Allong with a bunch of other accessories, I picked up the full set of scooters. A few thoughts.
1) Nice style/quality. Clearly a vespa, but with enough detail stripped away to fit well into the LEGO universe. The quality is good, mold lines are apparent, but not overwhelmingly so, and it really looks like something LEGO might have made in the past.
2) The handlebars are removable. They come apart fairly easily, so it's sometimes better to put them in the minifigs hands first and then put them on the bike.
3) Fairly stable. The original custom arealights had a LEGO car tire in back and airplane plane tire in front. This version has generic versions of both, and it balances all right on a flat surface, but tips easily on anything else.
4) Color quality is good. I haven't done a direct comparison with LEGO for each color, but the pink, black, white, blue and yellow look very LEGO'ish. The color of the red is good, but it is not as opaque as the others and this makes it appear a bit "cheap" compared to the rest. I realized this before I bought it, but purchased it anyway and have no regrets. The black, pink and white are probably the most striking colors.
5) At $6 each, they may seem a touch expensive, but I felt they were a good deal considering the quality of the design, and when you realize that it has 6 parts ( 2 wheels, 2 tires, body and handlebars) it's not out of line with the price of other Brickforge accessories.
6) Lastly, it looks really nice in my layout. I have a couple on the road, a couple boarding a ferry, and they are simply charming. It has replaced the classic lego bike as my favorite two-wheeled LEGO vehicle.
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Edited by Eilif, 29 June 2009 - 04:36 PM.