JohnnyB
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  • 4.1
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  • 106
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  • 15
    Review Count
  • February 13, 2009
    First Review
  • March 3, 2011
    Last Review
 
 
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Posted:March 3, 2011
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A stronger motor
" I have been waiting for Lego to sell these motors individually, I have a couple of them from the new train sets. These motors, with the new AAA battery boxes, are the answer I've been looking for to easily power my other non-powered trains. These new motors are MUCH stronger than the older RC trains motors, turning the larger wheels without issue. They did had some issues with the ones released in the new cargo train (awful squealing), but they sent me free replacements and assured me that the newer ones are OK. My only complaint is that they don't come with the decorative side pieces like the train sets have. These pieces are not inexpensive parts either, for 2 it cost me $6+ after shipping from Lego direct. Other than that, this is a must have for RC train enthusiasts. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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
19of 22found this review helpful.
 
Posted:March 3, 2011
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Yippie!
" I have been anxiously waiting for Lego to sell these by themselves. I have two from the new train sets and they are nice. Their small size makes them ideal for powering trains at only 4 studs wide and 4 bricks high. Things I like are it's small size, the green "on" light, and the reverse polarity switch. Things I wish it had are technic pin holes, an easier to open battery compartment (screws), and for the top to be recessed where the plug goes so it's even or flush across the top with plug on it. The rechargeable version of this is just way too expensive @$50 and has a longer down-time when the battery(s) dies. I have already ordered more of these as they will be great for other power function creations too. I give them a 9/10 for the aforementioned reasons. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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!
+28points
29of 30found this review helpful.
 
 Cargo Train
Cargo Train
Cargo Train
 
Posted:September 23, 2010
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cargo Train # 2
" This makes a great addition to the last cargo train Lego had. The new types of cars make for a nice variety. Over-all I am pleased with the set. It has a decent amount of track, a good looking engine and decent looking cars. The new, smaller battery boxes are great, they will be nice for other power functions creations. The truck could be better but it works just fine. I really like the more powerful motor too, it will work well powering the Toy Story train's large wheels.
-My complaints are that the new magnets are a bit weaker (probably the plastic in-between them), the container car is awkward to me, and the flexi-track isn't that great. In short, the flexi-track has shallow rails with gaps allowing the wheels to bottom-out and lose traction. It’s pretty annoying, especially when adding additional cars. Placing a roll (20 pennies wide) or two of pennies inside over the motor side of the engine greatly reduced this issue. I really like the smaller "AAA" battery boxes, but they do have a shorter run time than the “AA” type. Also, even though the magnets are weaker, they have a stud on them so the cars can be held together with 1x2 plates. I give this set a 9/10 for mediocre truck, only three train cars, but nice amount of track, nice crane, over -all good appearance. I liked mine so much I bought another one!
-P.S. What is the deal with people not being able to get minifigures in the small cars? Stick their arms up more and lean them forward!
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
From:  United States
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+15points
24of 33found this review helpful.
 
 Army Men on Patrol
Army Men on Patrol
Army Men on Patrol
 
Posted:September 23, 2010
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally, Army Men!
" I had always wished Lego would make a military theme, but this will do. The minifigs faces are a little faded in appearance, that is my only complaint. I have bought 8 sets of these to build an army to protect my Lego City, I just change their heads and hands to make them look normal. Add a brown backpack and grey gun and they look awesome. The vehicle is easy to customize into a more realistic version too. I wish they would have made a variety of sets containing these minifigs, different vehicles and such. I give them a 10/10! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
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!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO Accessory Packs - LEGO Minifigures Vol. 2
LEGO Accessory Packs - LEGO Minifigures Vol. 2
Discover 1 of 16 individual minifigures in each sealed mystery bag! Each LEGO minifigure is inspired by movies, sports, history or everyday life. Your mystery minifigure might be one of the following: Life Guard, Karate Master, Explorer, Disco Dude, Witch, Weight Lifter, Vampire, Traffic Cop, Surfer, Spartan Warrior, Skier, Ringmaster, Pop Star, Pharaoh, Mime or Mariachi. Each minifigures includes special accessories, display plate and collector's leaflet. Your mystery minifigure might be: Life Guard, Karate Master, Explorer, Disco Dude, Witch, Weight Lifter, Vampire, Traffic Cop, Surfer, Spartan Warrior, Skier, Ringmaster, Pop Star, Pharaoh, Mime or Mariachi. A must-have for all LEGO minifigure collectors! These minifigures cannot be found in any LEGO set! PLEASE NOTE: Only 1 of 16 individual minifigures in each "mystery" bag. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures - and some minifigures may be more difficult to find than others. You may receive 2 or more of the same minifigures - trade with your friends to collect them all! A maximum of 16 minifigures may be ordered per address, per household.
 
Posted:September 17, 2010
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Age: 25-34 years old
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ridiculous...
" Ok, so our family, being HUGE Lego fans, naturally wanted to collect them all. SO, between Lego Shop at Home and a "certain toy store", we have bought a total of 87 minifigures. Yes, 87! And, if that isn't ridiculous enough... Would you believe that we didn't get one single Spartan figure! NOT ONE!!! So, what gives Lego?
These would be a 10/10 product in our opinion if the customer knew what they were getting and could just simply buy them out-right. We absolutely LOVE the idea of collecting unique minifigures, but Lego seriously needs to change how this works. I would gladly pay more than $2 a piece if I knew what I was getting, in the long run it would be less expensive. We have all of the Vintage minifigure sets, at $17.99 that's roughly $3.60 a piece.
So, to sum it up, if there's a Series 3 of "mystery figures" we're more than likely going to pass them up. The excellent idea of collecting unique minifig's is ruined when a child opens a Lego product and is disappointed. That is a day I thought I'd never see...
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
How long has this product been owned?  1 week or less
How often is this product used?  Every few days
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
5of 7found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO Creator - LEGO Minifigures
LEGO Creator - LEGO Minifigures
Discover 1 of 16 individual minifigures in each sealed "mystery" bag! Each minifigure is inspired by movies, sports, history and everyday life. Mystery minifigure might be: Demolition Dummy, Forest man, Cowboy, Super Wrestler, Zombie, Ninja, Cheerleader, Skater, Tribal Hunter, Circus Clown, Magician, Deep Sea Diver, Robot, Nurse, Caveman or Spaceman. Each includes special accessories, display plate and collector's leaflet. Your mystery minifigure might be: Demolition Dummy, Forest man, Cowboy, Super Wrestler, Zombie, Ninja, Cheerleader, Skater, Tribal Hunter, Circus Clown, Magician, Deep Sea Diver, Robot, Nurse, Caveman or Spaceman. A must-have for all LEGO minifigure collectors Only 1 of 16 individual minifigures in each package. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures
 
Posted:June 11, 2010
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Age: 25-34 years old
Overall: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not the best idea...
" Ok, first off I have to say that I really love the variety of minifigs, a very nice addition to our city/town. But, I have to agree with some of the negative comments. The mystery thing only seems to ensure Lego will sell a ton of these. I have been a huge lego fan for sometime and am a little annoyed with this strategy as well. Between me and my son we have bought 48 packages of these things! Almost an entire case and still NO NINJA! I welcomed duplicates with most figures, but seriously, that is ridiculous. Somebody out there has a ton of Ninja's, LOL. And yes, people buying them to sell for profit are ruining the availability of them for the rest of us. This guy at the "store" was scanning them with his cheat sheet . To sum it up, the figures are great but getting them is expensive and difficult. "
From: IN
Age: 25-34 years old
How long has this product been owned?  2-7 weeks
How often is this product used?  Every few days
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 
 4568145
4568145
Woody and Hamm are in some trouble! Lotso is up to no good, and Woody and Hamm find themselves in a precarious position trapped on a conveyor belt. What does fate have in store for them? Can their alien friends rescue them? Buildable trash compactor playset features functioning crane claw, dumpster, and conveyor belt and includes Lotso, Hamm, Woody and 2 alien figures. Includes 5 minifigures: Lotso, Hamm, Woody and 2 alien minifigures Buildable trash compactor with crane claw, dumpster and conveyor belt Trash compactor measures 16'' (40cm) and 8'' (20cm) high! Award Winner: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Gold Seal
 
Posted:May 18, 2010
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Age: 25-34 years old
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fun set, decent price.
" I got this set for 25% off, so no cost complaints here! The neat claw feature on the crane got my attention, glad I bought it. The conveyor belt works o.k., the crane falls forward easy on carpet. Does well paired with Garbage Truck Getaway. First (and only?) Toy Story 3 set to have stickers, :(I Don't have Pizza Planet Rescue). I love this set for it's unique pieces, dirty minifig aliens, Woody & Hamm (and another Lotso). I give this set 9/10 for stickers, garbage belt sticks sometimes, crane falls over, great unique minifigs & pieces and good price. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
How long has this product been owned?  2-7 weeks
How often is this product used?  Every few days
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 LEGOA Prince of Persiaa: Desert Attack(7569)
LEGOA Prince of Persiaa: Desert Attack(7569)
Battle against the Hassansins!
 
Posted:May 2, 2010
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Age: 25-34 years old
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very cool...
" A great collection of new minifigs. All the new accessories are great, very cool weapon additions. Neat horse also, odd color saddle. I think the price is GREAT. I read a lot of moaning about the price, but I disagree. Anyone who has ever bought individual minfigs should know this is a great deal. 4 minifigs, a horse, new weapons and accessories, + pieces. I give this set 10/10 for cool new stuff, good price. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
How long has this product been owned?  2-7 weeks
How often is this product used?  Every few days
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 LEGOA Toy Storya: Western Train Chase(7597)
LEGOA Toy Storya: Western Train Chase(7597)
Itas a wild west train adventure with the Toy Story heroes!
 
Posted:May 2, 2010
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Age: 25-34 years old
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Neat train, but...
" I really like the style of this train, new pieces too. The cars are very nice looking, the details are good. I would like the cars to be a little longer, but this would have greatly added to the cost/price I imagine. It doesn't come with any track, luckily I have a lot already. My only big complaint is that I don't see any easy way to motorize the train. I'm sure it can be done, I just haven't tried yet. Over all it is a nice set, great minifigures. You can really put lego coins in Hamm! With the addition of some track the play experience will greatly increase. I give this set 8/10 for no track, no motor, small cars, but good price and painted decals! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
How long has this product been owned?  1 week or less
How often is this product used?  Every few days
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+9points
11of 13found this review helpful.
 
 Lotso’s Dump Truck
Lotso’s Dump Truck
Lotso’s Dump Truck
 
Posted:May 2, 2010
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Age: 25-34 years old
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very neat little truck.
" I really like how this truck is put together, nice looking. I dislike that the driver doesn't have a real minifig body, but understand that it is a more accurate model as is. Very neat minifigs, I like Stretch's rubbery legs and Chunk's turning face. Very cool dump bed, and dumping action. Very nice details all around. The truck is a little small. I give this set 9/10 for no driver minifig body, slightly high price. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: IN
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
How long has this product been owned?  1 week or less
How often is this product used?  Every few days
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.