REVIEW - 42089 - POWER BOAT
Boats have never been really popular within the Technic theme. We have had our share of boats in the past, but getting a boat (or a ship for that matter) in the line-up always felt like an exception instead of a rule. The last couple of years this has changed a bit and Technic boats are getting more common. We recently got the 42074 - Racing Yacht, 42064 - Ocean Explorer and even a 42076 - Hovercraft. This new Power Boat is reminiscent of the 42002 - Hovercraft from 2013 though, due its limited size and almost exact part count (174 vs 170). At first glance, it definitely looks a lot cooler than the Hovercraft.
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This set has been provided by the CEE Team of TLG. It's not my goal to promote this set. It's my goal to give you an honest opinion about it. Therefore, the opinion in this review is my own and is in no way linked to TLG.
Title: Power Boat
Part Count: 174
Box Weight: 258 gram
Box Dimensions: 26,0 cm x 14,0 cm x 6,0 cm
Set Price (RRP): € 14,99
Price per Part: € 0,086
Links: Brickset, Bricklink
The back of the box shows the B-model. A Hydroplane, much like the 42045 - Hydroplane Racer from 2016.
CONTENTS OF THE BOX
The box contains:
The complete list of 174 parts.
The finished model sure looks like real power boat, a bit over the top and designed for speed. This is emphasized by the stickers on the hull.
The two rear wheels are connected to the 1-piston engine and the propellor. When you "drive" the boat, the propellor rotates and the piston moves. Besides this, there is no extra functionality.
Using the trans-clear windscreen is a nice detail. Fits the boat nicely.
Here you can see the wheels used to drive the boat.
The left-over parts.
While I love the looks on this baby, I feel that this set could have easily implemented some form of front wheel steering. I mean, rotating the front wheel would have been sufficient. Adding a second function to this set would have turned this straightforward set into something more special. Now it's okay-ish.
How do I rate this set?
Looks as cool as a real power boat.
7 BUILDING EXPERIENCE
Straightforward, just as the boating direction.
Would have been better with steering.
Back-and-forth, back-and-forth, back-and....
Basically a collection of black panels.
7 VALUE FOR MONEY
7 TOO TRAIGHTFORWARD
Thanks you for reading this review. All pictures can be found here.