In today's build report I have an old Harry Potter set I aquired at Brick Mania Antwerpen 2015 (and gave to the kid in the meantime), the Rescue from the Merpeople.
The set hauls from 2005, and counted 154 parts and 5 excellent figures.
These figures are Harry in his swimsuit, Ron and Hermione with their eyes closed as they are unconscious under water, Victor Crum with his sharkhead and a merman guardian.
The first small thing we build is the small rowing boat that comes with the set. nothing to fancy on this one. The base is two brown inverted slopes.
On top of this, a border is made of grey elements, and the oars are added on this.
Next, we have a small scenery piece that goes with the set, and it`s based on a blue plate.
A small push lever is installed at the back, and then surrounded with some dark blue transparent elements for the watery effect.
The rock is build up next, and a trans green plant is used to decorate it. The lobster (a scorpion model) is then inserted in the cavity.
We now start the big build of the set, being a rock on which the hostages are connected. Again it`s based on blue plates, to represent the watery bottom.
A hinge is added on the side for the second baseplate to be connected to.
First, we build the launcher to go with the base, for the play feature of the set. This is added to the back of this base.
Blue arches are put around and closes off the edges of this build, as we use plates all over the top. The Technic plate is to hold the hostages later on that pops up with the catapult we just build.
The second plate that goes in this build, contains the stairs leading up to the dias.
A plant is inserted based around a Technic pin on the dias.
The knife is put inside the transgreen cone of this small construction, bravely guarded by a crab!
This fits on the top of the stair build as they are hidden from the heroes.
Ron and Hermione are "equipped" with Technic pins at their feet, to be placed inside the Technic plate holes at the dias. If you push the lever at the back, the figures will pop out as such...
The octopus is added to a green frame, and then by using hinge elements it looms over those trying to climb the stairs.
The top of the dias switches from blue to green as we continue the build with arches to build up the height.
These blue orbs nicely represent a jellyfish.
And as such, the set stands completed:
It`s a great set, with a lot of unique minifigures to this set, even for the three main heroes!
A mixed weekend of gaming, rules, conversions and painting
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