Jump to content


Lego 4207 City Garage review


35 replies to this topic

#26 xtremegoogler

xtremegoogler

    Posts: 125
    Joined: 16-December 11
    Member: 23214
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

View PostAanchir, on 15 June 2012 - 01:23 PM, said:

I am a bit curious how the tow truck and van look next to a typical 6-wide vehicle.

Posted Image

As you can see, the SUV has its wheels on the white border tile, so two of these vehicles would not fit.
The Indiana Jones vehicle in the background, which is also 6-wide, fits just fine.

The SUV fits on the elevator, but just barely, you have to make sure the rearview mirrors don't hit anything.
It puts quite a strain on the rope when going up by the way.
Posted Image

And speaking of the elevator, I found out that the reason it slips a bit (without a car on it, going down) is not because of the rope, but because of the tires on the back, a little bit too much traction.

#27 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Gungans taste like chicken


    Posts: 20619
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:00 PM

"It puts quite a strain on the rope when going up by the way." you say.....I can believe it, seriously I hope we don't have rope breakages and a lot of crying by kids playing with it and breaking the lift rope ? :blush:

#28 typo

typo

    Posts: 229
    Joined: 10-August 10
    Member: 12493
    Country: USA

Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

So does anyone know when this set will be released in the USA?

#29 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Gungans taste like chicken


    Posts: 20619
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:40 PM

Built the garage last night, totally AWESOME and the play features take me back to when I was a kid ! :wub:
A very solid build, good idea to use 1x3 tiles as locking pieces between the floors....though I do still miss not having a jack to help the mechanic change tyres ! :blush:
I highly recommend buying this set....of course I was lucky paying only 64.50 for it - marked down because the box was damaged ! :grin:
Brick On ! :classic:

#30 Galaxy Explorer

Galaxy Explorer

    Posts: 260
    Joined: 28-April 09
    Member: 5929

Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:22 AM

Thank you for the great review!

This is my most anticipated set of the year-I am a huge Classic Town fan and this set reminds me of Metro Park & Service Tower from 1989(USA) The car wash, lift, gas pumps and nice assortment of vehicles all updated and scaled up nicely for a modern CITY layout! Although I'm not sure if I would have included a security booth rather than a little shop or ticket booth near the entrance, I suppose kids will like having an officer on duty. I'm not opposed to the structure being too tall as I have tall skyscrapers in my layout, but yes, it will dwarf the TRU set!

I'm really happy with the newer CITY sets and how nice they all look together and this one is no exception. Waiting impatiently for a US release!

#31 Johan J

Johan J

    Posts: 39
    Joined: 12-February 10
    Member: 9530
    Country: Sweden

Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

Great review.

Looks like a great set for KIDS. One of these sets for the kid, and a modular for the AFOL (you know, like us posting here).

Most negative points are stuff I (probably) wouldn't think about at 7-12.

I'll try to build a 6394 instead.

#32 mathewos

mathewos

    Posts: 15
    Joined: 01-November 10
    Member: 14038

Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

I asked when this set is going to be on shelves in the US and the LEGO S@H person on facebook said in August along with the new hospital.

#33 meyerc13

meyerc13

    Posts: 569
    Joined: 19-November 09
    Member: 8246
    Country: United States

Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:29 AM

If it's August at the LEGO store, I suspect it will start showing up soon at whichever retailer is going to carry this (TRU?).
Christopher Meyer

#34 Jay Sathe

Jay Sathe

    Posts: 149
    Joined: 18-December 08
    Member: 4721

Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:28 PM

View Postmathewos, on 02 July 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

I asked when this set is going to be on shelves in the US and the LEGO S@H person on facebook said in August along with the new hospital.


I asked at my local LEGO Store, and they said probably next week, but definitely in July... weird.

#35 Darthluke824

Darthluke824

    Posts: 185
    Joined: 16-May 12
    Member: 28649
    Country: UK

Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

Nice review! It reminds me of the funny scene in Mr. Bean! (Just in case you've never scene it.)
Check out my latest MOC:

My Brickshelf - darthluke824

#36 xtremegoogler

xtremegoogler

    Posts: 125
    Joined: 16-December 11
    Member: 23214
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

Artifexcreation just posted this amazing, amazing stop motion build:





Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users