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#1 xwingyoda

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:58 PM

Yes my SpongeBob fans, its time for another review !! Lets look at our Bikini Bottom map and head strait to meet Miss Puff at her Boating school. She is waiting for us to give us a guided tour of her establishment  ;-)

Another bit of SB history: this set comes from the following episode:
Boating School: SpongeBob fails his boating test for the 38th time (what a freaking retard lool). He's so determined to get his license that Patrick decides to help him. He implants a walkie-talkie inside SBs head in order to cheat and tell him what to do.

You will say that I am biais but I really enjoy building this set and I really like the SB theme !! Lets hope 2008 brings more of that cool spongieness !! But I digress...

Here are general pics of the instruction booklet and the DSS (G there are loads of crappy stickers in that one also !!). As you can see the set is divided in 3 polybags. Shamelessly (but nonetheless wilfully hehe), I will disregard the third one which is that playability crap course !! I would have reviewed it but since it involves stickers, I didnt want to ruin the parts and without stickers it would look dull, plain and ugly (it does look crappy with so imagine without), so that review will not be 100% complete and I do apologise in advance. But how many of you would have build that and keep it hehe

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1/ Mfs and extras

I will start with the really cool Miss Puff  *wub*  (the fig mind you !!). She looks a bit stressed !! No wonder, that sponge menace will bring her to the hospital once again hehe. As you can see, that MF comprises 3 parts: the small blue 1x1 round and the 2 major parts.

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Yeay another great stupid looking SB. I love those idiotic faces !! 3 different SB figs and 3 idiotic faces hehe. You never can get enough of them !!

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Here is just a regular Patrick. Too bad Patrick doesnt have different expressions !

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The pull back boat car: nothing really to report (except the fact that I left it sticker free !!)

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The only thing I built from the third polybag is that pretty cool ancker holding tower thingie !! Looks great in a lighthouse set hehe. Yes the roud tile bouey is printed !! Its the same as in SB's bed in the Bikini Bottom set  ;-)

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OK, its time for those two great buildings: the lighthouse and the school + pontoon !! Before reviewing them individually, here is a general pic.

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2/ The lighthouse

One of the main reason to own that great set !! Sure it suffers from accute stickeretite (sad but  :-D ). T worst is that door), but nonetheless a great and simple building !! Great white/red colour scheme, and a really fantastic 2 turning lights !! I really like the yellow top of the lighthouse, it adds to the comic atmosphere of that theme instead of having a more plain red/white only.

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The rear has nothing really fancy, except tools to fix it in case of problems hehe.

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The only thing I modified since I didnt build the third polybag is that I got rid of the trechnic parts on the right of the lighthoue to replace them with regular logs

All hail the tower King !!  :-D

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3/ The school and pontoon

I really like that little building and its great to see that once again TLC uses the amazing dark blue color !! Its really a simple design but looks fantastic and can be used for many things in a town hehe I also really like the combination with those dark bluish grey slopes !!

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The rear reveals the desk, stickers on the wall (doh !!) and two clams serving as chairs (really like on the show). Its really great to see that TLC stays really as close to the show as possible.

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The pontoon again is simple yet really cool and effective. And its really nice to have 2 lifesaving boueys.

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The only thing I modified since I didnt build the third polybag is that I got rid of the trechnic parts in front of the pontoon to replace them with regular logs

On the overall, I think its really a great set !! Apart from the crap stickers, I think TLC should have ditched (or simplified) the third playability polybag to lower the cost !! Oh well, parts are always usefull (except those one part shitty palm trees !!).

So until my next review, I bid you farewell my Spongebob fans !! And I really hope to see next year hehe

Will SB get his drivers license one day ? For the sake of Bikini Bottom, lets hope not !!
No license ever On !!

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:32 PM

Thats really a great and overall nice playset with a very cool Mrs. Puff
and a fine new Spongebob!  *sweet*
The boating schools indeed very nice with a beautiful color scheme, and
so is the lighthouse.... Im really tempted to buy a second set just to "complete"
these buildings.... although its a little too expensive for doing so, and it wouldnt
even fit with the style of the other SB sets.  X-D
Wet highway to the poor puffer fish privat hell on!  :-D

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:52 PM

You've done it again.  *yoda* ! Great reveiw. I really like this set, but in my opinon, $50 is steep considering I won't actually 'play' with it. I mean, half of it is a track for peat sake! Ill eventually get it for the Mrs. Puff figure, though.  *y*

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:15 PM

*yoda* comes through again! I love this set... but it just costs too much for Australians so I will be giving it a miss.  :'-( It is a shame as it has clams in it... 8-|





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Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:27 PM

I like this one better than the other one for parts and such, plus I'm generally a sucker for any different minifig, but yeah, that price is steep.

Great review though!

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 05:37 PM

One more SB face - YEAH *wub*!

Being a lighthouse freak I really like it, the trans clear blue ones rocks *y*! Im getting it - period!

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:00 PM

Another great review, thanks *yoda*!

Man, those smooth slopes really look like crap when on a roof  :-|   That was the whole reason they had texture in the first place... |-/   I'll never liked those, they feel so cheap!

The new SB head is great, and can Mrs. Puff's legs move?  I just ask since her feet are separate, and in figs where the legs can't move, they're usually one piece at the bottom to keep them from breaking off.

The set looks great, and seems to have a lot of playability

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:25 PM

Nice review !!

I'm not a big fan of those Spongebob figs.
However this set has some very useful pieces.
This is actually the first time I took a decent look at a Spongebob set.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:06 PM

Yoda, I don't thank you for this review, and after the Chump Bucket review too! Because I'm so exited to have them that since I ordered them from s@h, I come back home aftre the work the faster I can, with the hope to see a big box on my bed... and this, even if I know that it tooks more than 6-7 days to have my order...

This Mrs. Puff figs is really really nice *wub*
And this 3rd SB head too!

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:30 AM

Man, that Sponge-bob head cracks me up! Hilarity.This is a cool set, although I much prefer the Chum Bucket set. I don't see what's wrong with the course, then again I can see why AFOLs wouldn't like it. It's just playability really. I like the breakable wall though. The building is cool, a few modifications (i.e. making it more realistic, real chairs for a start) and it would make a cool little wharf for your Lego town.

And to SW4J, Mrs Puff's legs are connected at the feet, if you look closely.

So, thanks for the great review, *yoda*!


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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:26 AM

Thank you  *yoda* for strike 2!

Its SB again. |-/
Sticker Alarm! :-X

But this set is better than Chum Bucket. There are far more interesting parts if you dont like SB.
Especially the light house and the little hut with the wooden pontoon. *y*
And yet again another set with smooth slopes and rough ones...
Too bad, too bad. >:-(  >:-(  >:-( If I just knew the person who is responsible for that... >:-)

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:48 AM

Nice review mate, the set look's great and a real must for all those SB fan's out there. The whole set scream playability that's for sure, which is great because let's be honest their's gonna be alot of kid's and  *yoda*  out their playing with it :-P  X-D  ;-) .

Geezzzzz what is it with all those bloody stikers? This set would be soooooo much better with printed piece's instead of those, still once your over that at least the rest is ok.

Am i the only one who thinks Mrs Puff kinda look's like a kinder egg toy? Their's nothing wrong with that mind you (yes i have a kinder problem X-D ) just seem's strange to me.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:22 PM

Maybe mrs Puff has a nice toy inside X-D

I like this review. The lighthouse part and the school are nice enough for other towns. and the figs are nice, even mrs puffs 2 pieces you can't use for other things. :-)
Pity that it's 50 dollars/+/- 60 euro. for half price I would think about it.
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:41 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Aug 16 2007, 09:26 AM, said:

There are far more interesting parts if you dont like SB.
What?! You can't dislike SB! No one can't! (contrary to Star Trek  :-D )

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Am i the only one who thinks Mrs Puff kinda look's like a kinder egg toy? Their's nothing wrong with that mind you (yes i have a kinder problem X-D ) just seem's strange to me.
Maybe yes, but in  the show too! So really no matter!

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View Postalex54, on Aug 16 2007, 04:41 PM, said:

What?! You can't dislike SB! No one can't! (contrary to Star Trek  :-D )
phaser banks 1+2 ready to fire... >:-)

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:26 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Aug 16 2007, 04:48 PM, said:

phaser banks 1+2 ready to fire... >:-)
Quick !! lets beam Miss Puff out of reach asap !! and prepare to retaliate with Clamu's pearl canon !! Bring it on Trekie  >:-)  :-P

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:08 PM

Holodoc and Yoda, don't be so hard with, or I will call my stronger friend, you know this aqua-squirrel aka Sandy!

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:11 PM

View Postalex54, on Aug 16 2007, 10:08 PM, said:

Holodoc and Yoda, don't be so hard with, or I will call my stronger friend, you know this aqua-squirrel aka Sandy!

Star Treck off Sponge on :-D
Hey Patrick, I'm on your side  :-D  !!
And Sandy can have fun with our doc, Texas style  >:-)

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:14 PM

I might get this and convert it to a lighthouse and warehouse for a city Dock...looks nice.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:45 AM

Very nice review  *yoda* !! Though, I think you should review the "course" because it looks very interesting.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 07:58 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on Aug 16 2007, 10:11 PM, said:

Hey Patrick, I'm on your side  :-D  !!

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:16 PM

It looks like a good set but I would rather get the neighborhood one.




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