Ratings and Reviews for 3817-1: The Flying Dutchman

3817-1: The Flying Dutchman

Overall Score

7.70
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 8.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 9.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 7.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 8.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 7.00
  • 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.. 7.00
Review from: dbroncos59
Reviewed on: Apr 23, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 8

As a Spongebob fan who enjoys the Flying Dutchman character, I could not pass on grabbing a few copies of this set.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 9

It comes with the Flying Dutchman which has not appeared in any other sets.  The pirate versions of Patrick and Spongebob are also unique to this set.  

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 7

It doesn't take too long to build as the boat has one piece that is half the boat, however it is still a fun set to have.  I buy mainly for display, but I did notice the cannon does fire pretty well.  I have noticed the same cannon being released in other sets as well though just with different color cannon balls.  I'm sure for a younger child, this set could be played with for hours due to this feature.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 8

I picked up my copies for $15 each.  At that price, it is a great deal.  It comes with 241 pieces so even buying at retail value would not be a terrible investment. 

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

The Flying Dutchman is an iconic character in the Spongebob franchise and I'm fairly certain anybody trying to complete a collection will purchase this set for that minifigure alone.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

Fairly common.  Have seen it in the majority of stores that sell Legos.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

Nothing out of the ordinary.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

Doubt it will sell for under retail value after retiring.  However it has been on sale a lot in its run, therefore could take a year or so to appreciate.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

Looks great with other Spongebob sets.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 7

I recommend this set for any Spongebob Lego fans.  It displays well and plays well.