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REVIEW: 5613 Firefighter


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#1 Cardinal Brick

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:31 PM

More firefighter, there must be a pyromaniac in Legoland somewhere!

Theme: City
Set Name: Firefighter
Set Number: 5613  
Number of Pieces: 25
Figures:1
Released: 2008
List Price: £2.00 (GBP) $3.50 (USD) 2.99 (EURO)
5613  Peeron.com
5613 Bricklink Catalog
5613 Shop At Home

Starting as always with the box

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I didn’t know red cylinders were flammable.

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Interestingly an action shot and not other sets you might like to buy.

The contents of the box.

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Looks much like every other impulse set.

Firefighter, not sure there’s much else to say apart from I wish they’d included breathing equipment.

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Looking pretty pleased with himself if you ask me.

The equipment rack is fairly standard and easy to build, it does however include a fire hydrant.

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Inbuild shot, will I be able to finish this complex build.[/.


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Unsurprisingly I did. I nice selection of kit is provided.


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All together, I think the fire is a bit odd but it does add playability.


If you want to increase the number of your firefighter and their equipment this is a great way, though there is something missing in my mind.


The Rating System
Figures: 5/10 (Fairly standard I already have a fair few)
Parts 6/10 (Good selection of tools, but lacks the breathing apparatus I’d expect in a set like this)
Fun Fun Fun 5/10 (There’s clearly something to do even if you just own this set.) Design 5/10 (Not going to win any awards but it’s robust)
Price 8/10 (Nothing to complain about, you get a lot of accessories for the price.)
Grand Total 29/50 (Reasonable design and good accessories a good set to improve any fire department.)

Conclusion.
This isn’t a set I’d necessarily buy, but while I was at Bluewater today I decided I should try to review every impulse set myself, so that why I bought it. Still I think it has some good playability and a good set of accessories if you need more firefighting kit, I just can’t get passed the lack of breaking apparatus, that would have made it a better set in my view.


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#2 KimT

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:53 PM

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If you want to increase the number of your firefighter and their equipment this is a great way, though there is something missing in my mind.
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#3 Cardinal Brick

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:56 PM

That’s the problem I couldn’t quite tell what, it’s a bit of a problem in a reviewer. Maybe a hose to clip to the fire hydrant I don’t know.
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