Saturday, 15 September 2012

#885 of Year 3 Lego 9486 Oil Rig Escape

This is the big set from this year, and kudos to Lego for making an oil rig.  The last time we saw a rig has been quite some time as part of the City Coastguard subtheme.

The box shows the scene when Finn is trying to escape from the baddies on the rig.  The back of the box shows some of the features, and how the rig can be opened up to display it a number of ways.

There are 5 characters in the set - including a squashed up Leland Turbo.  The box contiains 4 instruction books - count them, 4!; two large plates and a decal sheet.

There are also 5 baggies in the box.

Baggie number 1 builds Prof Z...

and Finn.  The build was as expected and the lack of wheels on Finn seems a bit odd.  They did use the spoiler piece as his hydrofoils though, which was cool.  Prof Z is like his many previous versions, which is sad.

However, this is yet another unique version of Finn, after the regular car, the flying version and the Japanese police car.  It's cool.

Baggie number 2 builds Leland and the Grem...

... and the helideck.  The grem looks more or less like any other Grem, but wait, he's orange.  What's so unique about that?  He's the only orange car in the Lego Cars series.

Baggie number 3 builds the missile launcher...

... a container and the crane.  The buil was easy thanks to large pieces.

Baggie number 4 builds the base of the rig.

Everything else can be stacked on top of the rig in a rather modular way.

Baggie number 5 builds the control room, the derrick and the flare.  The build is easy, thanks again to large pieces, but there's quite a bit of details here.

Overall, this set is crazy - it's compact but nice.  There's quite a bit of play in this set after it has been built.  My only gripe with it is that it's small - I wish it could have been bigger to accomodate my army or Grems!

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