Alert! Lego city's bank has just been robbed! Now its up to Agent Fuse to save the day. But wait, there's a Tusken here! Do you think he will be here to save us? No, I think hes here to review some Legos. Thank God!
Name: 8968 River Heist
Theme: Agents 2.0
Price: $19.99 at the Lego store
Availability: Later 2009, at select stores now.
Brickset, Bricklink, S@H
Recover the stolen safe by water!
The box art for this set is very exciting, and bright. It certainly caught my eye when I saw it in the store, and I wanted to pick it up immediately. The logo for the Agents theme didn't change much, but now there is a 2.0 next to it.
The cover, same as the box art.
Random page. The instruction are easy to follow, not too many problems with telling black and bley apart. The build took about 7 minutes.
A great way to start of a review of a set, is the show the minifigs. In this set, there are three excellent minifigs. Dyna-Mite, Dollar Bill, and Agent Fuse. By far, Dollar Bill is one of my favorite minifigs that I have ever gotten. Right now these figs are going for about 7 dollars on Bricklink, so it shows how many people want them.
Check out his sweet diamond monicle- I really love the money sticking out of his pocket.
Their backs, nicely printed, like most figs in the 2009 range, the dollar sign is cute, and the bomb is very well placed.
The sweet hair pieces that are both new to those colors. Unfortunately, the red one is a bit low quality, it almost seems like a pre-production part!
The good guy-
This is Agent Fuses fourth time in a set. He is pretty standard, but nicely detailed. He has no back print.
With the new armor piece. I'm a bit disappointed with the fact that the front is printed, it could be so useful in other places.
His back, showing his scared face. No teeth?
This set comes with a decent amount of them, notice the gold gun and dynamite part. Its a shame that the set didn't come with a gun for Fuse. It would have been great if the gold gun which before seemed like Gold tooth's trademark was chrome, so Dollar Bill could have his own awesome gun.
As an addition to this set, there is the target of the Baddies- the safe. It can hold three dollar bills, not exactly very much if you ask me. Its built nicely, it didn't break when I dropped it.
Yup, still pretty cramped.
As usual, there always needs to be mini ship to accompany the main set. In this set, there is a speed boat, which is not that impressive. I like the aqua, but there is no silver following the Agents color scheme. It is pretty poorly built, and suffers from flick-fire missiles.
Fuse in his boat. He can stand or sit, and if there weren't handlebars I would be very angry.
The Super hovercraft-
This is the main attraction in this set, It think it looks looks great in orange. Unfortunately, this part is a bit too small for my liking. The box art makes it look quite bigger than it really is. Unlike some, I think the lime highlights are fine, as is the rest of the color. The front is really empty, I think they should have kept the harpoon from the preliminary image.
I think the way they made the rotor is almost genius, I never saw anything like that in a set. It is really well built in the back, where the gears turn the propeller.
The only slightly complicated part of the set.
The control panel, thank goodness its printed. It would be cool if we had a new print, that one is seen a lot.
Bottom- I've wonder about the blue tiles, and I think they are either cheaper, or to blend in with water.
Here is the overall set, I think it is really good altogether. Solid, fun, and easy to play with. You wont get bored with them, unless you don't like flick-fire missiles. Well if you don't, just take them off, it's that easy.
Parts- Some fun and useful parts included, but some are very dull and common. The accessories included are excellent, but there could have been some more.
Minifigs- Great selection, two unique figs, and one common. Dollar Bill is a creative excuse to give a pimp fig, and Dyna-Mite is pretty plain other wise. The red bob-cut almost looks like a pre-production part.
Build- A nice but slightly repetitive build throughout. Some places things are just slapped on, and look like they did not put that much effort into.
Price- For $20, it is a fair price. 203 parts is acceptable, but I think that it could have included some thing else, like a little bit more for the hovercraft. If there was a land platform as well, I'd be sold.
This set is fun. There are so many possibilities to do with it, and ways to mod it. I would recomend this to most, but only if you are buying this for a 'for fun' set. Besides the cool figs and parts, things are pretty shallow. So watch out, this set is making a splash into stores near you!
One day Dollar Bill and Dyna-mite were coasting down the river with their loot, pursued by Fuse-
'Ha ha, we'll make it free in no time!'
Until they saw a certain figure in front of them-
'Wha! Who is that?'
'You know who I am..,'
A minute later-
'Ouch, I don't like money that much!'
I hope you enjoyed the review!
Edited by WhiteFang, 26 June 2009 - 07:36 AM.