Today's the first day of the new Daily Mirror promo: http://www.mirror.co...lego/free-toys/
And first up is a basic Le Mans racer. I understand that this one was already available through Lego Club, but now it's here. It's a tiny set, and there's not much to say, so this won't take long.
Set Name: Le Mans Car
Set Number: 7802
Theme: Lego Racers
Year Released: 2009 / 2010
Number of Pieces: 29 plus 10 stickers
Price: €1 with the Daily Mirror
Here's the plastic bag. There are three more out of frame, to the left. I'm not a huge fan of Racers, but they were only a euro each, dammit! The back of the bag is a big wall of the usual legal stuff and a veritable Rosetta Stone of how to say "Choking Hazard. Contains small parts" in no fewer than 30 languages. No tourist should leave home without one.
Thirty bits, none of them particularly exciting. There's an ad on the back of the instructions, nothing worth noting, the one with the car jumping through the oil barrels on the back of the apostrophe-deficient Carls Cargo lorry.
The Mystery Envelope:
The cardboard thing at the side contains the stickers, keeping them nice and uncrinkled. Very good of TLG to do that, these plastic bags can take quite a beating. I didn't apply the stickers. Sorry.
It takes about a minute to build the whole car, and anybody who's built a Racers car before will be familiar with the process. This set doesn't deviate, right down to the garish round studs they all seem to have under the hood.
Here it is with four pieces left to go. The camera flash is highlighting the red and yellow between the cracks a little more than normal light would; you can see it, but it's not really this obvious.
So that's it, minus stickers. Quick to build, looks okay beside regular Racers racers but without as much bulk or streamlining. I actually think it looks a little like a Burton Batmobile.
A single yellow stud.
I'm not big into Racers. I got these because they equal cheap parts, and not very exciting ones at that. I suppose if I were a bigger fan of Racers I could make use of the theme's trademark fenders and engine pieces; this set comes with three in total, plus four of those mudguard tiles. But those are so common across the theme that I'd probably have planty anyhow. The car has already been broken up as I type this.
I'm not sure if this promo series is going to interest AFOLs as much as past Mirror ones have. No minifigs, that sorta thing. However, if I were a kid, I imagine I'd certainly appreciate the swooshability of this, I mean it is a rather nifty-looking, shiny black racing car. I'm not gonna bother rating it, since there's not a lot to go on. I got it for cheap parts, I got cheap parts, I'm happy enough.
Thanks for reading!
Edited by WhiteFang, 21 March 2010 - 02:51 PM.
Indexed and poll added