Ratings and Reviews for 60017-1: Flatbed Truck

60017-1: Flatbed Truck

Overall Score

7.90
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 8.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 7.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 9.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 10
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 8.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 5.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 6.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 9.00
Review from: dpvwia
Reviewed on: Apr 20, 2014
Join Date: 01/10/2013
# of Reviews: 5

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 8

Given it's low price, particularly since it's been discounted by several retailers, this set is really attractive since it contains two vehicles and two mini figs.  The vehicle colors and designs are very realistic - not simple blocks or basic colors.  There are also lots of fine details in the  truck lights, license plates on both vehicles and the included traffic light.  The tilting truck bed and wench arre also nice details on a non-Technics set.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 7

The orange truck pieces are the first in my collection.  There's also a black briefcase carried by the woman.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 9

For such a simple, small set, its playability is surprising.  You really can pull the car all the way onto the flat bed using the wench, and once on the bed, the car stays in place.  Operating doors on the truck are nice, and both mini figs fit their vehicles well.

Another great thing about this set is that the scale fits in not only with the City theme, but also with the Creator modular buildings.  Anyone working on a street scape will be able to use these vehicles easily.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

At the retail price, this set is a good value.  Given the current discounts on this set by many retailers, it's a real bargain.  

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 8

I think the Great Vehicles represent a very solid product offering considering their relatively low price, high playability and realistic detailing.  Their potential for integrating into both City and Creator modular buildings may make the sets very popular.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 5

No special exclusivity that I know of.

PACKAGING | Score: 6

Standard packaging, though the small box seems to suggest a more basic set than this one truly is.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

At retail price, the growth potential is probably slight, but still positive.  At the typical bargain sale prices, growth potential may be much higher.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

The fine level of detail, specific theme and uniques colors give this set high display value, either alone or part of a City or Creator modular scene.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 9

For the reasons mentioned above, this set is a great addition to many Lego collections, a great stand-alone gift for a child and a worthwhile investment if bought at sale prices.