This is my first classic town review. For today, I will be featuring the 6641, 4-Wheelin' Truck which is produced in 1987. For some younger members in EB, you might not have encounter such a baby roaming down the streets, horning at others with its big massive truck. Considering this is a 1987 set, such a vehicle size is considered big in those days.
Name: 4-Wheelin' Truck
Theme: LEGO System / Town
An image of a 6641, 4-Wheelin' Truck
Why the name 4-Wheelin' Truck? It is because this truck is equipped with 4 heavy duty wheels which is considered "big" among other small vehicles in Classic Town. Please take note, most of the vehicles that are produced in Classic Town era, are 4-studs wide. This truck is no exception.
Meet the driver and his truck!
This truck has a very good combinations of different colors that are common for most town vehicles. It made used of blue, white and red as its primary combinations. I find that this combinations is quite soothing to its eyes especially the blue bricks.
In addition, the mini-fig torso is superb. The driver must be a great fan of this vehicle. I realised most truck drivers in the classic town era wear this most of the time. I wonder if its some kind of an organization?
There is 2 red doors coupled with the truck, to enable the driver to get in properly. This vehicle is considered big in the 1980s. However, if you compared it with the current city vehicles, this truck certainly will not outsize the current designs. Please take note of the wheels. The wheels are pretty different. I don't remember seeing these wheels in many other vehicles, maybe some members can help me on this.
Most of the classic town vehicles have a window frame on top which is known as a "sun-roof". In this set, this feature is also included. Furthermore, the vehicle frame has a simple mechanism which all town lovers love. It is to lift it up and place their driver in and out the seat. Most importantly, you do not have to take off the entire window frame just to put in the driver.
Different angles of the 4-Wheelin' Truck
Back 20 years ago, LEGO had been experimenting with SNOT technique. You can see that the back looks very neat without the studs. In addition, it can be quite useful to place a mini-fig on top of it, or throw some baggage for some quick getaway.
Playability: 8/10 (Great addition to your Town collection.)
Design: 8.5/10 (Very good design. I love 4-studs truck. At least, it is able to occupy one side of the lane)
Price: 9/10 (An inexpensive set based on the 1987 pricing)
Overall: 8.5/10 (A must have for all Classic Town lovers, we have been complaining for more wider range of vehicle)
I gave it a "4" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours?
Hope everyone of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine.
Pictures can be found in My Brickshelf (When moderated)
Edited by WhiteFang, 13 July 2008 - 12:08 PM.