Mini Dumper

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Suggested Age: 5-12
Pieces: 45
Casual Build Time: 5 minutes
Brand: City

I’ve got another quick review for you this week. This one is for a LEGO City polybag that I got for free when I purchased a larger kit from Toys R Us in the UK. If you fancy getting one one, be sure to get down to your local branch while stocks last. They were offering a choice between this and something from the LEGO Friends range.

Anyhow, to the set:

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The kit included pieces to make one minifigure, the dump truck and a little barrier. It also included three tools – a pneumatic drill, a broom and a shovel. Everything in this set was very simple to put together and so master builders of all ages should have no trouble. The only part that I found to be a little tricky was getting the minifigure to hold the drill as its hands had to be at just the right angle to do so.

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The finished set seemed pretty substantial for a freebie and is definitely more fun to play with than the Parrot that I built last month. It would make an excellent stocking filler or first kit for a young child. For someone collecting Lego City kits, it’s also a very nice addition as it gives some extra pieces add to an existing road crew.

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The truck itself is by far the best part of this set and I was surprised by just how poseable it was. I just love the fact that you can tilt the shovel to a decent angle to dump out any pieces that it’s carrying. There are also a couple of studs behind the steering wheel to enable you to position the minifigure as the driver.

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While it’s not the most imaginative of kits, it’s hard to find fault with it because it’s free. Personally, it was an lot better than I would have expected from a polybag and I was definitely more fun to make and play with than the Parrot was. I would definitely recommend it to any fans of the LEGO City range.

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