Smarts are cool, they're economical and ecological. And that's what the designers at LEGO must have been thinking when they came up with this little set. And it also fits within the civilian sets.
The set is going to be released officially in 2010 but it's already in stores. The box of 3177 City Car contains about 43 pieces including a brand new minifigure and the set costs 4,95 EUR.
The minifigure is wonderful. The new torso is cool and I hope LEGO makes some color variations on it. There's even a back print with a hoodie. I think dark blue legs look actually better on this figure (in combination with the light blue on the torso).
The Sma... euh, city car looks very good. Yes, I first thought it was really small, but it has to be small if you look at the car on which it's based. Also notice the doors, something we hadn't seen in quite a time. A suitcase fits in the back of the car. The design is very good but I'm not so fond of the colours. The white changes so abrupt in black, it doesn't look so good. But it's not bad either. In the future I may going buy a second one and build a black version and another white version.
I think 3177 City Car is a good little set. Perfect for cheering up your LEGO town, it doesn't have to be all six wide trucks that ride around. The minifigure is very nice, and so is the car if you don't care about the black and white contrast. For the money you pay for it is definitely a must get because I don't think this is overpriced.
Hope you've enjoyed my view on this new City set!
Edited by Zorbas, 12 February 2011 - 10:08 AM.