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Lord Of Pies

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    Official Pirate Set Reviewer, who's back into pirates!
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  1. REVIEW: 1747 Pirates Treasure Surprise

    Oooh a blog, very fancy :) I have to say the classic-pirates.com site and forum are looking very nice, I like the design.
  2. [pid][/pid] Hello chaps, According to my title, I am the official pirate set reviewer around here! However, I think the last time I reviewed a pirate set was almost 4 years ago! Anyway, I thought I would make a comeback because I was looking through the review index and I noticed that no one has reviewed this little set and it is one that I happen to have in my collection. Name: 1747 Pirates Treasure Surprise Theme: LEGO System / Pirates Year: 1996 Pieces: 21 Minifigs: 1 Price: USD 2 Resources: Lugnet / Peeron Notes: This set was also released as a bagged version under the name 1802 Tidy Treasure, for the same price. This set was released in 1996, which wasn't really a vintage year for pirate sets in my opinion. Does this tiny set buck the trend? You're about to find out. Here is the original packaging. It has a certain charm about it with a similar style to the earlier pirate releases: In classic 90s style, the back of the box shows some alternative builds. The pirate map background is a nice touch: The side contains another little 'action' shot: This set came with just one minifig, the ubiquitous 'Black Jack Hawkins'. I bought this set MISB and when I opened it the yellow on the torso was already slightly faded, which was disappointing. On a more positive note, there are plenty of accessories for such a small set. Jack gets a pistol, a sword, some gold and a goblet. What more can a pirate want in life? The set advertised 4 pieces of gold and that is what came in the set, so no complaints there. The gold is the classic colour too, no problems like some have reported in more modern sets. It would have been nice to have gotten a unique figure in this set, because our dear friend Black Jack also appears in: 6204 Buccaneers 6296 Shipwreck Island 6289 Red Beard Runner 6248 Volcano Island (The poor bugger has lost a leg by this point and has a peg leg!) 6281 Pirates Perilous Pitfall and Lego Racers! This means that an avid collecter of lego pirate sets probably has a few duplicates of this minifig, so it makes this set less desirable. Anyway, as you can see from the instructions it is a very simple build: Here is the set in all it's glory. The plate is a standard 4 x 4 yellow piece, just like all the other pirate sets of the period. There are no unique pieces included. If you have even a small number of pirate sets you will have seen all these pieces before. The design isn't too bad, the big leaf adds some much needed colour to the set and breaks up the greyness. The set has some functionality: The treasure can be hidden away, and there's just about room for the goblet too. The little door can close completely, it doesn't have to be slightly open like the picture below shows. The back of the set is completely plain, nothing at all to report on. The natives want their treasure back: Summary review: Playability: 4/10 - For such a small set there is a good amount of accessories, but there is only so much you can do with 21 pieces. Design: 3/10 - This set is nothing to write home about, the folding door works well, but it is not a revolutionary design. The design is definitely let down by the inclusion of such a common minifig. Price: 5/10 - $2 (which would be about $3 nowadays) back in 1996 was a good price for this set. Nowadays a single minifigure on the Lego site is around $7. However, if you wanted to buy this set now it seems to be quite rare, so I think it would be hard to get this for under £5 (inc. shipping) Overall: 4/10 - Only buy this set if you want to complete your pirate collection. Edit: Added poll + picture to intro.
  3. REVIEW: 6247 - Bounty Boat

    Great review - you are going to do me out of a job at this rate, as I am supposed to be the official pirate set reviewer haha! I really like this little set, it is a nice addition to anyone's collection even if it doesn't have any unique figures or pieces. 3 figures is good for such a small set another Shako is always nice.
  4. TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Looking at the review index it seems that no one has done a review of 4512 Cargo Train. That happens to be one of the only train sets I do own so I might do a review of it if their is any interest. I haven't reviewed a set for about 2 years I would guess.
  5. A native speaker of English needed

    Haha no problem. With the internet you can stay in touch with people everywhere and you are able to find every sort of information. => For "every" I'd use any, but I'm not sure if "everywhere" must be substituted with anywhere or whether you can leave it the way it is. I agree with the switiching of "every" to "any", but I would leave "everywhere", I don't think it needs changing. Either one works really. Which one is better? a) I can do with it what I want. b) I can do what I want with it. (b) sounds more natural, it is what I would say, but (a) isn't wrong, it's just not the most common way of saying that.
  6. A native speaker of English needed

    No I don't think this is right. I have never heard anyone in reference to a football club say they play "at" a club. It doesn't sound right. "For" is the right word in this case. "This is one of the most used things of teenagers. " This is an akward sounding sentence and I can't tell which is right. "Another point where this programme is good is when you..." "where" is right in this case. "It is maybe the best thing that has ever been invented." "Maybe" sounds correct in the position it is already. Alternatively you could use "perhaps" which sounds better IMO.
  7. Where we are proud to be British

    No, obviously not. I am simply saying that geographical location is a very poor argument to support the hostile takeover of an island. Actually your point about America helps my argument. Following Kircher's line of argument USA should not have independence because the people are not indigenous, therefore using her logic they have no right to self determination. Do you see how stupid it is? Yet suddenly when it is the Falklands in question this logic is sound apparently. What a shoddy argument, Kircher knows it too, she is just sabre rattling.
  8. Where we are proud to be British

    The hilarious part about Argentina's pathetic claim to the Falklands is that their argument invalidates their own independence. Kircher says that that the British citizens living on the Falklands do not have a right to self-determination because they are not indigenous. This argument is contrary to international law and following this logic would have denied the independence of Argentina itself. The other argument about geography is ludicrous too, just because the Falklands are close to Argentina doesn't mean it should be Argentine. Cuba is close to USA so should it be American? What an absurd argument. You do realise that UK keeps the Falklands because they want to be British? The UK supports their right to self determination, where as it is Argentina that is acting like a petty colonial power.
  9. Fake LEGO pirates : general discussion

    I absolutely love the way one of the fake brands is called 'Shifty' - so appropriate! Honestly these fake sets do look pretty good in the pictures but I suppose their actual quality isn't too amazing. Haven't really looked about for any fake sets (or real lego) recently so I haven't had a chance to buy any, but I am a sucker for bargain so I might try and get a knock off set and post a review. (I am the 'official Pirate Set Reviewer' after all! :D )
  10. Complete noob question

    Ahh thank you for that :)
  11. 6285 Black Seas Barracuda current value?

    Wow that was a great deal! I'm jealous.
  12. Complete noob question

    Hey guys, I was wondering, how do I change the background of the forum? It's stuck on the winter theme and I can't for the life of me figure out how to change it. I feel like I have looked at every setting - These new forums are deeply confusing for me! Thanks!
  13. REVIEW: 10219 Maersk Train

    Wow this looks great, thanks for the review! How have I not noticed this set before? ^_^
  14. ExoForce gone for good :(

    I got some exo-force sets a few years ago, I have to say they are really good fun. And they were cheap as chips too. My favourite was Blade Titan, but all the sets are great for displaying.
  15. Western Theme Discussion

    Having recently played Red Dead Redemption the xbox, my interest in Western-themed things has been re-invigorated. I would love to see some new Wild West sets.