"--So, how can we make this Krusty Krab set an improvement over the last one?
--Well, we could always give it a better interior...
--Or add a fish as a customer, and maybe put some windows in this time...
--Hey, guys, how about this: we make the restaurant smaller, replace one of the employees with an all-too-common character who only occasionally visits the Krusty Krab, compress the interior even further, move the once shell-mounted sign to the top of the restaurant, and add a bizarre vehicle that only appears in the movie.
--Yeah, that sounds good."
Now, with that out of the way, I must say that I think this is a neat little set.
Here is a shot of all the pieces, including the sticker sheet:
And a picture of the completed building (sorry that there are no in-build shots, but they wouldn't have been all that interesting):
That is one other thing that bothered me--Mr. Krabs' hands. I mean, I understand if LEGO doesn't want to make a new claw piece just for this minifig, but at least they could have made his hands red. As it is, it looks more like a preliminary, not quite finished fig. I replaced the hands after I took these pictures, and they do look much better in red.
The grill and cash register:
The patty wagon, which is well-designed, but still a bit of a bummer to get this instead of more detail in the restaurant.
"SpongeBob! Where's Squidward--he's supposed to be manning the cash register!"
"Sorry, Mr. Krabs--he said something about not being able to fit, so he went home early. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to flip this patty with my bare hands."
"Mr. Krabs, can I have a chair?"
"Sorry, Patrick, we're fresh out. Part o' the new budget cuts. It's what took away me windows and spatulers."
Again, I do think this is a neat little set, but I wouldn't recommend getting it if you already have the first Krusty Krab (which came out during my Dark Ages, so I never got a chance to pick it up).
Edited by Mariko, 02 February 2009 - 06:13 AM.