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.
For the minifigures, there are changed of hair piece and misaligned print etc. The minifigures from early day of Lepin was mediocre.
Benny. There was no break in the chin for the helmet and the head printing quite off.
Sea sick Kitty
Double deck sofa.
Speaking about the canons, they actually didn’t work. We didn’t know whether Lepin replaced with the working one in future batches.
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.
The decorating whips are curl one in original, while Lepin changed it to the straight one.
Lots of inner detailing for this set.
The sticker quality wasn’t very good.
Let’s take a look at the completed Lepin MetalBeard’s Sea Cow.
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.