2010 LEGO Sets Showing Up at LEGO Online

Several people emailed us – it’s official, the new 2010 LEGO sets that have started appearing at Toys R Us in the US as well as a few other places around the world, have started showing up at Toys R US online and are finally now available at the Official … Read more

LEGO Featured on ABC’s Nightline

Update: Here is a longer version of the clip – “Plastic Fantastic” at ABCNews.go.com. If you watch carefully, you can see LEGO Atlantis sets in the clip as well as some of the purple parts for the new Space Police 5982 Smash ‘n’ Grab being made. ABC’s Nightline ran a … Read more

Review: LEGO 2010 Space Police 5982 Smash ‘n’ Grab

Finally, our last review of the 2010 sets (for now). It’s been kind of crazy the amount of traffic we’ve drawn, and I’m glad we were lucky enough to be among the first to review the 2010 sets. Hopefully we’ve helped people make up their minds one way or the other about these sets, and if you have any questions or want us to take additional photos, please feel free to contact us.

For those of you who were big fans of of the heavily purple 4755-1 or 4695 Knight Bus (Brick link) from the Harry Potter line, your (space)ship has arrived, in the form of the Space Police 5982-1 Smash ‘n’ Grab. It’s an interesting theme – a purple and black spaceship that is shaped like an old pickup/tow truck whose purpose is apparently to steal ATM machines that hover around in space. The ATM machine is labeled “Asteroid Bank”. If you are curious, from what we can tell, the purple is consistent across the parts that have a glossy finish. The minifig Squidtron is a nice reference to Blacktron.

By the Numbers:
Set: 5982-1 Space Police Smash ‘n’ Grab
Type: Vehicle in the Space Police line
# of Pieces: 188
# of Extra pieces: 10 (see photo below)
# of Minifigs and what kind: 2, human with spacesuit, weapon, double-printed head, alien “Squidtron” with strange head.
Stickers? Yes, but kept to a minimum and most are not required.
Price: $19.99 USD at Official LEGO Shop, also at Amazon.com (price may vary)

LEGO Space Police 2010 5982 Smash 'n' Grab - Completed 1

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More on 2010 LEGO Sets

I’m about to post the Space Police 5982 Smash ā€˜nā€™ Grab review after I finish a few photos and I apologize for the delay, it’s been a long day. Somebody asked me about finding some of the new sets. There is an active post over at Brickset discussing the LEGO 2010 sets that people are finding here in the US and where exactly people are finding them. It looks like this is limited to Toys R Us for now. There is also a thread and photos over at Eurobricks of the 2010 Racers from LEGO as well as the previously mentioned thread for a review of the 7208 Fire Station.

Some/most of the sets mentioned:
* 8056 Atlantis – Monster Crab Clash
* 8058 Atlantis – Guardian of the Deep
* 8060 Atlantis – Typhoon Turbo Sub
* 7207 City – Fire Boat
* 7208 City – Fire Station
* 5866 Creator – Helicopter
* 5867 Creator – Super Speedster
* 8188 Power Miners – Fire Blaster
* 7967 Racers – ?
* 7968 Racers – Strong
* 8196 Racers – Chopper Jump
* 8197 Racers – Highway Chaos
* 8198 Racers – Ramp Crash
* 5981 Space Police – Raid VPR
* 5982 Space Police – Smash ‘n’ Grab
* 8045 Technic – Mini Telehandler (Really want this)
* 8046 Technic – Helicopter
* 8048 Technic – Buggy (I also really want this)

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Review: LEGO Space Police 5981 Raid VPR

This is a brief, but image-heavy review of LEGO Space Police # 5981 Raid VPR from 2010. It’s a fairly simple and elegant set – only 69 pieces, and 6 of those are extra. It really is reminiscent of some of the older space sets, not just Space Police 2, and would probably be right at home at Neo Classic Space. This set and 5982 Smash ‘n’ Grab, are actually the first two Space Police 3 sets I own, and I like the Raid VPR a lot. I think it has potential to inspire quite a few MOCs, especially since we are seeing a lot of people trying simpler vehicles.

On a side note, Toys R Us refers to this as a “Space Police Interceptor” and you’ll notice the white balance is off on a lot of the photos – that’s what happens when you are photographing a white vehicle against a white background.

By the Numbers:
Set: LEGO Space Police 5981-1
Type: Vehicle in the Space Police Line
# of Pieces: 69
# of Extra pieces: 6 (see photo below)
# of Minifigs and what kind: 2 – A human with a space suit (and a double-printed head), and “Rench” an alien with a rocket launcher
Stickers? Yes, 5, very minimal.
Price: $9.99 at the Official LEGO Online Shop, also available at Amazon.com (price may vary).

LEGO Space Police 5981 - Raid VPR - Completed - 6

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