Set number: 6241
Number of pieces: 142
Release date: 2009
Release price: $19.99
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I went to the LEGO Imagination Center Orlando, USA close to my house and they had the new pirate sets which I had to buy! I bought this and the Soldiers Fort. This is my best review so far and I hope I will make better ones in the future!
There were plenty of Pirate sets down there, but they didn't have 6252 Shipwreck Hideout (which I was going to get), 8397 Pirate Survival impulse, or 8396 Soldier's Arsenal impulse. So, I decided to get the Soldiers Fort along with this set, so enjoy the review!
This is the overall image of set 6241 Loot Island, and it shows the set in action.
The back of the box shows all of the accessories, the playability of the set, and 6243 Brickbeards Bounty.
There is one booklet for this set as it is small, and it shows the entire set.
TLC has included Pirate comics in all of the sets, to my knowledge, and they are nicely illustrated with sword fighting, cannons getting fired, and the set itself.
This set doesn't come with any stickers whatsoever, although it has some printed pieces like the Pirate flag, soldier flag, and a map.
The minifigures are what makes this set so great! The soldier has a very detailed torso like the pirates have and the stranded pirate has a really sad expression on his face and ripped pants which are exclusive to this set! The shako is printed and it has improved from the older version.
The soldier has a purple/brownish backpack while the stranded pirate has a rope and a buckle on the back like the other pirate.
Minifigures-Stranded Pirate without beard:
I have removed the beard so the members of EB can see his face. The pirate has ripped pants and a common torso. He also has a sad, ripped beard which makes him look lonely.
Here are both alligator designs. On the left, the alligator with the lighter shade is the old one, while the one on the left with a the darker tone is the new design.
The accessories that come in 6241 Loot Island are: A treasure chest, (with a pink diamond, an aqua diamond, and a couple of coins), two white paddles, 3 swords, a map, a fish, a telescope, and a dark brown pistol.
The pieces you get leftover aren't as great as in most sets, but it comes with an epaulatte, which comes in all of the sets that contain soldiers.
The boat contains a soldier flag, two white paddles, a rotating dark grey cannon, and cannon balls for the firing cannon.
Complete set without minifigures and accessories-Front:
The island has a jail/cage that holds the treasure chest and on top of it there is a small roof so the pirates can see any boats that are coming through the telescope and a small tree with a pirate flag on top. The entrance way is a just two jail pieces stacked on top of each other and it can easily come off, and the building has a skeleton head with two yellow diamonds in it and the island has two cannons on the sand, a rock, a dock, (I'll talk about that later), a little fire, and a poorly designed tree.
Complete set without minifigures and accessories-Back:
On the back you can see the jail/cage secret entrance which is just a big leaf and to access it you need to turn the leaf either way. There is also a small hole....which kind of bothers me a little and I think that TLC could have fixed that problem easily.
The dock has two horns on the end of it and there is a small cannon. There are wooden planks but they are all messed up to give the impression that it has been there for a long time and it's old.
One of the main reasons why this set is so great is that it has this awesome baseplate! Its great to use for island MOC's and it's got to be my favorite baseplate ever!
Complete set with minifigures and accessories:
This is the entire set which I think looks nice! The soldier shot the cannon causing it to fall and open. The soldier then jumps into the ocean trying to get the treasure while being pursued by an alligator and the pirate is trying to get the soldier! The poor stranded pirate doesn't know what to do!
That is the main fault of this set. The little jail/cage isn't connected to the baseplate so it can easily fall over, but its also good because you can hide the treasure chest down there and use the jail/cage to capture the soldier.
6242 Soldiers Fort and 6241 Loot Island combined:
I decided to take a picture of 6242 and 6241 together so you can see what it looks like!
This is an amazing set that comes with some great pieces like the baseplate and the soldier boat. It has some flaws, but they don't change my perspective of the set. This set, like most pirate sets, are overpriced because this set is $19.99, but look at the pieces, 142! This set should be $14.99 and if it was, the rating for this set would be higher.
Build: 6/10, The build for this set isn't that great. It isn't repetitive, but the build for this set is so fast, it would take you longer to eat cereal!
Design: 8/10, The design for this is ok, but the baseplate brings up the rating.
Playability: 10/10, You can do many things with this set like capturing the soldier or capturing the pirates, I don't know, just use your imagination to its fullest!
Minifigs: 8/10, The minifigs are really cool for this set like the stranded pirate, but the other pirate is common and the soldier is a good addition to your collection.
Price: 6/10, The price is really bad for this set! It really should have been $14.99 and if it were, I would've given it a 10/10.
Overall Score: 7/10, This is an ok set and I think it has some great minifigures, a great boat, and a great baseplate, which are the main attractions for this set! As mentioned earlier this set should have been cheaper than usual and I recommend that you get this set as soon as you see it!
Edited by Bonaparte, 16 November 2008 - 06:16 PM.