REVIEW: 6667 Pothole Patcher
Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:28 AM
Hi everyone this is my second review on Eurobricks.
Set name: Pothole Patcher
Set number: 6667
Year released: 1993
Number of pieces: 93
Sorry the box is a little beat up, it was opened in 1993.
These are also a little torn up. It looks like I took a bite out of the corner!
Wide variety of pieces here including two nozzles and strings.
Another boring worker minifig
The truck starts out on a single piece yellow chassis
The axles are added
The lights and patching clip are next. I like how the lights are doubled up, it makes them more visible.
Calm down there big guy! It's not time yet to start patching up some potholes.
For those of you who haven't seen this, the string is threaded through the headlight brick, and then tied at the end to prevent it from sliding back through. I'm pretty sure like every gas station uses this technique so it is pretty common.
Pothole thingy uses a technic beam for sideways symmetry.
Pothole thingy on the truck
The finished truck
The trailer base
Another interesting technique is used to hold the second string in place. The notches in the technic pin do a fantastic job of locking the string from moving.
Trailer is almost done
Bob's murderer comes to visit the pothole patcher driver thinking they are still friends.
But Bob's death is avenged!
Based on design, minifigs, playability, price, and parts.
Design: 7/10, Interesting design for both the truck and the trailer, but the strings can get annoying and the whole set is pretty cramped.
Minifigs: 5/10, One basic common minifig, boring.
Playability: 8/10, I've never seen a lego pothole, but I'm sure everyone will be glad this guy is here if one comes up!
Price: 10/10, This is one of the best sets from the under $10 page, no doubt.
Parts: 10/10, Two strings, a hose, six wheels, various colors.
Overall: 40/50, B+ or C-. It is a good small set, but there are better ones out there.
Thanks for reading!!!
Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:25 AM
The tar equipment is excellent and so is the air compressor with jack hammer too !
Pity the construction guy isn't better, but that's what they were like almost 20 years ago.
Time Lego brought us an updated design of this I say !
Keep on bricking !
Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:33 AM
Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:27 PM
It's always a pleasure to see original boxes from earlier years. A rare pleasure unfortunately. I always found the alternate building ideas inspiring.
Thanks for bringing this back to mind,
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