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I choose a city theme: Harbor.
6679: Dark Shark
1991 Lego Catalog
This set was released in 1991. It was my sister's birthday, and to prevent me from being jealous, my grandmother bought me this set. This boat was called the smuggler’s boat. That’s why on the catalogues, police always try to catch the two sailors!!
This is the second set to have the number 6679.
But enough talk, and let’s the review started!
6679: Dark Shark
Theme: Classic Town
Pieces: 71 + 2 minifigs
Price: At the moment, this set is sold 9$ on Bricklink
Building time: 15min
More info: Bricklink, Peeron and Lugnet
The box (from Peeron):
The box shows the boat with all its stickers. The background is the classical Lego harbour background, with the crane like in the 6541
All the 71 pieces are shown to you. We can notice that there is not a lot of color, black and red in majority. There are two of these bow bricks and two ailerons.
The two minifigs of this set are the same: the standard head, a plain white torso and blue legs. They are wearing a life jacket and a white helmet with a black visor. This black visor made my happiness for a long time, to make plain black super hero for example!
The building start in a very common way for a boat: a bow, a body and a motor.
Then, we add a second chair, and some clips at the rear of the boat.
The time is now come to add this wonderful and powerful V12 motor!
This motor takes place at the front of the boat and stick up from its place. Two walkie-talkies were added at the rear. It’s a weird place for them, because they are just near the propulsion and the water.
The complete product:
And this is the finished boat, without stickers:
The underside receives three boat studs, one of whom is raised near the bow. A windscreen comes to protect the pilot from wind and water projection and a nice aileron dress the back of the boat.
From this view, we can notice that this boat is very thin.
This is a little focus on the propulsion system. The back is very smart with these two slopes surrounding the propulsion system.
Our two fellows are ready to start their engine!
Let’s have a closer look to their activity…
Oh yes, don’t forget they are smugglers!! Indeed, they are able to hide some weapons into their boat and sell them to the best bidder!
In my opinion, it's a very good set. The boat have a good design. It really seems to be fast. Moreover, the final product is really strong and compact. It's an important point for kids. However, a minor point of improvement is the minifig. The only interesting thing is their black visor. All the rest is standard. The pieces are quite standard, but the designer has been able to create a boat full of style: the rising motor, the ailerons, and the general shape are nice touch.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks for reading my review !
Hope you'll like it, and let me know if you don't!
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Edited by TheBrickster, 31 March 2009 - 01:58 AM.