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Set Review: 7990 Cement Mixer

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  1. Outstanding (7 votes [53.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.85%

  2. Above Average (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  3. Average (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

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#1 cagri



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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:52 AM

7990 Cement Mixer
Theme: Town
Released: 2007
Price: 15 USD
Pieces: 209 (1 minifigure)

Need a skyscraper built? A mother-in-law buried? A treasure kept? No problem, here I come !

Only one booklet for instructions without any alternative model:
It's divided into two sections for two seperate baggies which the parts come in.
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Parts come in two big bags:
A few big pieces and the stickers are loose in the box.
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Extra parts and sticker sheet:
Dark bluish gray 1x1 round plates are meant to be used as cement. Sticker sheet is neat.
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A standard worker with helmet:
He comes with a shovel.
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Colour scheme makes it easy to understand the instructions:
It's easy for younger Lego enthusiasts to build the model.
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Building in progress:
Chassis of the truck is really sturdy.
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Drivers seat is on the left:
I wish we had a real seat instead of a modified tile.
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Working drum mechanism:
You can turn the cement drum from a handle on the front right.
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Nice details on the front:
Rearview mirrors are great. I love the SNOT front panel too.
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Control panel on the left:
Cement hose hardly fits its place and the hose is too thick.
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Don't forget the shovel:
SNOT technique is used on the back panel as well.
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Long & wide truck with 8 wheels:
I love the 6-stud-wide design of new town series.
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Cement drum actually works:
If you place a couple of 1x1 plates in the drum and turn the handle it pours out the little cement parts!
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Man at work:
All this hard work gave me wrinkles on my face :(
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Folder when public:

-Figures: 6/10 Nothing special with the figure but what did I expect? At least we have a face expression.
-Parts: 6/10 Standart parts for a truck but the big blue drum is new.
-Price: 8/10 Very nice and detailed truck for 15 USD.
-Design: 9/10 It really does look great, doesn't it?
-Building: 8/10 Easy to build and it's fun with a little use of SNOT.
-Total: 37/50 It's a must for every town. But other players should find it attractive as well.

I occasionally order Town sets but I felt a great urge to build this when I first saw it on Brickshelf. When it was released I ordered it right away. Ten days later I was amazed looking at this beauty by my table. We didn't have a cement mixer for ages and I'm sure every Town builder will have this set. And I have no doubt non-Town enthusiasts, like me, will consider getting this.

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#2 Zarkan


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for the great review!  :thumbup:

This is one of my favorite CITY kits from 2007. I think it's a lot better than the cement mixer from the classic town theme - and it has some cool pieces too.  :classic:

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#3 metalandi


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:36 PM

I voted outstanding, because i think this is the best cement mixer TLG ever made, also love the 6-stud wide based vehicles, as you mentioned. I both bought and sold it again this year, and i already regret it, but i had to sell some stuff because of a loss of space :sceptic:

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