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Review 6662 Backhoe


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#1 LEGO Guy Bri

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

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Set: 6662 Backhoe
Year: 1992 - (1995?)
Pieces: 85
Minifigs: 1
Price: $7.25
Theme/Subtheme: Classic Town/Construction

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Today I will be reviewing this neat old set. I bought this off eBay, a while back, with no box but ,the instructions where in mint condition. It's a relatively small set so more pictures than words  :grin: Thanks for reading, enjoy!  

First shot is, obviously the instruction sheet and it unfolded glory.  

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Second is my attempted recreation of it's photo from the manual.

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Next is the piece layout, all 85:

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Starting the build: The chassis:

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Installing the "engine":

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Jack her up for the front axle. A little help from a tow truck:

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Final assembly:

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Dropped off back at the construction depot yard:

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This was a very simple build, it was fun for the entire 4 minutes. It does provide a lot of playability, cause' with Lego, theres always something to build.  It is quite realistic, for being of the Classic Town era.

Pros:
- Playability from both ends
- realistic
- good minifig
- all around a neat set


Cons
- Price was originally a little high
- Minifig (personally) he doesn't fit in with the rest of my crew, he now works down at the docks :classic:
Can't find anything else really wrong (move to pros)

Final thought: It's definitely a great addition to a construction crew or just around town. It's a versatile machine and it looks great. I hope we will see a new one, redesigned for the modern city. Perhaps similar to this:
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(Photo not from my collection)

Edited by Leg Godt Gud, 09 November 2011 - 09:01 AM.
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#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:12 PM

Excellent review of such a classic sets that should be brought back of course modernized though ! :sweet:
It's the backhoe part that makes it special, dam I need one for my town ! :wink:
Great review 'LGG' and Brick On ! :grin:

#3 LEGO Guy Bri

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:32 PM

Thanks 'Lt', I'd agree, a backhoe would look great in New Mannum, maybe a modern version though. Better suited with your 6-wides :classic:
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