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#1 xwingyoda

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 02:23 PM

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*yoda* strikes again with another review (what am I going to do when there will be no more sets to review loool) � the city gas station. Like the Train station, I think that this set has a small town feel which I think is great.

This set has 2 instruction manuals & 2 DSS (I think its a mistake since we only need 1)

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1/Mfs and Vehicles

I think that 3 Mfs is quite disappointing in a 35� set: 2 civilians (one with the space jacket again hehe) and a classic Octan worker blue jumpsuit.

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The yellow car is nothing spectacular � just a neat little car. The only thing that needs to be pointed out is that there is an extra plate on the rear weels (to have the rear 1 plate higher than the front � to give it a little hot rod feel).

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Its great to have a black bike. I already have 1, so I put the racing stickers on it.

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2/Gas Station

Its really a neat station with a lot of sweet details !! Its funny to remark that the actual set�s instructions differ from the booklet art (I let you look at the changes hehe). I shall start with general views of that station.

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Now lets focus on details.

*car wash*

Thats my favorite detail of this set. The 2 brushes are hold together with an elastic band which help them to �close� on the vehicle. There is a nice light to tell you when the was is over hehe. The two rotors that serve as heaters can move with the handle. I will finish with the roof that comprises the two nice stickers and opening �windows�.

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*shop*

Yeay, another shop !! The great feture is on its left, there is a distributing machine (that holds 5 trans dark cones !!). The shop is neat from the exterior with its 4 lights, 2 windows and a door + bottles stands in front of it !!

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*gas pumps*

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The system to operate those pumps is quite weird: you need to turn the gas handle on the right, then go and put the nozzle in the car and let have that black gold flowing !! And if you mess up, there is a place for cleaning hehe.

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The roof is quite nice with the Octan colours and the huge Octan Logo tht turns. There are 4 glasses to let the light throw and 2 lights for the evening craves lool.

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Finally, there is the sides: flowers, barriers and the price list.

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Lets keep that gas pumping for our Mfs supped up vehicles hehe !! So until next review, I say Cheers Mates !!

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 05:25 PM

Why am I not a town collector???
This set is soooo good. My favorite part is the transparent price list.
You must have a huge collection Mr. Yoda. Not only you collect SW, but also all these nice city sets.
Are you using them to build a town?

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 05:26 PM

Wow, what a neat set!  *y*  Excellent pictures,  *yoda*!
The proportions of that stationre very nice and therere also
very satisfyingly details like that softdrink automat and those
motoroil bottles.
Yeah, my first LEGO gas station!
Maybe in twenty years theyre gone....  :-P

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 06:02 PM

great set, great review *yoda*

damn this looks good! 8-

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 06:04 PM

Excellent. A must buy.  In multiples.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 08:42 PM

Oooops, you did it again... *sing*

View Postsnefroe1, on May 18 2007, 06:02 PM, said:

great set, great review *yoda*
Yep! Nothing to add.

My parents-in-law own a gas station in combination with a car wash.
Maybe I could convince them of playing with Lego for their first time... :-D

*voice to the right*: "Dont buy it, there are so much sets you want to buy this year."
*voice to the left*: "But this looks so great."
*right*: "Do you know what your wife is going to tell you?"
*left*: "Do you actually care if she does?"
*right*: "Aaargh, dont do it!"
*left*: "Get the **** out of my office!"  X-D
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:07 PM

thanks Yoda for this long waitted review!
im sooo happy lego gave us this since i dont own a gas station

things to love:

.the yellow car!!a civilian car in lego city!!
.the glass roof
.the accesories
.the shop
.the minifigs cool torsos
.the car wash nice brushes
.the octan sign on the roof
.the colors

things that could be better:

.the black motorbike...why not makeit a purple one? (cat woman style)
.the baseplate..i miss green on the side
.the minifigs..a lady could be driving the car

things to hate:

.the car wash..how im i supposed to fit this in my layout with half a baseplate hanging out?
they did this again this year with the fire station...

i need this i want this...im gonna get this!! (when it comes to Greece..October maby)

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:12 PM

At first I didn't want to buy this set, but seeing this review, this is a MUST have! *wub*

It looks sooo much better than I thought, the only thing I miss is a tow truck. :-/ I might add that. ;-)

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:17 PM

ANother nice review, and another nice set!
This 2007 city line is very very good! I need all of the sets!
Nice station, even if I prefer the fisrt Octan station 6397...

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:21 PM

Another great review  *yoda* .  I would have to say if you keep reviewing these "City" sets I too will go broke  :-) .  I really liked the details that TLC added to this station.  I will definitly have to think about this set.  The one thing that puzzled me was the size of the main store.  I think it would have been cool if TLC made the store the same length as the car wash.  This way there could be merchandise in there too.  Oh, maybe something I will add if I buy this.  Thank you again for the review, Model On.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:24 PM

Very nice to see Lego going back to the old tradition of make Gas Stations...

I remember the old ones, thanks for the review, maybe i get but im not sure..

Is it a must get?
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:38 PM

Thanks  *yoda*  great review! definatly geting this one! *y*  *wub*

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:45 PM

You should enter the review-marathon  *yoda* - youd kick megablocks X-D!

I agree with the rest - it looks goooooood *y*!

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*left*: "Get the **** out of my office!"  X-D
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Thats not in your head, youve been RAS:d >:-)!

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:53 PM

Copmike ehh i thought that the guy at the "Fabrik" in Gnzburg got RAS:d  he he

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 02:35 AM

Thank you Master  *yoda*
For all these reviews that make us humble Lego lovers want MORE!(hehe)
I really like this set it is good to finally get a gas station again
The black biker dude it really nice(has rebel written all over him)
And we get a new yellow hotrod gangsta car :-D
Perhaps that needs some pimpin  X-D

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 03:25 PM

Thank you for posting this yoda!  I've been waiting for this review for a looong time, now I just want it more badly!

Today I'm phoning up my local TRU to see if they've got it, and if they don't I'm ordering it right there on S@H along with the new garbage truck.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 04:02 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on May 18 2007, 03:23 PM, said:

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Those prices are probably wrong (ie: too low) already!  :-D
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View PostBrainbox, on May 19 2007, 04:02 PM, said:

Those prices are probably wrong (ie: too low) already!  :-D
looool and you can also state that in France there are no 92/95 but its 95/98  :-D  Darn conversion tables  |-/

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:32 PM

Nice review Yoda, *y*  :-)

I like the station, but I also think the first version of the octan station is better ( nicer roof, more shop)
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:32 PM

Another great review Yoda I will again probably get this set thanks to you!  ;-)  I really like the yellow car, very classy and the car wash (it is similar to a petrol station I used to have, which was probably better than this set). I think they could have done a little more with the shop and maybe,instead of a bike, have a break-down truck! nice review all the same! ;-)

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:34 AM

Great review! I only wish that it came with a tow truck like the older gas stations did. Oh well. and yes, i think we all wish gas prices were that cheap!
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:08 AM

View Post5150 Lego, on May 21 2007, 06:34 AM, said:

Great review! I only wish that it came with a tow truck like the older gas stations did. Oh well. and yes, i think we all wish gas prices were that cheap!
You know, the more I think about that, the more I think we'll have next year a garage with tow truck  ;-)  That would indeed be sweet !!

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:59 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on May 21 2007, 10:08 AM, said:

You know, the more I think about that, the more I think we'll have next year a garage with tow truck  ;-)  That would indeed be sweet !!

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Hope you're right! It's a good marketing strategie to make sets with things that are missing, so TLC can do new sets the year after, including those elements, so you will buy them to complete your collection... Like it did in a past not so far away...

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:53 PM

View Postalex54, on May 21 2007, 09:59 PM, said:

Hope you're right! It's a good marketing strategie to make sets with things that are missing, so TLC can do new sets the year after, including those elements, so you will buy them to complete your collection... Like it did in a past not so far away...
I totally agree with you and there is another line I am sure they will do shortly: postal services  8-  We really need that hehe !!

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:11 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on May 22 2007, 02:53 PM, said:

I totally agree with you and there is another line I am sure they will do shortly: postal services  8-  We really need that hehe !!

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well it's clear that Lego is bringing back some old themes the difference being that they used to release all sets in 1-2 year(s), and now they're taking a few years extra. a garage+tow truck would certainly fit in nicely with the current sets, but i'm not so sure about the Postal office though... That's never really been a classic theme in city.
it would be nice to have a few sets next year that link the trains with city, like a warehouse...



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