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#1 buddy


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:08 PM

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Review: 30131 Jack Sparrow in Boat

Name: 30131 Jack Sparrow in Boat
Theme: Pirates of the Caribbean
Year: 2011
Pieces: ?
Minifigs: 1
Price: Free with the News of the World on Sunday 15th May 2011 (or £1 if you bought the newspaper just for the free Lego).

This is my third review on Eurobricks, so any constructuive criticism and feedback would be welcomed, so that my future reviews can be better and of a higher level.

This morning I had to join a massive queue outside my local WHSmith's to get today's free Lego with the News of the World (this set 30131).

Now to the review!

Bag and Contents
The bag uses a dark blue colour at the top with a 'sea' effect on it. The picture of the set is in a island like backdrop at sunset.

Bag front and back:
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Bag contents:
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There is the instruction leaflet, the parts are loose, except form Jack's hairpiece that is in a bag of its own.

The instructions (cover, front and back):
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It is a double sided sheet, with the instructions consisting of 5 building steps and on the back there is an ad for all of the POTC sets.

The Minifig
The minifig of Jack Sparrow is detailed and looks like him, with a front and back printed torso, printed legs and a hairpiece with printing on. He also has a double-sided face (not pictured) with on the other side he is looking scared.

The hairpiece:
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The minifig(front and back):
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The minifig with sword:
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The boat is a quick and simple build (just 5 steps), yet the finished boat is effective and looks good.

New/Interesting Pieces:
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There is the new bottle piece in Trans-Black and two wedge plate in Brown.

Complete Set
Without Jack:
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With Jack:
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Extra Part:
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My Ratings
Minifig: 10/10
The minifig is great and is a clear representation of Jack Sparrow, with a great hairpiece and printed body parts.

Parts: 10/10
The parts in this set are great, with a lot of brown for a promo and the new bottle piece.

Build/Design: 10/10
The design is great, and it looks good from most angles also, the minifig can fit in easily.

Playability: 9/10
The playability is good, children can push the boat around on surfaces, but the playability for children is less, because it is not yet clear what happens in the movie and where this comes (unless it has been in the previous movies, which I have seen none of.

Price: 10/10 Great value for money, just £1 for a great set, with a nice boat and great minifig in.

Overall: 49/50 An excellent promo!  

Bonus Picture:
Jack set sail, not knowing what he would encounter, but he certainly didn't expect to sail into a pool of gold!
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Thanks for reading.  :thumbup:  


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for the review, this is the first one for this set.

I want it so bad just for my collection, but I noticed as well, this would be the only set under $50usd where you get Jack with his hat.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:25 PM

Excellent review 'buddy', but does Jack come with a double sided head like in the other POTC sets ? :pir-wink:
Great way to get a wine/rum  bottle and a couple of swords too and of course Jack himself ! :pir-grin:
Keep on sailing and drinking that rum......but don't receive a black spot ! :pir-devil:

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 15 May 2011 - 01:25 PM, said:

Excellent review 'buddy', but does Jack come with a double sided head like in the other POTC sets ? :pir-wink:
Thanks, I've just looked now, I didn't notice it at first, but Jack has a double sided head, with him looking scared on the other side. I've updated the review accordingly (but haven't taken a picture of the other side of his head.  :pir-devil:


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:51 PM

Thanks, buddy! This is certainly fantastic value for money, with a fully coated Jack, a bottle and swords. I really hope I get the chance to pick this up today. Thanks again for the nice review!

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:54 PM

Oh, how handy another Jack with two faces ! :pir-laugh:
I voted above-average......beacause of the bottle and Jack ! :pir-wink:

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:06 PM

Thank you for sharing with us. I am looking forward to pick up mine too. I am going to use the small boat for something fun.  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:54 PM

My wife was dragged to TRU in Cardiff Bay this morning because my son wanted this!
He did get one, along with an Alien Conquest set. :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

Very nice promotional polybagged set, much better than the 'wooden' Jack Sparrow one. Looks to be the perfect, easiest, and cheapest way to acquire this Jack Sparrow fig, particularly to our lucky-as-always UK FOLs. Thanks for sharing this buddy! :thumbup:

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:30 PM

Thanks for the review. It's good to see that you had no trouble getting this.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:43 PM

Nice review I just got mine today they have plenty in tru norfolk. :thumbup:
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

Excellent review. This is an awesome little set.
Too bad it's still quite hard to get it cheap in my country. When there's a good way to get one, I'd really want one!
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:21 PM

Does anyone know if this one is going to show up in stateside, or if it has already?

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:01 PM

Nice to see a review of this little set! I myself went out and bought myself 2 copies of 'news of the world' just for the Lego. One to keep and one to sell. This small promotional set might just have got me interested in the entire line of Pirates of the Caribbean Lego. I've heard that you can get a mini Black Pearl ship in tomorrows edition of 'The Sun' and it's picture looks very promising. Will you be doing a review of that set? :jollyroger:
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:38 PM

Oh!  Quite nice.  I want one of those Jacks with the hat.  They look better then the ones with the white arms.  Anyone seen them in the US?

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

Aw man, Jack with the hat!! I wish I had told my boyfriend to get one for me on his way back home yesterday.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:08 PM

:pir-cry_sad: When I got there they had all sold out. :pir_bawling:

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