REVIEW: 6261 Raft Raiders
Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:06 PM
The Captain Ironhook and two of his men have been forced to survive in the open sea without a ship, however, these three skillful smugglers have shown an incredible ability to build this great raft, and show their pride to being pirates!... and start to be called as
Set #: 6261
Year Released: 1992
Piece Count: 81
List Price: $13.25 (USD) according brickset ($10.22 according my set )
This is my first review, and I hope to complete all expectations of review of set as interesting as this
The box art is common to the whole line of pirates, with islets here and there. With the recommendation of the age from 7 to 12 ... I´m not agree
Appears that the shark is a good pet for this scruffy group
I have to say, I like that kind of cart
Instructions and Brochure
yes, I know you remember this catalog, here a picture of the pirate collection
lets see closely...
, the raft raiders are at the heart of the action
simple, neat, easy to follow:
p.s. the cable is out of picture
Iroonhook and a twins brothers, or in Eurobricks emoticons: , &
good: 3 different body parts, 4 weapons for 3 buccaneers
not so good: only 1 set of coins, 2 repeated heads
I know, I know, I didn't take picture with the shark, I forgot it!
Parts of interest
the sail, the mini-mast and 6 barrels (yeah, you read well, 6 barrels )
construction: half of the process
So far, the raft doesn't have much form
but finished, it looks great!
Now, lets play!
The battle for the oar
Caribean Rafting Race
lego sets 6240, 6261 and 6257
you remember that I like one of the designs on the back of the box, this one:
here is my attempt
Design: 8/10. Good design, which requires some improvement in the mast rigging, but is itself a great raft with which you can survive in the sea
Playability: 10/10. three pirates+ four weapons+ one shark + lots of usefull parts = hours of fun, promise!
Parts: 9/10. good: six barrels, great mini pirate sail, two short mast rigging, lots of modified 1 x 1 with Clip
bad: two repeated minifigs heads, just one oar
6261 Rafter Raiders Verdict: 27/30.
Great set, useful for increasing the Pirate population and to provide components for other MOC's , especially small boats with the mast riggings and a lovely sail
Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:02 AM
Ahw, this brings back childhood! Thanks again.
PS: no poll?
Edited by Horry, 30 May 2011 - 08:03 AM.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:49 PM
thanks for your comment!, that was intentional
sorry, I don't have the degree yet, maybe someone higher in this forum can add the poll
sorry , my bad!
Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:16 PM
Weren't you going to join the Reviewers' Academy though?
thanks!... where do I sign?
I can add the poll, what do you want it to say?
one of the things would I like is that all review were standardized, so, the common the poll is the scale of 1 to 5, with a 5 is Outstanding and 1 is a terrible or poor set
Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:11 PM
It's a rather good set, but I think the price is slightly too high because the black and grey bricks aren't very rare, and on a raft you'd expect brown bricks.
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