Ratings and Reviews for 79008-1: Pirate Ship Ambush

79008-1: Pirate Ship Ambush

Overall Score

6.80
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 9.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 6.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 5.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 7.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 7.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 4.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 8.00
Review from: LegolasGreenelf
Reviewed on: Jul 25, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 9

My first impresion of this set was WOW! It is a very long boat that looked exactly like the ones in the movie. It has great details you could notice right away and amazing sails, not to mention the minifigures! Great new minifigures at first glance!! I had to have this set even if it was $100! This is and will be a very iconic set for a long time!!

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 6

This is an awesome set, great to have! It has a few unique pieces and minifigures. For one the new helmets on the ghost pirates. The green on the helmets are going to be a great colectors item as well as the glow in the dark pirate heads! One fun little special minifigure is the pirate of Umbar. This is modeled after the pirate the director of the Lord of the Rings filmes Peter Jackson. It was just an amazing figure to have of the famous peter jackson. The sails of course are unique to this set and look amazing! Another notible thing in this set is the three heros Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli. Although none of them are unique to this set this is the first time all three of them have been put together in the same set. This will make the set a lot more desirable to the minifigure collectors. 

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 5

While this is a fun set to move around and play with it lacks special features to add to its playability. It does have two missles on the ship but other than that there are no notible features. This is more of display set, while you can still have fun playing with this it would be better to display. 

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 7

The price per piece is high (13 cents a piece), this is understandable seeing as there are bigger molds. There are also special pieces like the green helmets and glow in the dark heads. All this considered I think this is a well prices set. If you could buy this on ebay for less than 100 definitly do it!! However as a 'part out' investor set I think this would be a good investment. The only problem i would have is the problem with all 'part out' sets, the shipping and selling fees. While you still make money you would need to price everything higher. The sheilds that come with this ship would be a great advantage poitn to a 'part out' selling!!

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 7

While adults like Lord of the Rings younger kids that have not watched the movies would not want this set. However older buyers would value this set  a lot! This would make a great set for investment but it would have to be retired for a year or two befor you could make any money.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 4

This is in no way an exclusive set. However The unique pieces it comes with will set it as very rare when it goes off the market.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

There is nothing unique about this packaging what so ever. It is your tipical lego box with an over all picture on the front and features shown on the back.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

This has a great growth potential once it has been retired. Lord of the Rings is a great iconic film that will live on forever. Being an iconic scene from the third Lord of the Rings movie people will want to re inact this scene from the movie. Both having great looks pieces and figures the price of this will go up at least %100 when it retires.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

As a pirate ship this is not as good as the other ships released from the pirate themes. But as this is only suppost to be a replica from the boats in the film this is a great pirate ship! It looks amazing with a lot of great details. It will start conversations when displayed in you lego halls because it looks amazing a verry ghost like!

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

Over all I would give this set an 8. This is an awesome pirate ship[ though not as good as the imerial flagship or the queen annes revenge. But being from the Lord of the Rings films this is an amazing display set!!! This is also good for kids who are into the pirate ships. It is manuverable and fun to play with. A great set to get for yourself or to give as a gift to someone else.