for only £25 too.
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:02 AM

Nice, but pretty boring looking set.
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