Some issues are simply so apparent, eh? But first, some historical past. When I used to be youthful, I constructed a bunch of little midget race vehicles. The foundation was all the time the identical; 2×8 plate with a 1×4 bumper entrance and aft, a 45° slope entrance and aft and a 1×4 plate for the spoiler. Sometimes I might change it up somewhat however largely they had been formulaic.
Imagine my delight after I noticed this little set. The items are fairly up to date and the construct is barely totally different however the method is there. Squee! The bag artwork did not totally present the engine on the again however I am impressed at what it’s. One of these little Chima fists caught on a travis brick appears to be like type of like a manifold. And a brand new area gun on the opposite facet type of appears to be like like an exhaust. But the manifold solely has three ports. These should be little tiny quarter midgets or one thing.
Cool thought and I can see some variation on the theme. Maybe a fist on both facet for an implied 6 cylinder and the exhaust within the again. A 1×1 spherical plate or tile on high for the air filter and now we’re speaking!
But what actually struck me was that regardless of the Octan livery, this factor appears to be like like such a knock-off from a well-liked online game that it nearly appears apparent. This, my mates, is the way you rip-off a license. Create one thing underneath your individual sub-model that reminds the top-consumer a lot of one other property that strains are blurred. And but there isn’t any foundation for a swimsuit of any variety. I’m wondering how the Okay’nex execs or taking a look at this. Brand-washing? Or possibly they’re hoping the confusion will assist their properties.
I am positive TLG would deny any intention however somebody in a again room has bought to be sniggering over this. Let that set your bias for purchasing this. Available at Target within the US, different European areas at Brickset.com.