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Review of set 395 - 1909 Rolls-Royce

395     Ages For LEGO experts   (not counted) Pcs       Availiable since 1976

Rolls-Royce - 1909 model

2 page manual. 1 model.

Price: (Got it as a gift)


SET DESCRIPTION
White 1909 Rolls-Royce (Silver Ghost?). Open car with horse-cart like 
wheels. One spare wheel. No active steering. UK model (availiable as 
continental?). Comes with a box to put the model on. Seems not to be 
intended to play with.


RATINGS (MUST-HAVE  EXCELLENT  VERY-GOOD  GOOD  FAIR  POOR)

Set: MUST-HAVE
Lots of 2 knobs radius quarter round walls. 19 years old (better than most 
Whisky).

Models: EXCELLENT
Makes a lot out of a limited choice of elements. Looks like a Rolls.

Playability: FAIR
It rolls. Made to be showed off, not to be played with.


OVERALL IMPRESSION

Made my cousin give it to me. It took some time, but I managed in the end. 
The car was just standing on a shelf. He had thrown the instructions away, 
but a phone call to Billund handled that. The next day there was an envelope 
with 2*4 bricks on it in the mail.

Now that I have the instructions, I'm going to take the car apart, wash the 
bricks and use them for something.

I got the set to give the bricks a good home.


ELEMENTS

Display Tray: believe not.

Special/Unusual Elements:

- 1 white technic axle
- 5 white horse cart style wheels
- lots of 2 radius quarter round walls

New:

- White horse cart style wheels

Non-Plastic Elements:

- Rubber tires on the wheels


SPECIAL FEATURES

None.

SCALE/COMPATIBILITY

Approximately 1:20


LIKES
Elements. Looks like the original. Good use of a limited choice of elements.


DISLIKES
For exhibition only.


ERRORS
None.

EXTRA ELEMENTS
I didn't get them if there were some.

CONCLUSION
Certainly a nice way to build scale cars. If I should aquire this set again, 
the piece price should be competitive.

REVIEWER INFORMATION
Review Written: 1995.10.11
By: Jacob Sparre Andersen       jacob@sparre-andersen.dk
Age 23  Favorite Theme: My own creations

I collect bricks, build out of those I have, and always wish for more bricks 
Usually the models get mixed up in the rest of the collection within days.

Have a look at my LEGO on the Web at 
"http://jacob-sparre.dk/LEGO/"

I've just recently started buying other stuff than Town and Technic, but I 
did get a few space sets as a kid (well, as a _younger_ kid).



Jacob Sparre Andersen, 1996.08.03