LEGO City Stuntz The Shark Attack Stunt Challenge 60342 Rating

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The LEGO City Stuntz Shark Attack is without a doubt one of the strangest LEGOsets I've ever seen.

It is part of a larger series LEGO-toys that focuses on stunts, and this set is definitely the weirdest of them all.

Lego city stuntz shark attack review

In this review, I take a detailed look at this shark attack stunt challenge.

Weirdest construction
LEGO City Stuntz The shark attack stunt challenge 60342
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8.1
Toy score
Building
3.2
Replayability
4.1
Sustainability
4.9
Best for
  • The combination of sharks, pirates and treasures creates an exciting and adventurous play scenario
  • Can be combined with other sets from the LEGO City Stuntz series
Less good
  • Limited functionality of the shark wheels

It's all about sharks spinning around and a little guy on a motorbike trying to get through. There's even a little skeleton guarding the treasure. The goal is for the man to avoid the sharks and thus earn the treasure. I'm not exactly sure how they figured this would work, but it's actually quite fun, albeit a strange set.

The sharks in the set are standard LEGO-sharks with jaws that can open and close. There are two regular figures and one small skeleton. There is also a mechanic who can repair the engine with a small toolbox. In addition, there is a daredevil adventurer who for some reason has a map, as if he is looking for treasure. When he gets on his bike, he can also change his cap for a helmet, so that's an extra accessory that comes with this set.

The nice thing is that the motor has a friction drive, so you can get some traction and drive the motor across the floor, hopefully passing under the sharks.

You just need to roll it a few times on the surface and it will move across the floor and hopefully under the sharks.

The nice thing is that the motor has a friction drive, so you can get some traction and drive the motor across the floor, hopefully passing under the sharks.

You just need to roll it a few times on the surface and it will move across the floor and hopefully under the sharks.

Friction drive in LEGO City Stuntz shark attack

We've got six barrels here that I suspect are explosives or something else. We have the male guarding it here. And let's try. Oh no, he didn't make it. Oh no, try again. Almost, you were almost there. The only thing I don't like about it is that the wheels turn here, and I thought they would drive the shark wheels, but they just spin without doing anything. So you basically have to push it yourself for it to work, and it's pretty hard to get the little motorcyclist in between the gates.

However, there are a few cool aspects to this set. There is actually a treasure, you get a few diamonds, actually three diamonds, so that's a nice addition to have with your set. I think it's also more fun if you have more of these Stuntz sets because you can combine them and play together. And it's actually the first LEGOmotor I've seen with a friction wheel on the back, so I think there are tons of ways to play with this, especially in combination with other sets.

Overall, it's a good choice for kids who love sharks or enjoy dangerous stunts and adventures. But in itself it's a bit strange. The set consists of 122 pieces and is quite easy to assemble. The age recommendation is from 5 years, which is relatively low for LEGO. So I think you can make it with your four year old and maybe help them a little bit in building this structure above, but the rest they can do themselves because there are not that many pieces and they are easy to put together.

The dimensions of the set are about 19 centimeters high, 26 centimeters wide and 9 centimeters deep, so it's not very big and quite easy to play with. Although I think it's a bit of an odd set, I absolutely love it.

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Answers to get to know this set better

What is included in the LEGO City Stuntz The Shark Attack Stunt Challenge set?

The set includes a flywheel-powered stunt bike, 122 pieces to build the track, accessories such as toy diamonds, a toolbox, a map and a treasure chest.

How does the flywheel powered stunt bike work in this set?

Kids can activate and launch the motor by pulling it, giving it speed and the ability to perform spectacular stunts.

Which minifigures are included in the set?

The set comes with two minifigures: Chuck D. Goldberg from the LEGO City Adventures TV series and a LEGO-pirate.

What are some accessories that come with the kit?

The set comes with accessories such as toy diamonds, a toolbox, a map and a treasure chest.

Is there a building guide available for easy assembly of the set?

Yes, this one LEGO City Stuntz set comes with an easy-to-follow, pictorial building guide so kids can build with confidence.

Can you combine other sets from the LEGO City Stuntz series with this set?

Yes, this set can be combined with other sets from the LEGO City Stuntz series (sold separately) for even more stunt fun.

What age range is this LEGO set recommended for?

The LEGO City Stuntz The Shark Attack Stunt Challenge set is recommended for children aged 5 years and over.

How big is the Shark Attack Stunt Challenge set?

The set measures approximately 7,5 inches (19 cm) high, 10 inches (26 cm) wide and 3,5 inches (9 cm) deep.

Weirdest construction

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Overall, it is a good choice for kids who love sharks or enjoy dangerous stunts and adventures. But on its own it's a bit strange.

8.1
Toy score
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Conclusion

Some of the benefits of this set include the ability to build different configurations, the fun shark and pirate treasure theme, and the fact that it makes a great gift idea. A disadvantage is that the wheels of the shark do not rotate automatically, but all in all a very funny set.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.