Review: 6040 Blacksmith Shop
Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:15 PM
In my attempts to create my own custom Lego buildings, I came to realize that spaceships are what I excel at. It also means I have a few themes mixed up together and they must be sorted out as complete sets so yea. That and I'm bored so lets give it a go. I also got quite a few (Read: a lot) of old sets (Not many castle mind you) that don't seem to have been reviewed so you may see more of these.
Theme: Legoland Castle (I think. I'm going off of Peeron)
Name: Blacksmith Shop
Year : 1984
MSRP: 9.25 (Dunno the currency)
Here is the box, front and back (Sorry for the glare. Will try to remember to get better shots) I can't believe I still have the box...
Next a shot of the instructions! It also includes instructions for an alternate model. For some reason it keeps coming out blurry...blah.
A few shots of the build...
Not a very big set but I love the colors! And now for the final build... front and back.
*insert hilarious image here when I get the time*
Minifigs: 8/10. Not all that original in the way of figures but they're simple and to the point. Do like the look of the ol' blacksmith.
Parts: 8/10. You get about 3 nice wall pieces, including a printed one and a few building bricks as well. Not bad for a cheap set (Back then! lol)
Playability: 7/10. Well there isn't much functionality out of it. It's a blacksmith's shop, all work no play!
Price: 8/10. Back then the price was more than fair I think, especially for what you get. Just don't expect to find the set for that cheap now!
Overall: 8/10. It's a nice good set. I love the selection of pieces, especially the printed castle wall, those usually come in the larger sets. It's small so there isn't a lot to see here but what is there, is nice indeedy.
Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:30 PM
-Take clearer pictures. Most cameras have a close-up setting (often a magnifying glass symbol) that is perfect for Legos.
-Avoid glare on the box. Angling the box slightly will help eliminate the glare. Try to avoid taking a head-on shot with flash.
-If possible, use white construction paper backgrounds. Lamps, desks, and other sets in the background can be very distracting to the reader.
The comments are all thoughtful, but I think the pictures need a little work. Otherwise, this review is looking ok.
Edited by Inconspicuous, 09 August 2009 - 08:35 PM.
Posted 10 August 2009 - 05:33 PM
Personally I always wanted this one, and am so thankful to finally have it...
Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:50 AM
Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:19 AM
I didn't know that brown cape was exclusive to this set! Thanks for letting me know, I may have to bump up the review a little haha.
Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:40 PM
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