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#1 Lego Chicago

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:59 PM

I found this today on McDonalds Germany Website.  Anyone read German for me?

http://www.mcdonalds...zeug.html#/toys

and this link of some guy in front of McDonalds TV Spot

http://www.kai-pflau...-fuer-mcdonalds

#2 ILikePi

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:08 PM

Wow, those are actually sort of brick-built (unlike the General Mills LEGO promotional cars)!  :oh3:

Nice find, by the way.  :classic:

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:33 PM

Wow! Real sets! Happy Meals there must cost a fortune!  :tongue:
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:19 PM

I doubt they are real LEGOs.  I worked at a McDonald's and there was a LEGO thing and it turned out it looked somewhat like LEGO, but it was really only like 2 pieces.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:53 PM

View PostThe Green Brick Giant, on Jul 24 2009, 07:19 PM, said:

I doubt they are real LEGOs.  I worked at a McDonald's and there was a LEGO thing and it turned out it looked somewhat like LEGO, but it was really only like 2 pieces.

By God, you're right! It seems the base of the white truck is entirely one motor piece. I know these are all at least three pieces by the looks of them, but those wheels don't even look like they come off! These can't be more than 16 pieces each.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:43 AM

Thanks, I studied them more, I think they are 3-5 pieces, made in China most likely.  They look better than the USA ones did, but still crap.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:14 AM

Here's a shot from the German site:

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:56 AM

Looks slightly better than the pictures of the General Mills lego promotional stuff. Still cool, no Lego is useless. I might have a Happy Meal for the first time since they last had Lego! (Or was it Hotwheels cars?).

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:38 AM

I'm not surprised they're not real LEGO...oh well. I wonder if they are made in China...I'm not sure about whether LEGO would put their logo on something which was low quality.

As for the German stuff on the website:
The main writing in the middle of the cars says: All of the cars' pieces can be combined as you like - and also with the LEGO Racers Tiny Turbos in the shops!
The writing over the individual cars says:
MONSTER RAD (monster wheel): Off-road vehicle in white and black. It's built from 3 parts.
KURVENCRUISER (swerving/turning cruiser): Racing car in blue and grey, with number 27 and big rear spoiler. It's built from 3 parts.
TURBOBOOSTER: Racing car in red and white featuring the name "Rallyfire". It's built from 3 parts.
SPORTPFEIL (sports-dart (as in, it's a fast sports car)): Racing car in yellow and dark red. It's built from 3 parts.


Again, I'm not sure all that stuff about combining them with real Racers sets would be coming from LEGO if these are poor quality Chinese things.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:06 PM

These do seem to be different to the earlier ones. If you look at the example posted here - you could make the same base out of bricks. It's still lame, but not as bad.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:46 PM

There's only one appropriate emoticon for this:  :sick:


Seriously: I don't understand Lego getting into this. I'm confident it won't spill over to regular Racers though.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:19 PM

The reason they are doing it this way for the Happy Meals is likely to meet rules McDonald's has about the price point for Happy Meals toys and the allowed complexity of such toys.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

Ordinary Racers cost between €4 - €6 here in Ireland. I think it's fairly obvious that you can't really include much Lego with a Happy Meal!

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:33 PM

View PostPeppermint_M, on Jul 25 2009, 12:56 AM, said:

Looks slightly better than the pictures of the General Mills lego promotional stuff. Still cool, no Lego is useless. I might have a Happy Meal for the first time since they last had Lego! (Or was it Hotwheels cars?).
Yeah, at least they look much better. :laugh:
It even looks like some parts are printed (the windshield)! :oh3:
By the way, isn't this only for McDonalds in Germany?

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:02 PM

View PostThe Cobra, on Jul 25 2009, 02:14 AM, said:

Here's a shot from the German site:

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Oh my, that just made me less jealous :classic: At least they look like they're made of Lego :sceptic:

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:48 PM

View PostRick, on Jul 25 2009, 03:46 PM, said:

There's only one appropriate emoticon for this:  :sick:
I don't think you are required to eat what comes with the set  :wink:


Seriously. You have to be a hard core collector for these sets to be a priority.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:46 PM

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View PostRick, on Jul 25 2009, 02:46 PM, said:

There's only one appropriate emoticon for this:  :sick:

Seriously: I don't understand Lego getting into this. I'm confident it won't spill over to regular Racers though.
I´d even say there are only three appropriate emoticons for this: :sick: :sick: :sick:

Seriously, these are by far  THE WORST Lego sets I´ve ever seen. :hmpf_bad:

And look at the sticker sheet: Four times more stickers than bricks??? :hmpf:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:38 PM

The US Happy Meal website now has Lego Racers listed as the next program

http://www.happymeal...index.html#toys

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:52 AM

We're getting these things in Italy too, there's even a TV commercial spreading the word around.  :hmpf:
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:56 AM

View PostLego Chicago, on Jul 24 2009, 02:59 PM, said:

That's not just some guy! That's Kai Pflaume, the host of the Lego Show! Very fitting that they chose him for the commercial IMO. :thumbup:

The "sets" are very much like the General Mills ones, I think. Not very exciting, although I wouldn't mind getting one or two just for the heck of it. They could be useful for funny contest entries (if you know what I mean :devil: )! :grin:

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

Let's clear something up, they are not LEGO sets, they are Chinese BS toys that Lego desided to throw their name on the bag, the pieces themselves don't even say LEGO.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:46 PM

Very interesting.  LEGO must have determined that the general mills promotion was a success, because this is just more of thesame.  While the sections (notice I did not use the term "pieces") are different, there do seem to be black windows (painted or plastic?), and the advert suggests possible hubcap pieces, these are essentially the same kind of useless pieces that were in the Cereal boxes.  The only difference is that these are even less useful in that the wheel base is no longer a plain base with wheels -which could be used in MOCs, but rather it too is one of these odd contoured pieces, making it nearly useless for MOC'ing.

All that said, it might be neat to have a contest to see what folks can come up with using one of these, and no more than 20 other pieces.
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