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PICTORIAL REVIEW: 6276 Eldorado Fortress


53 replies to this topic  – Started by Mister Phes , Jul 15 2006 02:11 AM

#26 The Commodore

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 12:26 AM

Just a Quick line, in the U.K this set was known as 'Governor's Fort Sabre'.A fantastic set. Would be great if they could have legend of it.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 12:30 AM

Ahh, back when pirate sets were genuine, honest, and AWESOME pirate sets.

Those were the days...

Back on topic: Very informative review, matey! Good pics, too.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:16 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 20 2006, 05:10 AM, said:

View PostdJOLe_sk8, on Jul 20 2006, 10:42 AM, said:


Ah,but I don't know about it... Can you link that???

I already had...  Here is the link to 6090/10176 on Shop at Home again.  

Well I didn't saw that... I think the things are clear now...
We'll never see the old ones,the real legends ... just the updated ones (which will be,in my opinion,only the poor reflections of the old classic design's charm)...

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 20 2006, 05:10 AM, said:

The Skulls Eye Schooner would make a great Legend, however The LEGO Company has already re-released 3 ships from the Pirate theme (Armada Flagship, Red Beard Runner and Black Seas Barracdua) so it would be nice to see something different.  The Imperial Guards have had no sets re-released whatsoever...

Exactly... Every kind of the old islandic sets is welcome
(Examples:Eldorado Fortress,Rock Island Refuge or the great harbour set like the Imperial Trading Post is)
But release of the SES,the same like it was back then,wouldn't bother me,too... as I'm thinking that's one of the best sets LEGO has ever made...

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#29 Mister Phes

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:45 AM

View PostThe Commodore, on Jul 25 2006, 10:26 AM, said:

Just a Quick line, in the U.K this set was known as 'Governor's Fort Sabre'.

It was also known by that name in Australia too and probably other places as well...  Check out the What's in the name... Thread to see the names of Pirate sets in other countries and you'll discover the sets and characters go by quite a few different names.  You can add the UK names if you like.


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#30 Section8

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:57 PM

I'd really like to see this as a Legend as well.  Although I think the Trading Post is more feature-rich, this was the first Imperial fort.  I am also partial to the blue Soldiers, since most of my pirate sets were acquired when the Soldiers were around.  I don't have too many sets after the Imperial Guards came out.  The Soldiers' sets also seem to mesh well, I could put Eldorado fortress right next to my Lagoon Lockup and the docks would match somewhat.

This would be an ideal candidate for a legend.  It would be cheaper than ITP, since it is a smaller set, and probably sell well.  Also, the lack of grey in the set means those still angry about the grey color change (like me) won't have much to complain about.  The set originally came out in 1989; some of the people who never got the set or had it and got rid of it have kids of their own now, the perfect excuse to get a classic set for themselves.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 03:43 AM

View PostSection8, on Aug 3 2006, 10:57 PM, said:

Also, the lack of grey in the set means those still angry about the grey color change (like me) won't have much to complain about.

Yeah,this is a really good argument.
A reason more for TLC to make this one as a Legend...  :-)

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#32 Evil Willy

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:23 PM

View PostdJOLe_sk8, on Aug 4 2006, 03:43 AM, said:

View PostSection8, on Aug 3 2006, 10:57 PM, said:

Also, the lack of grey in the set means those still angry about the grey color change (like me) won't have much to complain about.

Yeah,this is a really good argument.
A reason more for TLC to make this one as a Legend...  :-)

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Wow so true I never thought of it that way...Great idea, what do others think though?

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 03:48 AM

I wouldn't mind any color changes, (as long as it still looked good) I just want it :-)
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#34 Mister Phes

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:27 AM

This review has been around for over a month now so very shortly it shall be archived in Set Reviews - Standard & Pictorial of the The Great Library of Honduras.

Whose who are fans of Eldorado Fortress might like to participate in The Eldorado Fortress debate!


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#35 The Commodore

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 02:05 PM

One last point to say, this set holds the largest amount of soldiers out of all the sub themes. No other sub theme   holds as many as this set. So it also allows you to bolster your army.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:48 PM

OOOOOOOO... I like this set. Also, I like those pictures. And, when Mister Phes said "Fort Sabre", it is another name for it.

#37 Norro

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:06 PM

Nice review, sorry I missed it at the time. I remember getting this set long ago..good times  X-D ... And this would make a great legend because of the lack of bley...

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#38 Scouty

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 03:44 AM

Fort Sabre is a lego set Tully ;-) . Ah, the pictorial, I think this what finally brought me into EB.
Norro, Do you mean " because it has barely any gray in it?" There's quite a few, but not much, and nothing dark gray...cept the cannons and the cell door :-X .
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:57 AM

View PostImperialScouts, on Dec 11 2006, 03:44 AM, said:

Norro, Do you mean " because it has barely any gray in it?"

It has a relatively small amount so that I could buy the legend and not complain...too much  :-D

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:03 AM

1,000,000,000/5 i  love this set, I believe that is a I need to say! :x   :-D  ;-)  ;-)

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:09 AM

Pretty good set.  First appearence of the CRAPP from memory and one of the few places it was used well.  I own this unfortunately somebody stepped on the CRAPP and busted it.

A pretty good set with solid play potential.  I've thought about replacing the base rebuilding it and decking out with red coats to add to the Imperial Trading Post.

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5/5

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:24 AM

This is a great set. I like how the walls are built up around the outside. There are so many useful pieces you could use on this set to build other structures. I also like having the two oar boats 5 blue coats and an admiral.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:28 PM

View PostAssamite, on Jan 14 2007, 04:09 AM, said:

First appearence of the CRAPP from memory and one of the few places it was used well.  I own this unfortunately somebody stepped on the CRAPP and busted it.
CRAPP? Is that an acronym or the literal meaning  :-X  If an acronym what does it stand for?
That would stink if someone stepped in crap then on your Lego  X-D
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 03:53 PM

Mister phes, did you notice that the flag was upside-down in some pictures? (6/5)

You mean Sabre Island is a set. In the UK, the fortress was called Fort Sabre, Imperal Scouts.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:12 PM

The fort does itself justice.I figure you've probably improved camera wise now.Anyways I always wanted this set.I especially like the blue soldiers.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:54 PM

View PostNorrington, on Mar 23 2007, 04:28 PM, said:

CRAPP? Is that an acronym or the literal meaning  :-X  If an acronym what does it stand for?
That would stink if someone stepped in crap then on your Lego  X-D

The acronym stands for Crummy Ramp And Pit Plate.

#47 Mister Phes

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:59 PM

View PostTully, on Mar 29 2007, 01:53 AM, said:

Mister phes, did you notice that the flag was upside-down in some pictures? (6/5)
Yes I did.  I probably should have digitally corrected that but I never got round to it and probably won't for a long time.


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View PostGovernor Broadside, on May 11 2007, 04:54 PM, said:

The acronym stands for Crummy Ramp And Pit Plate.

Oh, I suppose that makes SOME sense...
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:29 AM

Those pictorial reviews are a great idea!
I don't own this set. But anyway, I enjoyed reading your review (i see this is from 2006, sorry if you have a problem with reviving old topics...)  :hmpf:

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:37 AM

View PostNikola Bathory, on Mar 27 2008, 12:29 PM, said:

i see this is from 2006, sorry if you have a problem with reviving old topics...  :hmpf:
There is no problem with reviving an old thread. It give the opportunity to newer members to view some of the good work that was done in the past.

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