Today I will be reviewing 3179 Repair Truck, since no one else has. On with the review!
Due to my lack of good quality box-art shots, I will present a high-definition photo of the front of the box since mine was glared and was not focused right. There is no visual difference.
On the back of the box, we see all the various play feature of the truck. Excellent!
On the bottom right, LEGO his printed detail of the worker placing his trusty tools (plus spare light bulbs) in the cabinets on the side of his truck.
The top right has the man changing the bulb of the streetlight, and a illustration showing how the bucket can be rotated 360 degrees.
Sorry for the cut off picture, but here is the full 360-degree illustration:
Onto the contents of the box....
Parts, removed from box:
Just a DSS (Dreaded Sticker Sheet), oddly proportioned instruction manual, two plates, and two poly bags of the parts.
This is when my camera's macro lens finally started to actually work. Sadly, there is many stickers in this set.
These are oddly proportioned compared to the size of the set. And no, I am not going to take a picture of the screaming preteen on the back. We have seen enough of him.
Nothing new here, but useful nevertheless.
Part poly bags:
Just waiting to be opened....
Un-bagged and organized parts:
An excellent selection of basic bricks. I wouldn\'t buy this one as a part pack, though. Which brings us to...
A green trash can! Perfect for recycling. I don\'t know why or what this has to do with repairing lights, but it sure is excellent!
On the flip side, the minifigure is terrible and uses all too common parts. No back printing either.
Random Instruction page (RIP):
This page shows the completion of the tan plate with the recycling bin and street lamp post. I would have much preferred a green or bley plate but it is probably tan so it can match the construction sets.
We begin with constructing the pole and base of the lamp post.
We then add the lamp to the post and the recycling can:
After that, we begin building the chassis of the truck...
Next, we add the front bumper and some other details... I\'ll let the pictures and images do the talking..
Dumb stickers, I can never get you on right ...
After that, we build the object that will hold the boom and allow it to turn 360 degrees:
And a rear window!
Next, will build the roof-mounted lights....
A tiny rack of tools, too:
The cabinets of both tools and light bulbs are added... The light bulbs are 1x2 trans-yellow plates:
and then they are covered by beautiful tiles, plus \"stay\" clear saw horses are installed:
And FINALLY, the boom with the cherry-picker bucket is built!
It bends, but when in transit, it folds down:
Final Views of the set:
Not much in the way of spare parts, though:
Conclusion coming soon... enough...
Edited by Legoliner Pilot, 09 January 2010 - 05:45 PM.