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#1 Marc Gagnon

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 03:56 PM

By this weekend I will compose my first review,

This review will be on the new Lego City Firestation set 7945

Stay Tuned fellow brick lovers....


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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:57 PM

View PostMarc Gagnon, on Jan 12 2007, 04:56 PM, said:

By this weekend I will compose my first review,

This review will be on the new Lego City Firestation set 7945

Stay Tuned fellow brick lovers....
Marc

I don't want to be rude but what's the point of posting a message saying "I'll review soon something...?".
I guess you'll start another thread to post the real review... Waste of time and forum space.

*Edit* :  Reading my answer, I realized that my post is also a waste of time... X-D

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:20 PM

Well Marc, then I will be expecting that review on Monday  ;-)

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#4 phoinix

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:30 PM

i was so happy when i saw the topic title...

only to get in...and get dissapointed!!!
no review here... *wacko*

at leaste change the topic title!!!!

#5 Marc Gagnon

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:44 PM

View Postphoinix, on Jan 12 2007, 02:30 PM, said:

i was so happy when i saw the topic title...

only to get in...and get dissapointed!!!
no review here... *wacko*

at leaste change the topic title!!!!

If you don't won't to see it keep crying and I will do something else with my weekend...

I put the new topic to start out... I have to start somewhere... and the negative vibes aren't helping

Can some ADMIN god kill the topic please... I will redo later then

#6 Lord Admiral Helden Ravensdorn

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:57 PM

You could start by writing the review ;)

#7 Zaktan of the Shadows

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:17 AM

I want to hear it too. I don't think a coming soon topic is any great.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 01:05 PM

I agree, what's the use of making a review topic when there's no review yet?
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:51 PM

:-D  :-D

Guys,

Calm down. Doesn't your internet browser have a Back button? It is not that much effort to press it every now and then you know  :-)
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#10 simonwillems

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:40 PM

Hello World.

I have posted a lot of pictures of the new firestation on brickshelf, enjoy!

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=226933

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:07 AM

I just uploaded these earlier today and I was going to do a review, oh well. I'll just post them here.

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=226928

Edit; You didn't get two sticker sheets, did you?
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:59 AM

Here we go:

The Official Lego Set 7945 review
Lego says:

Get ready to fight the fire!
When the fire alarm sounds, it’s time for action! This fire station has everything you’ll need to save the day, from a central station with control and alarm rooms, to two garages with working doors, to a team of brave firefighters and a pair of realistic firefighting vehicles. Race to the rescue in the big fire truck and fire chief’s car!
• Truck’s ladder extends to 15 inches (39 cm).
• Includes 4 firefighter minifigures with equipment!
• Raise and lower the garage doors!
• Climb the ladder to the highest window!
• Set is divided into sub-models for easy building and instant play!
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Set overview:
Set # : 7945
Theme: City 2007
Pieces: 600
Minifigs: 3 firefighters / 1 Chief (Silver Helmet)
Vehicles: 1 chief’s car, 1 boom fire truck
Cost: $85.00 CDN, $59.99 US, $64.00 EUR
Ages: 5-12
Available: Lego shop@home

Buildings:
          Garages:    01 Small single plate (16X16 stud with driveway) dark grey
Designed for chiefs car / brush truck 7942
Roll up garage door with 6X6 skylight in roof
Nice garage lights and decorative Fire Logo
Connected to main structure using a technique pins in 2 places at bottom
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                           02 Double size 2X single plate (16X16 stud with driveway) dark grey
Designed for Boom fire  truck or 7239 ladder truck
                                Roll up garage door with 2 6X6 skylights in roof
Nice garage lights and decorative Fire Logo
Truck cleaning area with faucet, bucket, brush, broom and shovel
Small sleeping quarters with single bunk
Stairs on roof between the 2 levels
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Main Building:     8 X 16 stud base plate.
First floor office:
Nifty sliding door system for entrance
Desk with computer and LCD screen
Modern phone set
Coffee machine with cup
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Second floor control room:
Desk with computer and LCD screen
Sloped control panel and coffee cup
Exit door to roof tops
LARGE Fire Dept. flag with sticker
1X4X6 windows used to form a skylight roof using technique pins
Radio antenna for communications
Twin binoculars used as loud speakers for crews to hear communications
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Vehicles
Chiefs SUV
Nice innovative design with hatchback trunk
New clear headlights as on 7942
Uses same front windshield as seen on 7942
Rear hatch opens to reveal breathing apparatus
                                                Rear hatch has lift-gate style door built like real minivans or SUV’s
Most realistic chief’s car ever designed by TLC
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Boom truck
Nice flat bed design, nicer then7239
Fire hose reel incorporated into truck frame
Other side has container for air tanks
Rear view mirrors a nice touch
Double crane arm used to make boom
NEW Part, simulated hydraulic pistons using technique rods
That slide loosely in new tubes
Boom extends to the height of many MiniFig skyscrapers
Rear deck has very realistic turn signal / brake lights
                              Very nice design but 1 flaw exists: the boom operators chair faces the wrong way
Check out my MOD to fix this issue
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    MiniFigs : Nothing new, no new faces same fire fighters as always.

Overall:  Nice design, far above the 7240 set, brings back memories of 6389 and 6571 fire stations
Good piece count, plenty of useful pieces for other projects. Great vehicles and good design
Ideas ( sliding door/ hatchback/ boom )
Highly recommend this set to all Town/City brick lovers

Pro’s: Nice buildings, vehicles
Con’s: Boom design, very hard to integrate into city roadway because of uneven
plates, no helicopter or landing pad.
Sliding door + video
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Part 2

MOD to the boom truck

You will notice that the seat on the arm is facing forward towards the cab of the truck yet the basket is behind the operator.

Originaly tried switching the seat around but the hydraulic arm would bang up against it when the boom was folded so

I reworked the boom to have both hydraulic pistons on the same side

looks real and works
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:30 AM

I bought this set from a toysrus but when I got to the boom on the fire truck it wasent there. The box
I got it from had been opend in the store so some wino most have tuken >:-(  it but from what I saw
it was a cool set.
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#14 simonwillems

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:46 AM

View Postoo7, on Jan 14 2007, 01:07 AM, said:

Edit; You didn't get two sticker sheets, did you?

Nooo! Two sticker sheets! I got only one, that's more than enough for me....  X-D (I got two of the new UGLY attached nozzle pieces, but that's all)

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:48 AM

View PostOgel111, on Jan 14 2007, 07:30 AM, said:

I bought this set from a toysrus but when I got to the boom on the fire truck it wasent there. The box
I got it from had been opend in the store so some wino most have tuken >:-(  it but from what I saw
it was a cool set.

I hope you got yourself a refund either from lego or toys r us!

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:03 PM

Nice review  *y*

And I most agree on all the points.
Especially the odd shape of the staion.
How does LEGO imagine this to fit in with roadplates  :-|
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:47 PM

Alright, there's no need to have three threads about the same thing, so I merged them.

Everything about the new firestation goes here, more pics, more reviews, doesn't matter, but keep it in one place :-)

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:33 PM

Very good and careful review! I like your MOD and the little video.  *y*
Maybe the pictures could be a little more on the clear side, but.... good work!

Thanks to simonwillems and oo7 for their additional pics too!

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 02:01 PM

ok guys so thanks on the review and the pictures..

this set dosent look as good as i thought..
sure its better from the last fire department..
but come on whats up with all those stickers? even on the baseplate? BAD!!
even on the flag??terrible!!
and why are these baseplates..i mean...there are so many of them...and small...and..BAD!!

the chiefs car is VERY nice!!

the truck is kind of okay although why does it strecth up to there?
the only thing in lego-city that is so tall is the building crane...!!!
so is it only for that?
or if a bird cathces fire?
i dont see any other reason for it!

the building is really weird.
and as some others have already pointed out..how are we supposed to place this in our lay-out? *wacko*
its just not right..

the minifigs have nothing new to offer..but 4 of them is ok for this set.
i really like the fact that there is a small tree and a couple of flowers..

the whole set has a nice classic look to it..
but its really something between classic and juniorized..
a step in the right direction non-the-less
and a nice use of color..

anyhow..im not in the market for a new fire-station.
i already have one that i love and i dont need another one..
maby i will just get the new small car..

overall i would give this set a 6.75 out of 10
(well the last fire station got a 5/10 in my books so thats ok)

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 02:59 PM

This is the best new legoset I have bought for years! I really like the old classic design with the real doors in the garage (instead of some turning fence...) and the tree and flowers.

If you compare the big truck to the firetruck with the boat from a few years ago you can see that the level of detail has gone from blocky and simple to nicer and more sophisticated.
In the cabin, the fireman does'nt have to sit in the middle anymore and the blue windscreen/windows are back in the firesets.

All those different dark bluish grey baseplates could have been nicer, but when you put the set on green baseplates and fill up the gap in front of the sliding door, it will soon change for the better.

The only thing I don't like about this set is the nozzle and the way it is attached to the hose itself, you can just slide the yellow piece along the entire rope... WHY?? The older ones were so much better...  :-(

But still a great set, if you don't have it, get it!

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 04:02 PM

I really like this set too, much better than the last. I have mixed feelings about the nozzel, as it practically has the same dimentions I wonder why they needed a new one in the first place. :-/

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the only thing I really don't like is the terrible placement of the poorly designed bed.

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Although I do love the detail that TLG is now putting on the new vehicals, rear view mirrors and such.

View PostHobbes, on Jan 14 2007, 07:47 AM, said:

Everything about the new firestation goes here, more pics, more reviews, doesn't matter, but keep it in one place :-)
What about a Mod I'm almost done with?

View Postphoinix, on Jan 14 2007, 09:01 AM, said:

the minifigs have nothing new to offer..but 4 of them is ok for this set.
This is the second set to have that much liked silver helmet!
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:28 PM

Thanks 007, simonwillems and Marc Gagnon for those pics and reviews. I agree with the majority of the Eurobrickers, this station is a lot better than the previous.
Nice general look, nice accessories (cleaning area, flowers and tree), sliding door,  garage doors, nice trcuk and car.
But I agree too that the small baseplates are not so nice because you have to have more of them to integrate it in a layout. And this crapy nozzel :-X  just for saving money I think... too bad!
I need to buy it! I destroyed my older station, so I don't have the choice :-P
Can't wait to have it (not befor february, we are late in some toystores in France...)

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:35 PM

Marc... you should turn on the "Macro" mode when taking photos of near objects! Those images are too blurry!

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:32 AM

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!  *wub*

Very nice review, and, well, I do pitty those whose sets were incomplete, but posting these facts as if it was the set itself's guilt, I mean, hehehe, that has to be against TRU and not against the set.

Anyway, this set looks very well detailed, designed and despite the stickers looks nice to me (If I could handled Ferrari Sets' stickers, I can handle the ones in this set).

Very Good work, reviewer and TLC  *y*

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:33 PM

I´ve made a photo of the backside of the firestation set box, for i don´t think we have seen these pictures yet.

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Or go here to see it enlarged-> 7945 back

@ oo7: That fireman´s face lying on the bed (on your photo) is not sold with this set, is it?  ;-)
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