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REVIEW: 7030 Squad Car


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  1. 1 - Poor (5 votes [14.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

  2. 2 - Below Average (9 votes [26.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.47%

  3. 3 - Average (7 votes [20.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.59%

  4. 4 - Above Average (9 votes [26.47%])

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  5. 5 - Outstanding (4 votes [11.76%])

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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:11 PM

Squad Car

Set #: 7030
Theme: World City Police & Rescue
Year Released: 2003
Piece Count: 51
Minifigs: 1
List Price: $4 (USD)

Turn on the sirens!  There's a speeder on the World City roadplates.  Good thing we have 7030 Squad Car on the beat, to thwart the criminal syndicate of World City.

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This little set has a nice set of stickers:

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And an excellent policeman minifig with walkie-talkie:

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The police car is rather nice with a sleek, rounded design:

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The front bumber is rounded with a curved trans. yellow piece:

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The same piece in trans. red appears at the tail end along with a red and blue flat siren design:

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Officer Mike just received a radio dispatch that there's a 25-50 in progress...

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He sees the perpitrator ahead!  It's a Black & White.  He quickly turns on his siren and follows the vehicle:

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He slows down and gets out of the squad car:

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"What seems to be the trouble officer?", a classic Black & White asks.

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"I'm sorry Charlie", Officer Mike regrets to say, "You're classic vehicle is going way to slow along the streets of World City.  I'm afraid I'm going to have to write you a ticket - going 25 in a 50".

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:16 PM

I still don't really like the way the squad car looks, but I do like the police officer's torso

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:19 PM

"Below average"

Because, IMO, the squad car just looks like a random pile of parts, put together to make a car. And looking at the back of the box, that alternative racecar actually looks nicer.

No, this set certainly does not deserve better. Sweet minifig, though.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:33 PM

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       I nominate this car as the ugly-est car ever produced by lego.

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Negatives:
- the base is to long comparded to te wheels
- the wings ??? why ???
- headlights / bumper dont look right together
- no doors
- It loos like they had some spare bricks that they HAD to use.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:35 PM

I also think, this is the ugliest Car ever.   :thumbdown:

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:48 PM

I don't think it's the ugliest car ever..  but I agree that it design is quite strange, I don't really like it ! 2/5 for me, anyway, that's a nice review^^


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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:49 PM

I don't get the hate here. This was a decent set. There have been better police cars since then, but at its time it looked better than just about any of the previous Lego squad cars, both the classic and junior era ones.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:39 PM

View PostFreeBee, on Nov 15 2008, 12:33 AM, said:

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       I nominate this car as the ugly-est car ever produced by lego.

:thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:  :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
FreeBee, consider this an warning. I have no problems, with members stating their displeasure with a set. However, could you please respect the Reviewer itself, whom took their precious time to present this to our members. If you wish to give negative comments about the set, JUSTIFY it with your words instead of SHOWING MULTIPLE  :thumbdown: One of such symbol is enough. More than 10 such similar emotions is defintely overboard. Even though, you stated the negative points of this set in bullet order. However, it's extremely rude to show such displeasure to the topic/review/set itself.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:43 PM

What's up guys? I think this is a pretty good set. I just don't like the side wings.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:25 PM

View PostCP5670, on Nov 14 2008, 10:49 AM, said:

I don't get the hate here. This was a decent set. There have been better police cars since then, but at its time it looked better than just about any of the previous Lego squad cars, both the classic and junior era ones.

You do have a point there; I hadn't thought of that. I suppose I just like the cars that are out now so much that this precursor still seemed very crude.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:03 PM

FIrstly thanks for the review of this set that I never picked up. I like where Lego seem to have been trying to go with this set but sadly I think they failed in the end, I could do with a roof and a few more refinement and it might be quite good.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:22 PM

View PostMariko, on Nov 14 2008, 02:25 PM, said:

You do have a point there; I hadn't thought of that. I suppose I just like the cars that are out now so much that this precursor still seemed very crude.

You can even see it in this review with the old 80s police car for comparison. The later 80s/90s cars were slightly better, but they all had that strange go-kart shape, and the junior era ones were even worse. This car was a good example of a 4-wide vehicle that didn't look too small.

Actually, the only major issue I have with this car is the lack of a roof. The gray bumpers look a little strange too, but you can always remove them.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:56 PM

View PostWhiteFang, on Nov 14 2008, 07:39 PM, said:

FreeBee, consider this an warning. I have no problems, with members stating their displeasure with a set. However, could you please respect the Reviewer itself, whom took their precious time to present this to our members. If you wish to give negative comments about the set, JUSTIFY it with your words instead of SHOWING MULTIPLE  :thumbdown: One of such symbol is enough. More than 10 such similar emotions is defintely overboard. Even though, you stated the negative points of this set in bullet order. However, it's extremely rude to show such displeasure to the topic/review/set itself.

Sorry for my impulsive reaction but it came from my heart.

I do like the review itself and i am very gratefull for the
donation of time in the review. It is well build up and good pictures.

I can see that other people like it but for me ... no.

Still the set has somepositive points for me:
- it has a great swoosh factor.
- Great minifig with it.
- good moccing possibilities  :thumbup: ( :tongue: fast learner)

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:45 PM

I voted "average", but it would have been "above average" if there weren't those wings.
I mean, the car is not that bad: in 2008 we're used to "no-doors", even if this is an "old" model, and with the stickers it looks good. Those odd lights on front and rear look good too, and so do the two trans plates.
The bottom line: a set I'd like to own, and which I would mod, without those silly wings.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 10:12 PM

Thanks for that very interesting review, TheBrickster.  :thumbup:
A pretty sporty car that is indeed. These trans yellow and red
pieces´re very neat... I wonder whatever became of them..?  :look:

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:42 AM

I have two world city sets, and this is a good one.  I guess you could call it an impulse because of the price and the fig (plus the car!)

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 02:33 AM

View PostMariko, on Nov 15 2008, 02:16 AM, said:

but I do like the police officer's torso


View PostFreddie, on Nov 15 2008, 02:19 AM, said:

Sweet minifig, though.


I wish TLC made more of these SWEET SWEET TORSO'S! :cry_sad: Theyre waaayyy better then the current police torsos :hmpf_bad:

The only reason I wouldve gotten this set is for the mini fig & pieces...

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 03:32 AM

Wow!

I really didn't expect the negative comments about this little car.  While I realize it's not the best little vehicle, it's a small, inexpensive set that has a few nice pieces and a great minifig.  

But in any case, no offense taken from those of you who hate it - but how about the  :thumbup: OUTSTANDING :thumbup: review?  - throw me a bone here! :laugh:

Thanks to those of you who at least appreciate the review.  I'm going to rate it between a 3 and  a 4.  

I've got some better World City sets to review, so better sets are coming.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:13 AM

I look forward to seeing them. The larger WC ground vehicles were all outstanding, even better than the recent police lineups in some ways.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:22 AM

View PostFreeBee, on Nov 15 2008, 04:56 AM, said:

Sorry for my impulsive reaction but it came from my heart.
FreeBee, it's alright to express yourself even if your views are negative. I can understand from your point of view. However, take a few moments and construct your thoughts well, and post it in a nice manner. Don't use multiple emotions again to depict your unhappiness. Its deemed more like spamming than expressing negatively. I thank you for apologising.  :classic:

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:20 AM

View PostTheBrickster, on Nov 14 2008, 06:32 PM, said:

Wow!

I really didn't expect the negative comments about this little car.  While I realize it's not the best little vehicle, it's a small, inexpensive set that has a few nice pieces and a great minifig.  

But in any case, no offense taken from those of you who hate it - but how about the  :thumbup: OUTSTANDING :thumbup: review?  - throw me a bone here! :laugh:

Thanks to those of you who at least appreciate the review.  I'm going to rate it between a 3 and  a 4.  

I've got some better World City sets to review, so better sets are coming.

I enjoy your reviews very much. However, I am not a fan of this set which is seemingly the shared opinion of the majority that voted. The car just doesn't look good, IMO. Still, I rated the set average as it has a pretty good piece/price ratio going.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:34 AM

View PostAsuka, on Nov 15 2008, 08:12 AM, said:

Thanks for that very interesting review, TheBrickster.  :thumbup:
A pretty sporty car that is indeed. These trans yellow and red
pieces´re very neat... I wonder whatever became of them..?  :look:
Yea, they are quite nice peices :look:
Anyway, I actually like this set, it is somewhat sleek and I kinda like the wings :blush: I think that it is kinda cute
And stop being so mean to IT! :angry: Cars have feelings too :cry_sad:  :tongue:

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 10:55 AM

Above the average for me. One of the first non SW set I got after my dark age (along with the new police bike). A lot of potential for customization in order to make it a decent car.
The whole lot at an affordable price that you wouldn't dare to dream about today.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 01:38 PM

Wow, that's truly awful... especially with the addition of those wings on the side... what was TLG thinking during the whole World City line? I'm so grateful they pulled their heads in for the 50th anniversary...

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But kudos on the review though.. very thorough! :)

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 08:59 PM

This set is maybe not that good, but nice enough. I was happy they had a set below the 10 euro count. I like the face of the police man very much. Pity they didn't use it in city sets after 2004.
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