Review: 7737 Coast Guard 4WD & Jet Scooter
Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:02 AM
Welcome to another sunny day in LEGO city! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, minifigs are drowning.... Wait? What?!
The Coast Guard rushes to the scene and deploys the Coast Guard 4WD & Jet Scooter to save the poor minifig from drowning.
Let's take a look at the Coast Guard's buggy!
7737 Coast Guard 4WD & Jet Scooter
Set Name: 7737 Coast Guard 4WD & Jet Scooter
Theme: City-Coast Guard
Price: 9.99 USD-9.95 EUR-7.99 GBP
Price Per Piece: About 8 cents
Now, the review!
Here is the front. It shows a nice image of the buggy on the beach with the ocean in the background.
The back shows some of the features in the set, such as the extra equipment.
The picture on the manual is the same as on the box as usual.
The set has great colors. I love how the orange, blue and white look together. The part selection is quite good, but unfortunately uses the large car base.
Coast Guard Minifig
This is a great fig. The torso print is very nice and matches the buggy's colors well.
New Tire Mold
Here are the new tires. They look very good.
Color separation is not a problem here, and since it is a small set, the piece call out is not a necessity.
It is always nice to get extra cheese slopes.
The Finished Set!
The design of the trailer and jetski is great. The jetski is very smooth looking and the color scheme is fantastic. The sticker on the roof is nice, but it's actually too big for the piece. The corners of the sticker flap where the piece curves.
Here you can see how it attaches to the trailer. I didn't add the sticker that goes on the front which is a little sign that says BB-03 or something.
Attaching The Trailer
This is where the trailer connects to the main car. It attaches simply with a ball joint.
Car Front View
The license plate is a nice sticker, and the top lights look nice. Say cheese driver!
The back is very similar to the front, it has the same sticker.
The Equipment Rack
A very welcome addition to the set. It adds quite a bit of playability. The orange fins are great.
All Decked Out
He looks pretty spiffy in his diving suit doesn't he?
Price: 10/10 (You can't get much more in here for $10)
Parts: 9/10 (Nice selection and great colors. The big car base is a bit annoying)
Design: 9/10 (The jetski is a prime example of something with a small amount of pieces that still looks amazing)
Playability: 9/10 (You can drive the car, go diving, and jetski across the bay)
Minifig: 7/10 (The one it comes with is great, but it could have come with one more. Perhaps a citizen of some sort)
Build: 8/10 (Simple, but looks great)
Even in the face of danger, this member of the Coast Guard always has a smile on his face...
Simply put, for $10 you have to buy this set. It is one of the better sets in this price range you can buy, and one of the best small city sets.
The colors are great, the design is great, and the fig is great. I don't normally think small sets are worth heavy praise, but this one definitely deserves it.
Thanks, and happy building!
Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:21 AM
The new Coast Guard theme is very nice!
EDIT: This set could almost pass for Classic Town, except for the use of orange and the lack of opening doors on the car. 5 stars!
Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:34 AM
As for the entire flow of review, I agreed with Brickster that your introduction is very good. With the little amends I had added earlier, it turns out to be very good.
Keep it up.
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:18 PM
But this is a very good review, that almost makes me wish I had the time (read: money) to purchase some of the coast-guard sets.
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 10:03 PM
The whole CG theme looks very nice to me with a good and detailed set design,
and this one´s no exception. Although it would be nice to see more car doors
and some new MF faces, though.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:50 PM
- Very sturdy build. Feels very solid as you build the pickup (compared to the Fire pickup & trailer I also have)
- The orange pieces (my first pieces in this colour!)
- The tyres which give the smoothest ride of any Lego Town/City vehicle I've ever built
- The raised suspension and side runners
- The Coast Guard dude (again a first for me) and his mega-cool flippers and aqualung
- The jetski controls - The handlebars actually move left to right which is a great detail
- Little details that Lego didn't have to do (the grey handle by the ball joint; moving handlebars; the new tyres)
Edited by rriggs, 02 September 2008 - 02:53 PM.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:05 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:15 PM
And Cardinal Brick, I'm not quite sure what you mean, but I cetainly think that this jetski is wonderful.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:45 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:00 AM
Lego stickers are probably the best that there are, but sometimes modifications must be made.
Now I want that large Coast Guard helicopter, #7738!!!
Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:24 AM
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:20 AM
One question: How does the robot-arm-piece connect to the jetski?
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:17 AM
Great review, too. Thank-you for the closer look at the set.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:31 AM
I thought so, so thanks for confirming!
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