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  • July 10, 2014
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  • January 12, 2019
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1 of 2
 
Posted:January 12, 2019
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Potential Farm Comeback?
" I bought this set Tuesday, January 8th at Target. This is a little late for me since I've always bought winter wave sets during November or December. As of right now this will be the only winter set I will be buying.
Truck: The truck that is included with this set is a cab-over unit. It has one rear axle instead of a typical two year axle truck. At first I was a little let down by this until I realized that I don't have very many one rear axle trucks which then made me appreciate it more. The color choice for the truck is blue. Honestly this is what I like best about the truck. Lego hasn't done very many blue semi trucks and I'm very happy that they've chose blue for this one.
Trailer: The trailer is used to transport the harvester which then can be attached to the truck. I have to admit, I am kind of let down by the trailer due to its size. It is small in terms of length but it's possible to make it bigger. The trailer features ramps that fold down to load/unload the harvester. It has a color combo of blue and dark grey.
Harvester: This is the first farming vehicle since 2009! I never thought that I'd see another farm vehicle. I don't know much about farm vehicles but according to other fans I believe this is called a silage harvester. The harvester features retractable blades to so it can fit onto the trailer. Again I don't know much about this kind of equipment.
Minifigures: There are 2 minifigures included with this set-a truck driver and famer. both them of them have different heads, legs, torsos, etc. There's also a scarecrow too!
Overall I do like this set but I'm probably gonna have to make some modifications to it so I'll like it better. The main one being the trailer too small. I might increase the truck chassis to where it can have two rear axles. The harvester however, will remain unchanged. I did receive a broken 4x4 plate for the trailer but luckily I did have a spare one so that solves that issue. "
From: Morrisvale,WV
From:  United States
State:  West Virginia
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+4points
10of 16found this review helpful.
 
Posted:November 18, 2017
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Helicopter Transporter: Civilian Version
" I just bought this set earlier today at Toys R Us. Even though these 2018 sets aren't available online yet, you can buy them at Toys R Us stores. It was during the end of October when this set and the others were officially confirmed. Once I seen the images of this set, I immediately had to add it to my collection. Tractor-trailer/cargo sets have always been my favorite ever since I was a kid.
Truck: The truck was a real surprise to be since Lego finally decided to make a BLACK truck! Also I noticed that the wheels are red instead of white or grey, but I actually like that they are red. The truck is a European style truck which is nothing new. However there is a bed in the rear of the truck that can store crates and other small items. It includes a hitch which allows it to connect to articulated trailers. There are also little clips on the sides to store a wrench and a Walkie talkie.
Trailer: The trailer is an articulated trailer. It features red wheels and an articulated axle. The trailer main color of the trailer is red and in some areas it's black. It is used to transport the helicopter. There is also a fuel canister as well as a shovel and a fire extinguisher included.
Helicopter: the helicopter is mainly red and white. It can be transported onto the trailer and used to transport the fuel canister. The cockpit can sit only one pilot.
Minifigures: There are two minifigures in this set. The set includes a female truck driver and a helicopter pilot. The torso and hat/hair mold on the truck driver are brand new for 2018. The torso for the helicopter pilot are also new .
I really like this set a lot. I appreciate that the main colors are red and black. The price is just $30 which isn't too bad. The only thing that I don't really like with this set is the minifigures. I'm just not too crazy about them. Overall I give it a 10/10. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
From:  United States
State:  West Virginia
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
40 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+26points
27of 28found this review helpful.
 
 Cargo Terminal
Cargo Terminal
Cargo Terminal
 
Posted:June 3, 2017
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Newest Addition to the Cargo Collection
" I bought this set last Friday and I have been waiting to buy it ever since it was going to be released. I have always been a huge fan of the Cargo Theme.
Truck: The truck is a new step in design which really surprised me. Instead of it being a box truck (I'm not sure what they are properly called) Lego has a made a flatbed version in which I really appreciate. It has a bull bar piece on the front which I really like. I personally feel like it is bigger than most trucks in terms of length. The flatbed section is used to haul 2 containers. The cab is slightly smaller than usual but that is okay.
Trailer: The trailer can be attached to the truck. I'm really glad that Lego has included a trailer with this set and not just a truck. It's a flatbed bed trailer that can haul 2 other additional containers. It features an articulated axle to help it turn when attached to the truck.
Forklift: Personally this is one of my favorite forklifts that has been made. It just looks so realistic to me. The color of it is red and has the rubber band style forklift function. The rubber band is kind of stiff but it doesn't bug me too much.
Telehandler: Now this is a great addition to the set. It's just the appropriate size it needs to be. There is a gear function that raises and lowers the crane arm. Also the boom can be extended at the front. When I look at this vehicle it reminds me of something that I'd see in a dock, shipyard, etc.
Security office: This is a great structure to add to this set. There is a lifting gate that is featured with this security office to make sure nothing enters or exits the terminal without permission. Inside the office there is a coffee maker, a camera to monitor the trucks leaving or entering the terminal, and a seat for someone to rest. There also is a sliding window that is fully functional.
Warehouse: The warehouse is used to store a total of 4 pallets. They include a jetski, Lego sets, a lawnmower, and lawnmower accessories.
Containers: there are 4 containers included with this set. There are 2 blue ones, a yellow one, and a olive green one.
Minifigures: There are 4 minifigures included with this set. Two of them are males and two of them are females. All of them have different heads, headgear, legs, and torsos. The minifigures include a truck driver, forklift operator, telehandler operator, and a office worker.

My only complaint with this set is that it's just too expensive. I feel like $80 is just too much. Maybe somewhere between $50-$70 would be better. I got charged wth $5 in tax making it a total of $85 I spent to buy this set. Other than that, this honestly is one of the best sets I've purchased.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
From:  United States
State:  West Virginia
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Build Time:
25 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+48points
55of 62found this review helpful.
 
 Dragster Transporter
Dragster Transporter
Dragster Transporter
 
Posted:December 26, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dragsters Come to Lego City!
" I bought this set today at Toys R Us. You may not be able to purchase it on here yet bet Toys R Us does have them in stock. Once I discovered that Lego was going to release this set around Christmas, I definitely had to purchase it. I always have been a huge fan of the tractor-trailer sets regardless what they consist of. Now onto the review guys!
Truck: Since I love Lego trucks so much I figure I'd start here. The truck is an American style which really made me hyped about the set. I wish Lego would make more American style trucks instead of European trucks. It consists of a navy blue, white, and orange color scheme. Most of the trucks in the past mainly were red or white so I'm glad Lego chose to use different colors this time. There are no tail-lights on the back of this truck but that can possibly be changed. It features the cylindrical pieces as fuel tanks to make it more realistic. The exhaust pipes are the traditional ones which look the best.
Trailer: The trailer is used to transport the dragster. The trailer appears to be a lot longer than most trailers but that just might be how I look at it. It has a lot of light and dark gray pieces to it. I like how the trailer features 3 axles instead of 2 this time. It has ramps that fold down to load and unload the dragster. A wrench and hammer are included the trailer too.
Dragster: Now I really like this dragster, I can't decide if I like this better or the truck. I'm really glad that Lego has decided to make a dragster. I don't think that they've ever made one but I may be wrong. It has a nice orange and blue color scheme to it, It features really nice flaming exhaust pipes on the sides. There are large wheels in the back and smaller wheels in the front. It also has a spoiler and a little engine filter on top.
Minifigures: The set includes 2 minifigures which are 1 male and 1 female crew member.
The only thing I don't like about this set is the fact that the truck doors are white instead of being navy blue. I don't think Lego makes them but if they ever do make a set that has navy blue doors I will buy it just to use them for this set. I also think the rest of the white pieces should've been navy blue on the truck. Other than that this really is a great set and a cheap price! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
From:  United States
State:  West Virginia
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
40 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+16points
21of 26found this review helpful.
 
 Heavy-Haul Train
Heavy-Haul Train
Heavy-Haul Train
 
Posted:November 30, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The 4th Train In My Collection
" I bought this set on December 26th, 2015. I wanted this for Christmas my didn't get it. Not only this makes the 4th train in my collection but it also is my 4th cargo train. I've always enjoyed building Lego trains. Not let's begin the review of this set.
Locomotive: The locomotive is influenced a lot by the yellow version from set 7939. Honestly I like this one better mainly because it's red (red is my favorite color#. I like how it doesn't have a pantograph on the roof and has handrails on the sides. These features stand out the most to me.
Ore/hopper car: This is my favorite freight car with this set. It look like you would see this in the mountains or something. You can load the ore by opening on top of the freight car. To offload the ore you simply just open the hatches on the sides of the ore car. The color scheme goes really well with it.
Small flatcar: This flatcar is smaller unlike the ones that came with the 60052 cargo train. It has a fixed wheel system instead of a two-wheel system. The flatcar is used to transport the helicopter. The helicopter goes really well with the flatcar.
Large flatcar: Now this flatcar I like much better. I've always like the charcoal plates used as flatcars the best. Another thing is I like double-wheel system train cars. This flatcar is used to transport the backhoe. I don't have very many construction vehicles but I'm glad to have a backhoe. The backhoe has buckets on the front and back. It kind of looks like a tractor but that's okay.
Crane/loading bay: The crane is used to load the ore and the helicopter. It has a bucket that functions to load the ore into the ore car. To load the helicopter onto the flatcar just simply replace the bucket with a hook on the side. The area beside the crane is used to load/offload ore.
Minifigures: There are 5 minifigures that come with this set. They include 2 railroad workers, 2 construction workers #1 male and 1 female), and a welder.
Unfortunately when I was finished building and assembled a track layout I noticed that PF motor was functioning properly. It would always struggle and drag the tracks. I've tried fixing this problem several times such as buying a brand new PF motor, replacing this motor with another train motor, and just taking the Power Functions out and rebuilding them. None of these methods worked unfortunately. I've tried everything I could possibly do to fix this issue but nothing has worked. It still has this problem till this day. So I've decided to take out all of the power functions and play with it without the power functions. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
From:  United States
State:  West Virginia
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+53points
62of 71found this review helpful.
 
 Training Jet Transporter
Training Jet Transporter
Training Jet Transporter
 
Posted:June 13, 2015
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Wait is Over!
" Yesterday was my birthday and so I decided to buy this set since it was already in stores. I've waited all year for this set to be released, I discovered it back in February and was really surprised that Lego was releasing this set and was really excited for it
Truck-This truck is my favorite component to the set. By looking at it you can tell that it is an older truck model. It looks like a Peterbuilt 379 or 359. Lego has never designed a truck like this before for the City sets and I love it. I like how they used a metallic silver for the grille pieces instead of gray. The exhaust pipes stand straight up which are perfectly fine with me. The back of the truck is boxy but I'm going try and fix it. The fuel tanks are the 2x4 tiles and I think they would look better if they were 2x4 cylindrical pieces instead.
Trailer-The trailer is nothing new to me because Lego has used this trailer frame for previous sets. There are some minor new details for it such as the 1x6 tile used as a oversize load banner which I really like best about it. Then there are elements to keep the jet in place so it won't shift while having the trailer attached to the truck.
Jet-This makes my first plane I have for City sets. In the past I had a few more but took them apart and packed them away. The jet kind of reminds me of the Besra from Grand Theft Auto V (for those of you that played GTA before). The wings fold up and down for flying and for being transported. I don't have any complaints about the jet.
Service Car-There is not a whole lot to review about this vehicle. It looks like something you would see on a airfield/airport. It comes with accessories such as a wrench, fuel tank, and guiding lights.
Minifigures-This set comes with three minifigures. They are a truck driver, pilot, and airport personnel.
I love this set, the only I can complain about is that at most stores in costs $50 which is a little overpriced to me. So if you are wanting this set please buy it! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
State:  West Virginia
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
45 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+19points
27of 35found this review helpful.
 
 Red Cargo Train
Red Cargo Train
Red Cargo Train
 
Posted:December 23, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
1 of the 3 Cargo Trains
" I bought this set November 5th 2011 and it was on sale at Toys R Us for $130. When I heard it was on sale for $130 I started saving up my own money when it was originally $160 and I wanted it ever since it was released in stores. Now I will begin my review.
Locomotive: This is a very strong resemblance of a European Locomotive that I don't know its exact name of. I like the red color scheme a lot and it didn't have any snow plow couplers so I replaced the standard couplers with snow plow couplers (every loco must have snow plows). That's pretty much all I need to say about the loco.
Hi-rail truck: Finally Lego has made a hi-rail truck for the train sets! This would have to be one of my favorite parts to the set. As part of a railroad maintenance worker this is a common vehicle they use and I'm glad to see it in Lego. You can haul pallets in the back and there are tools stored on the back to. Thank you Lego for this truck.
Utility Flatcar: This is a interesting part to the set which allows the Hi-rail truck to be transported onto. It also has a cab section where it can be used as a loco and can travel on short shifts. There is a crane that allows you to pick up cargo.
Box car: This was the first box car I received for a rail car. I would rather have seen this Box car on a train flat piece base and using the double wheels on each side just to look more realistic and American. This is probably a European box car resemblance. I like the toxic waste/chemicals cargo a lot. I might transform this into a American boxcar.
Tipper car: This is a nice part to the set and is really cool. There is a tipping function on one side to dump the coal or gravel out. There is not much else to say about this car.
Conveyer Belt: I like this conveyer belt look and is used to load the coal or gravel into the tipper car.
Minifigures: 4 railroad minifigures are included with this set. All with the same hats, legs, and torsos. Their heads tell them apart.
This is a great set. It is retired now so if you plan on buying one it'll be pretty expensive. There is nothing to complain about in my opinion. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
State:  West Virginia
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 Cargo Truck
Cargo Truck
Cargo Truck
 
Posted:December 15, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cargo collection returns!
" I bought this set back in early January of 2014 and didn't time my build so I'll estimate 35 min. build time. I am very glad Lego has made the Cargo collection again, so here is my review.
Truck: It has a very nice design to it. This time there is no trailer like the one from 2008 or 2007. I like how there is a piece on the side where you can open the inside a lot easier. You can fit both two pallets inside instead of one and there is a piece in the middle where it holds the pallets in place.
Forklift: This forklift would be my favorite one Lego has made so far. There is a rubber band instead of a spring one. I like them both equally. I like this forklift design the best.
Minifigures: There are 3 minifigures to the set. A truck driver, forklift driver, and a freight worker. They all have previous made heads and torsos. The only thing different is the new hat mold that allows you to use headphones over the hat.
I have only one thing to complain about and that is the price in which I paid $50 @ Toys R Us. This is a small set and $40-$50 is just too much, I'd be more comfortable with $30. Other than that this is a great set. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
State:  West Virginia
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
35 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
7of 8found this review helpful.
 
 Tow Truck
Tow Truck
Tow Truck
 
Posted:December 8, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Realistic Semi Tow Truck
" I bought this set December 26th 2013 and didn't time my build so I'm estimating 45 min. build time. This would have to the most realistic semi tow truck that Lego has made. It is my favorite set on the 2014 Great Vehicle series. I'll start with the minifigure, there is one minifigure to this set and it's the driver the face to the minifigure is new to me because I only have two of them (the other with the 60052 Cargo Train).
The truck is the best part to the set. The design is modern and American and its what brought my attention to the set. My favorite element to the truck is the grille design because its brick built instead of a sticker (some sets have sticker grilles). The lift functions are easy to use and can pull regular cars. There are accessories to the set such as a broom, wrench, and coffee cup there is a roof piece for the hood design on the front of the truck which is a nice idea. The color scheme was a good choice to use cause most semi tow trucks are either red or blue. However there is one thing about this set that is missing and that is there are no semi truck or car to the set and personally I'd rather see a semi truck over a car cause this is a semi tow truck. Overall this set is a 10/10 for me and for it to be $20.00 it was worth it.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
State:  West Virginia
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
45 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+13points
13of 13found this review helpful.
 
 Mobile Police Unit
Mobile Police Unit
Mobile Police Unit
 
Posted:November 26, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Favorite police set ever made.
" Out of all of the police sets I've bought this one would have to be my favorite. I really like the design of the truck to this set a lot this is what brought my attention to the set. The trailer has a lot of interesting police accessories inside along with the computers and decals, my favorite part is the jail on the outside to hold a criminal. The motorcycle is a nice vehicle as well to the set. The stolen car is small but very nice and can be used with other cars. This set includes three minifigures a detective, motorcycle cop, and a criminal. I like this set better than the new 60044 Mobile Police Unit only because I like truck design better than the 60044 version. For $44.99 this set was worth it. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Morrisvale,WV
State:  West Virginia
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
45 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.