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#1 xwingyoda

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 02:59 PM

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My townie fans, here is another little review of a fantastic little set: the amazing (NO, who said Spiderman ?  :-D ) garbage truck !! Its yet another must buy set !!

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1/ Mfs and extras

I can rant abit on the lack of a second MF in that set: garbage trucks need to be operated by at least 2 persons (and in Paris, its 3): 1 driver & 1 garbage man. In that set, the same city employee needs to operate the truck, run and take the red cart on the roof, put the trash can on it, put grbage in the truck and put back the trash can & cart + reoperate the truck to the next stop !! G we really need a Caf�or that poor employee.

Apart from that, its a pretty classic MF (the green legs do make a slight changes from the orange). There is also a red cart, one trash can with lid + round 1x1 parts to simulate trash hehe !!

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2/Truck

That truck is so well designed IMO and have a great colour scheme orange/white (too bad its not green like the one from Paris hehe). It also features a lot of playability. The truck is built in two parts: the truck & the trash container rear. Lets start with general pics.

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The front is pretty sweet with its two horns and 2 exhaust chimneys.

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The rear trash area is greatly conceived !! Here is a general pic:

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You can notice that the red cart attaches on the roof of the Dumpster  :-P

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There is a robot arm that takes the trash can to empty its content in the truck. Actually there is an extra robot arm and with an additional trash can from my collection, you see that 2 cans can be emptied in one single operation !!

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Now, once the truck is full, it can get rid of its load (in designated areas off course hehe). The rear opens in two ways: first it lifts, then it opens. After that our faithfull employee can start all over again hehe !!

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Untill my next review, cheers guys !!

Trash ON OFF !!

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 03:47 PM

Set - *Drool* Just *drool*
Yoda - I hate you! You get this stuff so early! Ha at least I got the Fire 4x4 before you! (Got that in january!)

Ps - I dont want to sound mean, its just that it takes 3 monts for teh stuff to arrive here and they dont get SW sets here. Damn Malta...
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 04:34 PM

A very nice set. And our garbage trucks are orange.  :-P
Yep. A second MF should be included (and youre complaining
about going on strike, *yoda*). But beside this its really a very
appealing set with very fine proportions. Even the trash is nice.
The only thing I dont understand is why is there this big gap
behind the drivers seat?
Because therere no other doors? Oh my, TLC....  8-|
I will strike for car doors on!  *y*

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 06:31 PM

nice review  *yoda*

it seems you can add classic white doors to the side of the cabin. just loose the panel and the 1x1 white brick underneath the slope and voil: enough room to add doors... would you happen to have those white doors,  *yoda* ?

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:48 PM

"Play tape saying nice review  *yoda*" yet again X-D!  LEGO should run all their stuff thru you before its released *y*.

It looks great - this is my favorite of this years City-line *wub*! And the made guys in New Jersey should love it too ;-)!

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 08:26 PM

Next issue of "Yodas review month". X-D

Thanks for reviewing. As you already pointed out: This one is a definite MUST BUY.
So I ordered mine at Amazons two weeks ago together with the cement mixer. If Im lucky they will arrive in two more weeks. :-|
This color scheme reminds me of my childhood *sigh*  
Nowadays the garbage trucks are grey. Everything was better in the past. ;-) :-D

Thanks Sne, for mentioning that door-trick, Ill have to browse through BL to order some more of these good old doors the next days.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:06 PM

Yet another stunning review, *yoda* . Lots of nice parts and a great MOC potential. :-)

I've noticed something with this years City sets.
Usually I buy sets for the parts, I might build them first and them disassemble them to make MOCs, but the 2007 line is different.
I think these models will stay original.. *wub*

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:00 PM

Thanks again for the review!
This garbage truck is really good! And a green one would have been better for me too! But we will not complain with this high level of quality design.
Can't wait for seeing those new sets on shelves

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:30 PM

View PostHolodoc, on May 18 2007, 08:26 PM, said:

Thanks Sne, for mentioning that door-trick, Ill have to browse through BL to order some more of these good old doors the next days.

Doors On!
np *sweet*  i'd also apply the sticker to the doors and not the panel. imo, that would be a perfect mod :-$

we have orange garbage trucks, btw...

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:33 PM

Thanks for the review.... but can it swosh?  :-P
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:38 PM

View Postsnefroe1, on May 18 2007, 10:30 PM, said:

np *sweet*  i'd also apply the sticker to the doors and not the panel. imo, that would be a perfect mod :-$
I just realized that if you put doors in the cabin, how/to what is the rear view mirror fixed then? 8-|
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:42 PM

Yet another great review  *yoda* .  This is a definite buy on my list for 2007  *wub* .  I think this color scheme looks pretty good too.  I have two questions about this set: Do all the garbage trucks in Europe have a hand cart?  Are they located on the roof, or was that Lego's idea?  Model On.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:54 PM

View PostMatthewUSA, on May 19 2007, 12:42 AM, said:

I have two questions about this set: Do all the garbage trucks in Europe have a hand cart?  Are they located on the roof, or was that Lego's idea?  Model On.
In Norway, the trash cans have wheels.. 8-| No need for hand carts..

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:13 PM

View PostMatthewUSA, on May 18 2007, 10:42 PM, said:

Do all the garbage trucks in Europe have a hand cart?
At my place (and I suppose all over Germany as well) the cans look like this:
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Hey, TLC - I said: They look like thi-his!!! (hint, hint) :-D
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:40 PM

the set looks great!
a lovely truck design with good features
a must buy!

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 05:33 AM

Thank you Holodoc & UniqueBuilder for the answer.  The reason I asked was trash cans in the US look the same as yours.  I have not seen a hand cart on our trucks either.  Thanks again.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 03:59 PM

Soo completely ordered.  This is a fantastic little set.  I can't wait until it comes!  Thank you for the review yoda!

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:25 PM

Nice review Yoda *y*

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:28 PM

View PostHolodoc, on May 18 2007, 10:38 PM, said:

I just realized that if you put doors in the cabin, how/to what is the rear view mirror fixed then? 8-|
nono you put the door after that brick. the rotating point of the door is at the back underneath the orange slope, so the doors swing open backwards, not forward, as in the classic cars

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:04 PM

View Postsnefroe1, on May 20 2007, 02:28 PM, said:

nono you put the door after that brick. the rotating point of the door is at the back underneath the orange slope, so the doors swing open backwards, not forward, as in the classic cars
It then has to be an english truck: Riding on the wrong side of the street, having doors  alsoopening to the wrong side.   :-/    *wacko* :-X
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:18 PM

View PostHolodoc, on May 20 2007, 05:04 PM, said:

It then has to be an english truck: Riding on the wrong side of the street, having doors  alsoopening to the wrong side.   :-/    *wacko* :-X
;-)  :-P  X-D
:-P  really?  we don't have trucks with doors opening that way? hm... i may have to check... |-/

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:41 PM

View PostHolodoc, on May 18 2007, 10:38 PM, said:

I just realized that if you put doors in the cabin, how/to what is the rear view mirror fixed then? 8-|

Not only does that brick upfront hold the rearview mirror but also the SNOT frontpiece. Removing the brick that holds it all together will require another brick like this (two of those are used now) to hold the front with the headlights.

I came across the same problem when making my european firetruck (the vehicle from the new firestation I based it on had the same problem), and solved it by putting one instead of two of those special bricks inside the cabin, in the middle next to the steering wheel. The design becomes less sturdy, but the car looks great with doors. The garbagetruck (13 euros right now here in Amsterdam!) has the same front.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 11:19 PM

Nice review another must have along with the gas station & train station *y*  *wub*  *wub*  *wub*

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:48 PM

I never thought I'd be excited about a garbage truck, amazing...

Great review as always *yoda*

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:01 PM

Nice truck but when these are on the lego road base plates they just look too big, or the roads, too narrow.
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