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#1 lightningtiger

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:08 AM

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I walked into Target Newton this morning and saw this........

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LEGO City - 3648 Police Chase

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So that was the back, here are the stat's.....

Set No. - 3648
Set Name - Police Chase
No. of parts - 173
No. of minifigs - 3
Price - $ 39.00 (Target Aust.) 18.99 GBP
Links - Brickset  Lego S@H

Lets start with what's in the box.

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Next the DSS.

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Empty bag 1 and see what we have.

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Well, we at least one printed part. :wink:

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Now for the long arm of the law....but why can't Lego do a female police torso ?

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Now quickly the trike, my least favorite part of the set.

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Okay, from lame to VERY COOL.....the police car.

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See what I mean, the coolest looking police car ever in either town or city ! :grin:
The pair together,

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Next the speeding sports car, but first lets empty bag 2.

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Now here he come...here come's Speed Racer ! :laugh:

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Better build his car eh ?  :wink:  

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Oh, here....quickly a new part.

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Oops I forgot the sticker on the bonnet.....my bad (I'll post it later). :blush:
This is a speed camera, different....works for me.....it's Lego ! :laugh:

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The street corner, though missing a street light, rubbish bin and a female street worker (if you know what I mean !) :devil:

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Leftovers now.

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Altogether now, Speed burning rubber, the trike off to pre-school and the female officer wishing for a visit from Extreme Makeover...she wouldn't mind the body of woman ! :laugh:

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Now to rate this, let's see.
Design - 4/5, why so high - the cars are cool and some different ideas applied with some old, but it's works and works well ! :grin:
Build - 3.5/5, easy build, though with what I said above, both vehicles have there differences. The camera, cute.....the trike....Meh and street corner, it's okay - that was done in under a minute.
Price - 3/5, oh....we are going down arent we eh ? 39.00 Au (39.99 S@H) a bit much for two cars and a trike....one sports car was 12 dollars. I believe this is between 5 to 10 bucks over priced. :look:
Minifigs - 3/5, (the cop car is carrying this set) the figures are just okay, nothing new, heads, hair, torso's and legs all seen before except Speed's legs that green - dark but different. Again I'll say it....a female uniform torso.....PLEASE Lego, well I can custom one I guess ! :wink:
Totals - 13.5/20.....yep, it's the cop car that carries this set.
I hope you all enjoy reading this review, hopefully I'm getting better at these.
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#2 meyerc13

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:36 AM

This is a set that I've really been looking forward to, I'm sure I'll snap it up the first time I see it.  Your pictures are very clear and your review is well organized.  Thanks for sharing with those of us who haven't been as fortunate!   :wink:
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:22 AM

Nice review. Doesn't really have any parts in it that make it worth buying though (have no interest whatsoever in the trike or the sports car and the cop car, I have all the parts I need to replicate it right here plus I build 6-wide and not 4-wide :)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:26 AM

Thanks for this neat review LT! This is certainly one of the few 2011 CITY sets that I really anticipate, and judging from the review the cars certainly don't disappoint. I really like how TLG finally figured out how to effectively combine those curved slopes and pieces to give us two sleek-looking cars. Combined with a tri-bike, two policeman and one bad guy, this is truly one set that I know every kid would really enjoy playing.

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#5 AussieJimbo

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for the review, LT.

You're right about those cars. I like both of them.

That new piece is interesting.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:54 AM

Great review lightningtiger :thumbup:  Can't wait til this set hits U.S. shores. The sports car looks a lot cooler from the rear, had no idea. Price looks s****y tho :sceptic:
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:02 AM

View PostLeg Godt Gud, on 17 February 2011 - 09:54 AM, said:

Great review lightningtiger :thumbup:  Can't wait til this set hits U.S. shores. The sports car looks a lot cooler from the rear, had no idea. Price looks s****y tho :sceptic:

Don't worry mate, you'll probably get it at US$19.95 RRP.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:33 PM

Very nice review lightningtiger, thanks. :thumbup:

This set looks very nice and it's a great way of getting three vehicles at one go. The cars' design looks very interesting and I particularly like the police one since it looks different from what we had in the past.

I really don't mind that there is a trike included (it's most welcomed in fact) because I never had one and now is my chance of getting one. The street corner is also a nice addition that prevents the set from looking "empty". After all, what's a police chase if there is no drifting included? :wink:

The biggest -and most pleasant- surprise in this year's Police line is the printed tile. That's good! :sweet:
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:37 PM

Great review for a great set! I own this set and I agree with you that the cars in it are well designed and look good.  :thumbup:
Very well done on the review.  :classic:

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:20 PM

I can't wait for the set to make it's way to the states! My town needs another stoplight. Any word on this set? Is it going to be a Wal Mart exclusive? I noticed LT got his at Target...hmmm. Your pictures make me want this set even more, nuke review. I also am welcoming the trike. I had plenty of them before, but currently don't.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:27 AM

View PostAussieJimbo, on 17 February 2011 - 10:02 AM, said:

Don't worry mate, you'll probably get it at US$19.95 RRP.

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It's more likely around $30.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

Nice review. And I totally agree that the cars are cool but the price is a bit steep.
Still, I will probably get a set anyway.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:51 AM

great Review LT, i totally agree with the price, its a bit steep!! but them's is the breaks...

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:06 AM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 17 February 2011 - 11:20 PM, said:

I can't wait for the set to make it's way to the states! My town needs another stoplight. Any word on this set? Is it going to be a Wal Mart exclusive?
No, I think it's going to be available at Target, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Meijer, and ShopKo, as well.




...And, if you live in Canada, it will be available at Zellers and Toys "R" Us, as well as Walmart Canada.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:46 AM

Does anyone know the U.S. release date for this and what is its RRP?
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

Was thinking about this set today... Are we ever gonna see it stateside??  Certainly thought it'd be gathering dust on the shelves by now.  Christmas, perhaps?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:32 PM

View PostMr. Elijah Timms, on 21 September 2011 - 01:23 PM, said:

Was thinking about this set today... Are we ever gonna see it stateside??  Certainly thought it'd be gathering dust on the shelves by now.  Christmas, perhaps?
Well, here in Australia it was a Target exclusive.....even though not linked, it might be a Target USA one as well.....I would suggest a phone call to Target and ask.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:17 PM

I'm going to buy this, and modify the cars  :sweet:

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:41 PM

View PostMr. Elijah Timms, on 21 September 2011 - 01:23 PM, said:

Was thinking about this set today... Are we ever gonna see it stateside??  Certainly thought it'd be gathering dust on the shelves by now.  Christmas, perhaps?
It's been out at Walmart for a few weeks now for $24.97.  I'm sure it's also at the Lego stores and S@H.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:53 PM

Have looked at this a few times, its a "Special Edition" in Aus, but $40 put me off it pretty quickly, but those pics just made me regret not buying it. The traffic lights look good but are so cheap to make yourself its not funny. But who could pass on a cop car that looks that good. Thankyou for the awesome review, hope its not sold out when i get the cash to buy it.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:52 PM

Good review LT. Interesting to see that the rear end design of the police car is almost the same as the police car that was included in the first run of spiderman sets. I always liked that car, and I like the fast back look to this one, although I'm still not really a fan of the truck tires on cars. It just doesn't work for me and I think there is a much better solution. But anyway, I almost pulled the trigger on this set myself last week but instead bought an alien invasion set for my brother(which I got to build and am a bit upset I didn't get one for myself as well)

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:38 AM

The police car reminds me of the Gadgetmobile from the Inspector Gadget cartoon.

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