REVIEW: 10213 Shuttle Adventure
Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:05 AM
Quick question, what are the rules on reviewing a model, is there a thread on it?
Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:40 AM
Pre-1900? What about all the Adventurers reviews, then - should they be moved? Perhaps the Historic forum could be adjusted to pre-1960 or so, which would keep Space Shuttles out while retaining the entire Adventurers line (just an idea)...
Back to the set, I forgot to mention in my previous post that I also really appreciated the photo of the back of the box. It may be a minor thing, especially given that most people (including myself) usually discard the boxes, but I have to say I really love the shots of the shuttle "in action." I think TLG's packaging designers must have had real fun putting those together. I think I'd have to keep the box for this set just for those images on the back.
About the actual model, it's nifty that it retains so much playability. For this sort of model, TLG could easily get away with a much more static model intended purely as a display piece, but they instead went and put in all sorts of moving action features to play with. Coolness.
Edited by Blondie-Wan, 09 August 2010 - 09:40 AM.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:52 PM
Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:32 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:39 AM
Hopin' to see more of a 'NASA' line of kits...Apollo rockets, capsules, rovers, etc.
I'd love to see a picture of this new shuttle alongside 7470; Lego actually has a fantastic history of space shuttles, from the Technic shuttle (8480) to the Discovery shuttle and a bunch of less realistic 'playsets' including 6339, 6544 and 6346. I love them all !!
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:33 PM
I think I disagree on the playability though (not that I care about that anymore, I'm too old for anything but the building :(). It's really not minifig scale, and by the looks of it there's no room to move around from place to place in the shuttle (I'm sure it's cramped on the real shuttle but they do have more than just a cockpit and a hangar for the satellite...).
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:55 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:19 PM
Firstly, there is no longer a second (scared) face on the female pilot.
I'm guessing the head honchos back at Lego HQ probably had a few letters of complaint along the lines of "So it's ok for the WOMAN to be scared, but not the MAN??!! That's SEXIST!!!"
Secondly, the white plates that cover the rear landing gear have gone, as has the 1x2 stopper plate on the side of the shuttle just above them.
The dark grey technic pieces used for the landing gear have now been replaced by differently shaped black ones.
The underside has had a couple of tweaks too, notably where the external fuel tank attaches to the underside of the shuttle.
The end of the Canada arm is now mostly black and has a different method of attachment to the satellite.
The box artwork has also been changed to show these differences.
I'm afraid I don't have a bricklink account yet so I can't show you good close-ups, but I do have a facebook album with some pictures posted here.
And I have to agree with you, it's a great set.
Edited by into the blue, 12 June 2012 - 09:21 PM.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:23 PM
Bricklink really shouldn't be used for hosting photos. FB is just fine for that.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:09 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:35 PM
Ah, my apologies, I didn't realise they were two different sets.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:59 PM
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