Name: Railroad Club Car
First of all, I would like say a few short words. Since I was a kid, I have always been a huge fan of lego. The trains, in especial, used to keep my imagination rolling. Nevertheless, I've never got the chance of getting the coolest lego sets when I was a kid, since TLC did never produce or sell their eletric sets here in Brazil, where I live. My parents also couldn't afford to import those sets, because of the high costs. I once had the chance of buying the #4564 Freight Rail Runner when I travelled to Germany, but that was it.
Now that I'm grown up, I decided to recover some lost time, and started to collect my favourite train sets, which include the RailRoad Club Car. So I trully hope you enjoy the review of this excellent lego set, which, by the way, is the legend version of the #4547, as many of you already know.
Here it comes.
It's all black and white, just like the legend version of the Metroliner.
It seems that the employess of my train station are having a little trouble with some very angry passengers. What could it be?
I think i know what the problem is. Do you all recall that the old lego sets used to come with lots of minifigs? Well, although the Metroliner is considered one of the biggest passenger trains ever produced by TLC, I'm afraid there ain't enough room for all that mob.
This is getting worse. They're taking hostages now!
We better get started then!
Inside the Box
Here is what we got:
The first thing that caught my attention: 2 sticker sheets?
Wrinkled structions. Can't blame the seller. It's been almost 10 years now, since that box was first sealed up.
Oooops. Extra page? I believe TLC made a little mistake in one of the instructions pages.
That's right. Where it should be page 21, they repeated page 19.
Now it's right!
I'm not sure if the other angry passengers will like the idea of a brand new and already crowded Railroad Club Car...
The building begins
Sinks! Nice touch.
The passengers better be carefull not to get their heads wet while sleeping.
A radio, maybe?
Some colours! And a glass of lemon juice in the back. Yes, that day was particularly hot.
In my opinion, this is one of the best colour schemes that TLC has ever come up with.
More windows. And more lemon juice.
The second floor.
Simple mechanism, yet very effective.
The car in it's full glory!
Only one blue piece left. (and a sticker sheet )
Hmmm. I smell trouble. The new passengers are already boarding the Club Car. They should have let the angry passengers go first.
OMG! The hostages!!! I wasn´t fast enough.
If those new passengers have any love for their lives, they shouldn't leave that Club Car.
What?!?! Is that Admiral Ackb.... "It's a traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap!!!!!!!!"
Oh no. They should have listened to Admiral Ackbar. Regarding traps, he never lies.
I guess now we'll need a new driver for the train. Who volunteers?
Let's take a look at the full train.
This is indeed a magnificent set. It fits perfectly with the other cars. A must have for any Metroliner owners. Nevertheless, I must say that the train gets quite heavy with this extra car, making it hard to move with one single train motor. If you have a spare one, I suggest you use it.
I hope you enjoyed this review, as I much as I did preparing it. See ya!
Edited by TheBrickster, 04 April 2010 - 04:03 AM.