[REVIEW] 30032 World Race Buggy

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[REVIEW] 30032 World Race Buggy

Post by legitimatealex » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:38 am

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30032 World Race Buggy
Price: $2.99
Pieces: 35
Price Per Piece: $.08
Minifigures: 1
LEGO Description: None as far as I can tell. It's a Target Holiday special! Go polybags!!

Straight to the nitty gritty! This set comes in a bag, not in a box! It's like milk in Canada! I can never sell the idea of bagged milk to anyone around here.

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Above: Bagged LEGO

It makes sense for these small sets to be bagged. You can package a whole bunch more per box, they're lighter and if you were going to hand them out, for let's say Halloween or use them as a stocking stuffer, it makes sense to make them a little bit more malleable.

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The back is just filler and disclaimers. There's a special code to join the LEGO club/receive an issue of the LEGO magazine, fairly standard kid's stuff.

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Here's the minifigure that comes with the set. His name is 'Bubba Blaster' I believe, and he is sporting the most southern facial hair I think anyone could possibly come by these days. Like the rest of the World Racers minifigures he has excellent printing.

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His back also has excellent printing! Go LEGO! There he is sporting his face covering. He looks much more menacing on this side of his head.

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Unlike my other reviews you get to see the contents of the bag spilled out before your eyes. The reason for this is that it's so tiny and fun I just had to share it. Also I usually review the other sets after I build them. Woops. There aren't really any interesting pieces here. I can only think of one that stands out from the rest.

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I don't recall seeing these before. I may be mistaken but I cannot place this piece anywhere else. I have a piece like this but it doesn't have the little circular indentations on the sides with the slop downwards.

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Here's the flip side.

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The instructions don't come in a book. They come in a little fold out piece of paper that's really really tiny. There's also some more instructions on the back.

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Here's the completed product. Guess what? I also managed to fix my camera so the pictures are in focus now. Aren't I good? The build is pretty simple. With 35 pieces they put together a good presentation.

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Here's the backside. The piece of interest I was eying goes over the back wheels. There's really not much else to say. It's basically a tiny car. I like it. It's fun to race around and the wheels roll well.

Would I recommend this set? Yes. It's cheaper than the impulse sets now, probably because it doesn't come in a box and it's really fun to just race around. They're also cheap and it comes with a great minifigure.

Come on guys, it's an impulse set. Go get it.
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Re: [REVIEW] 30032 World Race Buggy

Post by vynsane » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:55 pm

That piece has been around for a while. There are two of them in dark blue in the Agents Robo Attack set, used on the little Agents buggy. They're also used in the Tiny Turbos sets a lot. Earliest usage I can find is 2003 in a Drome Racers set.
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Re: [REVIEW] 30032 World Race Buggy

Post by ncbarrett » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:59 am

legitimatealex wrote: I don't recall seeing these before. I may be mistaken but I cannot place this piece anywhere else. I have a piece like this but it doesn't have the little circular indentations on the sides with the slop downwards.

It is in a lot of the regular racers sets.

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Re: [REVIEW] 30032 World Race Buggy

Post by Tomatoe » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:18 am

Good review. I'm not really into the buggy but more to the figure.

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