Today I bring you my review of the Lego Movie set; Metalbeard's Sea Cow!
Theme: The Lego Movie
Set Name: Metalbeard's Sea Cow
Set Number: 70810
Minifigures: 4 Minifigures + Mini Metalbeard and Queasy Kitty (Emmet, Wildstyle, Benny and Vitruvius)
Price: Expensive ($299 Here in Canada, plus tax) About $250 USD
I know this set has had a lot of negative criticism, especially from the true pirates fans, but keep in mind that it is not a pirates theme set, and therefore is not as realistic as one would probably like, but it is, after all, supposed to look unrealistic to give it that Lego Movie look. (The movie has many unrealistic builds but fun none the less!)
One point I would like everyone to know, because I find it very cool, is that this is the most heavily armed boat…errrr I mean ship in Lego's History!
She has 6 Firing Cannons, plus more than 14 other cannons that do not fire (Made to look like cannons)
First we will start with the box, and it is huge!
The box is also very heavy, but made of the usual material, so I have already seen some boxes with the seals being broken because of the weight of the ship!
The side of the box also features all the mini figures included with their names.
The Inner bags are many in number, you get a total of 17 normal bags.
You get one #1 bag, two #2 bags, two #3 bags, one #4 bag, two #5 bags, three #6 bags, three #7 bags, two #8 bags, and one #9 bag.
Additionally you get a bag with other parts for the ship including the massive fans.
You also get the hull pieces, but the ship seems like it would be rather stubby, with only one bottom hull piece.
Then you also get a bag with the instruction book (It really is the size of a book!)
and the sticker sheet.
The instruction book is very heavy, and there is only one! You would expect at least three for a set this size, but Its actually really cool!
The only downside is that you cannot team up with a friend and each build from a separate instruction manual…..or novel in this case
The sticker sheet has a few cool stickers, and one really cool pirate with a parrot picture! I would love to have more than one of this sticker for some custom building projects!
The instructions have a page and a half showing what each bag builds. The instructions have a very eye friendly feel to them, the only problem I have encountered so far is that the Lego Bricks shown are a different shade of colour in the manual than the real ones. It is a little annoying at first, but you get used to it.
The first bag contains some mini figures, including Emmet, Wild-style, Kitty and Mini Metalbeard. (I say mini because it is a much smaller version of the one in the movie and the other set that he is included in.)
Bag one is my favourite bag so far! The mini Metal-beard is actually very cool. It uses the Legends of Chima ball joints in a very cool way!
The emmet minifig is cool, but nothing too special (Movie reference ) Wild-style has a cool rubber hood piece and Kitty looks… not so good.
I wish they had included a happy side for her face, but they want you to get every set to collect them all.
You also get a sizeable amount of extra pieces just in the first bag!
A total of 17! I can't imagine how many will be left after the final build!
Now we shall move on the bag number two!
The instructions outline the contents of the second bag, and we get the Double Decker Couch! As well as Vitruvius and Benny!
We get the entire sets mini figures/Characters in the first two bags. I am surprised lego did not split them up.
In this bag we also get two different villain bots (Micro Managers) from The Lego Movie. If you notice, they bear a strange resemblance to the ones in the Matrix Movie!
Bag 2 is a bag number that has two bags. The first one large, the second one smaller, each with two mini bags inside.
The contents of bag(s) two are awesome!
And for those of you wondering if Benny's Helmet is actually broken… Its not. It is a special mold for Benny!
Did you really think TLG would go around snapping space helmets!?
The Second Bag comes with the Micro Managers and the Double Decker Couch!
You also get Benny (Classic 1980's Spaceman!) and Vitruvius.
This set comes with a very good mix of mini figures, and you get the very cool Mini Metalbeard!
The Double Decker couch is also very cool, but unfortunately you cannot get any figs included in this set to sit properly on the couch.
This is because they all have some sort of back accessory.
You also get the two micro managers, one mini that shoots a net, and a larger one with flick fire missiles!
The net can be shot by stuffing it into the "mouth" of the Micro Manager and pushing the fire flicker on the back. The larger Manager has a unfold-able radar scanner dish, used to detect master builders! It also has some cool flick fire missiles.
Another cool feature is that the sides open to reveal some extra flick fire missiles!
Lastly for this bag, you also get a good amount of extra pieces!
Now we will move on to the ship! The ship build starts with the #3 bags, the hull pieces and the extra bag of ship parts.
The bags from #3 are packed with goodies, and the Cannons! You get a total of 6 shooting cannons!!!
As I mentioned before, this is the most heavily armed ship in Lego history!
As you can see its a very exciting bag! It contains the ships main armament and the foundation for everything above!
The bags are getting more and more focused on one particular item, now that the figs and accessories are out of the way.
The next few bags contain different parts of the ships that attach to form the final product. I really like the way that everything comes together.
Lets get on to bag #4! There is only one bag with the number four title,
but it is packed with all you need to start building the walls of the ship and starting the long path to the sky!
As you can see, the ship is looking good so far, the sides look very nice, and have more than enough armament to take on those Micro Managers!
Next we will get to bag #5! Bag number five refines the current look of the ship by adding to the front and rear, and patching up any holes in the ship.
As you can see, the ship is starting to look like a real ship! The sides are now very sturdy and have been completely locked up.
Now it is time for bag number 6. You will notice that the number 6 bags really start to add to the fun by containing the store room and boiler controls!
In these bags you get some very fun and cool looking water faucets that add to the rustic boiler look!
The interior of the Boiler/Storage room contain some muskets, swords and some flintlock pistols. It also features the controls for the boiler.
The sides also open up for a look inside, and also for limited playability.
You also get a nice tiny chandelier than swings with the ships movements. It can be seen through the entrance to the room.
The set also makes use of a few bizarre pieces such as the Indiana Jones whips, some Legends of Chima pieces and some Lego Friends pieces such as the golden faucets.
So far we have gotten a lot of cool stuff, but we still have many more bags to go!
This is everything so far…
Ok, lets get onto the other bags!
We are now on Bag number 7! Well…. three bags actually!
You get some very unique parts, some technic sails and a good old fashioned door!
You also get a Pirates of the Caribbean globe piece, also used as Sandy's Helmet in Spongebob Lego sets. (Clear Version)
Some other cool accessories include a Golden Mini-figure Head, and some keys. How long has it been since you opened a set with some Flintlock Pistols!
I really like the building techniques that have been used so far. I love the way the ships siding is placed on. Every sideboard is unique, and has a different Pirate feel to it!
One of the coolest building sidings I have seen so far is found in Bag(s) number seven!
This siding is a prime example! As you can see, the side board is missing, once it is built, it is nicely placed into it to fit very snug.
Now both combined give a good look to the ships siding!
The Final Bag 7 Build makes the ship look nearly complete. It gives the ship the appropriate height, and refines the rear of the ship.
This bag also has some very interesting pieces for those of you you considering this as a parts pack.
The Rear of the ship after bag number 7!
It is very tall!
Metal Beards Throne is large enough to fit him nicely standing or sitting.
However, any other mini figure in the set looks ridiculous.
Now onto Bag 8!
Bag 8 builds the front of the ship, the foreword mast with the figurehead.
While building, I could not resist laughing when I got to this build
I don't know how you can't laugh at it! What was TLG thinking?!
We are now on the last bag! Bag number 9! Bag number 8 was funny and contained a lot of useful pieces, such as the cow… and the "boiler" (More like… )
This bag builds the final middle top section for the ship. But I just noticed now that it also looks just as questionable as the "boiler"...
I was surprised at the amount of detail included under the top middle section. The floor boards are filled with coins, treasure, a scull and even a rat!
We are now done! The ship is done! It is funny build!
Here are all the extra pieces included in the set!
Here she is; METAL-BEARD'S SEA COW!
Here is the Sea Cow beside two smaller Lego Ships!
And as requested, here is the Sea Cow beside the Black Seas Barracuda!
As you can see, the Sea Cow holds up, even surpasses some of the biggest pirate ships!
Overall I give this set a great Rating! I love the details included through the set, and how they managed to do a great job using technic sails!
The only downside is that the playability factor aboard the ship is lower because of the lack of space on the deck.
But if you can't have fun with this set in hand, I don't believe you.
It is a very cool set that I think compliments the Pirates theme!
I would defiantly recommend it and I hope my review has brought some light onto this set, and all her might!
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Edited by pcvando, 26 February 2014 - 08:38 PM.