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Review: 7696 Passenger Plane


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#1 Darthluke824

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

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Well to start off with this set is VERY rare! I mangaged to acquire this sometime earlier this year, but I don't think it's available any more. Anyway lets get started!

Set: 7696 Passenger Plane
Number of Minifigures: 2
Price: £15

Box-

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Quite an unusual box as it is long and thick. It has a nice regular City background with a runway. It also has the pieces on! (This is unusual in the UK just so you don't know!

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Back is nothing special with different angles on.

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The side has just the regular things on too.

Instructions-

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Very large instructions compared to the box!

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Really no special pieces here...

Minifigs-

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The minifigs are pretty basic. The pilot has a beard and brown hair. The passenger (Businessman?) has ginger hair and a smile! He also comes with a brown suitcase. (Containing nothing! I miss the little 1x1s in cases....)

The Model-

Side-
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Front-
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Other Side-
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Back-
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Features-

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The cockpit is pretty basic, a 1x2 printed tile and empty space for the pilot. It also has a smoked coloured windcreen that is removable.

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It has very little detail but has a table and roome for a suit case. Only one minifig can fit in.  :hmpf_bad:

Ratings-

Overall I really like the set and for such little money it is worth it! Apart from a few flaws (Space, Cockpit) It is excellent and worthy of the LEGO Plane Shelf!

Price 5/5
Overall 4/5

Thanks for Reading! (1st Review!)

P.S I have attemped to resize pics but they are still to big! They have now sorted themselves out! Strange.

Edited by Rick, 19 May 2012 - 12:04 PM.

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#2 lego-andreas

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

Good rewiew.

#3 Red Fox

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Nice review!

I actually bought one of these off the BA Website after seeing someone post on this forum that they were on sale. A handy website indeed! Posted Image

#4 sharky

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

Reminds me of the plane I had as a kid.  I like that it has the older style nose design.  Not a big fan of the giant one-piece nose piece you see on the newer planes and helicopters.

#5 Dakar A

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

I like the classic town look of this set, and the new parts (engines, multi-faceted windos) make it look really nice. I want one of these now! :cry_sad:

#6 The Blue Brick

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

This is definitely a great set, but never got the chance to get it. I might try to get the promo glider set this summer.  :classic:

#7 lightningtiger

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

Neat review 'Darthluke824', a cute little jet with that classic town feel....it would totally fit anyone's classic town layout ! :classic:
Though the length of the jet is a worry, more suited to be a turbo-prop powered plane. :wink:

#8 mrlegoman

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

Yep, that set is super rare! I really want a copy of it but the prices on EBAY are crazy.

#9 Darthluke824

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 18 May 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

Neat review 'Darthluke824', a cute little jet with that classic town feel....it would totally fit anyone's classic town layout ! :classic:
Though the length of the jet is a worry, more suited to be a turbo-prop powered plane. :wink:

Yes, I agree! A little small with those huge engines. A little longer body could be a quick fix though...
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#10 just2good

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:16 PM

Nice review 'Darthluke824'!
I've been dying to get a copy of this set. The compactness of the plane is excellent, and I was hoping that the 2010 Sea Plane set would be like this, but it was quite a dissapointment instead.

#11 Cian

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

Aer Lingus still has these in stock, and likely will for an age too. They usually change over to the 'new' airline exclusive a few months before the *next* one comes out.




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