This is an image of the upcoming City set 60093 Deep Sea Helicopter. That’s right, Deep. Sea. Helicopter? Apparently it’s a handy little helicopter that will retrieve your submersible with a handy winch. There are a myriad of problems with this, obviously a helicopter is not the vessel you would use to retrieve a submersible from the sea. What if the hook gets stuck on a rock? Bad news. Also, this is the “Deep Sea” which you only find miles away from land – helicopters aren’t much of long range vehicles. And finally, you see that shark jumping out of the water? I don’t think I need to remind anyone who reads this blog of the dangers of Helicopters hoisting things from the ocean in the presence of sharks…
And from what I can tell, this set is not going to come with Shark Repellent Bat Spray™
Pieces: 589 Minifigures: 4 Retail Price: $69.99 Price I Paid: 50% off Target Clearance
Agent Jack Fury
Agent Caila Phoenix
Astor City Guard
With cool face and red beady eye
This is another set I bought on a whim since it was on clearance and seemed to have some cool colors and pieces. Turns out, the main model is HUGE.
But what is it? Apparently some big machine for creating a hurricane. If you turn the black nob at the top both of the ferocious blades turn, so that’s cool.
I like the set, it’s just kind of random. It’s a big model and the Agents figures are cool but all of the sets seem pretty random generally – it makes it easy to buy one here or there if you’re so inclined. This set in particular I’d give a 4. It’s still available from Amazon at a discount, not 50% off sadly.
And no matter how many times I look at this big “thing” I’m always reminded of this video (sorry for the poor quality):
If you look at the Joker’s surfboard you’ll notice that the decal is a cartoon Joker and in the show it resembles Cesar Romero more. This is exactly the kind of inattention to detail that makes me sick. I’m exaggerating, but only very slightly. It’s not that hard to get it right.
Pieces: 299 Minifigures: 3 + 1 Big Fig Retail Price: $44.99 Price I Paid: 50% off Target Clearance
I bought this set because it was 50% off and comes with a big Green Goblin figure. You also get Mary Jane, Spiderman and a futuristic Geordi LaForge Power Man.
Of course, you can’t have a Lego set these days without a helicopter. This helicopter has big wheels on the side with extra rotors. But also some cool missiles and a net launcher.
I guess Power Man flies the helicopter and Spider Man swings out of it. His cockpit doesn’t have a floor so you can “launch” him out.
Overall, not a bad set, but definitely wouldn’t have been worth the original retail price of nearly $50 for 299 pieces. I’d rate it a 4 because of the high retail price. You can get it at a reasonable price on Amazon. And now I can’t get this song out of my head: