Oh no! There's a street lamp out in a dark corner of Lego City! What shall we do? Quick, send for Boris (yes, that is his name. Well it is now) and his cheerful yellow truck to get on the mend!
As the City line continues to expand, we get this neat update of a theme last seen in 1990. As with all Lego vehicles, the build pattern is fairly familiar, but efforts are being made to add further details and make the build pattern a little different. The cab is a fairly standard build, but sacrifices the usual seat in favour of some uncomfortable looking grey sloping tiles and looses the gearstick that's appeared on many service vehicles of this nature (Cement Mixer, for example) and has in its place a more sturdy foundation for the back half of the cab - including a neatly placed transparent beam to act as a rear window.
The back of the truck, is of course, the business end of the vehicle, featuring three storage points for tools and two containers for holding replacement 'bulbs' and further tools. Along with these, you get two crash barriers topped with lights to warn oncoming motorists that there's work in progress. Then there's the nicely worked cherry picker, which has a 45 degree range of motion.
The set would be pretty redundant without a streetlamp to fix, so it comes with one of those too! This is a nice piece of construction, and there's a nice bit of detail with the addition of a green recycling bin.
Its a fun little set and its good to see that innovative build patterns are still being found for the plethora of vehicles that Lego churn out for the City theme (Must be quite a challenge that) and whilst it probably wont set many pulses racing, its a damn sight more interesting than another emergency service vehicle and has enough play value not to get boring.