Fortunately it is easy to find an instruction now. So small historical review before we start.
This set was released in 1998, as part of Extreme Team series and called Speed Splasher. Extreme Team series was about some extreme life living and was sometimes similar to new City 2017 line.
I got box image from Peeron. As usually for old sets, we get Big logo LEGO System, small theme logo on the corner, and very small info about pieces count. This set cover image is Speed splasher riding on the swamp.
After googling I have found shot of backside of the box. There are alternate models there. There was not any alternate models instructions back when, but they were pretty easy, so it wasn't hard to build them yourself. Alternate models are pretty awkward, but this is normal for old sets. However, everything should be in order.
Let's see what is inside the box, there is small amount of pieces (just 25), but this isn't strange for such a small set. Main sets colours are black and red.
Our brave extreme sportsmen shocked by his speeder status. There is always like this in
Let's begin as usual from minifigures, because they are protagonists of the sets and all game play is build around them.
There isn't any hair piece in this set (old Lego hasn't much hairs in it), because the main head accessory here is helmet. Without it we can see print of blonde hair on minifigure. So that's how extreme sportsmen in 90s look.
There is also print of Extreme Team logo on torso. Heads are blue, not black, this is strange.
There is no back printing on the minifigure head, i don't wait for a two sided face (i don't like them), but they could have printed hair on it. There is also back print on torso, another Extreme Team logo, this is interesting, because prints on back weren't common that time.
Now let's equip minifigure. Helmet comes with non transparent black visor. No chrome, but plastic is reflecting nicely.
Lifesaver jacket, in case speeder got turned over. Safety is everything.
Lifesaver is one-sided. Helmet is green, and also reflects everything.
Visor opens easily, no problem with that. Some helmets have very little visor freedom and that wasn't good.
Let's get to our speeder (catamaran?). Build is simply, but result looks good. At the back we get an engine with transparent neon green grid. It reminds about space series (especially about Insectoids). Front part is slightly lifted to give us an illusion of movement: interesting idea.
If we look straight forward there is not easy no notice pins, good speeder is running full speed.
Back view is not as good, but neon parts are always welcome.
Let's get out minifigure to the seat. There isn't any seat on the speeder, so minifigure needs to sit on pins.
Our minifigure is bold and brave.
Now we will return to alternate models, which I have mentioned at the beginning. First model is a strange airplane. (Our magnificent minifigure in his flying machine)
Wings are thin, there is no tail, but it will be strange to wait anything from alternate model.
This aviation tech miracle is flying using back propeller, and you should be real extreme to fly this. (or use a car steering wheel to control it)
He is saying us: "Clear Prop!".
Next alternate model is small boat like the ones that was in old promos. Our hero is swimming near it.
There is a place for our hero to seat on this boat (or may be it is a scooter).
In total, beside bad designed alternative models, this set is good. I like it: it is simple and interesting. I haven't got any Extreme Team sets in childhood, but old set design, simple parts, always brings nostalgia.
The set is small, with just one minifigure and simple transport in it. Similar speed you can see in World Racers series set 8899, but it was much bigger there. Also there is something similar in Swamp Police set 60066.
So good time of a day. See ya on next reviews.