I bought this set, brand-new, un-opened, sealed, in 2013 to complete my police line-up, and to replace the 7286 van I had. It was around £16 ($25), which was great value since it wasn't being made anymore and the original price was £10 ($15), and I don't regret it one bit.
- Easy build
- Sleek/realistic design
- Nice use of stickers
- Great minifigures
- Still isn't outdated, fits in with all generations of police sets
- Large stickers
- The back doors are somewhat weird(?)
This set is a great addition to your police line up, whether its the 2008 one, 2011 one, 2005 one, 2014 one, it fits in great with all of them. It is definitely worth forking out some extra wonga to get one that is still sealed though, just because the great value.
1 out of 1 person thought this review was helpful.
Okay, first of all, this set was an amazing build. Made in 2005 I bought it in 2008 still in stores! The building was very enjoyable as I was a slow builder back then (making each piece I put on more savor-able) The price should have been $10.00. The minifigures are normal, but cool. After I built it, my dad put it away in the basement for storage difficulties. Now In 2010 I have discovered it still intact, surviving 2 floods. Lego done a good job 5/5.
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Finally, it came back into stock at Argos so I reserved one online and collected it from the local store the day after! I had been looking for this set for quite a while and I am pleased to finally have it as part of the collection.
The set is supplied with two minifigs; a police officer and a criminal with a mischievous grin! The only accessory provided is a small loudhailer. The build was nice and simple; the chassis is a one piece plate on which the rest of the van is built. The colour scheme is uniform white with grey wheel arches and trim. The small cab seats just one minifig (the police officer, unless something has gone horribly wrong and the criminal gets in there!). This area is very simple and features just one yellow seat, steering wheel but no doors! There is an observation window from the cab into the cell; there are also colour coordinated lockers on either side of the vehicle. The cell is quite large (for the one supplied minifig) and contains nothing! I guess if they’ve done wrong they are denied any comfort at all. Grey doors and barred windows complete the cell nicely. The roof of the cell is fully removable so that access can be gained and this area is decorated with blue lights, air-horns, GPS dish and a searchlight. The set also features graphics which need to be applied, I don’t mind these as my sets are placed on display, but the graphics do cover more than one brick, therefore limiting deconstruction and rebuilding.
In summary, the set looks great, a few issues could have been addressed but it looks excellent when displayed with the other sets from this line.
6 out of 6 people thought this review was helpful.
you might of noticed that the police officer is frowning even though he has caught a criminal :) anyway back to the set
pros: both are nice to have in a lego city
cons: both can be found in other sets
pros: doors open at the back, has compartments to strore items, light on top of the transport's roof can turn
WARNING TO ALL STICKER HATERS: this set has stickers
pros: easy, strong
pros: worth it
I recommend this set to any city fan
I hope you found my review helpful
3 out of 4 people thought this review was helpful.
A excellent addition to any city. The Van is easy to build, very roomy and comes with a criminal and police officer fig.
A unique frame to build off is also nice. The only odd thing was my stickers came as Blue and not Black. I haven't seen Blue on any police vehicles so I am not sure if this is a misprint or intended.
Roomy rear carrying area.
Blue stickers...not really bad though
Roof falls off easy
Rear section can fall apart easy in the hands of a child
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