Review: 4429 Helicopter Rescue
Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:54 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:06 AM
Here's one someone made on Cuusoo: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/12410
and another: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=35999
Edited by kasmca, 04 May 2012 - 05:09 AM.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:18 PM
Scottwb is 100% correct. They are trying to shoehorn what is not essentially a "vehicle" centric play theme into a Garage and heliport. Yeah a Hospital needs an ambulance and a place for a helicopter. But more key it needs places to play doctor and fix patients. It needs an ER. It needs an OR. It needs an X-ray or ct machine. There is a better "hospital" feel in the back half of the back of the Alien Conquest HQ then there is in this set. What little interior there is is relegated to a waiting room and registration desk. Ooooo! Can I role play a government health care services bureacrat?
Can we all pray for a gargantuan old school $200 modular series 3 story hospital?
Oh and a quick edit to ask, what is it with the use of the "Star of Life" symbol all over the hospital? Is that common in Europe? In the US and Canada that blue star symbol almost exclusively means EMS ( emergency medical services, ie Ambulances) and Rescue services. It is similar to how a Maltese Cross designates Fire Services and a Shield Police. It would never ever be found on a hospital building except to designate where the Ambulances park or enter. I know it's a minor thing, but it still makes the whole thing feel wrong.
Edited by Faefrost, 05 May 2012 - 08:51 PM.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:03 AM
Edit: I was given one of these http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=9364-1 maybe 15 years ago. This was an awesome set.
Edited by Kliq, 10 May 2012 - 02:05 AM.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:31 AM
A true hospital would be at least 6 times the size and the set price would match.
I'll probably buy one or two of these and Modify it to a reasonable size to fit the Helicopter and the new £15 city Ambulance.
The small 4 wide ambulance will probably convert into a fast response medic's car.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:04 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:32 PM
I owned the previous Hospital that was released in 2006, and from these pictures it is definitely an improvement. The minifigures in general are much nicer, especially that new doctor, which is the star of the set. The helicopter is vastly improved from the previous rendition. I still like the larger ambulance but the small one included is alright. The interior of the building is a bit lacking but that can be fixed. As for the exterior, I think it is solid, somewhat reminiscent of Classic Town.
Overall I would rate this set at 4/5.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:58 PM
The one thing I noticed with this is the sign out the front of it points in different directions meaning you would just have to be creative and build similar style buildings as wards, operating rooms, etc., and I guess that is the reason behind the plates being used instead of the standard base plates.
After building it, my mind was changed a little to the positive on this set....worth buying and worth expanding.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:12 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:23 PM
Maybe they knew people would think it's too small for a hospital, so they didn't include hospital in the name.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:22 AM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:48 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:03 PM
For those of us who know we can complain and get new stickers, this isn't a big deal. But how many parents don't know that and are turned of of LEGO when something like this happens? Seriously LEGO, dip into your record profits and get this problem fixed, at least for all sets that have stickers.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:41 PM
Update on this matter:
I ordered 3 of those torso's and legs. All of the legs had light blue printings instead of white.
I complained and asked for better printing instead of a refund, but I got the latter, because they couldn't tell me if the color problem will be solved at all!
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