Content warning: This review has been written in Australian and contains course language.
Old mates over in Denmark have decided to have a crack at doing an Australia postcard. While most other countries they just picked one city, the pack of galahs have decided that they can do the whole bloody country in 191 pieces.
I reckon there’ll be a few Sydneysiders cracking the shits that this set doesn’t feature the Opera House or the Harbour bridge but I say let ‘em have a sook. There’s more to this country than the bloody Opera House.
For this set the designers have gone bush and immortalised some run down piece of shit out in Woop Woop.
Here’s a look at what’s included:
Shed and Dunny
Other countries get their major cultural and historical landmarks. We get a shed and a dunny. Maybe this is meant to be a cool country pub? Yeah nah it’s a shed. Deadset the product description just says “shed”.
I reckon the eucalyptus tree is a bit bodgy. It’s kind of a forced perspective thing so I’m not gonna chuck a wobbly over it. Sitting atop the tree is a giant cockatoo. Normal sized ones are noisy shits so a giant one can fuck right off. The billabong at the bottom is bonza though.
You can’t tell at this scale but the bags meant to be on that plane are still at Sydney airport.
Gotta pump up the iconography with the limited part count and what better way to do it than a roo sign. They should have gone for added realism and had a dead skippy on the side of the road and a rooted commodore with a smashed in bonnet.
The set has 191 pieces so the build is a piece of piss. It was released on January 1st so you can grab it from your local certified store and set yourself the challenge of trying to build it before South Africa gets out in the New Years test.
Do I like this set? Bloody oath I do. It’s going straight to the pool room. I like that it shows a different side to Australia than Sydney. It’s not the best representation of the outback but it still feels true blue. Just picture yourself building this set sitting out on a varandah on a nice warm arvo. Maybe a XXXX on the table beside you, or just a couple of bickies. Kookaburras laughing off in the distance.
Hopefully it’ll be readily available and you’ll be able to grab it for a lobster. If ya can’t wait, RRP is $24.99 so slip the bloke or sheila at your local LEGO store a pineapple and grab one for you and a mate.
Let me know what you think of this one. I reckon it’s going to be as divisive as the Potato Cake vs Potato Scallop debate.
Thanks to bloody legends at LEGO for sending me this set for review.