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Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

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Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

Post by marvinblue on Mon 15 Feb 2010, 10:37 am

Welcome to the next installment of my City reviews, the Helicopter and Limousine. I bought this as it is another one of the latest additions in the City line. I bought it from K-Mart for $32, which kicks butt over S@H. Both were straight-forward builds, although the Helicopter was a little harder with more pieces. As always, the build is very kid-friendly, so the little ones can build it without too many hassles. Overall, this set took about an hour, give or take, to assemble.

Name: Helicopter and Limousine
Theme: City
Year: 2010
Pieces: 267
Minifigs: 4
Price: AUD $49.99 (S@H)

The front of the box:


The back of the box:


The contents. (I love opening Lego boxes!!) Interestingly, one set of instructions for each vehicle and the helicopter gets two bags.


Halfway through the Limo build:


Onto the Helicopter. This was halfway through its build, with one bag down:


The leftovers at the end:


The final product. For the price, its great to have a large amount of minifigs:


"The fate of Georgetown rested on a knife-edge, as the Russian spy Sergi, dragged our heroine, Jacqui, to his helicopter for a short ride to his secret lair........"


Overall, it's a great set. Both vehicles build up nicely and are a breeze to assemble. One issue I had was with the Limo. Due to its length, it flexes a bit when you're putting the figs in. It has been reinforced a little, but it still is a problem. Also, its 4 studs wide, which makes installing the figs a little bit of a pain.
Additionally, some people might find parts of the helicopter a little juniorised, although I had no problem with these pieces. You either have these bits, or the shape is made from much smaller bricks, which adds un-necessarily to the build and would also jack up the price a little more.

These issues aside, I really like how TLG has gone out on a limb and delivered an alternative to Emergency Services. Sure, there are issues with the Limo, but this set makes a great addition to any City layout.

Reccommended!!

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Re: Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

Post by peterab on Thu 18 Feb 2010, 11:08 am

Thanks for the review marvinblue,

I'm hoping to get this set soon. I really like your Sergi backstory, mine will probably involve a politician and his 'neice'.

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Re: Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Sun 07 Mar 2010, 10:19 am

I looked at the set the other day. It doesnt look very useful interms of re-use for MOC's I must say what do other people think?

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Re: Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

Post by marvinblue on Sun 07 Mar 2010, 10:48 pm

That's certainly true, the part count is fairly limited and the juniorised pieces don't really lend themselves to MOCing.

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Re: Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

Post by Captain Zuloo on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 1:05 am

It seems LEGO is moving more into that direction...but that's another topic...

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Re: Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 2:20 am

Perhaps we should make that as a discussion on one of the boards
What do you guys think

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Re: Review - 3222 Helicopter and Limousine

Post by Captain Zuloo on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 2:26 am

You're as capable of starting a topic as the rest of us. legowink

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Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 7:42 am

I was simply asking if others thougt it was a good idea

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