Review: 30032 World Race Buggy
Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:16 AM
Today I'll be reviewing a small World Racers set. I bought this set at Target for a reasonable price. It was sitting right next to the collectible minifigures. When I initially bought this set I thought that it would have a crappy buggy but it turns out that the buggy was cooler than I thought.
Name: World Race Buggy
Theme: World Racers
Year of Release: 2010
Here's the Brickshelf gallery
Front of the bag. Some nice art of the Buggy in the desert and that cool logo of the world with a race track on it which I think is quite nice for this kind of set.
Back of the bag. A basic safety warning and art telling us that this is race 8. Much like the Power Miners sets these are numbered.
Everything fresh out of the bag. They're still nice and shiny! Though they won't stay that way long as I’ll touch every single square inch of them by the time I’m done.
Here's a nice parts layout for you. Those curves are always nice to get and I was a bit surprised that there was no engine piece. More on that later.
Front page. It has the same art as the bag and what I think is a new Lego magazine add. It also has a Lego service add.
Back of the instructions. Not really much new here. A simple twelve step instruction manual with no art in the upper right hand corner of the right page like the Harry potter and Star Wars sets.
First off you build the minifigure. This guy is the reason I got this. The awesome new tattered/flaming shirt is really cool. I think I'll try using the torso with some of the agent stickers.
The back of the minifigure has the cool flaming scull logo. The back of the head doesn't have the mouth cover but a cool grimacing face that reminds me of Wolverine's.
Not anything really new or interesting but I made a picture at step six just the same. It uses some of these parts which are some of my favorite parts. Because they can turn corners so well in tight spots.
Front view. Not super aerodynamic but still has some neat curves. I would not be driving this at all. I would like to see some headlights here.
Side view. It slopes forward a bit like I would expect a buggy to be.
Back view. I would like to have seen some more of an engine back here instead we got a headlight piece which is a little odd in my book but nothing new for Lego.
Flag. Nothing super special here. Though the round piece on the bottom is always nice to get more of. On the bag art the round part had a black dot on it. When I got the part out I figured that it was just a misprint.
Complete set. A nice flag for other kids to make a finish line with.
Playability: 10/10 Very easily compatible with the other World Racers sets. I’d combine this with 8896 for some more fun.
Design: 5/10 I was rather surprised that there were no extra parts. Some more detail in the buggy would have been nice but at this small scale it might have been a little small.
Price: 10/10 Great Price Per Piece ratio. Another reason I got it because it was such a good deal.
Overall: 25/30 I'd recommend this set for anyone wanting the Minifigure. Or as a stocking stuffer.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:25 AM
BTW, I think the overall score should be 25/30, not 25/40.
Edited by KielDaMan, 23 November 2010 - 01:26 AM.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:46 AM
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:01 AM
Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:10 PM
Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:20 PM
No not really. I was just surprised that you missed it.
Seriously though, I'll be watching you like a hawk with night vision.
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Great review too, Congrats on bronze! Am I late on that?
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:45 PM
The buggy has a nice shape to it. I really like the torso, though. Perfect if one were to assemble a biker gang.
Just kidding, I would have missed it, too.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:54 PM
Edited by Mariko, 23 November 2010 - 09:55 PM.
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:40 AM
Edited by The Soup Nazi, 24 November 2010 - 12:40 AM.
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