• Raft

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    LEGO Castle (Ninja) - Raft

    Written by (AFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in United Kingdom,

    The Raft (1185) is a LEGO Castle (Ninja) set which came out in 1999. It comes with 1 minifig and 25 pieces. This set does include no decals and there're no mistakes in the instructions and no missing pieces.


    Black ninja: The black ninja comes with a black suit, a black mask and black hair on his face. This minifig comes with a gray katana and some nice armor markings on his suit. There's also a knife printed on the black suit of that ninja minifig.


    The raft is a very nice model. It runs on some pieces which are looking wooden and it jas 2 spears on each side. You can also see a bow with a dart on the top and a paddle on the back which does sviwel.

    It's a nice little model to have and it's also a cool army builder if you want to build a big army of black ninjas. Now LEGO replaced the old ninja theme with Ninjago. Ninjago is a cool theme but this version of the ninja theme was much cooler.


    This set also comes with 2 ideas which you can build with the pieces of this set. There're no instructions for those models but you can build them from the pictures on my website.


    Great pieces which you can youse for brickfilms or MOC's
    Nice starter set
    No stickers
    Ideas which you can find at the and of the instructions and/or the box


    Not so many play features

    All in all it's a great set to get and I would highly recommend you to get this model. You can find this set on eBay, BrickLink and Amazon for sure. Here is the link where you can check out the full galery I made for this set on my website: http://www.klokriecher.de/

    Videos I made of this set:

    Stopmotion 1
    Stopmotion 2
    Stopmotion 3

    2 out of 5 people thought this review was helpful.

  • Ninja's raft

    Written by (Unspecified , gold-rated reviewer) in Brazil,

    The castle theme have carts and the ninja too, like the pirates have a raft, the ninjas have this. The building of the raft looks like very with a flyer of the same theme. This can be used as a flyer too , and it is useful to any themes, like the plate of it, that is really a wall, used too on the western sets. This is a small set, but don't deserves a small rate, it have a function to increase pieces or minifigures, or be used in a creation and it can do that. The minifigure is a ninja with black details, very included in the theme, if with another ninja sets, is easy to make a patrol, or an army with these. Another features are the spears and the longbow putted on it.

    1 out of 1 person thought this review was helpful.

  • river raider

    Written by (Unspecified) in Canada,

    This is another good ninja set. I t like the glider, has 1 mini figure, but is still highly playable. It has man weapons and tools, and was a fun build and great with other small ninja sets. I highly advise purchasing it. It goes great with "glider."

    $2.00-$3.00 ^_^

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  • The River's Secret

    Written by (Unspecified , gold-rated reviewer) in United States,

    This was another one of those sweet models I found to Coles supermarkets which were over priced but this particular one was so worth it.

    The raft itself looks quite cool with spears on either side, a mounted bow and arrow, with a paddle used for a rudder.

    The mini-fig is a standard Ninja, in all black and standard Ninja face.
    No flaws with this model as you would expect due to its size.

    Overall its an excellent little model that fits in well with the whole ninja theme. Personally I'm a big ninja fan, so I may be a little bias, but I promise I'm trying not to be. This model has great aesthetics and although on its own has little playability, when added in with any other from the series it increases tenfold. I feel this model is a solid 5/10 and although small makes an excellent addition to any Ninja set.

    2 out of 3 people thought this review was helpful.

  • Ohio Gozaimasta

    Written by (Unspecified , gold-rated reviewer) in Brunei Darussalam,

    This set seems to have been copied from the pirates theme, but it improves on it a lot. The design is basically the same as that of the flier (1187), but the colours here (red and brown) works nicely. The attached crossbow and the paddle increase the play value of the set and the black ninja goes very well with the set in terms of colours. This set doesn't seem like parts thrown together.

    1 out of 3 people thought this review was helpful.