REVIEW: Viking Boat vs. Wyvern Dragon (7016)
Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:15 PM
Name: Viking Boat vs. Wyvern Dragon
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:
I realy like the image in the right corner of the instructions.
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:
There are 2 Viking minifigs in the set.
They´re not rare, but nevertheless nice.
I like this one the most. Battle ready and a big axe in his hands.
The dragon is realy good, considering the amount of pieces it contains.
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
The boat design is simple but effective. it looks good and it doesn´t break easily.
And some pictures of the final product:
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.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:12 AM
The Viking theme was great, despite being very historically inaccurate (Vikings did not have horned helmets! ). 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
Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:38 PM
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.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:35 PM
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:37 AM
Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:00 AM
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.
That's bad. I don't like stickers in LEGO sets.
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