|Lego City sets are a great standard collector series, with all of the sets being affordable (since licensing isn't an additional cost).|
Isn't that just a bit weird? I mean, I had never realized that, and after doing some research, I found some information that I listed below in the Trivia section that most people may not realize about the Lego company, which is probably why so many other companies have been highly successful at filling this almost too obvious gap.
But first, let's talk about this recent set I picked up.
Now, one little gripe I have is why Lego isn't able to polybag the Lego Minifig parts all in the same bag. I know this is a smaller set, but it's something I see happen even in some of the larger sets. And I only bring this up because putting the minifigs together is always the first step of assembly, and ask about any Lego enthusiast, those are the parts we want to put together first!
This set only had two bags. I know this is probably a weird thing to rattle on about, but has anyone actually ever found out why, WHY, why, the parts are bagged as they are? I mean I am sure there is some kind of science involved in how it's done. Precision and practically are two of Lego's main mantras!
|Two polybags for parts, in a set with only 92 pieces. And yet you have to open both bags to put your minifigs together.|
|The minifigures are always my favorite part of most sets, and one of the criminals had a backpack element that was a loot sack sort of part that you could stick the stolen money bricks in.|
The details on the minifigs are nice and pretty standard for Lego in detail and clean color usage. The best parts are the two heads on the criminals showing some interesting facial details.
Overall, the set's not bad if you can indeed find it for around $5. It doesn't hold up as much of a build challenge either. But it can make a great stocking stuffer for the upcoming holiday season.
|Items||Lego City Starter Set 60127|
|Procured||Retail Recovery Sales outlet|
|Worth||$5 to $12|
|Build Time||This was a quick one, at just under 15 minutes, with no real difficulty.|
|Trivia & Fun Facts||None of the included characters in this set include any sort of gun of any kind. Although Lego sets set in the past/sci-fi future have featured projectile based weapons from laser guns to muskets, there appears to be an active absence of modern weaponry that echoes the inventor's original ideology of not wanting the idea of war or crime to be child's play. One would surmise this is also the reason for no modern era military based official Lego sets or vehicles, yet modern warfare, by definition includes many of the WW1 planes that Lego has released, as well as some of the Indiana Jones and Lone Ranger sets. |
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