Monday, 12 August 2013

LEGO City 60011: Coast Guard Surfer Rescue Review

Popped into Woolworths last week to get some grocery's and found this cute little set. I had to get it!
Well to be honest my Wife found it and grabbed two. One for me and one for my Son.... How sweet. :)
Lets have a look shall we.
LEGO City 60011: Surfer Rescue
 The set contains 32 pieces and retails for $9.99. (not the best price per piece but looks awesome!)
 Comes with 2 Minifigures: Coast Guard Jet Ski, Surf board and a Shark.

Note: All photo's can be clicked on for a larger view.

Nothing on the back, just info on where the components were made.

With a set this size we get 1 unnumbered bag. Loose in the box we also get a shark body, an instruction manual and a sticker sheet. 

A close up shows that there are 4 stickers in total to apply for this set.

The contents of the lonely bag isn't much, but the fact that so little pieces makes for an awesome looking Jet Ski is a thumbs up from me.

We all know what a shark looks like... right?

Coast Guard Rescuer has the same torso print as 60012 but with a different single sided head print.

 Surfer in Wetsuit is a new print in this color and only comes in 2 sets so far.
He too comes with a single sided head print. The surf board is it's second outing, seen first in white with the Seaside House.

With all my reviews I try to at-least add a step by step image of the build. Here is the Jet ski.

Now for the last lot of pictures that show of this great little set!

 Surfing along without a care in the world that there is a shark behind him. Luckily the Coast Guard has spotted the shark and is ready to intercept!

 Just in time! Blocking the path of the hungry Shark.

Finally the spares that you get in the set. Oddly with the exception of the visor piece, all these spares are uncommon for this size set or any size and are very welcome.

My overall thoughts are that this is a great set. For a small set this packs a punch in terms of playability. Kids will love this set and of those who also love sharks will enjoy eating the surfer, that's guaranteed. With so little parts and to make something this cool Lego need to pat themselves on the back with this one. I highly recommend you to get this set, plus it's not too hard on the wallet/purse. The kids will love it!

Thank you again for reading!

Let us know in the comments below, what you think of the set. I would love to hear others opinions on it.

Until next time this is Tan Tile... Going to change my wetsuit for the next review.


  1. Thanks for your review. :-)

    I've been eyeing off this set for some time now, if for no other reason than the shark, but have been in two minds over the price vs piece count, especially as I already have the somewhat similar 'Res-Q Jet-Ski' (# 6415), although of course this new set has the added shark and surfer/surfboard (and IMO, a cooler colour scheme).

    Anyway, I was in TRU today and saw that their shelf price for this set is actually $2.00 less than RRP, with the added bonus of their current 25% off LEGO construction, making it a no-brainer at the bargain price of $5.99! :-D

    The verdict? As you have already said, it really is a nice little set with a lot more playability than the Res-Q Jet-Ski, and well worth the $5.99 I paid for it, but even not so bad value at full RRP.

    It'll be a nice companion piece for my Coast Guard Helicopter, and the surfer can be a new housemate in my Seaside House, plus my Res-Q Jet-Skier and this new Coast Guard can have races to see who can rescue the surfer first!

    1. Great find on the price! It really is a fun set. I cant believe TRU had it below RRP that's a first for the hey? With the 25% off that's a fantastic sale and again from TRU!?! I was in shock when I saw that they were offing that lol. Thanks for reading!