Hi All! Initially posted this review some time ago in another local forum but decided to also post here to share the experience. This is the first review i'm posting, so all commends good or bad is greatly appriciated!! My photo-taking skills are like and dont really know how to edit the backgrounds to the photos, so hope you guys can provide me with some criticism. Here goes:
6346 - Shuttle Launching Crew : made in 1992 ! With this addition, i have completed all the past trucks and trailers! Yeh! Onto the review, hope you guys enjoy!!
1. Lego Set Number / Name :
6346 Shuttle Launching Crew
2. Where you got/bought it from
3. Offical Retail Price
Sorry, back then in 1992 i think it's like SGD$70++ and one of my dream set when i was young!
4. No of Minifigs (if any),
Five baby !!
Two Bikers with jacket torso and blue helmet with visors
Two red dudes with red peak caps as drivers
One 'Astronaut' <- same torso as the biker guys, but red helmet with black visor.. Should really get the Mars Mission Impulse set for the real astronaut!
5. Your "building" experience - which you can do a step by step to show it with photos
The set and instruction manual
A Little Fun for the Coming Olympics !!
Five baby! Five !! Astronaut really dont look good....
The Escorts bikes are up first.. As per any long axle and broad trailer, bikers are important
Cool Bikes! Though i love the new bikes, the classic ones are really cool too, and here you get two of them!!
Next up construction of the statelite:
Simple build.. This is what keeps all our telco working ~
Next is the Safety Vehicle aka pick up escort:
Love this classic chassis ! Really nice and easy to build with!!
Real Classic building of cars and pick ups!
Oh that wonderful lego door... please bring them back... please..
Completed ! Nice and Effective ! Works great as a pick up escort and looks great to drive around!
We move on to the truck locomotive head :
The chassis of the truck.. LLLOONNNNGGGG!!
I'm the King of the World !!Not... Very classic building here, very very similar to 6335 Indy Car Carrier and 6348 Police Surveille truck..
Ever wondered how the 4 studs of the cabin becomes five to imitate a king cab? Here's how ~~ (See Minifig's Pointer)
TaDa ! Looks like a real King Cab that all big trucks have !! Love that cage front! Makes the truck look fiercer !!
Completed !! See the similarity to 6348 Police Surveille Truck? Wanted to take 6335 too but forgot i took it apart for washing...
The Trailer for the Shuttle is next:
Again.. LLLLOOONNNGGGG Trailer ! 16 studs long piece!!
Always love the rear lights of trucks and that PRINTED smooth 2x1 piece with Red Strips!!
This should be a exclusive piece! I've Never seen this before... Correct me if i'm wrong though.. (See Minifigs Pointer)
And we are done with the trailer! Phew ~~ Big Set!!
Truck and Trailer together! Even LLLLLLOOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG!
Finally the main character to this set: The Shuttle! My first Space Shuttle!! WOWOWO ~
Check out the wings on this baby! It's really special! It's slanted! You'll find out why later...
The Bone of the Shuttle..
Looking good now !
A Clear look of that slanted wing! Cool right how the studs join together!!
Way before the beautiful control console used in 7893 and all new airplanes, it looks like this ->>>
A Flexible arm! Cool !! 'HELP! Attack of the Killer Anaconda!!!"
Check out the way the arm can twist and turn to lanuch the statelite into space! COOL!
Completed RockeT!! 3..2...1... LIFT OFF!!! WAIT! I'm still here!!!
The completed Set all together!~
6. Your overall rating based on fun, playable, value for $$$, part, minifigs, etc (on a scale of 0-10 where 10 is SUPER-DUPER-SET!)
Pieces vs Cost: 10/10!
I got mine at a good price on Ebay for 378 pieces! Used to drool over this set back in 1992 cause it has many vehicles and minifigs in one set!
Playability: 10/10 !
This set is great! Five vehicles ! What more can one ask for!! U get two bikes which is cool, a safety pickup which looks great and can be driven around for dispatch, a Really Mean Looking Truck with A Real Heavy Duty Trailer and a Space Shuttle to launch into the air and swoosh around! Have Fun!
The bikes look good, the safety pickup looks good, the truck looks mean, the trailer looks heavy enough and the shuttle has that flexible arm thing and statelite!! CCCCCOOOOOLLLLLL!!!
Overall: 10/10 !
Great Set! No wonder i used to drool over this set when i'm young! But i remembered i bought 6348 Police Truck first, followed by the 6335 Indy Truck and by then this set has already dis-continued... Really happy to have found it back again!
If u are a real town fan and u come across this set anywhere, buy it! It looks good when displayed and great playability!!
7. Your name as the reviewer.
Hope you guys like it ! All commends Welcomed! Commends, be it good or bad, keeps me going and improving! Thanks!
Edited by Rick, 03 November 2011 - 08:57 PM.