REVIEW: Portal of Atlantis 8078
Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:24 PM
I think this set is good; it's pricey, but with the translucent parts, the minifigs, and the design, it's sort of worth the money.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:41 PM
Funny how we were supposed to collect the atlantis key rings, when they are all included in the portal anyway...
Regarding the swim-around-the-gate issue, I think we have to imagine the gate is embedded in a rock wall, maybe like the squid gate in the lego atlantis movie. Obviously an actual lego rock wall around the gate would raise the piece count ridiculously
Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:05 PM
Great review; glad to see it finished.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:13 PM
Other than that the set looks great.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:55 PM
Awesome review of this big set. Your pictures are excellent.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:57 PM
It's also good to get most of the Atlantis figs from one set (aside from the Manta Warrior, which comes in an impulse set anyway). I'll certainly pay the hefty price gladly for getting that many figs and rare parts (especially the black Belville archs, the golden gates and all of the Atlantis discs).
Thanks for the wonderful review!
Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:01 PM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:55 PM
Seriously, great review! The set looks like it's pretty awesome and has a lot of useable parts for MOCs.
I MUST have this set!!!!
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:27 PM
I haven't been collecting any of the Atlantis sets as I've been putting my money towards others themes, but I'll definitely have to pick up the Portal of Atlantis. There are just too many great things about it to pass up - the wonderful minifigures, fantastic parts, and overall a really cool looking and very playable model.
Thanks for the review!
Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:04 PM
The gate keeper is great. Is he an Atlantian or something else?
I hope he will come in a smaller set next year.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:14 PM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:35 PM
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You are kind of right. Anyway, it's a toy, it's meant for kids playing with it, and kids have enough imagination to not bother with silly details about what a diver can do and what he can't. And if something in the set does not suit the kids play, the kid will just invent new rules or features.
It's like complaining about the 2009 City Garage not having a roof. A kid can't play with a crane if it's blocked by a roof. So a roof is a no-go.
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We are adult, please rebuilt the set to something that suits your need. It can't be that difficult can it.
it's too small, it lack this and that.....
it's too expensive, over prized.....
Edited by Front, 10 May 2010 - 08:36 PM.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:45 PM
"I am not having him flogged for fighting, Mr. Gerard." - Horatio Hornblower
Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:35 PM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:29 AM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:48 AM
I'm Lovin It!
Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:19 AM
It looks like there's a truckload of useful parts! The trans-light blue 1 x 4 tiles are to die for () as well as the neat marbled frog. Also, it looks like there's a new mold for the tridents. Are they soft and rubbery still?
Thanks for the review! My interest on the set just went up a couple of notches. I'll have to keep a close eye on sales for this set now.
EDIT: Since a poll has just been installed, I give this set a 5. Brilliantly designed.
Edited by ILikePi, 11 May 2010 - 05:43 AM.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 03:05 AM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:08 AM
Too bad you can't buy imagination.
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