Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:08 PM
Review: 30131 Jack Sparrow in Boat
Name: 30131 Jack Sparrow in Boat
Theme: Pirates of the Caribbean
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:
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):
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 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 minifig(front and back):
The minifig with sword:
The boat is a quick and simple build (just 5 steps), yet the finished boat is effective and looks good.
There is the new bottle piece in Trans-Black and two wedge plate in Brown.
The minifig is great and is a clear representation of Jack Sparrow, with a great hairpiece and printed body parts.
The parts in this set are great, with a lot of brown for a promo and the new bottle piece.
The design is great, and it looks good from most angles also, the minifig can fit in easily.
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!
Jack set sail, not knowing what he would encounter, but he certainly didn't expect to sail into a pool of gold!
Thanks for reading.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:23 PM
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
Great way to get a wine/rum bottle and a couple of swords too and of course Jack himself !
Keep on sailing and drinking that rum......but don't receive a black spot !
Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:32 PM
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:54 PM
I voted above-average......beacause of the bottle and Jack !
Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:06 PM
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:54 PM
He did get one, along with an Alien Conquest set.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:03 PM
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 06:17 PM
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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