40182: Bricktober Fire Station Review

Theme: Promotional
No: 40182
Release Year: 2014
Cost: Free
Pieces: 179
October is always a good month of the year for LEGO fans. During October, good things happen, like giveaways, expos and competitions. Last year, during October, Toys R Us had a pretty great promotion going. Spend $100 on LEGO, and you would receive a free set, known as a Bricktober mini-modular. There were four to collect – a theatrepizza place, fire station and town hall. LEGO has done mini-modulars before, with 10230: Mini Modulars. It was relatively popular, and looked quite good next to the real modulars. 

I managed to get my hands on the Fire Station, and while I haven’t got the rest yet, I’m certainly looking for them! Once the small box is opened, you’ll find three bags of very small parts, a loose black 6×8 plate, and an instruction leaflet. 

Parts
There’s nothing overly special with the parts in this set – definitely nothing new at least. Some of the parts I quite liked though, were the two yellow globe lights, the different types of “dalek” bricks – two and four stud variants, and the roof tiles

Spares

Lots of spares in this one, but nothing really special. 

Build

The build is, understandably, pretty quick! There’s not much to it. I quite like the effect of the 1×2 transparent plates for the door, and the tower roof. It’s really neat and I like the use of a cone instead of a brick or tube. The only weird bit of the build is that the fire hydrant is not to scale at all. It’s a little strange.

The vehicles are really good though, and they add a nice little level of playability. The fire truck’s ladder goes up and down, and the helicopter’s rotor blades spin as well. 

This set gets 7 out of 10 tiny little, but slightly oversized fire hydrants. Next week, I’ll be reviewing 70804: Ice Cream Machine from The LEGO Movie range.

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