Review: 4641 Speedboat
Name: 4641 Speedboat
Theme: City (Harbour)
This is my second review on Eurobricks, so any constructuive criticism and feedback would be welcomed, so that my future reviews can be better and of a higher level.
This morning I went to my local TRU, and they had all of the new City harbour sets available, so I purchased 4641 and 4642.
Master the waves with the ultra fast LEGO City Speed Boat (4641)! Get ready for the ride of your life when the Speed Boat commands the water! Strap on the sailor's life jacket and head out for a day of fast-paced fun. Whether you're entering the Speed Boat competition or just out for a breezy ride cruising around the lake, the speed boat will take you everywhere you want to go!
Now to the review!
Box and contents
The box uses bright colours, with the boat on the ocean with the Lego City skyline behind.
Box front and back:
Box contents with opened bags:
When you open the box, there is a single instruction manual, three large parts that aren't in bags and two bags with parts in.
They have the same image on the cover as the one on the box.
Random instructions page:
Page in the back showing a harbour scene/diorama using all of the new harbour sets:
As you can see, the instructions have the normal light blue background, as they always use on City sets and the colours are easy to distinguish.
The minifig in this set has an Octan Torso and life jacket, with the usual printed head with sunglasses and a blue cap. There is no back or leg printing on the minifig.
Minifig without life jacket on (front and back):
Minifig with life jacket on (front and back):
The speedboat is a quick and non-challenging build, with just fifteen steps.
There is two or the molded big aeroplane parts, a 4 x 6 and a 1 x 6 plate with slope parts, a Trans-Black windscreen, a 'cheese grater' part in both red and black (black not pictured) and a 1 x 2 brick with stud on both sides.
After step 4:
After step 8:
After step 12:
After step 15:
The complete set
Just one lonely white cheese slope!
The minifig is alright but doesn't have any new or interesting parts, but it does the job it was made for well.
The parts in this set are good, but there aren't any new ones.
The design is good, and it looks good from most angles. To improve, it could have more detail, such a seat for the minifig.
The playability is good, children can push the boat around on surfaces, bu the playability for children is less, becuase the boat doesn't float in real water, because of the brick-built hull.
Price: 10/10 Great value for money, the boat is quite big considering the price of the set.
Overall: 38/50 A great little set!
Thanks for reading.
Edited by Zorbas, 30 April 2011 - 05:02 PM.