I’m not a Minecraft guy. I might have mentioned this already. The entire theme is pretty meaningless to me. My kids play it, but they’ve never really been into the sets either. So I’m about as neutral towards the theme as I can be. And coming from a place of neutrality, I can recognize a good polybag when I see one and this is a good one.
According to Bricklink, the minifigure is Alex. I guess there’s a story in Minecraft and he/she/they is a main character? Okay, sure. Not sure what Alex is holding. A leek?
The beach scene is pretty simple. Not sure what the pile of 1×1 white plates are supposed to be. A mushroom? A turtle egg maybe? It is called Turtle Beach afterall so a turtle egg might not be too much of a stretch of the imagination.
The real star of the show is the turtle. Minecraft animals have a very distinctive design. There is no mistaking a Minecraft animal with any other style. And the turtle is no exception.
The shell is completely square taking a 3×3 footprint. Its topped off by a dark green 1×1 plate. The head is blocky and very Minecraft-y. There are three different shades of green in this turtle, plus a bit of tan. The only thing missing is a tail but that’s okay.
I always say that polybags either represent a mini version of a larger set, or be a slice of life from the theme it’s attached to. Looking at the Minecraft sets at LEGO.com (<== affiliate link), 30432 The Turtle Beach can fit into any number of them, making it a near-perfect execution of a polybag set.
Get It At Target!
I should note that today’s polybag as well as the ones for the next 3 days are available at Target right now. The review was not sponsored by Target (<== another affiliate link), but if you’re a LEGO Minecraft fan, you should pick up a couple of these. One can’t have too many turtles.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! A great slice-of-life polybag from Minecraft. It comes with a minifigure and a turtle. It’s nice!
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You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year
I’ll be raffling every polybag I review this year in one big lot, all 260 sets (with the possibility of more). Each set will be individually stored in a ziploc baggie complete with the extra pieces, instructions, and the actual polybag bag it came in. The cost of a raffle ticket is just $1 USD and you can enter as many times as you want. Send a PayPal payment to email@example.com for $1 USD for every ticket you want to purchase. DO NOT send one payment for multiple entries i.e. do not send one $5 USD payment for five tickets; five $1 USD payments must be made instead. Raffle is open to everyone in the world except where raffles are illegal. Be sure to put “POLYBAG RAFFLE” in the notes section of the payment in order to be entered successfully. Winner will be drawn sometime early January 2023 and contacted at the PayPal email address the payment was sent from to arrange for delivery. For a running list of all the sets that you can win, check this Google spreadsheet.