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#1 Doctor Sinister

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:56 AM

Well, this is my first ever set review, and I'm not entirely sure what to do, but here goes...

I had to upgrade my hosting package for the Tabletown website last night as it's become so popular I'd exhausted my monthly bandwidth allowance - and so I've put duplicate pix on Flickr  which was just as well as the full set of pix has had over 90 viewings in the last few hours!

This is of course a scene from the first movie - Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I'll confess it's been some years since I saw it.

Here's the box, front and back:

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The back of the box shows a neat sequence of Indy grabbing the front of the truck and sliding under it and down its length - note the number of grab handles he has to do this!

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(sorry about the glare, never taken box art pix before)

Here's the supply truck:

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Note the GOLD chest in the back!  More of this later...

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The mudguards and wheelarches are masterfully crafted with little "wing" pieces.  The entire chassis is built up from plates - aside from the cabin base, there are NO juniorised parts here.  Note also the silver 1x1 studs - there are a LOT of these, at the side they look like suspension springs.

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A view from dead-on front, it looks a little narrow to me here.

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The canvas hood to the rear is attached with technic pins and held in place by a new piece I personally haven't seen before:

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And here's the car:

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Again, it's all plates, no large pieces

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Mudguards/wheelarches are formed in the same way - no specialised pieces for those here, it's really nicely done IMO.

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And here's Indy himself on his horse:

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The complete set:

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The minifigs!  The Afrika Korps torso is excellent and will be mega-useful I'm sure for military builders like myself, but one word of warning - that little patch of skin showing beneath the shirt is peachy-fleshie skin, NOT yellow!

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Here's that gold crate:

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In summary, I absolutely adore this set - you get four really cool minifigs, some weapons, a GOLD crate, lots of nice pieces and TWO - count them - TWO military vehicles!  And the price isn't too bad either - �24.99.

I will definitely be buying at least one more of these for the troops and vehicles.

Like I say, this is my first review, I held off as I thought Vader was doing one and as you can see it's not a building review as I've already built it - but if there's anything I've missed or you want to see more pix of certain items let me know, although I'm off to bed right now.   :-)

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:05 AM

You are amazing Doctor Sinister! Those two vehicles are the only Legos that I have seen that are sexy! *wub*



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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:07 AM

*wub* Thank you very much DS for this excellent review!
I simply love how both vehicles are brick built and no large parts
No stickers either  *y*
The gold chest is beautiful but not as good as a chrome gold one but oh well
The Nazi/soldiers are very cool and have perfect outfits and torsos
Indy like always is a sweet fig, shame about his whip not uncurled
In the pics though it looks like he can uncurl it though
Is it a bendy plastic like on the orgianl black whip?

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:06 AM

You are amazing Doctor Sinister! Those two vehicles are the only Legos that I have seen that are sexy! *wub*



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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:07 AM

wow, nice one. Thanks for the review
you are making me want to buy this set.  :-D

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:08 AM

View PostPiranha, on Dec 15 2007, 03:07 AM, said:

Is it a bendy plastic like on the orgianl black whip?

It does uncurl and the end is sort of flared into a small block shape so you can hook it onto things, but if it's left to its own devices it curls up again immediately - so it's not posable or anything.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:16 AM

View PostDoctor Sinister, on Dec 14 2007, 05:08 PM, said:

It does uncurl and the end is sort of flared into a small block shape so you can hook it onto things, but if it's left to its own devices it curls up again immediately - so it's not posable or anything.

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Thanks *y* thats interesting, one last thing, if you bend it too hard will it snap?

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:16 AM

View PostPiranha, on Dec 14 2007, 10:16 PM, said:

Thanks *y* thats interesting, one last thing, if you bend it too hard will it snap?

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I don't think he would want to try that :-D


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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:17 AM

View PostPiranha, on Dec 15 2007, 03:16 AM, said:

Thanks *y* thats interesting, one last thing, if you bend it too hard will it snap?

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A quick experiment just now suggests not - but I wouldn't like to vouch for the long-term stability if you used it like the "real" Indy.   :-D

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:18 AM

Woohoo! Thanks very very much Doctor S.! I couldn't resist, and took a peak at the pics while you were still uploading them, before the pics of the chest and box were up. X-D Awesome, I want to run down to the store and pick this up, but I need an extra 10-20 dollars, and they're not here in NZ yet. X-D  :-P
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:23 AM

Thanks for this superb reiew Dr.S!  :'-)
This set is MINDBLOWING!  *wub*    I love everything in it, excellent construction!  *y*

One thing, could you post a pic of the jewels and coins located in the chest please? Aswell as a shot of the peice page in the instructions?

Thankyou!  :'-)

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:29 AM

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:32 AM

Thanks for the reveiw, i absolutely  *wub*  this set a must buy for me! nice reveiw *y*

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:33 AM

Thank you and I hope you didn't break the whip trying  :-D If only I could find these in Hawaii  *sad*
However I will probably have them in January 2008 since they are a 2008 theme  :-D
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:42 AM

View PostDoctor Sinister, on Dec 15 2007, 02:29 PM, said:

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Thanks!  :'-)
I love, love! LOVE THAT GOLDEN CHEST!  *wub*

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:47 AM

oh man...this means the set will cost $50. oh well...gotta hand it to them. that's a nice looking truck and suv.  *y*

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:59 AM

View Postnatelite, on Dec 14 2007, 05:47 PM, said:

oh man...this means the set will cost $50. oh well...gotta hand it to them. that's a nice looking truck and suv.  *y*

Actually its only about 30USD because in Europe the prices are higher
The price was posted a while back and the set only has 272 pieces so $30 is a great price

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:05 AM

Can you possibly show some pictures of the truck without the canvas canopy thing on it?
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:16 AM

thank you so much! i can't stress that enough! thank you

i know this might sound weird :-$ but could you possibly tell me if their are two or three soldiers on the top of the box? thank you (how many times have i said that? :-P )

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:44 AM

When I first saw this I really wanted it, but seeing it in person (sort of),I'm going to get this the first chance I get! :'-)  5 stars to this set and the upcoming movie.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:24 AM

LUCKY! I'm so jealous!

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:38 AM

Fantastic review, Sinister!  Really, as my recent attempts have taught me all too well, it's hard getting shots that good, and your pics are excellent. Nice work!

I, too, really love how TLC has handled these vehicles - the design, detailing, and playability on both the trucks is great.  That and I'm always up for a good troop building set.  My desert faction was in need of some ground troops!

Of course, as you've shown here, this amazing set can be made even better with a few Brickarms accessories added in for some historically accurate flavor.  ;-)

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 06:29 AM

Awesome! I'm so jealous. Thanks for the great reviews. I'm moving it to the correct forum...

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:57 AM

Many thanks, Dr Sinister!

This set is great! The golden treasure chest, more silver studs, 3 nazis, some beautifully built vehicles and Indy himself *wub*

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The minifigs!  The Afrika Korps torso is excellent and will be mega-useful I'm sure for military builders like myself, but one word of warning - that little patch of skin showing beneath the shirt is peachy-fleshie skin, NOT yellow!
Hmm, I thought that was another top underneath it. It doesn't look flesh coloured in the photos.

Once again, thanks  *sweet*

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:13 AM

Thank you for the great review Dr. S  *y* .  I am definitly buying this set, I  *wub* the look of the whole set.  Where did you find this?  
I am surprised at the treasure chest though.  In the movie they were transporting the Ark.  I am confused why Lego did not make a model of the Ark.
VERY COOOOL anyway!!



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