SET REVIEW 1788 Treasure Chest
Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:51 AM
This set isn't very photogenic and very easily to passed off as just a collection of pieces by looking at pictures. But in real life it looks quite nice - its a good solid fort-like structure built upon the top of a rocking outcrop. It comes with a few nice little touches such as a campfire, raft with flag for a sail, a hidden treasure cave and heaps of mini-figure accessories, like a barrell, pot, cup, goblet, weapons, island drum and ceremonial staff.
Speaking of mini-figures, for a small set Treasure Chest contins a generous amount - two Islanders and two Pirates, plus there's a crocodile to keep them on their toes. Also there's an interesting twist, that being all other sets containing Islanders have the pirates invading them, but here its the other way round.
Although the most outstanding feature of this set, is not the design itself but its box. As far as I'm aware this is the most uniquely designed LEGO box in existence. Rather than being a traditional square shape, its in the shape of a treasure chest! So from a collector's perspective without the box this set is nothing.
Overall this set is a pleasant surprise as its better than it looks, however its by no means the best pirate set. A good addition to your pirate collection, but for those not interested in pirates then this set might not have great appeal.
Does anyone else have one? Even if you don't have it (which I guess most of you don't), what is your impression of it from viewing pictures?
Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:30 AM
Posted 18 March 2006 - 04:45 PM
I really like the islander figs, the cannon, palm tree and that printed wall !! Apart from that and the normal pirate accessories, not really great !! Some other good parts but the pirates are just the classic ones, the raft is just horrible...
Posted 18 March 2006 - 05:17 PM
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:04 PM
Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:17 PM
However I think that the throne of king KahuKa should'nt have been aboard the canoe, it looks like it will turn over right away when put into the water... :-D
I also find it kind of weird to see the pirate captain (don't know his name) with blue epaulettes, allthough it adds to the uniqueness of this rare set.
I am still looking for this set, as mentioned in other topics, and I most sincerely intend to buy it when it comes across.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:30 PM
btw, Phes, wasn't this the set you were still missing? it seems you have it after all...
It was me who was (and still is) missing it :'-(
Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:05 AM
I never got this set because it was never released here in finland.. I actually saw the box for the first time now when you rewieved it. I like islanders so it's nice to see them attacking in this set *y* the island could be a bit bigger but I have to give 5/5 That's mainly because of the box and islanders. I can only wish I can find that set somewhere someday.. :-|
Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:43 AM
Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:42 PM
I like that it comes with 4 MF's and a canoe. (i like canoes *y* )
As mentioned already, the box is really kool *wub*
I don't think there is another box like it either Mr. Phes.
1)The sail is a flag.
2)They have overused "King Kahuna"
Other than that it is a great set.
Also, this small fort comes with a cannon. More cannons, is always a good thing.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:59 AM
That was the stuff dreams were made of back then, my friends. 1995 was a very dry year for Pirates if you didn't have enough money for Imperial Outpost or Skull Island, and it was all Islanders the year before that. I had that box forever until it was tragically flattened. Actually, I still have it. :-D
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