Lego City 7288 Mobile Police Unit – 408 pieces – 3 minifigures – $44.99
Hey fans of the Lego City Police theme check out the latest police truck set. We’ve seen similar sets like this before but you’ll get some interesting new additions here.
First lets take a look at the main attraction- the big police rig! The truck measures over 13″ (33 cm) long. The front cab detaches from the trailer which has drop down prop so it can stand on it’s own.
The side of the trailer opens up and folds back to reveal the mobile police lab.
There are so many kewl details in here including computer stations, wall monitors, evidence billboards and of course a coffee maker!
The rig also carries a holding cell for transporting prisoners. This little jail cell is detachable too.
I like the minifigures you get in this set. You get two cops and a robber. One police officer is a traffic cop and comes with a police motorcycle.
There’s also a new police officer minifig type that wears a dress shirt and tie instead of a uniform. He’s a detective or CSI (Crime Scene Investigator). There are some kewl accessories included for him like handcuffs, flashlight, magnifying glass and gold brick that the robber nabbed.
The one gripe I have about this set is that if feels like it needs a forth minifigure. I think this set needed one more cop to drive the truck. The first cop is on his motorcycle and the detective wouldn’t be driving the truck. He should be riding in the back looking at the evidence. Still that’s about the only con I have about this set.
It’s interesting to note that this set is very similar to 7743 Police Command Center which came out in 2008. However, that set had an ATV instead of a motorcycle and included a little police tower. Ironically it also included a forth minifig. Hehe. Don’t know why they decided to drop it from this new set. Probably to keep the price down.
Also in this new set the robber has a sweet set of wheels himself. If you’re gonna have a getaway car it might as well be a hot red sports car!
Lego City 7498 Police Station – 783 pieces – 6 minifigures – $99.99
Okay so you know that the two types of Lego sets that will always be available in one form or another will be a fire station and a police station. This is because boys ages 5-12 are the Lego Brand’s target demographic and they just happen to love playing cops and firemen! That being said the Lego company knows that they have to up the bar a little and offer variations of the two classic municipal stations to widen the appeal to adult collectors too. And thus you have the Lego City 7498 Police Station which I think is one of the best Police stations ever. There are definite similarities to recent Lego Police Stations 7237 and 7744. However, with this new police station we get a lot of great window elements, two new vehicles and plenty of other great details.
Lego fans young and older have a lot to love in this set. The station is big at over 15″ (38 cm) wide and 10″ (25 cm) tall. This Lego Police Station includes 6 minifigures: 4 police officers, two robbers and a police dog. I especially like the tough looking lady prison guard. You definitely don’t want to mess with her.
The vehicles include a police cruiser and a prison transport van. They are in the current style of Lego cars using the wheel well element and 1×1 slope tiles to give them a nice smoothly rounded look.
There are two garages to house the police vehicles and the baseplate has two smooth driveways for rapid peel-outs!
The arrested robbers get processed through the mugshot camera station before they’re dragged to their cold cell. The station also has an evidence room and a secret compartment.
You know a criminal is dumb when they try to steal a police bike right from the station. The cops on duty in the security room will see that kind of thing on the monitor screens and dispatch the other officers to re-apprehend the pea-brained perpetrator!
The criminals have their own private cells. It’s a lonely existence but they may get out early for good behavior!
They better be nice to the warden. This set has great accessories like keys, handcuffs, crowbars and even a “wanted” poster.
There’s even a landing pad for the 3658 Lego Police Helicopter on the roof. It’s this kind of attention to detail that makes this one of the best Lego police stations yet.
There are search lights and communications array on the other roof. Check out the PA speakers the included so you can re-enact that scene in the Shawshank Redemtion where they play classical music over the yard. I’m sure that was what they were thinking of when they included this element. Hehe.
Lego Star Wars 7754 Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser – 789 pieces – 6 minifigures
Now on Clearance! Was $109.99 now $54.98
I’ve been wanting to discuss this great Star Wars Mon Calamari Star Cruiser set for awhile now. Once I saw that it’s on clearance for such a great price I just had to let everybody know!
This set was born out of an online survey. Several classic Star Wars scenes were presented to online voters who chose which one would become a Lego Star Wars set. They chose this iconic scene aboard the Home One, the flagship of the Rebel Alliance, as they prepare to attack the Death Star 2.
It comes with 6 rare minifigures including Admiral Ackbar, Mon Mothma, General Lando Calrissian, General Madine, a Mon Calamari officer and a Green Squadron A-wing pilot.
The model is about 17″ (43 cm) long and features Admiral Ackbar’s command center (complete with working swivel command chair), the briefing room with holographic projection of Endor and also a repair hanger bay with A-wing fighter ship. The repair bay crane really works and the engine wench lifts out the A-wing’s power drive. So not does the set look great it also has a lot of functionality.
I think especially given the new low price this set is a must have. Even if you pick this one up for the pieces to use in your own ship building it’s a good buy. The only problem is they are going to go fast and will be sold out soon. Check online for availability here (Lego Star Wars Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser) or if you have a Lego Store near you they might have a few left still.