Fancied treating myself today, so went out and brought the new Dirt Bike Transporter (4433) and Octan Fuel Tanker (3180). As a I couldn't find a review on the Dirt Bike Transporter I thought I would give it ago. Its my first one and quite annoyingly I dropped my proper camera which turns out to now be broken, so unfortunately had to use my camera phone. Anyhow here goes:
Dirt Bike Transporter
Release year: 2012
RRP: GBP 14.99 / USD 19.99
# of parts: 201
# of figures: 2
Lego Shop Summary:
Let’s race! The riders have arrived at the LEGO® City dirt bike event of the year. Unload the dirt bikes, tune them to perfection and ride to victory! Includes 2 racer minifigures.
Includes 2 racer minifigures
Features 2 dirt bikes and flip-down ramps
Accessories include tools, extra tire, cap, helmet and flags
Race the dirt bikes to victory!
Measures over 11” (29cm) long
The size of the box in comparison to what was inside was that bad for Lego standards.
Upon opening the box there were 2 standard bags (including 2 bags for the little pieces - 1 in each), 2 instruction manuals and a sticker sheet (mine was somewhat curled up)
Random pages from Instruction Manuals
Contents of Bag 1
A Few Stages of the vehicle build
The build wasn't too bad, quite straight forward, however there were a fair few little bits that needed sorting out. There were a couple of bits I hadn't seen before such as the motorcycle spare wheel (i hadn't done the bikes so the spare was a first). The smooth lights, I don't know why they don't include those as standard lights on vehicles, makes it look so more pleasing to look at IMO. Another thing that I find strange is the random placement of brick colours. For example there were two green bricks (although hidden) and the colour of the vehicle is grey, black and red. Disappointed there were no doors included.
Contents of Bag 2
Again fair few bits in this bag including the second mini figure. This one is wearing glasses (not sure if they are sun glasses or not). The black circular thing contains the tools - an oil can, spanner, screwdriver, hammer, drill and wrench. A nice touch with these is that the white square things are drawers and the tools fit into them, except the oil can which doesn't really have a place to go except in the back of the vehicle when everything is being transported. Another nice touch is the lights on the ramps so that when they are in the up position the stop lights and indicators can be seen. Anyhow a couple of pics (got a bit carried away with this part and didn't take as many):
Thought I would take a final couple of pictures with the rest of my City team:
I found this a quite enjoyable build and was quite surprised on how some pieces worked within the kit. Worked out to be 7.45p per piece, however due to my limited purchasing experience in Lego I couldn't tell you whether that is expensive or not. The two mini figures weren't anything two special - if you have the power boat transporter, they are the same torsos but the faces a slightly different. The helmet visors I haven't seen before and quite liked those and the tool drawers were just ace.
Design - 9/10, very well designed IMO with some very nice touches
Playability - 9/10, you get a jeep, a trailer and two off road motorbikes (plus 2 mini figs) so from a childs point of view I would say they could have a good time with this kit
Build - 7/10, wasn't too technical however there were alot of little bits
Parts - 5/10, a couple of bits I haven't seen before (although you guys might so this could be different for other people)
Price - 9/10, I didn't think it was to unreasonable for effectively 3 vehicles and 2 mini figs
Hope the above wasn't too bad and apologies for the quality of photographs.