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Review: 8214 Lamborghini Polizia


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#1 Dr.Butcher

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:46 AM

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That's my first review, so don't be too harsh :wink:
I bought the Lamborghini for 61,27 € (~ 75 USD) on amazon.fr, the set contains 801 pieces which means 0,076 € (~0,093 USD) per piece. But probably it can be found also cheaper.


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The instructions and the sticker sheet. There are many stickers but they give a great amount of detail to the car.
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Random pages of the instruction-booklets:
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Every bag is numbered – a great help.
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The silvery parts for the exhaust pipes.
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Building in progress (actuallly the pics are a little bit too bright, in reality the blue is darker, sorry):
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The remaining pieces:
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Complete car:
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The officer is posing with is new car:
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Final thoughts:
I spent 2 hours and 40 minutes putting it together.
One piece was missing, I don't know if it wasn't included or I lost it, but since it is a very common one I think i can replace it.

In my opinion the age rating (9 years) is too low, there could be some very tricky parts for little children, especially with the stickers they could have problems. If a kid wants to build this car it definitely needs help from an older person.

The doors, the engine hood and the trunk can be opened. In the trunk there's a extinguisher and a box for the transport of vitals (there are some of these round Lego pieces in the colors red and clear in it, a bit macabre :wink: ), in the cockpit is a radio, a speed camera and a traffic paddle. Behind the seats (it’s possible to bend them) is a defibrillator and a red piece which I don’t know what it’s meant  to be.
The Lamborghini is very detailed, and the playability is good, since the car is stable, the only negative thing: it's not possible to steer the frontwheels.
The build was fun, and since the bags are numbered not too complicated. Overall the car is a great set for display. Just he cockpit could need a little improvement with an extra sticker regarding the tachometer. But overall a very good set, worth buying.
I give it a 9 out of 10.

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#2 The Cobra

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:23 PM

This is an interesting set to me.
It's not only a great car (I usually like Lamborghini more than Ferrari) but also a faithful rendition of a special version.
I wouldn't be interested if it was "just an ordinary car" (like the yellow Lambo we already had), but this one is tempting. I'm not spending 50 Euros on it, but if I'd it on sale I could hardly resist.

Thanks for the review.
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#3 prateek

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

Very nice! I love this set, and all that detail is hard to resist :thumbup:

#4 KielDaMan

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 02:36 AM

Great review 'The Butcher'! Posted Image I appreciate this set more upon seeing your review. The car is simply lovely, though I prefer the previous yellow one.

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#5 ZO6

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:07 AM

Thanks for this up close look at the Lamborghini Polizia!  :thumbup:

These cars that TLC are producing seem to look better and better all the time, and this Lamborghini seems like an improvement over the LP560-4.  I'm especially glad to see brick built front headlights this time around.  Should there be any more incarnations of this car in the future, it will be interesting to see what sort of building techniques are used to help eliminate sticker usage.

Considering the dimensions and piece count used for the model, the overall shape of the car is captured relatively well.  At this point I'd say my biggest complaint about the look of the car is the rims that bulge out past the sides of the tires.

Finally, I think it's nice to see a special version of a car represented.  Also, the extra accessories in this set are neat touch as well.

#6 jonwil

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

Great review, I picked this set up today and think its great too, just need to assemble it now :)

#7 Dr.Butcher

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

thanks  :classic:

View PostZO6, on 24 June 2010 - 04:07 AM, said:

These cars that TLC are producing seem to look better and better all the time, and this Lamborghini seems like an improvement over the LP560-4.  I'm especially glad to see brick built front headlights this time around.  Should there be any more incarnations of this car in the future, it will be interesting to see what sort of building techniques are used to help eliminate sticker usage.
The headlights are looking pretty good, I just saw the other Lamborghini on pictures but compared to the stickers the bricks are imho much better.

A really big Lamborghini (kind of a UCS) would be great.

Edited by Dr.Butcher, 24 June 2010 - 11:49 AM.

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#8 Mainee

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:00 AM

Firstly - loved your review :)

Just built this model and am very impressed - lots of detail and just a well thought out build!

Stickers are pretty annoying - especially ones that cover multiple pieces so that they can't really be taken apart once constructed.

Love the engine, doors and most of all the seat - very realistic.

On minor complaint (and would be interested in other's thoughts) is that when you open the boot, it sometimes also lifts one of the side pillars which aren't securely fastened.  Haven't really explained that well - but for those with the model, you'll know what I mean :) Would also be better if the wheels were flush with the body.

These are minor quiblles though and this is a highly recommended purchase.

#9 Dr.Butcher

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:16 PM

View PostMainee, on 03 July 2010 - 12:00 AM, said:

Firstly - loved your review :)
thanks

View PostMainee, on 03 July 2010 - 12:00 AM, said:

Stickers are pretty annoying - especially ones that cover multiple pieces so that they can't really be taken apart once constructed.
If you want to take the car apart, sure the stickers will be a problem. But finally that's the only way to give the car an accurate look.

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On minor complaint (and would be interested in other's thoughts) is that when you open the boot, it sometimes also lifts one of the side pillars which aren't securely fastened.  Haven't really explained that well - but for those with the model, you'll know what I mean :) Would also be better if the wheels were flush with the body.
I don't have that issue with the boot, on my set everything works fine.

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#10 Jammiedodger

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:36 PM

This is a good review, Dr. Butcher! :thumbup:

I never knew this set existed, but it sure is beautiful! Lambos are my favourite cars, and to see one in LEGO with Police deco is fantastic! :cry_happy:

#11 lightningtiger

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:27 PM

Thanks for the review 'Dr Butcher' - a much better set than last years yellow one !
It's the detail to everything off the engine to it's police stripes and finally all it's police/rescue accessories.
Excellent set which has all ready sold out on an early release at Myer with in days of it hitting the shelves.
Keep on bricking ! :sweet:

#12 jonwil

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

I am SO glad I bought this set, looks GREAT (and once I finally take it to bits, I get a pile of nifty parts to use in my MOCs, like the exhaust pipes, the 2 x 2 tile with stud in blue and others)

#13 Enilder

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:03 PM

I own both lamborghini sets and I just cant stand wheels. They don't flow together. :( I'd rate 9 out of 10. Thanks for sharing btw!

#14 Orcasek

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:39 PM

Is that a sticker on a sticker or is the front printed? It's kind of boring so I shall not buy it.

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#15 Dr.Butcher

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:24 AM

View PostOrcasek, on 20 July 2010 - 07:39 PM, said:

Is that a sticker on a sticker or is the front printed? It's kind of boring so I shall not buy it.
On the boot there are two stickers, the Lamborghini-sign and the white triangle. The Lamborghini-sign is not a sticker on the triangle-sticker, they are separated.

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#16 Set Sprinter

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:44 AM

Good review. This set is interesting, but not ideal. I like more Ferrari than Lamborgini.

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