Pros: light brick, glow in the dark pieces, unique minifigures
Cons: overall small in size
This past Christmas, at the top of my son’s Christmas list was the Lego Monster Fighters set The Crazy Scientist and His Monster (#9466). It has 430 pieces which includes 4 minifigures. The Monster Fighters series has all sorts of good guys, bad guys and of course monsters.
The Crazy Scientist and His Monster
There are three main parts to be assembled. One is the car for the good guys. The others are what my son calls the laboratory and the prison. The car has an almost antique style to it. It is largely light blue, but is anything but antique. There is a spot inside the car for a driver alongside a “trick” seat that slides out to the right side of the car. There is even space on the top of the car. The top is equipped with projectiles to be fired.
Next to be assembled is the tower. This is a Dr. Frankenstien type of tower right down to the bed (that moves along gears) and a laser beam of light so the mad scientist can work on his creations. There is an included “light brick”, which is a Lego brick that can light up with a battery (battery is included). The light brick can be triggered on, and it lights up another piece to, in this set, resemble a laser beam. A definite cool feature of the set. The tower is a little on the delicate side. Attached to the tower is a small laboratory area, complete with a spider web, bones and a glow in the dark skull figurehead in a case. On the other side of the lab is what my son calls the prison. It could also be considered like a dungeon area. The small space has a door guarded by a glow in the dark rat. The rear of the prison can be easily pulled off by the car by attaching the “chain”. The top of the prison has a small catapult for protection.
There are a lot of pieces included in this set, but the final assembled set looks small given the amount of pieces. A great deal of the pieces are actually small accessories and embellishments such as the laboratory test tubes and the pieces that go on top of the tower to resemble lightening.
Dr. Rodney Rathbone is a monster fighter that looks like an old-time banker with his tie, vest and pocket watch. His unusual grey leg is actually a steam powered fake leg. He has sideburns and a thin mustache and also wears a bit of a smirk.
Major Quinton Steele is another monster fighter who wears a tan adventurer style outfit, a safari hat and a monacled eye. He has a telescope and a very large gun for protection.
The crazy scientist’s monster is very much like Frankenstein’s monster. He has tattered clothing and a pea green head with a mouth lacking many teeth. The cool part of this minifigure is the piece that goes on the head. It gives the minfigurehead a large, elongated head along with safety pins that are holding the monster head together.
Finally there is the crazy scientist. His jacket has a belt that has test tubes and scissors. This is the only figure in the set to have a dual sided head. On one side he wears an unusual set of safety glasses and a concerned face. The other side is where the crazy emerges. One of his eyes has turned red and his mouth is twisted to the side. His head is topped by rubbery grey hair that is standing on end.
So far all of the Monster Fighters series sets have been lots of fun for my kids, and The Crazy Scientist and His Monster has been no different. The monster and the scientist minifigures have some unique features. The final set is on the small side for how many pieces are in the set, but it comes with lots of cool accessories, including some that glow in the dark.
We had a problem with two of the bricks for the tower. The pieces were not made correctly, and they did not allow for the attached bricks to rock as they should. Luckily Lego is really good about sending replacement pieces and we were able to complete assembly.
The Crazy Scientist and His Monster is a nice addition if you collect the series.
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