At first glance, today’s set, 30042 Mini Sub, seemed like it would be a winner. You build a pretty robust mini sub but it’s not all that great.

It looks kinda okay right? But that exposed propeller in the back is a HUGE safety hazard. See?:

That thing will maim and dismember anyone stupid enough to use it.

Pretty sure I put the robot arms backwards.

And I’m not entirely sure what is going on with the crystal ball head. At first I thought it was a headlight of some kind, but then why is there a megaphone flashlight as well?

The scuba diver has a double-sided head. I think this is the face of a minifig who just realized how dangerous the mini sub is.

It’s not a bad minifig. The scuba gear is honking huge though.

I feel like I’m struggling to write anything interesting about this set. Which just goes to show how terrible it is.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?


This set sucks! It’s boring.


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