Sunday, 4 September 2011

Our fifth Lego project - 10197 Fire Brigade

  • Model: 10197 Fire Brigade
  • 2231 Pieces
  • Released in 2009

  • Retail price: $149.99 USD
Front view of the Fire Brigade. Ready to save the day!

Front view of Green Grocer, Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium! Once again, let's take a moment to appreciate the grey floor tiles of all three buildings!

Back view of the three buildings!

Corner view of the three buildings

We built the Fire Brigade after completing the Green Grocer and Grand Emporium, which were released by Lego before and after the Brigade respectively. Initially, we were reluctant to build it as it did not look very nice compared to other Modular Buildings. After we started building it up, it slowly grew on us; today, it sits pretty next to the other two buildings as we aim to complete the rest of the town.

Building the Fire Brigade was a different experience compared to the Green Grocer and Grand Emporium. For a start, the fire station only has two levels while the others have three; another contrast would be the relative lack of colours - the Fire Brigade is predominantly red and grey. We also had to construct the fire engine from scratch; it sure took a lot of time!

This Lego set comes with four minifigs and a dog. Playwise the building does not offer much by itself and we would argue that it probably would have less standalone value compared to shops such as the Green Grocer and Grand Emporium; after all, why would one need a fire station if there aren't any other buildings around? Hence, we think it is necessary to join the fire station to a row of other buildings. Should we follow Lego's sequence of Green Grocer-Fire Brigade-Grand Emporium? Maybe we should explore this in more detail in future posts!

The box, minutes before it is opened!

Building materials and manual for pack 1 - first level and fire engine

The Fire Brigade comes with four minifigs. The three uniformed minifigs also have helmets!

Fire engine and dog!

Now you see it..

Now you don't!

Vroom vroom!

Back view of the 1st floor. The Fire Brigade comes with a back entrance!

Interior of the first floor. Comes with the sliding pole, helmets and other firefighting equipment!
Top-down view of the 2nd floor. Kitchen with fridge, sofa, table tennis area!

Looks more like an apartment than a fire station!

Cooking area and refrigerator!

Another close-up of the cooking area!

Comes with a table tennis area and sofa!

Sliding pole links up with the pole from the 1st floor!

1st and 2nd floors combined: top-down view

Roof top view of the Fire Brigade. Door leading to the second floor, next to the bell and water tank!

Golden bell at the top of the station

Completed back view

Completed side view

Related posts:
Our Growing Lego Modular Town - Seven and Counting
10224 Town Hall posts:
Little Yellow Brick News #1 - 10224 Town Hall
Little Yellow Brick Investigates #1: 10224 Town Hall
Little Yellow Brick Investigates #2: 10224 Town Hall
Little Yellow Brick News #2: 10224 Town Hall Official Release
Sneak Peek: 10224 Town Hall 

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