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Lego Maniacs' Guide: Reviews: Town : Rescue : Speed Trackers

[Purchase Lego at Amazon.com] 6625 - Speed Trackers

Rating: 2 Stars
Pros: Nice looking motorcycle; cool sunglasses on the officers; some good unique elements with which you can build up your spare parts collection
Cons: Not much fun to play with on its own and overpriced for its size
Contents: 56 pieces including 2 mini-figs
Price: Discontinued
Reviewed: 19-Jan-1998
Reviewed by: Matthew Chappell

6625 Officers Malcolm Fraser and Harold Holt had known each other since they were kids, and always swore that one day both would serve Lego Town police force. Well, their most cherished dream came true. Both were assigned to traffic duty: Malcolm, issued with the standard 250cc police issue motorcycle, and Harold, the 6 cylinder police cruiser.
One blustery day, when Harold caught a rare moment to chat with Harold, a bright red racer sped by. Malcolm checked his radar gun. He was doing well over 150 miles an hour! Quick as a flash, both men sped off in pursuit after the speeding red racer.
Dodging highway traffic, then zig-zagging through narrow city streets and side-walks, the two police officers hounded the red racer like a rabid dog after a rotten bone. Despite seemingly foolproof attempts to corner the red racer, both motorcycle and cruiser failed to intercept the villain.
The chase went on and on until the red racer, and both police vehicles in hot pursuit, hit the open country. It was then, in the uneven surface of the mud flats, that Malcolm and Harold caught up with the red racer and sandwiched him in. He wasn't going to get away now!
In that instant however, all three drivers noticed something very odd about the landscape directly in front of them. The horizon suddenly wasn't there anymore. At 150 miles per hour, a sheer precipice had kindly and very quickly rushed up to greet them...

I picked up this set for the standard price at one of our local department stores down here: Fosseys. As this model was the last of its kind in Bundaberg, with no more to be produced this year, I bought it.
On the box, the small police cruiser and motorcycle look pretty neat, and putting it together, apart from those blasted decals, was quite easy. But after I had built it I thought to myself, "Well, what do I do now?" On its own there are fairly limited applications for this set in terms of function and playability, unless of course I have no imagination whatsoever. Both vehicles can move backwards and forwards (yes, very nice) and the huge windshield/door element on the cruiser opens and shuts (hmm, very interesting), and yes, you can move the officers arms and legs up and down. Now, you can't beat that, can you?
In terms of aesthetics the motorcycle looksd quite nice; however, I would have liked one of those little windshield elements in the set, the way they used to back in the mid-1980s. As for the cruiser, I felt that it looked fairly small and unsatisfying...especially considering the price I paid for the set.
There is a radar gun/bullhorn that is supposed to sit in the back of the cruiser which does add a touch of playability to the set, but unless you have other companion Town vehicles that can be booked for speeding or traffic violations this set really isn't much fun by itself. Besides, the bullhorn does not sit neatly in the back seat of the cruiser. The officer driving is very likely to have a very nasty accident, loose items should be secured at all times when driving in the car!
Unique elements to this set are the motorcycle (the nicest part of the whole set and one of the major reasons I bought it), the huge windshield/door element and the one-piece cruiser under-carriage.
I would recommend this set to people who are either die-hard police collectors or have not purchased one of the other police sets over the last couple of years (and who do have a number of Town vehicles that can be booked).

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