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#1 BillytheKid

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:50 PM

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Name: Atlantis Exploration HQ
Set No.: 8077
Theme: LEGO / LEGO Action Theme
Year: 2010
Pieces: 356
Minifigs: 3
Price (when it was in stores): USD 50$ (which equals about EUR 50€)

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Today I'm a proud owner of this set. It would be a nice project of mine town to do some research in the sea. Let's first see the box and it's contains.

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Lets see the minifigs which come with this set. Two members of the diving team and one Manta Warrior.
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And one little minisub to defend the laboratory.
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The foundation where the sub can park, where it can be a laboratory.
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Finally I could start with the sub itself.
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Here you can see the interior of the sub itself.
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Arrived a bag number 3.
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The first weak design of this set. The front motors aren't connected strong to the sub.
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The sub can defend itself form monsters, but it can only shoot 4 times. The harpoons need to be reloaded outside again.
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The front of the sub is getting shape.
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These pieces are new to me. Maybe already seen in other sets, but for me it's THE piece for this set.
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The new pieces are used to hold the trans-bright green cylinder hemisphere 4 x 4 .
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The end of the building is near. Only the long stickers are hard to apply nicely.
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The building is completed now.
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Now lets see the set itself around the clock :sweet: .
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Lets see what it looks like when you open the sub, to transform in a laboratory.
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This is the front of the laboratory when placed on its own foundation, which must be on his place first before diving with the sub.
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And offcourse the inside of the laboratory itself.
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I hoped you enjoyed this review as much I did, while making it. I'm gonna use it for my town while they still build it. Mine town what to explore the ocean floor. Just in case, the sub will be equiped with some weapons, just in case. The divers won't know it, but they will encounter monters around here and need more than the installed weapons. Soon they have to ask help form the powerminers which need to fight against them.

I will make pic's of that later. For now, I'm finish this review.

Rating:
Color scheme: 8/10, looks very good.
Minifigs and accessories: 6/10, to mine opnion it could have more minifigs.
Pieces: 8/10, Very good, only a same they used bionicle pieces.
Playability: 9/10, for a child I think it has a lot of fantasy for playing a lot of adventures.
Design: 6/10, it could have been a little bigger and a room for changing the dive gear. I can't believe they stay many days in the same dive gear.

Overall rating: 9/10, design could have been better and the use of bionicle pieces . More minifigs would have been better for playability.

The final words: Smaller than some of today's promos, but no worse.

Edited by AFOL12v, 25 November 2010 - 08:08 AM.


#2 XxX

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:12 AM

Thank you so much for making/doing this review!...but I can't seem to find the rest of the review...

Edited by XxX, 06 July 2010 - 07:12 AM.

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#3 BillytheKid

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:49 AM

View PostAFOL12v, on 05 July 2010 - 08:50 PM, said:

Now I continu building again and make pic's of the building progress :grin: .

View PostXxX, on 06 July 2010 - 07:12 AM, said:

Thank you so much for making/doing this review!...but I can't seem to find the rest of the review...
I'm still busy with building it :tongue: . Now the review is finished :grin: .

Edited by AFOL12v, 06 July 2010 - 02:45 PM.


#4 XxX

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:33 AM

:laugh: thanks man!!!

I agree, there is no stands/room for their big diver helmets and flippers, that's where Aquaraiders and many other underwater themes got the best of Atlantis.
Thanks again great review!!! :wink:

Edited by XxX, 07 July 2010 - 02:27 AM.

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#5 KielDaMan

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:55 AM

Great review AFOL12v. The set seems interesting due to the lab-ship transformation, but I guess I'm not just that into Atlantis so I'm gonna pass on this one.

#6 beans

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:08 AM

This set looks waaaay better as a laboratory than a sub. The vehicle form just looks way too blocky to imagine as a submarine.

Nonetheless, those green domes will certainly come in useful for MOCing!

#7 Aanchir

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:15 PM

Technically, it didn't use BIONICLE pieces. While BIONICLE was one of the first uses of the new style of TECHNIC panels, they're more TECHNIC than anything else.

Glad this set was enjoyable! I personally look forward to getting this set, even though it's not necessarily at the top of my list (and my family's trying to be frugal this year, so unsure if I'll be getting things other than the things I'm certain about like Hogwarts Castle or the Shuttle Adventure).

#8 Smack

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:21 AM

Thanks for the review of this set.  I am a proud owner now and actually really like it a lot.  I agree that a couple more minifigs (another diver or two and more Mantas) should be included.  But for the price you really can't expect more I guess.

#9 Fires-storm

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

I bought this set for the heck of it, and actually got it for 20 bucks instead of 50 because of the members sale the stores were having! I loved this set so much it actually inspired me to buy three typhoon turbo subs when I originally wasn't going to buy any Atlantis at all :laugh: Thanks so much for the review, this brings back fond memories :thumbup:

Edited by Fires-storm, 28 July 2010 - 01:58 PM.

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#10 Plastemaurer

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:43 PM

Thank you for that nice review. It makes me want this set even more. I think that it looks better as a lab, too.

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#11 sharky

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:09 PM

As a constant Lego bargain hunter I found this set at my local Walmart for $35.  At roughly $0.07/piece it was a must buy at that price.  BTW, the box states the piece count is 473 not 356.  I plan to get some Atlantis 8072 Sea Jets and some 30042 Mini Sub kits to go along with this set.




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