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#1 The Soup Nazi

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:54 AM

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Set Number: 8402
Set Name: Sports Car
Theme: Transportation
Pieces: 68
Price: $US 9.99 (though I paid $US 10.99  :hmpf_bad:)
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Hello all! Welcome to my review! This is my first, so I hope you enjoy it!

This is  a set released in 2009, and I saw it in K-Mart. I said to my self "Why not?" even though it was a bit pricey.  :grin:

Part one: Box, Parts, Accessories, and Minifigures

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The box, showing the set all together.

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The back, showing a guy reaching for the phone (who knows who he's calling  :oh:), jumping in the car, and taking off (ditching the cops!!!  *oh2*).

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The parts, Lego Club ad, and Instructions.

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The instructions. Looks like his car broke down.

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I don't WANT to join the Lego Club, thank you :hmpf_bad:.

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The parts, badly sorted.

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The minifigure. I just love that smirk! He looks like a rich person living in Beverly Hills. Or he could just be the Viagra guy from the Grand Emporium.  :grin:

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The emergency phone. It's used for calling 9-1-1 or your mother.  :laugh:

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A tree. Seriously, a tree?

Part 2: INTERESTING PIECES AND SPARE PARTS

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The interesting pieces are the printed 1x2 tile and the cheese graters. Not that much (though the cheese graters can be used to grate cheese  :tongue:)

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We get some cheese (yum), a stud, and a technic pin thingy.

Part 3: The final build!

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The set all together! The sleek design makes this thing look awesome.  :thumbup:  I think this thing is based of of a coupe.

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Another view.

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Notice the vent in the back. Also, there's a gap behind the steering wheel. Why? Is it because of the design, or the TLC wants to save a quick buck  :hmpf_bad:.

FINAL VERDICT

Playability: 7.3/10 You drive your car. It breaks down. Call the phone. Smash your car into the tree!
Design: 7.9/10 Would give this 8.5/10, but it didn't come with doors and theirs a gap behind the steering wheel.
Price: 6.8/10 A bit pricy at 11 cents per piece.
Parts: 8/10 You get a tree and some OKAY parts.
Minifigure: 9/10 Viagra guy!

OVERALL: 7.8/10 (A good set if you want to get a car in your city)

BONUS:

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Viagra Guy: He babe, wuzzup... you wanna have some when I ge-
Phone: THIS IS YOUR MOTHER!

Hope you enjoyed this review!

Edited by The Soup Nazi, 07 September 2010 - 09:30 PM.
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#2 WhiteFang

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:08 AM

Thanks for sharing this comprehensive review. A nice 4-studs wide car with doors is welcoming but that's what I hope for though. This set does not come with red doors and I have to purchase those doors and done slight modifications to allow that fixtures. Nevertheless, it's still a decent set though.

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#3 prateek

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:11 AM

Great review! This set is okay, but it is a bit overpriced. It's cool that you get a tree with it though :thumbup:

#4 lightningtiger

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:10 AM

Thanks for the review 'The Soup Nazi' - cool car with only one real fault.....those wheels and tyres....fine on a van or truck, but a sports car.....a 4 wide at that....ah well, made for a price I guess. :wink:
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#5 dr_spock

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for the review.  I picked one up on sale last year. I found the tires stuck out too much. It eventually broke down into parts for my red tow truck MOC.   :classic:




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