8057: Wreck Raider
- Item №: 8057
- Pieces: 64
- * Diver
- * Shark
- Price: US $9.99 / EUR 9,95
- Ages: 6 - 12
- Released: January 2010
- Theme: Atlantis
The box itself is a basic box with a perforated opening on the side. On the back it features some of the playability functions like flick-fire missiles (or some sort of hook contraption) and the rotating engines.
But it's the inside of the box that counts. 2 bags, with a small bag inside one of them which includes the collectors item of the new Atlantis series. I'm still not sure what it is, but it's a nice addition anyway. The instructions come folded and features a new Nielsen ad. And last but not least, a small sticker sheet to complement your model.
The manual doesn't use a pieces call-out, but it's a small and quick build, so that shouldn't be much of a problem for most of us. Colours are good, and a small error was present on which the wing stickers are wrong. But that's no big deal.
Between all the parts I spotted some new pieces (at least to me). Of course it features the new diving suit with a trans-green visor, and the new 1x3 tile. Also included is the gold trident, the collectors ring and some lime-green studs and cylinders. Also present in the picture above is the shark head.
The best part of this set by far is the new diver minifig. I really love it! He's printed all over (excluding arms and back of legs) with an intricate print of diving related tubes and logos. He features lime green flippers and the new divers-backpack with a non-moving visor and technic-pin-sized-hole. But I guess you don't want your visor to open while you're working a couple of honderd feet under water :)
The shar figurine is also a piece of art. It features a beautiful head print and a sea-ish print on the front. No back print however, but he has a leg print! His head is made out of a soft rubbery material used for several other heads.
Then the raider it self; It's a nice design. The shape featured on the front is very nice and fits nicely to the other Atlantis sets. The colour combination of red and dark grey looks stunning and it also features some lime green details. I feel the stickers add to this model with some nice white stripes on the front and top and a nice pattern on the wings. I like the engines, but they should have been a bit more to the back. It's to close to the wings.
Concluding I can really recommend this set to anyone who is interested in this new series. It's features to beautiful minifigs and some new 2010 parts.
More pictures on my Flickr
Edited by WhiteFang, 29 November 2009 - 09:04 AM.
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