Suggested Age: 6-12
Casual Build Time: 5 minutes
Brand: The Lone Ranger
Don’t worry, this is going to be my last polybag review. For now.
As you might be able to tell, this kit is based around the 2013 Disney adaptation of The Lone Ranger. It was first released in the UK in the same year as part of an offer with the Daily Mail. The set is very small, containing the pieces to make the pump car and minifig of Lone Ranger. It also comes with a pistol accessory.
Here’s what came inside the bag:
As you can see, there wasn’t much to this one at all as it’s a really small build even by polybag standards. Constructing the pump car offered no challenges whatsoever and the instructions are simple enough for builders of all ages to follow.
Despite its simplicity, the finished model is actually pretty cool. Even without the branding, its obvious what it is and it’s very different to all the other vehicles on my shelf. The only real problem with it is its scale. As a toy, its not great. There’s no way to pose the Lone Ranger in a way that he can actually operate the lever. After some effort, I did get him to hold the bar but even this was awkward to do.
Yet whatever your feelings were towards the movie, this kit is worth getting for the Lone Ranger himself. This minifig is absolutely awesome, with his detailed suit, bandit mask and white hat making him instantly recognisable. The gun prop is fairly standard but also nice to have. I have plenty of Star Wars blasters in my collection now but pistols seem to be much less common.
In all, this kit is pretty varied. It looks good but doesn’t make the best toy. However, it is very cheap to get hold of these days (mine only cost me a couple of pounds on the market) and so is a nice easy build to add to any collection.