Ratings and Reviews for 60020-1: Cargo Truck

60020-1: Cargo Truck

Overall Score

7.10
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 7.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 7.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 8.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 7.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 8.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 5.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 7.00
Review from: kandj999
Reviewed on: Nov 10, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 7

Despite being a normal CITY series set, I first noticed this set when it was advertised in a toy sales in November 2013. It was a neat package which good contrasting colours and the cargo truck + fortlift was nicely design to resemble a real life one.

It didn't have that wow or iconic sense but it was definitely one of those "I have to get one to play around" and "If I can't sell it I am more than happy to open and build it myself" types.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 7

 60020 has 3 minifigures (all with accessories) which I don't think are exclusive to this set only but they are pretty handy to have.

In terms of unique parts/colours I can see there are potentially two. First there is the orange part forming the body of the forklift which from my research suggests it is a custom made part from this set. The second unique part are the red cylinders where part-wise they may not be unique, onec assembled they look one of a kind!

One more note on the minifigures: One of the operators is female!

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

As I didn't build the set I would not comment on this aspect.

From a playability perspective I have seen viedo reviews of this set and just by looking at it I can see it is very "fun" to play with.

Operating of the cargo truck + forklift, transporting the dolly, opening of the cargo truck door are the basic things you would expect from this set. However I am impressed with the consideration LEGO has made to connect the cargo truck and the forklift where one can use the forklift to unload the crates from the truck and the minfig operators can transfer it onto the dolly. This inter-connectivity and the pieces in the set is worth mentioning.

Having said that I personally do not think this integrated playabiltiy mentioned above would greatly affect its investment value.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 7

The Value for Money analysis is based on two criteria: Price per piece and Exchange rate

Price per piece: Selling at USD 39.99 with 321 piece, 60020 results in a price per piece of 0.125, which is quite high if you compare to similar models in the 60000 series. The main difference between 60020 (and 60013) with other similar sets (such as 60005, 60007, 60023, 60025, 60027) is that the RRP is USD 10 more, and thus the higher price per piece. This is the downside.

Exchange rate: Coming from Down Under, I am actually benefiting from the fact that the RRP is Australia is same as the US (39.99), where all others are sold at AUD 29.99. So essentially I have gained around USD 10 as a result of this purchase.

So once everything is normalised in terms of AUD, the price per piece is actually lower than a set say, 60025 (AUD 40/315 = 0.127). Therefore from "An Australian perspective", this gives me the most bang for my buck.

Furthermore I can see potential for this set to part out for a profit, in term making it more value for money.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 8

It's CITY, what more can I say.

Being one of the original and most popular LEGO themes on the market, CITY sets have been shown to have obtain positive growth in the primary and secondary market.

The CAGR for the CITY theme is 16.04% (as of 10-Nov-13) and CAGR for this set's presuccesor (7733) released in 2008 are 31.86% (US) and 16.08% (UK). This serves as good supporting evidence for this set's theme popularity.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 5

This set wouldn't be defined as exclusive at all, in fact I would describe it as an generic set. It is a CITY series set which could be found almost everywhere (Toys R Us, Target, Myer, DJ etc). Also I have found that (after buying the set) that LEGO released the "first verson" of this set back in 2008 (http://www.brickpicker.com/bpms/set.cfm?set=7733-1), which further decreases its exclusivity...


Having said that the set is not without its uniqueness, being one of the four City Cargo sets released in 2013 (60019-60022)

PACKAGING | Score: 7

Packaging design was well thought out and implemented even without the numbering on the bags. The first bag included pieces for the forklift and pallets and the remaining two bags was for the cargo truck. This designs for selling pieces-wise without the need to open any bags. Smart move LEGO!

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

WIth the CITY theme CAGR of 16.04% and the cargo theme CAGR from 2008 averaging around 30%, my guesstimate a CAGR of around 20% once end of line is reached. If you sell it with Cargo Terminal (60022) the protential profit will be even higher.

Bottomline this set will appreciate and more than you would think. Only minor holdback was its originally RRP which I thought was 5 - 10 dollars too high.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 7

60020 is a neat little display package at home or in the office. Although it works as a standalone set, it doesn't stand out as LEGO designed in to match with 60019 - 60022 and the rest of the CITY theme. Don't get me wrong the set displays well but its does not look at impressive or unique compared with other sets (e.g. a Technical F1 car 42000).

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 7

All in all I think this is a well balanced set. It is playable, not too costly, has good growth potential and connects well with the LEGO user.

I wish it was a little bit cheaper and 7733 did not exist (better return for investment). To be perfectly honest if it wasn't on sale I would not have bought it in the first place.

A solid product from LEGO!