Today’s set comes from a short-lived theme Monster Fighters, 30201 Ghost.
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I didn’t collect the Monster Fighters theme. I kind of wanted the D2C Haunted House set though, but by the time I got around to deciding to buy it, it was retired and the aftermarket price shot through the roof. Anyways, I didn’t collect any of the sets except for this polybag and one other, but I can surmise from the theme name there are people who fight monsters. No such thing is happening here though but that’s okay, we’re only here for one thing only and that’s the Ghost.
This particular Ghost has a ball and chain. It’s attached to a 1×2 brick that’s subbing in for a pair of minifig legs.
That package together makes it unique, but the actual Ghost shroud element isn’t unique. That being said, this was by far the cheapest way to get it making amassing multiples of these polybags understandable.
The shroud also glows in the dark bringing a nice visual element to any night time layout.
The other half of this build is nothing to sneeze at either. The grandfather clock is simple and pretty well done. I’m not a huge fan of the way the clock face juts out from the frame of the clock.
And it’s only done that way so that the clock pendulum sat neatly under the face and not in front of it. The back of the clock is only 1-stud deep. The clock could have been made larger to look proper with an inset clock face but what we ended up getting is passable.
One nice detail I want to call out is the fact that the grandfather clock has feet. They aren’t much, just four 1×1 round studs. But the designer could have easily not included them and just have the thing sit on its 2×4 plate base and I don’t think anyone would have thought any differently about it. So yeah, the feet? A nice touch.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! If you got more than one polybag, you shouldn’t have a problem mashing up some of the extra brown pieces to make a bigger, nicer grandfather clock, but that’s not why you’d want to get this set. The real star is the Ghost and this polybag was the cheapest way to get it. Even if you got only one, these can fit inside the Haunted House set, or any other large building set, with ease.
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