LEGO Creator Review: Duck with Ducklings #40030

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Alright, I’ll be upfront about this set. I don’t know if these are supposed to be ducks or chickens. LEGO claims they’re ducks, but they look suspiciously like the chick from the other Easter set.

Like many Creator sets, this one can’t really be judged on the build. The four ducklings are identical in build and relatively simple, consisting on only nine bricks each! Three of them are bright yellow with red beaks and red feet, while printed eyes on the side of the bricks give them a vague face.

The fourth duckling may be the ugly duckling since he’s tan, white and orange. Missing one of the plates to give him extra height, he’s clearly the runt of the flock. But the orange bricks work so much better than the red ones!

The final piece is the mother duck. Big and white, it reminds me of a LEGO chocobo. Using the same red bricks for the legs and beak, the mother duck doesn’t look much like a duck to me at all. With it being all white, I think it’s a goose or a horribly executed swan.

At 51 pieces, this set isn’t one I find that impressive. I do like the idea of a LEGO minifigures scale chocobo, so it’s almost worth it for that alone. But the red bricks just feel wrong, like a colorblind person signed off on the set. Is this the tale of the ugly duckling? I don’t know, but I’m not trying to find out either. Unless LEGO releases an awesome swan build later this year.

Written by jestergoblin

April 5th, 2012 at 12:00 am

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