Hi all, my second review will be about a small set from the year 1990; Road Rebel
Set number: 6644
Set name: Road Rebel
No. of pieces: 68
Price: USD 80 for MISB
Year released : 1990
More info: Brickset, Bricklink
The boxart courtesy of Peeron. As you can see on the box, there is a red sportscar with yellow bike trailer. The minifigure is on the bike with helmet
Random instruction page
Random instruction page showing the construction of the red car. Pic from PICSL.
The parts roll-call.
Rare parts include the number "3" 1x1 printed tile, black bike and 4x3 slope wheel arch. There is only 2 nos of the number "3" tile because I have lost 1
The set once assembled.
Typically the driver will drive his sportscar and his bike to some place. Then he will unload his bike and later ride it
The Red Sportscar
The red sportscar has a sporty aerodynamic feel to it with the sloped wheel arch, windows and low profile lights. At the back there is a variable spoiler (wow, even real life ones didn't have them!) and the engine bay shown by the grille plates. The black handle is the backrest for the driver. Also note the rear lights are of the low profile type to match the front lights. The red color is all over the car, with a yellow strip at the doors. As an additional accessory this sports car have a tow hook! Its amazing for so little you can do so much!
Yellow Trailer with bike
For the yellow trailer you have the black bike with number "3" tiles on the side and on the headlight. This is obviously a sports bike (or a heavy modified one, since it is named a road rebel) as there are no headlights or taillights. The bike is mounted on a yellow 2x1 plate with 1 stud.
For the trailer itself it is of a fairly simple design with 2 circular taillights, a tow hook and yellow wheels. Noticed the trailer is level when the trailer hitch is down...
...and it remains level as our dear friend here is connecting it back to the car. Amazingly the tow hook of the sports car is level to the tow hook of the trailer!
For the minifigure the torso is a sprinted shirt with black and red lines, the legs are white and the head is classic Lego .
When driving the car or not riding
Usually when in the car or when he is not riding he wears a blue cap. Would look overkill wearing a black helmet and driving a car with a trailer behind
When riding the black bike
But when he wants to ride, the cap goes into the car and he dons the black helmet!
Meeting another minifigure from another set
Along the way he spots another motorcyclist Guess from which set the other minifigure came from?
Since they have ample time, they decided to "rempit" a bit. Rempit is something like doing daredevil recklass stunts with the motorcycle. I didn't know the road rebel can do a "superman"!
Its amazing that from so little you can have so much. This set proves that sometimes "less is more" with a sportscar equipped with variable spoiler, tow hook, 2 doors, backrest, steering wheel, low profile lights and a cool Ferrari red using some basic parts. Even the new 2009 red sportscar is does not even compare to this model since the new one does not even have a simple door! Add in 1 black bike with racing number and a bright yellow trailer to go with it, you have an awesome Lego set!
In a nutshell:-
Playability : 10/10 Two great vehicles in one small package.
Design : 10/10 This is how a great sports car should be, sleek, red, open-top and have a big spoiler, all in 7 small steps!
Price: 10/10 I do not know how much it costs back then, but I am certain it is well worth the money
Overall: 10/10 A classic Lego at its best. Less is more indeed.
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Edited by paanjang16, 23 August 2009 - 07:44 AM.