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TOY OF THE WEEK: FTN reviews Angry Birds LEGO set 75825 ‘Piggy Pirate Ship’

May 12th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Well, here it is… Angry Birds LEGO!

With the Angry Birds movie set for release later this month, LEGO has brought us the first wave of related goodies and they were cool enough to send us set 75825 Piggy Pirate ship to review and review it we shall.

The set itself comes with the pirate ship, two pig pirates – one is a captain – and a small island that comes with a launching device:

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This is a great little addition because, as anyone who has a mobile phone will know, the Angry Birds are annoyed because the pigs are stealing their eggs and they proceed to launch each other from various devices and shoot lazers, explode, swell up, travel fast and do various other things that help them destroy the pigs and their strongholds, houses, pirate ships etc.

So, as you’d imagine LEGO – a toy which sells because the best part is that it can break apart – and Angry Birds are perfect bed fellows.

The ship itself is the major selling point here and it doesn’t disappoint at all.

It stands about 18 inches tall (including sails) and is sturdy and full of detail and cool little secrets and tricks. (continues after images)

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As you can see, the detail, as we’ve come to expect from LEGO is glorious, from the cookery book in the kitchen to the hidden sectio that stores the King’s crown, the set is full of great little surprises.

The mechanism on the ship’s side that allows it to wheel (LEGO sets like this don’t go well on water) back and forth, all the time rowing the oars is a beautiful nod to the games – the mechanics are crude and prominent, just like the games and, no doubt, like the movie itself.

The water wheels too are a really nice addition too. The play features on the whole are great.

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The flags and net full of poached eggs (sorry) really tie the set together and make it stand out uniquely among other LEGO sets. It screams Angry Birds and that’s probably exactly what the fans want.

We would absolutely recommend this set for the younger fans – the construction is fun but not overly complicated and, despite the childish appearance, the mechanics reminded me of early LEGO Technic sets and was a delight to see how the moving parts fitted together.

Given all the features and nice selection of figures, this set will appeal to the Angry Birds fan in your life but also – perhaps more importantly – the kids are going to love this set for its construction, appearance and playability plus, as we said at the start, it’s LEGO and Angry Birds, is there a more natural pairing?

No, we didn’t think so either.

Thanks so much to LEGO for supplying the set – and hours of fun – and if you like the look of this set then head HERE to get yourself one

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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