I recently purchased the LEGO set High Speed Chase (set # 60007) because:
1. It looked cool.
2. It had a code for the LEGO WiiU game (which I've been playing quite a bit lately).
As a kid, I always had a thing for LEGO Police sets (even though I didn't actually own very many as a youngster). I guess you could say I'm living out my childhood still.
As for the set, it's pretty cool. The set consists of 283 pieces (plus a few extras which you'll see as the review unfolds).
There is also a special code for the WiiU LEGO City Undercover game.
As a side note, the WiiU game is awesome fun. I highly recommend it, it's made my purchase of the WiiU worthwhile (at least for now).
The back of the box shows a bunch of different "play scenes" designed to get kids excited. I guess I thought a "cops 'n robbers" set would sell itself!
Once you open the box, you are greeted with three numbered plastic bags plus three individual instruction manuals and a sheet of stickers. As an adult collector, I'm still getting used to how thick the new instructions are - when I was a kid I feel like there were a lot more pieces used per step...and a set like this would have had a single instruction manual. Even so, there's nothing wrong with LEGO trying to simplify things to keep kids interested.
The first instruction booklet is used for the police motorcycle plus the barrier and traffic cone.
Moving on to the second bag, we get to build the police car (more of a SUV actually).
The SUV is pretty awesome, I have to admit.
The car is a convertible - bright red of course. However, when you start building the car you have no idea what to expect...so many colors at first!
Luckily, things get covered up and the end result is ok.
One last shot of the pile of extra pieces for those who like to know such things.
I like that LEGO includes a second lever piece in case you want to do an alternate build with the set where two levers are necessary. They do the same thing with the light pieces, another nice (though completely unnecessary) touch.
The Bottom Line (out of 10):
Play Value: 10
Kid Value: 9
Adult Value: 6
It's a good little set - three vehicles plus three minifigures is a decent price for $30.00 (typical retail price). I haven't actually used the code in the game yet, but I do know it will unlock a couple of vehicles (which match the vehicles in the set) plus a special bonus level. The SUV is the highlight of the set for me though getting a generic sports car is nice for any City layout. I also like the various traffic pieces and the gold bar & cash pieces. That said, there isn't as much here for the adult collector - only the windshield of the SUV is overly unique and I doubt most adults will be playing cops and robbers with the set! For kids though (which is the primary focus of the set), this one is a pure winner and comes highly recommended!
We can rebuild him, we have the technology
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