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Episode 10 · 1 year ago

LEGO Atlantis

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On the 10th episode of Brickology, LegoLee329 explores the deep trenches of LEGO Atlantis to uncover the hidden treasure of this underwater theme.

Good morning, good afternoon, agood evening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so much formaking me a part of your day. My name is Leepar. You mightknow me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee three to nine from facebook, instagram, Youtube, twitter, Patren, you name it, I am all overthe Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plasticbricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you are doing wellduring this absolutely crazy time in our world, but I don't need to Delei Dalion that anymore. I'm sure you all know what's happening in our universe. But, more importantly for brick Ology, today this is the ten episode ofBrick Ology. Yay, we have officially hit double digit episodes of BrickOlogy and I am super stoked about that. I didn't think we'd get here.Originally, like I was kind of like after the first few episodes,my streams weren't doing too hot and I was like man, is brick ologyreally worth it? But the past month and a half or so for thispodcast has been absolutely fabulous. I'm loving the results I'm getting. You guysare really seeming to enjoy this podcast and I am really excited to be bringingyou the first double digit episode of Brick Oology. And well, I'm goingto call the season finale for brick oology sort of like I'm going to makeseasons, quote unquote, of brick oology. In the first season will be endingtoday with my ten episode. Now don't worry, unlike a TV showwhen you have a season finale at to wait for the next season. Thenext season of brick ology is going to start next week. Don't worry,I'm not going to take a break or anything for big Ology. We're goingto be pumming out these episodes once a week, baby. But this iskind of the official season finale for season one of brick oology and I hopeto make season two bigger and better than before. But one quick announcement aboutthe first episode for the next season. Next week's episode for brick oology willbe a queue and a so if you have a question about the show,just email me your question at Lego, lead three to nine at GMAILCOM andmake sure to have the title of the email. The subject matter of theemail be like brick oology question and it might end up on next week's episodeof Brick Ology. Since I am now had two episodes, I like toget something back to you guys and do a Qa episode for next week's episodeof Brick Ecology. But this week's episode we do have a theme in particular. Now I mentioned it last week's episode. Can I'm going to announce when Imade last week brick oology is now officially a pattern. It was kindof unofficially a pattern for the past few weeks, but officially now. I'mwant to alternate each episode of Brick Ology. So one week it will be anepisode that's an unlicensed theme and the next week it will be a licensetheme. So last week's episode of Brick Oology was about lego pirates of theCaribbean, which obviously, of course, is a license theme from Disney,which means this week's episode of Brick Oology, following that pattern, is an unlicensedtheme. And I actually had the help of you guys on my instagrampage. You don't follow me, an INSER Gunders, go to instagram lookat Lego lead through tonight. You can find me over there. I Postdaily Lego content. It's definitely worth the follow. If you have not trickedat all, already, but on my instagram I asked you guys what unlicensedLego theme you'd like to see, a little question thing. took all thesubmissions. I got lots of submissions. I'm very thankful for that, andthe two themes that got the most submissions for that were Lego Atlantis and Legopowerminders. So I pinned those two themes head to head and with fifty ninepercent of the vote, you guys chose this week's episode of brick oology tobe about but a Lego Atlantis. That is right. The ten episode ofBrick Alogy, as voted on by y'all, is the history, you know,the hidden treasure, if you will, of the theme Lego Atlantis. Sonow let's jump into the history of Lego Atlantis and, you know,per usual here for brick Ology, before we talk about the history of theLego theme, we had to kind of...

...talk about the history of what theLego theme is based upon. And Atlantis is a quote unquote, real thing. And the reason I'm throwing up those very serious air quotes is because obviouslyAtlantis is not real, but it's a staple of pop culture, media and, of course, mythology. Atlantis originates from Greek mythology and it's this mythicalcity, this you know, Utopia, ask like city that has completely sunkenunderwater somewhere mysteriously in the Atlantic Ocean. And you know, we see itall the time over different things in media. Of course. Disney released the filmin the early two thousands about Atlantis. There's a whole subplot in Yugi ohabout Atlantis. There are tons of examples on a course, like DCsuperheroes. Aquaman is from Atlantis. Atlantis is very popular and I think allthe guys just need to know you're the basic gist of Atlantis is Atlantis,the lost city. It's a city that has completely sunken under water and itonly makes sense that because Atlantis is so popular and culture that eventually lego wouldmake something like it. And it's also very typical of Lego to make underwaterexploration themes. Atlantis was by no means the first ever lego underwater theme andit's not even been the last. Now I'm not going to focus too heavilyon these other themes. This episode is just about Atlantis, but we haveto kind of talk about the themes that help inspire and create Atlantis before usnow. In the S we had a couple of different underwater themes. Wehad aquazone and we had divers. Both of these themes came out in themid to late S. very cool themes introduced lots, you know, underwaterpieces and stuff that we're used in Atlantis later down the road. Very nice, very cool themes and I'm sure they'll be an episode about each of themlater on in brick ology. Now I think the more important theme to talkabout, though, is the two thousand and seventh theme, known as aquarators. I love this theme. I remember one Christmas, I think is Christmas, doesn't seven, maybe to the six, when a curators was like just comingout. I got every single operators set that Lego may like. Seriously, I collected the entire theme one Christmas. I was obsessed with it. Ithink the aquators, acuorators base set was the biggest set I've ever builtat the time. Great theme and operators is not quite like Atlantis, butit can definitely be like a spiritual precursor to Atlantis, because operators, they'rehunting for treasure under water and there are giant sea creatures that they are fighting, and that's something that Atlantis definitely took from aqua waters. Now Atlantis,you know, has a lot more story than operators, but it definitely seemsto be inspired heavily off of it, and Atlantis came out just three shortyears after aperators. Now, besides Atlantis, we have some more realistic underwater themes. Lego city continually likes to make an underwater subtheme every few years andapparently, according to some rumors online, that underwater sub theme will be returninghere this summer in two thousand and twenty. But now we can start to talkabout Lego Atlantis itself. It was introduced in January of two thousand andten, and this time period means a lot to me. Why? It'sbecause my youtube channel had just started. I first made my youtube channel inOctober of two thousand and nine. I was literally twelve years old at thetime. I was still a kid and you know, obviously if you're bigfan of leg you didn't grow up quite as fast as some other kids.So Atlantis, a theme like Atlantis, coming out at this age for mewas super hype. Like I was super hyped up for you know, gotthe Lego teasers and Lego magazines and all this stuff, and this is whenI, as you know, finally starting to get onto the Internet and seeinglego leaks and things of that sort, and I was super stoked for LegoAtlantis coming out. At this time. I was the perfect age for thistheme and I have so much nostalgia,...

...so many fun memories of Lego AtlantisComing Out, and I reviewed a number of these Atlantis sets back in theday. Now I'll be it, I review them extremely poorly. I waspretty awful making videos. I was super young, I didn't know what Iwas doing. I have a video on my youtube channel right now for mytenure anniversary, uploaded back in October. That kind of helps explain how badI was at making these videos. But essentially I was super hip for Atlantis. I loved this theme when it came out and I have tons of nostalgiarouted around this theme, which clearly a lot of you do as well,because obviously you voted for this theme to be this week's topic for brick ology. So it Lantis, the theme that means a lot to me, andLego made three separate waves of Atlantis spanning over two years, and twin teafor total sets. But before we talk about the sets based off Atlantis,we have to kind of mention the story behind the theme. Like a lotof unlicensed themes, Atlantis is a very story driven the characters had goofy specificnames. There was kind of a mcguffin or an assortment of macguffins that theyhave to search after and you can collect throughout buying all the sets and thisset kind of like Ninjago or Cheem our. Next, so nights also had acartoon network CGI animated tie in. Now, instead of being a TVseries, the Atlantis was actually a CGI film that came out on cartoon network. I definitely watched it back in the day. I don't have too manyfun memories of the CGI film and I have not seen it and at leastten years. I can't really speak about it now, but it does existnow. This theme is about deep sea divers, Chacker, that go underwater to find six keys that could open up the portal to Atlantis. Prettysimple story and, like I said, it's got a mcguffin. If youdon't know if mcguffin is, mcguffin in film is like a specific object thatpeople are searching after. A perfect example would be the infinity stones in theavengers movies. Those stones are like the basis for the story and people aretrying to get after the infinity stones, and basically Atlantis does the same thing. There are these keys. They're all different colors and when we collect allall of the keys you can open up the mystical portal to Atlantis, andthe keys were very cool pieces. There there's these interesting brand new circular piecesthat had some transparent and gold kind of duel molded in, with really niceprinting on them as well, and each key had a different sea creatures.There's a crab key, a squid key, a shark key, a Manta Raykey, a turtle key and then there is a special sixth key thatcame with the two thousand and eleven city of Atlantis set. Then we'll talkabout towards the end of this episode. And speaking of two thousand and eleven, one weird thing about two thousand and eleven is the story for Atlantis ActuallyChange Two thousand and eleven. They actually already opened up the portal to Atlantisand we'll talk about the portal set here in a minute. So after theyactually get through the portal and go to the lost city of Atlantis, insteadof looking for keys, but now searching for golden armor for the King ofAtlantis. So a differently no chase mcguffin's kind of thing to collect throughout thesets in the two thousand and eleven wave. But we're going to start off hereby talking about the original wave of Atlantis that came out in winter oftwo thousand and ten. So we're throwing it back to winter two thousand andten, but I think is more so fall two thousand and nine. Ithink I originally got some of these Atlantis sets at toys r us like aNovember of two thousand and nine, back when toys r us used to releasethings extremely early, and it was a pretty big wave of sets. Itwasn't like a small six set wave, like a really dedicated a lot tothis wave of sets. And the first set, the smallest set from theway that wasn't an impulse set or a poly bag, was the monster crabclash. This was a seven dollar set...

...that had sixty eight pieces and includeone diver minifigure and a giant oversize crab. Build the crab, building the setis kind of odd. If you don't know what it looks like,I suggest looking it up online. It has kind of cute tea eyes,which is weird because the rest of the creatures from Atlantis have kind of ascary look. With this crab in particular, I think is kind of cute,but I don't think it's what Lego was going forth the giant crab,but it's a pretty cute little crab. But it's actually a fun little buildand definitely a great small introductory set to the atlantist line. And of courseit was the crab set and that means it came with the crab key.Now, the keys in these sets are actually seen in multiple sets. Eachof them appears in at least two sets, if not three. They're not hardto find. It's not like some other macguffin items that only come inone set in particular and you had to buy every single set to get allof them. Atlantis was not like that at all. The keys are notparticularly hard to find, but this is one of these smallest sets to comewith a key. Now, speaking of small sets, the next smallest setfrom this line that actually ironically had list pieces but cost three dollars more,at ten dollars was the wreck raider. This was like a small underwater scooterthing. I don't really know the particular name for this kind of vehicle,but you see this vehicle and Lego die having sets all the time. It'slike a vehicle that has a couple of jets and you hold onto the backof it on some handle bars and it helps you move along under water.It's a pretty cool little build and it's the first that gives us kind ofa feel for this style of builds. These Atlantis builds, the submarines,underwater vehicle builds for these deep sea divers were very, very aggressively read.I mean seriously. They are bright, bright red and they had little accentsof kind of lime green in the cockpits are lime green and we'll talk aboutthat here in just a second. This is the smallest vehicle set from thisinitial wave. It came with too mini figures, a diver and a sharkwarrior. The Shark Warrior had a brand new rubbery head mold piece that lookedfantastic. I remember I use this piece to make a custom Victor Crumb minifigurefrom Lego. Harry Potter great piece. And speaking of new pieces, Atlantiswas chalk full of brand new pieces. We also had a brand new breathingapparatus piece for the divers, brand new sea creature pieces like the head moldalready mentioned, and there are also brand new bubble shaped cockpits for the vehiclesand brand new tridents that were the weapons for these sea creature warriors. Greatslate of new pieces in the sets, and this wreck raider set here includedthe squid key as well. Now, oddly enough, the next two setsin this line where actually the same price. It's not a price that Lego makestoo many sets of at this scale. They're both fifteen dollar sets. NowI think the sets will easily be twenty to twenty five in Modern DayLego. But the first fifteen dollar set is called guardian of the deep.It had one hundred and forty four pieces. In this was a giant oversize shark. The Shark had a very interesting color scheme. They had some kindof like weird hieroglyphic like designs on stickers for them and the shark was blackand yellow with bright red eyes. The sea creatures in these sets. Theconsistent theme is that they don't look like their real life counterparts. While theoperators sea creatures definitely tried to make them look sort of realistic while being comicallyover size, the sea creatures in Atlantis definitely have kind of an ancient andmore mythologicial, mythological mythologial is definitely a word, mythological fuel to them.But they still do look really cool and have some great designs. And thisis a pretty cool guardian of the deep set. It came with one diverminifigure and, shocker, the giant shark set came with the shark key.There were no other build to this set, just the diver in the shark,but a great big shark build for an awesome fifteen dollar set. Inspeaking of fifteen dollar sets, we also got the sea beds scavenger for fifteendollars. This set had one hundred and...

...nineteen pieces, so not quite asgood a deal, but I think, an even better fifteen dollar set.It was an underwater buggy of sorts, you know, kind of like howspace themes have moon buggies. This was a bottom of the ocean buggy andthis is the first set that we see that brand new bubble cockpit piece thatis used on Jedi starfighters and many other builds today. It was molded andI believe, a new color at the time, which was a transparent green. It's not the typical lime green used here from Lego, little more brightgreen, a really cool color. And this is actually a great build.It's small, doesn't have too many pieces, but it's a big build. HasSuspension. It uses those big chunky plastic power miners wheels which look reallycool, and it had two bionical style arms. One arm had a clawon the other one had a spinning sob late, which was also a powerminers piece being reused in this set. Just a great looking, awesome build. It also included one diver minifigure and a Manta Ray Warrior figure, andthe Manta Ray Warrior figure was equipped with the man to Ray Shield, notshield the Manta Ray key piece. Sorry about that. So that was areally cool fifteen dollars set. But one of the sets I remember specifically beingsuper hyped up about from this theme that came out was the twenty five dollarTyphoon Turbo sub. First off, that's an awesome name. Typhoon Turbo subjust really rolls off the tongue. This was a twenty five dollar set thathad one hundred and ninety five pieces and it was an extremely unique submarine design. It didn't look like any submarine we'd ever seen from Lego in the past. It kind of looks like a space police vehicle or something. A superinteresting build for this set. I loved the look of this build. Ithad an amazing play feature. We're going to talk about great play features allthroughout this Atlantis theme, but this set in particular had such a dope playfeature. It had like a handle, so it was very easy to swoosharound, but if you pulled on the handle that engines would actually completely flipone hundred and eighty two reveal hidden cannons and with those spring loaded cannons thatwe don't see into many Lego sets these days, but the very powerful springloaded cannon pieces. This was a great play feature that worked super well andwas really cool. It also included a diver and a shark warrior figure,and this one came with the sea turtle key. Great set that I haveSuper Fun memories of, Super Cool looking set that I definitely wish I haddestroyed it might go and Ebay and see if I can get it for cheat, because this was a super cool set. Back in the day, after allthese vehicles and oversized sea creatures were filing. And talk about our firstplace set from the Lego Atlantis theme. And Lego Atlantis, well, it'sprobably more known for the aforementioned giant sea creatures and vehicles. The place setsfrom this theme were dope, seriously, just some awesome play sets. Thefirst place set from the theme is the forty dollar set titled Gateway of theSquid. Awesome name. The set had three hundred and fifty four pieces andit's an amazing set. Seriously, such a cool set. It included theshark key, but it also included this not another new piece that was putup to some gears and this piece was like a rock piece that was specificallydesigned to be a Keyhole for these of keys. So you could put thekey into the keyhole and twist it, it would open up the gateway toreveal the little layer with some hidden treasure, a trapdoor and, of course,a giant squid build. This was a super cool set. You kindof mount the giant squid on top of the play set. So it isalso a pretty effective display set as well and even came with a smaller albinobaby squid build on the side and a squid warrior, which is one ofmy favorite minifigures from the Atlantis theme, because this Squid Warrior not only hadan awesome head piece but a really cool bottom kind of leg piece as wellwith tentacles. Amazing figure, and also included two divers. This was agreat forty play set. Now kind of...

...rounding off the main sets from thisinitial way. There's a few more set will talk about, but kind ofthe main sets of the fish of this official wave of the biggest set fromthe first wave of Atlantis, the sixty lar set, is titled the NeptuneCarrier. Can Interesting. It's called Neptune, so instead of Poseidon, so we'rereferencing rom mythology and sort of Greek mythology. But that's kind of besidesthe point. The set was sixty bucks, had four hundred and seventy six piecesand it's actually the biggest submarine from the Atlantis theme and it was areally cool design, very very sleek design. It used the Jedi interceptor cockpit pieceand that of formentioned. Transparent bright green color look super cool and thisis one of those kind of panted Lego sets that had a lot of differentvehicles in one SI learned something like Mars mission. This set could land andit actually had a little docking port for a small underwater buggy and there isa small little scooter that can attach detach from the back of this thing.I mean seriously, great play features all around, a great looking sub.It came with a Manta Warrior, plus the Manta key and a very smallManta Ray build. I think the Manta Ray build was kind of a missedopportunity as the smallest of any of these sea creatures seen throughout these sets,which is odd because mentor rays are actually really large creatures in real life andthis one was actually scaled pretty decently. Too many figures, with maybe evenbeing a little smaller than it should be, you know, based off its reallife animal counterpart. Although the Manta Raye did have a pretty creative useof parts. It actually use that kind of like car engine piece. It'snormally seen in silver. They had that piece in black to make the ICONICMANTA RAY head shape. That was a pretty creative use of parts. Besidesthat, though, I think this Manta Ray build was kind of a missedopportunity of sorts. It definitely could have been better, but I do thinkthe neptuned carrier is a very cool submarine set that I really loved playing withwhen I was younger. Now there are few more sets from this first waveof Atlantis sets. We had a couple of impulse sets. These seed jetset, which is very similar to things like the wreck Raider and the vehiclethat detaches from the back of the net tuned carrier. A Little Glider Scooter, underwater scooter type build was four dollars. Had A small arm in the frontthat could pick up a diamond. Very simple. Then we also hadthe four dollar Manta Warrior impulse set that I think might be like one ofthe worst Lego sets ever made. I'm being completely serious, not because it'sterribly designed, it's because it's hardly even a set. It comes with theman to warrior minifigure and then it came with a rock. I think thisset had like thirteen pieces. The Rock was like seven parts. It hada new seaweed piece that has seen through this thing, which is a coolpart to get, but it was literally a rock. There was nothing elsein this set, a thirteen piece tiny set that came with one minifigure anda rock. It might as well has just been a set and had themini figure, because that was the only interesting thing in this set, eventhough that mini figure came in some other fairly cheap sets, pretty underwhelming sets, pretty stupid set, one of the worst sets I think Lego has evermade. I'm not sure why they even bothered making this set. Absolutely awfulset. Even though it's just a small, four dollar impulse set, I stillthink it was a terrible set and a horribly conceived product by legos designteam. For this theme. And finally, for the first wave of Atlantis,we had these special editions set that was either a target or toys orus, maybe Walmart exclusive. It was a special distance store exclusive set.That was the shadows snapper. This set was thirty dollars, had two hundredand forty six pieces and it's a giant turtle. And the turtle here iskind of odd because it's called shut a snapper and it definitely resembles a snappingturtle, which snapping turtles are cool and very threatening, but the key itcomes with is the sea turtle key, which is clearly based up, youknow, sea turtles, which are turtles that live in the sea. Snappingturtles are not sea creatures. They live in lakes and ponds and things likethat. They are freshwater animals. So I'm not really sure why lego decidedto make this a giant snapping turtle instead of being a giant seed turtle asorts. I'm guessing the design team is...

...like snapping turtles were way more threateningthan you know, sea turtles Dr Beloved and cute. You know, obviouslysay the turtles don't throw your trash, you know, recycle all this stuffaway, but I still think it's very odd that they decide to make thisa snapping turtle, which is not an actual ocean creature. So this designin itself kind of sticks out like a sore thumb in terms of its accuracyto like, you know, wildlife, although I think it's a very cooldesign. It had some really nice use of bionical pieces to make up itsshell. It also included a small little submarine build, one diver and theturtle key. It was a pretty cool three dollar special edition set. I'llbe at a little odd of a choice to make a snapping turtle instead ofan actual sea turtle, and along with some poly bags that I don't reallythink are worth mentioning because they're small and kind of pointless. That concludes thefirst wave of Atlantis. Lego really pumped a lot into that initial wave ofAtlantis and they made an accompanying wave that came out in the summer of twothousand and ten. The small wave in the summer is small, but ithas some big sets and actually packed a lot of punch with some really coolstuff. The first set was a tweetle our set known as the deep seastriker. Now, throughout this video I've been mentioning the piece counts for thesesets and a lot of Atlantis sets, in the first year especially, hadreally bad price for pieces, especially for an unlicensed lego theme. However,that is not the case with this deep sea striker set. This is ayet again, another giant, oversized creature, this one being a lobster, whichis kind of weird because there's no lobster warriors or lobster keys, butyou do have this giant lobster build. It was twenty dollars with two hundredand sixty pieces. What a fantastic, priceter piece. And this thing wasbig. It was a big, big build and the giant lobster had apretty cool striking play featured. Actually had gears at the back of its tailand the cool thing is you could twist those gears and it would make theback tail kind of, you know, sting like a Scorpion or a lobster. Really cool play feature. I really liked this build. Another I thinkabout it, it's more of a giant underwater Scorpion than it is a lobster, but that's a whole nother thing in of itself. That's kind of anodd little detail about this particular set. And included one diver and, yetagain, a small little underwater gliders scooter build, and it also came withthe Manta key that we have seen in a number of sets so far throughoutthis Atlantis theme. Next up for fifty dollars from this wave is my personalfavorite Lego Atlantis set from the first year of Atlantis is the fifty four,hundred and seventy three piece Atlantis Exploration Headquarters, Aka Atlantis aspiration H Q. Thisset, I reviewed on my channel, was a big set member I sentup to buy it and I was like blown away by the design ofthis set. It was a place set that was for the divers, ofcourse, but the cool thing is is this set sat on this like platform. You could lift off the platform, lift off the base, off theplatform and then folded in and it became a fully inclosed submarine build. Ohmy goodness, this was such a cool play feature that blew my mind whenI was like twelve or thirteen when I originally got this set. That transformationplay feature is one of the best play features I've ever seen in a Legoset. Still to this day. It came with two divers and a MantaWarrior, which that meant to warrior figure comes in so many sets. ManLike, seriously, kind of a boring minifigure when you get at so manytimes, because I actually think the mental warrior looks a little bit worse thansome of the other sea creature warriors throughout these sets. But also came withthe turtle key. But this set the figures don't really matter. The playfeature is what matters, and that play feature was incredible, one of thegreatest Lego play features I have ever seen. Speaking of sets of great play features. That brings us into the portal of Atlantis, the set. They'llbe the thumbnail for this theme, the biggest Atlantis set ever made. Theportal of Atlantis retailed for one hundred dollars...

...and had a near perfect precere piecewith one thousand and seven pieces. It's the biggest Lego Atlantis set ever made. And if he just demond collecting all the keys from the rest of thistheme, but you got this set while, you were in luck because all fivekeys were included with this set and that each had their own respective keyhole they could put them in. And when you put all five of thekeys, I was kind of building it up to the play feature revealed thisset. All five of the keys opened up the portal to Atlantis, whichwas used by making with it's really cool assortment of Translis and blue pieces.You could twist them in the portal would open. Obviously doesn't open up areal portal or anything, but it does a pretty cool simulation of what thatlooks like in Lego form. It was a great play feature and speaking ofthings being great in this set, this is probably one of the best setsfor mini figures from the Atlantis theme because it included an exclusive portal king minifigure, which is super cool. Also came with three divers, which isfairly generous. You also get a shark and the aforementioned squid warrior that camewith they gave me to the squid set, which I think are the two bestof the undersea warriors from this themes. But one of the funniest and coolestminifigures in this set is you actually got a skeleton of an operator's deepsea diver. kind of Morbid, kind of odd, but it's also supercool because it's an Easter Egg. It's a very morbid and dark Easter eggthat implies that a curators exists in the same world and that they tried toget to Atlantis but unfortunately drowned there at the bond the ocean. But Ijust thought that was such a hilarious and fun inclusion on Legos Part, andI love when Lego can intertwined they're different unlicensed themes. That's such a coolthing that Lego did with this set and I absolutely love that. And youguys also seem to absolutely love this set, because this set was voted on byyou on my instagram page as your favorite and the best Lego Atlantis setever made. I would have to disagree. The set that I think is thebest Lantas said ever may we're going to talk about here in just aminute, what the two thousand and eleven wave. But I do see whysome people would have some appeal in this set. I think so. Wewon't, might you know, sway being biased towards this set, because thisset is big and everyone likes the big flagship set of the wave. Thatbeing said, it is definitely a cool set. has some great many figures, a great play feature and some awesome little Easter eggs. Finally, forthe year two thousand and ten, we have the undersea explorer. This anotherstore exclusive set that was forty. It had three hundred and sixty four piecesand it was a mech build, which is a little bit different for thiswave, and it also had a very cool transformation play feature. This seton the legs have very noticeable wheels that are we used from like the Marsmission lines, and you could actually fold in the legs and turn this intoan undersea buggy of sorts, which is actually pretty cool. The figures inthis set though, pretty lame because there's actually just one figure and that's avery generic diver. It also came with an oversized creature that's like a weirdlong fish, maybe an eel. Brick set and brick up, you justlist it as a fish. Not a super exciting bill. Definitely one ofthe worst, probably the worst, besides that Mantora that we talked about earlier, of these giant overseas sight you size creatures. Now, if you listento episode six of Brick Algy where I talked about Lego Ninjago season one,I mentioned a little fun anecdote in that episode a little store that I hadabout an eighth grade, I was a part of a Lego club and justto kind of reiterate that point from that episode, and it's grade, myhomeroom teacher made a Lego club that, of course, I helped found andwas a part of, and some of the original sets he bought for usto build and Lego Club were the Ninja Ninjago Dojo, but he also boughtthis set, which is said that I never actually owned myself. So it'skind of cool for me to get able to get to build this set inthe Lego Club. It was a cool set with a very cool transformission playfeature, but it's definitely not one of the best Atlantis sets. But itdefinitely gets some Browning points for me because...

...of my nostalgia to it from thatLego Club. So that's it for Atlantis and its launching year of two thousandand ten. But Atlantis did last another wave. It had a third andfinal wave in January of two thousand and eleven. And before we talk aboutany of these sets, we have to talk about a very odd color changefor these sets. The cockpits that were green in the accent colors that weregreen have now been changed to yellow, which yellow still looks good. Yellowand red, you know, goes very well together, but it doesn't lookas good in my opinion. I think the green was a way more strikingcolor scheme and yellow was a little bit more generic that we've seen from otherthings in the past. While the green was super bright and colorful and verystriking, yellow was a little bit more mundane. It still look good,but not as good, but it didn't really affect the quality of the buildsof the sets too much. For five dollars we got the ocean speeder hadfifty four pieces, a diver minifigure, another one of these small little gliderbuilds and some sunken treasure. Not much to say about that set. ForTen dollars we had the sea bed strider that I think was actually a noticeableimprovement from the ten dollars set and the first way of Lego Atlantis that wealready talked about in this episode. This set had one hundred and five pieces. Great pressure piece. It was a small little mech build that could transforminto a small undersea glider. kind of repetitive a lot of these builds,but it's still looked really cool and it introduced us. It was the smallestset to introduce the new graded column of pieces, one of my favorite legopieces of all time. Now, these column pieces have existed for a longtime. They are they to by two circular brick piece existed for a longtime. It's pretty much the same piece, but now is great it so itcan be used as gears and such, but it's also great to give itmore texture, which looks super cool in this piece has been used alot by Lego since its internption and introduction. In this set and this wave ofLego at Lantis. It also included a diver and a new hammerhead sharkminifigure, which this figure as one of the creepiest like of minifigure heads ever. The hammerhead shark piece went over a minifigure head and the headpiece was actuallyjust used to make the mouth of the shark. It was a transparent redpiece with the shark teeth printed on it. It was a super creepy headpiece thatlooked really cool and I mentioned earlier in this episode. Then said assearching after the keys in this theme or this line for Atlantis, they arenow searching after the golden armor for the King of Atlantism. This said inparticular, came with a Golden Shield that was on a small pedestal with thosegrated column pieces. Really good, small ten dollar set for twenty dollars fromthis line with literally a perfect price for a piece with two hundred pieces.Was the Angler attacker. When the few Atlantis sets that I personally never got. It was a giant oversized anglerfish, surprise, surprise, not too complicated. They're kind of a weird build. The eyes were way too big.Wasn't a super esthetically pleasing build. I think one of the worst giant oversizesea creatures from this Atlantis theme. It came with a diver and also includedthe Golden Helmet and some sunken treasure. Not a great set, one ofthe weaker ones from this theme. For thirty, we had the deep searaider, which is a said that actually got like a few years ago.I think I may pick this up like to the sixteen or something off Ebay. Really Cool sets, really good submarine build with a nice unique cutpit piece. It looks really good. It had to bickle style arms, one hada drill and one had a hand. It looked really cool and it hada small drone that actually like came out the back of the submarine and thesmall drone was literally like a mini model of the same vehicle, which wassuper cool. I love that really fun little play feature. Unfortunately, onlycame with one diver and a hammerhead shark...

...minifigure and also included the golden chestarmor piece for the King of Atlantis. And last but not least, forthe Lego Atlantis theme, the deep sea divers has finally accomplished their mission.They have found the lost city of atlantist for seventy dollars and six hundred eightysix pieces. We had the city of Atlantis and this set is gorgeous.Seriously, this is one of my all time favorite lego sets, which obviouslymeans it's my favorite set from the Atlantis theme. This was such a beautifulplace set. It had that ancient Greek style into Roman style of architecture.It looked super cool, account like the Parthenon of the such an amazing lookingbuild. It also included a small sub a small little crab build to diverminifigures and Angler Warrior figure, which was a cool figure that had a nicehead piece that had those little teeth coming out, really cool figure. Inexclusive crab warrior minifigure that had like giant crab claw hands. That was anothergreat minifigure and it came with the King of Atlantis himself with all of hisgolden armor and he had an additional golden spartan helmet piece being reused from theClickti minifigure series to minifigure. This set was gorgeous, such a great design, such a great set. I was kind of let down and didn't winthe best Atlantis set voting because this is personally my favorite, like to said, I just don't see how anything can touch how good this set is,but to each their own. Also, this set came with an exclusive sixthkey that I believe was purple. It had a very nice print on itas well. I could open up to the lost city of Atlantis. Thisis such a win of a set, one of the best Lego sets evermade in my opinion. And of course, unfortunately I was still pretty young andI got thrown into a box somewhere and it's been pretty much destroyed.I really wish I still had this set built because it's that dope, butunfortunately I don't, which is very, very sad. But that concludes mylook, my deep dive into the history of Lego Atlantis. Thank you,guys, so much for listening to this day's Today's episode of brick oology andlook, a few weeks ago I had a friend of mine tell me tostop apologizing for things being kind of off on brick oology, and you know, I did that the first few episodes. I was like, please be patient. I stopped doing that, but I think I need to who saythat again this week because this is kind of a disastrous recording for brick ology. Literally, my SD card and my microphone just like stopped working for somereason. I have no idea why. I can't figure out why that's tuckedworking. So the audio sounds terrible. It's because I'm literally recording with thebuilt in microphone on my phone. Hopefully I can use some of my editingmatter to make it sound pretty good, but if the audio doesn't sound upto par with my other episodes of Brick Ology, that is why. Andfor some reason, there's people mowing all around my apartment complex right now,even though I've timed it so I normally record brick ology when that doesn't happen. For some reason to day of courtous today of all days, they decidedto mow right now. So I'm sorry for all the background noise and crappyaudio. This is definitely not the smoothest production of brick ology I have had, but we're at ten episodes. Thank you for listening. Thank you forcontinuing to be along with me on this journey. If you have any questionsfor next week's episode, which will be the special que and a episode ofbrick Ology, email them to Lego, lead through to nine at GMAILCOM.Thank you, guys. So so much for listening. Considerab following me onInstagram, facebook, twitter, subscribe on Youtube Channel and maybe consider becoming apatreon supporter any's faull do nation. Literally one dollar will go a long wayto helping me make the greatest content possible. Thank you, guys, so muchfor listening. I'll see guy next time piece out, but.

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