Saturday, June 30, 2012

LEGO Super Heroes #6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase Review

Theme: Super Heroes
Name: Catwoman Catcycle City Chase
S/N: #6858
Year: 2012
Pieces: 89
Minifig: 2
Price: RM79.90, USD12.99, GBP11.99

Batman made a comeback but this round the size of the vehicle shrink. What I got here with me is the smallest playset from the Batman theme and by looking at the box, this one is the states version. The front of the box comes with parts count, serial number and name of the set. The top side of the box shows Batman minifigs in his actual scale and the back, some comic like way to show the playability.

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It comes with a big and a small bag of bricks, together with the instruction booklet and the chasis of the super bike that Catwoman ride.

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To read the instruction, please click HERE.

The set comes with quite a number of accessories but if were to compare to the previous Batman theme, the accessories for Batman drop a lot.  Anyway, here are the accessories from this set.


Cut to the chase, Batman and Catwoman have two expression printed on their head. Both Batman and Catwoman got both side of their torso printed too.

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I don't really like this Catcycle either, but was a pretty good piece to add into my LEGO bike collection. This Catcycle has two stands installed. Has a tail to install the rear light and clippers to hold the whip.

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Traffic lights and others
I think is pretty useless to have these if you do not have the road baseplate from LEGO. There is a traffic light, dustbin and a news stand. All combine under one plate. There are also bricks that represent boxes been placed by the side of road.

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The traffic lights are three-sided and not four, but it looks pretty good too. The only flaws is that it was only three side. I like the design very much. To drop the lights, just topple the holder over and it will fall.

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Extra pieces
I made some error here and just realized it, there are no extra batrang. My bad. The rest should be there after the assembling process.


Completed model
I like a few pieces in this set especially the new Batman wing. It also comes with a few accessories that I like to collect and the cool motorbike to add them into my LEGO motorbike collection. I think the traffic light thin can be scrapped off and the price can be further reduced.


Playability: 4/10 Falling traffic light, that's it.
Building experience: 4/10 Learn to build the traffic lights. . .
Parts: 6/10 A lot of accessories, motorbike and cool figs.
Value for money: 6/10 Not really worth if you look for playability, unless u look for accessories, then is good.
Overall: 5/10 Is affordable, comes with useful accessories and nice minifigs.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LEGO Super Heroes #30160 Batman Jetski Review

Theme: Super Heroes
Name: Batman Jetski
S/N: #30160
Year: 2012
Pieces: 40
Minifig: 1
Price: RM-, USD-, GBP-

Here's a review on a promotional Batman set. This is the cheapest means of getting a black suit Batman minifigs for now. Since this one is not available in local retail store, I bought them from the states. So the front of the polybag shows us details like pieces and serial number, and so the name of this set is not official either. The back of the polybag are just a bunch of words.

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The polybag was quite big actually and inside it were bricks, a small box that protect the cape to be in shape and an instruction sheet that guide us with the assembling process.

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And so Batman does not comes with batrang. The outfit was similar with those Batman in the box set but the helmet is somewhat a little different than the normal ones. The torso was printed on both side front and back. The head was printed with two expression too.

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I do not have high hope on the vehicle, but is not that bad and you have to understand that this is a promotional set. However, scalper make it a one expensive set.

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SNOT, which is pretty good, everything is shiny and reflective but well, is not as shining as before. The place for fit the Batman is just right and there is a handle for Batman to hold onto it. Also there is a printed slope piece that add more detail to the jetski since Batman need to be hi-tech.

The only one playability here is the flick-fire missile and flapping fins. Also the flick-fire missile is pretty block by the fin. You might hurt your fingers if you flip too hard.

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Extra piece
This is the only piece left after the assembling process.


Completed model
I'm quite surprised with the size of this polybag is the first time I saw such a big one compare to those old City one that I used to have. This set is recommended, since with around RM35 (even if you import) you can get a Batman in black suit. Maybe the previous Batman make us feel that this is worth when actually this is not? But anyway, I'm happy to own one of this. Satisfied with it. . . .really.


Playability: 5/10 Small set with any playability is considered good.
Building experience: 5/10 A pretty quick build I would say.
Parts: 6/10 A lot of small parts, and nice minifig.
Value for money: 8/10 I got it cheap, so is worth my penny.
Overall: 6/10 If you dream to own a Batman, then this is the set.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

LEGO Star Wars #9496 Desert Skiff Review

Theme: Star Wars
Name: Desert Skiff
S/N: #9486
Year: 2012
Pieces: 213
Minifig: 4
Price: RM169.90, USD-, GBP-
The design of the new box art now shows minifigs on the right in the front of the box and tells you which is new and which character are they. On the top side of the box it shows all four minifigs which one of them is in 1:1 scale. The back of the box shows the playability of the set.

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The set comes with three numbered bags of bricks, an instruction book and three pieces of plate. Not much of a content.

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Here's the accessories that comes with this set. Lightsaber, axe, and four pistol blasters. Boba blasters is added with the lightsaber hilt.


Everyone is after minifigs in this set, especially Boba Fett and I suppose Lando came in second. I minifigs are awesome, they looks very details. Luke, Lando and Kithaba got both side of the torso printed while Boba got his leg printed.

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Perhaps the Sarlacc is some icon to this scene and it must comes with the skiff or the sail barge so that you can kill Boba Fett. To be frank, the Sarlacc is actually taller when display together with the skiff which I will show in the completed model. Moving to the playability is its open and close function. Boba fits very well inside the Sarlacc, so no issue with the playability.

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Desert skiff
This skiff comes with a few playability and I believe you know it, which will be implemented and what shall be implemented in this skiff. Below are shots from different angle:

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At the front of the skiff, there are space to fit your minifigs and in this case here, I attach Boba on it, afterall he is the star in this set. Maybe can fit one more? I'm not sure because I did not try.

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In the middle there is a weapon storage compartment where you keep the two pistol blasters. The storage compartment can be open and close so the weapon are not revealed and snatch by the Han Solo (he is on board too right?). There are also walkway on the both side of the storage and there are fencing to prevent the lousy bad guys from falling off too easily.

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Both side of the skiff have different playability and this the playability that you know it will be implemented in the skiff. Designer all time favorite: flick-fire missile. In this case, the rail guard is in the way. Also you can see the translucent parts attached below of the skiff to add the hovering effect.

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While here on the other hand is the must have playability, the plank. It's hidden under the skiff and you can turn it outward only when you need it. The piece that you see on the left picture is to help you to move the plank outward easily by pushing it sideways.

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At the back of the skiff is the controller. It is spacious enough to fit a minifigs to maneuver the skiff. Very well protected from the back and side too.

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Extra pieces
Below pictures shows the extra parts that are leftover after the assembling process.


Completed model
Is lucky that this set is price at RM170 here, and not RM250. The minifigs in this set are worth collecting and the set is affordable. On the side note, the only flaws here is that there are not enough translucent parts given and the outcome is that the Sarlacc can actually reach d skiff and bring the whole skiff down.


Playability: 6/10 Plank, flick-fire, open and close storage compartment and Sarlacc.
Building experience: 4/10 You can finish it very fast and nothing is learnt here.
Parts: 8/10 A few cool parts and most importantly cool minifigs!
Value for money: 6/10 Pricey but RM40 per these rare minifigs sounds logic.
Overall: 6/10 A must have minifigs, Boba and Lando should be very pricey. Great set to get tan and brown parts.