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Sunday, November 4, 2012

LEGO® x Shell: Ferrari Shell Pit Crew!

As originally published at (Formerly Nom-mage)
Since I haven't been able to get the 30190, I'll review the minifig set of the Shell promo, the 30196 Ferrari Pit Crew. I must say, this promo set has the most value. Three minifigs for P180 at the most is a very, very good deal!

The Polybag

This set has 50 pieces, which is a lot considering this is a minifig set.

Minifig Parts.

Their Accessories.

As expected from Lego Ferrari sets (and as seen in the minifig parts), this would require stickers on their torsos. Not using them would just make the minifigs "generic".

Sticker sheet

My favorite piece here would be this one. I forget what it's called (Erlenmeyer flask?)

Reminds me of chemistry class.

Again, P180 for 3 minifigs is a good deal. Of course you have to gas up at least P1,500 of Shell fuel.

The Minifigs.

Ferrari Race Mechanic with jack

Ferrari refuelling engineer with refuelling machine.

Shell Track Scientist and her chemicals. 

The refuelling machine was the most "complicated" build, but the chemicals were the most intriguing with all the transluscent pieces, and of course my favorite Erlenmeyer flask.

After all was said and done, the set yielded 4 extra pieces. Seems like most Lego Ferrari sets that has minifigs would always include an extra visor.

Extra pieces.

The Whole Gang.

Pinoy minifigs clowning around with the crew

On to the ratings:

Design: 4.5/5 - The race mechanic accessory was pretty straight forward, but the refueling equipment plus the chemicals had a great look in spite its size.

Parts: 4/5 - lots of translucent round plates, perfect for Lego cars, plus that Erlenmeyer flask. They could've explored a different jack for the race mechanic though. And then there's the stickers :|

Build: 3.5/5 - pretty straightforward. Nothing special. Stickers were a pain as usual. 

Playability: 4/5 - can be easily added to any Lego town or Lego Ferrari set.

Price: 5/5 - can't say it enough. 3 minifigs for less than P200 is a steal!

Overall: 4.2/5

They say you gotta have an oil change for a chance to get this set. Then again, I got this set with a normal fill-up. Try asking your local Shell station, you might be lucky like me!

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