Halloween Review #4: 6257 Castaway's Raft
Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:15 AM
Halloween 2008 Review #4
Set #: 6257
Year Released: 1989
Piece Count: 50
List Price: $8.50 (USD)
My 4th Halloween 2008 review is dedicated to Pirates in anticipation of the return of the Pirate theme. 6257 Castaway's Raft is one of just a few pirate sets that someone gave me as a gift in the late 80s. I wanted to add it to my Halloween collection as I haven't opened a pirate set in some time.
Beginning with the box with traditional Pirate theme boxart:
The back of the box provides a few additional scenes with alternate ideas:
The set includes three nicely detailed pirates. Whenever I made these; however, I always placed the red cap on the pirate with the red-striped shirt, and the same for the blue.
This little set includes two sabres, two muskets, and a rifle - a nice selection of arms:
The set also has a wonderfully printed pirate flag and treasure map:
I never really liked the raft to this set, although I can appreciate the design now. You'll notice that four white flags are used as sails. Unfortunately, most of the hooks/clips broke very easily after just building thes set a few times:
The main raft has a long technic beam running through each side with two barrels and a few round 2x2s. This set was a great way to get 4 brown barrels with lids:
Here's a close-up of the makeship mast with one remaining flag (almost ready to break):
One old dark grey shark adds to the value of this set:
The complete set as our pirate castaways battle the grey shark:
And lastly, the same pirate crew with some additional skeleton faces:
Castaway's Raft is really a nice addition to the Pirate theme. As mentioned above, I never really appreciated this little set at the time, but now I can see the value of what the set includes. With weapons, barrels, three figs, shark, and some additional pirate elements, the set is a great pirate "booster" pack, or can serve as a stand-alone set for some adventures not far from shore. I hope you enjoy this classic review and do try to stay away from shark infested waters.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 03:32 AM
For the review, it's fantastic. I am really enjoying these unique backdrops for each review. Plus, I feel your pain with the white flags. At least yours are still white.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:08 AM
Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:07 AM
It's sets like these which make me wish I was around for that era of Lego
What review next? I've always wanted to see a review of the Vampire set and is there gonna be a big halloween review finally?
Posted 26 October 2008 - 04:48 PM
Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:04 PM
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 02:13 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 05:15 PM
I got me two of these by accident when I intended to collect Pirates and won quite a few auctions on eBay.
An accident that I am now happy about.
It's a great accesory set.
Thanks for the scary review
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