Ratings and Reviews for 6493-1: Flying Time Vessel

6493-1: Flying Time Vessel

Overall Score

1.60
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 1.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 2.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 2.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 1.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 1.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 3.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 1.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 3.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 1.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 1.00
Review from: Blackjack
Reviewed on: Jul 4, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 1

Neadless to say, I do not own this set, but I thought that it would be fun to do it as my last review.  (I really hope that it counts for something!)

The Flying Time Vessel comes from the Time Cruisers Lego theme, which is one of the most depressing and pathetic themes ever released.  This is an incredably chaotic set which has no applicable play uses that I can think of.  It is basically a ship.  with a cockpit.  and a mast.  and wheels.  covered in random crap.  The minifigures are just a bad and boring, with the only cool part being the monkey.  This is probably the reason that the set has only appreciated to THREE DOLLARS above retail...  This is one of the worst sets I have ever seen, and can be viewed by the Lego group as the best way NOT to make a set.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 2

This is a piece of crap set with only two lame minifigures and a bunch of random junk.  (This phrase will be repeated many times throughout this review!)  We obviously get Timmy, who sells for a hefty some of $0.80 on Bricklink, and some lame professor dude.  The best part of the set is their pet monkey, which is not exclusive, but still fairly rare.  The other pieces may be rare in some way, but the way that they are used in the set renders this fact irrelevent.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 2

Unless you are like two, you would not find this set enjoyable.  It is extremely poorly put together, and this makes it hard to play with just because your eyes may very well start bleeding when you look at it up close.  I guess you could roll is with the wheels or throw Timmy in the crow's nest, but if you want to do this, than just get a good old pirate ship!

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 1

Nothing going on here!  I can't think of a WORSE way to spend ones money, other than Pay-Per-View and Hot-Pockets.  It cost $43.99 and had only 237 pieces.  There are only about 1,000,000 other Lego sets which are more desrving of your money than this!

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 1

EVERY set from the Time Cruisers theme looks just as bad as the Flying Time Vessel.  They all look like they are slapped together in about two seconds by a blind gorilla, and are the worst Lego sets ever made.  They have all been poor performers, so don't buy them if you ever do see them.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 3

I am unsure if this set was an exclusive or not, but I highly doubt it.

PACKAGING | Score: 1

The box displayed this set in all of its hideous glory.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 3

What really surprises me about this set is that is hasn't lost money!  Considering what a complete piece of crap it is, one would think that it would be worth about $15 these days.  I think that the market for Time Cruisers will always be very small, as many sets are sold to people who had the thing as a kid, and I doubt that many people remember Time Cruisers and the Flying Time Vessel Fondly.  I would like to buy the entire collection of sets MISB and just ERADICATE them with a 12 gauge shotgun...

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 1

Need I even say anything?  The Flying Time Cruiser is a complete visual mess, with no cohesion whatsoever.  This is one of the worst possible display sets ever created in my opinion.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 1

The Flying Time Cruiser is an iconic set from the Time Cruisers line.  It has few exclusive pieces, no cool minifigures, and very poor playability.  The thing looked like the Pick-A-Brick wall just took a dump on a ship frame.  This is one of the worst sets that I have ever seen, and doesn't even deserve the name of Lego in my opinion.  Surprisingly, it has not actually lost value, and has actually gained $3.  I do not epect continued growth though, just because the market for the set is so small.

This review was so fun and easy to write that I may just do more like it!

Blackjack out.