Set # - 8079
Name - Shadow Snapper
Theme - Atlantis
Year - 2010
Piece Count - 246
Minifigures - 1 (Lance Spears with out flippers)
Price - MSRP $29.99, £24.99
Very few play feature.
2 bags. Bag 1 makes the sub, bag2 makes the turtle.
Lance Spear MF: pretty standard for the Atlantis theme
He has a dual-sided head. I like the sad expression a lot. Makes you want to bully him
large tail piece;
12 new claw piece;
7 bionicle fin piece;
10 1x1 with stud on the side in lime; (this piece seems to be very common nowadays)
4x4 plate with a 2x2 cutout; (very interesting piece, only available in 2 other sets)
And the turtle ring of course. (forgot to added to the photo)
The little sub (or is it) uses a lot of snot pieces. The overall shape is decent, but not much to it. The propeller can rotate in all directions except in a direction that will make the thing go forward. But I didn't expect much anyway.
Lance: "I can't reach the joystick :("
Of course I didn't buy this set for the sub. The main attraction is the turtle.
The base of the turtle. Nice use of all the technic angled sockets. You can see where the 7 bionicle fins are going to go.
The down side is all the flashy colors aren't hidden very well once it's done.
The shadow snapper itself. It can support itself with the tail and the arms or the tail and the head. When supported by its tail and head, it looks like it's swimming.
Like I said before, from the backside, you can see all the yellow and blue. It's not covered up very well.
Design: The turtle looks cool from certain angel (see box art), but looks bad from the side or the back. The sub is just a filler.
Build: Fairly interest, but building the claws can be a bit repetitive.
Parts: Many interesting parts especially for building monsters. The bionicle fins can be used on all kinds of creatures.
Price: A bit expensive at MSRP for 246 pieces with a lot of small pieces.
Overall: recommend to monster lovers, but if you only want to get one or two atlantis sets, I'll go for something else.
Edited by WhiteFang, 05 April 2010 - 04:35 PM.
Indexed and poll added