Set name: Dump Truck
Minifigs: 1 Construction Worker
Price: EUR 19.99 / ? GBP / 19.99 USD
Year of release: 2009
Adding the the growing subtheme of construction this Dump Truck will surely hit many dirt roads in kids' rooms around the globe.
It's yellow and carry boulders - what's not to like about it?
A nice picture with a good background, binding the dirty construction work to the town.
"Yeehaaa! Let's fetch'em boulders for the construction site mateee!"
"Yehaaaaaaa! That's a 10-4"
"Yehaaa! Over & Out"
Back of the Box
Some nice pictures showing the Dump Truck from different angles and the unloading of boulders.
Also depicts the 2 polybags within the box and how they are divided into two build sessions.
More neat box art for us to enjoy.
The polybags and instruction
2 Numbered polybags, single booklet instruction and a small stickersheet.
For once it's fairly easy to distinguish between light-grey, dark-grey and black.
Easy to follow and the subdivision of the build into two bags really eases the build.
And bearing in mind that this is a set aged 5-12, then it's very suitable.
One could mix all the bricks to make the build a little more challenging.
The end pages has some interesting pictures/playscenes from the subthemes; construction & farm.
(Better resolution pictures can be found in the brickshelf folder when public)
Same ol' same ol' AC-Nielsen
7631 numberings for the Dump Truck (I did not use those)
Red/white stripes for the fence.
Constructionwork ahead!-sign. - Gotta love that minifig and his shovel
The build - Bag One
A smooth ride describes transforming Bag One's parts into: a roadsign, 2 boulders, the driver, the fence, 2 orange warning lamps and the wheelless Dump Truck chassis and cabin.
Guided by the easy step by step instruction, this is a build quickly done.
The Dump Truck has plenty of greeble and the design is near perfect in the transaction from "real life" to "minifig size". I may be wrong, but this is just my humble opinion
Personal favourites are:
1: The engine front, grill and exhaust.
2: The side-view mirrors.
3: The roof not being the hinged type.
This is a very neat way to do the roofing, I am getting tired of those hinged roofs and this is a good solution.
Doors would have been better, but this'll do just fine.
The build - Bag Two
Again a smooth build. The chassis is finished and the tipper function and top is added.
The sides are nealty designed ands the overall look is very smooth
Is this a new wheel? I don't recall seeing it before?
A classic by now. One thing that puzzles me is where to keep his black shovel when driving?
The Dump Truck
The Dump Truck in all it's glory.
Talk about playability
8/10 Price - a good set for the money.
8/10 Parts - a wide selection of useable yellow. 6 wheels, boulders, plates and so on.
9/10 Design - "Smoooth 10-4"
10/10 Playability - It tips, it turns, it rocks
10/10 Coherence - Perfect. This will melt right in along the rest of the construction sub-theme sets.
45/50 All in all - A Classic Town Vehicle is born.
Edited by WhiteFang, 26 December 2008 - 04:33 AM.
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