So for those that are wondering what exactly this set is, it's a Racers set given away at Mcdonald's restaurant's in the Happy Meals. I don't know where around the world they are available, though I know they are in Canada, and I've heard rumours that they are in the United States.
Name: 6x2 Turbo
Theme: Racers/Promotional (McDonald's)
Price: CAD $1.79 USD Unknown EUR Unknown
The set is clearly pictured, with an easy on the eye backgound. Set name and number in the series are visible.
Just a Mise En Garde in three languages. Here is what it reads:
I really like the animation of the person. For some reason, it reminds me of the Vancouver 2010 mascots. If you follow the instructions, you get to here. Feel free to use my code.
Here are the instructions. Grey/black differentiating is near impossible. In fact, so is orange/black. Do you think I can handle it? Read on....
In their totality:
I'm not sure why they put the extra bag in, but the sleeve for the stickers is a good idea, why can't a Lego use it on actual sets ?
Pieces with their upside down:
Axles are metal, wheels aren't removable, unfortunately. As you can see, the only real access points for parts are a two by four section in the middle of each piece, though you can connect the pieces through the open parts, as illustrated below.
The material of the sticker sheet is a bit firmer - like construction paper versus regular printer paper. If any of you have bought Kinder Surprises in the past, it's somewhat like that. There are some great stickers on there too, like the ones with the mud spatter and the exhaust. They even number the stickers for us, so we know which one goes where. I wish I'd seen them before stickering my Dodge Ram 3500 Rally Truck.
I'm going to do all the steps here, so be patient.
It's starting to take shape . The back is one bricks height higher of the ground than the front, like raised suspension. It's an interesting idea, though I personally don't like it, especially when the piece is on it's own because it looks very awkward and doesn't give any room to play with the angling of the vehicle, if someone decides to use it for another MOC.
This one was almost as hard as the first one. Not quite, but close. There is some sort of air scoop right behind the cab, though I've never seen anything like it. They were obviously molding the front after this piece, and I think it turned out OK.
I even included a rear view shot:
You can easily see how the back is raised.
Mommy! Look what I built!
I connected the sections together using the open sections on the underside of the parts, as I mentioned earlier. And it's true; I built it.
Parts: 5/10 Three exclusive parts, though at $0.596, they are almost six times the average price per piece ration.
Price: 9/10 It's the cheapest set out there, and includes some decent stickers to boot.
Playability: 6/10 Fun at the table and on the car ride home, but I don't think it'll see much more action after that.
Design: 1/10 Three rather juniorised pieces stuck on top of each other. That's it.
Overall: 21/40. Mediocre at best. However, I think it's at an unbeatable price. Therefore, I think it's worth the buy - if you can find it. As you might have figured out by now, it is only available at McDonald's restaurants.
Edited by SmurfFangy, 05 January 2010 - 07:47 AM.