Welcome to my review of 6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase! I don't usually buy Batman sets, but when I do, I review them. What do I make of this scene of the Bat and the Cat leaving a trail of destruction? Read on to find out!
The box, like the rest of the Batman sets, features the likeness of the Caped Crusader in LEGO artwork form to the right of the Super Heroes logo, and the Batlogo in the bottom-right hand corner. The main picture details Catwoman knocking over the top of a traffic light (goodness knows how, it extends far beyond the reach of her and her motorbike. Hang on... EGADS! Is it me or is it Batman who's sawn it off with his Batarang in order for it to fall on Catwoman? I think Bruce Wayne can be expecting a bill for criminal damage in the post this week).
The back of the box shows us the play features with their corresponding sound effects, most notably "FAZZZING! for the Batarang flying through the air. There's also an advert for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Hero
The instructions are the expected size and there's nothing groundbreaking in them. It seems that although there's no extra comic included they've put a few panels into the instructions, Orient Expedition-style. The normal shouting kid is on the back and inside there are also adverts for LB2 and the DC Ultrabuilds.
The set is solely comprised of a street corner (literally), five crates, Catwoman's motorbike, her and Batman. The street corner is built on a triangle-cut plate and as well as being the stand for the traffic light it includes an American mailbox and a newspaper stand. Catwoman's motorbike is the best Super Heroes motorbike so far IMO as it's the only one that has stands. It's a nice purple colour and has two clips on the back for holding her whip and a jewel. The crates don't contain any goodies, just two brown parts each.
Both minifigures included in this set are currently exclusive variations of the characters. It includes a redesigned Catwoman and Batman in a new jet-suit.
All parts of both are made of ABS plastic.
Batman's jet-suit includes a new wings part and a Hassassin claw. The studs on the back of the jet reach down to the same level as his feet, so you can stand him up on flat surfaces without much chance of him falling over.
Catwoman has purple 'curves' on the front and back of her suit and a redesigned cowl. She also has a double-sided head like the original version: one with the visor and one without.
Overall, this is a decent set but nowhere near worth the £12 cost, in terms of size or piececount. It's way below the average price-per-piece, and the set isn't very stable and comes in lots of separate parts. Due to its design the traffic light falls off especially when you don't want it to and you have lots of loose crates to do nothing with. Thus, I give it a 5/10. I'd say it's for hardcore Batfans and minifigure collectors only.
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