Tuesday, November 12, 2013

LEGO City: 2014 City Sets - Quick Reactions!

I'm still working on getting this blog back off the ground and (hopefully) running again.  At the moment, I have two fully written reviews ready to be posted - one is a modular building and the other a winter themed set!  I have a couple more LEGO sets waiting to be built and reviewed - once I get a few more in the queue, you can expect to see more posts here at Legend of LEGO.

However, while we wait for that to happen I thought it'd be fun to take a look at some of the newly announced 2014 LEGO sets.  Specifically, I'm going to give my quick thoughts on some of the various CITY sets scheduled for early 2014 release (you can find more details here).

LEGO 60042:  High Speed Police Chase

There are a lot of police themed sets coming out in early 2014 (which isn't surprising because LEGO almost always produces police themed stuff for the CITY line).  Unfortunately, many of the 2014 sets seem to be an almost exact re-hash of sets from 2013.  The new High Speed Chase for instance is basically this set which I reviewed earlier this year.

LEGO 60043:  Prisoner Transport

Here's another example of a set that is almost exactly the same as one of this year's sets.  In fact, I own this year's version of the Prisoner Transport so you can compare them!  Personally, I don't really care for the 2014 version - it looks much "cheaper" in terms of the build (though I would expect it will carry the same price tag as this year's version.

LEGO 60057:  Camper Van

Luckily, not all the early 2014 sets are copies of current stuff.  One of my favorite sets that's new (at least in recent years) is this Camper Van.  I love the fact that you get a canoe and I think the van itself is quite nice.  The only downside to this set appears to be the number of stickers (I hate stickers).

LEGO 60059:  Logging Truck

Out of all the newly released set images, I think the Logging Truck gets my vote for the best "must have" set.  I like getting a pair of pine trees and I like the logging truck itself.  Unfortunately, if I had to guess I'd say this will be a $30.00 set rather than a $20.00 set (if does end up being a twenty dollar set it's an instant must buy for me)!

LEGO 60047:  Police Station

I would be remiss if I didn't at least comment on the largest of the soon-to-be released CITY sets.  The Police Station weighs in at 854 pieces which is quite nice.  Looking at the set, I especially like the ball-and-chain piece that a bunch of the police sets have this year (meaning 2014).  I also like the variety of vehicles that you get with the Police Station - it certainly ups the "fun" and "play" values of the set.  I doubt I'll ever have the cash to spend on this set but it's certainly a nice option for those with more money than I have!

There's my quick take on some of the new 2014 sets.  Of course, if I ever end up purchasing any of them, you can expect a full review on this blog.  And, in case you've missed some of my older reviews, be sure to check the menus at the top (they drop down) to see what sets I have reviewed.

And, of course, stay tuned for more reviews coming in the not-so-distant future!


  1. I didn't realize they were coming out with an update police station set. Interestingly enough I found a bunch of random legos at Value village a few weeks ago and was able to figure out that the bulk of the legos came from two sets. One was an Indiana Jones set - 7627 Kingdom of the Crystal skull and the other was a bunch of pieces from the old Police Station set. Neither set was complete in fact both were missing a lot of pieces, but I figure I snagged over 1000 pieces for under $10. Alright I'm done braggin'. At least you're a posting manic over at Nachos Grande! And I have to agree that logging truck set is pretty cool. This coming from a guy who did a lot of logging off the family land in northern Wisconsin in his day.

  2. I really like the campervan and logging truck as well. Only wish that we had more buildings instead of vehicles this year.