Review of the new LEGO 4207 City Garage
This past weekend my whole family was sick so my daughter and I took advantage of the downtime to build the very new, exclusive Lego set, The City Garage… “Exclusive” means that toy shops like us won’t have access to it from Lego - so why am I reviewing it? It’s a very cool set, and I’d hate for Lego fans not to know about it - perhaps we’ll even get some to sell prior to the holidays (fingers-crossed)!
Since I’m a sucker for Lego cars, I grabbed this set as soon as I saw it - the box is the “large” version box - details:
- Pieces = 933 (price per piece is a bit steep, but lots of specialty pieces)
- Age Range = 6-12 (a bit easy for an AFOL, but still very fun)
- Instructions = 5 booklets (not sure why so many)
- Minifigures = 5 (no standouts, except the yuppie with the wild ‘do)
- Size = approx. 14”x14”x5”
- A VW BUS!: Yes, one of the 4 vehicles is a VW bus! I love it! I very much enjoy when a minifig-scale care can actually look “authentic”.
- STRUCTURE: The overall parking structure is very well-designed and built - it feels very solid!
- ELEVATOR: The elevator works very well - I was skeptical when building it thinking it would not stay put with the car on it - I was wrong since it actually moves very smoothly and solidly.
- CAR WASH: All that is missing is the water and soap! The brush mechanism does a great job of authentically “moving over” the cars.
- CARS: The other 3 vehicles (besides the VW Bus) are not very “articulated”, but still look just fine in your Lego City.
- DECALS: I know kids love decals (my daughter’s favorite part of a build), but I am not a big fan of most of the graphics being a decals… a 50/50 mix would be much more palatable.
- GAS PUMP: Why bother? It is an independent piece that really doesn’t “fit” into the set - perhaps if it is modified to be integral, that might help…
I give this set an A-… In fact, it would have received a solid A if there had been less decals and more “robust” details on the cars. Even AFOLs will enjoy this one, as I did… I very much enjoyed bring the structure together and admire the rigidity of the set. I suggest finding this one (or, if you can hold out, waiting until we have it in stock!).