Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: LEGO City 60065 ATV Patrol


Don't we all just love surprises?  Well surprise surprise work actually took a big chunk of my time and I looked and I saw that my last post was in April.  Shame on me.  Sorry fans for neglecting the blog for so long.  Well I'm back with a small blog entry.

Oh my honey sure does know how to get straight to the heart of an AFOL.  I woke up the other day and as I was about to prepare breakfast I saw this on the dining table:

My heart leaped!
 If you live in anywhere in Metro Manila in the Philippines and you are an AFOL then you are familiar with Hobbes and Landes.  That's the bricks-and-mortars store of LAJ the official Lego distributor in the Philippines.  It seems my girl had a surprise for me.

I quickly opened the paper bag and found a love letter and 60065 inside:

Awesome!   Surprise Lego from my sweetheart
This was gonna be a great day!

Let's Build it!
I had work that day so I found some free time near the end of the work day to build this 59-piece set.

There was a time when the reverse of the box showed alternate builds.  Not anymore.

A nice little bunch of Lego stuff.

The parts and minifigs

My girlfriend who I am slowly turning into an AFOL herself picked this set because she said the pieces would come in handy for my MOCs.  That was a great reason to get the set. I shall make an AFOL of her yet!

And indeed the set had nice little pieces that can prove useful in future builds like the money tiles and the printed Police cheese slope.  There were also a lot of clips that can be used for robots and spaceships as well as the sought after tree leaves.
A profusion of great pieces including dollar bills and a backpack
The minifigs were one policeman and one bad guy.  The bad guy seems to follow a City template and I've had a few of those already.  The torso of the bad guy had a fang necklace though to  differentiate it with my other City bad guys.

The cop had the nice new mold for the ball cap.  And the nice beige torso that can be used for other minifig themes.

The Tree

The first portion to be built was the tree were the bad guy would be able to hide his back pack full of cash.  Nice and straightforward build for this one.  The brown pieces will prove useful in future builds.  The tree leaf is always welcome.


For some reason the ATV build seems to be something I've seen before.  When I have time I have to look for an older set that looks familiar to this one. The pieces that make up the ATV are useful for other car builds.  As well as robots and spaceships.
The Police cheese piece is printed and not a sticker!  YAY!

The completed build

It's a nice simple build.  And the figs are awesome and useful for other MOCs.  Thanks hon for this little set!  I enjoyed building it!

 And as usual at the end of a set build I look forward to the extra pieces available.  This one was well worth it   With the extra handcuffs and trans pieces.
Woohoo extra handcuffs!
 More pictures
Get that snake out of here!

Seriously get that snake out of here!
Woof its good to be back!

Until next time!  Leg Godt!