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#1 der seb

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 02:32 PM

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REVIEW 3221 City Truck

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Set Number: 3221
Name: City Truck
Theme: City
Year of Release: 2010
Pieces: 278
Minifigs: 2
Price: 29.99 Euro
S@H description:

Load the LEGO® City Truck and make a delivery to the airport!
An urgent delivery needs to be made to the LEGO® City airport. Use the trolley to help load the LEGO boxes into the back of the truck and hop into tAn urgent delivery needs to be made to the LEGO City airport. Use the trolley to help load the LEGO boxes into the back of the truck and hop into the driver’s seat to transport them to the airport.
    * Includes driver and worker minifigures
    * Features 9 boxes and 1 trolley
    * Remove the truck top to see the bed and flat screen TV
    * Open the trailer doors to load up!
    * Truck measures almost 15" (39cm ) long

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Hi there

this ist he review of the new set 3221. I hope you like it, since it is my first review. I apologize for the partly grainy pics, but unfortunately there’s no sun outside :-(


Part 1: The Box

The box features the well known blue city-frame

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On the back you can see the minifigures (un-)loading the truck

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On the box's top, the minifigs appear again

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Part 2: The Contents

There are 3 numbered bags, one sticker sheet, 2 bigger plates for the trailer and one instruction book

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Random instruction shot. All colors are easy to seperate, also dark and light bley.

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the sticker sheet was bent, but luckily not broken. It features lego logos for the truck, 3 car signs and the stickers for the lego sets

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Part 3: The Build

Bag 1: The lower truck part and lego sets
mostly basic parts, so nothing new here

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Minifigures: I like the new overall :wub:  There is also the new cap. You can hardly see that the right figure actually wears sunglasses

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The build itself isn't very complex, it uses mostly plates and basic parts. Every step contains 2-5 parts

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The lego sets included :classic: Those are so cool  :wub: There are the truck itself, Police car 7236 and Fire Rescue Car 7942
9 "sets" is ok for this set. I calculated a bit and you could fit 78 small together with 90 big sets into the trailer :wink:

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What I don't understand are the box's sizes. Compared to the truck set (2x2 Tile), the other sets would had to be 1x1 tiles. Now imagine the size for 10179 Millenium Falcon or 10188 Death Star  :classic:

Bag 2: The upper truck part

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Yellow plane windows and the only printed part. It's the flatscreen for the driver's cabin (see instruction pic above)
Yes, the 1x2x2 panel is the new one with bridges  :sceptic:  

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Complete  :cry_happy: (without stickers)

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What I really don't like are those elephant ears side mirrors

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Bag 3 The trailer

Now look at these doors! The last time they appeared in yellow was 1971 !

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The build is very easy. It's just the lage panels, doors and the big plates

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More interesting is the underside. Clever use of the telescopes. To attach the trailer to the truck lego uses this part

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DONE :classic:

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Spare parts:

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Part 4: bigger pics
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Hope you liked it

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Sebastian

Edited by TheBrickster, 08 May 2010 - 04:40 PM.

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#2 prateek

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:31 PM

Yay! This set is awesome! I love the trailer, and the tractor isn't bad either. I think the front could've been done a bit better and the sets could be different sizes, but that's pretty much it that needs improvement :thumbup:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:04 PM

No way, you beat me to the review, just picked this up from the Legoland Windsor Brick Brothers Shop.

£29.99 minus Annual pass discount

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:16 PM

Thanks for the review der seb!

It's hilarious how this set has smaller versions of its box for minifigs to play with. Then each of those three small sets would have three smaller sets inside themselves and so on :wacko::laugh:

I'll definitely get this set if I have any cash left over at the end of 2010. :sweet:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for sharing a review.  It's a nice set and I like the color.  I've added a poll and front-paged! :thumbup:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:29 PM

Thanks for the great review der seb! :thumbup:
I thought that it was a turret on the underside of the truck :look: until I realised that it wasn't Star Wars.
I really like this set and will definetaly be picking this one up if I have any spare money, shame about the price though. :sceptic:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:31 PM

I love those micro sets, this is a must buy  :tongue:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:56 PM

What do you think of the fact that the cabin has only the driver's seat? Isn't that a bit awkward?

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:18 PM

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:24 PM

I love this set, I'm going to have to keep my money with me in case i see it. Those stickers will come in handy for making a LEGO Store. :thumbup:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:30 PM

Awesome!  I saw pictures of this and I didn't know it was an actual set!  Your review is really nice and would look right at home in the reviewers academy.  Thanks for a great review, I must get this set.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:36 PM

Thanks for the review.   I was wondering what the set was like after seeing "confidential" fuzzy pics here and there online.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:45 PM

Great review, but this is not a set for me.  Having said that, however, I can see how it could appeal to people who Town or City.

Is anyone else creeped out by the head of the "barely there glasses" minifig?  Something about his face doesn't seem right. :oh3:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:26 PM

OK, now I've actually built the set myself, I'm not the biggest fan of American style big rig trucks, but this is quite detailed, and well finished, however the trailer is very very poor, literally just a box on wheels, a real shame,

the trailer doors could have been full height, having a 1 x 6 brick bridging the gap is poor.  The trailer wheels are barely held onto the box part of the trailer,

The mini lego sets are very cool though.


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for the review.
I saw this on flickr a few hours ago.

I like the set but I don't like the stickers on the boxes, they look like LDD's.
I think I will pass on this set but it is good.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:35 PM

Great review.Is there a small bed for driver in the cabin?

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:01 PM

Needs some slight modding for Inter Modal TTX or new cargo train... then it can deliver Lego around the world!

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:46 PM

View Postsgk, on May 8 2010, 12:56 PM, said:

What do you think of the fact that the cabin has only the driver's seat? Isn't that a bit awkward?
Who needs a passenger when you have coffee.  :laugh:

View Postposades, on May 8 2010, 01:45 PM, said:

Is anyone else creeped out by the head of the "barely there glasses" minifig?  Something about his face doesn't seem right. :oh3:

If you put that head on the driver you can play that he's jacked up on trucker's speed (amphetamines).  :wacko:
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 09:05 PM

Nice review!
That truck looks fantastic! I really like it. Especially how it is very curved and looks tough!
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:35 PM

Thanks 'der seb' for this review with the detailed photos, now I know how to make a nice trucking fleet ! :grin:
Yellow for Toll Ipec, they deliver Lego to stores around Australia ! :grin:
The prime mover is huge, I guess with the sleeper cab that size is the reason - room to move eh ?
I'll run it past my father to see what he thinks after he has spent about 30 years driving heavy vehicles including Ford and Kenworth prime movers.
I wonder if those loading doors are big enough, I think they should be one brick taller. :blush:
In any case it's on my shopping list, but is it going to be an exclusive like the TRU truck being an exclusive to of course TRU ?
Keep on bricking everyone ! :sweet:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:20 PM

I love it!!  :wub: :wub:  This set is so awesome!  For once I love the stickers!   :tongue:

And the little Lego boxes to haul around...priceless!

I might have to get a couple of these!

Thanks for the review!

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:19 AM

Holly mama, I'll buy let least 3 sets!

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:00 AM

Great review  :thumbup: And really awesome is that this set is the 300th Town review too.

Very nice truck design in general and a bonus is that it is LEGO  :grin:
The little LEGO sets are simply  :wub: As for the box size, I guess they didn't want to get too technical and just went for the universal box size  :laugh:
Inside the truck cab there are nice details like a bed and TV.

Now all we need is  LEGO store set  :oh:

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:34 AM

LEGOs delivering LEGOs...If only my minifigures could manufacture more LEGO for me. Great set and I'm particularly interested in the doors. I'm a sucker for yellow.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:07 AM

I'm horribly disappointed (though not surprised) that the Lego sets are only stickers. I'd have definitely bought this set if they were printed bricks. Since they're stickers, though, I'm going to pass.

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