Friday, 5 July 2013

LEGO City 60015: Coast Guard Plane Review.

Today I was able to finally sit down and build LEGO City 60015: Coast Guard Plane. An Exclusive from Target. Note: All photo's can be clicked on for a larger view.

The set contains 279 pieces and retails for $59.99. I picked it up for $47.00 from Target at the Toy sale.
Comes with 3 Minifigures: Coast Guard Plane and a Fishing Trawler that can float in water.

On the back of the box it shows you that the fishing trawler is in need of rescue by the coast guard. The boat be sinking!

When opening the box you will find that there are 4 bags. Loose in the box is a boat hull and the back piece for the plane. Two instruction manuals and a sticker sheet.

Here is a close up of the sticker sheet. Thirteen stickers to be applied throughout the build.

Now lets move on to bag 1. Below are the contents to build the fishing trawler. You also have 2 packets of string that you will use at the end of building the boat. Each one will need to be cut at 30cm (12in).

The Minifigures are really nice. Both have single face prints and no back printing. I love both the Dark Red cap and the Light Bluish Grey (Robin) hair piece.

A quick look inside before it's finished. not much detail inside the boat.

All complete! Including the sprouting leaks, a bucket and 2 fish in the create. This was a Very fast build... Not a lot of parts to begin with but still a nice looking boat. It also floats but didn't test it, due to the stickers on the back. There was about 20cm of string left over for each fishing line.

Front and back look at the boat.

A close up of the leaks in the boat.

Bags 2, 3 and 4 will build the plane in sections.

The contents of 2 don't have a lot in it. We start to build the plane!

The last Minifigure for this set is the coast guard pilot. Again a single face print but this minifig does have a new print on the torso and there is also a back print too.

This is the end of bag 1. It took me longer to apply these 2 stickers then it did to build this section.

Contents of bag 3. Again not a lot to look at. There are a couple of 1x3 white tiles at the bottom that you really can't see. White on white is very difficult to shoot.

This section would have taken less then 5 minutes to build. It was the Stickers that really slowed me down. I am a bit of a nut when it comes to stickers... They must be perfect! 7 applied in this section.

Bag 4 will construct pontoons. This looks like it will be quick to build too...

Step by step construction of the pontoons It took me longer to arrange the parts out in the picture above than it did to build the pontoons below.

The plane is complete! a very nice looking plane.

A side view of the coast guard plane.

Everything together. A nice looking set.

All the spare parts left over.

Overall thoughts of the set are that this is a very quick build. Each bag I opened seem to feel a little underwhelming. They could have gotten away with only 3 bags and could have reduce the size of the box in the process. The stickers took longer to apply then it did to build the whole thing, but I must say that they help the overall look of the set. TLG (The Lego Group) could have thrown in maybe a shark to have as an extra bit of urgency for the plane to come rescue the crew of the boat.

All in all a cute little set with great looking minifigs. It's nice to have a different type of  boat too, instead of a sports or a luxury fishing boat that have been done in the past. I'm going to need more blue base plates for the rest of this theme.

Thanks for reading!

Let us know in the comments below, what you think of the set. I would love to hear others opinions on it.

Until next time this is Tan Tile... drying off for the next one.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I picked that set up, and put it back though. Seemed like not a long build. I liked the Coast Guard Helicopter a few years ago better.