City - World's going warmer ! it's time to get a smaller car
Year Released: 2009 (2010 officially)
Piece Count: 45 (2 extras) - No new part except printed torso
List Price: EUR 4.99
The flu is back outside, Saint-Nicolas has gone and it's snowing for the first time this winter (it's usually at the beginning of november). A great day for a review !
May be our crisis hit Legoland world ? As for real world, Lego Car Designers followed the market by issuing a pied Smart.
The box is hardly bigger than a child hand.
You got twice the same picture on the front and on the right hand side, and a picture of what seems to be a new torso (a sweater) on the top of the box.
Only hieroglyphs on the other sides.
The box is however as void as usual. Here is the content :
Good news ! No sticker ... God bless (danish) gods.
The view with a random page will close the chapter on the booklet :
Lego warehouse must be full of green 1 x 2 plates ! You may notice four of them hidden in the design of the car ...
There is something odd with the minifig. At first sight, I would have said this guy was a jogger. But he wears no cap, and he took a suitcase ? ??
Moreover, it's a long time I haven't seen somebody with green pants. Danish fashion ?
His back is printed too.
The car is a single seater, 8 x 4, has no seat, no side and rear windows, no ESP I guess and only a big rear stop light just under the roof.
We get a white cheesecake and a round transclear plate as extra parts (top of the picture).
Comfortable is not a word I'd would use for that car. The driver can't lean backward as his head hit the back light and it's difficult to get in the car as the
doorway is very high :
I think it's only worth for city life, traffic jams and car parks (I 've never seen any Car pack in Lego city for decades so it's must be a big issue for dwellers).
Just check where they put the engine before leaving for a long journey !
This set is cheap but not so cost effective with a ratio of 0.11 (price over parts #) but it's a very cheap way to get :
- a nice double-sided torso,
- a not so common trans black windshield
- a good base to fill your city with playable not oversized vehicules
Edited by TheBrickster, 14 December 2009 - 07:32 AM.