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- LEGO Announces Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & Ecto-2 Set for New movie
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Expands Backstories
- Dimensions Character Packs on Sale at LEGO Shop, GameStop, and Amazon
- FBTB @ Toy Fair: Save the Date Saturday February 13th, 2016
- Amazon Discounts Jokerland Almost 20%
One of the more sinister (but understandable, from a marketing perspective, I guess) things that LEGO does is spreading characters across multiple sets, so if you want to build an entire group, you need to buy every set in a series. In larger setups like Star Wars, I get that, or even in Super Hero sets... but for stuff like Scooby Doo and the Hobbit, where the group is the central focus of the story, it's kind of annoying. I'm still not certain that all of the dwarves from the Hobbit were released, but there were like seventeen million different characters in that movie. At least with Scooby Doo, you really only need to buy two sets to complete the gang, the fantastic Mystery Machine set, and this set. Of course, you'd miss some decent bad guys and you have to buy the most expensive set. I was rather indifferent to this...(read more)
- MisterFubar writes:
Pros: Size, it's huge if you are used to system scale sets.
Cons: Nothing unless you were expecting something to scale with other sets.
Comments: The amount of detail on the truck is amazing and the mechanism for dumping the container is simple but realistic and works very well. The minifigs have long disappeared into my general population but the truck still holds a spot on the shelf. It's a great looking set.
- MrCRskater writes:
Pros: Appearance, functions, and playability are all great
Cons: Sick of stic-- wait, this set only has printed parts! Nevermind. . .
Comments: This is a great set, even for $50. The build doesn't have even a hint of monotony, 3/4 figs are exclusive, the finished model looks awesome, play features are all excellent. The way the liftarms automatically open the top hatch is especially nifty. Plus, it makes a great parts pack full of hinges, tiles, and all that dark green.