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How do you rate this set?

  1. 1 - Poor (4 votes [17.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

  2. 2 - Below Average (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 3 - Average (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 4 - Above Average (11 votes [47.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.83%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (8 votes [34.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.78%

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#1 penguinz

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 03:34 PM

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Racing across the ice is the smallest yet sleekest vehicle Alpha Team has.  The Chill Speeder has all the accessories an Alpha Team agent needs.  Ogel must watch out!  For with the flick of a switch the Chill Speeder converts from a speedy sled...  You will just have to wait and see!

Set Information:


Name: Chill Speeder
Theme: Lego Alpha Team (Arctic)
Pieces: 57
Minifigs: 1
Price: USD: $5 EUR:(unknown) GBP:(unknown)
Year Released: 2004
Set References:Brickset Peeron BrickLink

Official Picture:

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Instructions:

The instructions are basic instructions with what we typically see however there is no inventory or piece call outs.

Instructions Front: The front of the instructions gives a good shot of the Chill Speeder along with the Ice Orb.
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Random Instruction Page: This page show some of the build of the Chill Speeder.
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Minifigure:

The Alpha Team minifigs are always great.  Agent Flex has sunglasses, head set, and orange straps on his jumpsuit.   One orange arm gives a nice way to tell your Alpha Team agents apart.
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Accessories:

Included with this set are two important accessories, a pick ax and a red-decoder magnifying glass.  You can use the red-decoder to see whether the ice orb is "active".  The pick ax can be used to "deactivate" the Ice Orb.
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The Ice Orb is very nice, and much better than the previous ones.  The Ice Orbs "deactivate" when turned.  The bug side is "active" and the empty side is not "active".  The set includes is one Ice Orb.

Active:
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Not Active:
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Chill Speeder:

The Chill Speeder holds the pick ax on one side and the red-decoder on the other side.
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This is the front of the Chill Speeder.  Notice all of the printed slopes!
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The back of the Chill Speeder along with its rocket boosters.
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Without minifig:
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Alpha Mode (transformed model):


Now the moment you have been waiting for...
It transforms into a walking robot.

The front of the walker.  Notice the handle bars have folded up, and the rocket boosters have become lasers.
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The side of the walker shows you how the legs fold down and the rocket boosters fold up.
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At the back of the walker you will find the not currently in use skids.
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Now one without the minifig:
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Final Rating, Final Picture, and Thoughts:

Rating:

Playability: 5/5 (There is so much you can do with this set.  Deactivate Ice Orbs, Inflate Alpha Mode, and much more)
Design: 4/5 (A bit lacking in slopes and a bit rough, but great creativity)
Pieces: 5/5 (Great sand blue and dark blue combination along with a bit of orange, black and white)
Price: 4/5 (It needs a tad more pieces)
Aerodynamic: 4/5 (A few bulky pieces and a bit tall)

Total: 4.4/5

All together:
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Thoughts:  

It was a good buy with a fair amount of printed bricks along with sand blue and dark blue pieces.  The Ice Orb looks great, and the overall model is very playable.

Thanks for reading!

Edited by WhiteFang, 26 June 2009 - 04:09 PM.
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#2 Spyder

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 03:43 PM

I voted outstanding. It was all the printed pieces that won it for me. It is such a small set, and yet, there are rare colors, printed pieces, and playability. Not perfect, but definitely better than most if not all of the small sets we get now a  days.
Great review, I hope to see more from you. :thumbup:
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#3 Danwow

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:12 PM

Good range of features and pieces from a small set.
I agree with Spyder that this set seems like better value than most of the smaller sets released lately.
Great review though!

#4 Tom Bricks

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 06:25 PM

This looks like a great set, transformation and printed parts, this set is above average for me. Nice Review.
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#5 Algernon

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:29 AM

This wave was by far the best Alpha Team wave. I rather miss it.

#6 The Cobra

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:17 AM

I also voted "Outstanding". I think the last year of Alpha Team was quite lame, but this set really rocks!
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#7 TeddiGramz

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 03:04 PM

I think I got this set from Brickmaster, I'm not sure but I know I have it. The sand blue is really nice, the fig is detailed but mostly unusable in other themes. I voted above average, it's a cute set with PRINTED pieces, but not the best fig.

#8 prateek

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:52 PM

I loved this theme. I remeber getting the helicopter set and it was awesome. Voted Outstanding

#9 green dewback

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:28 AM

I have this set, but it's terrible. Most of the parts have no use on other MOC.

#10 Commander Assassin

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:07 PM

I loved that set! Although mine is in separate pieces now, the only Alpha Team set I liked more than the Chill Speeder was the Ice Blade.

#11 VBBN

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 03:24 AM

A pretty neat set. I'm not a fan of the pieces(I know XD), but It transformers, and I like that.
Above Average for creativity.

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