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REVIEW: 10210 Imperial Flagship


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261 replies to this topic  – Started by Svelte , Nov 25 2009 05:16 AM

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#226 Capt. Redblade

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:51 AM

View Postoctober, on 05 November 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

Could you please help me to decide. I have a chance to buy this beauty MISB for EUR 210. The original price was 150, so it is 40% higher. I am a litle short wit the money but this could be my last chance.

I am mostly a castle and SW fan, but i have all the other pirate II sets.

What do you think?

There is absolutely no question at all: get it. The IFS is the best ship to sail the LEGO seas in a dog's age, and it's something you do not want to miss. :pir-wink:

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#227 Another Brick In The Wall

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Picked one up today for $290. Unfortunately won't get a crack at it for another month.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Outstanding, very detailed and very informative review; even today. Thank you very much!

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#229 Bobsy

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

I adore this set. It's still the best hunk of Lego I own, by quite a long way.

Something I remember striking me when I had just about finished building it though: it doesn't come with ANY crew, aside from the captain. The soldiers hardly count. It was a fun, nostalgic afternoon digging through my ancient miscellaneous Lego looking for old Pirates torsos to fill out enough crew members to get the old Imperial Flagship ready to sail.
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#230 moop

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

This is a dream set to get. Hopefully I can get my hands on it.

#231 Fraunces

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

I really really really love the details and colours! LEGO has again shown us what the word slendid means. Thanks for the review, didn't thought it was this great when I first saw it. And just like a lot of huys, I'm hoping to one day get my hands on it :pir-wub:

#232 wondermonkey

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

I got my hands on it at the Lego store. I started to walk up to the checkout line to buy it. Then I put it back because it seemed too expensive at the time... oops. :cry_sad:

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#233 october

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

View PostHive, on 05 November 2012 - 08:23 PM, said:

Get it before it's too late, if you can afford it. It's a masterpiece, and I'd love to have the money for it myself.

got mine last month. thanks guys for persuading me.

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#234 Grimmbeard

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:59 PM

View Postoctober, on 15 January 2013 - 09:05 AM, said:

got mine last month. thanks guys for persuading me.

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#235 naf

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

My stepson and I finally finished the Imperial Flagship last night.  It was super fun to build, the only parts that felt tedious were horizontal spars that hold the sails up.  I kind of spoiled myself, I've had the set since the beginning of the year but didn't build it until now due to a lack of space.  Of course, in the meantime I read reviews and stared at pictures of this beauty, so I felt like I already knew every nook and cranny before I started building.  Even so, this ship is more beautiful in person than any picture can show.  It looks great sitting next to my Black Seas Barracuda.  The BSB holds up well next to it given the fact that she's 23 years older, that says a  lot about the design of the BSB.

My favorite parts are the galley and captains quarters.  I love the little details, like the carrot being cut on the table, pots and pans hanging up on the wall, the spyglass looking out the window in the captains quarters, and of course his little bottle of the finest scotch on the desk.  The brig where Brickbeard is kept is huge, takes up the entire front of the ship.  It would have been nice if this was a crew quarters, with some bunks and a table instead.  They should be keelhauling Brickbeard anyway, not handcuffing him  :pir_laugh2:  Something to mod later.  If I had to make a criticism, it would be with the material they made the sails out of.  It feels more like a textured paper than cloth, I feel like the sails on the BSB are of a higher quality.  I guess time will tell how the sails hold up, the 20+ year old sails on BSB still look new.

As a side note, I did not experience any problems with the bow of the ship breaking.  The SNOT areas seem to be fairly sturdy, and it hasn't fallen apart once with me moving the ship around, my 5 year old playing with it, etc.  Granted, I wouldn't carry it around by the bow, but from the review I expected this part to be weaker than it actually turned out.  YMMV.

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#236 Batmanwcm

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

I just picked one up for $373.  The box is huge.  I've decided that I'm going to keep it MISB since I believe this set will continue to appreciate in value.  I also have the BP and QAR but it doesn't even compare to this beauty.

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#237 Ray Oliver

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:48 AM

Was lucky enough to pick this up today MISB for under RRP. Probably won't have a chance to build it for a bit but I'm definitely looking forward to it!

#238 eliminator

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:14 AM

I'm surprised by how fast the prices went up on this set. I was planning to build it over the holidays, but considering selling it and buying the Cinema and upcoming Parisian Resturant with the funds. Decisions decisions.

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#239 Hive

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

View Posteliminator, on 26 October 2013 - 03:14 AM, said:

I'm surprised by how fast the prices went up on this set. I was planning to build it over the holidays, but considering selling it and buying the Cinema and upcoming Parisian Resturant with the funds. Decisions decisions.

Keep it. It's unlikely that we'll ever see a better LEGO ship than this.

#240 Trent

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:06 PM

I can appreciate your dilemma - I have had mine MISB for two years, and I can't pull the trigger on opening it to build.

The idea of being able to get Palace Cinema and the Restaurant instead, or the Opera House is weighing heavily on my shoulders.

#241 Legoman123

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:44 PM

Where can I get this set for a good price?  Posted Image

#242 nesquik

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

View PostLegoman123, on 05 November 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:

Where can I get this set for a good price?  Posted Image

This question could, quite literally, be applied to any retired Lego product... No matter where you look, the prices will be inflated Posted Image

#243 Legoman123

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View Postnesquik, on 06 November 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

This question could, quite literally, be applied to any retired Lego product... No matter where you look, the prices will be inflated Posted Image
  I know. Posted Image  It's a real shame because I really want a pirate ship with two levels like this one.

#244 382nd Legionnaire

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:20 PM

Does anyone have two of these by any chance? When I first bought this set, I thought about buying a second one of these and adding another level. You would have room for a deck dedicated to a total of 8 cannons and a crew quarters below that or whatever your heart desires. Just a thought.

#245 naf

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

View PostTrent, on 27 October 2013 - 10:06 PM, said:

I can appreciate your dilemma - I have had mine MISB for two years, and I can't pull the trigger on opening it to build.

The idea of being able to get Palace Cinema and the Restaurant instead, or the Opera House is weighing heavily on my shoulders.

Build!  Honestly, this ship is one of the most fun building experiences I've had with any Lego set.  Even if you decide to sell it years down the road, it will still sell at a high price being open and built.

View PostHive, on 26 October 2013 - 02:14 PM, said:

Keep it. It's unlikely that we'll ever see a better LEGO ship than this.

I agree.  We'll most likely have another pirate ship at some point, but nothing quite like this one.

#246 lomis

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

View Postnaf, on 20 November 2013 - 04:11 PM, said:

I agree.  We'll most likely have another pirate ship at some point, but nothing quite like this one.

That makes me a bit sad to read.
I love the pirate ships and would love seeing another big/detailed ship like this one come along in the future.
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I bought this set a little over a year ago for $300 USD after coming out of my own "dark age".
It's still in the box but I will absolutely be building this beauty with my younger daughter when she's a bit older.

On the other hand: I may be selling my copies of The Black Pearl and Queen Anne's Revenge, which I was lucky enough to get discounted just before they were no longer offered.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

Well,,today i got my Imperial Flag ship and i noticed my box is different from res boxes. on the top right , there is no written of ( Imperial Flagship )....so anybody knows the differences if there is any?
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#248 Admiral Blockbeard

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

View PostVintageLegoEra, on 12 March 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

Well,,today i got my Imperial Flag ship and i noticed my box is different from res boxes. on the top right , there is no written of ( Imperial Flagship )....so anybody knows the differences if there is any?

I have noticed this on a few sets for sale on ebay. I am going to guess this was due to geographical sale? Where English isn't the first Language? Where did you buy the set from?

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#249 VintageLegoEra

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:03 PM

View PostAdmiral Blockbeard, on 14 March 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:

I have noticed this on a few sets for sale on ebay. I am going to guess this was due to geographical sale? Where English isn't the first Language? Where did you buy the set from?

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#250 TheCrazyHeadGamer

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:01 AM

Hi there !

I've got a chance to buy this set for 563$ (price in europe are quite insane for this set...)
I really don't know if I should jump on it or use the same money to buy other sets...




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