I wasn't to keen on buying this set because I've fallen victim to the sneaky Red Light Cameras and I wasn't sure I wanted to build a set depicting this. However, it is quite funny when it happens in LEGO!
Both cars in this set are similarly designed and look great. I enjoyed the rear fenders of this set being built SNOT-wise. Also, the trike comes with a printed Police 1x2 tile which surprised me as I thought I'd have to apply a pesky sticker for this detail. It was nice to have a female officer included as well as the Dark Green legs of the motorist.
I feel that set is about $5 overpriced and thankfully I bought it at a discount of 30% so I paid a little less than what I think the set MSRP should have been.
If you are a fan of City and the new windscreens included in this set then I would highly suggest buying it on sale if you can. The build was quick and easy yet I learned a new way to build fenders and I will attempt similar builds using my own brick collection.
Now if only the set came with a printed ticket on a 1x2 tile (maybe the one from CMF 4) to issue the motorist when he gets one in the mail a few months later.
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This one was just getting put on the shelf at a Toyland store here in Taipei. There was only one, so we scooped it up. It was about US$32 here, but I am not sure what the price tag in the States will be yet.
I was going to do a pros and cons review, but realized there was only one con. Not worth writing that review, huh?
The police car is a unique build for my city. It looks like a sports car, so it could be one of those CHP Mustangs or a Vette or something faster than an average cruiser. The sports car looks great, too! The convertible look and rally stripes are great, while the minifig's mirror sunglasses are cool. The hoodie sweater is on a few of my other minifigs, so that wasn't unique. He actually has the gall to wear green pants!
The police trike is pretty cool. Though suited more for beach patrol than a city patrol, it's a unique piece to my set. It steers, too!
I love the traffic light. I hadn't seen one before, but I will be collecting parts to build several more. That's nice! The speed camera is a nice touch, too. It can be stationary on the included small plates, or mounted to the back of the trike for a mobile one. We also get a 50Kph sign. It's my first sign, and it was printed, not on a sticker!
Though overpriced by about US$10, this is a unique set. The vehicle styles are new and the accessories add a great look to my city. I don't regret the purchase.
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"Police Chase" is an interesting new police set, containing two cars, a motorbike, and a street corner. It's advertised as a "Modular Build" so that it's easy for younger kids to construct it. This is my first Modular Build set, but the only big difference I noticed was the two construction booklets. I was worried that the build might be too basic or something, but I was very impressed with the detail that went into the cars. Obviously the design itself wasn't simplified for younger builders; rather the was the pieces are presented to them is slightly altered. I guess it's not that big a deal, so I'll move onto the set now.
There are three minifigures included in this set; two police figs and one civilian. There's nothing too spectacular about either of the police figs; the torsos are standard and look good. I do like the addition of the police woman to this set. I know there have been other female police figs in the past, but they've always been in the more expensive sets, so it's nice to see one in the medium price range. She doesn't have a female-specific police torso, but at least LEGO included the head and hair. The third fig is obviously the villian of the set; the speeder civilian fig. Just one look at his sunglasses and sly smile and you can tell he's up to no good. Again, he comes with some nice pieces, but nothing too rare.
The first vehicle you build is the police motorcycle / tricycle. It's basically the same three-wheeled bike LEGO police have been using for the last decade, but it's still a decent vehicle. It's nothing new, but I guess some classics never get old.
Next are the two cars; the #5 police car and the red sports car. One thing I noticed while building them was that they share a similiar design with only a few basic alterations. Thus, for an older builder, the construction might seem repetitive. (Is this the same for all new Lego cars? I dunno, this is my first city set in a while.) However, I did love building them. The design isn't complicated, but the use of the various slopes and curves round out the two cars really well, and I love how the flow continues on the front and rear bumpers. That was some lovely designs. Another neat thing was the use of the hinge plates to create side mirrors. Overall, the two cars have a very sleek and smooth look to them; one might not even realize they're constructed out of LEGO bricks at first because the flow is so well done.
Lastly, you get to construct the sidewalk, which includes a traffic light, speed limit sign, and traffic camera. I wasn't too impressed with these, especially the traffic camera which has a very loose build for me. While they don't add much to the play value of the set, I still did like the additional plates, and I'm sure the traffic light and speed limit sign can easily be added to one's city collection.
Overall, I did enjoy building this set. It comes with some well designed cars, and the three vehicles allow for lots of chase scenes to be played out. The figs aren't extraordinary, but they're still nice, especially the policewoman. However, the $24.99 price does seem a little steep for this set. While I would recommend picking up this set, I would also suggest waiting until you can get it on sale. That's what I did anyway.
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Picked up this set off the official Lego shop for £18......£3 too high in my opinion. The box is one of the slim ones with 'Limited Edition' printed on the edge. It is a straightforward build and should have a fair amount of playability due to the traffic lights and the speed camera so the police can catch the fast drivers. With that in mind both the cars are excellent! They are not wildly different from the norm but there are some nice touches such as the twin pipe exhaust on the sports car or the sloped back on the police car. The police car is 'number 5' in this years police sets so if you want to collect them then this a must. The other vehicle is a police trike and is cool.
- Both cars are cool
- Police car number 5 for the overall police set collectors
- Too pricey!
Overall a good set just a bit expensive for what it is even if it is a 'Limited Edition'.
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I wasnt thinking of getting this set but i decided to.Its expensive by about 10 dollars but its partially makes up for it.
Nice addition to any city
Trike steering a little weird
useless gray sticker
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