LEGO 30002 City Police Boat – Review

This review is for one of the impulse sets available at Target (in the US) for some kind of Easter promotion. There is also a 30001 (Fire Chief) set as well as two Star Wars sets – 30050 Republic Attack Shuttle and 30051 – X-Wing. Both of the Star Wars sets are micro-scale and while the non-licensed Police Boat and Fire Chief are $2.99, the licensed Star Wars sets are $3.49. The Star Wars sets do come with more pieces. I’ll be posting reviews of the other three sets tonight and tomorrow.

Update:
* LEGO 30001 City Fire Chief Review
* Comparison between 30001 City Police Boat and 30002 Fire Chief (flickr)

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

As for whether these sets will continue to be produced beyond this run, or will be available elsewhere, I have no idea. They are actually cool little sets and I think good values for the price. They are not located in the toy section in the Targets I’ve seen them – I’ve only seen and read about them being in the Easter sections. They have popped up on Amazon.com and eBay, but you’re paying more.

By the Numbers:
Set: 30002 City – Police Boat
Year of Release: 2010
Type: City / Impulse Buy
# of Pieces: 32 (including 2 extra pieces)
# of Extra pieces: 2 (see photo below)
# of Minifigs and what kind: 1 – Police Officer
Stickers? No
Price: $2.99 at Target
Ages: 5-12
Time to Complete: Less than 10 minutes

Bag Art:

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

Click on the photos to see larger images at flickr (Full 30002 Police Boat Gallery at flickr)

Set Instructions:

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

The Parts:

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

Some photos of the assembly:

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

Extra pieces:

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

Completed:

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

LEGO 30002 City - Police Boat

Thoughts – Pricing, Design, and Build:
For $3.00 and around 30 pieces, it’s a nice little set. You are getting a minifig with it as well, so some might even see the pieces as a bonus. It fits in with the other City Police sets.

Thoughts – Parts:
A good mix of parts of the price, infinitely useful should you decide to use them in your own MOCs.

Thoughts – Minifigs:
It’s a police officer minifig – not much else to say. If you are needing to build up your force, it’s a good buy.

Thoughts – Swoosh factor, playability and integration with other sets:
It’s a boat, lots of swooshability and as I said, it fits in with other City Police sets.

Conclusion:
There’s not a lot to say – it’s a $3.00 set with around 30 pieces and a minifig. The pictures tell the story. My only major comment would be that it’s probably not worth it unless you are into the City/Police sets or are after just one or two police officer minifigs.


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