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on 13 August 2012
Well, what can I say? Although it's been great to see Lego making a return to their more functional and traditional component designs, this Dirt Bike Transporter is one of the most pleasing designs they've come out with in years. It combines a situation (or 'scene') that adds an interesting dimension to play, but is also constructed from very few special components, meaning that more detail is acquired from bricks that can be reused, or even added to.
The Jeep vehicle is a lovely design and is just the right size, too. A lot of City vehicles these days tend to have very wide bodies and wheels that are out of proportion (I'm guessing to make them easier to handle for small hands), but in this instance it all looks and feels perfectly balanced. The bonnet is made from multiple bricks rather than one unique component, and the front grille area has plenty of great details.
Even the trailer is worthy of praise and has been well thought out. I absolutely love the miniature wheels that have been used, and haven't seen these in donkeys years (they were once the standard wheels for Lego cars). A small tool box is present for the driver to fix those bikes, and a few flags/cones add some challenge for the riders.
For the RRP, this makes a simply excellent addition to this years City range and it's good to see Lego making some more authentic or lifelike contributions to the world of leisure/activity in our city world.