Review - 42047 - Police Interceptor






Starting with the [url=""]42010 - Off-road Racer[/url] and [url=""]42011 - Race Car[/url] in 2013, TLG released two sets in the first half of each year, using a [url=""]pull-back motor[/url]. The pull-back motor allows the model to be pulled back, followed by forward motion. Usually there's no apparent relation between the two set, other than the ability to combine them into an alternate build. This year there seems to some sort of Cops and Robbers scene going on. A Getaway Racer and a Police Interceptor. That can't be a coincidence. Makes you wonder who will be victorious, the good guys or the bad guys. Let's find out! [i]Note: All images can be clicked for hi-res versions.[/i]


Number: [b]42047[/b] Title: [b]Police Interceptor[/b] Theme: [b]Technic[/b] Released: [b]2016[/b] Part Count: [b]185[/b] Box Weight: [b]325 gr[/b] Box Dimensions: [b]26,0 cm x 13,8 cm x 5,9 cm[/b] Set Price (MSRP): [b]€ 19,99[/b] Price per Part: [b]€ 0,108[/b] Links: [url=""]Brickset[/url], [url=""]Bricklink[/url]


The box has the same dimensions as previous year's pullback motor sets. In the lower right corner there's a visual explanation of the pullback mechanism. Lime green might seem unusual for a police car, but it might work out better than expected. [url=""][img][/img][/url]


The box contains: [list] [*]1 Instructions Booklet [*]1 Sticker Sheet [*]2 Technic Liftarms [*]1 Pull-back Motor [*]3 Bags [/list] [b]INSTRUCTION BOOKLET[/b] The instruction booklet for the main model. Unfortunately no booklet for the alternate model. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]STICKER SHEET[/b] The sticker sheet shows similar lime green details as found in the rest of the model. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]PULL-BACK MOTOR AND LIFTARMS[/b] The pull-back motor and liftarms haven't been sealed in plastic bags. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]BAGS[/b] Three bags containing the rest of the parts. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [url=""][img][/img][/url] [url=""][img][/img][/url]


This section describes the new and/or otherwise interesting parts. [b]7L AXLE IN YELLOW[/b] The [url=""]7L Axle[/url] has never been released in yellow before. This year TLG surprised us with releasing axles in different colors, like yellow, red and orange. This set only contains a yellow 7L Axle, but you can checkout my other reviews to see which other axles have been (re)released. This 7L Axle has also been used in the Drag Racer. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]LIME GREEN PARTS[/b] The [url=""]30.4mm D. x 20mm Wheels[/url] are unique to this set. They have been released in various colors, but never in lime green. The [url=""]3x3 L-shaped Thin Liftarms[/url] haven't been released in lime green since 2001. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]TIRES[/b] These [url=""]43.2 x 22 ZR Tires[/url] haven't been used in pullback sets before. They do appear in [url=""]48 other sets[/url] though, so they aren't very rare. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]WHITE PANELS[/b] If you haven't bought [url=""]Commander Cody[/url] or the [url=""]Mercedes Arocs[/url] this looks like the perfect set to get some of the small white panels. [url=""][img][/img][/url]


The Race Kart consists of 185 parts. Here's the complet list. [url=""][img][/img][/url]


Since it's a small model, I will skip the building steps. I hereby present the finished Police Interceptor. I was on the fence about lime green, but seeing it in real life takes every doubt away. Although not your average police color scheme, the lime green does add a kick to this set. I do love the overall SUV shape of the model. The [url=""][/url] used in the chassis of the Race Cart (see my [url=""]review[/url]) are used constructing the roof of this model. That relatively new parts proves to be very versatile. [url=""][img][/img][/url] Even though there are quite a few stickers, which add some lime green details to the model, the model looks great without stickers too. It doesn't rely as much on the stickers at the Getaway Racer does. [url=""][img][/img][/url] The chassis is pretty basic, using the pullback motor in the rear axle. [url=""][img][/img][/url] [b]VIDEO[/b] Here's a short video showing the model. [media][/media] [b]LEFTOVER PARTS[/b] A few common leftover parts. [url=""][img][/img][/url]


[b]VIDEO[/b] Here's a video demonstrating the pull-back functionality. And yes, my girlfriend was kind enough to catch the model before it fell to the ground :wink: [media][/media]


The alternate model, the Extreme Police Racer, is a combined build with the Getaway Racer, which you can see on the back of the box. Unfortunately the instructions for the combined B-model are not included, so I didn't get a chance to build it. The double rear-wheeled formula one type racer seems to be cool enough to give it a go. [url=""][img][/img][/url]


I think this is one of the best looking pull-back racers, together with the [url=""]42026 Black-Champion-Racer[/url] from 2014. The Getaway Racer looks very good too, but it does rely heavily on it's stickers. Lime green adds a kick to this model. Combined with white it provides a great color scheme. The model itself has a very distinctive SUV look, which is properly executed. Negative aspects are hard to find. This is a winner!!


How do I grade the good guy in this year's duo. [b][color=#800000][size=5]9[/size][/color][/b] [b]DESIGN[/b] [img][/img] [size=3]The lime green actually works. Less dependent on stickers than the Getaway Racer.[/size] [b][color=#800000][size=5]7[/size][/color][/b] [b]BUILDING EXPERIENCE[/b] [img][/img] [size=3]Nothing out of the ordinary.[/size] [b][color=#800000][size=5]7[/size][/color][/b] [b]FEATURES[/b] [img][/img] [size=3]Limited to the pull-back functionality.[/size] [b][color=#800000][size=5]7[/size][/color][/b] [b]PLAYABILITY[/b] [img][/img] [size=3]Combined with the Getaway Racer, kids will love it.[/size] [b][color=#800000][size=5]8[/size][/color][/b] [b]PARTS[/b] [img][/img] [size=3]Lime green rims are unique to this set. Lots of useful white parts.[/size] [b][color=#800000][size=5]8[/size][/color][/b] [b]VALUE FOR MONEY[/b] [img][/img] [size=3]Pullback sets always deliver a certain value.[/size] [b][color=#800000][size=6]7,7[/size][/color][/b] [b][color=#000000][size=4]GOOD GUYS DON'T ALWAYS FINISH LAST[/size][/color][/b]


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