6239 Chase for the map (planned to buy: 4)
6240 Pirate raft (planned to buy: 2)
6241 Treasure Island (planned to buy: 1)
6242 Soldiers Fort (planned to buy: 4)
6243 Pirateship (planned to buy: 1)
8396 Soldier with three weapons, backpack and the big hat. (planned to buy: 10)
8397 Pirate with weapon and campfire. (planned to buy: 10)
*This is planned on base knowlage of what I can afford financially*
Okay a Quick review about the sets:
6239 Chase for the map
The cannon on wheels is a new thing for the whole pirate theme,
not unwelcome though! I really like to see this added to my collection!
I can really use a few cannons for land based battles mainly!
The figures are looking pretty nice, the pirate looks like a pirate with
a belt that looks like it came straight from the Vikings theme!
Does look great but I personnally don't like the figure though but is a nice addon!
The soldier looks really nice and sure is a great addition to any collection!
It's highly detailed but unfortunatly the set could use a second soldier if
you ask me!
6240 Pirate raft
The raft is for the first time without a sail and does give a bad look.
I do love the golden spyglass that has been added and a recolored octopus!
The pirates look a little dull if you ask me and the 2x2 barrel has obviously
been replaced with a box. WHY??? since when is a box a nice thing to place on
a raft?? Overall the raft is kinda dull and on my opinion not that
worthy of buying.
6241 Treasure Island
The new blue boat is great! I sure wish LEGO did this sooner! After a green and
red boat for the Pirates they finally have a blue boat! Ofcourse you can take a
white boat that is out there aswell! All figures look pretty good and will
be a great addition to any collection! I how ever do not really like the looks
of the island that looks too much like the jack Stone Pirate theme LEGO gave out.
Also the 'siege' weapon on the island is looking really basic,
i wish they had placed a real cannon or a smaller cannon that can be used in
other sets aswell.
6242 Soldiers Fort
A great set! I truely love it! it has a great classic pirate style look!
Dynamite is now realalistic looking, even a banana and new flames!
Simple build, but it does look great! Prison, tower and a small building!
I notice the old captain is returned with new looks, 3 soldiers and a soldier
officer!!! Just a great set i love to buy and I really recommend!!!
Footnote: I noticed a fortress on the background, perhaps the same like
the new castle line? A trick to give a small hint for late 2009 or early 2010?
Also noticed a little brick (white 1x1 brick with eye) on the right side,
perhaps this can be a component building?
A new ship for the pirates, although the ships that pirates used were mostly small
fast ships this might just be aswell a good thing for the pirate theme.
Jack Stone pirate themed sails are actually a bad thing to add, I wished they took
more to create new sails in that. great figures have been added and a shark
from the jack Stone theme... whish they didnt do that o_0
The ship actually is shaped pretty nice and NEW masts!!! I also notice they FINALLY
added crownests! Now you finally won't have to improvice to create one yourself!
I think the ship actually may be a little wider so you can add more guns inside
and can build a bigger ship. I actually do not like the guns on the front, they are
way up to high and the cannon on the back isnt looking nice on the back side.
Further I notice a golden hook on the captain? The mast riggings look actually
longer then the ones in the old sets, so can we espect something like 30 studs long
rigginge now? They also look narrower then usually. I also noticed the 2x2 hole
that used to be in the bow is gone aswell, new ship hull parts!!!
FOOTNOTE: I noticed another ship with 2 masts on the background, looks like a
big one aswell! So far I can see 8 sails! (look behind the island behind the pirate
Picture is too small to judge correctly
8396 Soldier with three weapons, backpack and the big hat.
It's obviously based on the medieval set but if really a great pack anyways!
A soldier with starter gear! A great set to start out any collection!
8397 Pirate with weapon and campfire.
Another great starter set! A unique pirate you can not find in any of the sets,
a snake, fish and a crate.
Edited by Voodoo Hand, 31 October 2008 - 12:22 AM.