Friday, December 18, 2009

LEGO Star Wars #7753 Pirate Tank

Theme: Star Wars
Name : Pirate Tank
S/N : #7753
Year : 2009
Pieces : 372
Minifig : 3
Price : RM299.90, SGD69.90, USD39.99, GBP31.29

LEGO Star Wars box art for the year is red and white as Lucas wanted and the front show us some minifig and the set itselt, while at the side show us the actual minifig scale for all three of them. While at the back of it show us their functions, some other sets picture. Below are the pictures of the box art:

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My box is damaged. T.T

Inside the box are five packs of bricks, a sticker sheet and an instruction booklet.

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Like any other new instruction book, there is a brick checklist. It also includes pictures of the functions and advertisement for the Star Wars theme. To download it, please click HERE.

Here's some weapon given for the minifigs. There is this Obi-Wan lightsaber with metallic hilt and two pistols and a sword which I don't think the pirates are actually using pistols and sword. (-_-")


We are given Obi-Wan (again) and two new pirates minifig. I guess this is the reason why some people are buying this set. The pirates got both side of their head printed so do their torso and Turk Falso are bald for a reason, which is to fit into the cockpit.

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Pirate Tank
I don't really like the pirate tank, the process of building it is a little boring and it's a little ugly. Below are the pictures from different angle (without sticker on):

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Below it are wheels like Republic Fighter Tank (#7679) so that this tank can move and seem like floating.

The front got two flick fire missile, but there's no need for us to flick it, but instead we push a gray bricks and it will fire.

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The front cannon can be turn up an down and swing it sideway. However, the pirate that control this cannon will have to stand as the space it is too narrow and too deep.

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At the back of it have flick-fire missile too, this time we really need to flick it and the one at the back is adjustable, shoot high or shoot it a little low.

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Here's the cockpit of the pirate tank. It is very very empty, no controller, no monitor, no seat, and here's the picture:


When you push the black piece in between the flick-fire missiles and roof back there, it will higher up the seat and the pin will push the side open. That's how the thing works.

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Here's the engine:

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Extra pieces
Here's the extra pieces that left and it includes some accessories which I think is pretty good.

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Completed model
This is the whole thing after you combine all the 372 pieces of bricks together.

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Playability: 8/10 Nice playability, especially the blowing-up cockpit and push fire mechanism.
Design : 6/10 Not really like the design of the tank, maybe because it seems long and empty.
Price : 4/10 The price here is over priced.
Overall: 6/10 Nice minifig and playability, but an expensive stuff.

LEGO CITY #7634 Tractor

Theme: City
Name : Tractor
S/N : #7634
Year : 2009
Pieces : 78
Minifig : 1
Price : RM54.90, SGD20.50, USD12.99, GBP7.85

The front show us the tractor itself while the side shows us the actual minifig scale. As for the back it shows us the function of the vehicle and some other shot of the set.

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The content are two packs of bricks (not much bricks inside of them though), a sticker sheet and an instruction book. There is not much stickers to add for the detail too, which is very good.

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the instruction book contains a brick checklist and a little advertisement too. To download the instruction, please click HERE.

The minifig looks good and they have new outfit. The torso is printed on the both side, front and back adding detail to the minifig.
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The tractor is very well design. I do not like it at first, but after assembling it, I find it nice and here I'm writing the review about it. It seriously is a nice set although it is quite simple to build. Below are some pictures of the tractor:

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Here's the function of the tractor, the container at the back is movable, you can lowered it, or even adjust the container itselt to pour things out from it.

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To place the farmer at the wheel, we have to lift up the roof and even the windscreen. It's quite empty inside, no seat provided. Here's a shot inside it (sorry for the blurry picture, as I can't get my camera to focus inside =P):


Extra pieces
Here's the pieces left after we completed the set. They are all small bricks, which you might lose them easily.

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Completed model
This is how the actual model looks like without the stickers on. It looks good even without the stickers on and a shovel is included too in this set. Forget to snap a picture of it. =)

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Playability: 8/10 Consider a good function a small set have except the lifting up roof thing.
Design : 8/10 The tractor are well design, look a little real.
Price : 5/10 The price is quite pricey over here.
Overall: 7/10 A nice set that is well design and nice minifig.

Friday, November 27, 2009

LEGO Power Miners #8962 Crystal King

Theme: Power Miners
Name : Crystal King
S/N : #8962
Year : 2009
Pieces : 168
Minifig : 2
Price : RM93.90, SGD33.90, USD19.99, GBP13.69

As usual, Power Miners is all about lime green and the little rock monster, but this year we got bigger one and of course the king as well. Two guys in the underground battling the crystal king looks just good to show the set. The side show us the minifig scale while the back is about the functions, although is nothing special.

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Inside the box are two packet of bricks, a separated pack of crystal king head and an instruction book. The good thing about this set is that it is sticker free! (^^)

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The instruction book contains bricks and set checklist, cool posters and of course advertisement for the whole line Power Miners theme. You can download it here.

Here are some interesting pieces, especially the new big head and the printed slope piece. They are just nice.


We got four trans-neon crystal piece included and a dynamite but the crystal will be attach to the crystal king later. (T_T) Hope LEGO will give more of them.


Two minifigs are included in this set. Both of the minifigs have both side of their torso printed, legs printed and of course both side of head with different expression printed. We got a visor included too.

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Here’s some driller pack to fight the crystal king, but I don’t think it able to hurt it. (-_-“) Poor thing, this guy have to carry it, he also loss his balance.

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Crystal King
Here's the big guy, the crystal king. It looks pretty good to me, but there is flaw too which is the short leg he possess that lead to less articulation.

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Here's the big head of his, which is come molded, a new piece it is. The fun thing of this head is that the mouth is movable, more like jaws falling down when it opens too wide. LEGO include this guy a neck too, which makes it much more better.

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Here's the movable finger, but I prefer those drone than this clippers and also the short leg which have clips to support the base.

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Here's some pose that the crystal king can do.
Shhhhhhhhh....... I'm thinking. (^^)


Extra pieces
Here's some extra pieces we get after finish assembling this monster.

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Completed model
Here's the completed model, the king and the two little people that try to attack him. Nice shot isn't it? (^^)

Playability: 8/10 Quite nice pose the crystal king can do.
Design : 8/10 The crystal king is pretty well design, except for the leg of course.
Price : 6/10 The price is average.
Overall: 7/10 A very nice set with cool design, but maybe kids can't afford it themselves.