Review: 7955 Wizard
Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:48 PM
Set Number/Name: 7955 Wizard
Theme: Castle/Kingdoms/Dragon Knights
Year Released: 2010
Pieces Count: 19
Minifigures: 1 & a baby dragon
Price: 2,99 €
I know that there has been made a review of this impulse set already, but i thought i'd share my own one aswell, since i was in the mood of taking pictures. I hope it's alright.
(Edit: can a mod please fix the under-title of the review? I end up talking about the mistake in the spell text, and then i'm making a mistake myself too )
Box, parts & instructions:
After opening the huge box, a massive amount of parts and thick, heavy instructions poor out of it:
Overall view of the completed set:
"Arrgh! Someone shaved my beard off and stole my hat and all my torso details! There must be another magician!"
The printed 2x2 tile with the mysterious spell (inclusive grammatical mistake?) on it:
And of course the lovely baby dragon! (or is it just a shrunken dragon?)
Not much to say about the set, other than: This is how a proper impulse set should look like. You get an exclusive, great minifig (where the only thing to bother would be the not printed torso), a rare baby dragon, plus the also exclusive printed spell tile. 9,5/10 from me (0,5 less, because of the torso).
Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:03 PM
All the little accesories are cool too, but yes there is a but, ........this beard is black and his side-burns are grey ? I know I'm going grey, but not like that !
That's the only thing I can pick on this for, but hey I'm getting a couple of these when they become available !
Keep on bricking !
Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:24 PM
This set looks great, but for the grey whiskers/black beard thing and the no-detail torso.
But look at that hat with the golden dragon! And the printed grimoire/scroll - spells or alchemy? (I guess I'lle have alchemy in my Legoverse, not real magic - but is that a dragon? Like in DRAGON? Oh, my! Poor Lions!)
Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:06 AM
Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:57 AM
I don't dig it either, but as the previous magician also didn't have a printed torso, this was not that big of a surprise.
Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:11 AM
Then I'll be 10x more powerful then you all!
...oh, and I'd also like to comment...
Ho-ray for no "useless" pieces.
I mean, they are all practical staples of building, but not too many to waist up your money either. This set is just right.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:58 PM
It all begins with a single brick...
Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:11 AM
I got this the other day, and it's pretty nice. I still don't know why he has to have the same color hair everywhere...
I've come back after a while, now that Summers over I need something to do.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:41 PM
But the figure itself is pretty good, apart from no printing on the torso.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:27 PM
Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:09 PM
So you're saying that size does matter? Even for a wizard? I'd go with either a shorter wand or a longer staff.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:30 PM
Anyway, it's not a big deal. I can easily replace it with one from my collection.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:27 PM
Impulse sets are getting more and more interesting, don't you think? New pieces and colours, two very good reasons to fall for them. I read a post somewhere where one said he'd got a tile with another message. I got a powerfull one and am waiting for two more 7955's to be delivered to see if I'll get the alternate tile. Anyway, it's not about the tile, but the black beard, the 2x2 dark tan tile with a stud and the dark green dragon. What a great mini-set! Usually, you need to buy large sets to get a baby dragon. I just wish the common green version would be easier to come by.
The non-printed torso is fine to me. I do not understand why so many people expect every minifig piece to be printed. It is getting hard to get a single-coloured fig, while it used to be exactly the contrary. What's more, when you read comments concerning the misprinted Kingdoms minifigs, you start to question whether printed parts really are a bargain. Obviously, the ppp of impulse sets is not among the best, but for a couple of dollars/euros, you get a nice addition to your settings. Generally a minifig and an animal or a robot/device. Many play possibilities for a smallish price. The 7955 is no exception. Buy it instead of a chocolate bar or sugarfull drink and enjoy!
Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:38 AM
This is a cool set, I will buy it. I have the 6020 Magic Shop, so I have a blue wizard with a white beard. But this one is cool as well, the colour scheme is nice!
I live in Bulgaria and the Castle sets are still missing from the shops! I hope to be able to buy some of these sets soon!
Edited by Nikola Bathory, 24 June 2010 - 11:40 AM.
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