Jump to content


REVIEW: 6739 Truck & Stunt Trikes


11 replies to this topic

Poll: On a scale of 1 to 5 (19 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you rate this set?

  1. 1- Poor (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  2. 2 - Below Average (5 votes [26.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.32%

  3. 3 - Average (5 votes [26.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.32%

  4. 4 - Above Average (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 TheBrickster

TheBrickster

  • Loved Ghost Ranger


    Posts: 9642
    Joined: 15-January 05
    Member: 174

Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:57 PM

Truck & Stunt Trikes

Set #: 6739
Theme: Island Xtreme Stunts
Year Released: 2002
Piece Count: 210
Minifigs: 3
List Price: $30 (USD)

Truck & Stunt Trikes will be my final review of the Island Xtreme Stunts collections.  (see also 6734 Beach Cruisers and 6735 Air Chase).  I first saw this set at legoland during the month it was released.  I thought it was so awesome at the time with its bright orange color, 3-wheelers, and new minifigs.  I purchased it on the spot to realize later that the set had some big components that seemed to resemble a terrible theme during the same era, Jack Stone.  While this set is a lot better, I'll ask that you share your opinion after this review.

Starting with the box, the image shows adventure in action:
Posted Image

The back of the box shows some alternate racing models:

Posted Image

The instructions had some nice images and even instructions for a race car:

Posted Image Front

Posted Image

Posted Image Instructions - Page 1

Posted Image Instructions - Page 2

Posted Image Backside

The set includes three figs, Pizza Boy, Hippie Chick (who I think is actually called Pepper), and the Brickster.  Until taking these pictures, I never noticed that he had green eyes - go figure.

Posted Image

What I really like about this set is the fun 3-wheelers:

Posted Image Yellow belongs to Hippie-Chick

Posted Image White belongs to the Brickster.
I love the chrome exaust bricks

I don't think the front/cab section of the semi-truck looks bad at all:

Posted Image

It has a nicely detailed front-end with chrome grill piece (although no license plate):

Posted Image

A nice top section with chrome smokers:

Posted Image

And working orange doors:

Posted Image

Unfortunately, there's only room for one driver.  I do like the black seat and steering wheel though:

Posted Image

Here's a shot of the back section; nothing fancy:

Posted Image

Bottom side:
Posted Image
Is that a Bionicle piece?  

Under carriage:

Posted Image

Now, on to the trailer.  This is the part of the set that I never liked.  i suppose it's mainy because of the BUTP (Big Ugly Trailer Piece).

Posted Image

The trailer can not stand without the front cab section to support it:

Posted Image

It does have a rack for attaching tools, but I'm not real fond of blocking the end of the trailer with it:

Posted Image

But on the sides of the trailer are two ramps that open to allow the trikes to drive on:

Posted Image

Here's a close-up of the Big Ugly Trailer Piece:

Posted Image

And the trikes on the trailer:

Posted Image

The set includes a small sheet of stickers:

Posted Image

And a tool ring:

Posted Image

Here's the complete set:

Posted Image

Posted Image

And a shot with the trailer holding the plane from 6735 Air Chase.

Posted Image

Final Thoughts:

I think for playability, this set is terrific making it very enjoyable to younger children.  For the AFOL wanting nice detail and/or even a Classic Town feel, it's not all that.  It does have some nice chrome elements as well as orange pieces (including the doors to the cab).  The two trikes also bring the overall set up a notch.  During the year of release, I would probably buy it again.  I can't say the same now, in comparison to some of the terrific City sets on the store shelves.

Hope you enjoy this review and please share your opinions of this Island Xtreme Stunts set.

Other Island Xtreme Stunts Reviews:

6734 Beach Cruisers
6735 Air Chase

#2 Guss

Guss

  • One armed pirate


    Posts: 2641
    Joined: 05-September 08
    Member: 3895
    Country: Switzerland

Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:15 PM

I think this set is interesting because of these "rare" elements and the two trikes.


my flickr - My website


Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not? (George Bernard Shaw)

#3 Zarkan

Zarkan

  • Greviously Renamed Gungan


    Posts: 2426
    Joined: 08-December 05
    Member: 569
    Country: USA

Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for the nice review. BTW, "Pizza Boy" is actually called Pepper Roni, and "Hippie Chick" is called Sky Lane.  :wink:

Honestly, I've always thought that Island Extreme Stunts was a pointless theme. The designs weren't that great, the kits were overpriced, and the figures paled compared to the original versions seen in the first Lego Island game (especially the Infomaniac - his neat and orderly original version was far better than the messy, disjointed version in this theme). Still, I must admit that it does have some interesting pieces, and it was the first theme to introduce minifig skateboards.  :classic:

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


#4 Joebot

Joebot

  • Mayor of Fluxington


    Posts: 806
    Joined: 09-October 06
    Member: 1014

Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:34 PM

 Grevious, on Sep 10 2008, 10:10 AM, said:

Honestly, I've always thought that Island Extreme Stunts was a pointless theme.

Agreed. At the time it was released, it was a marginal improvement over the complete crap that the City line had turned into. Compared to the amazing stuff we've been getting the past 2-3 years though, it's a pretty weak theme.

I did like the mini-figs though.

#5 VBBN

VBBN

  • And all the money and fame shall be added unto Veebs


    Posts: 4738
    Joined: 27-May 07
    Member: 1621
    Country: United States

Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for the review. I am not a huge fan of this set, but I could take those trikes... :grin:

Quote

Is that a Bionicle piece?
No.

#6 Peg Leg Pascoe

Peg Leg Pascoe

    Posts: 57
    Joined: 27-December 07
    Member: 2336
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:59 PM

Good review, i really like the truck and the chrome bit on the front.

The trailer would have been better if it was made of various bricks instead of the one big ugly piece. That way they could have also made it more detailed but then i guess the set would cost more due to the added pieces.

#7 Manta

Manta

    Posts: 382
    Joined: 02-August 08
    Member: 3622
    Country: America

Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:03 AM

This set has some nice elements like the chrome. I also like the BUTP, they don't look that bad to me.
So am I still waiting, for this world to stop hating. Can't find a good reason, can't find hope to believe in.
-Sum 41

'Cuz we don't live, We just survive, On the scraps that you throw away
-Rise Against

Now will it matter long after I'm gone? Because you never learned a god****ed thing
-My Chemical Romance

#8 Zarkan

Zarkan

  • Greviously Renamed Gungan


    Posts: 2426
    Joined: 08-December 05
    Member: 569
    Country: USA

Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:20 AM

Quote

Is that a Bionicle piece?

Nope, it's actually a piece from the awful Jack Stone line. I unfortunately have a couple of those kits, so I know where those pieces come from.  :tongue:

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


#9 Erdbeereis

Erdbeereis

  • Not short in real life


    Posts: 6844
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:30 AM

A great review of in my opinion a sub-par set.
While some parts of it look nice, others such as the trailer look doownright bad. Hippie girl's face is bizzare! That has to be the most lopsided smile I have ever seen. :wacko:

The instruction manual has a very strange look to it as well. It's like a real picture...

I would have to give this set a 2. Thanks for the nice review!

Posted Image

Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials


#10 Pencoin

Pencoin

    Posts: 2036
    Joined: 06-January 08
    Member: 2415
    Country: England

Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:59 PM

Great review, Im rather upset that this is your last review of the theme. Looks like a great set I really like the trikes.
Posted Image
Look into those beautiful eyes, the eyes of a hero. Mata-Nui.

Quote

Stop and Smell the Vorox
You need help to defeat the bone hunters in My LEGO Network? Then please consult my guide! For Bara Magna!
Befriend me here: http://mln.lego.com/...ew/pencoin.aspx You'll get clicks!

Daven Mission Force
.....Coming soon.....
Sneak peak: Here
Click This! Listen to it all the way through.

#11 Zarkan

Zarkan

  • Greviously Renamed Gungan


    Posts: 2426
    Joined: 08-December 05
    Member: 569
    Country: USA

Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:08 AM

 Erdbeereis1, on Sep 11 2008, 04:30 AM, said:

A great review of in my opinion a sub-par set.
While some parts of it look nice, others such as the trailer look doownright bad. Hippie girl's face is bizzare! That has to be the most lopsided smile I have ever seen. :wacko:

The instruction manual has a very strange look to it as well. It's like a real picture...

I would have to give this set a 2. Thanks for the nice review!

From what I can tell, it looks like that is just a small two page alternate model, not the main instructions. Brickster, do the main instructions use the normal style, or are they real photos like that?

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


#12 TheBrickster

TheBrickster

  • Loved Ghost Ranger


    Posts: 9642
    Joined: 15-January 05
    Member: 174

Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:20 AM

 Grevious, on Sep 11 2008, 05:08 PM, said:

From what I can tell, it looks like that is just a small two page alternate model, not the main instructions. Brickster, do the main instructions use the normal style, or are they real photos like that?
The images I included of the alternate model are just pages out of the main instruction book.  In comparing them to the instructions for the main set, they do look a little higher quality.  I'm not sure if they are pictures, or just very high quality images.

Here's a link to the scanned instructions:  6739 Instructions



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users