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Set Review: 70807 Metalbeard's Duel

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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 02 2014 - 05:33 PM

Ahoy, LEGO fans! It be time for another set review from the high seas! The LEGO Group has provided some LEGO Movie sets, and today scallywag reporter ChocolateFrogs reviews MetalBeard's Duel. This sea-faring captain is now a landlubber in a robot body fighting for justice against Lord Business (I can only assume), and he looks menacing doing it. Is this set all it seems to be, or is it another blank fired from a loose canon? Read, and watch, on to find out.

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#2 Offline Ravana

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Posted Jan 02 2014 - 08:20 PM

I'm so glad I have this review because it only confirms that I absolutely must obtain this set by any means possible.

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Posted Jan 03 2014 - 01:46 PM

Between my affinity for Mecha and vaguely Steampunk-themed sets, this is a must-have; thank you for the review!


I'm glad that most of the LEGO movie sets have a good piece-to-USD ratio, this one included; it shall make it all the more easy to indulge my plastic vice with this kit.

Edited by The Kumquat Alchemist, Jan 03 2014 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted Jan 03 2014 - 03:33 PM

I like the Mech-ness of it, but I feel there's too much going on with Metalbeard's walker. 

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#5 Offline J46 Nui

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Posted Jan 04 2014 - 08:33 AM

I am pretty surprised to see that the classic shark makes up the shark arm. I thought that they retired that piece in favor for the sharks that can fit minifigs inside its mouth.

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Posted Jan 04 2014 - 09:47 AM

I am pretty surprised to see that the classic shark makes up the shark arm. I thought that they retired that piece in favor for the sharks that can fit minifigs inside its mouth.

It's actually NOT the classic shark, but rather a new one that fits on studs better. The old one only had a two-by-one footprint, meaning that to fix it to a baseplate or similar part you had to use a 1x2 plate to lift the shark off the surface, whereas this one fits cleanly onto most surfaces without needing to "hover". The new one also has gills, unlike the old one.

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