REVIEW: 4642 Fishing Boat
Posted 30 April 2011 - 11:54 PM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:12 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:15 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:15 PM
It's great fun watching her role play with just this set. One sample exchange (minifigs talking to each other): "Help Daddy! The shark is going to eat me." "I throw you tube to save you!"
Until LEGO gives us a new theme for girls, sets like this and the Creator Log Cabin will have to fill the gap, and I think they'll do just that. I just wish they had more sets at the sub $20 price range. For boys you can find so many sets in that price range, but for girls it is harder... they like animals and civilian mini-figs, and those are both all too rare.
Edited by meyerc13, 01 May 2011 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:48 PM
Bring back the brick built boats! (unintentional alliteration)
Consider this set from 1973, one of the earliest sets a search for "boat" brings up on a Brickset search. Sure enough, it relies on "juniorized" hull pieces. The only one older is indeed brick-built (besides this ridiculously over-specialized baseplate used for its hull), but I find it hard to imagine that you find this set from 1968 the ideal boat set.
Overall, I find this set spectacular especially since my brother and I each had a copy of set 4011 back when we were kids. Our dad made name stickers for us with a label-printer he had.
Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:44 PM
I haven't yet gotten either of the current / recent, larger boat sets with floating hulls (the police boat and fire boat); I've been interested if simply for those hulls, but otherwise... more cops and firefighters? I'm just not sure my LEGO City needs so many more emergency responders. This, though, is all stuff I can't get enough of (well, maybe not that many more of the plaid shirt, but still)... Really, the hull and the shark alone are enough to make this a desirable set for me.
I think the first and (so far) only LEGO boat set I've ever had that actually floated was this one from my pre-dark-ages childhood (around the very beginning of my initial LEGO passion, in fact). I believe 4642 is going to be my second one ever (but hopefully not my last!).
Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:13 AM
Interesting that they named the boat.
I voted average for the set. I actually like to fish in real life and so I was expecting alot more of this set.
- Classic Shark
- 2 Civilian Figs
- it is a boat
- Price but usually with boats the hull since it is a single mold not much room for more parts
- More of a lake fishing boat to me, on a real fishing vessel the helm would never be in the rear and would be in the front to allow for more fishing room in the back
- should have had the new smaller fishing pole
- overall design is average and a bit disappointing for me
A step in the right direction I hope we see more boats of different sizes like in the Divers line with sharkcages etc
Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:03 AM
As for my opinion about the set, I like it but not enough to buy it at the regular MSRP US$20.
I like that it will float on water. As a kid I always love a boat that you could actually play in water.
I think the current design is okay, not great, just fine and I guess TLG keep it that way for us to do the modification that pleases us. Plus point for the shark. I'll probably get this one when it goes on sale.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:19 AM
But as an AFOL, this set is unfortunatly useless to me...
However, the fishing-cutter in the background of the main picture looks very interessting. Is it a set¿? (ref?)
Edited by Hoexbroe, 15 May 2011 - 10:20 AM.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:21 PM
Thanks for the review!
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:44 AM
That said, I'm curious as to how well it floats. It seems like it would be top-heavy with all the bricks built into the top of it, and easily capsize without a weighted element on the bottom like the weighted keel bricks that came with some of the older boat sets like the one I mentioned earlier. I'd love it if the original poster or someone else who has the set would try actually floating it in a bathtub or something to let us know how it looks (pics would be great!).
Edited by Blondie-Wan, 16 May 2011 - 03:45 AM.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:02 AM
The sooner I get my passport done, I am going on a Lego buying binge in New York State
Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:33 PM
The binoculars in this case are used as air horns, the boat equivalent of a car horn.
Example from a random Google site:
Edited by Soundmanred, 19 May 2011 - 12:34 PM.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:40 PM
I plan on getting this set.
OK, So I'll admit it. I took a bath with my boat and it floats. It stays about half a brick above the water line. However, If you get a little bit of water in the cabin area it rolls over very easily.
The speedboat however floats quite well. The rear end does stay considerably lower and swamps out the passenger area to waist deep for the minifig.
Most fun bath I've taken in some time.
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