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REVIEW: 4642 Fishing Boat


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#51 Aanchir

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

View PostSoundmanred, on 19 May 2011 - 12:33 PM, said:

The binoculars in this case are used as air horns, the boat equivalent of a car horn.
Example from a random Google site:
http://www.boaterswo...tm?bct=;cihorns
That's what I thought too. But it seems the people writing the S@H description didn't understand it either-- they also call them binoculars!

#52 TheBrickster

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:09 PM

A couple of LEGO car air horns, gold chrome horns, or even a few tap/spicket pieces would have made a nice addition rather than binoculars in that case.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:34 PM

View PostTheBrickster, on 19 May 2011 - 02:09 PM, said:

A couple of LEGO car air horns, gold chrome horns, or even a few tap/spicket pieces would have made a nice addition rather than binoculars in that case.
I think most of those parts you just mentioned (besides the tap) haven't been seen in sets for a long time, especially the chrome ones. For all we know, they've been discontinued. Personally, I applaud TLG for their creative part use, and think the binocular pieces work just as well as the traditional tap pieces might have (and at a less exaggerated scale relative to the boat).

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 01:52 AM

View PostAanchir, on 19 May 2011 - 06:34 PM, said:

Personally, I applaud TLG for their creative part use and think the binocular pieces work just as well as the traditional tap pieces might have (and at a less exaggerated scale relative to the boat).
You have a point, but that's why some are referring to them as binoculars, myself included.

#55 dr_spock

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:33 AM

View PostLegoCityMann, on 19 May 2011 - 12:40 PM, said:

OK, So I'll admit it. I took a bath with my boat and it floats. It stays about half a brick above the water line. However, If you get a little bit of water in the cabin area it rolls over very easily.

The speedboat however floats quite well. The rear end does stay considerably lower and swamps out the passenger area to waist deep for the minifig.

Most fun bath I've taken in some time.

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I finally got my first floating Lego boat.  I tried it in the sink.  You're right, it is very low in the water.  

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:51 PM

View Postdr_spock, on 29 April 2011 - 05:12 AM, said:

Thanks for the detailed review. I would get this set on sale as I do not have a floating boat in my collection.

I'll get this set for the same reason. And for "jaws" of course)

#57 Aanchir

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:33 PM

View Postdr_spock, on 20 May 2011 - 04:33 AM, said:

I finally got my first floating Lego boat.  I tried it in the sink.  You're right, it is very low in the water.  
That is extremely low in the water. Is the base piece just as low in the water without the rest of the boat's pieces attached to it? If so, that's a bit of a disappointment, because I seem to remember the floating boats from my childhood floating a lot higher.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:56 AM

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View Postdr_spock, on 20 May 2011 - 04:33 AM, said:

I finally got my first floating Lego boat.  I tried it in the sink.  You're right, it is very low in the water.  

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Throw away the rescue jackets, it could be helpful.... :D

The Shark head I found in the box

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#59 dr_spock

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:21 AM

View PostAanchir, on 31 May 2011 - 05:33 PM, said:

That is extremely low in the water. Is the base piece just as low in the water without the rest of the boat's pieces attached to it? If so, that's a bit of a disappointment, because I seem to remember the floating boats from my childhood floating a lot higher.

The hull seems to be front heavy without the rest of the pieces attached.

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weelan, your shark head seems a bit different than the one from my box.  Rescue jackets do prevent you from being swallowed whole.   :classic:

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#60 henryhotspurs

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:18 PM

Well I tried it out in our Arizona swimming pool.  It should have been named the "Minnow" as in "...the Minnow would be lost..."  

The two inch rollers were enough to swamp the hapless craft in mere seconds.  The life jackets were of very little help.  Fortunately, the shark was in the deep end and didn't pay alot of attention to the hapless floaters...

I never invested in the Coast Guard sets. More's the pity.  They could have used the rescue chopper. Gilligan and Son's fishing trip ended tragically I'm afraid.  Now they are relegated to the "Book Shelf Navy"  aka every Lego pirate ship ever made...

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:58 AM

I've started reading reviews for sets I'll never buy because the reviews are entertaining!   :cry_happy:
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#62 muscleman

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

I have a question about this item. I buy it this evening...but I found a different type of life jacket, more smaller and different shape. it's normal? I never see this item before now.....only that... it's similar ( but not the same..) to that...





http://www.bricklink....asp?P=3840pb18





any one?

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#63 dr_spock

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:20 AM

It could be possible.   My brand new seaplane set came with different shaped propellers than what was pictured on the box.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:14 AM

I have this set, but the minifigures have another tipe of jacket, maybe I could put a photo.

EDIT: Here is the photo:
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