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One of the first Lego sets I was given as a youngster as well as a post office was a couple of police motorbikes that came with a telephone box. Police and emergency services in general have always featured heavily in the Lego range and contribute an important part to any city layout. Product number 7235 is a police motorcycle which comes complete with an officer to ride it. The bike itself is a lot bigger than the motorcycles I had when I was a child and they strike more resemblance to the actual ones you may have see out patrolling the motorways. Their style mirrors more a large sports bike or one that could be known as a touring motorcycle whereas the aforementioned ones I had in the late eighties and early nineties remind me of something that would have been ridden by police in the fifties or sixties, by a Lego Nick Berry in Heartbeat for example.
This officer on his bike who comes complete with his black uniform and white crash helmet with visor would be of best use in your city keeping up with drivers who are speeding and then dealing with them but obviously as well just addressing any crime or other problems that arise. There is a radio unit on the back of the bike so the rider can keep in touch with his fellow officers and the station. The different coloured lights on the motorcycle add some good finishing detail.
This set would make a great gift for someone and can be enjoyed by itself, but as with a lot of Lego I feel it would be ever such more fun when used with other city sets. If you purchased two of these which are not that expensive as on Amazon they are £2.50 each with free delivery they could then ride together and patrol the roads and streets of your Lego town. On the official Lego website one of the newer items I've noticed is a helicopter with limousine, item number 3222 and a couple of these motorcyclists would make a brilliant escort for whoever was travelling in this, may be the Queen is paying a royal visit to your city or Prime Minister David Cameron but then again if the coalition government he represents has its way, there may be won't be many police officers like this left for too much longer anyway.
The Lego Police Motorcycle is only £2.99 and at that price how can you tell a little one no? Well you could say no but it'd be a bit cheap of you (lol). You can get this from loads of different toy shops and I've checked online and found you can get it from Amazon for the above price too.
In the little blue box you'll find two small plastic bags of Lego parts and an instruction booklet telling you how to put this together. The age suitability for this is 5yrs+ though I think it would take a 6 or 7 year old to follow the instructions easily and put this together as some of the little parts are quite fiddly. It took me about five minutes as I'm a Lego pro (and an adult lol).
Once set up this is a great little toy. The policeman can speed around on his motorbike with ease and if you put the little grey stand bars down it can stand up on its own too. The policeman has a helmet with a visor that flips up and down and there's also a little walkie talkie on the back of the bike that sits in a little clip. My grandson really likes taking the walkie talkie off the back and putting it in the Lego man's hand so he can "talk" to headquarters about where the burglars are!
I love this little toy and think it's excellent value for money. It can be purchased as an addition to an existing Lego collection or purchased as a toy on its own. There's enough here to keep a little man happy for a while as you get the complete play set here in the one little box: bike, little man, helmet and walkie talkie. That's not bad for £3 in my opinion.