Wednesday, December 26, 2012

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean #30133 Captain Jack Sparrow Review

Theme: Pirates of the Caribbean
Name: Captain Jack Sparrow
S/N: #30133
Year: 2011
Pieces: 4
Minifig: 1
Price: RM-, USD-, GBP-
This set comes with only one minifigs and  well we see Jack Sparrow at the front of the polybag while the back we see a pile of words.
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The polybag contains four minifigs part that will eventually build a minifigs out from it. No accessories that are provided in this set, though was expecting some.

Jack Sparrow
Is just a mix and match Jack Sparrow with different torso and hair piece. So the skin colour printed on the torso are a little tan in colour. The torso printed on both side and the leg are printed. Also he have two different expression printed on his head piece.
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Completed model
This is the only thing that came from this polybag and the price I pay is about the same with Hawkeye. You can easily make this minifigs yourself too, there is no need to waste your money on this polybag.

Playability: -
Building experience: -
Parts: -
Value for money: 2/10 You can make one yourself from the Jack Sparrow part you salvage from different set.
Overall: 2/10 Go get something better.

LEGO Super Heroes #30165 Hawkeye with Equipment Review

Theme: Super Heroes
Name: Hawkeye with Equipment
S/N: #30165
Year: 2012
Pieces: 24
Minifig: 1
Price: RM-, USD-, GBP-
This is not one rare minifigs or so, however the equipment (accessories) that comes with it makes people wants to buy it. So the front of the polybag shows the product image while the back are printed with words.
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Here's what we get from the polybag and there are some extra parts given, and not to mention the instruction sheet that helps to build the rack.
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Here's the accessories that are provided from this set. We have the bow, binocular, walkie-talkie and handcuff. Not bad.
This character is not rare as we can get it in two sets and none of them are to be said the most expensive of the line. The Hawkeye is same with the one we get from playset. Two face printed, torso printed both side and printed leg.
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Here's some extra shot taken for this minifig:

Equipment Rack
The equipment rack are made up from a few clippers parts, and they turn out great with all the accessories place on it. Another useful thing for those that want to build the base.
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Extra pieces
There are two extra piece leftover after we done assembling the rack.

Complete model
Though this minifigs is nothing rare or special, however, I like this polybag very much, maybe the rack and the accessories made me like it. Although is a set that I would recommend but the price are just not that affordable.

Playability: 2/10 No functions in this set other than build.
Building experience: 6/10 Fun to build this equipment rack which looks good.
Parts: 6/10 A lot of accessories.
Value for money: 4/10 Price is quite high at the moment.
Overall: 4/10 Everything is nice just that the price is a little pricey.

LEGO Lord of the Rings #30210 Frodo's Cooking Corner Review

Theme: Lord of the Rings
Name: Frodo's Cooking Corner
S/N: #30210
Year: 2012
Pieces: 33
Minifig: 1
Price: RM-, USD-, GBP-
Another polybag set with slightly much more parts count compare to the Uruk-hai polybag. This one as you can see, the front shows us the serial number and the picture where we can see there are a number of accessories included. The back again are wordings.
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I'm glad to see there are a lot of  accessories and in the below picture shown, the extra parts are in there. We have an instruction sheet to teach us to build the cooking corner too.
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The accessories seems interesting especially the bottle and the sausages and compare to the Uruk-hai polybag this one is way better in numbers.

The Frodo that came from this set are the same with the one that came from Gandalf Arrive (#9469) playset. He have two kind of expression printed one is happy face of his while the other is the worried or sad face. The torso are printed on both side, however the print on the face is a bit low on quality.
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Cooking Corner and Barrel
I would said that this set is suitable for some interior decoration if you ever MOC a house for Frodo. Small but useful I would say and I feel that it is actually way better than Uruk-hai polybag except for the minifig.
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Extra pieces
There are some extra parts left though not all of them are useful. But well, at least there is something bonus.

Completed model
My thought, this set was very nice indeed though we have a lot of Frodo if were to colelct all the playset and we do not need more than one Frodo of the same kind. But the build and parts given, especially the accessories are indeed nice.

Playability: 2/10 No functions in this set other than build.
Building experience: 6/10 fun to build this small cooking corner which might be useful.
Parts: 6/10 A lot of accessories.
Value for money: 6/10 Get it for RM20+, not really a good price but affordable.
Overall: 5/10 Nice set for accessories and furniture for your house. Bad minifig.

LEGO Lord of the Rings #30211 Uruk-Hai with Ballista Review

Theme: Lord of the Rings
Name: Uruk-Hai with Ballista
S/N: #30211
Year: 2012
Pieces: 21
Minifig: 1
Price: RM-, USD-, GBP-
Will do a quick review on this as this is a small polybag set. The front only shows the serial number and the picture of the Uruk-hai with his little ballista while at the back of the polybag are just words. It was a small and simple set like all the other polybag set and this one is very suitable for army building (if you manage to get it cheap of course).
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Below are all the parts that were pour out from the polybag, not much of a pieces and there is one instruction sheet that teach you to build the ballista.
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The only weapon included in this set is the large halberd which usually this kind of armored Uruk-hai use in the playset that has been released by TLG.

Here's the minifigs, which are the same as the one you will get in playset, nothing to complain about the quality. So this Uruk-hai have two different face printed on this head and the torso are printed on the both side. The leg are printed too. Is a good thing that there are more prints which is more detailed.
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This one a quick and simple build and comes with a playability which I do not need to further mention. Small and is quite ok. I just don't like the 2x4 plate which makes it looks big.
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Completed model
This set do not comes with any spares, as you can see from the content that there are no small parts in this set. A good set for kids to play as it will not cost you much at the moment and is was a quick build. This may fill up your urge for LEGO too when you cannot afford any of the playset.
Playability: 4/10 Flick-fire. . .
Building experience: 4/10 Cannot expect much from this.
Parts: 6/10 Cool helmet and armor, halberd and droid arms.
Value for money: 6/10 Get it for RM20+, not really a good price but affordable.
Overall: 5/10 Average, the only good part is that it is affordable otherwise Uruk-hai minifigs can get at RM15+ with halberd.