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Found and bought the Typhoon Turbo Sub at a Los Angeles, CA TRU this morning. :classic: It was the only Atlantis set they had. They also put out the new Space Police sets. So the new Lego sets are starting to hit the market.

Yeah, the new Bionicle sets have been spotted too.

I'm really excited about this, I'm heading out to town today, I might find some.

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That's an amusing function.

Also I want that crab set reeeeally badly now. D:

I also want li'l minifig Sharky.

How am I gonna afford the Flagship? :(

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Wow, thanks for the links to the reviews, Alywin! I want Guardian of the Deep sooo bad now.

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Guardian of the deep = pure win!

The crab looks even more apealing to me now :classic:

I can't wait to get these sets!

~Insectoid Aristocrat

Edited by dannylonglegs

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Those sets are looking good! I like the use of creative set names instead of just something like "Shark Attack".

I love the gigantic, full color advertisements on the back of the instruction manuals. Those are my favorite parts of the booklet.

The minifigs are very detailed (even the "feet" are printed)! :wub:

The new minifig heads are very cool, too.

The crab isn't as great as I thought, but still good enough for me to get. I always get the cheaper sets in the themes other than Star Wars. :tongue:

The new medium sized "horn" pieces are awesome. They'll be useful for making claws on a monster's hands and feet. :sweet:

The shark makes a great $15 USD set! It's funny how it looks menacing only when viewed at certain angles. :laugh:

The abundance of teeth in various sizes are a great addition - it makes the shark look as if it could swallow some divers whole!

Overall it looks very interesting, and it's pretty cheap for a shark set. I think that LEGO overused the new horn piece, though (according to this picture, there are 13 in the set, along with 12 smaller ones!).

The submarine is actually much better than I expected. I thought that it was going to have lots of holes and gaps in the base, but it looks very sturdy. The included shark minifig is just amazing. It's very detailed, and the trident is also better than what I thought it was going to be like.

Atlantis looks like a very promising theme! :sweet:

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That's an amusing function.
I'm lucky enough to live somewhat in the area of the store they bought it from and went out and bought one a few hours ago, and I think violent is a good word to describe it. The video they posted actually looks smoother than mine and I haven't even finished putting on the motors, which will add some mass to it. I don't think a little kid would have enough motor control not to pull it apart. I'll try and post a review tomorrow once I finish putting it together.

I will say this, I'm very happy with it, but not with the flipping mechanism. Atlantis is part of the reason I got back into LEGO, and it's actually why I registered on Eurobricks once I saw somebody that had bought one of them. I can't believe I'm lucky enough to have gotten one so soon. I had to think long and hard between the Guardian of the Deep and Space Police 5981 (Raid VPR), because the Guardian of the Deep does look good.

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After initially being put off, I am now totally in love with the Atlantis theme! Checked my local Toys R Us today with no success, but I will check the one near my job in the morning. Cannot wait to get these!!

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After initially being put off, I am now totally in love with the Atlantis theme! Checked my local Toys R Us today with no success, but I will check the one near my job in the morning. Cannot wait to get these!!

Make sure you look all over the Toys R Us. If I hadn't read that some of them have a LEGO section up front and then a LEGO section elsewhere in the store, I would have missed out on a set. The one I went had what looked to be a full stocked LEGO section at the front of the store in addition to two aisles in the building toys/educational area.

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No luck thus far. I have a feeling a few are going to pop up soon, since I did however manage to pick up a new Power Miners set(which almost made up for it) as well as a new SP3.

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No luck thus far. I have a feeling a few are going to pop up soon, since I did however manage to pick up a new Power Miners set(which almost made up for it) as well as a new SP3.

Which one?

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I just aquired the turbo sub set and wanted to convey some of the questions I had answered and observations.

The atlantis key piece; it has a 1x1 cylinder like connection on the bottom with an ability to turn an axle but not grip to it. :thumbdown: It will connect to a stud or between 4 studs. :thumbup:

The diver's headgear is compatable with the astronaut's chrome blue and gold visors.

Shark warrior has some atlantian patterns on top of its head and has a lateral hole within his mouth in wich a lightsaber blade shaped piece may fit.

There are a couple 1x3 smooth red plates in the sub set. :thumbup:

When flipping the sub's mechanism, If you dont lock the clip to the handle pieces it moves quite smoothly... but once you do lock them in, it does become a jerky maneuver to release it.

Btw, the turbo sub was the only set available my area of Kansas City so far but I will "collect them all!"

I can't wait for a manta warrior set so I can see what if any secrets he holds under his mantastic head.

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When flipping the sub's mechanism, If you dont lock the clip to the handle pieces it moves quite smoothly... but once you do lock them in, it does become a jerky maneuver to release it.

Have you given any thought to replacing the flipping mechanism and mounting the engines permanently in place and perhaps covering that area or doing something else with it?

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Official box arts of some Atlantis sets, again thanks to Unknown User 2596 on Flickr for notifying me. :classic:

8058 Guardian of the Deep

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  • Set includes 1 heroic diver minifigure with harpoon
  • Diver accessories included: Scuba helmet, tank, harpoon shooter and swim fins
  • Features shark guardian with biting jaws, moving tail and poseable head
  • Collectible red Atlantis treasure key included - collect them all
  • 144 pieces

8059 Seabed Scavenger

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  • Set includes 2 minifigures: 1 heroic diver and 1 Manta Warrior guardian with trident
  • Seabed Scavenger with suspension, twin torpedoes and crushing claws
  • Additional features: Cockpit opens, weapons storage, spinning saw and pincher, and 3 unique wheels
  • Collectible green Atlantis treasure key included - collect them all
  • 119 pieces

8061 Gateway of the Squid

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  • Set includes 3 minifigures: 2 heroic divers and 1 trident-equipped Squid Warrior
  • Giant squid guards temple and features snapping jaws and flailing tentacles
  • Sunken temple features opening gate, octopus prison (can detach and 'come alive') and opening trap door below treasure chest
  • Collectible blue Atlantis treasure key included - collect them all
  • 353 pieces

8075 Neptune Carrier

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  • Set includes 4 minifigures: 3 heroic divers and 1 Manta Warrior with trident
  • Mothersub features a seabed rover and a scout minisub
  • Mothersub also features quad flick torpedoes, opening cockpit and side doors
  • Collectible green Atlantis treasure key included - collect them all
  • 475 pieces

EDIT: Set details added

Edited by ILikePi

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Hmm...The big ship has small windows at the front.Maybe for minifigures? :classic:

Vehicle color is so-M-tronish.i think.Anyway the theme is great,price of the little vehicles-sucks :thumbdown:

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Here is a link where you can watch the Nightline episode doctordark talks about. And there is a quick peek at the lego Atlantis :classic:

Nightline

You can also see the head for the new clone pilot mimfigure. :classic:

Anyway, back to Atlantis, well, the theme is really looking good so far. :tongue: I'm hoping to get a few this sunday.

Edited by The crazy one

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I'm really anticipating this line and I already love the diversity of small, medium and large sets plus the colorfulness of the models and the packacking; almost can't wait to get my hands on my first Atlantis set.

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Hmm...The big ship has small windows at the front.Maybe for minifigures? :classic:

I believe it's for the buggy; it drives in between the engines and gets lifted up into the body.

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Someone's put a lot for 8056, 8058 and 8060 up on eBay at a shamelessly expensive price... :hmpf_bad:

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