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#1 Matt Dawson

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:07 PM

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Set No: 30002
Name: Police Boat
Pieces:32; 2 spare
Release year: 2009
Price: Free with newspaper, 65p if you're just after the set.

My apologies for poor lighting - this was due to typical British weather for autumn (i.e. gloomy and lightly raining)!

The polybag, as usual, has a picture of the model on the front:
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The pile of pieces is quite 'normal':
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And sorted, we can see the main colours are blue, grey & white:
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I, personally, have never seen a police fig with this decoration. But then again, I haven't purchased any poleice items since 2005, when the first city sets came out!
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And the images you've been dying to see (lol):
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During building (just after step 3):
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The spares; one 1x1 round trans-yellow and one of the control arm thingies:
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And the finished item:
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And with the fig:
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Though the controls don't fit into the hands of the fig:
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And the fig off to patrol somewhere..though someone should've told him that he needs water...
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Conclusions:
It looks 'alright' in my opinion. The control equipment could've done with more thought (e.g. 2 control sticks on a 1x2 white brick?) as they don't fit into the hands of the fig. The visor/windscreen thing looks useless to the fig - especially as it's only for infront of him.

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#2 SlyOwl

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:30 PM

Thanks for the review :thumbup:

I decided to pass on this one, as it hasn't got much going for it, and the heavier price tag put me off.

That said, I do like 1x2 trans blue tiles...

Is the 2x2x2 white slope with or without the tube in the bottom?

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#3 Matt Dawson

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:36 PM

View PostSlyOwl, on Oct 31 2009, 12:30 PM, said:

Is the 2x2x2 white slope with or without the tube in the bottom?

It's the 2x2x2 slope, and it has got a tube in the bottom.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:46 PM

Good review for a cute little boat. On the subject of the controls I would replace them with a steering wheel assembly from a police car and also give the officer a cap instead of a hat would look more logical down at the beach. Oh yeah he must be a good swimmer because he has got a life jacket on neither. I might try to knock one of these up LDD and moc it I guess.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:47 PM

This set looks oddly "tall" to me. I like the 4992 firefighter promo a lot more.
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#6 Milan

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:47 PM

Nice review!
Yeah, it looks a little bit unstable with that height...
But I like it. It is a cute little set!
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:11 AM

Ahhh another Promo review from the Daily Mirror sets  :thumbup:
Nice Job.

Well all these small sets work well as impulse none of them are really must haves.
The boat is nice but I could make 10 of these from spare parts  :laugh:
I do like the clever use for the boat throttle however.

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#8 Matt Dawson

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:12 PM

View PostMacoco, on Nov 1 2009, 01:11 AM, said:

Well all these small sets work well as impulse none of them are really must haves.
The boat is nice but I could make 10 of these from spare parts  :laugh:
I do like the clever use for the boat throttle however.

I found that by fitting the control sticks in the figs hands then positioning these onto the holder for them it looked a lot better!
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:14 PM

I think I just got the one of these. Nothing fantastic but I suppose the minifig parts will come in handz, and for some reason, I have a particular fondness of hull pieces. Goes back to my childhood, I think, but for the life of me I can't figure out what, exactly. Anyhow, yeah, fairlz mundane model overall.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:44 PM

Nice review, some white paper fora background would have helped you, the coloring on your table is distracting.

As for the set, I think it's nice and funtional.  Very small and a tad tall, but real life police boats always have sirens and lights up way to high.

I think for how cheap it is and for what it is, it's a great set.

Nice job on all the pictures too!



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