REVIEW: 7033 Armored Car Action Review
Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:01 PM
Set #: 7033
Theme: World City - Police & Rescue
Year Released: 2003
Piece Count: 186
List Price: $20 (USD)
One of my favorite sets in the World City collection is this 6-stud wide Armored Car. It includes the large armored car, a trike/three-wheeler, 2 minifigs, and some valuables to stash away. The Armored Car has a nice design, working doors, and is a lot of fun from the playability perspective.
The box has the same boxart as other World City sets with bright blue border and a nice picture of the vehicle on a paved city street:
And the backside includes some alternate models including a pretty neat boat and crane:
A small sheet of stickers is included in the set. These are for the Armored Car and safe:
Here's a shot of one of the alternate models within the instruction books (instructions not included):
The set has two minifigs, a new World City Brickster with gold tooth and a police officer with a detachable vest:
The trike included within the set has a working winch with hook for pulling open the Armored Car doors. In addition a few accessories attach to the back of the trike:
Without stickers, here's a side-view of the Armored Car:
It includes some printed pieces, like the slope on the front end:
And the 7033 slop on its top:
The backside has two small train windows:
My favorite part of the Armored Car are the two working door sections that open by turning a grey spicket piece which unlocks each door:
A few technic pieces serve as the locking mechanism:
Inside the Armored Car is a 2x4 plate with four gold bars (1x2 tiles), and two attached safes:
A close-up of the shiny gold bars:
And the other valuables inside the safes:
POINT: I would have liked to see the green Wild West safes with printed design used as opposed to these plain grey safes.
Lastly, the complete set:
The best part of this set is the Armored Car that offers a lot of playability. I had a lot of fun with this vehicle as I set it up in my new World City. Combining it with 4512 Cargo Train, I transported gold bars from the Armored Car to the green/grey Freight Wagon. Having the Brickster with other World City crooks plan a robbery made it even more fun. And where might the Brickster attempt to flee with the loot? Perhaps to set 6563's Gator Landing.
I highly recommend this set for anyone who enjoys playing Armored Car heist.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:14 PM
I think it's worth putting the stickers on here, as they are all the clear paper variety and don't come off easily, as opposed to the white paper kind. The ones on the armor vest look especially nice.
The only downside was that the set was a little expensive for its size when it came out, although that doesn't really matter now.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:23 PM
Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:52 PM
As for the tri-cycle, it's a regular black bike, with a nasty surprise for the car. This is defintely a nice set. The main fault which I think is the low amount of minifigs. How could one officer maintain law and order. Overall, a nice set with a good review approach.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:44 PM
I'd say, above average.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:05 PM
This set looks decent to me, but I've never been a fan of those three wheeled bikes (I've never even seen any bike like that in real life!). On the positive side, the armored car is nice and there's plenty of valuables. I'm most surprised to see that the gold toothed face was available all the way back then - up until now, I thought it was a new release with the Agents sets!
Honestly, I'll always view World City as nothing more than a necessary step in the right direction, one that eventually lead to the excellent City line. World City may not be Town Jr, but it's far too futuristic and dark for me - the backgrounds on the boxes were way too gloomy looking. However, if TLC made a new version of this for the City line, I'd probably invest in it. Maybe they could release it in conjunction with a new bank?
Edited by Grevious, 08 December 2008 - 11:05 PM.
Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:43 AM
Still, thanks for the review!
what ever i can get my grubby hands on =P
Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:01 AM
You can tell just from the weight of it in your hand that it is solidly brick-built and not at all flimsy
As others have said, a little too expensive though when first released.
A must-have for any City really, as it's nice to see criminals in action rather than lying around their prison cells drinking coffee and taking naps as they do these days!
Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:56 PM
What I really like is the mechanism for locking the rear doors of the armored truck. The doors use hinges Classic Town-style, and the faucet piece turns the lock. It's a pretty clever design that works well.
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