REVIEW: 3658 Police Helicopter
Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:48 PM
Christmas arrived in the Lowlands (Netherlands) and Santa brought all the new Police set with him. I bought this set right after I heard it was already released together with some other police sets that were also brand new. The first thing I noticed was the small size of the box compared to other sets in this price range. So Lego cares about to oversized boxes?
Back of the box, I really like all the small pics showing some action scenes with this set. My inner child was going mad :P
The content of the box consist of three numbered bags. The bigger parts (the front and back piece of the helicopter) came without a special back.
The instructions and the sticker sheet.
The first bag consist of the small criminal car. It's nice to see some old classic pieces are still in use today.
We also get the criminal himself, with an angry smile on his head. Ofcourse he's already arrested because how else could we make such a nice picture of him?
The small car, nice and very fun to drive with. Also the colorscheme looks great.
Back of the car, here's the first sticker used as a license plate
But without car doors the criminal can't get inside like normal minifigs can. Poor criminal...
Instruction book number 2
The pilot of the helicopter, despite his torso has been seen already I really like it.
Other police officer
Last police officer with a new style cap
Once finished you get a fast, and good looking police helicopter equipped with everything you need to catch and chase criminals. On this side it has a spotlight
And on the other side the camera
Interior of the cockpit. The control pannels are printed. I like the inclusion of a cup, making it a little more realistic
And at last the helicopter with the whole police corps, I still need to buy two police stations to make it have a proper landing pad.
The set is great for kids, and also good for adults.
As requested some pics of the interior
And a comparison between the fire and police helicopter
The fire helicopter seems to be heavier than the police one
-Price is a little steep for this set, over here it's 30 euro
-The helicopter seems to be very similar to last years fire helicopter (but that helicopter was cool to so why not use the same formula for a police one)
-The criminal's car seems to be very similar to the blue one from the garage set a few years back
-The helicopter feels really light compared to it's size, I would prefer something more heavier but it seems you can't have everything
-Some may say that the're to many big pieces but that's just a matter of taste IMO.
-4 minifigs, really generous of Lego because it seems they're geting even rare in larger sets
-Two vehicles to make a chase scene with
-Small details as the handcluffs(?)
-Really nice colorscheme
-Fits more minifigs than the ones deliverd with this set
-It's a police helicopter, what else can you dislike about that?
So all in all it's a great and solid set. Children will love to make chase scenes with this set. And it looks great with all the other new police sets
Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:20 PM
Well done on the review.
Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:25 PM
Even though I liked the last copter, this one though dearer by quite a bit is better....but you can land this on the top of the new police station !
Maybe Lego need to bring out a heliport set for the coast guard, fire, taxi and police copters to be stationed.
Keep on reviewing 'Brickviller' and keep on bricking everyone !
Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:51 PM
It is a bit of a shame that the little car doesn't have doors, since it looks like it could. But I'm not totally sure-- his arms might collide with the front part of the doors. Could you experiment with it and tell me whether or not doors would have been feasible? In any event, it's a gorgeous little car. Seems a bit odd for a car with a "pick-up" bed to be a four-wide, but I remember from my time in Rome that small cars with pick-up beds do exist. Gotta remember that LEGO is a European company!
Additionally, I have to applaud you for your skill at aligning stickers. I've always appreciated stickers in LEGO sets, and have never been the sort of person who feels all decorations should be printed. But you definitely have a knack for getting them on straight, as can be seen in this set and the other sets in your "lineup".
Anyway, I think this set is pretty beautiful. I'm not a City collector, but always keep a close eye on City sets because they set the standard for "real life" in LEGO. Great review!
Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:41 PM
Murdered Day 8 as former Armed Forces member and Spider ward member Dudley Eisenhower in Def's Doctor Bloodbrick's Asylum.-Insane
Thank you Jebediahs for that great paper doll!
Died as Congressman Aide Maxwell Touns in Bob's Red Scare Mystery-Town
Died as Pub Owner Mrs. Le Goninja in Def's The Coming Darkness-Town
Died as Pet Store owner Jack Montgomery in Bob's Suburbia
Currently playing as the 40 year old teller Richard Sexton in Hinckley's Red Moon Two!
Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:35 AM
Edited by KielDaMan, 13 December 2010 - 01:35 AM.
Currently playing as the Sheriff Kenneth Emanuel in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia
Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:59 AM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:16 AM
Hey Brickviller, waar heb je de hele gekocht dan, ik heb hem bij Intertoys nog niet op de site zien staan..tenminste niet dat ie al te koop was.....
Edited by LuxorV, 13 December 2010 - 08:41 PM.
Please do not quote whole posts this big.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:51 PM
Done and done
I bought it ad V&D in Utrecht, it seemed we got 15% off until the 24th of December
Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:43 PM
If needed, quote short text parts.
Oh, and could you please try to share your thought in English, so they are accessible to the whole community? Thanks again.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:50 AM
No I don't or at least not yet, I don't know if I make a review of that one because I've already build it so I need to take it all apart again.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:08 PM
I voted for
-excellent looking police helicopter
-additional car for more playability and action
-no car doors in the pick-up
-unfitting color for the pick-up (why not blue, black or grey?!)
-much too expensive set
Edited by Klaus-Dieter, 03 January 2011 - 07:09 PM.
Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:53 AM
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