Tuesday, 6 August 2013

60023 Lego City starter Set micro review

Bought a few weeks ago, I've only just got around to building this set, along with a couple of others. I'll be reviewing them over the next couple of weeks. The first one is a bit of a departure for Lego, it's the first time they have included all three emergency services in one set and called it a 'Starter Set'. There's nothing special here but you can never have enough fire fighters, police or medics in any city!
  272 pieces including a generous 5 minifigures for 19.99 GBP / 29.99 US$ and this gives a very good 'price per piece' figure


The figures consist of (obviously) a fire fighter, a motorcycle cop, an ambulance medic and two bonus figures of a crook and a kid. There's no new torso prints or new faces but the crook, cop and medic are fresh combinations of pieces used elsewhere. There are also a few accessories in the shape of money and jewels for the crook, a fire extinguisher, a bag for the medic and a skateboard for the kid to add a bit more play value.


 The police motorcycle is a slightly different version of the many police motorcycles released by Lego over the past 8 years, (I think there's 7 or 8). All use the same body and chassis but have different combinations of added extras, so it's really nothing special.
 The ambulance is quite a nice little design, although it's a bit short and stubby and the stretcher whacks the medic on the back of his shoulders when he's in the driver's seat! The only parts that move (apart from the wheels, obviously) are the back door for loading / unloading the stretcher, so play value is a bit limited.
  The best vehicle is the fire truck. Slightly longer than the ambulance but much more in the way of interesting things on it. The cab has car doors (Yay!), there are doors either side of the rear wheels giving plenty of storage space in the back of the truck and the ladder on top is removable, as well as the cab roof. 
I had My son had a lot of fun with this set and it's a good value way to expand the ranks of the emergency services, especially the ambulance as the number of medics in Legoland always seem to fall well behind the amount of police and fire personnel!

6 comments:

  1. Glad your son enjoyed it, Brian. It does look fun. Thanks for the great review! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer! We both enjoyed it, but why do I always have to be the bad guy?? Kind regards, Brian.

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  2. Hello HairyC
    If they had sets like this when I was young I probably would of had more city sets. There are so many "special" pieces to create real life shapes. I am glad you, or I mean your son, had a good time with the set ;)
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac! The special pieces grow in number every year, I just wonder what can they bring out next! Kind regards, Brian.

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  3. Ciao Brian, mi piacciono questi mezzi, in particolare il camion dei pompieri, davvero perfetto.Tuo figlio deve essere molto felice!

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    1. Hi Mely! Yes he is very happy even though he only gets to play with them for a short time! Kind regards, Brian.

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