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#1 xwingyoda

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:46 AM

Guys and gals,

OK, I just couldn’t finish on my review of that crap Hovercraft !! (looool, I love all my shameless auto-promotion !!) I needed to do nice set, and since all the SW sets have been reviewed, I shall continue with the January Fire line !!

I really love that pick-up truck !! It’s a small and rather cheap fantastic set !! Without further ado, enjoy this review.

First, here is a pic of the instruction manual and global view of this really neat set.

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* The Mf: it’s a classic fireman, with a great silver helmet !! I do love those helmets, they add a really realistic feel to that theme !! Also, in the trailer is the smoke-free equipment loool

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* The truck: the designer have to be fans of X-Zibit and “Pimp my ride” !! look at how wide those rims are !! Its like putting some 26 inches rims on a Ford Explorer loooool.
The back of the pick up is a thing of beauty and displays that new hatch !! The only thing that I did is replace those two 1X4 tiles (they are light bluish grey in the original set, but I replaced them with white because I needed the grey ones for my Tie Armada hehe). It really doesn’t matter since a sticker covers them.
The front is pretty cool, and I like the windshield. However, like always unfortunately, there are no doors !! Oh well…

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* The trailer is quite amazing !! Its really simple and yet is very good looking and practical with equipment and stickers. On the rear is the new hatch once again and the hose to fight the nasty fire !! Also it fits the “ad-on fire equipment” that also fits at the rear of the truck !!

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* The last pic is a bonus !! That truck fits perfectly the trailer from the older fire truck (set n°7239)!! yeay !! Now it can be used for the fluvial brigade or sea brigade yeay !! It should have been shown on the rear of the box lool.

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In conclusion, this set is a definite must buy compared to that hovercrap, oops hovercraft I meant !! Hope you enjoyed that review my city fans.

Buy On !!

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#2 Hobbes

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:51 AM

Ah, very nice, thanks again for another review. Must have been a busy night ;-)

I have the truck, too. The only thing I don't like is that the wheels are too wide IMHO. The chassis looks great but from the front (or back) it looks kinda awkward with the wheels sticking out to the sides like mutilated legs. Other than that it's a great set, better than the fire chief's truck in the old fire station which I almost considered buying just for the small truck. Glad I didn't ;-)

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:43 PM

Like hobbes said, the things that I don't like are the wheels which are too wide, the new nozzel (more realistic design but not linked directly to the string), and the rear window not trans-blue like the shield.
But it's a great little set, with a lot of accessories, and places to stock them. And this silver helmet *wub*. I will never be wearied with them...
Maybe I will buy a second one one day, without stikers, just to make a beach pick-up (a yellow version like in the american series)
Thanks Yoda for the review.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

View Postalex54, on Jan 30 2007, 01:43 PM, said:

Myabe I will buy a second one one day, without stikers, just to make a beach pick-up (a yellow version like in the american series)
hell yeay !! A Baywatch one  :-D
Seriously, pimp it in yellow and add a gallery on the top in order to place a surfboard on it and you have the perfect (or near perfect) beachmobile  :-D  ;-)

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:40 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on Jan 30 2007, 01:58 PM, said:

hell yeay !! A Baywatch one  :-D
Seriously, pimp it in yellow and add a gallery on the top in order to place a surfboard on it and you have the perfect (or near perfect) beachmobile  :-D  ;-)

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This is exactly what I think! :-D
But without Pamela womanfig, it's not so interesting...

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:37 PM

I agree with the weird tires. The whole pickup should be coloured yellow to fit with these Bigfoot tires. ;-)
We already had the topic in another thread, but one thing has to be mentioned again:
The hose and its connection to the pistol-thingy is so disastrous!  :-X  
TLC used to produce such well designed hoses, why did they do this???  *sing* :'-(
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:11 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Jan 30 2007, 02:37 PM, said:

The hose and its connection to the pistol-thingy is so disastrous!  :-X  
TLC used to produce such well designed hoses, why did they do this???  *sing* :'-(
That´s a miracle to me too.
But this set is really very nice. The only thing I miss are some doors. Where have they gone?   8-|
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:00 PM

cool! looks a nice little set and not to expensive!  :-D

even better is that i am making a fie station at the moment and need a few jeeps!


thanks for the review!

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:10 PM

Never minding the horrible sporty look of this thing, horrible windows etc, but the wheels! my god!  :-X  :-X  :-X  :-X

Worst set EVER (Even including the hovercrap)
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:16 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Jan 30 2007, 02:37 PM, said:

The hose and its connection to the pistol-thingy is so disastrous!  :-X  
TLC used to produce such well designed hoses, why did they do this???  *sing* :'-(

'Cause its cheaper. Why else?
Now they don't have to mould the hose into the nozzle, you get to tie it on yourself; saves a special production step.


Now that I think about it... do opening doors really add that much to playability though? even when they can open, you don't actually try to squeeze your minifigs through there, still need to go through the roof.
And this way rather than get a door, i get one of those tiles with a thinwall pieces; which are more useful for Space...

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:27 PM

View Postxenologer, on Jan 30 2007, 07:16 PM, said:

Now that I think about it... do opening doors really add that much to playability though? even when they can open, you don't actually try to squeeze your minifigs through there, still need to go through the roof.
And this way rather than get a door, i get one of those tiles with a thinwall pieces; which are more useful for Space...
See the little pic Asuka posted? That's how I sometimes like to "pose" my cars with their drivers in my town. With a "Space tile" I could only position the minifig driver as if he jumps over the "door" (Miami Vice-style). That's hard to do, though, cos they haven't produced the gravity-free minifig yet...

I like (Classic) Space but I buy City sets primarily for - who'd have thunk it - my city!

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:08 PM

View Postxenologer, on Jan 30 2007, 07:16 PM, said:

Now that I think about it... do opening doors really add that much to playability though?
Back in the old days LEGO cars didn´t even have space to put a MF into it, but I like a certain amount of reality.
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Of course, imagination is a wonderful thing, and nostalgia too.
Although I prefer my cars with doors, even if I have to open the roof to pose a MF, and I´m dreaming (or MOCing)
of steerable or at least moveable frontwheels.
And my space ships shall have air locks, or at least cockpits with an opening feature....

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:19 PM

Stop posting pics of my sets  :-D

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:24 PM

View PostAsuka, on Jan 30 2007, 08:08 PM, said:

Back in the old days LEGO cars didn´t even have space to put a MF into it, but I like a certain amount of reality.

Back in the Stone Age you mean  :-D  But I DO love those red wheels.
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#15 xenologer

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:27 PM

View PostAsuka, on Jan 30 2007, 08:08 PM, said:

Back in the old days LEGO cars didn´t even have space to put a MF into it, but I like a certain amount of reality.
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Oh wow! I didn't know they had Tiny Turbos back then!  :-D

This does give me an idea though, wouldnt it be awesome of Tiny Turbos started coming with (non-driver)minfigs on the side? Like a hot minifig babe with a flag to wave at the start of the race lols   ;-)


..and the patrol car one could come with a police minifig with a radargun
etc...

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:32 PM

View PostHobbes, on Jan 30 2007, 08:19 PM, said:

Stop posting pics of my sets  :-D
You are a damned lucky guy!  :'-)

And, xenologer, your idea is pretty cool.... Tiny Turbos with MFs....  *wub*

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:58 AM

View PostCalvin, on Jan 30 2007, 09:24 PM, said:

Back in the Stone Age you mean  :-D  But I DO love those red wheels.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Holodoc :-)  Cool pic.

No these red ones are the best!
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:27 PM

Ugh, how about the worst?  Seriously, what normal car or truck these days has RED hubcaps?  :-X

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:59 PM

View PostGrevious, on Feb 1 2007, 10:27 PM, said:

Ugh, how about the worst?  Seriously, what normal car or truck these days has RED hubcaps?  :-X
I don´t know what´s normal, but this one is not too bad I think....  :-P
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:58 AM

Just picked up this set tonight because it had intrigued me since i first saw it...being im so into trucks and the like. id like to give my impressions on it.

first off, the vehicle as a whole isnt as bad as i had thought it would be.

The good:
- the new windshield is actually pretty nice.
- overall dimensions are pretty good to the rest of the new released "SUV" style sets.
- new pieces (wind shield, "tailgates", nozzle)

The bad:
- axles are WAY to wide for the size of the truck.
- the bed is small and unperportional to a real pick up.
- the new "tailgate" is crude, still dont like the new hinges.
- no doors, where have the doors gone? i miss them  |-/
- new nozzle, WTF is up with this? can u say...akward?

overall its not a bad set, the trailor is pretty nice and is easily combined with the fire-trucks trailor to make a nice utility trailor. easily modded into a slightly different vehicle, think explorer sport track-esque...or even a full fledge'd SUV. ill definatly need to use different axles, as these are far to wide and the tires stick out to much.

i like this set and will definatly buy a few more.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:40 AM

I really hate how LEGO changed the hose noozle design. It was much better when the hose was glued into the back of the noozle. Now you have to knot it through? Horrrible.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:47 PM

Wow! 5 years late to the party
Sorry for posting on such an older thread, but  I just picked one of these up at Target (I can't believe it's been in production or release for 5 years?) and figured I had a little appropriate commentary.

I see there have been a lot of mixed comments above, particularly on things like the wheels etc. I wanted to set the record straight. This little number is probably the most accurate Fire Truck Lego has ever made. I was an American Firefighter for many years and this set is a surprising example of a light duty brush fire truck converted from a common pickup.  I drove one of these for at least 10 years.  The seemingly oversized wheels. They are absolutely correct. Most departments would take a Ford F series pickup, raise the suspension, add grossly oversized sand tires, some light roll bars and a reinforced push bumper. The back bed would be filled with a small water tank and an independent pump that was mounted on a skid that could be dropped on site. The trucks would have one or two booster reels with fairly short lengths of hose and nozzles that look like guns. ( high pressure nozzles. They look sorta like Stormtrooper rifles).

While not perfect, the set is much more accurate than many are giving credit for, and honestly is the only thing in the newer Lego Forrest Fire focused series that looks like an actual truck that would be taken into the woods. ( the trailer not so much. While the truck would often tow a supply trailer, that would get left on the street. )
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