Review: LEGO Atlantis 8056-1 Monster Crab Clash

This is a review of the LEGO Atlantis 8056-1 Monster Crab Clash. The box date says 2010, however it was bought in a Toys R Us on 14 November 2009 for $6.99 USD (SKU 673419128742). No, it does not show up on, at least not yet, but I had no problem checking out, and they were prominently displayed in the LEGO section alongside the other two Atlantis sets that are out. To see it compared to the other two sets (8058 Guardian of the Deep and 8060 Typhoon Turbo Sub), see the General Impression of LEGO Atlantis 8056, 8058, 8060.

By the Numbers:
Set: Atlantis 8056 Monster Crab Clash from the Atlantis theme
Type: Impulse (IMO) set for the Atlantis series, sea creature
# of Pieces: 68
# of Pieces Left Over: 2 (see photo below)
# of Minifigs and what kind: 1, a human diver with a speargun, complete with fins, air tanks and helmet
Stickers? Unfortunately yes, but not many (see photo below)
Price: $6.99 at Official LEGO Shop, Also at (price may vary)

LEGO Atlantis 8056 Monster Crab Clash - Completed 1

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General Impression of LEGO Atlantis (8056, 8058, 8060)

* Full LEGO Atlantis 8060 Typhoon Turbo Sub Review
* Full LEGO Atlantis 8056 Monster Crab Clash Review
* Full LEGO Atlantis 8058 Guardian of the Deep Review

This is kind of a reverse of how you would normally review something, but I just wanted to talk a little bit about my general (and initial) impression of the Atlantis theme as a whole. For the in-depth reviews as well as video, please see our review page. Even though this is just for the first three sets released, I think it’s a sign of good things to come. On Saturday I picked up these three LEGO sets at a local Toys R Us (you can click on any of the images below to go to the flickr page to see a larger version):

LEGO Atlantis - Boxes from 8056, 8058, 8060

The prices and SKUs were:
Monster Crab Clash # 8056-1 : SKU: 673419128742 Price: $6.99
Guardian of the Deep # 8058-1 : SKU: 673419128780 Price: $14.99
Typhoon Turbo Sub # 8060-1 : SKU: 673419129626 Price: $24.99

I’ll get into the in-depth reviews of each in the next few posts, but here are some quick photos and a few comments:

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Video of LEGO Atlantis 8060 – Typhoon Sub

This is a quick video we did of the LEGO Atlantis 8060 Typhoon Sub (from the Atlantis theme) to demonstrate the mechanism that completely flips the motors around and allows the missile to point forward as well as putting the robot arm on the top. We also did a rough … Read more

Site Update and We Have Atlantis!

A big site update: We are finishing up reviews of three new Atlantis sets, and even though we have not imported all of our old reviews and blog posts and finished the site design/layout, we’re going to go ahead and take the site live since we have these reviews just … Read more

Atlantis Showing up in Stores?

A LEGO fan over at the EuroBricks forums is claiming to have bought some of the new Atlantis sets at a Dallas, Texas area Toys R Us. CaptainBrickBear is listing these as the prices: Monster Crab Clash – set # 8056-1 – $6.49 Guardian of the Deep – set # … Read more

Top Gear’s Stig to Get LEGO Minifig?

The Age is claiming that the test driver on BBC’s Top Gear automotive TV show is getting his own LEGO minifigure. The Stig is the normally anonymous racing driver on Top Gear, dressed in all white, complete with a white helmet and blueish visor that is always kept down. It … Read more