In my last review of the LEGO Avatar: The Way of Water sets, we check out Payakan the Tulkun & Crabsuit (75579). The largest set in the wave consists of 761 pieces and retails for $99.99.
There are three minifigures in the set, the Crabsuit Driver, Lo’ak, and Tsireya. The Crabsuit Driver has a very detailed military torso that could potentially be used as an army builder. The same goes for the legs as well. He has a pretty generic angry face and wears a beanie.
Lo’ak has a fairly boring look to him with nothing that really stands out for him.
This also goes the same for Tsireya however her torso does show some metallic silver coverings. This is the same minifigure as in the Ilu Discovery (75575).
Like with all the other LEGO Avatar: The Way of Water sets, there are some small, colorful coral builds that allow things to attach on to have them simulating floating underwater.
The Crabsuit is exactly what it sounds like, its a mech suit in the form of a crab. It has four legs that are on hinges an ball joints so there’s some decent poseability with it. The cockpit is only able to fit the driver and the front of it has a couple of arms. One the sides of the mech are a couple of stud shooters.
The main part of the build is the tulkun which is similar to a whale in Pandora. It’s about three times the size as the Crabsuit. The build of it is very straight-forward with most of the mass in the body. There are two long pectoral fins on the sides and there are two shorter fins in front of that. These have some clips on it so minifigures can hang on while they are swimming.
The head is fully printed and the lower jaw can open really wide as the side part of the mouth. The whole head itself is not able to move at all.
The long tail section is on hinges so there is some movement there as well as the back fins.
The LEGO Avatar: The Way of Water Payakan the Tulkun & Crabsuit (75579) is sort of a mediocre set at its price point as a lot of the cost went to the custom printed parts. The shape of the tulkun looks good and it does sort of look like a whale. There isn’t really a LEGO whale this size out that has been released. There’s some good playability with the swooshing of it. The Crabsuit is simple but it looks alright. Both models shine better as display models while using the coral stands. I would suggest waiting for a sale on it it but even at 30% off, it might still not be a good buy.
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