Wednesday, 27 November 2013

60026 Town Square mini review.

I've had this built for about three weeks now so I think it's time I did a little review of the set! One of Lego City's big sets for 2013, it consists of 914 pieces and has 8 minifigures, 3 vehicles, 2 buildings and a statue.


The population of the Town Square
(I don't count the statue as a minifigure, though it actually is!)
The vehicles consist of a road sweeper, a bus and a mobile crane. The sweeper is a cool little vehicle, looking like a pimped up version of a ride-on lawn mower. Nicely designed and quick to build with a refreshing green/grey/yellow color scheme.



The bus is similar to other Lego versions from the past few years with a few design tweaks and many more stickers! With room to fit a driver and seven passengers it is a nice, solid vehicle. It has two doors but if you want to place the passengers in it, you have to resort to the good old Lego solution of taking the roof off!


Side, front and back view.
The mobile crane is a bit of a beast, beautifully designed and a bit more of a challenge to build (especially where string is concerned, my ham fists can't seem to do a small, neat knot no matter how careful I am!) There are a few great working parts on this, obviously the crane arm raises / lowers / extends / swivels and the hook can be raised and lowered, there are four swivel-out stabilizers to stop it overbalancing when lifting heavy stuff and the cab has opening doors (Yay!) Again it is a bit heavy on the stickers.



On to the buildings! First we have 'City Pizza', a nice little restaurant in lime green (!) Small but with some nice touches. This is the first Lego City building that possesses a ceiling fan! Inside there are a table and chairs, a computer on a counter top and the pizza oven / grill with an  extractor hood. Outside there is another table with chairs and a parasol and on the other side of the restaurant is a menu wall poster, just above two rubbish bins! Flowers and flags complete the building.





















The bike shop is a nicely designed corner building with two floors selling bicycles, motorbikes and clothes. The bottom floor is mostly taken up with a cute revolving door that barely fits a figure through, a sales counter and items for sale. There are helmets, hats and jackets on display. I ought to mention the 'jackets' are minifigure torsos, without legs or heads....scary! The top floor has the bicycles and a motorbike on display with more hats. The floor has eye-catching orange / black checkered tiles To top it all off the roof has a revolving sign, though this is partly obscured by small spotlights!



Finally there is the centerpiece of the Town Square - the statue! A knight with a sword and shield, which is a minifigure in light gray with no printing, mounted on a small column with frogs on each corner for added interest I think! There is a plaque with '1432' on the front of the column.



This is quite an expensive set (79.99 GBP / 119.99 US$) but you do get a lot for your money and there are so many different scenarios that can be made. It is a great set that will keep the kids / adults occupied for hours.
A must buy for City fans!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! So many buildings and vehicles in one set. Looks like it's a blast to build and play with. Thanks for the review! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Me and my son have spent some quality time with this set! Kind regards, Brian.

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  2. Hola Hairy
    Voy a tener que ir cogiendo ideas para Papa Noel jejeje
    Preciosos juguetes.
    besitos ascension

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    1. Hi Ascension! Father Christmas always gets his ideas from me! ☺ Kind regards, Brian.

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  3. Hi Brian! I've seen a lot of your comments, but until now I couldn't trace your blog ;)!
    You have purchased a lot of Lego stuff, I especially love the bus and the mobile crane! My son is a big adult now, it is such a pity, I loved seeing him enthousiastic playing with Lego :D!
    Soon it will be Christmas, time for presents........for your son and you ;)!
    Kind regards, Ilona
    www.MiniMumLoon.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ilona! Thanks for dropping by! Yes it will definitely be a very Lego-themed christmas in our house this year! I have to make the most of it while he is still young! Kind regards, Brian.

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  4. Wow - I havent even seen this set, and its remarkable with so many complex builds - That mower is so Cool - TiGGy wants to use it to brush her hair....The crane is making ByGBy drool, and that bus RoCks - as does the Town Center Knight statue - Very Very Cool set and Build Review - Thank YoU!

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    1. Hi Tiggy! This is definitely one of the most playable-with sets Lego have come up with this year. I should have made a little scene with it to show everything together, that will be for another time! Kind regards, Brian.

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  5. Hi, I have seen only thisCitybus (?), do you think it is possible. Wonder if it was the same.. I have to go and see it again :)
    The bikeshop is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing ;)
    Kikka

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  6. Hi Kikka! Lego have had two other buses similar to this but in different colors, one was released in 2010, maybe it was that one. Kind regards, Brian.

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