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#26 Rick

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:28 PM

View PostWout, on Nov 15 2009, 05:16 PM, said:

Are the windows on the roof of the garage also the same as the front of the truck?
They seem to be, which makes this set a nice supply for those windows. Unfortunately in trans-lightblue instead of trans-clear or trans-black...

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:53 PM

View PostBrick Town Talk, on Nov 15 2009, 01:09 AM, said:

Fantastic review.
BTW the net isn't new (except for the colour).
http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=48294
Dang it, I thought that it was a completely new piece!  :hmpf_bad:


View PostKimT, on Nov 15 2009, 03:20 AM, said:

Maybe because the set is rated 5-12 years?
That would explain why it doesn't look like the exclusive modular Fire Station, wouldn't you agree?
And I think you're mistaking playability for emptiness.
Evaluate a set by it's preferences , rather than what you think the perfect set would be.
Always consider age and playability.
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Yeah, I just forgot about that when I posted my comment.
So for a set for children, it's probably very good. A set with two vehicles and some rooms would make me very happy if I was younger. :sweet:

But anyways, I'll take the age group in mind next time when commenting on a review. :wink:

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:05 PM

A thanks for this early review meat1980!

I personally like it. I'm not too excited but there are some things that I like.

I really like the way they have used the white color. Having all these "stripes" of white the redness breaks a little and the building looks very pleasant to the eye and doesn't seem too dull.

Another thing that crossed my mind now that I 've examined the photos carefully is the modularity. I believe that with some minor modifications, the building where the office and the beds are in, could be placed on top of the garage building, beginning from where the middle roof ends.It would look like a classic town fire station sort of. Not bad... :wink:

The big fire truck is nice. I bought the previous fire station 2 weeks ago and although that the fire truck in it was nice, the whole bucket-thing mechanism (don't remember the exact word :blush: )  is very unstable and looks fragile.

Some pieces are also great. The 2x4 tile, the green recycle bin and the net.


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:26 PM

Looks like a pretty nice set.  I love that yellow net piece. :wub:

Thanks for sharing this first review Meat.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:53 PM

:thumbup: Good review first of all, but i'm not a fan of the new city sets.  I think that every fire station LEGO has made, lacks a lot.  The rooms are small, the features few, and the detail scarce. :hmpf_bad:  But, i more or less like the new vehicles, i think they have good detail. I also like the new tiles.  Otherwise, great review. :classic:
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:00 PM

thanks for the review. I hope this new SNOT piece will not replace the old headlight brick  :cry_sad:
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:20 PM

Thanks for the review!

Looks more like a legit fire station than the last one, but I don't like the little baseplates.  I miss the days where they give at least one 32x32.  Lots of new pieces, too!
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

Great review! This station is one of the better ones from TLC IMO. I love the firetruck :thumbup:

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:03 PM

Thanks for the great review.

I quite like this set and will probably buy one, even though I have the last city fire station.
This one is less asthetically pleasing to me, as the shape of the building seems a little haphazard, although I do like the white pillars at the front.
For me this review has highlighted how good this set is as a parts pack though; the white pillars are made up of 12 of the 2x3 windows, the skylights over the garages are 4 of the new windsheilds used in the city corner bus, the windows in the tower are 4 6x5 panels. By combining the two fire stations, you could end up with a very cool four garage station with realistic interior, and end up with extra windows left over, which are always in short supply in my experience. The net piece doesn't really excite me, though I'd like to see it in grey, as it would be usefull as a fence.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:25 PM

Why do we need another Firestation.... we havent had a new hospital yet?

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:32 PM

Really Nice review. I love seeing reviews before the sets come out   :classic:  I do like the trucks but I am not a big fan of the actual station. That's okay though I will find something to do with those bricks   :classic:  
I can't wait to try to use the 2x4 tiles as a slate roof  :classic:

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:33 AM

What in the world? There's some sweet new pieces in this set. As I don't yet have a Fire Station to keep my Legopolis fire free, I might have to make this set my first one.

Those new pieces are niiiiiiiice too.

Is that window on the main building the 6X5 wall piece? If it is, that looks slick. If not, it's a piece that's new to me, and I want it at PAB in Orlando when I go to Disneyworld with my wife for her birthday.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:06 AM

Hi there!
Can someone tell me why i can't see any images of the review?
It appears a photobucket logo with: "Bandwidth Exceeded"
Thanks in advance

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:11 AM

View PostRiccardo, on Nov 16 2009, 04:06 AM, said:

Hi there!
Can someone tell me why i can't see any images of the review?
It appears a photobucket logo with: "Bandwidth Exceeded"
Thanks in advance
There seems to be a bandwidth limitation on Photobucket (the site where the pics are hosted). I've send a message to the creator of this fine review asking to upload the pictures to another website which doesn't have such annoying restrictions. Let's hope they are viewable again soon  :classic:

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 04:57 AM

Bandwidth exceeded...... :cry_sad:

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:39 AM

My apologies everyone, I was not aware that can happen.  :blush:   I have reuploaded the pics to a different site.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:27 AM

Thanks for doing up this fine review. This is the very first review ever done in Eurobricks for the upcoming 2010 sets. I am not very excited with this set, especially when there is many other fire stations appearing at a regular basis, well I don't find this pretty exciting but for new CITY collectors whom are aftering a new fire station in their town, I think this ought to be a good choice.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of review with us, and this has been featured in Classic-Town.net as well.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:50 AM

View PostThee Pirate, on Nov 16 2009, 12:33 AM, said:

Is that window on the main building the 6X5 wall piece?
Yup, two times two of them.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:01 PM

View PostILikePi, on Nov 14 2009, 11:15 PM, said:

I don't understand why there needs to be eight numbered bags (most of which seem very empty), though. It looks like only four would be needed.

Also, I have no idea why LEGO would include four instruction booklets - why not just one? :wacko:

I think the main reson to have the manuals separate, would be for family/group building sessions. As for the bags... one bag per instruction nmanual in this case seems more logical.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:14 PM

Nice review!

I am ambivalent about the new fire station. I have the 2007 one, which is nicer in some ways and worse in others, and I'm going to get the modular house one, so I very much doubt I will get this one. Neither will connect well to a T-junction baseplate without modifications. All the huge juniorized parts are a turn-off.

I'm interested in the fire boat - are you going to do a review for it as well?

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

Great review, glad to see some 2010 sets making their way into the stores.

I love the fire mask that the one fighter gets.

Great pictures on the review!!

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:14 PM

Great Review "Vassal"  !!

I believe the "system"  that raises the ladder is new and different then that on the 2008 fire truck.  I wonder how well it works?

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:16 PM

Smaller instructions stay open better.

Anyways nice review.  That new net piece is the stupidest thing LEGO has made in many many years.  Completely not needed.  The LEGO Train designers talk about how they needed to convince LEGO to make a few new pieces for the new Trains, yet this damn net got made?  I don't get it.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:41 PM

View PostThe Green Brick Giant, on Nov 16 2009, 06:16 PM, said:

That new net piece is the stupidest thing LEGO has made in many many years.  Completely not needed.  The LEGO Train designers talk about how they needed to convince LEGO to make a few new pieces for the new Trains, yet this damn net got made?  I don't get it.

View PostBrick Town Talk, on Nov 15 2009, 10:09 AM, said:

BTW the net isn't new (except for the colour).
http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=48294


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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:23 PM

But Rick, what would he mindlessly kvetch about if he read (and comprehended) the entire thread?



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