Pieces: 181 Minifigures: 3 Retail Price: $19.99 Price I Paid: Retail plus Double VIP
It’s called Treasure Island but as you can see from the box, Lego aren’t giving us the whole island.
It’s only a $20 set so of course you’re not getting a whole island. You’re getting 3 minifigures though, including a female Pirate which wouldn’t have been around in the classic Pirates line.
I wonder how many other female minifigure heads with eyepatches there are in the Lego universe?
The island is reminiscent of Peter Pan with a large skull…
And behind the skull, a hidden treasure chest!
And equally as impressive as a female pirate with an eyepatch is the included alligator – also a bit reminiscent of Peter Pan although that was a crocodile and here we appear to have an alligator.
Overall, it’s a decent set, mostly because of the clever use of the tree to raise and lower the skull, but it still feels like these recent Pirates sets were designed and built and then half the pieces were taken away. I’ll give it a 5. If it goes to $15 or less it would be a good value. Check the price on Amazon.
I’ll put the review up tomorrow!
This is one of my favorite, if not overall favorite Lego set ever. It is also one of the first sets I ever got.
As you can see, it’s amazing. And it’s completely three dimensional! This set is why I think so many newer Lego sets are lacking, if you get the front of the building you don’t get the back of it, unless you’re buying a Creator set.
In a modern Lego set the whole back side would be cut off and unenclosed. Of course, we do lack the little issue of ladders, so that the figures could actually get from one level to the next. Maybe they could take the hoist, when it’s not being used to lift treasure chests.
Over the years I lost a few pieces apparently – the I can’t seem to find the correct Governor’s face anywhere.
With as few masted ships there were in the Lego Pirates world, there were certainly plenty of rowboats. I’m not sure how the Pirates expect to steal any treasure in a rowboat against a fort. Of course nobody thought an X-Wing could blow up the Death Star either…
The “hold” for the treasure is a great play feature – I must have opened thousands of times as a kid.
It looks great from any angle. There you have it. What a great set. Even though they crack, bring back the molded baseplates Lego!
I’m working on turning my Detective’s Office into the site of a Lego Noir-style mystery. The cast of characters is being assembled. Stay tuned…
Sorry for the outage, folks. BrickKnight will return next Tuesday. Have a good weekend!