Review: 5614 The Good Wizard
Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:51 PM
The good wizard is the wisest minifig in all of LEGOland. He is a master of the wand and can see the future. With these abilities, he helps the knights predict where the Trolls will strike next.
Because this set is not in stores in the U.S., I was luckily able to buy this set on my vacation to Germany. It is interesting that it is a Euro exclusive.
5614 The Good Wizard
Set Name: 5614 The Good Wizard
Price: EUR 2.95-GBP 1.99
Unfortunately I don't have the box, because in got smushed in my suitcase on the plane, so needless to say, it was not in top condition...
The manual is an extremely small fold-out. But the image on the front is nice.
On the back of the manual, there is a picture of some of the 2008 impulse sets. This is a nice feature.
For an impulse set this has a pretty good selection. A very nice owl, and an interesting clear ball piece.
This set took me forever to build. I had to take numerous breaks as it was the toughest, longest build I have ever faced!
For an impulse set, this actually looks pretty good. The owl perch is nice, also the crystal ball table. The wizard is a very nice fig, with great printing on the legs and hat, and I love his beard.
Price: 8/10 (Not bad, but I feel that impulse sets are slightly overpriced)
Parts: 7/10 (Impulse sets are focused around the minifig, but the parts in this set are pretty good)
Design: 7/10 (The crystal ball is a good idea, and the owl perch is simple but nice)
Playability: 6/10 (There is not much to play with here)
Build: 8/10 (As I said before, it took forever. Really it took all of 1 minute)
Minifig: 10/10 (The wizard is fantastic)
Abracadabra, blades of four...
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For an impulse set, this is very nice. The wizard is an excellent fig, and getting an animal in a cheap set is always great.
I would definitely recommend this set.
Thanks, and happy building!
Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:27 AM
Posted 31 August 2008 - 07:03 AM
I'm sure you'll get this set eventually.
As for the box, well, there's always been 2 box-designs - one for the US and one for EU (actually there's an Asian one as well). The EU doesn't have the box count or the don't swallow (we know that). The US version has the brick count and don't swallow warning (typical US).
Thanks for a super review strawberry-ice-man.
I like the wizard, I'm only sorry they put him in an impulse set.
Who'd want an army of medium blue wizards?
So it's the worst army builder, but a cool wizard.
Does that make sense?
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