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REVIEW: 6341 Gas'N'Go Flyer


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#1 Razgriz

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:44 PM

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The massive pile of lego in the middle of my floor is slowly starting to take shape into all my old sets.  One of which was the Gas n Go flyer.  I think this was my 2nd ever lego set, back in the day.

Sadly, I have lost my pilot Minifig.  He was awesome, black vest top, yellow arms and shades.  Also lost the stickers from the Octan Tanker :(  So, I shall carry on without...

Name: Gas 'N' Go Flyer
Set: 6341
Theme: System
pieces: 106
Minifigs: 2
Price: No idea sorry


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The front of the box is brilliant.  It shows the plane and the tanker, as well as an outline of an Air Port in the back ground.  First Impression is this is perfect for anyone with a large number of planes, an air port, or someome who is starting one.  The tanker is a great little extra that helps an air port fill up all the empty space.  A lot of other plane sets from around then were just the plane.

I do not have an image of the back of the box I'm afraid, but I'm sure it was equally as good.  With the classic "boat or plane" hull you could easily make a speed boat, or a helicopter, and a small trike.  Maybe even a bi-plane?

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The build is very straight forward.  The only big piece is the cockpit, which personaly I really like. I know its not very realistic, but it allows you to see into the cockpit very clearly.  There is a very good collection of bricks.  two medium wings that can be used for any plane, two tail fins, 4 pillar supports, a properller, two hull pieces with a front end as well.  

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I think the plane looks great.  Its very different to the regualr planes you see, looks more like a micro-light than a regualr prop-plane.  It also has a camera on the side to record the flight, so even if you don't have a big air port, you simply set up a small air field, with a hut that offers trainer flights for your lego citizens and gives them the tape after.  There are so many possibilites for plenty of circumstances.

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The tanker is a lovely little inclusion to the set.  yes its a bit small, but its only meant for short journeys on the air port refuelling.
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The hose was bigger than it is in the photo, but the end of it got frayed and I had to cut about half of it off.  Its just the same as the fire hoses, exept it carries fuel, not water.
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You can also use the tanker to re-fuel your other lego creations.  In a town, it could be part a garage, or a race car team.  

The little Octan man is happy refueling planes....
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Helicopters....
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But some things are just TOO BIG
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Overall I think this is a brilliant set.  I'm not sure on the price, I think £15 maybe?  That seems reasonable to me.  As long as you have an imagination, there are so many things you can do with it.  

Playability: 10/10.  So many things you can do with it, and the rebuild options are great.  Wheels, wings, properlers, hulls, you can make nearly anything!
Design: 8/10.  It doesnt really look like a "normal" plane but I still like it.  It can fit in on a small air field, or a large air port.
Minifigs:  8/10.  Two great Minifigs.  The pilot one doesnt seem much like an actual pilot, but the octan driver is awesome.  

Overall, I would give this set a 9/10. A great classic lego set!
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#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:56 PM

Thanks 'Rasgriz' for the review of ye old 'gas'n'go'. :classic:
You are right about it not looking like a normal plane, must be the spaceage cockpit that does it.
The little tanker is cute and handy, could be used just about anywere I guess. :thumbup:
With a camera side mounted he, the pilot might an adventurer filming a doco somewhere.

#3 Milan

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:53 PM

Good review, I like it!
I think this plane is great. Sadly I never had a chance to grab it...
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