Today’s set, 30369 Beach Buggy, is a simple quad bike but it’s almost too simple.
At least I think it’s supposed to be a quad bike. It doesn’t have the bike-type handlebars that you’d expect, but instead opting for a steering wheel. And if it’s not supposed to be an ATV, then what the heck is a beach buggy then?
It doesn’t have a high suspension or flared fenders like a quad bike does. It does have big wheels that stick out the sides though.
The front is farirly simple. I do like how the dark orange brackets start a color line that leads to the middle of vehicle on the sides. The bright light orange slope in the front and the giant wedge in the back tie the whole thing together. I do wish there was some storage or something in the back instead of a slope to really bring out the utility of a beach buggy.
The surfboard attaches to the back like an oversized bumper. Nothing complicated here, just a bracket element that mounts to the underside of the surfboard.
The minifig you get here doesn’t really scream “surfer” to me. Maybe more “juice bar vendor” than anything else. But that’s okay I guess. The quad ATV bike is half-assed, so why not the minifig as well?
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! I’m not a fan but will admit that it executes on its goals as intended. The vehicle is just the right amount of Beach Buggy-ness. It can carry the surfboard so it’s not just loose somewhere. It’s got giant tires. I’ll give it an A for effort, and that raises of the C-average of everything else I wrote about to something that really ain’t half bad.
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