REVIEW: 6542 Launch and Load Seaport
Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:06 AM
This is truly can be considered as one of the sea transportation legendary sets. I never knew this set break so many records, and have such impressive array of facilities, ships and vehicles to accompany with it. More importantly, this port hold many great factors such as the crane, gate house, fork lift and etc. What impress me the most, is the brick-built ship. That's what I called building bricks, and what others might comment, non-juniorised.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:18 PM
Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not? (George Bernard Shaw)
Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:33 PM
Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:44 PM
I got this really nice set recently off Ebay. I was actually bidding on something else from the same seller (forgot what it was) and he offered this one too. I actually wanted to draw the lines for my Town collection at 1980-1990 (to go with my gray era 12V train collection, but since this is such a nice set, I figured, what the heck, I bid €45 with no expectations of winning the bidding. Well, I didn't get the other set but this one for just €42. It turned out to be in great shape with all (32!) stickers still in place. Only the two yellow containers were missing.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:06 PM
I do agree with everyone here; this set is light years ahead in terms of design. The fact it could integrate with other sets is another plus which sadly is not so apparent in current city sets. I hope TLG do come out with a new port set with a REAL container crane and more sturdy dock. Also, a brick-built ship would be a great bonus.
I noticed in the set 4563: Load and haul railroad, there is a small yellow container that has the same tractor in this set. Both the 4563 and 6542 was released in 1991, so I am guessing somehow the little tractor has made its way across some ocean and is now on its way home by railroad.
Just for everyone's knowledge, here is a "How do they do it" video I found on the net regarding how a container terminal is run. You can draw alot of similarities to the container terminal featured in the video and this set.
My reviews: Classic Town #6354 Pursuit Squad, # 6503 Sprint Racer, # 6542 Launch and Load Seaport, #6644 Road Rebel, # 6671 Utility Repair Lift, #6695 Shell Tanker Truck Power Miners: #8960 Thunder Driller Clone Brick Review: Enlighten Main Battle Tank
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