Ratings and Reviews for 10210-1: Imperial Flagship

10210-1: Imperial Flagship

Overall Score

9.50
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 9.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 9.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 10
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 9.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 10
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 10
Review from: CelesAurivern
Reviewed on: Oct 1, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

Seeing this set made me come out of my dark age. I saw, I came, I bought, then I came again.

20 years back, I grew up with the Pirates series, and there was never anything this sophisticated.

How Lego has grown up.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 9

The minifigs are generic and you can find them in other sets. The only one unique is the governer's daughter, but you don't really care for non star wars figs do you?

What sets this one aside are the beautifully designed sails.  If you're a ship collector, you know the sails can easily account for 20-25% of the ship price.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 9

This was a fairly long build which took me about 8 hours to complete. Nothing terribly complex like a technic set, but fun to build.

It's the only ship made so far by TLC that has a lower deck and the biggest ship by far.

Rated 14+ by default. I say it's suitable for late teens to octogenarians. Anyone who can appreciate a good ship should own one of these.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

Definitely worth every cent paid with a good piece to price ratio.

Considering how well ships tend to appreciate, this ship will triple your money or more in the long run.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

There's been a strong following for the Pirates series since it came out almost 25 years ago.

There's always a healthy demand for ships, new or used on the secondary market.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 9

Retired product. A large set with a fairly large price tag. Exclusive to only to Lego shops.

All these add up to limited stocks. And when stocks run low, prices rise.

 

PACKAGING | Score: 9

Old type of packaging with unnecessarily huge box that is only half full.

Nice box art though.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

With a strong following for ships, definitely lots of room for appreciation.

Depending on how far down the road we're looking at, I think it could reach the thousand mark.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

It's a ship! A big one! You can pack over 50 minifigs on this bastion.

Measuring in at 75 cm long and 60 cm tall, this item will make a great centrepiece.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

20 odd years ago, TLC released the first version of the Imperial Flagship.

It was a small little boat with a single mast that in  would not have made it halfway across the Atlantic. The Redcoat Navy must have been largely underfunded back in the day.

Now, we have this floating bastion, truly fit to be called a flagship. When fully decked out with crew, it is a sight to behold.

It deserves a 10 for being the best designed ship out of all the sailing vessels ever released by TLC.