4920: The Rapid Rider Review
Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:53 AM
4920: The Rapid Rider
Subtheme: Rock Raiders
Pieces: 37 (+1 extra - TrNeonGreen Plate 1 x 1 Round)
Price: Euro 3,50, used, not including S/H, on eBay
Building time: less than 10 minutes.
More info: Bricklink - Peeron.
I could have owned the 4910 Hover scout (see Metalandi's review here), but while I was buying some used sets, I forgot to buy that one too!
So, here's my only RR set, the second smallest one (if we don't count Japanese promos; sweets are surely sweeter if they come with a Lego set!)
Face and torso closeup; I like the torso, the face is good except for the bandanna.
Building is based on two big pieces: Landing Skids and Plate 6 x 6 x 2/3 Cross with Dome. Let's go!
Building is over:
Pros: Small set (= cheap), 1 fig, two accessories, some interesting pieces like the rock and the Crystal. No stickers but 3 printed pieces! Good color choice.
Cons: Tipper Bucket is fixed, no hinge. No levers or steering wheel, it probably moves by using the buttons on the 2x2 tile.
It deserves a 4/5.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 02:41 PM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 04:45 PM
Nice review though. I never got into Rock Raiders. I would have loved the large drill bit piece for set #s 4970 and 4940.
This set looks like a little boulder hawler, and a nice set to introduce someone unfamilar with the theme. I esp. like the fig and the little 2x2 drill bit tile. The overall set looks like it has some very useful mining-type pieces.
Nice review and thanks for sharing.
Posted 23 August 2008 - 04:53 PM
A course for ports unread.
I'll stand at mast, let north winds blow
Till half of us are dead.
-Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Posted 23 August 2008 - 07:27 PM
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