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Review: 5003082 Pirates Adventure

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Morning all,

This is my first ever review, and I picked a tiny set for it! 5003082 is a promotional pirates set, with 24 pieces, one minifigure and a nice instruction booklet with a postcard.

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I bought this for a fiver on eBay, which seems to be the going rate. It's also available on Bricklink for a similar price.

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The box is sealed with a sellotape disk, and a tray slides out containing the bricks, instructions and bonus postcard. There is a nice little graphic on the box of Lego Pirates through the ages, which is shown in more detail later on.

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Unlike most other sets, the bag holding the bricks is glues down rather than vacuum sealed.

Underneath the bricks and instructions is the postcard.

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The theme of this little set seems to be reflecting on the past, and it looks like they have split the theme into 1989-1993, 1994-1997, 2009-2010 and 2015. The skeleton is from the 2015 Pirates Juniors set I believe. The dotted line on the map-like background is a recurring theme in these instructions. Each of the pirates is a sticker, but I'll be keeping them on their backing for now.

Finally, on the bottom of the tray is this pirate, again, I believe he is from the 2015 Pirates Junior set.

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Arrrrr!

The instructions have the same cover design as the box, but with an old looking Lego System banner. I don't recall which era this was used in, but I feel it was before my time.

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There are three steps for the pirate in his barrel, two for the shark and six for the deserted island. The dotted line runs throughout the pages.

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But hang on, we've reached the end of the instructions, but we aren't even halfway through the booklet yet! More on that later!

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It wasn't until I got to this image that I realised how bad the lighting was! There are no unique parts here, except for the Pirate's torso. There are no spare pieces in this set, but you get a nice selection of piratey bits. The printed shark is nice, and is making it's Pirate theme debut, although I think it now might be included in the Pirates Junior set. It now has printed eyes and gills. Most other sets it has been included in have been expensive, so it's a nice way to get hold of one cheaply. The barrels and tan parts are always useful for MOCs, and the pirate flag is only available in this set and the aforementioned Juniors one. It's more child-like than the other versions, but has a certain charm.

The chrome gold bar and coins make a welcome replacement for the pearl gold ones, and are in their own separate bag.

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And here is the complete assembly.

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The palm tree is similar, but smaller in design than the one that appears in 70412 Soldier's Fort, and suffers from the same problem with a grey hook holding it up, when either a tan or brown one would be better, and the palm tree top is in black, rather than either green or brown. Other than that, the set is very neat and useful for expanding 70411 Treasure Island, your pirate army and sea creatures.

There are no play features, unless you count spinning the palm tree round and round, but a few good scenarios can be found with so few pieces:

  1. Pirate colonising new island
  2. Pirate finds treasure on new island
  3. Pirate gets drunk on rum after finding treasure on new island
  4. Shark attacks Pirate drunk on rum after finding treasure on new island
  5. Shark eats Pirate drunk on rum after finding treasure on new island
  6. Shark comes back for treasure.

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Here is the pirate in question.

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He comes with one of the new style hats and a clear bottle, which as far as I can make out are less common than green or black ones, which is nice. His torso was the main reason that lead me to getting this set though, as I do like variation in my ranks.

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The belt detailing is fantastic on the front, with a nice skull buckle across the chest. The back has a pouch, a letter and a coin purse. By the looks of it he has been robbed before.

And that's the set! However, I promised you the rest of the instruction booklet, so here it is. A rather sweet trip down memory lane, a tribute to the Pirate theme.

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It's interesting to see the 4+ and Lego Movie sets included! It's lovely the way the dotted line chronologically connects the sets.

In conclusion, this little set is great for the minifigure and animal, as well as pirate themed elements. It also has some sort of memorabilia or collectable status with the booklet. The only downside is the poor choice of colour on the hook and the palm tree top. It's hard to say whether it's worth the money as it's a promotional set, but for £5 this is a great little set.

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I'm not sure something this small is worth five bucks - but it does have a few big pieces, like the shark and palm leaves. It's a neat little set, and would have been an OK impulse set if it was available. It's too bad Lego didn't offer something small like this as a parts pack of sorts. Most of the previous waves got something... Anyway, this is about as good of a review as you can do for something this size.

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Thank you for the Review. I added this topic to the Set Review Index and added a poll to this topic. :thumbup:

Lego.com called this set the LEGO® Classic Pirates Set while this topic says Pirates Adventure. Did the packaging say something different? :look:

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Thank you for the Review. I added this topic to the Set Review Index and added a poll to this topic. :thumbup:

Lego.com called this set the LEGO® Classic Pirates Set while this topic says Pirates Adventure. Did the packaging say something different? :look:

Thanks for the poll and indexing!

The packaging doesn't give a name, I took it from the Bricklink page. I'm more than happy for it to be changed to the Lego.com title :)

I'm just speechless - it's so nostalgic.

Yeah, nostalgic is definitely the word!

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Speaking of ships, the 2009 one (with the humongous lovely shark) isnt showing anywhere as opposed to the joke-pirate ship of 2004... :P

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I've been thinking about getting this one, but it's way overpriced for what is basically a very small island, a pirate and a shark. Sure, the booklet is nice, very nostalgic, but at the end of the day it's always the bricks that matter to me the most. Also, it's funny that they showed the LEGO Movie ship in the booklet, which is not really a Pirate ship, but skipped the Brickbeard's Bounty, which is overall one of the better ships IMO. They could have easily put that instead of the image of the BSB re-release, which looks stupid because we have 2 BSBs on the same page. Then again, if you're showing an image of the Sea Cow, why not show the Viking ship too? Vikings were also pirates, just from a different era. pirate_classic.gif

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I just bought this set on eBay (new and sealed) for £9 including shipping. I’m beyond hyped, was hunting for this torso for years now:) also nice to get some gold pieces they are so expensive to buy

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2 hours ago, zinnn said:

I’m beyond hyped, was hunting for this torso for years now:)

While I like the build of this set, I've never really paid to its accessories before.

It's surprising the LEGO Group released a new minifigure design for such a small set.

Or correct me if the torso and head have appeared in prior sets...

2 hours ago, zinnn said:

also nice to get some gold pieces they are so expensive to buy

Also, just noticed... while the coins are still rendered in vacuum metal gold, they're in different denominations to the coins from classic sets.

I.e. 10, 20, 30, 40 versus 1, 2, 5, 10...

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1 hour ago, Mister Phes said:

Or correct me if the torso and head have appeared in prior sets... 

Yeah it was a one-off exclusive torso, that's why I wanted to have it, I really like the colours used for it, light blue and white fit really well together, also the back print is great. The only thing that I'm not 100% sold on is the skull pin on the front, looks a bit cartoonish, but maybe I'll change my mind when I have it in front of me.

 

1 hour ago, Mister Phes said:

I.e. 10, 20, 30, 40 versus 1, 2, 5, 10...

 

Yeah, it's a shame they changed the numbering system for those newer coints, but hey it's good anyway, plus you get a gold bar with the new coins :)

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5 hours ago, Mister Phes said:

Also, just noticed... while the coins are still rendered in vacuum metal gold, they're in different denominations to the coins from classic sets.

I.e. 10, 20, 30, 40 versus 1, 2, 5, 10...

I'm personally not a fan of the newer coins (maybe just because of nostalgia??) but I was just looking on BL, and they've had a surprisingly limited release. Only a total of nine retail sets and a couple of Dacta sets.

I have a sealed copy of this set (as well as an extra of the instructions booklet with the timeline), but would like to snag an opened one someday too, or at least the loose minifigure, just because it is a cool/fun exclusive print.

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9 hours ago, PxChris said:

I have a sealed copy of this set (as well as an extra of the instructions booklet with the timeline), but would like to snag an opened one someday too, or at least the loose minifigure, just because it is a cool/fun exclusive print.

Now that you mention it, snagging an opened on doesn't seem like a bad idea.

I've got two MISB copies of it floating around somewhere.

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