Saturday, 10 December 2011

#709 of Year 2 Lego 7991 City Recycle Truck

Another day, another orange Lego truck?  Well, this isn't a tow truck, but it's a garbage truck.

The box looks typical for City on the front with the blue border, and the city skyline background.  The back packs a bit more zing than the tow truck with multiple windows of different sizes showing off the features and the look of the truck.  This is how it should be.

The box contains the instructions, a decal sheet, two numbered baggies and three long flat bricks that fans refer to as "plates".  Not that they look anything like plates here.

Baggie 1 builds the cab and the driver.

Baggie 2 completes the truck.  I don't like the fact that it has bricks where the doors should be.  I don't like the use of the new hinges for its rear.  I don't like the blue and the red technic bits used in the model as it just makes them look ugly - why can't these be black or grey instead?  Urgh.

The quibbles aside, it's still a nice little truck with four wheels, but perhaps Lego could have added a second minifig, to, you know, draw the bins from the kerb to the back of the truck?  Just saying.

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