Friday, May 7, 2010

LEGO Toy Story #7595 Army Men on Patrol

Theme: Toy Story
Name: Army Men on Patrol
S/N: #7595
Year: 2010
Pieces: 90
Minifig: 4
Price: RM89.90, USD10.99, GBP9.99

Looks like the Army Men is driving around in Andy's room. The side of the box shows us the minifig scale and the back of the box shows us four Army Men in one line on the top right while below shows us a man got injured. Below are the pictures:

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We got two packs of green bricks (everything is so green in this set) @@ and an instruction booklet. We usually get two packs of bricks from this size of set.

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Also the Army Men base plate (on the right). New piece I suppose.
To download the instruction, click HERE.

There are a lot of accessories included in this set but all of them are in green. Below are the pictures of accessories included:


Here are the pictures of four green men. The medic helmet are printed while the other are not. Also I got three torso that is lighter in their printing!!! (>( ) What is wrong with LEGO??? Quality is getting worse!



See the three minifigs torso on the left and compare with the one on the right. They are much lighter, like incomplete printing.

Here's the small green jeep that only fit one of them. Although it is small but it looks good.


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There's a spare tire on the back of the jeep. There's not much function we get from this set, is just an ordinary jeep.

Extra piece
I think Disney makes TLG pay them a hefty amount of royalty for using the brand, only one spare pieces plus poor printing on the minifig torso.


Completed model
There sure is many accessories until I do not know where to place them since the jeep have no place to store them or hold them.


Playability: 4/10 Nothing to play with this set.
Design: 6/10 The design is not that bad, although the jeep only fit one of them.
Price: 4/10 Expensive price.
Overall: 5/10 Many green parts included plus a lot of accessories.

LEGO Star Wars #8091 Republic Swamp Speeder

Theme: Star Wars
Name: Republic Swamp Speeder
S/N: #8091
Year: 2010
Pieces: 176
Minifig: 5
Price: RM249.90, SGD85.90, USD29.99, GBP29.99

The background of the box art sure looks good but there is a slight different in the swamp speeder and the actual model. At the side of the box are Barriss Offee minifig picture in actual scale for you to know the size. The back of the box shows the functions of the set with some other set advertisement. Please refer pictures , below:

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From the box, we get three packs of bricks, an instruction booklet and a sticker sheet. Barriss Offee cape pack in a cardboard.


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To look at the instruction, please visit HERE.

Here we have three short blaster or SE-14 Blaster Pistol and a blue lightsaber with metallic hilt.


We have (shall I say) two new minifigs, which is Clone Trooper and Barriss Offee while the other three are two Battle Droid and Super Battle Droid.



The Clone Trooper have new printed torso on the both side and sure looks better than the one in Clone Troopers Battle Pack (#7655). The new printed mouth on the helmet is a little let down as it is not well printed.


Is a black stud under the helmet, means less printing for the LEGO Group which is a good news as they always messed up the printing.

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Swamp Speeder
There are good and bad in this Swamp Speeder although it does looks good in the design (well, a review is always bias as it base on personal thoughts =P).


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When the propeller turn the cannon turns too. Both turn in the same way. So, whenever they want to change to firing position of the blaster cannon, they have to move according to that position. (--")

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The blaster cannon at the front looks nice, however, why it is a flick-fire mechanism? This is the cons of this set.

Here's the mud shield, which is movable. It seems more like a protection for the pilot of this vehicle from attack.

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While here is where they seat and control the speeder, the middle one are button slope too, just that it is not printed but instead sticker.


This is how it looks like under the swamp speeder. The cannon blaster and the propeller are connected with technic beam.

Extra pieces
There is quite a number of spare pieces just in case you spoil one or lost one.


Completed model
I like the Swamp Speeder itselt, but it will looks better if the blaster cannon are not flick-fire and no hidden wheel as the round 2x2 with rounded bottom can do the same effect of "hovering".


Playability: 6/10 Not much function we get from this set.
Design: 8/10 Everything is good.
Price: 4/10 This set is way expensive over here.
Overall: 6/10 Nice swamp speeder, but need more clone trooper instead of droids.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

LEGO Atlantis #8057 Wreck Raider

Theme: Atlantis
Name: Wreck Raider
S/N: #8057
Year: 2010
Pieces: 64
Minifig: 2
Price: RM59.90, SGD19.90, USD9.99, GBP7.99

Atlantis, the new underwater theme has the unique figure. Well the box art looks good, but a little bright while the side shows us the actual scale of the Atlantis key and the back of the box shows us the functions and also the type of key we are getting.

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Going to the content, we get two packs of bricks, an instruction booklet and a sticker sheet. There are quite a number of pieces that needed to be add detail.

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To view the instruction, please visit HERE.

We get a trident, a pair of flipper and an Atlantis key which is pack separately in a small plastic bag. Below are the picture:

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We get a shark warrior and a diver with eye-patch. A few thing that I would like to say before going into the picture is that:
- the shark warrior head is no headgear, different from the Harry Porter version.
- the shark warrior head have a very nice printing.



The diver have two face expression and both side of his torso printed too.


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As usual, the unlucky me get a not nicely printed diver hip. (TT) The new diver headgear looks great although the visor is not movable.

The raider sure looks good from the box art. There seems to be a different feel when you see the completed model when compare to the box art. I don't know why though, but I can assure you is not the detail problem.


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At the front are flick-fire functions with two missiles that is added a hook on them. Maybe this is the most effective way of fighting a shark.

Here's the missiles.


There is these turbines at the back of the raider which is adjustable.


Extra pieces
Only two pieces are spare for this set. I think is pretty much right, as other parts usually do not have spare.

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Completed model
I would say this raider is pretty unique, in a way it is constructed as you can see everything is placed in the middle plus it is a creative way of using the main body part, which is the round thing below it to construct a vehicle.

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Playability: 8/10 We can't expect much of a playability from a set this small.
Design: 8/10 Overall, the things looks good, a unique way of using that round pieces.
Price: 5/10 Is quite expensive over here, but the figs do help save the day.
Overall: 7/10 Seeing the parts you get plus the figs, is pretty good.