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 Straight & Crossroad Plates
Straight & Crossroad Plates
Straight & Crossroad Plates
 
Posted:April 8, 2008
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Is it Good, Better, or Best?
" Just good. Here's why: Suppose I want four straight plates-one for each side of the crossroad plate, plus additional straight plates to extend the straight road further. It means I have to buy more than four sets of 7280. I don't need that many crossroad plates!
I would rate the plate design as Best because it does fit in well with the City Lego pieces. However, the fact that you cannot buy single or bulk straight plates of this design (same for the crossroad plate) bodes well only for the Lego Sales folks. Marketing should rethink this mistep.
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From: Orem, UT
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
+54points
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 LEGO Town Essentials: Town Plan
LEGO Town Essentials: Town Plan
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the modern LEGO brick with this special-edition update of the classic Town Plan set! Completely redesigned with the best of modern bricks, details and design, the all-new Town Plan features a 1950s-style gas station with pumps, carwash and garage, a town hall with a newly-married couple, a movie theater with ticket booth, seats and posters, 2 automobiles, 8 minifigures, rare LEGO colors and elements, and more. Includes a letter from company owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who appeared as a kid on the original Town Plan box and returns on this one! Includes 3 gold bricks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick!
 
Posted:January 8, 2008
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Is it Good, Better, or Best? Only Good.
" Personally, I wish the cinema, gas station, and town hall were made as separate, full-scale sets, built on 10" x 10" street bases so that they looked more like they belonged with the Cafe Corner and Market Street sets. That would make it Best. Instead, this set is scaled down, lacks solid backs on the cinema and town hall, and is built on smaller street bases. I understand this is supposed to be an updated version of the one from 1958, but it's the 50th anniversary; go all out! In the meantime, I hope Lego will release a couple more big, detailed sets this year to go with sets #10182 and #10190. "
From: Orem, UT
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
+1point
8of 15found this review helpful.