Monday, August 5, 2013

Review: Ausini Police Patrol Boat # 23309

Ausini has somehow gotten the bulk of my current alternative brick toys purchase.  Recently I bought a couple of their Farmland series because of the Lego styled farm animals as well as the minifig sized farm implements.

And then I saw this and decided to give it a try.  The Ausini Patrol Boat from their Police Series.

The kit comes in at 179 pesos or about 4 US$.  Not bad for a kit that has 2 minifgs and a boat.
83 pieces eh?

Yeah cheap brick toys!

Hmm that helicopter in the small box looks good too!

Opening the package you have the usual mess of bricks and GUNS!  Guns on a sprue like when you build Gundam kits.  Lego of course would not bother with molds of real guns except for the scifi type guns so I have the alternative brick toys to supply the gun needs of my minifigs.  This kit had 4!  Awesome!

4 Guns!

Well the instructions looked good enough.  Although we still get occasionally confused with the system of greying out the sections you have finished already.  Especially when you have grey bricks for parts.

Did I say 4 guns?

Ah more guns for the armory!  These Chinese manufacturers always have great guns for minifigs. :)

The sticker sheet for application after completing the model.

Decent enough bricks.  A bit on the glossy plastic side though.

Ah I love this ship frame.

The kit comes with a good sized ship frame that can be used for a whole lot of other models later on.  Haven't tested though if this will float in water like a lot of Lego ships.

We look like Lego minifigs as long as they don't look at our faces!

We have real guns! And I took Ackbar's Lego mug! HAHAHA!
Yep them ausini minifigs can pass off as LEgo as long as they cover their faces :)

Guest appearance of my brother's GF :)

Yeah she seems happy enough with building this kit!

Ha!  Guns!

Somewhat in the middle

That ship is fast shaping up!  Some of the stickers applied.

Lego on top!
Here we have some Lego bricks for comparision (The red model on top is a Lego Creator set).

Almost done with the ship!

View from the back,


This is the POLICE!

Side view~

Kaiju Attack!  Lego and Ausini side by side

Overall this was another fun Ausini set to build and the gun accesories are really nice though a bit out of proportion.