Christine CosteChristine Coste
Christine joins the Brick Architect team from her home in New Zealand. She was re-introduced to LEGO through her two daughters, whose fondness for LEGO Elves, Friends, and Disney Princess sets has brightened her LEGO color palette considerably. She works as a town planner and with her husband's background in Architecture and a shared interest in history she has had the opportunity to visit many of the world's greatest landmarks.

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ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ: #40341 Sea Accessories

Last year, LEGO introduced the ‘xtra’ branding for small bags of accessories to add to your LEGO creations. The latest addition to the series has a nautical theme.

The set focuses on items you would find at sea or under the sea, rather than at the beach. It’s perfect for an undersea treasure hunt adventure! The set features four animals: a parrot, a shark, a fish, and a seashell which you can put a 1×1 round plate inside. You also get some nice minifigure accessories including a surfboard, flippers, oar, and harpoon. Lastly, you get two containers: a barrel, and a chest with lid.

#40341 Xtra Sea Accessories

#40341 Xtra Sea Accessories

The set was released on January 1st. It only advertises 24 pieces, and costs $3.99 (£3.99 / 3.99 €). That would have been a price-per-part of $0.16, but the bag contained an extra 8 pieces. That’s enough to build a second harpoon, and a more reasonable $0.12 per part; not too bad for an accessory pack which includes a few rare parts which have only been available in a couple sets.

I did notice that the Parrot (Part 27062 / Element 6178520) is multi-colored, with a unique mix of blue and yellow plastic. The parrot I received had a lot of of yellow, which I didn’t find appealing, because I know that in real life that the blue and yellow macaw (on which this bird is presumably modelled) has a consistent coloring with blue wings and back. (Because the bag is clear, you might be able to look for the perfect parrot in the store before purchasing the set.)

Compared with other LEGO sets, #40341 Sea Accessories deserves a “Good” (3/5 star) rating. It might be exactly what you need for your next LEGO creation.
The LEGO Group provided this set for the purposes of this review. The opinions in this article are strictly my own—providing sets for review does not guarantee a positive review. Photos by Christine Coste. Visit the About page for more info about our journalistic standards and affiliate programs.