Today’s set, 30160 Batman: Jet Surfer, is another one of those polybags with no name on the front.
Good ol’ reliable Bricklink lists the name as “Batman: Jet Surfer” which is probably the wrong name. The right name should have been “Batman: Batjet Surfer” ’cause we all know all vehicles owned by Batman have a prefix of “Bat-“. Anything less just won’t do.
This thing is designed rather terribly. There are a pair of flick fire missiles, one on each side that you can launch at your water-based targets.
There is also a pair of flag flaps just behind and under the flick fire missiles. I supposed these are supposed to make the Batjet Surfer look like it has wings because, like the Bat- prefix for all vehicles, they also have to have wings. Based on the artwork, the stem of the missiles are supposed to be positioned below the flags with the flags angled upward.
But I find the proper position is the reverse: the stem sticking out above the flags because you’ll need to point the flags downward.
And you’ll need to point the flags downward for balance because there are a pair of boat tiles on the bottom of the craft. They’re set in tandem instead of side-by-side and this thing is going to want to lean in either direction. The flags will prevent it from falling over. A single 2×4 plate would have been tons better.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! Just a terrible design that the water craft will constantly fall over but it’s nice that the model has a built-in solution even if it goes against the intended design. An easy pass.
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