REVIEW: 3222 Helicopter & Limousine
Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:20 PM
Time for a quick review, as I don't think I have yet seen this great little set reviewed yet!
Picked it up tonight at the Lego Shop in Bluewater in the UK,
Piece count: 267 (apparently)
Build time: 40 minutes, including pictures
(Additionally Bluewater Lego shop also had the new airport 3182 (Priced at £79.99) (Expensive) and the jet plane 3181 (Priced at £29.99)
Front of Box
Back of Box
2 Instruction Manuals, 1 for the Limo, 1 for the helicopter
The DSS, although I think the set looks great without the stickers
3 Bags of Bricks,
Random Instruction Pages
The Minifigs, awesome brown hair on the female minifig
New bricks (although some only in new colours) for 2010
Start of the limo build, 6 white doors ahhhh
Half way through the limo build, love the bling lights under the limo
Nearly done on the limo, quite a tight squeeze in the back, I have a feeling they may be very drunk minifigs soon!
In you get mamme
Start of the helicopter build
Half way through, all going well
Nice tight fit on the cockpit canopy, none of that rubbish we saw on the nose piece of the remote control trains!
Design: 9/10 I think the design is spot on with this set, not bad in terms of scale either.
Playability: 9/10 Limo is something Lego have never before produced which is cool. It has a helicopter which can be wooshed around.
Parts: 8/10 Slightly limited parts selection, after all you can only use the key parts to build a helicopter or maybe a plane. but remember, 4 minifigs!
Minifigures: 10/10 4 minifigs in a sub £20 set, winner, I think that alone makes this a worthwhile set.
Conclusion: 9/10 All in all a good value for money set, I think this is one of the best 1st half city sets coming up, my only shame is that they did not make a new centre roof piece mold for the limo, bit of a shame they used a 4 x 8 plate. Nice little features, some internal detail, for £18 possible one of the best value sets of the year, I think I will be getting a second copy at some point, I think there is real potential to make a small propellor plane using the body of the helicopter, and adding wings to the roof.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:29 PM
With that said I m surprised there is no glass for the opening doors, I wish Lego would have thought of something better than just regular doors other no glass. Still for the price its a cool set.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:59 AM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:34 AM
Afraid not, just the lighting, and the wood, I could not go back through the hassel of taking more pictures, attempting to resize on the PC and then loading them from the mac.
Don't ask, I'm no graphic designer!
Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:58 AM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:02 AM
The copter is the best part of this one, I really enjoyed building it a few months ago.
The limo is cute, I'm going to try and make a 6 wide model.
Again thanks again and keep on bricking !
Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:33 AM
I like the limo but not so much the helicopter, did the two vehicles came in seperate bags (e.g. the car in bag one and the chopper in bags two and three)?
That way I can buy the set, take out the limo and sell the rest to helicopterlovers...
Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:47 PM
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:35 PM
The helicopter is decent. Sure, it's huge, but with that being the scale for air vehicles these days, I suppose it fits in well with the rest of the large aircrafts. The luggage compartments are a nice touch.
Still, it's a nice addition to the airport line. I really like the idea of jetset minifigs. And with four minifigs included, at least there's plenty of jetset soap opera scenarios to play out.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:12 PM
Okay, the helicopter is not like the Coast Guard one (the best helicopter TLG has ever released in my opinion), but it looks very nice. As far as I can tell from the pictures, there are not too many juniorized pieces (the really big ones are just four if I'm not wrong) and there is a significant amount of "bricked" construction.
The colour scheme looks absolutely beautiful and the shape is also great. Plus, we get two old-skool turbines.
The limo is also a very good addition. The way I see it, the helicopter is the main feature and having also one more vehicle included in the set is more than welcomed.
4 minifigs is one more big plus. My only complaint? The limo driver's head. Probably the minifig head for me.
I've bought the new passenger plane and it doesn't look juniorized at all--it's excellent to be honest. Therefore the optimism.
Whoops! I forgot... Thanks for the nice review paul.
Edited by Zorbas, 17 March 2010 - 07:15 PM.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:44 PM
I'm not completely sure if I like the set or not. The limo is cool, would make a nice addition to my town. But the helicopter... ...I'm really not sure what to make of it. Perhaps I will buy this set (it's great value) but not for a while.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:48 PM
If I would buy this set, it would be for the limo. All my airplanes are early 90's (International Jetport, The cargo plane) so I guess the helicopter will look a little out of proportion .
Edited by Brick & Mortimer, 17 March 2010 - 08:49 PM.
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:13 PM
Quite like it myself, although the limo is a little fragile.
Since purchasing it, not seen it on sale anywhere else, indeed Tesco's don't seem to stock it anymore.....
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