Mrcool1804

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  1. How is it that we have heard nothing of a new modular? This thread has been MIA for 1 month!
  2. [quote name='sasbury' timestamp='1444613725' post='2355103'] Some thoughts on the fire sets ([url="http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=15136"]as a Lego fire enthusiast[/url]). Overall, the lineup is good but not exceptional. I realize these sets are targeted at kids, but I think Lego slightly underperformed on some things. [b][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]60109 Fire Boat[/font][/color][/b] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]I like this set. Nice to see Lego using a larger hull piece [/color][/font][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif](more realistic) [/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]for the fireboat. It would be nice to be able to extend the length of the boat.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Would it make more sense to have the shack on fire instead of the lighthouse?[/font][/color] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]Grade A-[/color][/font] [b][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]60110 Fire Station[/font][/color][/b] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]This set is almost exactly like [url="http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/lego/images/b/b5/60004_alt1.png/revision/latest?cb=20130413234829"]60004[/url] (which I liked) but not quite as good. [/color][/font][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]It does look like we get roll-up garage doors.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]The revolving door seems more at home in a hotel than a fire station. And, while I get the playability, I cannot figure out why there's a fire pole outside the front of the fire station.[/font][/color] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]I do miss the baseplates that came with fire stations in the 80s and 90s.[/color][/font] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Water guns are just silly. Really, Lego???[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Grade B-[/font][/color] [b][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]60111 Fire Utility Truck[/font][/color][/b] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]I like the idea of a Unimog fire truck, but[/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] I don't get the snorkel trailer. It doesn't make any sense (this unit is for the forest?), and the boom doesn't reach high enough to be of any practical purpose.[/font][/color] [i][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]If it were towing a bulldozer instead you'd have a MUCH better set! [/font][/color][url="http://brickset.com/sets/1656-1/Evacuation-Team"]http://brickset.com/...Evacuation-Team[/url][/i] Grade B [b][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]60112 Fire Engine[/font][/color][/b] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]It's nice to see a hook-and-ladder truck back in the lineup. The design is fairly good.[/color][/font] [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#282828]Unfortunately, the thing is designed backwards!!! [url="http://brickset.com/sets/6340-1/Hook-Ladder"]The ladder should be on the front of the trailer and not the back.[/url] [/color][/font][url="https://ideas.lego.com/projects/51537"]https://ideas.lego.com/projects/51537[/url] I'd also like to see them make the ladder so it can extend. Grade B- (grade reduced for being backwards) [b]What's missing[/b] Lego missed a couple of opportunities with this lineup. I'd like to see them • Re-release the [url="http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=6155&name=Door%201%20x%204%20x%204%20Lift&category=%5BDoor%5D#T=C"]1x4x4 lift doors[/url] in red. They're going for about $20 each on Bricklink. • Consider a hazmat team. It's becoming common in the United States to have this as part of the standard fire department. [url="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/3212742676_ea315bd0be.jpg"]http://farm4.static...._ea315bd0be.jpg[/url] • Release a 2x6x2 windscreen that's flat and not sloped. This has been a huge missing piece for fire apparatus builders. Also, it looks like we finally get a yellow fire helmet in the Mixels sets. Yay! -Steven [url="http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=15136"]http://www.brickshel...ery.cgi?f=15136[/url] [/quote] Great analysis Mr. Asbury! Could't agree more on the backwards tiller. They really missed it on this one. I had such high hopes for an american style engine like the ones you make.