The mechanic has been used before in exactly the same combination as he is here, the last set was 4434 'Dump Truck' from 2012. The woman however is unique in this combination, though all the pieces have been used separately in different sets.
|The finished set.|
The vehicles consist of a car and a breakdown truck and for once there is a brand new piece that has never been used before (as far as I can tell). The piece is part of the car's front and sits over the two headlights and is itself covered partly by two other pieces. It adds a bit of variance to the car's styling which is always welcome as there are only so many ways you can design a car of this size in Lego! It is small and solidly built but, to my annoyance, doesn't have doors.
The truck is a nice build and can tip it's flatbed part to transport the broken down car. There is a winch that really works (as is usual for Lego, they have rarely ever had a winch that DIDN'T work!) and the cab has doors (Yay!) The front of the truck has a fairly uncommon part, and is only in orange for this set, so there's something unique in both vehicles. I have a couple of small problems with this truck, the first is just me being pedantic, but this is not one of the emergency services so it shouldn't have blue emergency lights! I thought yellow light were customary on these vehicles.... Anyway, the second moan is the flatbed has to tilt at an incredibly steep angle for the winch to pull the car on to it, there must be a huge amount of power in the winch!
|It's a little bit tricky...!|
Aside from my minor grumbles it is a nice set and well worth getting. Even though Lego have done about half a dozen similar vehicles over the years, there are enough differences with this set to make it worthwhile having.
|Safely on board.|