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6243 Brickbeards bounty review - Guss version ^^

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10 replies to this topic  – Started by Guss , Dec 17 2008 08:33 PM

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#1 Guss

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:33 PM

Hello everyone! As someone asked me *stare at Zorro3999* I'm going to post my review of the Brickbeard Bounty here^^

Ref : 6243
Name : Brickbeard's Bounty
Pieces: 592
Price : 99 USD

Gallery: HERE

1/ The Package

I received it 5 day after the payment ( on ebay ) , that's quite fast for a US/Swiss shipment! the seller was very cool ( Atkoy on ebay).

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nicely packaged, with plastic bubbles and tape.

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at first sight, he bought it at toys R us^^

2/ The box

We can see on it a nice scene, as usual, the box was a little twisted but all the pieces are fine!
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back of the box
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on one sides, there is the minifigs :
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3/ Inside the box

In this box, there is 4 numeroted bags, + 1 bag for the masts +1 bag for the sails +the hull pieces and finally 2 manuals that opens on a different way.
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The front of the two manuals are the same than the front of the box  :
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4/ Building the minifig and bag1

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5/ Building the bag 2

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5/ Building the bag 3

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6/ Building the bag 4

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7/ Complete set

Here are all the extra of the entire set :
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with the 2 sabre^^

here is the complete set, put as it is on the box :
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arg it's blurry , sorry ^^

8/ Comparative

here are some pics to compare the new pirate line and the ancient !

ancient/new canons, the brown based is the ancient one
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I prefer the colours of the new canons, looks like more "metallic" to me.

ancient/new parrot, the new is at the left.
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the new parrot have the advantage to be directly made with 2 colours, not printed like the old one, but I still prefer the old parrot, the new one is just more beautiful from behind :
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Brickbeard VS Redbeard
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the head of the new captain is cool, more "piratey" , and his back is printed! but the old one is quite nice too , here we easily can see the difference between the old and new jolly roger on their hat, the new one is more "tooney", I prefer the old one

old/new chest :
just the colour is new, quite different from the indy gold chest too.
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old/new imperials :
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old/new shark :
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way bigger, isn't it ?

9/ minifigs and accessories

A little pictures of all the accessories included :
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a lot of thing, isn't it ?
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Detail of the map, wich is the same than in the indy sets.

the new shark is awesome, excellent, we can attach a minifig to it fin, there is two studs on the top , 4x2 1/studs on the bottoms
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as I said earlier an entire minifig fits in it :
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can you see the little hat ?
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here is the pirate crew :
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governor daughter + the soldiers :
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the mermaid + the back of the girl without her hairs to see the details of her dress:
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we'll see that both the mermaid and the daughter have reversible face^^
the back of the mermaid, wich is very cool :
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for the captain, see the comparative pictures up there

new accessory, the "longue vue" that can be user to make a lot of things :
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10/ Complete set, with better pics

ladies and gentlemen, here it is :
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the front is a little empty, but who cares :
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Terre! terre!
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nice look isn't it ?
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the captain's cabin, with the captain himself counting his treasures :
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under the cabin, the rhum and the rat  :
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and the complete boat :
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more pics are available at the beginning of the topic^^

11/ Conclusion

I'm really happy to have got this boat, it's excellent, instead of a note, I'll make a "pro/con" :

pros  :thumbup: :
first pirate ship for a loonng time
lot of "golden" pieces
lot of nice details ( cabin, rat, rhum , the front with a little snot, like Sveltes Corps showed, the lanterns, etc etc)
7 minifigs, 1 mermaid !
3 animals, 1 big shark !
cool manual, funny build, little comics
general aspect very nice , a lot of playability for children!
I looove the new sails!
little darkblue boat <3

cons   :thumbdown: :
only 3 canons ...
the parts holding the sails made with flexible tubes..
no anchor ??

that's all!

I'll say that every pirate fan must have this set , I really enjoyed building it, and it's still complete since I built it, 2 weeks ago!!! that's something very rare in my case ( I destroyed the SW sandcrawler 1h after I finished it, and it's the set that stayed "entire" the longer^^)
If I'll have to give it a note I'll say 9/10, because of the cons!
and the minifigs are excellent!!^^

see ya all!^^
huh.. sorry , I can't post the entire review ... too many images, is there a way to do it ?

Edited by Guss, 17 December 2008 - 08:43 PM.

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#2 RocketSeason


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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:55 PM

This set looks excellent!  Can't wait to pick it up for myself!  Thanks for the review!

#3 Guss

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:00 PM

you're welcome,notice that I'm not the first who did it, Svelte Corps did an excellent review of it too : there^^
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#4 Svelte

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:37 PM

It's always good to get another review! I know you've been looking forward to this one too  :pir-classic:

The comparison pics are especially interesting between the new figs and parts and old ones.

I never realised you could attach a minifig to the new shark that way. I'm so slow  :pir_bawling:

I think once more Pirates fans get their hands on it, their opinions of the set will improve. There's a lot of good stuff here and even the cannons can be easily added by getting the smaller sets.

However I'm amazed the seller didn't pack this in a box, especially for international shipping! I'd be cross.

#5 Zorro

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:12 PM

Very nice review, Guss, but I guess you already knew that  :pir-wink:
Your detailed pictures come in real handy, and now I have a very good idea about the pro's and con's of Brickbeards Bounty, thanks to you and Svelte_Corps!
If you have more reviews of this caliber, please feel free to post them, I think no one will object to that :thumbup: .

#6 Captain Zuloo

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:18 AM

Fantastic review mate! I really enjoyed the comparison shots too. Looks like I need to do some saving... :pir-sceptic:

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#7 Captain Blackmoor

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:49 PM

You have proven yourself worthly again Guss, and Svelte_Corps too! I saw both reviews and it's interesting to see different aspects and opinions about the ship. I like the comparisons between the 'new' items and 'old' items. You've posted a lot of pictures whitin the review so I can perfectly see what this set contains and how it looks like.
Can't wait to see more reviews. :thumbup:

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#8 Guss

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:59 PM

Svelte corps :  thanks ^^ I'm glad you liked my review!


However I'm amazed the seller didn't pack this in a box, especially for international shipping! I'd be cross.
personally I don't really care, using an extra box is not really necessary, as it s already in a box, and he put a lot of plastic bubbles around, and also wrote "Fragile" everywhere, It's more than enough to me^^

Zorro3999 : thanks again^^ yes I knew that ^^

Captain Zuloo : thanks a lot^^ yes, save some money, you'll need it!

Cap'n Blackmoor thanks a lot  :blush: I ve posted a lot of pictures, but if you read carefully , I skipped all the construction part because of the pics limit^^


You have proven yourself worthly again
again ? where did I prove my worth before ? ^^ but thanks a lot anyway ^^
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#9 Iron Corsair

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

Alright, Guss, you sold me. Once I have the money I'm going to (for sure!) get the pirate ship, it looks worth it! Thanks for the review!  :pir-sweet:

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:09 AM

Very nice review, but still i really don't like this set when i just see at my shelf the Black Seas Barracuda and the Skull's eye Schooner and i compare with the pictures of this new pirate set ... any way still it is a great ship but i prefer the old pirate ships of 1989 and 1993. :pir_laugh2:

#11 Captain Green Hair

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:09 AM

Thanks for the review Guss, now we finally got to see some details of it! :thumbup:
I voted above average because it comes with many nice new figs, nice parts and it doesn't cost too much.
Why do you need TLC to make sets for you, all you really need is parts...be creative!

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