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REVIEW: 8374 Williams F1 Team Racer 1:27


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#1 Marko

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:52 PM

Today I opened 8374 Williams that I got from BL for my birthday with the money of my mother-in-law.  I have already Ferrari 8144 Räikkönen edition as main players of my (sons) coastal town and needed some other brands to show my son that there are not only Ferraris out there (OK actually he knows also Lamborghini and BMW from real life).  Anyway now to the review.

Box front
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Set Info
Set Name: 8374 Williams F1 Team Racer 1:27
Theme: Racers
Subtheme: Williams F1
Released: 2003
Pieces: 88
Price: increasing
Minifigs: 1

In the box
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Racers leaflet is nice color and good change to color red.

Random page
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I dislike the idea of pull back motor plus the fact that it is a huge piece.  But if you have at home somebody three years old or a dog then the pull back motor is the must to make the set winner.

Chassis building
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Wings added
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Printed parts added
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That is not only one faulty piece but many with not even printing.  That is a shame for product that should be ambassador of the real item represented  :thumbdown:

Back view
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Verdict

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Pros: Happy to have an alternative F1 car to Ferraris.  Car with technic axles and pull back motor is superior to conventional cars in drive qualities.
Cons: Faulty printed pieces (maybe only I had them but I doubt it).  Size 1:27 is too big even to very liberal (accepting 6 wide vehicles) town person.  
Overall: This is a must have set for anybody looking for diversity to their F1 racers or to Williams BMW fans.  Also it is a good set for families with younger children.

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Edited by Marko, 22 March 2009 - 06:12 PM.


#2 Natman8000

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:56 PM

the pictures dont work. You might have to save them elsewhere and use the insert image key, located on the posting toolbar above.
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#3 Marko

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:58 PM

View PostNatman8000, on Mar 21 2009, 12:56 AM, said:

the pictures dont work. You might have to save them elsewhere and use the insert image key, located on the posting toolbar above.
I made now them into link, try again

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:20 PM

View PostMarko, on Mar 20 2009, 02:58 PM, said:

I made now them into link, try again
They were links to begin with, they dont work, it says error. You probably linked them wrong.
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#5 Marko

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:22 PM

View PostNatman8000, on Mar 21 2009, 01:20 AM, said:

They were links to begin with, they dont work, it says error. You probably linked them wrong.
After editing it makes links into quotes, now I manually overdid them.  Should work  :cry_sad: Tell me if not still working

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:26 AM

View PostMarko, on Mar 21 2009, 12:22 AM, said:

After editing it makes links into quotes, now I manually overdid them.  Should work  :cry_sad: Tell me if not still working
They work for me after downloading them.
Nice review though, although this isn't amongst my most favourite sets, I do love your review.

#7 Marko

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 06:11 PM

Finally I managed to "learn" how to use Apple iDisk and now my pictures are there for viewing without tiresome links download.  Thanks for noticing that the images were not working earlier.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:41 PM

thanks for deeplinking :thumbup: personally, i like this set but the ferrari one would be better if the whole minifig would fit in the cockpit of the 1:24 scale

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:11 AM

looks kinda cool. I want that ninja mask he has so bad!!

#10 Marko

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:24 PM

View Postattack1800, on Apr 3 2009, 06:11 AM, said:

looks kinda cool. I want that ninja mask he has so bad!!

That Ninja head is the thing I like in this set the least  :sceptic: as my sets minifigures also serve as citizens in Marko Bay town.  Montoya moved next to Räikkönen and Massa house but can not go outside to sun bathe in this terrorist head  :tongue: He needs a new head but I am not sure what would fit him.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:48 AM

Thanks for the review! :thumbup:

I do hate the stickers, but it looks interesting enough to pick up anyway. I didn't even know about this set...

I'd request replacements for any damaged printed pieces. It's the only way they will feel a need to improve the production quality.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:00 AM

Great review! This design looks way better than the Ferrari sets.

View PostImperialShadows, on Apr 7 2009, 01:48 PM, said:

I'd request replacements for any damaged printed pieces. It's the only way they will feel a need to improve the production quality.
It's a bit late don't you think; this is a 2003 set.  :wink:





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Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:13 AM

View PostSiegfried, on Apr 7 2009, 12:00 AM, said:

It's a bit late don't you think; this is a 2003 set.  :wink:
You're new around these parts, aren't you?

2003, huh? :look:

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#14 Marko

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:44 PM

Thank you for kind words.  I wanted to have some set for my birthday that had not been reviewed here before  :classic:  Also I wanted to do my first review with something simple.

Upon your suggestion I did contact LEGO today for replacement pieces - we will see if they will send these to me.

Once more thanks to everybody for reading this review.




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