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7774 Crab Crusher is a set, released as part of the Aqua Raiders line in 2007. It includes a giant monster crab, a large submarine, an underwater scooter, a small rock formation, two Aqua Raiders and a skeleton.
The submarine contains a small motor (just a model) and storage space for various tools in the aft compartment and the helm station in front of it. The interior of this section can be accessed by flipping open the sidewalls or detaching the sub's tower which also houses a small underwater robot. The front section of the sub can be detached and is equipped with a spring-loaded gun.
Next to the rock is a barrel filled with two gems and a skeleton armed with a musket. This set contains the same sticker sheet as 7775 Aquabase Invasion which is why some stickers that are only intended for the other set are seemingly useless and not mentioned in the building instructions. The sticker on the viewscreen that shows the giant squid is also used in the Aquabase set.
The pictures on the box, the covers of the instruction booklets and the catalogues (see image) all show the two hoses on the sub's aft airtanks connected to the tower, which is actually impossible (without tilting the tanks) due to the limited length of the hoses. In the instructions they are correctly shown to be connected to slope bricks way behind the tower.
- In LEGO Batman: The Video Game the Crab Crusher submarine was featured with a black paint job, it was the large version of The Penguin's submarine U-Boat 99.
- The Crab Crusher sub was also shown in an all-gray paint job in The Atlantis Movie, where it was destroyed by Captain Ace Speedman, symbolizing Aqua Raider's replacement by Atlantis- the destruction of one sub by the next.
- Ironically, the sub in The Atlantis Movie was discovered when the Atlantis crew was being chased by a giant crab.
- 8250 Search Sub (1997, Technic)
- 4888 Sea Explorers (2005, Designer) contains a similar sub
- 8056 Monster Crab Clash (2010, Atlantis) another set with a giant crab