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Weekly Set Review: Sea Serpent

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Postby Brickboy » Sat May 22, 2004 2:41 am

This has got to be my favorite Altime smaller set. :D
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Re: Weekly Set Review: Sea Serpent

Postby footsteps » Sat May 22, 2004 2:49 am

I drooled over this set for a long time and finally got it back in 1995. It was a fun little set, but I think that by now I've managed to resell a bunch of the parts so I wouldn't be able to rebuild it. I'm glad I got it.

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Postby The Wolfpack Boss » Sat May 22, 2004 3:46 am

I like it, because for a dinky little 'vikingesque' boat, it had some great stuff. First and foremost, it came with a handful of characters. Plenty of shields, weapons, oars, and that awesome sail. It had great playability and I remember having extending it to be doubled and tripled in length with no more than the addition of a red six by six plate and some black 1 x 6 bricks.

Great set, a real classic as far as the feel of the Black Knights.
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Postby Luís » Sat May 22, 2004 6:42 am

Great set!!!
Never had it :x but its cool.
I'll give it 10/10
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Postby Troy T. Moore » Sat May 22, 2004 12:22 pm

I have 2 of these... Already the amazing minifigs have been pointed out. Mostly my reason for getting them at the time. The only pieces I don't care for are the blue turret tops. A similar set now, not neccisarily a boat, but "something" with 5 figs that have excellent torsos (looks like they really are castle, even from a historical perspective), helms, weapons and shields for around $25 would be most welcome!

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Postby Sir Terrance » Sat May 22, 2004 2:32 pm

I always wanted this set, but never was able to find it in stores. :cry: I has great figs, alot of shields the nice BK flag, and the blue turrets. Very nice set, 10/10. If this was a legend, I would be broke. :wink:
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Postby RuthleSs__PaLadin » Sun May 23, 2004 4:00 am

This was actually my first lego set, that I can remember. I was only 6 at the time and was the biggest set my parents would buy me at the time. I really enjoyed it, it included alot of figures/accessories. It provided hours of playtime for me and I would really like to see this set as a legend. I would not hesitate to get 10 of these to make a large Black Knight fleet.

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Postby Luís » Sun May 23, 2004 2:59 pm

If I had money enough I'll buy 100 of them.
And I'd get it bigger. :).
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Postby Daimyo » Sun May 23, 2004 5:28 pm

Very small, but an idealistic cog or so. I wish I had one of these, as Castle-era ships have always intrigued me. When I saw it I'd always think, NEAT! A CASTLE SHIP!
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Postby Robin Hood » Sun May 23, 2004 7:46 pm

Love it. Great minifigs (five!), great boat, great set. I like the fact that it has both Black Falcons and Black Knights. For it size it is awsome. :!:
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Postby The Blue Knight » Mon May 24, 2004 6:12 am

Luís wrote:If I had money enough I'll buy 100 of them.
And I'd get it bigger. :).


Well. I did have the money, and it got a lot bigger. It was the root design for the Viking Longships I took to BrickFest PDX. The pix of my largest ship are on the main site.

I got 15 of these bad boys. IMHO these are the best castle boat, best medium sized set, and the best army builder all in one. And it did come in a pack with two smaller sets for a while. I remember raiding the local Toys r Us for these guys. Ah, the heyday of lego castle. Will those halcyon days return? Lego, are you listening? :?
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Postby David Girard » Thu May 27, 2004 2:18 pm

I don't own this set, but I'm starting to think that 1990-1993 sets worth it.

This is the best Castle ship ever. It's a really nice one. The color scheme is great and the number of minifigs too.

The dragon on the veil is cool.

I should get one.

One flaw however. The green and yellow flag are nice together, but has no sense with Dragons.

9/10
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Postby Snoopy » Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:29 pm

My only regret about this set is that I only have one. It's awesome and also comes with 2 of the torsos I'm collecting (the armored ones not the Black Falcons although I do like those too). Also the sail is a extremely valuable piece. It also comes with a lot of shields which are rather hard to come by. One of best castle sets ever. Defenitely in the top ten.
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Postby collex_the_white » Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:55 pm

This was my first lego sets ( after the Duplo sets). Yes. It,s the only viking-like model I've ever seen. Woohoo love this set.
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Postby jamitjames » Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:59 pm

I love that set, wish I had it :( 10/10
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