Ratings and Reviews for 9464-1: The Vampyre Hearse

9464-1: The Vampyre Hearse

Overall Score

6.00
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 8.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 3.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 9.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 3.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 6.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 2.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 6.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 8.00
Review from: Ambroise
Reviewed on: Jul 27, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 8

Before buying the set, I was very curious about it. Just looking at the set's pictures, I was interested by this huge car, the weird engine, and puzzled by the fact that Lego has produced a hearse! I was also worried by the choice of the wheels and the tilt the car seemed to have.


After completing the build, I was positively impressed by the overall look. This was in fact a little better than I expected. The hearse makes me think of both Ghosbusters and Scooby-doo, and I enjoy its peculiar look and atmosphere, in between some 60's cartoons and steam punk.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 3

Tthere I found the first bones I ever got, and some interesting trans-clear panels. I'm not a spcialist of minifigs, but the zombie driver and the vampire are new to me too, and I was happy to get them here. There are some new (less than 2 years old?) pieces like the [cheese on 1x2 plate] and [inverted bracket], but nothing spectacular.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 9

Building was fine, not especially interesting, but pleasant at some times (especially the front of the car and the engine).


On the contary, playability is excellent. My little one understood very quickly the mechanism, and Lord Vampire spent the all afternoon jumping all over the living room. The ejection mechanism is very well done and efficient.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 3

On top of having a high price per piece ratio, this set is expensive in mainland Europe, because it is not often discounted. This is -- I think -- because Halloween and monsters are not that popular here. The good side is that this set will be rather rare in my market once retired.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 6

In France (and South Europe), Monster Fighters are not very popular, and Halloween is not celebrated. Nevertheless, horror movies, vampires, black humor and steam punk are popular, and this set delivers a nice mix of them.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 2

This is not a rare set at all, but not as easy to find as City and Chima are...

PACKAGING | Score: 7

Nice packaging, as all the Monster Fighters set have I guess. I like the dark atmosphere (looking very serious) and the funny look of the minifigs which shout "this is not serious".

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

This set may have a pretty nice life after its death post EOL, especially because it really looks like a "one shot" release, which may still be remembered several years from now.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 6

I'll try to put it on my desk, in my office, and let you know... I guess it will have some success there :D.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

I enjoy this little set for all the mood that it casts around it. I'll put it in the Hanted House yard, for Lord wvampire to commute and zombie to do some shopping. I think it is a good base for MOCing and I'll try to build a white modified version (guess why?). I'm pretty optimistic for some kind of after-life popularity.