REVIEW: 10210 Imperial Flagship
Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:15 AM
Can't believe that the US Shop is giving free shipping on expensive sets, and the italian one is charging as usual.
|49.90€ for the flagship are a bit too much, but you can't battle with Love :D
Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:56 PM
At last, it was a split second decision when I went to Bangsar Village and saw the IF sets at TRU with 40% less discount. I didn't hesitate coz there were only 5 IF sets on the shelves. Now I'm a proud owner of the IF with a little worry in my head.
Having reading your review, it gave me the rough idea about building it.
However, I haven't start the building yet coz I'm spending every night on this whole week to rearrange our bedroom layout so that I could have more space to start construct the set. I'm gonna make it slow and steady coz I know The Imperial Flagship wasn't build in a day. Not a late starter like me.
I'm building a big, big ship. Yeay!
Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:33 PM
Posted 17 December 2010 - 08:03 AM
There's a lot of cool stuff in that ship, I like the way it is full of those little decorative elements here and there. Its overall look is very nice and it looks good in a display case. I still don't know whether it's better than BSB though, surely it's bigger and more detailed, but BSB is just so special to me. I'm probably not being objective as I'm very nostalgic about it.
If I were to change something in the Imperial Flagship, the figurehead would be the first thing to go. The sawfish somehow looks a bit out of place. It doesn't even fit the colour scheme of the whole thing. To me it looks like it was thrown in there at last minute. Brickbeard's Bounty's mermaid was so much cooler.
Still, it's definitely one of the best pirate sets ever made, and it definitely deserves a 5 in the poll.
Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:45 AM
If you go to Bangsar Village rite now, u may find the set at 40% less by TRU. Last time I went, there were only 5 boxes. I just got ONE.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:39 PM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:48 PM
I may now buy this set.
Edited by lt.Gonville brickhead, 31 December 2010 - 09:48 PM.
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Theres nothing wrong with me theres just something
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:55 PM
I just finished putting together my Imperial Flagship yesterday. I was late to the game getting this set due to being in my dark ages still. I have some feedback on my thoughts.
I had some quality issues, too. I didn't notice a problem with my instructions though.
I found myself missing one piece (a "flag pole" type piece used for the railing by the tiller/wheel). Also, another piece that should have been reddish brown was dark brown instead. These issues always seem to happen with these larger sets; usually I find myself missing a tiny 1x1 stud, but this time the issues involved larger pieces, unfortunately.
I also found that my reddish brown parts had color variations. If you put them side-by-side, you can see that some are a different hue than the others. Another minor quibble is that the pearl dark gray of the cannons had striations in it, but I think that might just be the way that color works out, anyway.
And lastly, as people always gripe about, the instructions came folded, and unfortunately for this set, my sails were bended too. It's hard to get them flat again. All TLG needs to do is back these things with very thin cardboard-like paper and then in the plastic bags. That is how I got comic books in the mail for years, and those always arrived in acceptable shape. You can't tell me a little bit of thick paper costs too much money; that argument doesn't fly with me, especially not when I'm spending $180 on a set. I read somewhere that TLG will start doing just that for at least the larger sets, and it can't come soon enough.
Hmm. I got no such extra dress. That must be a thing with earlier sets that they have since fixed. Consider yourself lucky!
But all-in-all I'm happy with this set. I was surprised at how large the thing is! It looks really good on the shelf. I can't wait to get a Queen Anne's Revenge later this year and have another Lego ship on my shelf.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:09 PM
My IFS had instructions in a bag with a piece of cardboard. Oddly the sails were left loose so they got a tiny bit bent at one corner. I'm not sure when you got your IFS but it would be weird if you got yours after mine and it didn't have the same thing.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:52 AM
There's a good chance of that. I got mine on about January 2nd, 2011 at the Lego store in Santa Clara, CA, USA. I noticed that their boxes had some wear and tear. The one I got had just a bit of a crushed corner, and that came from behind the one in front that had even more damage. (Not that I care about the box so much, but wanted to avoid my chances of bent instructions and sails.)
It's good to hear that they are cardboard-backing instructions now.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:15 PM
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