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REVIEW: 3661 Bank & Money Transfer


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How do you rate this set?

  1. 1 - Poor (3 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  2. 2 - Below Average (3 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  3. 3 - Average (9 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  4. 4 - Above Average (49 votes [41.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.88%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (53 votes [45.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.30%

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#51 romdam

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:24 AM

Why do vehicles have no doors???  Makes no sense, especially the bank truck.  So a guy had to go in thru the back and crawl to the front seat??

#52 legomaniac83

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:29 AM

This set surprised me, as after the review I have taken a liking to it. It definately has the playability factor, and who can go wrong with 3 vehicles? The armoured truck is detailed, and the police car has a nice stylistic change on the rear end. The crowbar is a must have piece as well. I just might pick this set up if I see it on the shelves.
Thanks for the review!

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#53 XxX

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:45 AM

Great review I really love the new police line and this is a great addition and would you be able do another great review of the new prisoner transport please... *oh2*
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#54 mifody

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:35 AM

If it is interesting to you, here my reviews of several more novelties 2011  :classic:  on site RFFL, only in Russian :hmpf_bad: !

- review 7286 Prisoner Transport!
- review 7279 Police Minifigure Collection

#55 marvinblue

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:41 AM

Hi mifody, thanks for the great review. Don't worry about the english, I could easliy work out what was going on from your fantastic pics!!  :classic: This review has confirmed to me that I would like to purchase this set, although I'm cringing at the AUD S@H price; AUD$90! I don't think that it's worth $90, especially with our dollar so high at the moment. I think I'll have to hang out for a sale.

However, mifody if you get any more 2011 sets soon, please continue with your fantastic reviews!
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#56 Mr. Elijah Timms

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

Built this set last night, and LOVE IT!  Great build, some really interesting techniques, and unlike so many sets of late, it really does feel like it's worth its price tag.

Probably the real star of the set is the armored car-- it's pretty solid, well designed, and aesthetically speaking it's just beautiful.  I love the whole vault area, as well... it's just really well executed in Lego form.  Two thumbs up.

Not sure if you guys confirmed this as a Target exclusive-- but I found it there and nowhere else.

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#57 Mr Hobbles

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

This is one of the best City sets of the last few years for me.  Amongst the hordes of fire stations, police stations and construction vehicles comes this.  Although my main interest is in the modular buildings, I'm gonna pick this one up as the MoC'ing potential for modulars is awesome.  :classic:

#58 jth781

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:33 AM

Great review of this set.  It's great to get another bank in LEGO city.  I might also want to get this set on sale to make it taller.  Great set love the ATM bankcard the Vault and all the Cars.  The only thing I don't like is that the Armoured Truck doors don't like unlike the Armoured Truck from World City.

#59 XxX

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:20 AM

View Postmifody, on 10 January 2011 - 07:35 AM, said:

If it is interesting to you, here my reviews of several more novelties 2011  :classic:  on site RFFL, only in Russian :hmpf_bad: !

- review 7286 Prisoner Transport!
- review 7279 Police Minifigure Collection


Wow although I don't speak russian that was a great review i really like this new prisoner transport and the dirt-bike is great so thanks again Mifody
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#60 ACCURATEin

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:27 AM

This is a great set.

I bought this a few weeks ago and will probably go ahead and open it up after viewing your thread.  Lots of neat things going on with this.
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#61 Col. Brik

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:56 PM

Excellent review and thanks for doing it! I just picked this set up for my to be six year olds Birthday, Saturday. I'll get to watch him assemble and play with it. He was very excited when he saw it in the newest catalog and seeing it assembled here helps me know it was money well spent!
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#62 Captain Becker

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:17 PM

Nice review! Im not gonna get any city sets in this year except this set, must have! Im more in Fire than into police but this set is just too cool  :blush:

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#63 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:53 PM

Thank you very much for this great review, mifody! :classic:

I voted for
above average :wub: :wub:  
since this set is simply amazing - but there are even some details which easily could have been done better.

Cons:
-no bricks above the door to the vault
-no third floor with an office
-no real security officer
-no wall between the driver's cab and the other room inside the armored van
-only two bills
-police car without doors
-police car fits only one minifig although there would be place for two

Pros:
-a new bank
-very detailed interior
-excellent looking interior as well as exterior of the bank
-excellent looking interior as well as exterior of the armored van
-female bank officer
-a lot of accessory
-a lot of playability without making the contents of the set unrealistic

Of all the sets we've got information til now and seen pics til now, this is simply the best City set for this year! :oh:
Keep on the good work with giving us more civilian houses and civilian sets in general, TLG! :thumbup:


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#64 Bachus

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:54 PM

Nice review. One of the pics shows a green motorcycle. I'm searching for that one. Could someone please tell me in which set I can find that motorcycle?

#65 mifody

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

View PostBachus, on 17 January 2011 - 01:54 PM, said:

Nice review. One of the pics shows a green motorcycle. I'm searching for that one. Could someone please tell me in which set I can find that motorcycle?
At me this motorcycle from a set 8896 "Snake Canyon"!

Edited by mifody, 17 January 2011 - 03:19 PM.


#66 Zoidy

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:30 PM

Enjoyable review.  This is next month's "treat" (budget for this month was more than exhausted!), particularly liking the truck.

The only thing I don't particularly like is the security driver having "Police" on his back, but not to worry, he will be deployed in an alternate role in my town.

#67 Bachus

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 04:19 PM

View Postmifody, on 17 January 2011 - 03:18 PM, said:

At me this motorcycle from a set 8896 "Snake Canyon"!

thanks...

#68 r1chard

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:41 PM

great review. thanks for sharing.
just got one question, i'm super new to lego so forgive my being newbie,
can i use the glass windows on the city bank building as windows for the truck
if i'm modifying it to become a mini bus? thanks

#69 meyerc13

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:11 AM

View Postr1chard, on 26 February 2011 - 10:41 PM, said:

great review. thanks for sharing.
just got one question, i'm super new to lego so forgive my being newbie,
can i use the glass windows on the city bank building as windows for the truck
if i'm modifying it to become a mini bus? thanks

The great thing about LEGO is that you can do whatever you want, but the Windows in the bank are a little high to be good windows in a bus/van.  You might want to take a look at one of these sets instead:
Satellite Launch Platform
City Corner

The City Corner is a remarkable set, the predecessor to this bank in the size/style of the building.  The windows on the bus would probably be more useful for your needs.  The Satellite Launch Platform is a new set, and I don't have it yet, but it looks very promising for making a nice looking van.
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#70 Man with a hat

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:50 PM

A great review!
This is a musthave for my town.

#71 LEGO Guy Bri

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:25 PM

Great review mifody :thumbup:  I liked the vehicle comparison photos. Need to get the set with the green dirt bike. I love this set! Best bank so far, at least since the 90's. Two of these makes it even better! Love the storage inside the van! Thanks for the review :classic:
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#72 mifody

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Thanks all for comments!!! :sweet:

#73 Michael S

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:57 AM

I love this set.  In fact, it's my first "Outstanding" of all I've voted on!  Nice review too, big clear pictures.  I picked one up at Target and even paid full price... if it were avail at TRU, I'd have gotten 2.  But 1 will have to do it for being a Target exclusive.  The van is great, and the building vibrant and colorful.  It looks perfect in a downtown setting.  Here's mine.  A bit MOC'd up just to raise it a bit and tile the surfaces.  I may make it a brick or two taller yet... maybe one more brick on each floor will make it compete stronger w the nearby Emporium.

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#74 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

Very detailed and logn review :classic:
I like the comparison between different models of police car!  :thumbup:

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#75 mifody

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:34 PM

View PostMichael S, on 01 March 2011 - 02:57 AM, said:

I love this set.  In fact, it's my first "Outstanding" of all I've voted on!  Nice review too, big clear pictures.  I picked one up at Target and even paid full price... if it were avail at TRU, I'd have gotten 2.  But 1 will have to do it for being a Target exclusive.  The van is great, and the building vibrant and colorful.  It looks perfect in a downtown setting.  Here's mine.  A bit MOC'd up just to raise it a bit and tile the surfaces.  I may make it a brick or two taller yet... maybe one more brick on each floor will make it compete stronger w the nearby Emporium.
I consider that for modular street the given structure doesn't approach! I have altered a building of bank and my variant you can see under the reference"City Bank"




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