Deep Sea Starter Set

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Suggested Age: 5-12
Pieces: 90
Casual Build Time: 15 minutes
Dimensions: Remote Submarine – 1″ x 3″ x 2″
Brand: City

In preparation for the next large kit that I intend to buy (more on that to follow very soon) I thought I’d grab one of the Starter Sets from the LEGO City range. These are small and inexpensive kits designed to give a taster for the larger sets. There are Starter Sets for a variety of different LEGO City collections but this one is specifically styled around their Deep Sea range.

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The kit contains a remote submarine, 3 minifigures, a shark, and a chest filled with treasure. The submarine boasts poseable claws and moving propellers while the minifigures come with a selection of accessories – a camera, a remote control and a crowbar. More pictures can be found below:

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First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

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Suggested Age: 8-14
Pieces: 533
Casual Build Time: 2 hours
Dimensions: 9″ x 7″ x 7″
Brand: Star Wars

It’s been a while since I last got to build a spaceship so I decided that it was time that I took another look at the Star Wars range. I picked the TIE Fighter mainly because of its iconic design. I mean, just look at it! It’s impossible not to recognise it! While this design is specifically taken from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, variants of the ship appears in many of the films as it forms a staple part of both the Empire and the First Order’s armadas.

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In addition to the pieces to make the spaceship, the kit contains four minifigures – 2 First Order TIE Fighter Pilots, a First Order Officer and a First Order Crew man – and well as three guns for them to wield. The TIE Fighter boasts two spring-loaded missile launchers, three opening hatches and a rotating antenna.

Here are some photos of the building process. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge:

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Mini Dumper

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Suggested Age: 5-12
Pieces: 45
Casual Build Time: 5 minutes
Brand: City

I’ve got another quick review for you this week. This one is for a LEGO City polybag that I got for free when I purchased a larger kit from Toys R Us in the UK. If you fancy getting one one, be sure to get down to your local branch while stocks last. They were offering a choice between this and something from the LEGO Friends range.

Anyhow, to the set:

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