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Episode 10 · 2 years 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, a good evening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making me a part of your day. My name is Leepar. You might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee three to nine from facebook, instagram, Youtube, twitter, Patren, you name it, I am all over the Internet and this is the brick Ology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you are doing well during this absolutely crazy time in our world, but I don't need to Delei Dali on 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 of Brick Ology. Yay, we have officially hit double digit episodes of Brick Ology 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 ology really worth it? But the past month and a half or so for this podcast has been absolutely fabulous. I'm loving the results I'm getting. You guys are really seeming to enjoy this podcast and I am really excited to be bringing you the first double digit episode of Brick Oology. And well, I'm going to call the season finale for brick oology sort of like I'm going to make seasons, quote unquote, of brick oology. In the first season will be ending today with my ten episode. Now don't worry, unlike a TV show when you have a season finale at to wait for the next season. The next 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 going to be pumming out these episodes once a week, baby. But this is kind of the official season finale for season one of brick oology and I hope to make season two bigger and better than before. But one quick announcement about the first episode for the next season. Next week's episode for brick oology will be 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 and make sure to have the title of the email. The subject matter of the email be like brick oology question and it might end up on next week's episode of Brick Ology. Since I am now had two episodes, I like to get something back to you guys and do a Qa episode for next week's episode of 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 I made last week brick oology is now officially a pattern. It was kind of unofficially a pattern for the past few weeks, but officially now. I'm want to alternate each episode of Brick Ology. So one week it will be an episode that's an unlicensed theme and the next week it will be a license theme. So last week's episode of Brick Oology was about lego pirates of the Caribbean, which obviously, of course, is a license theme from Disney, which means this week's episode of Brick Oology, following that pattern, is an unlicensed theme. And I actually had the help of you guys on my instagram page. You don't follow me, an INSER Gunders, go to instagram look at Lego lead through tonight. You can find me over there. I Post daily Lego content. It's definitely worth the follow. If you have not tricked at all, already, but on my instagram I asked you guys what unlicensed Lego theme you'd like to see, a little question thing. took all the submissions. I got lots of submissions. I'm very thankful for that, and the two themes that got the most submissions for that were Lego Atlantis and Lego powerminders. So I pinned those two themes head to head and with fifty nine percent of the vote, you guys chose this week's episode of brick oology to be about but a Lego Atlantis. That is right. The ten episode of Brick Alogy, as voted on by y'all, is the history, you know, the hidden treasure, if you will, of the theme Lego Atlantis. So now 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 the Lego theme, we had to kind of...

...talk about the history of what the Lego 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 obviously Atlantis 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 mythical city, this you know, Utopia, ask like city that has completely sunken underwater somewhere mysteriously in the Atlantic Ocean. And you know, we see it all the time over different things in media. Of course. Disney released the film in the early two thousands about Atlantis. There's a whole subplot in Yugi oh about Atlantis. There are tons of examples on a course, like DC superheroes. Aquaman is from Atlantis. Atlantis is very popular and I think all the 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 it only makes sense that because Atlantis is so popular and culture that eventually lego would make something like it. And it's also very typical of Lego to make underwater exploration themes. Atlantis was by no means the first ever lego underwater theme and it's not even been the last. Now I'm not going to focus too heavily on these other themes. This episode is just about Atlantis, but we have to kind of talk about the themes that help inspire and create Atlantis before us now. In the S we had a couple of different underwater themes. We had aquazone and we had divers. Both of these themes came out in the mid to late S. very cool themes introduced lots, you know, underwater pieces 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 them later on in brick ology. Now I think the more important theme to talk about, 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 coming out. I got every single operators set that Lego may like. Seriously, I collected the entire theme one Christmas. I was obsessed with it. I think the aquators, acuorators base set was the biggest set I've ever built at the time. Great theme and operators is not quite like Atlantis, but it can definitely be like a spiritual precursor to Atlantis, because operators, they're hunting 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 seems to be inspired heavily off of it, and Atlantis came out just three short years after aperators. Now, besides Atlantis, we have some more realistic underwater themes. Lego city continually likes to make an underwater subtheme every few years and apparently, according to some rumors online, that underwater sub theme will be returning here this summer in two thousand and twenty. But now we can start to talk about Lego Atlantis itself. It was introduced in January of two thousand and ten, and this time period means a lot to me. Why? It's because my youtube channel had just started. I first made my youtube channel in October of two thousand and nine. I was literally twelve years old at the time. I was still a kid and you know, obviously if you're big fan 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 me was super hype. Like I was super hyped up for you know, got the Lego teasers and Lego magazines and all this stuff, and this is when I, as you know, finally starting to get onto the Internet and seeing lego leaks and things of that sort, and I was super stoked for Lego Atlantis coming out. At this time. I was the perfect age for this theme and I have so much nostalgia,...

...so many fun memories of Lego Atlantis Coming Out, and I reviewed a number of these Atlantis sets back in the day. Now I'll be it, I review them extremely poorly. I was pretty awful making videos. I was super young, I didn't know what I was doing. I have a video on my youtube channel right now for my tenure anniversary, uploaded back in October. That kind of helps explain how bad I 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 nostalgia routed 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, and Lego made three separate waves of Atlantis spanning over two years, and twin tea for 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 lot of unlicensed themes, Atlantis is a very story driven the characters had goofy specific names. There was kind of a mcguffin or an assortment of macguffins that they have to search after and you can collect throughout buying all the sets and this set kind of like Ninjago or Cheem our. Next, so nights also had a cartoon network CGI animated tie in. Now, instead of being a TV series, 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 many fun memories of the CGI film and I have not seen it and at least ten years. I can't really speak about it now, but it does exist now. This theme is about deep sea divers, Chacker, that go under water to find six keys that could open up the portal to Atlantis. Pretty simple story and, like I said, it's got a mcguffin. If you don't know if mcguffin is, mcguffin in film is like a specific object that people are searching after. A perfect example would be the infinity stones in the avengers movies. Those stones are like the basis for the story and people are trying 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 all all of the keys you can open up the mystical portal to Atlantis, and the keys were very cool pieces. There there's these interesting brand new circular pieces that had some transparent and gold kind of duel molded in, with really nice printing 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 Ray key, a turtle key and then there is a special sixth key that came with the two thousand and eleven city of Atlantis set. Then we'll talk about 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 Actually Change Two thousand and eleven. They actually already opened up the portal to Atlantis and we'll talk about the portal set here in a minute. So after they actually get through the portal and go to the lost city of Atlantis, instead of looking for keys, but now searching for golden armor for the King of Atlantis. So a differently no chase mcguffin's kind of thing to collect throughout the sets in the two thousand and eleven wave. But we're going to start off here by talking about the original wave of Atlantis that came out in winter of two thousand and ten. So we're throwing it back to winter two thousand and ten, but I think is more so fall two thousand and nine. I think I originally got some of these Atlantis sets at toys r us like a November of two thousand and nine, back when toys r us used to release things extremely early, and it was a pretty big wave of sets. It wasn't like a small six set wave, like a really dedicated a lot to this wave of sets. And the first set, the smallest set from the way that wasn't an impulse set or a poly bag, was the monster crab clash. This was a seven dollar set...

...that had sixty eight pieces and include one diver minifigure and a giant oversize crab. Build the crab, building the set is 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 a scary 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 build and definitely a great small introductory set to the atlantist line. And of course it 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. Each of them appears in at least two sets, if not three. They're not hard to find. It's not like some other macguffin items that only come in one set in particular and you had to buy every single set to get all of them. Atlantis was not like that at all. The keys are not particularly hard to find, but this is one of these smallest sets to come with a key. Now, speaking of small sets, the next smallest set from 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 scooter thing. 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's like a vehicle that has a couple of jets and you hold onto the back of 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 of a 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 accents of kind of lime green in the cockpits are lime green and we'll talk about that here in just a second. This is the smallest vehicle set from this initial wave. It came with too mini figures, a diver and a shark warrior. The Shark Warrior had a brand new rubbery head mold piece that looked fantastic. I remember I use this piece to make a custom Victor Crumb minifigure from Lego. Harry Potter great piece. And speaking of new pieces, Atlantis was chalk full of brand new pieces. We also had a brand new breathing apparatus piece for the divers, brand new sea creature pieces like the head mold already mentioned, and there are also brand new bubble shaped cockpits for the vehicles and brand new tridents that were the weapons for these sea creature warriors. Great slate of new pieces in the sets, and this wreck raider set here included the squid key as well. Now, oddly enough, the next two sets in this line where actually the same price. It's not a price that Lego makes too many sets of at this scale. They're both fifteen dollar sets. Now I think the sets will easily be twenty to twenty five in Modern Day Lego. 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 kind of like weird hieroglyphic like designs on stickers for them and the shark was black and yellow with bright red eyes. The sea creatures in these sets. The consistent theme is that they don't look like their real life counterparts. While the operators sea creatures definitely tried to make them look sort of realistic while being comically over size, the sea creatures in Atlantis definitely have kind of an ancient and more mythologicial, mythological mythologial is definitely a word, mythological fuel to them. But they still do look really cool and have some great designs. And this is a pretty cool guardian of the deep set. It came with one diver minifigure 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. In speaking of fifteen dollar sets, we also got the sea beds scavenger for fifteen dollars. This set had one hundred and...

...nineteen pieces, so not quite as good a deal, but I think, an even better fifteen dollar set. It was an underwater buggy of sorts, you know, kind of like how space themes have moon buggies. This was a bottom of the ocean buggy and this is the first set that we see that brand new bubble cockpit piece that is used on Jedi starfighters and many other builds today. It was molded and I 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 bright green, 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. Has Suspension. It uses those big chunky plastic power miners wheels which look really cool, and it had two bionical style arms. One arm had a claw on the other one had a spinning sob late, which was also a power miners piece being reused in this set. Just a great looking, awesome build. It also included one diver minifigure and a Manta Ray Warrior figure, and the Manta Ray Warrior figure was equipped with the man to Ray Shield, not shield the Manta Ray key piece. Sorry about that. So that was a really cool fifteen dollars set. But one of the sets I remember specifically being super hyped up about from this theme that came out was the twenty five dollar Typhoon Turbo sub. First off, that's an awesome name. Typhoon Turbo sub just really rolls off the tongue. This was a twenty five dollar set that had 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 super interesting build for this set. I loved the look of this build. It had an amazing play feature. We're going to talk about great play features all throughout this Atlantis theme, but this set in particular had such a dope play feature. It had like a handle, so it was very easy to swoosh around, but if you pulled on the handle that engines would actually completely flip one hundred and eighty two reveal hidden cannons and with those spring loaded cannons that we don't see into many Lego sets these days, but the very powerful spring loaded cannon pieces. This was a great play feature that worked super well and was 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 have Super Fun memories of, Super Cool looking set that I definitely wish I had destroyed 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 all these vehicles and oversized sea creatures were filing. And talk about our first place set from the Lego Atlantis theme. And Lego Atlantis, well, it's probably more known for the aforementioned giant sea creatures and vehicles. The place sets from this theme were dope, seriously, just some awesome play sets. The first place set from the theme is the forty dollar set titled Gateway of the Squid. Awesome name. The set had three hundred and fifty four pieces and it's an amazing set. Seriously, such a cool set. It included the shark key, but it also included this not another new piece that was put up to some gears and this piece was like a rock piece that was specifically designed to be a Keyhole for these of keys. So you could put the key into the keyhole and twist it, it would open up the gateway to reveal the little layer with some hidden treasure, a trapdoor and, of course, a giant squid build. This was a super cool set. You kind of mount the giant squid on top of the play set. So it is also a pretty effective display set as well and even came with a smaller albino baby squid build on the side and a squid warrior, which is one of my favorite minifigures from the Atlantis theme, because this Squid Warrior not only had an awesome head piece but a really cool bottom kind of leg piece as well with tentacles. Amazing figure, and also included two divers. This was a great forty play set. Now kind of...

...rounding off the main sets from this initial way. There's a few more set will talk about, but kind of the main sets of the fish of this official wave of the biggest set from the first wave of Atlantis, the sixty lar set, is titled the Neptune Carrier. Can Interesting. It's called Neptune, so instead of Poseidon, so we're referencing rom mythology and sort of Greek mythology. But that's kind of besides the point. The set was sixty bucks, had four hundred and seventy six pieces and it's actually the biggest submarine from the Atlantis theme and it was a really cool design, very very sleek design. It used the Jedi interceptor cockpit piece and that of formentioned. Transparent bright green color look super cool and this is one of those kind of panted Lego sets that had a lot of different vehicles in one SI learned something like Mars mission. This set could land and it actually had a little docking port for a small underwater buggy and there is a 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 small Manta Ray build. I think the Manta Ray build was kind of a missed opportunity 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 and this one was actually scaled pretty decently. Too many figures, with maybe even being a little smaller than it should be, you know, based off its real life animal counterpart. Although the Manta Raye did have a pretty creative use of parts. It actually use that kind of like car engine piece. It's normally seen in silver. They had that piece in black to make the ICONIC MANTA RAY head shape. That was a pretty creative use of parts. Besides that, though, I think this Manta Ray build was kind of a missed opportunity of sorts. It definitely could have been better, but I do think the neptuned carrier is a very cool submarine set that I really loved playing with when I was younger. Now there are few more sets from this first wave of Atlantis sets. We had a couple of impulse sets. These seed jet set, which is very similar to things like the wreck Raider and the vehicle that 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 front that could pick up a diamond. Very simple. Then we also had the four dollar Manta Warrior impulse set that I think might be like one of the worst Lego sets ever made. I'm being completely serious, not because it's terribly designed, it's because it's hardly even a set. It comes with the man to warrior minifigure and then it came with a rock. I think this set had like thirteen pieces. The Rock was like seven parts. It had a new seaweed piece that has seen through this thing, which is a cool part to get, but it was literally a rock. There was nothing else in this set, a thirteen piece tiny set that came with one minifigure and a rock. It might as well has just been a set and had the mini figure, because that was the only interesting thing in this set, even though 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 ever made. I'm not sure why they even bothered making this set. Absolutely awful set. Even though it's just a small, four dollar impulse set, I still think it was a terrible set and a horribly conceived product by legos design team. For this theme. And finally, for the first wave of Atlantis, we had these special editions set that was either a target or toys or us, maybe Walmart exclusive. It was a special distance store exclusive set. That was the shadows snapper. This set was thirty dollars, had two hundred and forty six pieces and it's a giant turtle. And the turtle here is kind of odd because it's called shut a snapper and it definitely resembles a snapping turtle, which snapping turtles are cool and very threatening, but the key it comes with is the sea turtle key, which is clearly based up, you know, sea turtles, which are turtles that live in the sea. Snapping turtles are not sea creatures. They live in lakes and ponds and things like that. They are freshwater animals. So I'm not really sure why lego decided to make this a giant snapping turtle instead of being a giant seed turtle a sorts. I'm guessing the design team is...

...like snapping turtles were way more threatening than you know, sea turtles Dr Beloved and cute. You know, obviously say the turtles don't throw your trash, you know, recycle all this stuff away, but I still think it's very odd that they decide to make this a snapping turtle, which is not an actual ocean creature. So this design in itself kind of sticks out like a sore thumb in terms of its accuracy to like, you know, wildlife, although I think it's a very cool design. It had some really nice use of bionical pieces to make up its shell. It also included a small little submarine build, one diver and the turtle key. It was a pretty cool three dollar special edition set. I'll be at a little odd of a choice to make a snapping turtle instead of an actual sea turtle, and along with some poly bags that I don't really think are worth mentioning because they're small and kind of pointless. That concludes the first wave of Atlantis. Lego really pumped a lot into that initial wave of Atlantis and they made an accompanying wave that came out in the summer of two thousand and ten. The small wave in the summer is small, but it has some big sets and actually packed a lot of punch with some really cool stuff. The first set was a tweetle our set known as the deep sea striker. Now, throughout this video I've been mentioning the piece counts for these sets and a lot of Atlantis sets, in the first year especially, had really bad price for pieces, especially for an unlicensed lego theme. However, that is not the case with this deep sea striker set. This is a yet again, another giant, oversized creature, this one being a lobster, which is kind of weird because there's no lobster warriors or lobster keys, but you do have this giant lobster build. It was twenty dollars with two hundred and sixty pieces. What a fantastic, priceter piece. And this thing was big. It was a big, big build and the giant lobster had a pretty cool striking play featured. Actually had gears at the back of its tail and the cool thing is you could twist those gears and it would make the back tail kind of, you know, sting like a Scorpion or a lobster. Really cool play feature. I really liked this build. Another I think about 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 an odd little detail about this particular set. And included one diver and, yet again, a small little underwater gliders scooter build, and it also came with the Manta key that we have seen in a number of sets so far throughout this Atlantis theme. Next up for fifty dollars from this wave is my personal favorite 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. This set, I reviewed on my channel, was a big set member I sent up to buy it and I was like blown away by the design of this set. It was a place set that was for the divers, of course, but the cool thing is is this set sat on this like platform. You could lift off the platform, lift off the base, off the platform and then folded in and it became a fully inclosed submarine build. Oh my goodness, this was such a cool play feature that blew my mind when I was like twelve or thirteen when I originally got this set. That transformation play feature is one of the best play features I've ever seen in a Lego set. Still to this day. It came with two divers and a Manta Warrior, which that meant to warrior figure comes in so many sets. Man Like, seriously, kind of a boring minifigure when you get at so many times, because I actually think the mental warrior looks a little bit worse than some of the other sea creature warriors throughout these sets. But also came with the turtle key. But this set the figures don't really matter. The play feature is what matters, and that play feature was incredible, one of the greatest 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'll be the thumbnail for this theme, the biggest Atlantis set ever made. The portal of Atlantis retailed for one hundred dollars...

...and had a near perfect precere piece with 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 this theme, but you got this set while, you were in luck because all five keys were included with this set and that each had their own respective key hole they could put them in. And when you put all five of the keys, I was kind of building it up to the play feature revealed this set. All five of the keys opened up the portal to Atlantis, which was 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 a real portal or anything, but it does a pretty cool simulation of what that looks like in Lego form. It was a great play feature and speaking of things being great in this set, this is probably one of the best sets for mini figures from the Atlantis theme because it included an exclusive portal king mini figure, which is super cool. Also came with three divers, which is fairly generous. You also get a shark and the aforementioned squid warrior that came with they gave me to the squid set, which I think are the two best of the undersea warriors from this themes. But one of the funniest and coolest minifigures in this set is you actually got a skeleton of an operator's deep sea diver. kind of Morbid, kind of odd, but it's also super cool because it's an Easter Egg. It's a very morbid and dark Easter egg that implies that a curators exists in the same world and that they tried to get to Atlantis but unfortunately drowned there at the bond the ocean. But I just thought that was such a hilarious and fun inclusion on Legos Part, and I love when Lego can intertwined they're different unlicensed themes. That's such a cool thing that Lego did with this set and I absolutely love that. And you guys also seem to absolutely love this set, because this set was voted on by you on my instagram page as your favorite and the best Lego Atlantis set ever made. I would have to disagree. The set that I think is the best Lantas said ever may we're going to talk about here in just a minute, what the two thousand and eleven wave. But I do see why some people would have some appeal in this set. I think so. We won't, might you know, sway being biased towards this set, because this set is big and everyone likes the big flagship set of the wave. That being said, it is definitely a cool set. has some great many figures, a great play feature and some awesome little Easter eggs. Finally, for the year two thousand and ten, we have the undersea explorer. This another store exclusive set that was forty. It had three hundred and sixty four pieces and it was a mech build, which is a little bit different for this wave, and it also had a very cool transformation play feature. This set on the legs have very noticeable wheels that are we used from like the Mars mission lines, and you could actually fold in the legs and turn this into an undersea buggy of sorts, which is actually pretty cool. The figures in this set though, pretty lame because there's actually just one figure and that's a very generic diver. It also came with an oversized creature that's like a weird long fish, maybe an eel. Brick set and brick up, you just list it as a fish. Not a super exciting bill. Definitely one of the worst, probably the worst, besides that Mantora that we talked about earlier, of these giant overseas sight you size creatures. Now, if you listen to 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 had about an eighth grade, I was a part of a Lego club and just to kind of reiterate that point from that episode, and it's grade, my homeroom teacher made a Lego club that, of course, I helped found and was a part of, and some of the original sets he bought for us to build and Lego Club were the Ninja Ninjago Dojo, but he also bought this set, which is said that I never actually owned myself. So it's kind of cool for me to get able to get to build this set in the Lego Club. It was a cool set with a very cool transformission play feature, but it's definitely not one of the best Atlantis sets. But it definitely gets some Browning points for me because...

...of my nostalgia to it from that Lego Club. So that's it for Atlantis and its launching year of two thousand and ten. But Atlantis did last another wave. It had a third and final wave in January of two thousand and eleven. And before we talk about any of these sets, we have to talk about a very odd color change for these sets. The cockpits that were green in the accent colors that were green have now been changed to yellow, which yellow still looks good. Yellow and red, you know, goes very well together, but it doesn't look as good in my opinion. I think the green was a way more striking color scheme and yellow was a little bit more generic that we've seen from other things in the past. While the green was super bright and colorful and very striking, 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 builds of the sets too much. For five dollars we got the ocean speeder had fifty four pieces, a diver minifigure, another one of these small little glider builds and some sunken treasure. Not much to say about that set. For Ten dollars we had the sea bed strider that I think was actually a noticeable improvement from the ten dollars set and the first way of Lego Atlantis that we already 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 transform into 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 smallest set to introduce the new graded column of pieces, one of my favorite lego pieces of all time. Now, these column pieces have existed for a long time. They are they to by two circular brick piece existed for a long time. It's pretty much the same piece, but now is great it so it can be used as gears and such, but it's also great to give it more texture, which looks super cool in this piece has been used a lot by Lego since its internption and introduction. In this set and this wave of Lego at Lantis. It also included a diver and a new hammerhead shark minifigure, 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 actually just used to make the mouth of the shark. It was a transparent red piece with the shark teeth printed on it. It was a super creepy headpiece that looked really cool and I mentioned earlier in this episode. Then said as searching after the keys in this theme or this line for Atlantis, they are now searching after the golden armor for the King of Atlantism. This said in particular, came with a Golden Shield that was on a small pedestal with those grated column pieces. Really good, small ten dollar set for twenty dollars from this 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 oversize sea creatures from this Atlantis theme. It came with a diver and also included the Golden Helmet and some sunken treasure. Not a great set, one of the weaker ones from this theme. For thirty, we had the deep sea raider, 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 had a drill and one had a hand. It looked really cool and it had a small drone that actually like came out the back of the submarine and the small drone was literally like a mini model of the same vehicle, which was super cool. I love that really fun little play feature. Unfortunately, only came with one diver and a hammerhead shark...

...minifigure and also included the golden chest armor piece for the King of Atlantis. And last but not least, for the 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 eighty six pieces. We had the city of Atlantis and this set is gorgeous. Seriously, this is one of my all time favorite lego sets, which obviously means it's my favorite set from the Atlantis theme. This was such a beautiful place 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 looking build. It also included a small sub a small little crab build to diver minifigures and Angler Warrior figure, which was a cool figure that had a nice head piece that had those little teeth coming out, really cool figure. In exclusive crab warrior minifigure that had like giant crab claw hands. That was another great minifigure and it came with the King of Atlantis himself with all of his golden armor and he had an additional golden spartan helmet piece being reused from the Clickti 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 win the 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 sixth key that I believe was purple. It had a very nice print on it as well. I could open up to the lost city of Atlantis. This is such a win of a set, one of the best Lego sets ever made in my opinion. And of course, unfortunately I was still pretty young and I 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, but unfortunately I don't, which is very, very sad. But that concludes my look, 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 and look, a few weeks ago I had a friend of mine tell me to stop 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 say that 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 some reason. I have no idea why. I can't figure out why that's tucked working. So the audio sounds terrible. It's because I'm literally recording with the built in microphone on my phone. Hopefully I can use some of my editing matter to make it sound pretty good, but if the audio doesn't sound up to par with my other episodes of Brick Ology, that is why. And for 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 decided to mow right now. So I'm sorry for all the background noise and crappy audio. 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 for continuing to be along with me on this journey. If you have any questions for next week's episode, which will be the special que and a episode of brick Ology, email them to Lego, lead through to nine at GMAILCOM. Thank you, guys. So so much for listening. Considerab following me on Instagram, facebook, twitter, subscribe on Youtube Channel and maybe consider becoming a patreon supporter any's faull do nation. Literally one dollar will go a long way to helping me make the greatest content possible. Thank you, guys, so much for listening. I'll see guy next time piece out, but.

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