LEGO fans always wanted more LEGO City sets with civilians, normal people like you and I. LEGO fans had enough fire fighters and policemen. What we needed were people for the policemen to protect, for the fire fighters to save. And behold, LEGO has heard our praying because 2009 had plenty of civilian sets. And 2010 won't be any different.
This impulse set is one of those, it's a traveller. It's supposed to be released next year in January, but it's already in most toy stores. The set costs 2,95 EUR and contains about 21 pieces, including a minifigure. That's what these little sets are all about, a single minifigure with some accessories to fill up your LEGO town.
The box art shows the traveller leaving the airport with his luggage.
There are two new pieces in this set. A double "cheese" slope, which looks a bit like LEGO wants to cut the costs. And a new headlight piece with closed back. I sure hope this doesn't replace to old version.
The figure itself is very nice. I like the hairpiece and his smile. The torso is wonderful, it has a classic space logo on the jacket. This is already the 10th set in which the torso is included, probably because it's such a nice design. He also wears an Indiana Jones bag.
There's a luggage cart, a computer screen and a camera to go with the figure. The set will fit very will in airports, but I'm sure it will also fit in front of a hotel, like the Cafe Corner, waiting for a taxi.
So, like most of the little impulse sets it's a decent one. 7567 Traveller isn't impressive nor bad, it's a filler for your town. A tourist with his camera and suitcases fits everywhere, and the computer screen can be used as a... computer screen. It's a bit useless, actually. It would have been nice if the screen was replaced by something more fitting, but I also can't come up with something else.
Thanks for reading!
Edited by Rick, 24 October 2011 - 07:55 PM.