OK everyone... Sorry for the first botched review/posting/fickr links.
This is my first time posting pics and a review, and I was just so excited to bring y'all these first images!!!
SO... for the SECOND time around... Here's my review of the new 2010 Fire Boat 7207.
NAME: Fire Boat
THEME: Lego City
PIECE COUNT: 306
PRICE: $49.99 (USA)
Here's the front of the box. I'm excited to see 4 minfigs!
Next is the back box art. We have one firefighter yelling "HEY"
"HEY" your boat is on fire?
"HEY" I'm gonna hose you down???
Next we have the contents of the box, with bag one emptied and minfigs built. Also see the dreaded sticker sheet
Here's a pic of the hull. The same hull from the coast guard line, but red. Nothing too exciting here.
Here's a teaser... a random instruction page. Look and build, not set out like other instructions.
Woo hoo! Here's the small boat. There is a small blue technic piece that the switch attatches too for steering. Pretty neat that it can swivel around!
After some building, this is what it looks like after bag 1. A nifty little control room with water cups for all! Also some fairly large pieces (2x10 red bricks)
Also in the back there is a place to hang the tank, just in case these fire peeps have to actually get on to a burning boat
A bed in the front cabin, and a better look inside the control room. Seriously they must be thirsty!
And now... the wheelhouse! The door is a nice little arch, usually we see this piece on cars as a fender!
Next we have the fire jets
And another piece which is used several times in the boat, once for a water jet, and another time for the hydrolics on the lift
And now.... the moment we've all been waiting for.... the final product...
Zzzzzzz..... nap time
The complete set
I don't know exactly what I was expecting here. But the boat is almost a repeat of the coast guard 7739. There also seemed to be a lot of large pieces. I do really like the boom on the back! It twirls around quite nicely and can reach high places! Overall I think this set is fun, and a good addition to your lego city port.
Playability: 7/10 (as much as you can push a ship around)
Design 5/10 (same style as coast guard 7739)
Price 6/10 (kinda pricey for such large pieces, but... 4 minfigs!)
Edited by TheBrickster, 01 January 2010 - 11:42 PM.