Review: 7208 Fire Station
Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:28 PM
Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:53 PM
BTW the net isn't new (except for the colour).
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.
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.
But anyways, I'll take the age group in mind next time when commenting on a review.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:05 PM
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...
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 ) 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 - 06:53 PM
Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:20 PM
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 - 10:03 PM
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.
Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:32 PM
I can't wait to try to use the 2x4 tiles as a slate roof
Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:33 AM
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 - 03:11 AM
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
Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:27 AM
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
Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:01 PM
Also, I have no idea why LEGO would include four instruction booklets - why not just one?
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.
Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:14 PM
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?
Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:23 PM
I love the fire mask that the one fighter gets.
Great pictures on the review!!
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:16 PM
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.
Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:41 PM
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