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#1 dabulls03

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:27 AM

I picked this set up at TRU the other day. With out further adeau, I present...

Review 2: The Fight for the Dagger

Set Information

Set Number: 7571
Pieces: 258
Set Line: Prince of Persia The Sands of Time
Price: $29.99 US
Release Date: April 2010

The Box

Front
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I like the market scene used for the background

Back
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An overview of the set, which displays the play functions.

Contents
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Two bags of pieces, and a camel in its own individual bag fresh from China.  :tongue:

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Parts de-bagged. The cape and red cover came in cardboard packages inside the bags. Mmm, I see lots of tan.

Pieces of Interest
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A dark tan 2 by 2 jumper plate, pin, and trap door, as well as a 2 by 1 brick and half-arch in the new color.  In addition, we have a new whip piece in brown, and the new quarter dome piece in pearl gold.

Instructions
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Front, featuring same picture from boxart.

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One small color problem I found in the instructions.  The 2 by 6 plate is dark brown, but it's very hard to distinguish.  :sceptic:

Mini Figures

The Cast
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Asoka

Front
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Asoka has some very nice pearl gold armor.

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Without the body plate he has the same torso as the market salesman.

Lets take a closer look at those accessories
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Yes folks, that is a pearl silver spear.  The peral gold body plate and Dagger of Time are also stunning.

Market Salesman

Front
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With chicken leg and knife.

Back
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This torso features an excellent back print.

Without Head Wrap
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I reallly like the face print on the salesmen.

Princess Tamina

Front
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This is a beautiful figure. :wub:

Back
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Lovely cape and braid. :wub: :wub: :wub:

Reverse Expression
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Dastan

Front
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I figure that everyone is farmiliar with his sword carrier, and he has no back printing, so I won't show him from behind.
Note that he does have a reverse expression on the back of his head.

The Build

Part One: Camel

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The camel is very nice and I thought the crate carrier was brilliant. The new whip piece is used as a thether.

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Inside the crates we find three jewels and three cherries.

Part Two: Fruit Cart and Stand

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The dark brown 2 by 6 plate is used for the stand, and two 2 by 2 dark tan jumper plates are used in the base of the cart to keep the apples in place.

Part Three: Tower and Walkway

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Halfway through the traps are in place, and the frame of the building is done.

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The complete tower and walkway.  I like the little pieces of vegitation and the dark brown torches, as well as the fish rack.

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The red cover is held in place by this brown pole.

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Back view.  Here you can see the two pearl gold pins used to activate the traps.

Finished Product
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Extra pieces
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Play Features

Trap One: The Falling Balcony
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Our fried Asoka will demonstrate.

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Ouch! This is a neat little feature.

Trap Two: The Trap Door
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Despite his painful injury, Asoka is as willing as ever to demonstrate. :laugh:

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Pull the pin and Asoka comes tumbling down.

Extras

The market sure is crowded today.  :classic:
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Another arrangement
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I find that these two sets go very well together.

Rating

When I saw the prelims for Prince of Persia I new this was a set worth picking up, and I still feel that way.  This is one of the best market scenes LEGO has produced. It includes plenty of produce to sell and a camel :wub:.  The Minifigures are outstanding and the scene is just beautiful.

Mini Figures: 10/10 Another outstanding cast of minifigures. Prince of Persia doesn't dissappoint. The salesman and Asoka are my favorites.  There accessories are outstanding and Asoka's armor is a must have.
Build: 9/10 A very smooth build although a bit simple for my taste.  A couple interesting techniques are used for the fish rack and camel stand.
Pieces: 10/10 Amazing selection of pieces in beautiful colors, including 20 half arch pieces in the new color.  There are a lot of pearl gold pieces as well.  All PoP sets have an amazing parts selection and this set is no different.
Price: 10/10  258 fabulous pieces for $29.99 is as close as it gets as far as price to parts ratios go.  I'm not complaining.
Playability 9/10  Two great play features and lots of minifigs. The possibilities are endless. Dastan could resue Princess Tamina or fight for the dagger as the name suggests. Still, there could be more added.  Perhaps some more objects for Dastan to climp/jump on?

Overall 48/50  Amazing set. What are you waiting for? Go get yourself one!

Comments appreciated.
A poll would be nice too.
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#2 CallMePie

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:30 AM

I was gonig to do the same thing with Ambush in Cairo.  :laugh:  Awesome review, that makes 2!
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:33 AM

Nice review. I'm excited to get this set.

Does the camel come with a 1x2 brick, so you don't have to use the saddle?

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:46 AM

View PostAthos, on Mar 29 2010, 09:33 PM, said:

Nice review. I'm excited to get this set.

Does the camel come with a 1x2 brick, so you don't have to use the saddle?

Steve

No, unfortunatly it doesn't, but all you need is a 2 by 1 dark tan brick because the set comes with two 1 by 2 dark tan plates.  :classic:
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:48 AM

Well, you beat me! Nice review, dabulls03, as usual. I'm now much more excited about getting this set. I definitely agree it's the best marketplace set TLC has ever released. The minifigs are superb as usual, and of course, it has that awesome camel.  :wub:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:53 AM

Thanks for the review!  :thumbup: You've officially earned your special Prince of Persia Dagger of Time tag!

You beat me to the post too, I'm just about to post my review! (But you have the extra Indy Ambush pics I didn't have time to assemble.)

Thanks dabulls03!

#7 dabulls03

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:08 AM

View PostSvelte, on Mar 29 2010, 09:53 PM, said:

Thanks for the review!  :thumbup: You've officially earned your special Prince of Persia Dagger of Time tag!

You beat me to the post too, I'm just about to post my review! (But you have the extra Indy Ambush pics I didn't have time to assemble.)

Thanks dabulls03!

Wow thanks!
I really appreciate it, and I look forward to reading your review.  :classic:
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:33 AM

Thanks for the review!  I am itching to get to TRU!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:48 AM

Thanks for the review dabulls03!
Looks like a very cool set for $30! A heap of accessories, a camel with two crates balanced on him (neat little addition the the set!), the cloth awning and the two traps are what sell this set for me. :wub:
Now all I need to do is wait for one of those Borders coupons... :laugh:

Let the race to see who reviews Quest Against Time first begin!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:26 AM

Thanks 'dabulls03' for the review of this set. :sweet:
Looks cool with all it's play accessories and trap doors - oh so COOL !
Keep on bricking !  :sweet:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:30 AM

This set has some really nice elements.  I love the camel.  The tarp is nice, as well as the new arches - oh, and a great dagger.  I can't say that I'm real fond of the gold armor.  It's that cheap, softer plastic, as well as the gold dome/roof pieces.

All things considered, I will definitely buy this set, mainly for all the neat items that it includes.

Thanks for the nice review. :thumbup:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:50 AM

Another good review dabulls03.
Good covering of the entire set with great picture.
My favorite things with this set is the Princess and the white new turban.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:31 AM

What a great design!I very like that the archs are EVERYWHERE.They fit very cool with white pieces and plants.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:23 PM

Very nice review! But aren't ALL of the crownie spears pearl silver? If you're being sarcastic, I feel pretty stupid now.  :tongue: Can't wait to get this!

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:55 AM

Thanks for the review!

I was already excited about picking up this set, but the more I see it the more I find it appealing.  This is one of those rare sets in which all it's aspects (looks, pieces, figs, playability, price, etc.) are outstanding.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:43 PM

Great Review. This looks to be an awesome set for $40 Canadian.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:25 PM

Thank you for the nice review.
It looks great.
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:29 PM

Great set and a great review! The camel is great.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

Quick question. Is the cover about 5 studs wide?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:00 PM

View Postobey, on 09 January 2011 - 05:22 PM, said:

Quick question. Is the cover about 5 studs wide?
Yup. Looking at it in front of me, I'd say it's almost exactly 5 wide.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:54 PM

View Postprateek, on 09 January 2011 - 06:00 PM, said:

Yup. Looking at it in front of me, I'd say it's almost exactly 5 wide.

Thank you. Could you maybe tell me if it could be put together with this bar?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:04 PM

I don't have that piece, but judging from that picture, I don't think that round 1x1 stud in the middle can fit through the hole in the cloth.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:41 PM

Thanks for the review. I love the set a lot. The food, camel and Tamina figure are what make me want this set. I may buy it if I find it.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:05 PM

Great review, thing i love the most in this set is the camel  :laugh:
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:17 PM

I'm kicking myself for not buying this set when it was readily available, maybe I'll fluke out and find one on the bottom shelf somewhere...  :cry_happy:



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