Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:44 PM
Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:57 PM
I liked the close-up view of the cannon. I know people had already described it as "pearl dark grey", and I had surmised even from one of the pre-lim photos that the cannons might be in a "gunmetal" type colour, but this photo really confirmed it. I have a couple of robot upper arms in this colour, and I was hoping that's what the cannons would be in, because whatever metallic look is added by the pearl effect, the pearl dark-grey is quite convincing as a gunmetal type colour.
I simply can't wait to get hold of this set, and the others. I'll have to get some extra cannons, either by multiple purchases of these small sets, or by bricklinking. I can't see myself going back to the old cannons for anything but classic sets or scenes (and even then it might be interesting to mod an old set by sprucing it up with the new cannons, new colours and new soldiers/pirates).
Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:23 PM
now, the only set we're missing good pictures and a review of, is the ship
Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:05 PM
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:08 PM
Why did they get rid of the old one?, it worked fine. Does this shoot further, or haven't you compared?
Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:21 PM
Honestly, this may be the first set in ages that I might actually get more than one of. The cheap price combined with a cannon, two figures, and acessories had me sold as soon as I saw the first picture back in August. The minifigs are especially superb - they're easily some of the best lego figures ever.
Edited by Grevious, 17 November 2008 - 05:21 PM.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:27 PM
Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:08 PM
And TheBrickster, I frontpaged it on Classic Pirates as well, hope you don't mind, I just love your reviews , they are amongst the very best of EB and beyond.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:27 PM
Very thorough. I'm glad to see that alot of these new pirate sets have dark green bandanas, as those of us with the originals have plenty of blue and red. I was also pleased to see that it includes and extra blue epaulette piece, the one color epaulelette I want more of.
One question, in the pics, the blue epaulette's seem to be of a more vibrant color than the older pirate blue epaulette color. Are they a different shade, or is it just my monitor?
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:48 PM
What is is with the USA and child safety warnings! We don't have massive labels here! Can't the warning be more discrete at least?
I suppose it has something to do with law - it always does... but anyway back on topic.
Thanks for the review Brickster. Quite detailed for a small set.
I think I preferred the preliminary collapsing wall design but this one wil do.
I'll definately get this when any Pirate sets come out in the Uk. (which reminds me... )
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:19 PM
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 12:16 AM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:50 AM
A course for ports unread.
I'll stand at mast, let north winds blow
Till half of us are dead.
-Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:46 PM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:17 PM
I definitely want multiples of this lovely set. A cannon, 2 minifigs, weapons and some plants for $6 make it a great parts pack.
Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:45 PM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:18 PM
Much better than the soldier impulse. For $2.50 more you get the cannon, a pirate, and other pieces that include most of the pieces from the impulse anyway.
I also saw the kraken attackin and the $10 pirate creator set but nothing else.
Heh, I just realized...the last time I got a set this small in a store at retail price was back in the 90's.
Edited by MillerTime, 19 November 2008 - 05:22 AM.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:40 PM
nice minifigs and cannon.
great for army building.
hope this set come cheap in my country.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:45 PM
In america they had only the first weak or something like that the shooting cannons in 1989. Somehow they decided it was dangerous and they changed it to non shooting cannons, but only for the U.S.A. (don't know about Canada). So for some people in America is the shooting cannon a "new" version.
Thank you for the nice review. Although the figs have some common faces they look very good.
I wished they had made a light bluish grey roofcorner for this set instead of the pearl gold they already put in every crownies castle set. The new metalcoloured Cannon looks also very nice. The idea of this cannon pulled forward by a horse is a nice idea to put in mind.
Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:32 AM
The idea was also used by Playmobil:
Their older Royal Cannon set:
Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:02 AM
Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:36 PM
no victory without suffering,
no freedom without sacrifice.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:20 AM
1. I can pretty much confirm that this set will be £3.99 or £4.99 (no more)
2. PLEASE don't quote the whole review (and Twice as well) ! Thanks
Edited by The Rancor, 23 November 2008 - 12:21 AM.
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