Hi everyone this is a review of 6540 Pier Police.
Set name: Pier Police
Set number: 6540
Year released: 1991
Number of pieces: 327
Theme: Town, Nautica
I hadn't touched this set for a few years until seeing it today and deciding it would make a good set to review. No stickers that cover more than one brick so I could easily take it apart!
On to the review!
A good mix of colors. Lots of black and white obviously but with a good mix of other colors especially the gray pier pieces. Notice in the upper right corner the police 1 x 6 bricks. The black brick with white police writing is a sticker, while the white brick with black police writing is printed.
Most of these pieces aren't that interesting to fans of classic town but the motorcycle windshield and the police writing printed on ordinary parts are neat.
4 classic smileys.
After the minifigs the first thing to build is the motorcycle.
This is how the windshield attaches
The finished motorcycle, very few pieces added.
Next up is the small car
The chassis with a few parts
The step before the windshields are added
The finished car.
Now we begin building the speed boat
Don't worry, the holes in the hull will get sealed up eventually.
The finished speed boat
The biggest vehicle, and my favorite, is the patrol boat.
The start of the build
Almost all the black is done, the string is attached which allows the boat to tow things.
Everything but the windshields built now
The finished patrol boat in all of its glory! The top raises up.
Now starts the actual pier.
The underside which keeps the base sturdy for building. Without this support the pier would be very unstable.
Lovely waiting room for the soon to be inmates
The second floor office is taking shape. The police officer gets a new computer on his desk and a nice inverted support next to his head.
Right before the second floor windows
The finished set!
The whole nautica theme was desgined to be playable with each other.
The knight and imperial officer are on the prowl for red motorcycles in their dark shark!
They finally spot an unguarded ship carrying a red motorcycle.
Held at bow point, the poor worker is forced to make the crane place the red motorcycle on the dark shark.
Unfortunately for the pirates, the pier police is right next to them!
The knight is completely outnumbered, he has no choice but to surrender.
The worker has other plans for the imperial officer however.
The entire package.
Design: 7/10 I really like the design of the patrol boat, but I feel like everything else is kind of sloppy.
Minifigs: 7/10 The minifigures in this set are nice but overall are in general pretty average for that time period.
Playability: 9/10 Does not have that much playability as a set alone, but having a land and sea based police operation gives it lots of versatility.
Price: 8/10 $44.00 for 327 pieces was actually a pretty good deal back then. Also includes the pier pieces which explains the price.
Parts: 9/10 I really like the parts in this set. Lots of plates in different colors and bricks.
Overall: 40/50 80%, it's a good set but has to live up to even better sets in the same series.
Thanks for reading!
Edited by Zorbas, 20 July 2011 - 06:31 PM.