My interest in the Atlantis line has been going up and down for a while now. Sometimes I like them, other times, they're just meh. However, I was at the Lego Store today, and they had all of them, and decided to get the one that looked the most interesting to me. It's probably the best $15 set I have ever purchased.
I really like the Atlantis packaging. The back shows the many features of the set.
The minifigures in this set are great. You get one Manta Ray Warrior, who has nice details and a trident. The diver also has many nice details, however the new scuba gear does cover a lot of it up. Also shown is the key. It's a very nice piece, with a manta ray in the middle.
I loved building this set. It involves a lot of neat building techniques, and a fair amount of technic (I <3 technic). The stickers are easy to apply, and add a small, yet nice amount of detail to the vehicle.
The Seabed Scavenger-
Isn't it lovely? It's a single man submarine with three wheels, and arms. I love it! The main body of the vehicle is very well designed, with the bubble cockpit, lights, and curves.
The cockpit is a bit bare. There are two large gaps, but you can forgive those, can't you? A lot of the space is taken up by the scuba gear.
Now let's move on to the features, which this set has a considerable amount of.
The front arms can move up and down due to the way they are built around the wheels. They also have ball joints at the "wrists". The claws can open and close, and the saw blade can spin.
The next feature are the incredibly underrated flick fire missiles. I thought the holders would come right off when you go to flick them, but they are held on by two clips and not one. The result is a very sturdy connection. The can also move around.
The last feature is the suspension system. It works, but I don't think there will ever be a time when it will come in handy.
I cannot recommend the Seabed Scavenger enough. The figures are great, the vehicle is well designed, and has some really nice features. I feel $15 USD is a great price tag for this set, and I would highly recommend picking it up.
Edited by WhiteFang, 10 January 2010 - 06:50 AM.
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