Now to the 2013 fire sets
Big Fire Station
This set includes a fire station with two tall garages on the left side (a mini heliport is on them, but it does only fit the small helicopter included, regrettably not the one from the seperate set) and a main building on the right side. The main building has three floors and consists mainly of windows. But since these are the 4x1x6 windows, this doesn't look as bad as the ones in the previous fire station. First floor has entrance with commando center (desk with computer and city map I remember), second floor is a bit empty - it includes only tools - and in the third floor there is a really cool looking kitchenette with cooker with pan and a table with (supposably) two chairs. The only thing which disturbs is that there is a small "elevator" outside at the building (like in the fire station from 2005 (?)). Vehilces are a "ladder truck", a small helicopter with water cannon (in the size of the 90s Lego City helis) and a small car (very similar to the one in the last fire station), the "ladder car" has - if I remember correctly - car doors, the other for sure regrettably not. Minifigs are two firemen, fire captain, female fireman and a dog ("new" mold) in white with black circles.
Apart from the strange elevator, the nearly empty second floor, the imo much too small heli and the missing car doors in the small fire truck, this set does really look amazing!
This set includes a burning hut without interior (one floor big, door in the middle, left and right a window with a lath in front of it, black burning roof, street lantern), a "ladder truck" with car doors and two or three firemen.
The idea of a burning house is imo ingenious. But the outcome is more than disappointing. This set would have had that many potential: minimum two floors big building with interior, burning roof, window beneath is opened and a woman is crying for help, firemen get ready their rescue net.
This set includes a fire helicopter. I appreciate that its size is about the one in the Heli and Limousine set from 2010. But it is red and has the real heli window piece (even used in this year's big forest police heli). It is open and there's a winch in front of the open part in the middle. As addition there's an adumbration of a fuel pumping station - a white tank and a column with a fire burning on its top. Minifigures are a pilot and a fireman.
Imo this is a small but really nice set. The helicopter looks great and the addition is very minimalistic, but looks good nevertheless.
This set includes a flat medium sized fire boat with water canon in front (its size is suppoably as big as the big racing boat last year) and a blue racing boat (using the blue boat piece in the marina set) of which the motor is burning. Minifigs are two firemen and two racing people with the new life jacket.
This is nothing special, but makes nevertheless a good set.
The set name says it. Minifigs are two firemen.
Since we already get two "ladder trucks" in the other sets, I really ask me for which reason we need a third one. Nevertheless I must admit that this "ladder truck" is the best looking of all three - similar to the one in the last fire station, but bigger and nicer. Imo a great set since there are even roller gates with a box with accessory.
Fire Captain's Car
This set includes the fire captain's car, a mini tree (only a brwon 1x1 column with a bush piece on top), a cat, the fire chief, a woman (blue torso from this year's camper) and a fish.
This set includes a red fire motorcycle, a green brick-built burning dustbin and a fireman.
I have been waiting for a fire motorcycle since years and have to say that with the additional dustbin that makes a small awesome set!
There are two new torsos: The fire captain in the fire station has a white shirt with cravat (btw: he wears a golden helmet) and there is a new torso for some firemen (the majority have the old regular (non-forest) firefighter torso) which looks like if they were an orange warning vest.
All in all I have to say that this new Fire theme is really cool since there are even things the firefighters have to douse or rescue
The only big thing which disturbs me is that we get three "ladder trucks" (which is completely overdone), but no single equipment car
Plus it would be nice to see even a car accident where firemen help with hydraulic cutter - or a fire crane with a tree which has to be removed from the street.
I hope that all this information was helpful! Have a nice time and let's hope that prelim pics and official pics will arrive soon nevertheless!
Btw: In the American S@H catalogue there seems to be written down that you can win 14 new 2013 Lego City sets when you are the winner of a contest. So this means that we'll get 14 City sets
in 1h. But the sets which I saw in the retailer's catalogue were only 13. This means that there's going to be one exclusive City set
in the first half of 2013. Does someone have any info about this set or can think of what it might be? Any guesses?
Edited by Klaus-Dieter, 11 September 2012 - 06:08 PM.