Truck & Forklift (7733) review
Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:38 PM
Guys, gals and city lovers,
Finally TRU Paris received a new set and off course I needed my new set fix hehe. It was the only new set of every theme and I paid 24.99� for that magnificent baby.
I�ll start with the classic pics of the box art and manuals. There are 2 books and that DSS is freaking huge !!
1) OK lets start the review of the Forklift and its �extras�
The Mf is really classic (nothing to add there !!)
The extras are really sweet actually: here are pics of that new box part. And pics of that new part put in good use (note that I did not use the stickers on those boxes) !! And finally the other crate extra.
The forklift is really sweet and has a great design !! I shall start by showing you the front part on its own: as you can see its simply attached and there is a spring youcan push down to lower the crates.
2) Now lets focus on the truck itself
The trucker is just an average bloke that doesn�t really looks like the rough trucker that speed through the grand old 66. Bu oh well, at lest he has the coffee cup for his needs (if he puts coffee in there though)
Before I talk about the truck, I want to emphasise the top part of it: I never had one like that and it looks pretty sweet.
Now the truck itself is amazing because it�s a 6-wide which is perfect for a truck. I am so annoyed with those oversized sets. As you can see it�s a flatbed where a container can be placed on top of it.
The container is cool off course but is pretty simple and strait forward. The �extra� is not that fantastic compared to the ones with the forklift. Now here are pics of the loaded truck.
3) Here are pics of the trailer
I�ll start with that other new part which I find really cool: that 4x4 disc in black. Pother than that its just a trailer on wheels which fits perfectly that set.
4) Finally here are general pics of the truck and set
In conclusion, that is a must have set for every city lovers and fans out there !!
I hope you enjoyed that review of this great set. Like always, do not hesitate to ask for more pics and to comment on that set.
Cheers and remember� Cargo ON !!
Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:19 PM
Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:36 PM
I have one question; how are the front wheels conected? By a tan 3 long pin?
Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:57 PM
Unfortunatly the only printed tile is that 1x1 red gauge pattern
Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:42 PM
Don't put too much pressure on those when you open them though :-P
And I forgot top say something about that darn DSS, its way too big and putting stickers is something I truly despise !! Thats why I haven't used all of the DSS ;-)
Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:44 PM
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:53 PM
A couple of my thoughts:
1. The forklift in my opinion, is the best part of the set. The building techniques used are superb! *y*
2. The little extras that are included are a nice touch, although I don't know what the green/yellow things are supposed to represent (perhaps, you can shed some insight)...
3. The trends seems to be downsizing the trucks for 2008. (Good, but...) the fronts of the trucks have a different design. (However, this seems to mean that the use of those beloved 1x1 slopes for headlights are declining, being substituted for 1x1 plates ... :-/ ) I still have mixed opinions about these new front designs.
4. The design of the truck is a bit lacking in my opinion. The design is too simplistic for my taste, but nevertheless, overall a very good set.
Personally, I am still undecided in whether to buy this set or not, as the price is good (but not great), and the mediocre design of truck detracts from the set's value.
Just my 2 cents.
Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:53 PM
Before this is all over, promise me you'll figure out which one of us is the machine.
Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:32 PM
Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:37 PM
Cargo truck ON!! X-D
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:05 PM
About the design on the front of the trucks - I'm have mixed feelings. I absolutely love it on this set, but for some reason it looks crap on the front of the Police Truck. Doesn't matter to me though, I had no desire to get the Police Truck.
I gotta agree, the truck is really nice, but the best part of the set is the forklift. It looks awesome!
Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:54 PM
thanks again *yoda*
and are they flat or curved?
thanks again (again :-P )
Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:40 PM
I love this one, but unfortunately I probably won't buy it, my eyes are on the castle line this year.
Thanks again for this great review!
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:02 PM
Other than that, fantastic set! *y*
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:36 PM
You're right, the base for the containers is this piece: , so the pallets will be able to slide around. On the other hand, I think it adds play value since it will be easier to use the forklift to take the cargo out of the containers when it's not stuck to the floor :-) And though I feel like it's been said a hundred times already, the forklift is pure beauty, I almost suspect that more time was spent on designing the forklift than on the rest of the set :-P
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