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No idea if it will ever get released and/or available in the UK, so thought I may as well. I think it's a great little build and shows how versatile the standard BrickHeadz model can be to make some vastly different shaped characters.
[Apologies for the poor picture]
Maybe one day...
#31070 was the set of choice last week.
Started with the 3rd build first, The F1 car.
Next up was the Forklift.
Saved the biggie till last.
I really enjoyed the 3 different builds in this set, the F1 car and the forklift both look good when finished but lack any functionality, which was disappointing especially on the forklift.
The main build was good fun to put together and the mechanism for the gull wing doors is simple but very effective.
I only have one small minor gripe about all the builds in this set. No steering.
After building the Ferguson Tractor, which has working steering made with a minimal amount of parts, having functional steering on these three models would have made them much more playable (the steering wheel on the F1 car doesn't turn at all) instead of just three nice looking display models.
I did find it interesting that the box art depicted the ship/bottle facing to the right whereas the instructions had you build with the ship/bottle facing to the left. I found my brain constantly struggling with wanting to match the box art, but building to the instructions. It ended with me having to re-position my sails in the finished model as I wanted to have it face to the right. My OCD was in overdrive trying to follow the rules of the instructions, but the picture on the box.
...just now catching in this photo that the "wax stamp" is not straight along with one of the gold embellishments around the Leviathan tile.
To ask the masses, two of the large clear pieces at the top of the bottle came pretty scratched up with one of them having an inch+ scratch on it. Is this something I could/should approach Lego CS about? Or would the chances of receiving two new, unscratched pieces be unlikely?
I thoroughly enjoyed the build and as this is only the second Technical set that I've ever built - the other one being one of the first ever Technical sets from 1977, the Lego tractor (851) I loved how the building techniques and parts available have changed so much over the last 40yrs.
^The red bucket contains the still very filthy remains of #6274 and #6270. Still a bit of work to do there but #6285 has come up a treat. Astute observers will note the absence of the red flags that cover the cannons. Sadly all of the clips had snapped, as had the piece that holds the third lantern underneath the flag at the stern. Luckily all are easily replaceable. Some of the blue on the minifigures had gone slightly green but, apart from the broken clips, all the pieces (weapons and gold coins included) were present and accounted for. If you look closely you can see the faint outline of a pair of rather crudely drawn breasts on the figurehead that my younger self deemed necessary at the time for added authenticity. The mind of an 11 year old boy huh?
Buoyed by my success I moved onto the next box...
^This one had been packed up a little better and was only slightly dirty on top of all the carriages. Of course the rubber on the old 12V motor wheels has completely perished and gone rock hard. It appears that with some minor modifications to fit a battery box inside the locomotive I should be able to upgrade the motor to a modern one. All the minifigures were still seated inside in the same poses I had left them in almost 30 years ago. Again, scrubbed up pretty well and looks great with the supplementary postal carriage that I found at the same time. I was a spoilt kid.
It's been a pretty awesome couple of weeks.
Bag(s) 3 was definitely extremely satisfying!
Honestly I'm really happy with the whole thing and love how it looks finished.
I agree wholeheartedly with @Switchfoot55 though about the disconnect between the direction on the box art and in the instructions. I found my brain constantly at odds with the instructions.
And I had to make sure all of the studs were facing with the logo the same way.
Just finished building bag 1 of the Status of Liberty and some of the building techniques are great. And it's going to be huge.
10256 Taj Mahal
10261 Roller Coaster
I also have to construct the table in the basement for my city, which will include modulars, a brick built road, trains, rivers, waterfalls, and a beach/port. I certainly have my work cut out for me!
Mine came in two.