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REVIEW - 4427 Fire ATV

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#1 lightningtiger


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

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Well, it's 2012 and only today Kmart's around Adelaide start stacking the shelves with new city sets.....so I thought buy some, review some. :wink:

4427 Fire ATV

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Set Number - 4427
Release Date - January 2012
Parts Count - 50
Minifigs - 1
Price - 7.99 AU (7.00 AU Kmart)

So now lets check the box top side.....

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And what do you get for your money.....

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Shall we check out the new fire fighter eh ?

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By the looks of him, he was ahead in his class ? :laugh:

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Cool new torso with great printing. :thumbup:
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Printed legs too ! :thumbup:

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Complete with new helmet and waiting to ride his ATV....which is not built yet. :blush:
Let's start then or he might use that axe. :laugh:

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Yeah, better toss in the chain saw....might be part of his circus act ! :laugh:

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Spares anyone....not many left over here...take a look. :blush:

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Finally, he's off the save the day or off to the pub. :laugh:

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Okay, now how do I rate it.....
Design - 7/10.....having rode on a ATV myself it's pretty close, chain saw is a good, but I wonder why a shovel wasn't included - they are fighting a forest/bush/wild fire right ? :look:
Parts - 7/10......some very handy parts....nozzles, 2x1 30deg. slope pieces and red 1x1 headlight bricks (the new kind).
Minifig - 10/10...a perfect score, best fire fighter ever....very realistic indeed.(I collected my first fire set in 1979)
Price - 8/10......that's for the Kmart price, minus 1 point for full retail. :blush:
Playability - 9/10...very zoom-able, the chain saw - very handy not only on this ATV. :wink:
Grand Total - 41/50....not bad score for a handy addition to Lego City's Fire Department.

That's it for now, next review is tomorrow (hopefully, at least the photos have been taken :blush: ) which will be 4437 Police Pursuit.
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Edited by Rick, 13 January 2012 - 07:14 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:19 PM

The excellent and detailed review! I have such two sets!!! Took for the sake of minifigures!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

Good review, LightningTiger! That's quite an odd face for a city fig.  *huh*

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

Thank you for the review! I like the minifig because the printing looks cool. Will only get this set just for the minifig.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

If they're not already, a few of these firefighters would make an excellent CFS crew for your town!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 11 January 2012 - 01:22 PM, said:

Good review, LightningTiger! That's quite an odd face for a city fig.  *huh*
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Great review! The chainsaw is interestingly brick-built. It's not nearly as simple in appearance as many minifigure accessories. The firefighter minifigure looks excellent with that Flame Yellowish Orange uniform and Dark Red hat. The ATV itself is somewhat plain, but still ends up looking pretty nice. However, I can't help but think I would be more likely to buy it if it were a component of a larger set with more built-in play value (I'm not a City buyer for the most part anyway, but I have very fond memories of the various boats, planes, and ATVs in the Agents Mobile Command Center).

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:35 PM

The fig is definitely the highlight of the set, lots of detail and gears, thx for the review!
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:45 AM

Good review,

I bought such two sets and made one of them.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

Yessss... thanks for the review LT, this one i have to pick up - i love this country firefighters theme so much! :thumbup: The chainsaw looks pretty neato too. I might have to build my own CFA brigade!  :sweet:

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

Superb review, LT.

No doubt, the Minifig is the star in that set. I like the new Uniform, the color of the helmet, and of course the resolute facial expression.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

Had to search for this review. In itself a little pointless as because of the price I tend to pick up the impulse city sets for my kids as little surprises so why do I need a review?

Nevertheless, great review of a great little set. The minifigure is great and I haven't actually had fire lego since I was a child. Sadly that is all now gone. Seemed a good idea when I was a teenager.

Look forward to picking this up in the supermarket or similar. Thanks for the review.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

Thanks everyone for reading my review, I'm actually planning a re-shoot of the photos in the academy taught style so the images will be much clearer again. :classic:

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

thanks for the review, the new fire fighters are great :thumbup:

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