Diving into the depth of Atlantis, I present to you this exclusive two-part Eurobricks set review of 8060 Typhoon Turbo Sub.
Year Released: 2009/2010
Minifigs: 2 (includes one human and one shark man)
Price: $24.99 (USD) purchased from Toys R Us
Pictured on the back of the box is various images of the little red sub:
Unlocking the mysteries of Atlantis involves collecting the five amulets (one contained in each set). This set includes the yellow amulet with image of the turtle:
Images included within the instructions include a number of nice Atlantis artwork:
New LEGO made for kids would not be complete without the decals:
The set includes two minifigs, one human and one shark man:
Both figs are nicely designed with printed designs:
The wonderful new trident piece with lime green fins for the diver and turtle amulet:
Now lets dive into the submarine, shall we?
The front end has two large propellers:
A side view:
A close-up of the front end:
From a different angle:
Cockpit cover. The yellow looks good for this set:
Opening the hatch:
The tail which has a rotatable propeller:
The middle section has an assembly which slides causing the large front propellers to turn:
A firing gun is also attached to the left propeller assembly. Turning them reveals the gun:
This concludes part one of this two-part image review.
So what do you think of this set? Let me share my thoughts.
Just the thought of an underwater theme is exciting, especially Atlantis. Many AFOL have been asking for an Atlantis theme for some time. Did we get what we want? Not exactly. The Atlantis theme is definately a "kids theme" driven by vehicles, not very dissimilar to AquaRaiders. Unfortunately, the theme and set collection is definately NOT Divers that can be easily integrated with CITY; rather it is futuristic with submarines like this one, that resembles a Star Wars Pod Racer.
This is my first Atlantis set purchased for $25 (USD). I'd say it's certainly better than my initial experience with Space Police, and a whole lot more enjoyable. I actually found the build of 8060 more challenging, especially for younger children, and was pleasantly surprised when I accidently slid the inner workings that caused the large propellers toward the front of the sub to turn. New elements like the yellow cockpit hatch certainly make the theme more exciting, and this particular sub almost has a Nautilus like tail-end making me like it even more. I don't particularly like the need for stickers to enhance the design/look, but I'm sure that applying them would certainly add some color and detail to the otherwise all red sub. I'm loving the new divers suit and even shark man is fun. I'm sure kids will particularly like this minifig. The amulet is particularly interesting and I like the thought of collecting them when buying each of the Atlantis sets.
Overall, I'd probably buy this set again, and am looking forward to purchasing a few more of the Atlantis sets.
Edited by WhiteFang, 21 November 2009 - 11:40 AM.