PHOTO REVIEW: 7891 Airport Fire Truck
Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:16 PM
AIRPORT FIRE TRUCK
7891 weighs in at 148 pieces and carries an MSRP of $14.99. I found my copy at the local Toys R Us.
I opted to take the picture without the oxygen tanks and mask, but know that they are there. They have a rather nifty holding spot you'll see later on.
The compartment on this side has a red fire extinguisher in it.
The compartment on this side has a hatchet (small version) in it, which doesn't quite fit. You can see how the door doesn't close completely in this pic.
I like the front, it looks different from the other CITY vehicles.
I'm split on the back, mostly because of that 1x6 yellow plate up top that sits on top of those two trans-red 1x1 slopes on the sides. It just looks weird.
Opens up, and out slides...
... a nifty little equipment holder. The clip holding on the mask is pretty cool.
The Front Seat
The Water Gun
I really like this thing. The only thing I'm not fond of is the way the axle half-sticks out. Still, it's versatile, and turns smoothly.
The Water Gun (down)
... and it collapses VERY nicely back into the truck.
FINAL VERDICT: 8.3/10
Figs: 8/10 (could have used another for the price)
Pieces: 8/10 (I don't like yellow that much. If you do, make this a 9 for all intents and purposes)
Set: 9/10 (good build, detailed model, compliments the airplane nicely)
I really like this set. It's a fun, easy build, it's not juniorized, it's at piece-to-price, etc. I tilted it down a bit because of the price tag: I did feel like $15 was a bit too much for this set. If you're just in it for a good set and don't mind spending maybe a few bucks more than you normally would on a set of this size, this is definitely for you. It compliments 7893 Passenger Plane very well, though it remains to see how it compares to Airport.
Until next time,
Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:27 PM
I really love that set, but I agree that we could have a new fireman or at least the one with the "chrome" helmet !!! Also there should have been 2 Mfs (who is driving when the other is playing with the hose !!!) but oh well...
Is there only 3 stickers with this set ??
I like your last "situation" pic !!!
Can't wait to see your other reviews ;)
Posted 19 November 2005 - 10:21 PM
sam89, on Nov 19 2005, 04:51 PM, said:
@ Yoda - yes, only three stickers.
Posted 19 November 2005 - 10:39 PM
xwingyoda, on Nov 19 2005, 05:25 PM, said:
Posted 20 November 2005 - 03:24 AM
Jay, how many firefighter minifigs fit inside the fire truck?
I didnt' like how the fire truck from the firefighter theme had space for only one minifig...good thing it was easy to fix that...but anyways, set 7891 doesn't seem to have "all new" pieces.
Posted 20 November 2005 - 09:58 PM
Next to the plane it looks a little too big, so maybe the plane is a bit too small, but still looking good. Now you can add some flames to the plane and create a nice airport scene! ;)
Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:46 AM
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