20004 Indiana Jones BrickMaster Exclusive Review
Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:18 AM
This set comes with 1 mini-fig, the standard Indy with hat and whip-no satchel:
I am really happy with the amount of frown headlight bricks that come with this set. 12 in all:
The mudguards are cleverly built with 1 x 2 panels and 1 x 1 panel corners in dark green. In the first 2 pages of the instructions, there are a lot of great pieces. This set would sell like mad if it were released for sale. Parts monkeys alone would go insane buying these up for the dark green and frown pieces:
The body of the car consists of black plates, brackets and modified bricks with curved tops that allow the dark green mudguards to just peak out. Cool technique:
The grill looks cool using only six pieces. I wish all small sets were this unique and cool:
Here's the completed jeep. It looks a little small for an actual jeep, but for a brickmaster set, it's awesome, IMO:
Some more detail shots of the set with Indy in the driver's seat:
I hope they take BrickMaster exclusives overseas because it'd be awesome if everybody could get these. My buddy CopMike would probably love to be the first to review this set, so I've dedicated my review comic to him:
Playability: 8/10 (You need to add some other sets and characters to really play with this set)
Design: 9/10 (Great techniques and inclusion of rare parts, but loses a point for being an unrealistic size for a jeep)
Price: 10/10 (Part of the BrickMaster package, it is a reasonable prize for an exclusive set and everything else that comes with the subscription)
Overall: 9/10 (Great, but not perfect and definitely needs to be offered overseas. LEGO would make a ton of money releasing this for sale, IMO as it really is a terrific small set.)
Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:30 AM
Simply put, I'd have to admit this is one of the best Indy sets. And in such a small package. It's a very detailed lil' jeep, and that's why I like it. I have this too, but I don't want to open it since it's exclusive.
Wait, I thought we were calling it "rown" and not "frown"
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:30 AM
And what an addition this would be to my army.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:39 AM
I gave it for an above average for that cool little jeep. For an exclusive BrickMaster set, this is certainly one of the best vehicles I had ever seen. I like its construction built. If this is ever released in the main stream, I am sure it will be a hit to get a small sized Indiana Jones set.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:48 AM
I've had this since it first came out, but didn't think it would be that impressive, so I didn't bother opening it. Now, I'm tempted.
Aside from the slight size issue, I can't find anything here to gripe about, except for the limited availability. I want 5. I think that makes me a parts monkey. Eek eek.
You're exactly right about this selling like mad. It's another one of those missed opportunities for TLG. Sure, it's nice to get people to subscribe by offering it as part of BrickMaster, but in the long run, put it in the stores for $6 and sell a million. Just give us Indy's manbag, we need it for postal employees and such.
As is the running joke whenever I comment on one of your reviews, I'd give this a solid 985. Not out of anything, just 985.
Or, in clearer terms: + 1/2 (though I voted 5)
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:09 AM
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:53 AM
The only drawback is that I didn't get another satchel for my various uses for them.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:22 PM
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:49 PM
And just think how close PaulC was in his reverse building of this which turned into a Event Exclusive in Billund !
He was just wrong on the color of the headlight bricks (black instead of frown) and the rear bumper stuff which couldn´t be seen on the bag picture! Kudos PaulC!
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:52 PM
Great teaser. What a cool site you've linked to. I love it! Thanks.
I'm glad you guys liked the review and I hope everyone gets a chance to own this little gem...for a reasonable price.
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