REVIEW: 7032 Highway Patrol & Undercover Van
Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:25 AM
Set #: 7032
Theme: World City - Police & Rescue
Year Released: 2003
Piece Count: 151
List Price: $15 (USD)
Set 7032 Highway Patrol & Undercover Van reminds me so much of Classic Town. With it's 4-stud-wide vehicles, excellent minifigs, and lots of extras brings me back to a simpler time in which Classic Town sets were abundant in Lego's line-up. Let's take a closer look at this set and let you decide how well you like it.
Starting with a similar box as other World City sets, not much in terms of detailed boxart:
The back of the box still shows some alternate models including an airplane and jeep:
The set includes three small stickers:
I like the accessories (some not pictured as I left them attached to the vehicles), esp. the road block and lap top computer:
The set includes two figs, a nicely detailed police officer, and "Man In Black", the mysterious Mr. X. I love that black suit :
My favorite of the two vehicles is this Highway Patrol vehicle that I think looks more like an all-terrain vehicle or 4-wheel drive. The black 1x3 doors gives it the Classic Town look:
Here it is at a different angle:
I like the creative use of the grill piece and the 1x3 angled plates:
The back end has some space and hooks for attaching police equipment:
The van is pretty nice as well, but very non-descript. I suppose the alternative would be to have large POLICE decals on each side of the van, not really making it very undercover. I like the use of the small train windows on each side of the van:
The van also includes some surveillance equipment:
I love the back end with opening doors. The inside can be used to store some of the police equipment:
Here's a Highway scene with both vehicled stopped for a road block:
And the complete set:
Although I don't think the name really describes this set very well, it is a wonderful little police set for the World City collection. As mentioned above, with the 4-stud-wide vehicles complete with 1x3 doors, this set really has a Classic Town look in my opinion. I esp. like the Police Jeep and the Man in Black, the two highlights of this set. It was a good value set offering a lot of police chase fun.
Posted 27 December 2008 - 07:49 AM
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:48 AM
The MIB is one of my favorite town minifigs, and the printed badges are also a nice touch.
The tires in my set were slightly defective though, bulging out at the edges for some reason. The van's wheels wouldn't turn smoothly with them and I had to replace them. It's a good thing those tires are so common.
Edited by CP5670, 27 December 2008 - 10:51 AM.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 06:30 PM
Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:18 PM
Honestly, this is how 4 wide vehicles should be done. I've never been a fan of the tiny go-cart style vehicles in many old town kits, but that doesn't mean I don't like four wide at all. On the contrary - sets like this one show that you can stay in the 4-wide scale and still achieve a smooth and fairly realisticially scaled design. Add two great looking vehicles to two nice figures and some good acessories, and you have a 5 from me!
Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:40 AM
I miss that old police torso, Its more realistic then the new ones...
Anyway I gave it a above average, Nice review too
Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:07 PM
I'm not one for "necromancing" old threads needlessly, but this is one of the VERY FEW town sets for which I was able to recreate one of the alternate models from a single photo from the back of the box - the plane with control center. Hopefully my photos will help people recreate it, including myself - I never bothered to recreate it in LDD or any virtual lego software!
Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:16 PM
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Edited by PsyKater, 14 August 2012 - 02:17 PM.
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