Jump to content


Review: 4765 Harry Potter - Rescue From the Merpeople


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 The Middleman

The Middleman

  • You know who


    Posts: 2882
    Joined: 03-January 05
    Member: 147
    Country: USA

Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:33 AM

Straight to it, then.

Rescue From The Merpeople
Posted Image


The Figures
Posted Image
Dive Harry, dive!

Another cool uniform, and his double-sided head... Gillyweed is taking effect, it seems!

Krum with shark's head.

And without.  No, it does not fit over his hair.  The hair is included, though!

The merperson.  Very cool.  Simple, yet elegant, and I'm loving the hair.

The back.

A new face for Hermione.

... or two.

Ron's looking groggy...

And groggier.


The Set
Posted Image
A nifty boat.  Oars!

Yes... that is trans-green seaweed.  And a red scorpion!

Push that to... I dunno... push the scorpion out?  It sucks, anyway.

Octopus!  And more.

A step pulls out, and a couple daggers are buried...

The back of the right side.

The main section.

Press that seaweed to shoot Ron and Hermione out of the structure.

My favorite part.  Yes, that is a chef's hat.



The Final Verdict: 8.1/10
Figures: 10/10
Playability: 6/10
Build: 8/10
Pieces: 9/10


That completes my Harry Potter review series for now.  Questions are welcome.  Requests as well (although, I'm busy, so they might not be filled immediately).

Hope you enjoyed this series, and I hope you'll consider buying these sets - they rock my socks, and LEGO deserves your money for producing them.


Until next time,

Bloody Jay

#2 Mr. Lego-builder

Mr. Lego-builder

  • Work In Progress


    Posts: 853
    Joined: 29-April 05
    Member: 314
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:39 AM

:oD I'm speechless! Thanks for the reveiw!! I'm placing an order right now! (Besides, I've been thinking about it since the set first came out!)

#3 xwingyoda

xwingyoda

    Posts: 11040
    Joined: 26-February 05
    Member: 255

Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:08 PM

Bloody Jay, on Sep 8 2005, 03:33 AM, said:

My favorite part.  Yes, that is a chef's hat.
excellent  :oD , or a nice translucid cake for a nice bakery  ;)  !!!!!

#4 languages

languages

  • Forever TAWTed


    Posts: 1225
    Joined: 08-February 05
    Member: 215
    Country: UK

Posted 08 September 2005 - 04:41 PM

I probably get this et aswell...

#5 sam89

sam89

  • The Calm Voice


    Posts: 2910
    Joined: 12-April 04
    Member: 13

Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:08 PM

Is the detail on the Merperson's tail a sticker? I hope not. And is the chef hat supposed to be a jellyfish?

#6 The Middleman

The Middleman

  • You know who


    Posts: 2882
    Joined: 03-January 05
    Member: 147
    Country: USA

Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:23 PM

sam89, on Sep 8 2005, 12:08 PM, said:

Is the detail on the Merperson's tail a sticker? I hope not. And is the chef hat supposed to be a jellyfish?
No, and yes.

#7 dbuty

dbuty

    Posts: 5
    Joined: 21-January 05
    Member: 185

Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:42 PM

Are those trans green flames? *satis*

#8 The Middleman

The Middleman

  • You know who


    Posts: 2882
    Joined: 03-January 05
    Member: 147
    Country: USA

Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:04 PM

dbuty, on Sep 8 2005, 05:42 PM, said:

Are those trans green flames? *satis*
Yes, two. :)

#9 General Grievous

General Grievous

    Posts: 25
    Joined: 10-September 05
    Member: 478

Posted 10 September 2005 - 04:40 PM

Cool. Harry Potter Legos are my second favorite line of Legos. Did you get those at a store or did you order them?

#10 Cutty

Cutty

    Posts: 639
    Joined: 08-February 05
    Member: 217
    Country: Germany

Posted 10 September 2005 - 05:02 PM

Bloody Jay, on Sep 8 2005, 11:04 PM, said:

dbuty, on Sep 8 2005, 05:42 PM, said:

Are those trans green flames? *satis*
Yes, two. :)
Wohoo! Me wants a dozen of that set!
Such a great parts assortment here (well, safe for the figs that is...Ron could possibly pass as a demented zombie though...)!

Question here: Is the pike thingy the merperson holds sand-blue or grey (well bley...)? Could be nice as a special weapon for RPGing...:oD

Thanks BloodyJay, fantastic review and pics.

*blurb,blurb* <= is currently being rescued from the merpeople ;)
Cutty
This is Cutty. You are not Cutty. Not at all...

#11 The Middleman

The Middleman

  • You know who


    Posts: 2882
    Joined: 03-January 05
    Member: 147
    Country: USA

Posted 10 September 2005 - 05:20 PM

@ General Grievous: I ordered them off S@H, except for Durmstrang Ship (languages sent me that).
@ Cutty: the pike is sand blue, but it also comes in dark gray and dark blay (Orient Expedition China/KK2: Ankoria).  Also, I made a mistake when answering your previous question - there are THREE trans-green fire pieces.  Sorry!

#12 Cutty

Cutty

    Posts: 639
    Joined: 08-February 05
    Member: 217
    Country: Germany

Posted 10 September 2005 - 05:25 PM

Thanks for the fast response BJ!
About that pike: with it vbeing sand-blue here it was my very reason to call it "special-weapon" in the first place, considering I have a good amount of that fine piece flying around in both dark grey and bley ;) ...

Another "Wohoo!" from me here! Even more trans-green goodness ^^

*cough, cough, breath* <- is now rescued from the merpeople...
Cutty
This is Cutty. You are not Cutty. Not at all...

#13 sam89

sam89

  • The Calm Voice


    Posts: 2910
    Joined: 12-April 04
    Member: 13

Posted 11 September 2005 - 12:20 PM

Lando at Millionaire Playboy has posted reviews and pics of the Goblet of Fire sets.

Click here for the Durmstrang Ship, and here for the rest.

#14 Zane

Zane

  • aka Toa Tilius !!


    Posts: 1176
    Joined: 24-September 05
    Member: 491

Posted 01 October 2005 - 04:50 PM

This set is tempting. The Merperson and the Shark head are the main reasons. That shark head would be perfect for a Viewtiful Joe Gran Bruce minifig!

#15 christopher110

christopher110

    Posts: 177
    Joined: 31-January 05
    Member: 196
    Country: Malaysia

Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:14 PM

I wish TLC included the minifig of Fleur in this set.... but they didn't.

I like the colour combination of this set. The blues and the greens really work to depict an underwater scene.

The merpeople looks a bit fierce . . . I really like the yellow crab and the red lobster/prawn (or scorpion from the castle line). The transparent-blue jelly fish is cute too....... I didn't know it was a jelly fish until i read about answer from Bloody_jay to sam89.

#16 Aredhel

Aredhel

  • Beware the red bricks!


    Posts: 1156
    Joined: 20-September 05
    Member: 490
    Country: Germany

Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:46 PM

Really great figs!!!  :D
"The man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed" (the Dark Tower, Stephen King)

Posted Image

My Flickr

#17 Kahgarak

Kahgarak

    Posts: 1359
    Joined: 23-October 05
    Member: 514
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 26 October 2005 - 02:48 PM

Cool!Green flames!

#18 Backpack3

Backpack3

  • Living on the edge.......


    Posts: 208
    Joined: 05-October 05
    Member: 502

Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:00 PM

i might make tonks with the red hair :-D

#19 hollisbrick

hollisbrick

    Posts: 2775
    Joined: 14-August 14
    Member: 126882

Posted 06 April 2008 - 02:35 AM

Hmm i had the chance to get this set the other day, wish i had have... :'-( anyway thanks for the reveiw! Hope it is still on S@H




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users