I found this set today with €5 off, which was the reason I bought it. It's a really cool set and since there is no review of it yet I decided to review it. The lighting wasn't great to make pictures, but I think most are ok.
Set Number: 7213
Set Name: Fire Truck with Boat
Sub-theme: Emergency Resque
Year of Release: 2010
Minifigs: 3 firefighters
Components: Quad bike, boat & truck
Lets start with some box pictures:
The front of the box.
The back of the box, showing us the play features and how it is divided into several bags.
The top shows us the 3 minifigs included.
Now lets see what's inside the box!
4 bags, 2 instructions books, a large boat and a sticker sheet.
Instructions for the quad bike and the boat.
Lego Town with the latest sets.
Lego club advertisement.
Instructions for the big truck.
This shows page shows all the components added together.
The parts list.
The new Nielsen advertisement.
The sticker sheet. If you don't like stickers, this is not the set for you.
Finally time to open the bags. I put all the bricks into 1 big pile and didn't listen to the instructions. I like searching for a brick (if it doesn't take too long ).
The new parts in this set.
The large boat piece. It's the same as in the Coast Guard set, but this time in red.
We can now start building.
The first thing you build is the small but cool quad bike.
The next thing is the boat.
I like this one. The round windshield in white is a nice touch.
You can let a fig hold it with 2 hands.
And then it's time to build the main part of the set, the truck. I took pics before you are supposed to open a new bag.
I love this 'step', it was fun to build and looks very good. Only a gap below which you can fill up with tiles.
Beginning to take it's finaly shape.
Done! Wow, this thing is big! It's around 37 studs long!
Crane in low position.
Crane in high position.
Now this is where it gets odd. You have these thing which you flap out to stabilize the crane when moviing.
Here it's located.
You flap it out,
Get one of these loudhailers with steering wheel things from here,
And attach it to the pole thing.
Here's a pretty cool play function. There are 8 wheels, which are connected the the rest of the truck by 4 pins.
Straight surface, looks just like normal.
Completed set in action.
Design: 9/10 The design is awesome. It looks even better than I imagined. A really cool, big truck. What's not to love?
Parts: 8/10 There are quite a bit of new and special parts.
Build: 9/10 Very fun to build, not repetitive at all. The diversity in vehicles gives it a diversity in building too, you aren;t just building a boat, or just a truck.
Minifigs: 6/10 You get 3 firefighters. Nothing special. The heads are in dozens of other sets. Still, it's good they added 3 firefighters, which is just enough (2 for truck (and boat) and 1 for Quad bike.
Playability: 9/10 It's a very playable set, you can think up varous scenarios to play. The fact that you can easily transfar from a land adventure to a water one is great.
Price: 9/10 I bought this for €25, which is €5 less than the S@H price (€30). If I couldn't get it at €25 I would still buy it. The large boat puts up the price I think.
Total: 50/60 I think this is one of the best City sets I've bought. I really love it. It's a cool truck, which comes with an additional boat and quad bike too. It's not overpriced at all. I recommend this great set to all builders, collectors and Lego (City) fans. This truly is a must have set.
That concludes the review. I hope you all like it.
Edited by DarthPineapple, 19 December 2009 - 07:22 PM.