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Lego Maniacs' Guide: Reviews: Pirates : Rocky Reef

[Purchase Lego at Amazon.com] 6254 - Rocky Reef

Rating: 2 Stars
Pros: A couple of neat hiding places with original model
Cons: Not much to it; more of an add-on set
Contents: 101 pieces including 3 mini-figs and a parrot
Price: $14.99 - Discontinued
Reviewed: 01-Oct-1996
Reviewed by: Joseph Gonzalez

6254 Anton and Jules are having the time of their lives. Every day is a day at the beach as well it ought to be because they're stranded on Rocky Reef island (abandoned by Captain D. R. Rag because they can't remember what they did with the map to said captain's buried treasure here).
There were initially some troubles when they lost their third shipmate, "Skinny" Rex. Jules and Skinny were playing on the beach when Jules decided to bury Skinny in the sand (Anton really should have reminded Jules not to bury him entirely).
Things got better when the two dim-witted seafarers discovered the many wonders of living on an island: late mornings, coconut catch, sand castle contests (but no more burying), and no more swabbing the deck! They almost hope the captain never comes back. It's so much fun, Anton doesn't feel the least bit guilty for not telling Jules that Captain Rag had the map drawn up first, so when no one was looking, Anton put the map in the chest for safe keeping just before they buried it.

Well, I can't even remember why I bought this set in the first place, but here it is. It's a small set (right around $15.00) and though it isn't too much to get excited about, it does have its positive points.
It is a simple set consisting of an island (including a palm tree), three minifigs, and a rowboat. The island is rudimentary, made up of mostly yellow bricks and a couple of dark grey "mountain wall" sections. There are also a few grey flat pieces and some grey sloping bricks.
The interesting items are the two hiding places on the island. One place is where the two wall sections are cupped together and one of the sections slides sideways and back. With the wall section slid open, an area is revealed that's large enough for one standing minifig or a couple of sitting ones to hide. The other hiding place is in the floor of the island and has a yellow 6x8 flat plate that pivots on the corner with a 2x2 flat swivel. This hidden area can hold a treasure chest or, again, two mini-figs.
The set contains two pirate mini-figs, a skeleton, and a parrot. There is only one unique piece to this set, but I've yet to see it anywhere else. It is a yellow 4x4 semicircle brick (looks like a quarter section pie piece). I'm not sure what I'd use them for, but I'd love to get three more of these pieces to make an 8x8 circle. [Ed Note: There are 4 of these in white in the 1796 Freestyle Bucket.]
That's basically it. What I liked about the set was that it gave me a few yellow sloped bricks (four 2x2s and one 1x3) and another treasure map (but don't hide the map in the treasure chest).

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