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#1 WhiteFang

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:23 PM

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Hello all Fabuland Lovers!!!!!  

This will be my second review, contributing to Eurobricks especially to Fabuland Builders' Guild. I am extremely impressed by all enthuastic Fabuland members, and of course I promise Hinckley and ImperialShadows that I will do my best to dig out my Fabuland set over the weekend. Guess, my love for Fabuland makes me work through the night. Trust me, its worth it!   :sweet:

First and foremost, let me present you the box art of 3683 Fabuland Amusement Park.

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This is a very short comic strip on the bottom of the box, that required no words only phonics.
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When you flip open the cover, you will reveal this nostalgic picture, reminding each and everyone of us that LEGO begins from young!
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The instruction manual are exceptionally interesting. Why is that so? It's not those typical manuals that only show you how it build. But these ones, include interesting dialogue by our cast. It's really very enriching for children whom just begin to learn english. It feels like reading a short storybook.
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The last 2 pages are my favourite!!! It showed our Fabuland characters in the town. Below, is a typical Fabuland town layout!!
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Without further ado, let me introduce you the main cast from left to right.
Left: Max the Mouse, Freddy the Fox, Clive the Crocodile and Lucy the Lamb.
They will walking through the whole Amusement Park project with everyone. So sit back and relax the start of the show!
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Lucy: Welcome to our Construction Site. We are laying the foundation for our Ferris Wheel which will be our Amusement Park first attraction!  :sweet:
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Freddy: Please give me a hand. I am tired of building the second level.
Lucy: No, it's hot. And I am a lady. You can't expect me to help you. I am not moving.  :angry:
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Lucy: Wow. That is a very big wheel.
Clive: Max and I was making use of the holes to click the seats together. And it is able to rotate pretty well. I am glad that the mechanism that supplied by TLC worked pretty smooth.  :wub:
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Lucy: Weeee, I am flying!  :laugh:
Max: This is so cool!  
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After sometimes, Freddy place the stairs and he is about to walk up.
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Max: Freddy, you got to try the new slide. This is going to be so much fun.  :devil:
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Freddy: You are right! I will try it for the first time!!
Max: Hehe!
Clive: Watch out!!!!  
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Freddy: Help Help Help!!  :cry_sad:
Clive: I told you so. I will come and give you a hand. :hmpf:
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Max: Maybe, I should bump Freddy down.  :devil:
Clive: No No, save him up. We are right behind schedule!!
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All: Hooray, we have completed half of our Amusement Park.  :sweet:
Freddy: I better go and grab something. Lucy, can you wait at the Boat Stand.
Lucy: Sure.  :classic:
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Lucy: Amazing. Where did you get that boat?  :blush:
Freddy: Hehe. somewhere. Let me roll up the stream into the River of Love!  :tongue:
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Clive and Max: Hey Freddy, you left us out! It's not fair.  :angry:
Freddy: Hmm, Lucy and I been working for this part of the Amusement Park. Maybe the both of you should plan for the second stage of our Amusement Park.  :wink:
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Max: I have a great idea!
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Max: Clive, look at the Prize Stand, I have made. I think we need to have a solid game. Have you thought of one yet?  :look:
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Clive: Yes! This is my fabulastic creation and I named it "Clive of Fortune"  :wub:
Max: Err, its a great game! But change the name.  :hmpf:
Clive: I placed my bet on number 2! Spin it.  
*Both Amazed*
Clive: Weee, I won! I won!  :laugh:
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Max: Choose a prize, Clive. These are not stickers! These are real tiles from TLC. Then, take it and claim the prize from TLC later.  :wink:
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Lucy and Freddy: We are back from the "River of Love' It's a nice ride.  
Max: We are almost complete. This is our last attraction, I called it "Max-Go-Round and Round"
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Max: Hmm, by adding this and this.  :hmpf_bad:
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Max: Finished! Well, almost finished. I managed to find the 3 rides. I wonder whether Clive have found the fourth ride?  :sceptic:
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*Vroom Vroom*
Clive: Here. My Blue Bike is ready to be converted!  :tongue:
Freddy: Geez, how kind of you!  
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Max: Finally the parts are fixed. Well, almost all of them.  :tongue:
Freddy: Let's get it fixed onto a location.  :classic:
Clive and Lucy: This is so much fun!   :laugh:
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Finally, the Amusement Park is complete!
All: Welcome to Fabuland Amusement Park! Hooray. Free tickets for Opening Day! Every Fabuland Citizen are welcomed!  :cry_happy:
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Freddy and Max saying "Hello" to everyone!
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Lucy saying "Hello" too. Now, where is Clive?  
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Max, Clive and Lucy: What are you doing with your bike?
Clive: Watch out for my stunt!  
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*Bang*
Max: I supposed that is not the stunt you intend to show us I guess.  
Clive: Ouch, err. I need to practice later.  :wacko:
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Lastly to all Eurobricks Members, this is our warm welcome from the loving cute Fabuland Citizens.
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My thought on this set.
Everything about this set is terrific. I can't imagine there was so much playability in this set. Even though, most pieces are juniorized and it contains 90 plus pieces of LEGO parts. The fun makes up for everything. It is incredible. The Ferris Wheel, the Slide, the Boat Ride, the Wheel of Fortune and the Merry Go Round is what you will normally find in any Amusement park. To conculde, this is an excellent set with minimum flaws. In short, I can't seemed to find any that ruin my fun. After all, this is a Fabuland set and we must not be bias against to filled with complicated building techinques. In addition, there are many interesting and unique Fabuland Parts such as the Merry Go Round shelter.

My verdict:
Playability: 9.5/10
Design: 9.5/10
Price: 8/10
Overall: 9.5/10  :laugh:

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I really hope each and everyone truly enjoy reading my long winded review. Thanks for your time taken! If there is any request, I will try my best to answer! :wink:

Edited by WhiteFang, 06 August 2008 - 05:48 PM.

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#2 Matn

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:30 PM

Wow, such a sweet set, so juniorized but so nice. It looks like new, is it new?
Thank you for the review. Me wants all the Fabuland shizzle!  :cry_happy:
I found today on the fleamarket/rommelmarkt some LEGO bags for 5 euro each with Fabuland pieces in it. Sadly, I didn't bought them because I only was interested in those Fabuland pieces and they weren't in a bag together... And I didn't have the money...

Thanks for the review! Keep them comming up!  :tongue:

Edited by Matn, 01 May 2008 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:36 PM

Wow, amazing review! :cry_happy:

This set looks so nice, too bad they're so expensive online :hmpf_bad:  Remember my offer, it's still intact :wink:

Thank you for the awesome review, I hope you can pop out some more! :laugh:

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:39 PM

View PostMatn, on May 2 2008, 02:30 AM, said:

Wow, such a sweet set, so juniorized but so nice. It looks like new, is it new?
Thank you for the review. Me wants all the Fabuland shizzle!  :cry_happy:

Thanks for your kind comment! Hehe, I enjoy doing this review from my bottom of my heart. And this is the likely the longest i took too. This set was bought by my father in 1988. And I finally took it out again to play and build after almost 20 years! I am so happy that I show my whole family what LEGO have brought us nothing but happiness. I feel so happy as this set has a very strong sentimental feeling to me.

Nevertheless, I glad you enjoyed it!  :blush:

View PostExoBuilder, on May 2 2008, 02:36 AM, said:

Wow, amazing review! :cry_happy:

This set looks so nice, too bad they're so expensive online :hmpf_bad:  Remember my offer, it's still intact :wink:

Thank you for the awesome review, I hope you can pop out some more! :laugh:

ExoBuilder, thanks for your comment! Hehe, I glad you love it. It took me a long time to dig that out. Hehe, yes I still remember the offer. Will consider  :wink:

Edited by WhiteFang, 01 May 2008 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:35 PM

Well, that´s indeed a sweet and adorable set.... maybe it´s not fair to compare this with nowadays DUPLO or
4+ sets, and although there´re for sure neat sets to find within these lines too they seem to lack, somehow,
some of the special charms of Fabuland.... and the compatibility with System´s a big and important advantage
too.  :classic:
Thanks for that very fine review, WhiteFang!  :thumbup:



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