6262 King Kahuka's Throne
Set Name: 6262 King Kahuka's Throne
Price: ??? (I don't know the original price. I got it from Bricklink with no box for $17. Unfortunately, I was not able to locate the Euro or Pounds price.)
Off we go!
Unfortunately, I don't have the box because I didn't like the idea of spending over $50 for a set with under 200 pieces. So sorry, no box pics.
I think the image on the front is very good. It seems less setup somehow than the instructions these days. It looks more like someone snuck up on them while they were going about their duties and snapped away rather than something that was planned.
A nice selection here. There is a pretty good amount of printed pieces in this set which is always nice. For example, the zebra print tile, as well as the pirate flag nowadays would almost certainly be stickered. The set also comes with a nice dark grey BURP and a red boat for the Pirates.
The main buying point of this set for me were the minifigs. This set comes with 5 of them which is quite good for a small set like this, especially when compared to the sets of today.
The set comes with 1 alligator, 2 Pirates, 2 Islander Warriors and King Kahuka himself. I really like the Islanders' torso and leg prints. The leafy skirts are a nice touch and the make-up on the faces is superb.
Some Parts I Liked
These shields have a nice design on them and I always like the treasure chests.
A Picture Inside The Manual
This is a feature that I liked in the manual, it shows an overhead view of the baseplate so it's much easier to find where to put the piece.
I certainly could have used this feature in last year's Aquabase Invasion set.
A Close-Up Of The King
The face print is nice. I wonder who Kahuka's make-up artist is....
The finished set!
First, The Pirates' Boat
The boat is really nice. The sail is made out of a nice cloth, and connects simply to the mast.
And now, the main part of the set, the throne!
This is a really nice model. I think the colors and the design make it really feel like a different part of the LEGO world.
The rock sculpture looks fantastic as well.
The throne, which is sort of a stretcher thing attaches here. It connects on a 1x2 tile with a stud in the middle for easy removal
Here is the treasure that the Pirates seek
The treasure rests on tiles inside of the rock.
The zebra print tribal drum
This is simple but nice. One thing that's great about this which I mentioned earlier, is that this and all of the other pieces with designs on them are printed.
That's right, no stickers to be found here! I have used these zebra-print tiles many times for MOCs, as they make a great exotic detail piece.
The lovely rock head
I think this is wonderful. It really adds a lot to the set. It is well built with grey slopes, curved pieces for the mouth and nose, headlight bricks for the eyes and feathers and horns for detail.
The complete set!
Overall, this looks great in my opinion with great landscaping and some fun parts.
Well, it looks like the Pirates walked all over the Islanders and stole their treasure... In fact, it looks like it was pretty brutal.
Now, for the the ratings!
Price: 8/10 (for $17 not a great price per piece value. But when you add 5 figs in, it makes it a decent price. Plus this set hasn't been in stores for 14 years so that adds some cost)
Parts: 9/10 (The set has some really nice printed parts, as well as a baseplate, which in my opinion, is great)
Design: 9/10: (No flaws that I can think of right away. The rock face is very well built)
Playability: 8/10 (Not really anything to play with, although you can sail the ship and steal the treasure)
Build: 9/10 (Rock face uses nice techniques and the rest of the set is simple but looks good)
Minifigs: 10/10 (The minifigs are just fantastic. Great prints, and just overall fun.
It looks like the Pirates have picked up a new recruit from the island...
The older LEGO sets have a really different look to them than the new sets, and I think it's nice to have a mix of new and old.
This is definitely a great set with a nice build and great minifigs. Add to this the great printed pieces and that old Pirate charm, and you get a very nice set that I can certainly recommend.
Thanks, and happy building!
Edited by Erdbeereis, 17 August 2009 - 02:39 AM.