I have been eyeing this set since it went 20% at [email protected]
I looked at some of the reviews and comments and something bothers me: the base does not make sense.
The box artwork illustrates the whole base underwater, which explains why the command control has air tanks. Most (if not all) of the reviews I have seen indicate that there should be a wall between the command center and the area with the crane. Why?
For the crane to make sense underwater, at least to me, the crane area is the one that should be surrounded by walls and it should have a ceiling; otherwise why have a crane to begin with when the mini-sub can just navigate to the platform. Otherwise, the crane is only useful if the whole structure is above water and the supporting pillars are meant to go all the way down to the sea floor. In which case there is no need for air tanks feeding into the command center. Right?
Also, if the whole base is supposed to be underwater as depicted by the box art, and we assume that the crane area is meant to be enclosed (not included for play reasons), then what are the stair on the outside for?
Am I reading too much into it and should by the set anyway?