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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:12 AM

10200 Custom Car Garage - Part 1

Gentlemen, start your engines!  A review of Lego's new Custom Garage has finally come to Eurobricks, after much excitement and anticipation.

First, to get you into the right mood for this most excellent bodacious review, let's turn on the radio dial and play some classic car tuneage:

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That's better.  Now, on to Part 1.

Let's check out some of the set stats:

Set Name: Custom Car Garage
Set #: 10200
Theme: Factory / Town/City
Year of Release: 2008 (Sep)
Pieces: 893
Minifigs: 4
Price: $69.99 (USD)

Official Set Description:

Customize these classic hot-rod racers!
These custom hot rods are tuned-up, turbo-charged, and ready to burn up the road! Designed by some of the most talented LEGO fans around, they’ve got classic racing details, innovative parts and building techniques, and modular engines that you can swap from car to car, plus a racing garage with a working auto lift and removable roof to let you customize them even more!
Includes 3 cars and drivers, mechanic with tools, High Speed Customs garage, 6 different hot rod engines, and a LEGO Digital Designer CD!
Create your own custom models and order them online at LEGO Factory!


How about some pictures?

I was pleasantly surprised at the brighly colored box and artwork on the front side:

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Although the backside doesn't have any alternate models, the artwork, colors, and set photos are nicely done:

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Here's some close-ups of the imagery:

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The set DOES include two sets of instructions, Book 1 for the three cars; and Book 2 for the garage:

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The backside of Book 1 depicts three alternate models (no instructions included):

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The back of Book 2 shows a few shots of the set.  I love the vivid sunset images:

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A LDD CD is included within the set with the same image as the box:

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To my surprise, the set does include printed pieces with just a few decals:

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And lastly, the contents of the box include 14 separate bags of bricks:

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END PART 1

I plan to build this set later this evening and post images in the morning.  

I'll leave you with some additional music/videos to help you appreciate this awesome hotrod set:

Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
I Get Around - Beach Boys
Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean

Part 2 coming soon...

#2 iamded

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:31 AM

Oooh, lookin' good so far, TheBrickster! Can't wait to see the set built. Looking forward to part 2!
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#3 Plutofish08

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:02 AM

Wow! This looks really good. Can't wait to see the finished product!

And by the way, has anyone but me noticed that on of the minifigs torso is the same as the Naboo Pilot?
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:16 AM

View PostPlutofish08, on Sep 12 2008, 11:02 PM, said:

Has anyone noticed that on of the minifigs torso is the same as the Naboo Pilot?

Has anyone noticed that one of the minifigs has a Dr. Inferno henchmen jumpsuit? :sceptic:
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:08 AM

Glad you managed to grab this set. Can't wait for you to build finish, and see this completed set.  :thumbup:

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#6 Batbrick

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:25 AM

Thanks for the first part of the review TheBrickster! I love this st a lot, the cars are so neat and the figs look excellent too. Love the garage too, so much tan!  :wub:

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#7 Flatfoot Thompsen

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:00 AM

Awesome review so far, Brickster! :thumbup:
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#8 legomilk

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:10 AM

View PostTheBrickster, on Sep 13 2008, 03:12 AM, said:

10200 Custom Car Garage - Part 1

Gentlemen, start your engines!  A review of Lego's new Custom Garage has finally come to Eurobricks, after much excitement and anticipation.

First, to get you into the right mood for this most excellent bodacious review, let's turn on the radio dial and play some classic car tuneage:

I wonder what's playing? CLICK ME

That's better.  Now, on to Part 1.

Let's check out some of the set stats:

Set Name: Custom Car Garage
Set #: 10200
Theme: Factory / Town/City
Year of Release: 2008 (Sep)
Pieces: 893
Minifigs: 4
Price: $69.99 (USD)

How about some pictures?

I was pleasantly surprised at the brighly colored box and artwork on the front side:

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Although the backside doesn't have any alternate models, the artwork, colors, and set photos are nicely done:

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Here's some close-ups of the imagery:

Posted Image Yellow Car with Six Modular Engines

Posted Image The Garage

Posted Image Minifigs and Red Deuce Coupe

The set DOES include two sets of instructions, Book 1 for the three cars; and Book 2 for the garage:

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The backside of Book 1 depicts three alternate models (no instructions included):

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The back of Book 2 shows a few shots of the set.  I love the vivid sunset images:

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A LDD CD is included within the set with the same image as the box:

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To my surprise, the set does include printed pieces with just a few decals:

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And lastly, the contents of the box include 14 separate bags of bricks:

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END PART 1

I plan to build this set later this evening and post images in the morning.  

I'll leave you with some additional music/videos to help you appreciate this awesome hotrod set:

Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
I Get Around - Beach Boys
Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean

Part 2 coming soon...
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#9 Manta

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:06 PM

Please don't quote his entire post. Great job so far, I can't wait to see the build. I like the Dr. Inferno and Naboo pilot torsos.
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#10 LegoFranks

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:20 PM

The yellow hot-rod has given me some ideas for a Ghostbusters car... Hmmm! Cool!

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:27 PM

WOW! This is a great review so far, Brickster! :thumbup: Even now, I know that I have to buy this set.

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#12 TheBrickster

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:59 PM

10200 Custom Car Garage - Part 2

Continuing Part 2 of this review...

The set includes four figs with a variety of different torsos:

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As mentioned in the set description, the set includes six modular engines that can be interchanged throughout the three vehicles:

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Among my favorite of the vehicles/components within this set is this little red cherry, the Red Roadster:

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The front end has some nice details including the lights and bumper:

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The back section has a nice rounded design:

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The back end lifts open for a trunk or placement of a second minifig:

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Here's a shot of the tail end with dual technic enhaust:

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The brick/tile built doors open and the front end has long wheel fenders:

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Here's the car without the engine:

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Replacing it with another engine:

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The white top can be easily removed for playability or the "convertable-look":

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And here's the Red Roadster with two minifigs:

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And a few alternate shots on a green background (in case the white doesn't show the top very well):

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Red Roadster Comments:

As I mentioned above, this is my favorite of the three vehicles.  It looks so different than the pictures, esp. with the all red engine/hood.  I was very surprised at the size of this vehicle and the number of pieces it took to build it.  It is very detailed and nearly took me an hour to build.  The piece bags are not numbered so there's a lot of piece searching required (and the pieces are mostly small).  When I'm done with this review, I'll take a few shots of this car with a standard 4-stude wide vehicle for comparison.  It is a large and detailed vehicle, and the design is terrific.

End Part 2

#13 Skinny Boy

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:08 PM

The red roadster definitely looks the best, perfect for any minifig who likes to drive fast and with some class. I am still waiting to see if the yellow car is really an SUV :tongue: and if the gray/brown car is really a pickup truck. Nice review and don't stop :thumbup:
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:26 PM

I'm curious about the actual garage. Great review so far.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:05 PM

View PostSkinny Boy, on Sep 13 2008, 05:08 PM, said:

The red roadster definitely looks the best, perfect for any minifig who likes to drive fast and with some class. I am still waiting to see if the yellow car is really an SUV :tongue: and if the gray/brown car is really a pickup truck. Nice review and don't stop :thumbup:

I don't think it's a SUV, more of a a station wagon...

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:07 PM

Thanks for this great first section.  I prefer less hot-rodded cars, so I was pleased to see that the red car looks great with the covered engine.   I'll be curious to see how the others look.

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#17 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:02 PM

Thank you very much for this review of the first part of this set, TheBrickster! :thumbup:

Nevertheless my opinion towards this set didn't change: I really don't like it :sad: because it looks too simple and "too custom" :thumbdown: .
The 6561 Hot Rod Club :wub:  (which I gladly own :classic: ) is waaaaay better than this set.


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#18 TheBrickster

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:27 PM

10200 Custom Car Garage - Part 3

Moving on to the 2nd vehicle, the low-riding truck:

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The front end uses trans clear 1x2 plates as headlights:

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I like the back section of this vehicle the most:

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I want to load the bed up up with some adventure gear and add Johny Thunder or Indiana Jones.  
The use of brown chairs for wheel fenders isn't the first, but still a clever design.  The black exhaust pieces are goblets/cups:

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Here's a shot from the top of the vehicle, 8-stud wide in the back:

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The top of this vehicle doesn't come off as easy, but still "doable".  What's nice is that it does allow placement of two minifigs:

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Door swing open on both sides:

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This vehicle is definately a "low-rider" with wheels very close to the ground.  Take  a look at the under section:

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Here's a shot of the low-rider with a more detailed engine:

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And lastly, another image with green back and roadplate:

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Low-Rider Comments:

While I like this low-rider truck, I would almost prefer that it be jacked up with big wheels giving it an appearance of a 4-wheel drive.  That way, I could add some adventure gear and some Adventurers to go exploring Deserts and Jungles.  It's still nicely designed, and I love the back section / truck bed.  Being able to place two minifigs inside is also a great feature of the design.  I also like this truck with a more powerful looking engine as depicted in the last picture.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

This is really shaping up to be a fantastic set, I'll keep an eye out for the rest of the review.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:19 PM

The review is going really well, I can't wait for the rest!
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#21 TheBrickster

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:07 AM

10200 Custom Car Garage - Part 4

The third and final vehicle is this yellow and grey station wagon:

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I like the front end with the use of a 2x2 round plate and yellow cups for head lights:

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Featured on this car is the nicely detailed big-block engine:

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The doors to this vehicle are set at an angle and do not open/close very well with single grey clip/hook.  I do like the back section with windows:

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The back end has an elaborate SNOT section:

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The top opens to allow easy access to the interior which seats two minifigs:

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Here's a side view with driver:

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And lastly, the station wagon pictured with green background and roadplate:

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:21 AM

A great review so far and I look forward to the continuation of it, one question am I the only one here who’s reminded of the Top Gear most stupid looking engine/exhaust contest some years ago with all those changeable engine?
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:58 AM

Thanks for the nice review! I'm still  bit undecided if I want it or not.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:14 AM

A great review so far Brickster! Im not sure I would get this set, though your review is making it hard not too! :thumbup:

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:56 PM

I dislike the yellow car. It looks more like a hearse with no back window. Also, is there no smooth engine for the yellow car? And as an added bonus, my Rolls Royce engine part could be swapped, I just noticed: http://i52.photobuck...xle417/car4.png http://i52.photobuck...xle417/car1.png

I may get this set, ohh, but the Pirates! AND INDY! IT'S TOO HARD TO DECIDE.  :cry_sad:

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