REVIEW: 3661 Bank & Money Transfer
Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:31 AM
I'm never been much of a Town person but occasionally I'll buy City Sets on an impulse. I have to say, this set is quite impressive and may be one of the few City sets I buy. I just love everything about the bank design- the reception area, the ATM, the safe. The armored car looks really good and the Police Car in this set looked the best out of the other two you compared it to. I really like the blue Police Officer torso and the rest of the minifigs look decent to me. The $50 does look a little steep for about 400 pieces, but I think it's worth it in the end. I do dislike the amount of stickers, but there are some good printed parts too. I wish there was a new dog thrown in too, just so I could have one, but you can't get everything in life.
Once again, thanks for the amazing insight into this beautiful set!
Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:26 AM
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:41 AM
Thanks again for taking the time, and I look forward to further reviews.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:14 AM
Great review,exellent work!
Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:54 AM
This set is one of the highlights of what is for me so far a so-so 2011 line up.
I like the 3 vehicles very much, and the bank is minimalist but has nice attention to detail.
A bust-buy for me.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:08 AM
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:53 AM
No, it came with PoP's Tamina. But back to the review- thanks for the excellent review! I like this set a lot, but it's far too overpriced for me to get.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:56 AM
Thanks a lot mifody for making this review
Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:58 AM
I think it'll fit quite nicely with the new 'mini-modular' range (City Corner, Family Home, Construction Site).
Super, crystal clear images Mifody!
Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:01 AM
I love all the details inside the bank. LEGO really paid a lot of attention to them. I also like the vehicles. Very nice! Again this shows how LEGO just keeps on advancing.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:17 PM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:45 PM
Thanks alot for the great review
Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:09 PM
I hadn't realised until now how similar in design all of the police vehicles are. I find that interesting, like there's a template they use for all vehicles. I also noticed that the vehicle in the helicopter chase is identical to the one from the garage, just a different colour.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:29 PM
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:54 PM
When I saw this in a store a few days ago, I thought I'd definitely not buy it as it retails for 50 euros! That's a hefty price tag considering the bank is actually rather small. After reading your review I'll maybe get it. If it's on good discount, I'll even more likely get it.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:17 AM
thanks for the nice review and all the pics.
I bought some of the banks too, as i personaaly consider it the best city set for 2 years.
Those hoping to get some at sales, i wish you luck, as i have heared
only a few, compared to other sets, have been produced.
What makes this set outstanding to me is:
all the nice details,
having a bank once again since 20 years (#1490) - (junior-city 1998? doesn´t count)
The money transporter - great detail, ideas, and color sceme.
extended wheels outside mudguards for years on all the small cars, what a cra* .
Did Lego lost their mold for 2x2 wheelholderplates ?
Lego, don´t you find them again?, go make a new one !
Creditcards... disgusting... turning, shaping, little children slowly, unconsciously, into middle-class debtslaves.
Funny Things i noticed...
The computer-screen... did your stocks go down on purpose ???
Mifody... Your bankrobber is a real Dumba**.
takes the paper, leaves the gold...
neither you nor the box-designers did get that...
to quote Bertold Brecht (?) rather freely:
"robbing a bank is a joint venture of morons, founding one, one of pros"
Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:08 AM
Cheers for your efforts!
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:37 AM
Will be exclusive to Lego stores, s@h and probably another shop, don't know what it's in UK. Sometimes Argos or TRU, you need to check.
I just saw this set at Target this evening, so hopefully retail stores in Europe will get them as well.
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