Rated 5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by dir298 Great set but not worth retail price.
I love the look of this set, it takes me back to the old days of Aqua Raiders and cool vehichles in Lego sets. I feel like the really great, original designs for sets have become more and more rare so a pleseant little gem like this is a must have for Lego fans. The only reason I even bought it was for the design of it. Sadly, a $40 retail price is just too high for the size and experience with the set. Don't get me wrong, I highly recommend the set but just make sure you don't pay any more than $30 for it.
02 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ELF1 good fit
drew back panels for the wall and used string to hang guy for swimming effect. fits nice where I put it. might add l.e.d later...
01 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ItsAmber Lovely Set
I have to say, this set it by far my best purchase yet, and i have a lot of sets! I love the deep sea theme and i have the starter set an scuba scooter too.
I loved it that much that i have gone and bought the Deep Sea Exploration Vessel, which i am very much looking forward to building.
29 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish2bone Great set, rock with whale spine not the best
-The sub looks cool
-Lots of gold and jewel pieces
-Whale spine and rock not that well built
-A little pricey
26 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rachelhe Great detail and very sturdy
The sub is the feature of this set. It's very sturdy once assembled and great for play. It is very streamlined and really looks like an underwater sub.
I put this set with my scooby doo haunted lighthouse set for additional play, (oh no! The swamp monster has a mini-sub! Don't let him get away!)
It is a bit more complicated than some sets and young children may need a hand.
19 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazed78 As If Out of a Cussler Novel
Deep Sea Submarine (60092) is the third and largest Deep Sea-themed set that I've bought. The set was on sale, so I couldn't resist buying one. It contains three minifigures (one of which is a female), a shark, and a large submarine for deep sea exploration. The 11 stickers that the set contains are an added bonus for a sticker-loving Lego fan.
I don't especially like the sea, or the various dangerous creatures that lurk under the surface, so I wondered what made me buy these sets. When I completed this set I realized that they bring to mind the Dirk Pitt/NUMA adventure novels written by Clive Cussler, which I've enjoyed very much.
The first part of the build is the treasure chest along with the rock formation and whale skeleton that surround it. I especially liked the whale backbone which is hinged to the mountain top piece by a connector peg that allows the backbone to move up and down. I was pleasantly surprised to come across the orange-yellow crab because I hadn't noticed it was included in the set.
The second part of the build is the very cool yellow-grey-and-black submersible with two flexible arms and a space for one minifigure. The sub is packed with details, such as tanks, rotating thingamajigs, tubes, and hatches. I just love the tilting propellers, the grabber fingers (by the way: the shark is so smooth that it's really difficult to get a hold of it with the fingers), and the flexible tubes. The innovative use of the grey mailboxes got a few chuckles out of me. However, the best part of the submersible, in my opinion, is the fact that even an adult can get a really good grip of it because of the two-stud-wide protrusion between the two ballast tanks under the sub.
Usually, when building Lego sets, I almost always manage to break some bricks off either when adding new ones to the build or when handling the finished product. This time that did not happen. Either I've become more careful with my handling the models or this submarine is made of sturdier stuff than the previous Lego sets I've built.
For me personally, the most difficult part of this build was getting the stickers attached to the inside of the yellow 1x2x2 wall elements. That was pure torture - and the stickers are still not aligned properly! The second most difficult part was to put the black "robot arms" (part number 6006739) on both ends of the black cable (part number 6112605) without bending the cables too much. I also didn't realize that you had to push the cable all the way through the robot arm to get the right cable length, so I had to backpedal a bit.
I have only very minor points of critique:
1) The carrot top used to attach the red leaf element to the mountain top piece would have been better had it been brown. Now it stands out perhaps a bit too much.
2) The submarine arms could have been a wee bit longer for a better reach.
3) I also noticed that in order to get the sub driver to actually grab the controls, one has to fiddle with his arms and hands quite some while before that is possible.
4) Since I've purchased the sets 60090 and 60091 before this one, I now have three identical smirking male divers and two identical smiling female divers. I sincerely wish there was more variation in the minifigure head selection and perhaps also in the torso selection.
5) I completely agree with the previous reviewer who pointed out the missing yellow 1x1 flats from near the tail section. However, I decided to use cheese wedges (design id 54200) to fill in the holes.
The Deep Sea Submarine is a very nice-looking and surprisingly sturdy set for the Lego fan who just can't get enough of marine adventures.
12 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VariousBones Submersible!
I'm a little selective when it comes to purchasing sets for myself. Usually I pick them because I am a fan of the series or because I think they'll make a great display piece. The Deep Sea Submarine falls into the latter category. I saw it in the store and thought that it was a beautiful set that would look good on my shelf, and it truly does. The build went quickly, and all parts were bagged by step, instructions were clear and everything came together nicely. My one main complaint (as usual) is about the stickers, but I do have another, smaller one I'll share later. The first step is to assemble the sunken treasure chest/bone cage display. I wasn't too thrilled by this part. It's adequate, but it's just kind of generic, especially when compared to the sub itself. The addition of two divers and a shark was nice and offers quite a few options for play. The sub, though, is the shiny jewel of the set and the second and third steps detail its construction. Almost everything about the sub looks amazing. I'm not a connoisseur of submarines and have a rudimentary knowledge of what they are supposed to look like and this model nails it. I would have like to have seen a topside hatch to allow access to the cockpit rather than the dome being the opening but I didn't hold that against the set. Another thing I didn't hold against the set was the small flaw I mentioned earlier. Everything looks streamlined and orderly until you get to the rear fins. There are two open spots near the fins where two 1x1 flat yellow plates could have been added to smooth over the design. After rooting through some extra parts of my own, I added them to complete the illusion. Other than that, the parts come together easily and the model itself is quite solid. That it cannot float does not bother me because I never had any intentions of floating or submerging it. I love this set and so does my son, who tried to appropriate it for himself. It really is a unique piece and has opportunity for play or display. Enjoy, and happy building!
29 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zboy It's very nice-looking
This set just looks fantastic! The large tanks with the bars around it, the propellers in the back, and the sleek look, it's incredible. If you fold the little black step/fence thing up in front of the dome piece, it seals the little gap from the dome to the structure. The mini-figs are nice and the new shark now has eyes instead if little indents in the mold, and there is a rock with a chest filed with gold and such. But the playability seems a bit lacking. You can find the treasure, fight the shark and such, but once that's done, there isn't too much left. overall, great set!
06 July 2015