Sunday, 11 December 2011

#710 of Year 2 Lego 3367 City Space Shuttle

The Lego City Space subtheme returned in 2011, and this is the only shuttle in the four non-promo sets.  As a Lego Spacephile this is a must-own for me although I do miss proper Lego Space themed sets.

That's the City box, not the Space box.  I like the images of the earth and the moon in the background of the front of the box.  The placement of the satellite and the non-umbillical spaceman is also a nice touch (but not as accurate as it could be).  The back has some facts on the real Space Shuttle (RIP!), and shows off the features of the model.

I like the top of the box too - it's simple, but it shows the Spacemen in his dual modes.  The box contains two baggies, a decal sheet, the instruction book and a large plate.

The instruction book may look typical, but the insides open to reveal more facts about the shuttle and space exploration.  Way to go for educating youngsters about space!

The decal sheet is nice as well.  It shows the logo that is clearly inspired by the Classic Space logo of the Space theme of the late 70s to the mid 80s.

Baggie number 1 builds the spaceman, the satellite and the cab and wings of the shuttle.

Baggie number 2 completes the cargo bays and the engines of the shuttle.  The cockpit opens to reveal the pilot's seat.  Surprisingly it's meant for a single pilot - despite Lego's attempt for their vehicles to go 6-stud wide, the shuttle cockpit it seems still harkens to the 70s in terms of Lego design.

The cargo bay stores everything nicely, and the Canada arm does a good job of hoisting the satellite out of the cargo bay.  I do miss the round technic pegs and connectors build for the arm though - these yellow bricks seems clumsy.

The overall shuttle is just OK - sure it looks great, but it could have been so much grander.

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