112 Million years ago, a ferocious relative of the crocodile roamed the Cretaceous period. Known as the Sarcosuchus, this 'SuperCroc' weighed up to 10 tons and had a length of approximately 12 Meters (approx. 40 feet). (Reference: Wikipedia)
LEGO Creator embarks upon the ambitious effort to recreate the Giant Crocodile (if compared to minifig scale) as well as two other ferocious beasts with their latest 2010 set, 5868 Ferocious Creatures.
Set Number: 5868
Set Name: Ferocious Creatures
Year Released: 2010
Piece Count: 416
Price: $29.99 (USD)
Minifigs: None (pictured with Caveman minifigures only)
As with most Creator sets, this fine model includes instructions to build the Crocodile, as well as two other creatures, a T-Rex/Dinosaur and Giant Fish/Aquatic Creature.
The Crocodile (croc) consists of seven different segments.
The tail is three sections (or four if you count the rear of the body) that quickly whip around with the use of the hinge pieces (for lack of a better name):
The main body is three parts that can also be moved adding to the nice flexible design:
Two large sections contain the meat of the croc with legs that attach to the sides:
The head is sturdily attached to the body with the round hinge piece and has a string that is used to pull the jaws open:
Sliding a section attached to the main body pulls the string to lift the jaws. The mechanism also locks into place:
Here's an image of the entire croc with cavemen for size comparison:
And it's mouth:
A few additional images:
Thoughts on this Set
Obviously, I have not shared images of the other two models that this set includes - the reason why: I like the main model (the Croc) the best. I will build the other two in time and share images if someone doesn't beat me to it. I must admit that I've never been a big fan of Creator sets, mainly because they aren't minifig scale. At the same time; however, this set provides a creative way to play in that a Giant Crocodile (or even the other creatures) provide monsters for your Tabletown. Green elements are always nice as the bulk of this set consists of standard green, dark green, and some lime cheese slopes as well. The design is very good and the whip-tail and pull string mouth make the highlights of this set. This particular model is quite sturdy and doesn't have any pieces that fall off when handling (a nice plus).
Three in one (with instructions) to build very different models (not all dinosaurs or reptiles, etc.) add to the quality of the set. By looking at the images of the other models, they look pretty nice as well. The sea creature looks like it might be interesting if you are a fan of the Atlantis theme. There's not too much more to say other than I like this set and think it's a good value for the price.
I hope you've enjoyed this partial review. Feel free to share your thoughts.
Edited by WhiteFang, 19 June 2010 - 06:16 PM.