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REVIEW: 6261 Raft Raiders


9 replies to this topic  – Started by Brig. Brick , May 29 2011 09:06 PM

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  4. Above Average (12 votes [66.67%])

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#1 Brig. Brick

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

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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


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Raft Raiders

Set #: 6261
Theme: Pirates
Year Released: 1992
Piece Count: 81
Minifigs: 3
List Price: $13.25 (USD) according brickset ($10.22 according my set :pir-tongue: )

This is my first review, and I hope to complete all expectations of review of set as interesting as this


Box Art:
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 :pir_laugh2:

Front:



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Appears that the shark is a good pet for this scruffy group


Back:



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I have to say, I like that kind of cart

Instructions and Brochure

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yes, I know you remember this catalog, here a picture of the pirate collection

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lets see closely...


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:pir-oh3:, the raft raiders are at the heart of the action


Instructions

simple, neat, easy to follow:

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All pieces

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p.s. the cable is out of picture

Men

Iroonhook and a twins brothers, or in Eurobricks emoticons: :pirate:,:pirate: & :pir-classic:

good: 3 different body parts, 4 weapons for 3 buccaneers
not so good: only 1 set of coins, 2 repeated heads


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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 :pir-wub:)

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construction: half of the process

So far, the raft doesn't have much form


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but finished, it looks great!

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Now, lets play!

Shark-vision

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The battle for the oar


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Caribean Rafting Race

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lego sets 6240, 6261 and 6257



you remember that I like one of the designs on the back of the box, this one:

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here is my attempt

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Summary

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 :thumbup:
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#2 Horry

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the review! When I was I child I had this set but was more fond of the crane-version on the back of the box. I combined the crane-version of this set and sets 6266, 6259 and 6265 into a trading outpost and all the pirates turned into merchants with a strange taste of fashion.

Ahw, this brings back childhood! Thanks again.

PS: no poll?  :pir-classic:

Edited by Horry, 30 May 2011 - 08:03 AM.

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#3 tj19941994

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:22 AM

27/10???  *huh*

#4 Brig. Brick

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:49 PM

View PostHorry, on 30 May 2011 - 08:02 AM, said:

Ahw, this brings back childhood! Thanks again.

thanks for your comment!, that was intentional

View PostHorry, on 30 May 2011 - 08:02 AM, said:

PS: no poll? :pir-classic:

sorry, I don't have the degree yet, maybe someone higher in this forum can add the poll


View Posttj19941994, on 30 May 2011 - 09:22 AM, said:

27/10??? *huh*

sorry :pir-tongue:, my bad!
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#5 Erdbeereis

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:51 PM

Nice review Brig. Brick. :pir-classic:
Weren't you going to join the Reviewers' Academy though?

I can add the poll, what do you want it to say?

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#6 Brig. Brick

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:16 PM

View PostErdbeereis, on 30 May 2011 - 03:51 PM, said:

Nice review Brig. Brick. :pir-classic:
Weren't you going to join the Reviewers' Academy though?


thanks!... where do I sign?


View PostErdbeereis, on 30 May 2011 - 03:51 PM, said:


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
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#7 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:11 PM

I've added a poll, and voted "Above Average"
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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#8 Captain Fortune

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:11 AM

Outstanding set, i have always loved it. I have it twice!  :pir-tongue:

Edited by Captain Fortune, 17 April 2012 - 02:12 AM.


#9 Lauriator89

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:30 PM

Great review!  IMO the best raft in the pirate theme! Great sail to make MOC Ships!

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:02 PM

I enjoyed seeing these photos, this set has a very special meaning to me. It was the first Pirates set I've had when I was little. Thinking about it, I should build it again and display it for the sake of it. Posted Image
pirates life for me...



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