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REVIEW: Viking Boat vs. Wyvern Dragon (7016)

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#1 fenrir


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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:15 PM

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Name: Viking Boat vs. Wyvern Dragon
Set: 7016
Theme: Viking
Year: 2005
Pieces: 112
Minifigs: 2
Price: MSRP $10.00, 10.00 euro


This must be the set that ended my dark age.
I remember walking in the toy-section of a store in 2005, when I saw this set I coudln´t resist it. When I saw the Viking helmets I just had to buy it.

Box, parts and instructions:

The first picture is from the instructions. I think i threw the box away a couple of years ago. Fortunately there´s a Peeron link under de specs. so we´re still able to see how the box looked like. And there´s a list of the parts.

Here´s a random picture of the instructions:
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I realy like the image in the right corner of the instructions.
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The most interesting parts are the shields. They´re not printed, so you need to assemble some stickers to complete this set. Here are the four shields:

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There are 2 Viking minifigs in the set.

They´re not rare, but nevertheless nice.
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I like this one the most. Battle ready and a big axe in his hands.
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The model:

The dragon is realy good, considering the amount of pieces it contains.
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Correct me if I´m wrong, but it´s wings are only seen in this set. I like the colors they used! The same colors as it´s older brother Ofnir from set 7021
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The boat design is simple but effective. it looks good and it doesn´t break easily.
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And some pictures of the final product:
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Overall rating:
Minifigs: 8/10. The minifigs are not rare, but they are looking good. The viking helmet is great, and the torso prints are realy nice. The boat is not that big so 2 minifigs is a good amount for this set.

Parts: 8/10. The shields are looking good, although they are not printed. You get 2 nice minifigs, the dragon Wyvern and it´s wonderful wings and 2 useful brown boats .  

Playability: 7/10. The boat is well built, Wyvern however is not that solid. It´s wings may fall off. So putting the wings the right way may become a little bit annoying in the end. But there is at least a dragon to fight in this set.

Price: 8/10.  2 minifigs and 112 pieces isn´t that bad for that price. ( Most 10 euro sets with 2 minifigs contain around 85 pieces)

Overall: 7.8/10. It´s a nice little set with some good parts at a good price. You should be able to get it second hand for about $10.
   For ending my dark age, I´ll personally give this set  a 10/10 rating.


#2 Etzel


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:12 AM

I think this was the set that ended my dark age too!  :laugh:

The Viking theme was great, despite being very historically inaccurate (Vikings did not have horned helmets!  :tongue: ). I really like the minifigs torsos and the shields. This was the only set in the theme that contained an surplus of shields which I found very useful. The construction of the boat was very clever and nicely done. I didn't care much for the dragon but it's not bad either.

I give the set 8/10, I would buy it again if I got the chance  :thumbup:

#3 fenris


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:58 AM

hi fenrir,

thx for the nice review. for me it was star wars that ended my dark ages, but just bought 7 vikings... they are great (maybe even better than star wars :cry_sad: )... i think, tey won't be my last...

#4 Sir Dillon

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:38 PM

Thanks for the review Fenrir.

I think this is a good set for the price. Even though the beast isn't particularly impressive, you get two figures and lots of accessories, along with a decent boat. I do wish this came with a sail though, the empty mast just looks odd to me with nothing on it.
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#5 Tom Bricks

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:35 PM

I am seriously regretting not buying any Viking sets. I think it was the technic looking monsters... I think this set looks empty without a sail though a well designed sail could have made this a good $15 set instead of a mediocre $10 set.
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#6 Nuju Metru

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:37 AM

I liked this set, I liked it a lot. Shame it had to be disassembled so soon after I got it; that ship's mast piece makes a too perfect of a Trebuchet arm to be ignored.

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#7 Nikola Bathory

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:00 AM

Thanks for the review!  :thumbup:
I don't have any Viking sets (they were all released during my Dark Age). This one looks cool, only the dragon is a bit wierd for my taste.

View Postfenrir, on Jul 25 2009, 10:15 PM, said:

The most interesting parts are the shields. They´re not printed, so you need to assemble some stickers to complete this set.

That's bad.  :thumbdown:  I don't like stickers in LEGO sets.

#8 gormadoc


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Posted 13 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

This was always my favourate viking set because the design always looked so appealing. Its a relatively good sized set and I like how TLG connected the two boats together, I would have liked it if they would have had a few more accessorries and a sail but its a good set 8/10.  :classic:
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#9 plew2000


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:11 PM

Nice review of a nice set.  The dragon is very unique.

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