Release Year: 2014
Cost: AUD$30 (Retired set, so now close to $50)
Pieces: 165 (with 3 minifigures)
I was a little late to the party with getting this one, so I ended up paying a bit more for my copy, but it was definitely worth it. It now takes pride of place on my main display shelf.
Out of the stunning box (all LEGO Ideas ones are), you’ll find 3 bags of goodies and a booklet. Each bag has a different vignette – the Chemist, the Paleontologist, and the Astronomer.
There are a few elements that are unique to this set. First, there’s the chalkboard 4×4 plate with 4 studs. This is a printed piece, so pretty great to have! Next up is the dinosaur tail and the nozzles (used as the dino’s feet). These are both unique to this set as they’re in White. Finally, there’s the white torso of the Chemist, never before seen in a LEGO set.
That’s not all though. There’s plenty more to see! The Chemist’s flasks, bottles, and a sextant are all available in this release too. There are loads of other parts that are only available in a couple of other sets, but if I talked about them too, we’d be here all day, so let’s move on.
The spares in this set are pretty good. Lots of standard parts, but also a nozzle, a bone, a horn, space skeleton arm, light sword shaft, and a bit more, including 3 shafts of different colours. I’m pretty happy with the spares in this one.
We’ll go through these one by one. First up, the Chemist!
Next, the Paleontologist.
Lastly, the Astronomer.
I was really excited to build this set – as soon as I got it I opened it up. This is kind of a first for LEGO. Many other sets include blue collar worker minifigures (construction, emergency services, transportation etc). These are all white collar professionals, and only women, which is quite exciting. It’s a real shame that LEGO aren’t producing this set any more, but I guess all good things must come to an end. It’s still available in secondary markets, but you’ll need to pay a bit more for it. Remember, the longer you wait, the more you’ll have to pay!
The next review will be of 76015: Doc Ock Truck Heist. Time to get stuck into my first Super Heroes set!
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