Review: 60134 Fun in the Park - City People Pack

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60134 Fun in the Park has been eagerly anticipated for the arrival of the baby minifig as well as a wheelchair, among other features. Others have dismissed it as purely an overpriced minifigure pack with mediocre minifigs.

Which is the case? Join me on a visit to the park to find out……

It's a beautiful day in the LEGO City park. Our tour of the park is viewed through the eyes of our businesswoman, who has decided to walk through the park to make it to the bus stop to get to an afternoon meeting.

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She starts her walk through the park admiring the foliage. Our businesswoman is wearing a crisp white shirt and blue blazer. Detailing for her outfit is on the front and back of her torso, with buttons on both shirt and blazer and silver piping on the lapels. She has stylish glasses and not too bright lipstick. Her hair is a swept up 'do and she comes with a briefcase.

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Our businesswoman then encounters the person responsible for the impeccable nature of the foliage at the park, the groundskeeper.

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She has very detailed green overalls and.a red shirt, also printed on front and back. Her hair is swept back in a long messy ponytail and she looks just the part for doing all of her outdoor work. The lawnmower however does not roll on its own after adding the wheels, thereby giving a whole new meaning to "push mower".

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After greeting the groundskeeper, the businesswoman then waves to an older couple sitting on a bench, watching the scene around them. She assumes they are grandparents supervising a couple of their grandchildren nearby.

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Grandpa comes in a white shirt with argyle sweater on top but he's almost disappointing as he has no printing on the back. He has a distinguished white mustache and horn rim glasses.

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Grandma has a buttoned up cardigan that has printing on both the front and back. Her glasses are dainty, and she has fabulous hair.

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Our businesswoman then meets who the grandparents are supervising; two children playing soccer (or football, for those of you across the pond).

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The first child is a boy with a baseball shirt in multiple colours, and different colour arms. He aspires to be an astronaut based on the figure on this shirt. His face seems a little crunched up - perhaps in concentration? He has some nice freckles and is wearing a baseball cap.

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The boy is playing football (or soccer) with a little girl, who is wearing a pink striped sleeveless top. The businesswoman is not sure she's seen many people sleeveless in the LEGO world before. The little girl is wearing glasses.

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The businesswoman is distracted watching the kids play, until whoosh! - she is almost hit by a cyclist speeding by.

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The bicyclist is dressed in a bright green and black cycling jersey and has a helmet for safety. The arms are in a different colour than most of the torso. The jersey has detailing on the front and the back. He is really enjoying his ride, as evidenced by the big smile on his face. His bicycle is bright red but not new.

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After recovering from her close encounter with the cyclist, the businesswoman encounters another park worker. This time, it's the painter.

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The painter is dressed in grey overalls. Her trade is indicated by splashes of paint not only on her top but on her pants as well. Her arms are a different colour than most of the torso and the back printing is just as detailed as the front. She has a little surprise - a double face.

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On one side she is looking a little tired/bemused and on the other she is definitely looking frustrated. Perhaps she is not making as much progress as she hoped, since there are so many people at the park. Her hair just barely covers the alternate face in the back.

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After admiring the painter's handiwork the business woman comes across a couple enjoying the day with their baby. The baby is in a stroller.

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The baby has enchanted the couple so much they are not paying attention to what is happening to their snacks on a nearby table. Their dog is guarding them, but perhaps a little too closely!

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Dad is dressed in a comfy looking red flannel shirt, which is also printed on the back. He has a very good barber as his hairpiece matches up exactly with the sideburns of his beard.

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Mom is next, and she also has a surprise second face! Her first face is a pleasant smile, and her alternate side has her donning some sunglasses and really enjoying the day.

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She's wearing a nice purple twin set with a pale purple shell and darker purple cardigan, adorned with a pretty necklace. Her hair is styled perfectly with an outward flip.

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The baby is, of course, adorable, with dainty little hands and a sweet smile. Or perhaps they are just looking at the dog stealing the snacks.

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After alerting the couple to the impending snack theft and cooing over the baby, the businesswoman then turns her attention to two more children playing on a roundabout (or some of you may have called it a merry-go-round as kids). They appear to be twins!

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The little boy has an electric blue hoodie with a bright green jersey top underneath. The printing is detailed on the front and the back with a shiny silver zipper. His face is fracked and he has a shock of bright yellow hair.

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His partner is a little girl wearing a blue hoodie over a purple shirt with a sparkling star on the front. Like most of the minifigures in the set, the printing is detailed on the front and the back. She has a bright blonde pony tail.

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Our businesswoman has almost made it to the bus stop, but thinks she might like a snack before heading on her way. Fortunately enough, there is a hot dog vendor right there! The businesswoman is very excited to see this vendor, since she has never had a hot dog in a bun before!

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Our genial mustachioed hot dog man is dressed in a chef's top with double rows of buttons down the front and a red kerchief around his neck. His peaked hat finishes his look well. He comes equipped with a pair of tongs.

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However, our businesswoman is to be denied a snack, as the hot dog man already as a customer.

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Similar to the hot dog bun, the businesswoman is not sure if she has seen a wheelchair quite like this before, especially with this kind of rear wheels. The man in the wheelchair is wearing a burgundy shirt with grey hoodie, and comes with a grey beanie. He has a mischievous expression, which leads our businesswoman to believe he might just eat all the hot dogs there.

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After despairing of her snack, the businesswoman makes it to the bus stop and continues on her day.

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Tour finale

I like this set a lot. I think for the price ($39.99, £34.99) you get plenty of minifigures, and original ones at that - all the torsos are new to this set and many of the heads and headpieces are recent releases. Personally, I am going to be using this set to populate a lot of my sets to add extra character (pun intended) - it will be a great change from raiding my advent calendars as I have done in the past. I personally love that several minifigures are portrayed with glasses. That was something really important to me when I was a kid - I wore glasses, but I rarely saw people with glasses portrayed in toys or elsewhere.

I think the detailing of the torsos is very good overall, with some exceptional examples (the painter, for instance). I wish that LEGO had customized more of the legs as well, as it is only the painter that has legs that are not standard LEGO legs. The hairpieces are also good, with my personal favourite being the grandmother's white coif.

The baby minifig - well, let's just all say awwwww. It really is beyond cute, and I think even more adorable in person than what you see in the picture. Of course it's about time that LEGO portrayed a minifig in a wheelchair, and I'm looking forward to having that included in future sets.

The diversity of pieces allows you to create all kinds of combinations for your own minifigures (the instruction booklet encourages this). I like that LEGO has provided both age and gender diversity in this set.

Even if you are not a City fan, this set is worth considering.

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101 comments on this article

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By in United States,

That dad looks like Norm Abram. Pretty much a good enough reason to buy the set: just that minifigure.

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By in United States,

Great review!

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By in Mexico,

Baby + wheelchair + hot-dog bun = Definitely a buy!

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By in Puerto Rico,

This will be useful for our MOCs.

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By in United States,

Great review! MeganL, is the baby's head a standard minifigure head? Can you disconnect it? Or is the baby all one piece?

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By in United States,

^ It's a brand new head that can be attached via a peg (lightsaber blade)-shaped/sized neck.

Wonderful review! Loved the little story written to show everything off. :-)

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By in United States,

Looks like a really nice set. Dad and groundskeeper seem to have some sort of odd skin condition, as the exposed "skin" on the torso does not match their heads.

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By in United States,

TLG needs to do more City sets like this, it's a very appreciated change of pace. :)

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By in United States,

With two of these you can do alot. Make a park, even a soccer field and in the last pages, LEGO actually shows you possibilities of how and what to mix up for minifigures. Lots of fun on this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

A great little set, I'll be picking this up for sure. I'll probably use it to add more characters to my modular building street.

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By in United States,


"Grandma has a buttoned up cardigan that has printing one...." replace "one"with "on".

Also, what's with the crooked hair in most of the pics, ;)

Great review! I'm definitely picking this up when it hits a sale!

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By in Poland,

Ok, but where is the park? With two little trees and one flower it should be called fun in the backyard, or something like this.

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By in United States,

For whatever it's worth, I didn't enjoy the narrative review style. Very quickly I ended up just scrolling through the pictures.

So yeah, this set is great but it's still way overpriced. I'll be happy to pick it up at a discount.

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By in United States,

Definitely picking this up. Such a nice set, and I loved the narrative style review!

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By in New Zealand,

EDIT SUGGESTION

"... two children playing football (or soccer, for those of you who think American Rugby is 'foot'ball because the distinction between feet and hands is too difficult to comprehend)"

:-D

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By in United States,

When you figure out a minifigure costs $3.99 for the collectible series and $9.99 for three in the create your mini in the Lego Store ($3.33 each) $36.99 is a great value! Just think of the other parts which can go from $.10 to $1,29 each. I thin this set will be bought in units of 2 to 4 not only for the figures but for the parts as well. Let alone the coveted wheel chair and baby with stroller! good news for the baby mini, it will come in blue with the new mini series collectible: BABYSITTER

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By in United States,

Great review. I really liked the story that went along with the description of each figure/feature.

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By in United States,

My problem is with the outrageous price of City sets in recent years LEGO really should have been investing more in mini figure faces and torsos for City more. I feel like I always get the same boring ones no matter what sets I buy, unless it's for a new explore City sub theme. These minifugres should be population average City sets.

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By in Australia,

Will be buying 2 sets of this to go with my modular series.
I can see a group of mothers with strollers sitting at the Parisian Cafe, more painters fixing up the apartment from Pet Shop, a street side Hot Dog vendor competing with the Flower Cart and people milling about waiting for the bus to arrive.

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By in United States,

There are two problems with this set--one, it doesn't really feel like a park (maybe adding a couple of 16x16 plates might have helped) and two, it's really expensive. I've heard the argument that "it's a little cheaper than that many CMF's" but the thing is, CMF's are made of special and rare pieces with exclusive prints. You can bet every one of these new faces will reappear in the next year. So we're paying $40 for a 150-piece set because of two new pieces and 20-odd minifigure printings that will certainly be seen again, and the value just isn't there. $30 I could stomach for this.

Now, this is by no means a BAD set--I was just pointing out the ridiculous price tag. I'm noticing a trend with City sets, wherein the most interesting or unique sets have exorbitant prices. The new gas station, the space shuttle, any recent floating boat or large-ish helicopter, any buildings whatsoever.... but boring-*** police cars and fire trucks are perfectly reasonably priced. Seriously, LEGO, what's up with this?

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By in United States,

@MissingBrick - or they're just filling in gaps. It's not political correctness, it's reality. They have released male minifigures that are painters and landscapers, but that's not always real or true. Females are underrepresented in the Lego Universe. I have an entire city that's pretty much wholly male minifigures, but and that's well... it explains Lego's affinity for sausages. Female minifigures in diverse roles are certainly welcome.

Little girls can dream of doing other things than just pushing out children ASAP. Having a career or a hobby outside of the home isn't "being like a man," it's being a human. And a man watching a child, whether his or not, isn't subservience.

On topic of the review, not a fan of the clunky style, but I do agree with her bottom line that set is a must-buy though to flesh out the city.

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By in United States,

@Missing Brick: After your comments here and in the "violence in LEGO" thread I'm starting to get used to your comments being full of antiquated prejudices. Fortunately, if LEGO keeps teaching kids positive messages about the reality that women can do any of the jobs shown in this set just as well as men, and that men are fully capable of caring for children, stone-age attitudes like you're describing will one day be relegated to the backlogs of history and the lunatic fringe, and unsurprisingly the world will be better for it.

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By in United States,

^^ "Lego's affinity for sausages"

I assume multiple types of sausages? ;-)

I REGRET NOTHING.

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By in United States,

The groundskeeper overalls might be unique, but only barely. They're almost identical to the torso in 40082-1: Christmas Tree Stand.

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By in United States,

@Missing Brick: While I'm not overly bothered by the dense concentration of female minifigures here, it does bother me that Lego seem to be shifting more in the direction of political correctness. Nothing wrong with more female minifigures, just hope they keep things simple and don't take political correctness too far.
@Aanchir: That's a rather scathing comment. While I don't oppose women's right to work, you're taking things too far with that comment.

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By in United States,

Seems like awfully few pieces, but given so many minifigs and several new molds, it's comparable to the advent calendars at the same price point. Not bad.

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By in Italy,

40 Euros, but a really nice set.
Actually, EternalBrick is right: this is basically 2 x Advent calendar (at twice the European price of a City advent calendar)

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By in United States,

Definitely gonna get it, been looking forward to it. So great to see a bunch of new variety in torsos! Plus some newer heads and wigs, a lot of useful pieces here.

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By in Australia,

I just liked scrolling down through the photos, and we went from a lovely shot of the man in the wheelchair, to the man standing up by himself. I felt like shouting, "He can walk! It's a miracle!"

Anyway.

The baby is unbelievably adorable, and I do love the inclusion of the wheelchair. I do agree with the observation that this feels more like a "Fun in the backyard" than "Fun in the park". But I still like the set as dressing to sprinkle throughout your city (to me, a park would indicate more trees or flowers. Maybe an actual green baseplate? But that's a personal thing, and bigger Lego sets have tended to be a lot bitsier lately, if that's a word. Look at how rarely the Friends sets come with baseplates). The bench, the roundabout and the hot dog cart are all great.

You guys are talking about the prices, though, so that makes me *really* nervous about how much this is likely to be in Australia. I'm guessing, *lots*.

But it's gorgeous and I definitely want it.

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By in New Zealand,

Pretty cool, good to see Lego investing a bit in less generic city sets for a change. What would be amazing is if they did a Winter Village people pack.

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By in United States,

If political correctness is TLC demonstrating to young girls that we are more than baby factories then by all means, pile on the political correctness!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Zordboy. According to [email protected] it will be AUD55. I reckon makes it about the same as the US price which, if coverting to UK prices are both about £28. Much better than £39.99 which it will be here!!

Looks like NZ gets the UK-like pricing too at NZD80...

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By in Japan,

Love this set. And the baby is beyond cute. I bought it to accompany my Ferris Wheel. Next step for Lego would be a gay or lesbian couple. That would be a huge and appropriate statement.

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By in United States,

@chickensuitgal: My comment did not imply any such theory of yours, and was VERY mild compared to what some individuals would have said.

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By in Germany,

@merman

Since they look like every other person/minifig, what keeps you from having a same-sex couple in your Lego world? There are a few in mine. ;)

(I know you mean a set but I think that's difficult to do, because - how should they portray them in a way that wouldn't be a terrible cliché? And just having them stand side-by-side would probably go unnoticed by most people)

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By in Australia,

I agree with mr_piggle; the female workers in this set should be considered alongside the male workers in other sets. If you bought every LEGO set, you'd have reasonably accurate ratios of male/female for each occupation.

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By in United Kingdom,

Would the tool used by the hotdog man be considered as a weapon? Lego is way too violent today :)

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By in Australia,

Hhh. I just realised I don't have any same-sex couples in my Lego city. I name all my minifigs after friends, family, coworkers, people from TV shows, athletes, etc (and then I write them down in a notebook I keep. I know it's weird, but I've been doing it for 20 years now) ... so there's definitely gay people in my city, but they're all single. I need to work on that. Hmm.

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By in Australia,

I like the set, but hate grampas hair piece...

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By in Australia,

This will be a great addition to my modular series!

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By in New Zealand,

@ Zordboy: "He can walk! It's a miracle!" I thought the same as you when I saw the photographs. However, to be fair, these are the photos posted by MeganL who writes the most interesting, story-based, reviews. So there is no criticism from me here.

Soon, someone will notice that the babyfig is bottle fed.

The babyfig's hand will fit in its parent's hand so it will be possible to have a toddler trying to walk next to its loving parent or caregiver. I love the variety in the characters, but I agree that Grandpa's hair piece is underwhelming.

These are LEGO minifigures and all heads, hair, torsos and legs are interchangeable.

Comparing the prices from [email protected] NZ, Australia, UK, Germany and USA reveals such a range of prices when converted to a common USD. It looks like Australia is the cheapest place to purchase this set.

NZD $79.99 = USD $53.78
AUD $54.59 = USD $39.62
GBP £34.99 = USD $51.43
EUR €39,99 = USD $44.71
USD $39.99 = USD $39.99

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By in Australia,

"Soon, someone will notice that the babyfig is bottle fed."

Oooh, controversy!

"These are LEGO minifigures and all heads, hair, torsos and legs are interchangeable."

So you could put the baby's head on an adult minifig's body? I don't know whether that would look interesting, funny, or really creepy.

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By in New Zealand,

^ "So you could put the baby's head on an adult minifig's body?" That wasn't what I was getting at but, yes, perhaps that is a possibility.

TheBrickPal commented, above, on the babyfig's head piece: "It's a brand new head that can be attached via a peg (lightsaber blade)-shaped/sized neck." It would seem that the baby's neck is too small to fit on an adult torso's neck.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not all the torsos are new. The chef (which is strictly new) is very similar to the existing chef outfit, just with grey lines instead of black), which makes it a bit less interesting. But the wheelchair guy's (or girl's) torso is the same as Zach from JW, just with different colour hands.

The positive for me is that the torsos being used for some of the women are "gender neutral". There is no need to put cleavage and curves on all the female figures and now we have some more that can be either men or women. It is good to see that this is being applied to the children too. The same goes to the wheelchair figure, this could then equally well be a woman in a wheelchair (although lego still seem to distinguish all women by having them wearing lipstick). Similarly the cyclist could be a woman too; this is where having some dual male/female heads would be great if coloured lips are really necessary to denote female.

Overall, I'm not interested in the set as a set, but there are some great new prints and parts in it.

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By in United States,

"It would seem that the baby's neck is too small to fit on an adult torso's neck." Yes, but it would fit on a minidoll's neck. Which would probably be hilarious.

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By in United Kingdom,

The baby's head fits on a peg, you say? So you could, oh, I don't know... have a display of baby heads on spikes around your villainous lair? :D Y'know, for the truly overstated villain.

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By in United States,

I was on the fence about this set since I have no City sets or Modulars. But with my recent purchase of Ferris Wheel and Fairground Mixer (loved amusement parks and still do), this piqued my interest. Thank you for the details on the review that a new Lego addict, like myself, can learn about. I am definitely going to buy this set even if only to flesh out my Fair scene in anyway that I can! Good job Lego! Now, can you please make a Big Top circus tent sometime in the next year or two?

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By in United States,

Great story of the set. I was actually visualizing the whole scenario. It's a nice set in general, but I wish the minifigures were a lot more diverse where race is concerned. TLG could've done a better job about that.

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By in United States,

@Cindipool

O_o I am very scared of your comment

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By in United Kingdom,

@waynlewis - they are the yellow Lego minifigures that non-licensed themes have always used, precisely to avoid having to deal with issues of race diversity.

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By in Sweden,

Having the heads of babies on spikes is a tad wild. Unless he has defeated them all personally in hand-to-hand combat honourably. Then that would be understandable. This baby is opening up the options isn't it.

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By in United States,

This set has a lot of possibilities, and the review is first class. I do agree that there need to be more colors of skin to make buyers of all colors more comfortable. It is wonderful seeing women do all kinds of work. When I started collecting LEGO for me (and not for my sons,) the first thing I did was to build pastel houses full of pastel LEGO gals because there were so few female figs at that time. It is a breath of fresh air to find a large set of figs that are not licensed characters, of which I have seen too many. The new wheelchair and baby fill huge holes in the minifig lineup; please introduce them soon in other colors so we can have more than one color to play with and enjoy.

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By in Canada,

I wish the set included a large green baseplate to stage the park scene and have something a bit more substantial to justify the price a little more. Either way its a great set that I cant wait to get a hold of. I wasn't a fan of this review style but thanks for that anyways.

@FlagsNZ: the cheapest place to buy this is here in Canada @ CAD $49.99 that equals to USD $38.61 at the time of this comment.

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By in United States,

@legogal, LEGO specifically made the characters yellow to appeal to all people and make them as "generic" as possible. I don't think adding more skin colors would do anything but fuel a ridiculous argument about how they're racist or something. You can see all of the complaining already over male-female, which is ridiculous considering you can swap out pieces to make whichever gender and character you want. They will only make different skin colors for licensed characters, and it should stay that way. If people aren't comfortable buying LEGO because of their skin color, LEGO isn't for them.

I would imagine new colors of the baby will start popping up now that it's around; there are a lot of possibilities for it.

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By in United States,

@dungeonsandflagons(and Cindpool)

Babies on spikes.................definetely "not" violent.

@everyone talking about gender stuff.

Women are not "baby factories". THIS IS NOT THE MIDDLE AGES PEOPLE. THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY.

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By in United States,

@Missing Brick

You really think girls are going to want to do nothing but mow lawns for the rest of their lives because they saw a female minifigure doing so? I'm sure that pays well...

Well, then I guess all boys are going to be guys in shark suits and Sith, according to your logic.

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By in United States,

Love the review.
What I love about the set is that it adds diversity to the standard Lego themes out their by supplying characters that are harder or impossible to find in standard city sets. This is critical for those of us that want to round out the look of a city/creator/hard to find display.

-baby
-guy in wheel chair
- older adults
- female minifigs (especially in non-traditional roles)

Nice comment, @aanchir

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By in United States,

Business woman or... Sarah Palin?! Or maybe Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. I'm goin' with that.

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By in United States,

@Missing Brick: Who ever said career women can't have children? That's balderdash. My mom had a career as the HR director and later associate publisher of my local newspaper and she and my dad still managed to raise three children to adulthood. My aunt in Connecticut has an extremely time-consuming career as a radiologist and has two children. Even if a career does take up a lot of a woman's time, there's no reason a father can't pick up the slack, unless he has a full-time job as well.

And there's no reason to think western society would die out just because people recognize there's nothing wrong with women having careers. Nor that there's any reason I would WANT western society to perish. But when you subscribe to this sort of slippery-slope fatalism, that kind of slapdash reasoning ("sjws want to make our society crumble!!!1!1!") kind of comes with the territory.

@CCC: The back of the instruction manual actually does advertise the ability to mix and match the minifigure parts in this set! I thought that was pretty neat.

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By in Canada,

I enjoyed this style of review. Sure its very different from the "normal" style however I like the diversity in this case. I have already purchased this set and look forward using the large numbers of figures among other sets I already own. Thanks again for the review.

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By in United States,

@merman

That's a rather STUPID idea. A LEGO gay/lesbian couple would be ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.

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By in United States,

Great review, love the narrative. Almost as much as I love the weak and transparent "western society will die out" argument to justify a chauvinistic viewpoint. If you are going to sling your outdated thoughts on women, please dig in your personal book of fears for something a little more realistic.

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By in United States,

I'm happy there is finally a wheelchair piece, now I can make a Professor X!

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By in United States,

@Timmy the Time Cruiser: No it wouldn't. It wouldn't be any worse than sets that include a straight couple. Either way it's just two people who love each other. Toy companies in general have definitely been hesitant to put LGBT characters in their products and media franchises (I hear Transformers has had a few, but they're not heavily publicized), but I think it would be great for LEGO to take that initiative.

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By in Poland,

Yes, high time for Professor X!

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By in United States,

I think the dad looks like Al from Home Improvement.

Honestly, the set up of the set is fine. If you don't like it, just change the parts to create the mini-figures you want. It's not that difficult, and that comment comes from someone that does think political correctness and social justice can go too far at times.

Might as well start arguing about the fact that the baby's torso in the new CMF line is blue.

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By in United States,

Great set! My daughter loved playing with all the characters and loved the minifig baby. The reason I bought the set was for the baby, hotdog bun and wheelchair and I am very pleased. I am a little disappointed that the lawnmower's wheels don't move, but it looks really good and in scale.

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By in United States,

Wow! This review has caused quite the debate, hasn't it?

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, I hadn't noticed that the grandmother had such great hair! I wouldn't mind having that in more colours, too! Nice paint splash back-printing on the painter, too, though that figure is a prime example of why, as others have said, it would've been nice to have printed legs on at least some of the people.

I'd agree that, like quite a lot of larger sets, it feels quite bitty, and I wonder if the reason you don't get more trees and flowers (apart from the obvious pricing - include a green baseplate of adequate size and I think a lot of us would have second thoughts about buying, no matter how great the figures are) is that they've treated it as a set of vignettes.

Also, just as an aside, some of us who use wheelchairs can actually walk! It's a bit more prosaic than a miracle, though - the wheelchair's because of severe fatigue, rather than any mechanical problem with walking. Maybe that's what's going on with our guy in the park, too!

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By in United States,

Nice review and I see a lot of parts I want out of this one. It still seemed pricey to me though for just a large 'park' with minifigures. However, after seeing how many figures it has (14) and that a typical figure through LEGO either via CMF or BaF (build a figure in the stores) are about 3-4 USD, it is not a bad price actually. (still would not mind seeing it on sale before I buy it though).

As for discussions of sexuality, I say leave it up to the person buying/playing with the set to make whatever scene they want. People complain 'well there is not enough of this guy or girl in a set', well I know of no one that only gets one LEGO set. Buy a couple of sets and mix and match female characters to male characters, or male to male, or female to female.. whatever tickles your fancy. I was not aware that LEGO must spell it out for people to know that they can do their figures. Nor that they must have validation from LEGO publicly so it is 'OK'.

I think the bigger issue in this world is everything or everyone must be labelled and things spelled out to ensure those who will take offense to any thing can then take offense. I say that some things are better left unsaid. LEGO by far allows you to make any scenario you wish. IMO LEGO does not need to show what sexuality their characters are any more than making non-licensed figures with different skin colors other than the traditional LEGO yellow.

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By in United States,

@madforLEGO: Yeah, you're probably right at least when it comes to LEGO City. How many LEGO City sets even are there with two characters who are even pegged as a couple, besides this one and the Family House from a few years back? I was speaking more about LEGO in general, especially story-driven themes like the ones I tend to collect (Ninjago, Bionicle, Elves, etc). Including one or more LGBT characters in one of those themes could be a big step forward in terms of representation. I guess we did have Dumbledore in the licensed themes, but that's about as far as LEGO ever got in terms of that kind of representation.

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By in United States,

@merman @Timmy the Time Cruiser - The great thing about LEGO is that you can just make your own gay/lesbian couples. :D

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By in United States,

LEGO does the best it can to appeal to as many as it can, and be as inclusive as possible. The fact that some people will be offended by it can't be helped.

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By in New Zealand,

It seems that amid all the debate about gender respresentation, sexuality, ethnicity, disability and sausages, people seem to have missed the glaringly obvious hot topic. Now then, there's no doubt that this will *really* spark some heated discussion, and I apologise in advance if anyone takes this the wrong way, but here goes :-

The Grandma minifig finally offers us the chance to create those elaborate Mrs Doubtfire MOCs that we've all be fantasising about for so long.

There. I've said it. Let the flaming apocalyptic storm of damnation and recrimination begin...

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By in United States,

And right on cue(this is an honest question):

Who is Mrs. Doubtfire???

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By in United States,

Minifig gender is in the mind of the beholder. Kaitlin the businesswoman, Pat the cyclist, Jesse the painter, and Kelly the groundskeeper.

I don't remember there being any "female" figures in the Classic Space sets in the 70's, but they certainly were there when my sister played with them.

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By in Australia,

... I love how this briefly diverted into armed combat with babies.

The internet is weird.

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By in United States,

@Block-n-Roll, you mean you would buy a Mrs. Doubtfire set if one was made too? I know I would. In a heart beat.

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By in United States,

I was trying to figure out who the business woman's face reminded me of? Then it hit me, Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on the tv show "Smallville."

I would have liked to have seen a picture of the wheelchair in this review. These days, my "free time" available to peruse discussions is limited, and a close up of a childless wheel chair would be nice. Also, a break down of the baby would be nice, too.

Side note, LOVE the classic blue spaceman on the kid's shirt! Spacemen on city shirts have happened before, and I always end up sourcing out at least 10 of them.

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By in New Zealand,

@monkyby87
I'd be interested in a Mrs Doubtfire set if it had asexual, ethnicly generic, baby Robin Williams heads mounted on burning sausage skewers. But only if it was 25% off the retail price.

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By in United States,

Not really overpriced at all. It's less than $3 per fig (besides taxes), and that's not even including all the other stuff - bike, wheelchair, hot dog (with bun!), etc.

Also, thanks to whoever brought gender issues into this comment thread. Reeaaally necessary.

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By in United States,

The more I read Eurobricks/Brickset/etc., anymore, the more I think starting a slightly less..."left-wing" LEGO review site might not be the worst idea. Reading the comments, there's certainly an audience for it, and those are just the few people brave enough to speak up.

@Aanchir > "...the reality that women can do any of the jobs shown in this set just as well as men..."

Had this set included a female firefighter, or a police officer, your comment would have been incorrect and misleading. Women are not built the same way as men, and in any situation involving strong muscles, and a sturdy frame, only a handful of women are capable of working at the same level as an average man.

> "...and that men are fully capable of caring for children..."
When did he say they weren't?

"...and unsurprisingly the world will be better for it."
Agreed. Like all how those studies keep popping up about how women keep finding themselves less and less satisfied with life...Oh.

@chickensuitgal > "If political correctness is TLC demonstrating to young girls that we are more than baby factories then by all means, pile on the political correctness!"

When did anyone post that you *weren't* more than "baby factories"?

@Zordboy > "...so there's definitely gay people in my city, but they're all single. I need to work on that."

Actually, it's your city. You want a city with gay minifigs, you make a city with gay minifigs. You want a city with "cisgender" minifigs, you make a city with "cisgender" minifigs.

It's your city. Do what you want with it.

FlagsNZ > "Soon, someone will notice that the babyfig is bottle fed."

Heh.

@legogal > "This set has a lot of possibilities, and the review is first class. I do agree that there need to be more colors of skin to make buyers of all colors more comfortable."

...The whole reason LEGO minifigs are yellow, is so they *don't* represent any specific ethnicity. They are raceless. That's the *whole idea*.

SW used yellow heads early on because flesh heads weren't an option at the time, not because "all minifigs are default white".

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By in United Kingdom,

Frankly, I don't see how I can create a dystopian medieval fantasy city without baby heads on spikes. How else do I show that the strict laws regarding family sizes are being rigorously enforced? And yes, to me personally, this is of more importance than gender representation and all that.

Of course any right thinking child wouldn't possibly consider putting a head that can fit on a spike on a spike. That would be ghastly. Fortunately I am an adult, and can get away with saying that it is for reasons of dramatisation.

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By in United States,

Wow! Looks like folks are quite involved with this set, which is great! I purchased two at TRU yesterday using 20 per cent off coupons, TRU reward bucks and a TRU credit card, so they were less than $25 each. The parts look wonderful when put together. Again it is fantastic to get a large set of figs that are not licensed! Demand for the baby will be gigantic as it is beyond adorable. Can't wait until it comes out in different colors. Babies (real and LEGO) are just so darn much fun!

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By in United States,

I'm only now scrolling these comments and my sides are orbiting Neptune. Thanks for the laughs, good people. Also please don't start regressive left vs alt right nonsense here - not in our precious LEGO community =(

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By in United States,

I agree this whole controversy is hysterical. The whole point of LEGO from the beginning is to use your IMAGINATION. Do what you want. With the parts and pieces people. Geez.

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By in United States,

Wow! The value is actually OK! I'll probably pick one of these up.

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By in United States,

Like Utar and MrsEspo, I'm finding the discussions in these comment quite entertaining :P

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By in United States,

Always fun to read political arguments on a site about LEGO.

Over-political-correctness can be annoying, but there's no reason to get fired up about in LEGO. Just switch the heads, like everyone says.

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By in United Kingdom,

It would appear that @MissingBrick has a few more than one bricks missing!

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By in Venezuela,

Hi, does anyone knows if this set is going to be offered at Amazon US at the retail price and not by any resellers?

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By in United States,

Cool set I want the baby and its gonna come in the series 16 babysitter

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By in United States,

Not a huge city fan but I may just pick up this set.

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By in United States,

Its silly to argue over the gender of toys considering that Lego is first and foremost a kids toy and most kids won't really care what gender does what job.

And is it just me or does the red haired mom minifig look like Dana Scully from the X-Files?

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By in United States,

@Shr3dd3r24 is that confirmed? also I'd just like to say that I just joined the forum today and am SO happy to be apart of the Lego fan community.

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By in Germany,

@SithLord196: Thank god that, among all the discussions about gender equality this comment section has turned into, someone else thought the same thing as I did: that the daddy looked very much like Al Borland from Tool Time/Home Improvement ;-)

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By in Germany,

@Block-n-Roll: Thanks for

I'd be interested in a Mrs Doubtfire set if it had asexual, ethnicly generic, baby Robin Williams heads mounted on burning sausage skewers. But only if it was 25% off the retail price.

that really made my day :-)

By the way, concerning ethnic/sexual/etc. diversity in Lego sets. Hell, you can build almost ANYTHING with Lego. You can have a grandma with R2-D2 head, a gay Jabba the Hutt, Nexo Knights with baby heads on spikes, a transgender painter with a mushroom head having a nice lava bath, etc.

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By in United States,

For real the red haired mom looks JUST like Scully from the X-Files, its uncanny!!!

@AustinPowers or even a robot zombie transgender ice cream man !!

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