Finally, a decent polybag. Today’s set, 30017 Police Boat, is a fairly decent build. It’s got a boat shape, it has a police officer, and something that’s rarely seen on small polybag watercraft: an outboard motor.
And you know what is not on this thing? FLOWERS! That’s what!
This particular minifig came from the Forest Police subtheme, at least that’s how Bricklink has it labeled: Forest Police – Dark Tan Shirt with Pockets, Dark Blue Legs, Campaign Hat, Black and Silver Sunglasses, Life Jacket Center Buckle. He’s unique to this set and while normally that would garner a thumbs up, because it’s not a licensed character I kind of care less. Luckily, the actual you build is nice enough to get top honors.
It’s 10 studs in length and 4 studs wide. It’s got the usual accoutrements of what makes a LEGO watercraft a LEGO watercraft: a windshield, a steering wheel, and the all important boat stud on the bottom front.
The outboard motor honestly was a surprise feature. Like I said, it’s not seen on many LEGO small boats or maybe I just haven’t build enough of them. it doesn’t have a propeller which is fine since having one would have have tiled the motor up. This way it sits flat and you can, you know, use your imagination and imagine that the motor is underwater.
Why is the motor such a big deal? Because for once LEGO got it right. And a motor makes way more sense than flowers.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! Finally, a proper boat. And a unique minifig. And a set that looks like it can be dropped in any water-based City layout. How could it not be a winner?
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