Review: 30260 Lone Ranger's Pump Car

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Summer has finally arrived in the UK and consequently it's uncomfortable being in the house playing LEGO and running websites. Luckily, LEGO news has been really slow this last week or so, so like many fan sites, I'm struggling to find things to post on the home page anyway.

I've just about mustered the energy to build this Lone Ranger polybag, that arrived in the week from Denmark, thanks to icey117, where it had appeared on a kids' comic cover as we mentioned the other day.

Mind you, there's isn't a lot to say about it other than the minifig is the same as in all other LR sets (except the mine) and it's a neat little polybag model that'll work well with the Constition Train Chase set (which I still haven't got round to building yet).

Hopefully it will become more widely available in future, perhaps in WalMart/TRU/Target, or with the forthcoming Daily Mail promotion, which we have on good authority is scheduled for August.

Incredibly, LR sets are still not available in UK shops. Amazon.co.uk is selling them although not at a discount yet: I guess they don't need to. I suspect the launch of the new Argos catalogue at the end of July will be their debut on the high street.

19 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I located and purchased the Tonto poly bag at my local TRU, but sadly no pump car. Oh well, I'm sure it'll be there soon....

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By in United States,

Thanks for the review Huw, I agree with you, it has been a slow week for news. :-P

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By in United Kingdom,

If I am to believe the UK store calendar, Lone Ranger sets should be out at S@H and Brand Stores on the 15th July. Other new sets should be marked by the arrival of the Argos catalogue which should be out later the same week (20th July?). Apart from Lego themselves, yes I guess Argos will be the first store to stock Lone Ranger, along with a number of other new sets not yet available at S@H. Not long to go now either way you look at it! :-D

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By in United Kingdom,

John Lewis have the cavalry set listed at £9.99. I'll wait until there are substantial discounts though, there are too many things I want to buy at RRP!

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By in United States,

Very good read considering a slow news day. I've been looking to confirm the paucity of the Lone Ranger's Pump Car (30260) for several weeks now, & so far this article & associated comments have given me the most informative impressions of the situation as it stands. Then again this review was just put up today, hehe.

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By in United States,

I wonder if the Lone Ranger sets are better than the movie.
I heard it is supposed to be not so good!

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By in United States,

@ LEGOManiac1 24% on RT, only got $48.9 million for the first 5 days in the box office.

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By in United States,

The Man of Steel movie was horribly reviewed and made a ton of money, reviews mean nothing.

However Lone Ranger was in development hell for so long I'm shocked LEGO and Disney either bothered finishing the movie and making set. Oh well the sets look awesome, I get the stagecoach tomorrow hopefully. I just need to get the rest of the sets on clearance now that the movie bombed. :)

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By in United States,

I was just thinking that. I think we shouldn't get too attached to this theme I think this is gonna be another prince of persia!

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By in United States,

I have a bad feeling that LEGO is going to dump the whole line soon. The box office numbers are in, and they are already calling the Lone Ranger a 'John Carter' size bomb. It made less than 30m this past weekend on a 250m budget. Get your cavalry builder sets now! lol I picked up two and swapped the flesh heads for yellow and gave them spears and swords. The torso prints make great royal medieval guard soldiers.

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By in United States,

I might be able to use a few. I plan on using the face for Green Lantern.

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By in United States,

I agree, reviews mean nothing. It is still early to tell how it will do in the long run. I saw it last night and enjoyed it. Typical live action Disney movie. I didn't rent John Carter, so I don't know how that one was. But these sets speak for themselves. Since they have been out for three months in the states already, I would think that would have hurt sales, but Everywhere around me seems to have little in stock. I guess we will see. I'll pick up doubles of they do go on a large discount in the future.

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By in United States,

Hoping these excellent sets will be able to sell themselves no matter how bad the movie tanks.

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By in Netherlands,

An other thing to say is that it is a interresting set to train collectors like me. I got two of this set myself (one to keep new).
!An other thing (as far as I know) is that this is only the second pump car lego released besides 2585!

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By in Australia,

You totally should take some time in the future to build the Constitution Train Chase. It's the most beautiful train.

This set looks great, and I'll definitely be trying to pick this one up.

As for the movie, yeah, the reviews haven't been favourable. I was thinking about going, but honestly, now I'm not. I think I'll just wait until it comes on cable (plus, "Pacific Rim" is the movie I'm hanging out for).

Having said that ... we got some *great* Lego sets out of it. So I figure, all's well that ends well.

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By in United States,

Wow, maybe Lego should have dumped the Lone Ranger sets and made CUUSOO Modular western town. Seems like it was a better idea looking at it now. But, like they say; if I knew than, what I know now..............

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By in United Kingdom,

This is why TLG should have just brought back the western theme instead of yet another movie tie in. The Lone Ranger stands to make a loss at the box office which means the franchise will probably be ditched, along with the Lego sets.

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By in United States,

I try to find polybags at stores sometimes but I usually can't find any.

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By in United States,

Yep, this will be a flop. I sense lego just might do the CUUSOO Modern town after all, since this may be bad for them. $57,655,778 for TLR through 8 days, the other film has just about triple the amount, $175.3 million.

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