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#1 alex54

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 05:34 PM

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So, after asking the approbation of Hobbes, here it is my first review!

Name: Deep sea bounty
Ref: 6559
Theme: Divers
Year: 1997
Pieces: 344
Minifigs: 5
Price: about 30� I think (but not sure, and about 40$)

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This is a general picture of the set. It contains a good diversity of pieces, without some juniorized ones, except from the rocks will say some of you.

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We have a traditional shark in old dark grey, an old light grey with a new head o make it a saw shark, a manta ray  *wub* , an octopus and 3 tile with red and blue pattern. I don�t take the parrot, because it doesn�t know how to swim! :-D

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The 5 minifigs, with two divers (are they clones?, Maybe, just an DNA can bring the true�), a submarine driver and two other minifigs (not clones but twin brothers, because they wear different T-shirts!). You can see their submarine accessories. One good point it is that the two divers have also a cap when they are not in the water!

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Here all the marine engines: a catamaran, a zodiac and a small submarine.

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The zodiac with two oars when the engine is out of order.

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The mini submarine, with a camera and a snapshot, and 3 propellors with one with a blade. It is small but so sweat IMO!

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This is the biggest boat of the set. This catamaran has all the accessories that a submarine exploration needs, like tools, snapshot, a buoy,� With the crane ( I don�t know if it is the correct word), you can put in the water the submarine and the cage or put them at the centre of the grille plate. A computer helps to sail and a X-ray to see what the underwater world hide�

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Now you know� ;-)

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The card is a bit different of the real submarine site, but I�m sure that after the exploration, the minifigs will update it!

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The cage is useful but not with all the saw shark! Warning! X-D

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And now, the submarine site, with all the elements. We can see an anchor, a rest of a pirate ship maybe, and some trans-green flames for alga�You can put the animals on the top of the seaweeds to have a submarine feeling, as if they swim.

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There is a treasure hidden behind the rock: goblets, coins, and knifes, and some pirate sword cutlass.

There is a second container treasure in the head of the whale�
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But there is a danger! You can be wedge in it, just for a cranium! So stupid! :-|

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This is the mechanism of the system, really simple, but cool (the treasure jams the grey pieces that jam the head of the whale).

Finally, there are a lot of accessories and different elements like boats that gives it a good look and playability. Some more animals like shell, crab and sea star would bring more life�
The colour scheme is very good, with some realistic ones.
So I can say that it is really good Divers set! *y*

Just let me know what you think about this review�(I realise that it is a pleasant work, but it needs some times, so thanks to all the Eurobrickers that review)

And now, just wait the 6560 review from Hobbes�

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for the levely review no I want to have it  *wub*
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 05:56 PM

Excellent review! Very nice photography.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:01 PM

Yeay Tks Alex !!

You should have started a whole new topic with your review  ;-)

And for the records, you do not need any approbation to post a review  :-|  Especially one from such a splendid set  ;-)

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:06 PM

This review deserves its own topic, so I used my new powers :-)

View Postxwingyoda, on Aug 20 2006, 07:01 PM, said:

And for the records, you do not need any approbation to post a review  :-|  Especially one from such a splendid set  ;-)
He just asked because you asked me to review it and I agreed. He didn't want "to take it away from me". He was just being considerate ;-)

As for the review:
I know the set already and know what treasures it hides, but the review itself was very nicely done, including the pics. Good work *y*

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:20 PM

The more reviews the better I say  ;-)  Especially of great sets  ;-)

Review On guys !!

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:23 PM

Ah, so this review was originally part of the Divers thread, and I'm not going crazy *wacko*

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:25 PM

View Postsam89, on Aug 20 2006, 06:23 PM, said:

Ah, so this review was originally part of the Divers thread, and I'm not going crazy *wacko*

:-P
Looool not yet mate  :-D

After seeing the new SW MF and gun you just might  :-P

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:19 PM

Woah, one great review for a great looking set. I really want this. Looks brilliant. Thanks for enlightening me.

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:54 PM

Only 344 pieces?
It might just be the excellent photography, but the set looks so much fuller.

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Woah, one great review for a great looking set. I really want this.

Hell, I want TWO.  :-D
There's some single parts in there I would love duplicates of.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:13 PM

A very good review of a very good set!

I always wanted this but I was young and had to rely on my parents when it came down to big sets. Missed this one, unfortunately...
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:34 AM

Yes, a very good set and a very good review too with excellent pictures. Maybe a medium size set, but a large size playability! Its amazing what kind of fun TLC was able to gave us in these old days without any shooting devices! All these fine details.... A shark cage, a x-ray, treasures, a zodiac, a sub with video and photo....
Even the sea weed which is holding the animals! A lot of clever design, a lot of stories to imagine with this
truly beautiful set! Thank you, alex54, and thank you TLC too. Im waiting to see more of this spirit in future sets. Perhaps kids of today need action, but what is action without imagination?  :'-)

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:47 PM

Thanks for your comments :-$
Like I said in the divers topic, this set is the best compromise between a good look, good pieces and animals, and the price in the divers line: 6558 was too small for me and 6560 too expensive when they where on sell.
It is just below the 6560 and the 6441 deep reef refuge for the size.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:21 PM

wow... nice review. i have to say your review has swayed me from my initial hatred over this line. for such a small price tag it has a lot of play value. i could see this set as a way of introducing my kid to marine live and maybe have a small treasure hunting adventure. i guess my ignorance was mostly from the poor box design. the box art probably put me off, but the actually set is very nice indeed especially for its price range.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 10:33 PM

awesome photography! *y*

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:18 AM

I got that set when i was about 7 for xmas. I loved that set, and I was hoping someone would do a review of it. Nice review!




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