Sunday, 18 August 2013

60025 Grand Prix Truck micro review.

I've never really been a fan of Lego racing cars or the racing themes they come up with every few years, I much prefer the other stuff that usually comes with these sets, as in this case a nice big truck!
  The set consists of 315 pieces at a price of 24.99 GBP / 29.99 US$ making it a 'bargain' at the price - per  - piece count. Three minifigures, a racing car and it's truck transporter make up the set.
  The three minifigures have identical torsos and legs with only their faces to tell them apart! All pieces have been used before, though the body and legs are new for this year. Also new are the ear defenders sported by the pit crew, though these can now be found in many of this year's set releases. 
  The racing car is a nice little design, sleek and aerodynamic, it is one of the better representations of a racing car that Lego have done in minfig scale for a long time. There are one or two design touches that aren't very apparent in the picture, like skirts underneath the car, and the front wing is a bit more complicated than usual.

Too small for Formula 1 but a nice car anyway!
The truck is a much more interesting model. The cab is a nice straightforward build and has a nice touch with racing stripes going from the roof to the front bumper. The trailer is big enough to accommodate the car and a separate large storage area for the crews' tools and a spare tyre.  The storage space is accessed by double doors on either side of the trailer.

The nice, big green truck.
   The main part of the trailer is for the car that only just fits inside. The side of the trailer opens to allow access inside and the rear opens downwards to make a ramp for the car to get in and out, though it is a bit impossible for it with the angle of the ramp!


All nice and snug in the trailer.....
.....though how it managed to get there is a mystery!!
  Overall this is a good little set, well priced and with a lot of play value. A few too many stickers for my liking but at least the truck cab has proper doors on it! Worth it!

8 comments:

  1. Hello HairyC,
    I must agree that racing cars never interested me too much. The trailer is really great though.
    Big hug,
    Giac

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Giac! The trailer was the main reason for me buying it. Without it I wouldn't have bothered! Kind regards, Brian.

      Delete
  2. Looks like fun, Brian! And we can always use more of that! xo Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jennifer! Yes we certainly could! Kind regards, Brian.

      Delete
  3. Che belli Brian! Non sapevo che esistessero anche auto da corsa!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mely! It's been quite a long time since Lego City had a racing car, they made a good job of it!

      Delete
  4. Wow that racing car really Is CooL! Love how your reviewed the truck and the pictures illustrate it all super well - Really glad they got the truck cab doors - so much nicer, and that lift into the back is very CooL!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Tiggy! I've always preferred vehicles with doors, I find it a bit annoying to have to take a roof off just to get someone behind the wheel! Kind regards, Brian.

    ReplyDelete