Deconstructing Lego is a blog that analyzes Lego sets under a variety of lenses, sometimes comparing similar sets from different years or creating a story based around a set or analyzing the implicit message that a set creates.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

4793: Ogel Shark Sub

4793:  Ogel Shark Sub comes from the Mission Deep Sea subtheme, which falls under the larger Alpha Team theme.  The submarine, unlike most, has two arms, one with a claw and one with spinning blades.  This is interesting because several of the Aquazone submarines also came with arms attached to the subs, so I wonder if they were designed by the same people, or possibly paying homage?


As you can see it has a very sleek design and is pretty awesome looking, but we can't ignore the fact that a submarine with arms is just absurd.  It's generally much too dark underwater to see anything, rendering such weapons useless.  Additionally, submarines are generally used for long-range combat against boats, which would make arms pretty useless.  But who cares, this is a really fucking cool submarine.


Shit, look at the dude it comes with (three of them!).  He has a fucking skull for a head and a trans green helmet.  Intense guy.  Anyway, overall it's a really cool set, but not very practical.

22 comments:

  1. OMG I HAD THIS SET WHEN I WAS A KID!!!

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  2. very good blog :D I like lego :P and I think I had this set too :P

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  3. i had but never put the set together, no idea why

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  4. This is some hardcore lego man, im all about this, loving your posts bro

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  5. He's not cute. Looks like the martian from Mars attacks.

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  6. i had this one. great post!!!

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  7. Holy shit, I might have had this as a child!

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  8. i had that when i was little!!! :D oh the nostalgia!


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  9. Never had this set, but I had the minifigure. Man, was I obsessed with LEGO back then. I had so many different things I made, and once I put all the guys together and made an epic army of over 100 guys. I still have a bunch of star wars sets in my room.

    This brought back memories, thank you!

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  10. that's sweet! the helmet looks awesome

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  11. yeah man, I owned this set ages ago :D

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  12. LOL I think my parents still have this somewhere. Looks familiar

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  13. I wanna play with your lego's, and I don't mean that in a homoerotic way, haha.

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  16. Nice set! Definitely a stupid design though haha

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  17. I used to play with a set like this for hours as a kid. Great post! Followed.

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  18. legos! I used to build huge structures out of them.

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  19. hell yes! A blog for old school legos! I was obsessed with the Pirates line back in the day.

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