PICTORIAL REVIEW: 1481 Desert Island
Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:53 PM
Back in the days before "Impulse" was a word in the LEGO Group's marketing vocabulary there were small sets such 1481 Desert Island. This one in particular was part of a larger "value pack" so it could not be purchased independently. The island itself is very simplistic, just two yellow plates held together with a stack of grey bricks that represent bricks. It is very much similar to 1464 Pirate Lookout which did retail in both box and polybag. The only real difference between the two is the pirate mini-figure and accessories like the flag and animals.
Interestingly Desert Island is the only small pirate set which contains more than one animal, as it generously offers both a shark and parrot. There's a flag on a lance and a pot filled with gold coins - that's about it! A small, simple and sweet set!
Posted 29 August 2008 - 02:00 PM
'Cuz we don't live, We just survive, On the scraps that you throw away
Now will it matter long after I'm gone? Because you never learned a god****ed thing
-My Chemical Romance
Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:23 PM
Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:40 PM
But what was the use of releasing a set exclusively in a value-pack? Why not make the value pack multiple sets that where also released individually or make it just 1 set (no use of putting them in seperate boxes) or did putting multiple sets in 1 value-pack look more like a bargain, and better marketing-wise?
Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:51 PM
"Introduce a little Anarchy, Upset the Established Order, and Everything becomes chaos!"
"Only the devil and I know the whereabouts of my treasure, and the one of us who lives the longest should take it all." -Edward Teach
“Lego from BrickLink comes in small plastic bags....... So Does Drugs.” -Captain GreenHair
Posted 29 August 2008 - 04:18 PM
When pirates were marooned, they'd be given a pistol with one shot, just in case they wanted a quick death.
Huzzah to TLG for realism!
Anyhoo, I must say this is one of the more mediocre Impulse Pirates sets, but it's still great nonetheless.
It's far better than 1464 Pirate Lookout ( ).
Edited by Capt. Bluebeard, 29 August 2008 - 04:24 PM.
Posted 30 August 2008 - 03:53 PM
Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:10 PM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:21 PM
I'd never heard of a Puckle Gun before so thank you for enlightening me.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:55 AM
Regards, Captain Zuloo
Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:16 PM
It's such a small set, that Mister Phes couldn't have made it a long review if he tried!
Edited by Captain Zuloo, 17 September 2008 - 02:17 PM.
Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:16 AM
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