Jump to content


PICTORAL REVIEW: 6264 Forbidden Cove


9 replies to this topic  – Started by Lord Of Pies , Jun 29 2008 11:48 AM

Poll: How do you rate this set? (18 member(s) have cast votes)

On a scale of 1 to 5

  1. 5 - Outstanding (7 votes [38.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.89%

  2. 4 (5 votes [27.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.78%

  3. 3 (3 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. 2 (3 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. 1 - Terrible (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Lord Of Pies

Lord Of Pies
  • Official Pirate Set Reviewer, who's back into pirates!


    Posts: 1726
    Joined: 13-October 07
    Member: 2085
    Country: Great Britain

Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

Greetings fellow pirate lovers, I bring ye another review this time of 6264 Forbidden Cove!

Overview

This set was released in 1994 and consists of 4 minifigures, 207 pieces and retailed at $30, not bad but not exactly an amazing deal!

The Full Review

The set, as mentioned earlier contains 4 minifigs, 2 islanders and 2 rag-tag pirates. On top of that their are a variety of accessories.

Posted Image

A close up shot of the two pirates, both looking very scruffy!

Posted Image

...And the two islanders, both wearing differing outfits.

Posted Image

A musket and pistol are the weapon of choice for the pirates for long range combat whilst the poor islanders are stuck with the bow and arrow.

Posted Image

A very cool tribal drum, in the words of King Kahuka himself: "I beat you like tribal drum"

Posted Image

And the treasure, quite a good helping this time, 8 coins instead of 4.

Posted Image

Now for the set itself, a small fort for the islanders which consists of a canoe, a croc, and the pesky pirates planning plundering!

Posted Image

The pirates and the small rowing boat, nothing unique here.

Posted Image

One of two floors of the structure, providing shelter. The roof is constructed using 3 palm leaves,  held up by 4 1x1 pillars.

Posted Image

The pet croc, looking for a nice pirate meal

Posted Image

Now for the most striking part of the set, a stone "mask", made from bricks and plates, no single  large moulds used here to construct it. Although their are burps on either side of it...

Posted Image

It even swivels on a hinge revealing the submerged ground floor, presumably to hide the treasure, but their isn't actually anything inside aside from to 2x4 red bricks on either side.

Posted Image

The back of the set, with no walls for easy play, showing the 2 floors and ladders to climb up to the 2nd floor

Posted Image

Not much room, but easily defendable, assuming the pirates attack from the front!

Posted Image

A rather tall palm tree is located to the right of the outpost on the beach.

Posted Image

A spear shield is provided and the vines in the back ground are a nice touch too

Posted Image

A Kuhuka mask is sitting on a pole at the very top of the outpost, casting its watchful gaze upon any intruder!

Posted Image

The set is ideal for adventures, with several play features and accessories included

Posted Image

Nothing lack a good whacking to keep your senses alert!

Posted Image

Overall this set has a very solid build, the colour scheme is nice, the black red and grey works well, and the swivelling entrance is very cool, so I suggest that if you do not have this set already, go and buy it!

Comments, criticism and pies welcome!
Are you hasty for a tasty pastry?

#2 Admiral Blockbeard

Admiral Blockbeard
  • Cat Lover


    Posts: 934
    Joined: 10-March 08
    Member: 2872

Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:06 PM

This was the largest pirate Lego set i had as a kid... memories came flooding back while looking over the complete set...

i had forgot all about those vines! oops, must see if i can find the instructions and build it again. thanks for the review, and i can say by experience this set has unending hours of playability!

regards Cpt. PB

#3 Fluyt

Fluyt

    Posts: 561
    Joined: 06-April 08
    Member: 2980

Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

Probably the best islander set. It is great that both "factions" are equal in number and not that one of them is severely outnumbered like in most other sets. Nice looking stone mask and overall nice structure and usefull parts. (and I think it is the only set with the "islander prince" minifig, and the only without kahuka  :thumbup:  (even though it is possible to make him)
5/5  :thumbup:

#4 Shadows

Shadows
  • Awesome, brilliant, not redundant.


    Posts: 14583
    Joined: 30-April 07
    Member: 1558
    Country: USA

Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

Hey, thanks for posting this review! :thumbup:

The Islander sets always seem to be the overlooked, but usually solid sets in the whole Pirates theme, and this one fits that description perfectly.

I've never been sure quite what it's supposed to be, something sort of like a port fortification with a place to hide treasure or ... I don't know. It's a good way to add a couple more natives to the army, another nice swabbie and another eternal Captain Ironhook. Again.  :pir-hmpf: Well, 3 out of 4 isn't bad. :pir-laugh:

My favourite part in the set? The drum, of course. It's the perfect tribal barstool! :pir-sweet: I should pick up a few more of those... I'll be right back, I need to update my Bricklink wanted list.

*time passes*

I'm back!

Boats, oars, guns, gold, pretty much the standard assortment, but add a 16x32 blue baseplate and it's a guaranteed winner, but I think you could still reassemble one for under the $30 price tag. This would have been a great clearance set though.

All things considered, I'm going to give it a 4/5. It's nice. It's useful. It's a little pricey by 1994 standards. Still, a set with plenty of fun and usefulness, so if you find a deal, go for it! :thumbup:

Thanks again, Lord of Pies! :jollyroger:

Shadows is looking for stalkers. Yep, you heard me right. CLICKY!



New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here
Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#5 Fluyt

Fluyt

    Posts: 561
    Joined: 06-April 08
    Member: 2980

Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:57 PM

View PostImperialShadows, on Jun 29 2008, 03:17 PM, said:

but I think you could still reassemble one for under the $30 price tag.

Yeah, you could do that pretty easily, just about every islander set is still pretty cheap. *gotta buy some more before everyone realizes islanders are awesome and prices go sky-high  :pir-tongue:
But what's up with the people voting it 2/5 and not commenting?, what could be so bad about this set? It is at least better than some "classic" pirate sets.

#6 Norro

Norro
  • Writer & Director and Old Grey fetishist


    Posts: 3511
    Joined: 30-April 05
    Member: 315
    Country: Ireland

Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:25 AM

I let this one slip away... It seemed a little flimsy at the time, I was never a huge Islanders fan, and there were castle sets to buy.
But this review has reminded me that there was more there.

Thanks a million and God Bless,

Nathan
Posted Image

#7 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20264
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:39 AM

Thanks for creating this wonderful set review Lord of Pies!

I shall return upon the weekend and share my own thoughts on this set.

#8 Norrington

Norrington
  • Azufre Village Idiot


    Posts: 2032
    Joined: 07-October 06
    Member: 1009
    Country: America

Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:11 AM

Great little set. Lots of accesories and some good figs ("Not antoher Iron Hook mommy, please no!")
It makes me think that the Islanders should have got a real base (like the Imperial Gaurds,  Soldiers, and Pirates.) Sure, they got Enchanted Island, was it, but they coud have got something much cooler. Islanders had great sets but lacked the pizzaz a some other factions. The Armada did to, but their sets just sucked.

Edited by Norrington, 03 July 2008 - 07:11 AM.

Just returned from a 3 or so year dark age, so just getting back into the swing of things. :)

0o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o0o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o0
~Proprieter of Norrington's Fine Minifig Clothiers. Please visit my thread .~
~My MOCpages~My Maj Gallery~My Fan-Fiction.net Gallery~My Photobucket~My Brickshelf~My Youtube~


#9 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20264
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:22 AM

6264 Forbidden Cove, the second largest Islander set has plenty to offer, so today I'll begin by discussing the mini-figures.  

Forbidden Cove has an adequate number of mini-figures for it's size, though it's interesting to note that the significantly smaller King Kahuka's Throne had more.  As some have already mentioned this set includes yet another Captain Ironhook mini-figure and yet another King Kahuka mini-figure.  However, this time they've decided to let Kahuka go maskless, and it was theorised  the mighty TalonCard in A Guide to the Pirates Mini-Figures Part IV this mini-figure may actually be just a prince and not Kahuka himself.

#10 Shoc

Shoc
  • ........................... ............Smartblocks


    Posts: 1085
    Joined: 24-February 08
    Member: 2806
    Country: England

Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:56 AM

I'd never really looked at pictures of this set very much, but now I have read your review I see it is a brilliant set. It looks great, the structure is really nice! I only have one Islander set (one of my two pirate sets) and if I could have bought this instead, I probably would...  :pir-wink:  Well, there's still eBay and Bricklink and the like, but I don't generally buy sets that way...  :pir-sceptic:
I appreciate your great review though, Lord Of Pies!  :pir-cry_happy:

:skull:

Edited by Shoc, 05 July 2008 - 11:56 AM.

Posted Image




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links