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#1 Bloody Jay

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:11 AM

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7890 Ambulance surpasses the price-to-piece ratio at 112 pieces for $7.99.

The Fig
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I like the medic outfit, but that face is starting to annoy me.  Also, while I realize this is perfectly level for an $8 set, I feel that it could use a patient figure as well.  Still, as I said, no complaining; it's on par for the price.

His 'electric thingy'.  I'm not entirely sure what this is.  Anyone?

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Oh, 1x1x2/3 slope; how I love thee.

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Pardon my bad stickerage.  I like the design of the side, but it feels a bit squished to me in general.  Accurate, but a bit offsetting for me.

I love those doors.

The top.  More 1x1x2/3 sweetness.

Front seat.  Standard.

The inside.  Stretcher fits snugly in, smooth roof removal.

Stretcher.  Interesting, simple design.



FINAL VERDICT: 8.3/10
Figs: 7/10
Pieces: 9/10
Set: 8/10
Playability: 8/10

I really like this little set, and it's very good for the price.  A great compliment to the other CITY sets, and a useful addition to any collection.  This has my stamp of approval!



Until next time,

Bloody Jay

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:20 AM

Great review! I am just curious as to where you got it?

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:37 AM

Does the electric thingy slide out from the side? Or is that just for design?

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:46 AM

mr. lego_bildur, on Nov 21 2005, 07:37 PM, said:

Does the electric thingy slide out from the side? Or is that just for design?
Design only, I'm afraid.

@ Lost Viking - Amazon, but I also saw them at my local Toys R Us.

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:51 AM

I think that the device with the with those dial things is for heartrate and stuff. I'm dissapointed that the minifig's torso isn't like the one on the Spiderman set. That torso realy felt like a Lego City torso, although this one is okay. I agree about the minifig face, it is getting annoying..sort of like the director head of the Studios sets.
When are you reviewing the copter?


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Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:55 AM

kotua, on Nov 21 2005, 07:51 PM, said:

When are you reviewing the copter?
The review should be up in max five minutes.

EDIT: I lied.  Give me a few more.

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 01:24 AM

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His 'electric thingy'. I'm not entirely sure what this is. Anyone?

Well, seeing as how I work in an ER, I should be able to tell you  ;)   They hook these machines up to people in a critical state (anyone who needs to be rushed in by ambulance obviously has something reasonably wrong with them).  They hook up to the patient, and monitor their pulse, breathing, and several other "vitals"  They also can print the information out to quickly give to physicians when the patient's rushed into the ER for treatment.

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 01:25 AM

Starwars4J, on Nov 21 2005, 08:24 PM, said:

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His 'electric thingy'. I'm not entirely sure what this is. Anyone?

Well, seeing as how I work in an ER, I should be able to tell you  ;)   They hook these machines up to people in a critical state (anyone who needs to be rushed in by ambulance obviously has something reasonably wrong with them).  They hook up to the patient, and monitor their pulse, breathing, and several other "vitals"  They also can print the information out to quickly give to physicians when the patient's rushed into the ER for treatment.
Thanks man!  Another mystery solved.

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 01:54 AM

Starwars4J, on Nov 21 2005, 06:24 PM, said:

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His 'electric thingy'. I'm not entirely sure what this is. Anyone?

Well, seeing as how I work in an ER, I should be able to tell you  ;)   They hook these machines up to people in a critical state (anyone who needs to be rushed in by ambulance obviously has something reasonably wrong with them).  They hook up to the patient, and monitor their pulse, breathing, and several other "vitals"  They also can print the information out to quickly give to physicians when the patient's rushed into the ER for treatment.
Interesting of Lego to add something like that to the set when they didn't have to...pretty cool.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:11 AM

Lost Viking, on Nov 22 2005, 12:20 AM, said:

Great review! I am just curious as to where you got it?
too bad we cant order from amazon since we are canuckers

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 07:17 AM

I think the ambulance looks like the fire engine from 2005.
Lego says "just imagine" but I think their designers are highly lacking in that area.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:38 AM

Aeturnus, on Nov 23 2005, 07:17 AM, said:

I think the ambulance looks like the fire engine from 2005.
Lego says "just imagine" but I think their designers are highly lacking in that area.
Well, you have to have some continuity. The cars from the new sets (including 2005) aren't too bad and they all "fit the theme" - except for the prisoner transport, that one's a big disappointment.

What ticks me off most about the new cars is that they don't have doors - that's really annoying. But at least it's good practice for my modification (and later MOCing) skills...

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:49 PM

This is on sale at Amazon for $5.99... I think I might grab one or two, if not for the interesting wheel wells and 1x1 slopes I like getting from X-Pods usually.

Are the wheel well individual pieces, or is it 2 pieces that stretch from one side to the other?
If fluoride isn't dangerous, why was it added to the water in the Russian gulags and by the Germans during world war 2 to make the prisoners "apathetic" to what was going on around them?
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:29 PM

JINZONINGEN 73, on Dec 2 2005, 12:49 PM, said:

Are the wheel well individual pieces, or is it 2 pieces that stretch from one side to the other?
Individual pieces:

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:40 PM

This set and the other city sets except the Airport sets are on US S@H:

http://shop.lego.com...cn=229&d=36&t=3

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:58 PM

sam89, on Dec 2 2005, 06:40 PM, said:

This set and the other city sets except the Airport sets are on US S@H:

http://shop.lego.com...cn=229&d=36&t=3
Interesting, look at the minifigs:

Box pic as we now it (also on S@H):
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Now what?! Is there a chance of a "re-release" with different minifigs? ;)

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:04 PM

It's probably just a prototype. The actual version has definitely got the minifigs with white suits.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:31 PM

Mhm.

I wonder why they released it already. It's against their usual release cycle (which Jake explains in his Q&A). They do have the airport sets for next year and the new train and lots of non-city stuff but it's still a first in recent years...

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 12:37 PM

Just got the 2 I ordered off Amazon ($5.99 for a few days, but price is now $7.99)

I did something WEIRD with this set.

I actually built it.

I never build ANY Lego sets... they're strictly parts sources for mecha and such.
But I gotta' say, this is a sexy little ambulance. It could have only been better as a two-seater with an extra minifig.

I proceeded just minutes after to mosh both duplicate sets together into a van-like monstrosity, but it still counts.
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Posted 16 December 2005 - 12:44 PM

Jinzo, don't forget to post pics of your "van-like monstrosity" for once you build the sets  :D  ;)

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:13 PM

xwingyoda, on Dec 16 2005, 06:44 AM, said:

Jinzo, don't forget to post pics of your "van-like monstrosity" for once you build the sets  :D  ;)
Well, I already dissected THAT and made this lol:

http://eurobricks.ho...st=0#entry54786
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 01:55 AM

Hey, anyone else notice that the ambulance on the front of the box has 2 "ghost studs" on top of it?
They look like they were edited in later atop the large, white hood piece... I assume the early versions of that part were studless... or something?
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 10:58 PM

What they could have done with is some drivers doors on the front.
Easy job, just done it with the police van.

Insert a row of thin flat pieces under the 'red' level & then use standard 1*3 doors & some 1*n bricks instead of the 1*12 bricks.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:23 PM

View Postjof, on Feb 10 2006, 05:58 PM, said:

What they could have done with is some drivers doors on the front.
Easy job, just done it with the police van.

Insert a row of thin flat pieces under the 'red' level & then use standard 1*3 doors & some 1*n bricks instead of the 1*12 bricks.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:46 PM

View Postlego2000, on Feb 11 2006, 12:23 AM, said:

View Postjof, on Feb 10 2006, 05:58 PM, said:

What they could have done with is some drivers doors on the front.
Easy job, just done it with the police van.

Insert a row of thin flat pieces under the 'red' level & then use standard 1*3 doors & some 1*n bricks instead of the 1*12 bricks.

Jof

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I don't think there is a rule like that. And since he's new, I don't see what's wrong about him posting here. It's a pinned topic after all.
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