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#1 Hinckley

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:02 AM

Are you ready for another review from BrickZone.net? I hope so, because I just posted one! The latest review is of 7775 Aquabase Invasion. This is my favorite set from the Aqua Raiders series so far. I know we've already seen a couple of reviews of this set, so if you skip the review don't miss the story afterwards with Fabuland characters and a lot of carnage!

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7775 Aquabase Invasion Review

Bianca and Gavin and the Night of Kraken McSquid-Face

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#2 Starwars4J

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:27 AM

Damnit...I'm not rich, I wish everyone would stop making me want sets  :-P

Excellent review.  And now...unfortunately, I'll need to buy this.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:25 AM

View PostStarwars4J, on Feb 12 2007, 07:27 AM, said:

Damnit...I'm not rich, I wish everyone would stop making me want sets  :-P

My thoughts exactly...

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:24 PM

At least I now know why there were extra stickers in my Crab Crusher... because they're meant for use here.

Nice review.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:26 PM

this is a great review hinckley...

you know, i've spend some time looking at the box at the toy store and had some questions.  it has helped me a lot !!!  

i couldn't figure out what the crain was for...  so thanks  ;-)   and i didn't know what the gatteling guns things were either...  i guess its a mystery  :-D  ;-)

i figured out that the sticker sheets were shared between 7774 and 7775, but i couldn't understand why the pepper head is featured on the box, but not in the actual set ???

BTW, i like how you have positioned the squid over the shooting mechanism...  looks like a nice way to capture the action for display !!!


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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for the detailed pics

Construction Notes learned from this:

Awesome airlock door concept, great for a spaceship sometime

on the Sub
based on the 'floatation tanks' on the bottom:
7plates+studded top == 3studs
actually, we already knew that 5plates == 2studs; which implies that 7.5plates ==3studs
but their example here illustrates a major question that bugged me, do the studs on the end of the last plate count as .5 or not? -I guess it does now  :-)

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:26 PM

thank you for another great review hinckley!
i always enjoy them and im looking forward for your new one..

im not really sure about this set...
i am deffinetly not getting it for many reasons
its too ecxpensive
its not coming to Greece this year
im not really into this theme

but still i feel there is something missing from the set..
maby its because i dont really like this creature
i would rather they had the crab in this set...and not the squid..
it just dosent look very good to me.
its like "invasion of the alien transparent man-eating squid"  *wacko*

the base looks very nice to me..thow i would apretiate more space on the inside..
this set would fit very nicely with the shipreck one...

imagine the shipreck outhere!that would give them a reason to go out of the base and be eaten by the squid :-P

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:43 PM

Top review!! ;)
I won't buy it though, but the review was still awesome! ;)

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 10:59 PM

Like the others, excellent review!
I like to read a serious reveiw, and the story which shows some bad and good points of the set. And this so poor monk, heu gorilla!
I really like this set, and I find this squid the best of the AR creatures (even if I don't have any of them yet... :'-( ).
I like your flashback in the story, with 2D fishes, and other details :-D ! Divers *wub*
And it's alwas funny to read some french on US LEGO boxes (for Canadians), when you know that we don't have words on European boxes, exept for the age.
Really nice review, thanks!
And your story could have been longer, not a matter for me, on the contrary!

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#10 Hinckley

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for the great compliments everyone. I appreciate you checking out the review!

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:10 AM

What a wonderful and detailed review, great!  *y*
Ah, I love that octopus! Itīs my favorite LEGO beast of all, itīs so funny with that skeleton filled belly....
And for the base.... well, isīt nice, I think, and very playable, but sometimes Iīm a little sticked on
reality and some underwater base that isnīt tight....
*sing* "Look, captain, thereīs a leakage! Weīre goinī to die!"  :-| "Yeah, donīt keep it on the hush, mate."
I mean this kills a lot of storylines....  :-P
I donīt mind that thereīs no back, I donīt need LEGO houses with 4 walls to be satisfied, but at least
the front and the sides should work. And to MOC this baby would be.... well, of course possible, but a
waste of bricks too I guess, because a completley new design woud fit better.... I wish that pretty
octopus would be available in another set.
In something like the 7776 Shipwreck.... :-$
And thank you for another great Bianca and Gavin story!

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:14 AM

Great review and now I have to get the set.
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 04:02 AM

Why did I read this review??? :'-( Now I have to get it. :'-) And the story was awesome. :-D

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:20 PM

View PostAsuka, on Feb 14 2007, 03:10 AM, said:

but sometimes Iīm a little sticked on
reality and some underwater base that isnīt tight....
*sing* "Look, captain, thereīs a leakage! Weīre goinī to die!"  :-| "Yeah, donīt keep it on the hush, mate."
I mean this kills a lot of storylines....  :-P

That is true that this set doesn't even try to be anywhere near airtight. But MOCing it would be fun! Perhaps I'll put Gregor on that...

I'm glad you liked the review and story! Thanks again everybody for checking out the review and for the nice compliments. *wub*

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:01 AM

View Postalex54, on Feb 12 2007, 10:59 PM, said:

And it's alwas funny to read some french on US LEGO boxes (for Canadians), when you know that we don't have words on European boxes, exept for the age.
Really nice review, thanks!
And your story could have been longer, not a matter for me, on the contrary!

Alex, I meant to put in some french into the story just for you, but obviously I forgot. I will try to remember for the next one (which will probably be in the EXO-FORCE forums this week). Thanks for the nice compliments!!

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:35 AM

Excellent review.  Very comprehensive and well done.  I think my favorite part of the set is the little sub.  I like how the crate fits inside.

I'd love to see a set like this under real water.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:59 PM

View Posthinckley39, on Feb 21 2007, 04:01 AM, said:

Alex, I meant to put in some french into the story just for you, but obviously I forgot. I will try to remember for the next one (which will probably be in the EXO-FORCE forums this week). Thanks for the nice compliments!!
:-D thanks!

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:45 PM

View PostTheBrickster, on Feb 21 2007, 03:35 AM, said:

Excellent review.  Very comprehensive and well done.  I think my favorite part of the set is the little sub.  I like how the crate fits inside.

I'd love to see a set like this under real water.

Thanks! I agree, the mini-sub is very cool and reminds me of the old Divers line!

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