Review of Lepin 16002 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Bootleg of Lego 70810

Shiver me timbers again, this was the second pirate ship cloned by Lepin after the Black Pearl. A retired Lego steampunk-pirateship which many considered a master piece. Did Lepin managed to clone the set properly? My original facebook review was removed unfortunately. We have to rewrite this review of Lepin 16002 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow as original posting was no longer available.

Open box of the Lepin 16002. Note that the set was released in the early day of Lepin so there is no numbered bags etc. Lots of time spent on sorting the parts.

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For the minifigures, there are changed of hair piece and misaligned print etc. The minifigures from early day of Lepin was mediocre.

Emmet. Lepin 16002_007Lepin 16002_008

WyldstyleLepin 16002_009Lepin 16002_010

Benny. There was no break in the chin for the helmet and the head printing quite off. Lepin 16002_011

Vitruvius Lepin 16002_015Lepin 16002_016

Happy family!! Lepin 16002 MetalBeard's Sea Cow Bootleg of Lego 70810

Sea sick KittyLepin 16002_018

Micro managers. Lepin 16002_020Lepin 16002_022

Double deck sofa. Lepin 16002_025

Metalbeard. Lepin 16002_026Lepin 16002_027

Speaking about the canons, they actually didn’t work. We didn’t know whether Lepin replaced with the working one in future batches.

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There were couple of changes. For example Lepin was stupid back then to include a different hinges for the door. The door wasn’t the one Lego used for the set so it didn’t work. End up we have to swap the hinges with our spares.

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The decorating whips are curl one in original, while Lepin changed it to the straight one.

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Lots of inner detailing for this set.

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The sticker quality wasn’t very good. Lepin 16002_063Lepin 16002_064

Captain’s room. Lepin 16002_065

Let’s take a look at the completed Lepin MetalBeard’s Sea Cow.

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Lepin 16002 MetalBeard's Sea Cow Bootleg of Lego 70810

This is a clone of the original and there were shortcomings such as swapped parts, lousy minifigures and no number bags. Still, given the original had been retired and prices on secondary market are steep, you may consider getting Lepin 16002 as replacement instead. The set is still available at Aliexpress.

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