Hello City fans! I can't believe no-one's reviewed this yet.
Name: Steam Roller
Release year: 2009
Availability: Daily Mirror Promotion (UK)
Price: Free (Newspaper cost 45p)
A standard size for these mini promotional sets.
Two 8 stud technic beams, four smooth round pieces that will be all too familiar to Star Wars fans; nothing particularly remarkable. The diminutive instruction book is included for size comparison.
Apologies for the slightly blurry pic. 7 steps will build the complete model, a few minutes work. We've seen that consturction scene before.
Nice dungarees! The face is quite common amongst this years 'figs, and is availiable on Factory and PaB. This is the first time I've noticed that he has pupils! Look closely and you can see small white dots in the top left corner of his eyes.
The two halves are symmetrical; as you can see the 'wheels' are not connected between the sides. The two sides are held together by the 2x4 grey connector brick and the 2x6 dk grey plate which will sit on top.
The finished article:
Construction-dude is obviously quite proud of his new Steam Roller! You can see that the 'wheels' don't automatically line up. I like the use of the double-inverted slope piece which sits comfortably above the rollers. The grey half-bush behind is the only leftover piece.
Overall, it's a nice little model, and a good addition to the construction range (though it gets swamped by the larger models, particularly the mega-oversized 7685 bulldozer). The technic beams tend to make it a little wide, and the rollers will slide on a smooth surface (a problem with which owners of the Sandcrawler will be all too familiar). Always useful to have another minifig, although I'm a little worried about the craze for ginger goatees in Studsville!
But, for 45p, who's complaining!
Hope you enjoyed this mini-review for a mini-set. Sorry if the pics aren't the best - it gets dark awfully early in England at this time of year. Thanks for reading!
Edited by Rick, 24 October 2011 - 07:31 PM.