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4888 Ocean Odyssey: Adventurer Fit


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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 02:39 PM

We were discussing an Atlantis Adventurer theme (Adventure Sub) and talking about submarines, and it got me looking at 4888 Ocean Odyssey.  This submarine would make a neat adventure sub.

Have any of you purchased this set and tried converting the sub to mini-fig scale?  

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#2 Norro

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 04:32 PM

I own it but parted it out... I can't picture modifying it... easier to  just MOC from scratch. Especially if you want an adventurer look as the bley is really bright.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 05:25 PM

This already looks mini-figure scale to me!  How big is it really?  I'm not getting a sense of scale from looking at the pictures on the box.


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 06:18 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Apr 26 2006, 06:25 PM, said:

This already looks mini-figure scale to me!  How big is it really?  I'm not getting a sense of scale from looking at the pictures on the box.

A little longer than a 32 dot baseplate, but quite narrow and not very tall...

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 06:49 PM

I don't own this set, but agree that it could be modded to make it minifig scale. I just don't think this looks much like an Adventurer's sub. I think something grey would fit the part much better.
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Posted 26 April 2006 - 07:57 PM

It would need to be three or four times the scale to even come close to being minifig scale though...

#7 Mithrandir

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 08:59 PM

I haven't modded it myself, but I just wanted to say that I love this set. It's the first designer set I ever picked up, and I instantly fell in love with the entire line.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:14 PM

Lego SAH no longer has it available in the US.  Looks like a good set.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:22 PM

Or a very bad set which they decided to limit. :P

If you want one, you can still get it from the lego retail stores.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 01:51 AM

I think it was the lack of figs.  Totally destroys playability.

Thanks for the info though. My local stores no longer carry the set.  Amazon/Toys R Us has it for order though.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 03:18 AM

oh. where are you? the lego store i went to was in NJ. it had the highway hauler, gear grinder, submarine, building bonanza. but i guess each store is different.   *wacko*

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 04:08 AM

We don't have a Lego outlet/retail store, just TRU, Target, Walmart, etc.  Most stores no longer have it.

#13 Mithrandir

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 07:03 PM

I found some REALLY neat MOC's using just the pieces of 4888:


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and Here


This is simply a brilliant set. I don't remember why I took it apart :\

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 10:25 PM

Not bad, but I think I still prefer a yellow submarine.



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