(Written by Cameron)
As we get closer to the end of the year, beginning of next year, more and more of the 2014 LEGO sets get revealed (even released early – see the end of this post which ones are listed already!). Today I would like to show you the new sets in one of the longest standing LEGO themes; LEGO City. More specifically, the 2014 LEGO City Police sets. (All images are from the Brickset database.) In a future post we will also look at the other 2014 LEGO City sets. I thought to break them up like this as there are quite a few sets to talk about. So let’s dive right in! 🙂
➡ #60041 LEGO CITY CROOK PURSUIT: This is the smallest of the 2014 LEGO City Police sets. The criminal is nothing new, in fact we got plenty of these badguys in the 2012 LEGO City Forest Police line. The cop comes with a slightly updated torso. The motorcycle is nothing new either. Still, this is a decent little set if you want to get some of the new cop torsos without buying any of the larger sets. The small barrier the criminal is jumping over is also nice, containing four of the new brick-wall bricks. Although I do wonder what is a random barrier doing in the middle of the street? This set contains 38 pieces and retail for $6.99. This set is already available – BUY HERE
➡ #60042 LEGO CITY HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE: Here we have a policeman chasing two criminals on motorcycles. The motorcycles are awesome; just look at those golden wheels! I really like the criminals too, particularly because LEGO has never done a female criminal in a LEGO City set before! The police car looks quite sleek and fast, and there is also a little bit of city construction that the motorcycles can use a ramp to try to get away. Another thing that I find interesting is the use of the LEGO Minifigures Series 9 policeman’s hat. This is a nice surprise! This set contains 110 pieces and will retail for $19.99. This set is already available – BUY HERE
➡ #60043 LEGO CITY PRISONER TRANSPORTER: I think that this is my favorite set from the 2014 LEGO City Police lineup. There is plenty of action and just look at that ball and chain! The cop here also comes with the new torso as well as the new hat. The four-wheeler is a simple design, but servers its purpose. And of course the star of this set is the prisoner transport truck! The windshield looks great, and just look at all those ways for our hero… er, I mean badguy… to escape! This set contains 196 pieces and the price is not yet known, but it should be in the $25-$30 range.
➡ #60044 LEGO CITY MOBILE POLICE UNIT: Seems that LEGO decided to take another stab at the #7288 LEGO City Mobile Police Unit from 2011 – a highly popular set at that time. In fact the two sets look quite similar, yet there are also many differences. First of all the police minifigs are updated with the 2014 design, and we also get another ball and chain. Also, the policemen can actually see the prisoner in the holding-cell, which is thoughtful. There is also a large “Wanted” poster showing the two criminals from the High Speed Police Chase. I also really like the three screens above the computers. This set contains 375 pieces and the price is not yet known, but it should be in the $45-$50 range.
➡ #60045 LEGO CITY POLICE PATROL: Here we have another redo of a previous LEGO City Police set; this one being very similar to the #4205 LEGO City Off-Road Command Center from 2012, but this time with an actual boat for the robber instead of just a silly box. I think the robber’s boat is very well done and I also really like the colors. The police truck is slightly bigger than the previous version, and if you unhooked the trailer it would make an excellent off-road police SUV. It is hard to see just from this one image, but it appears that there is a winch on the trailer to lift the police boat. There is also a small rock-formation and a warning light. Lots of play-features here! This set contains 408 pieces and should also be in the $45-$50 range.
➡ #60046 LEGO CITY HELICPOTER SURVEILLANCE: This set comes with a twist; unlike most of the previous robber hideout sets, here the police helicopter is the main part of the set. It is 44 centimeters – that’s one big helicopter! The hideout is really nicely designed, but there is not a whole lot of living space. The garage area conceals a car for the robbers to get away. Did you notice the policeman hiding in the barrel? This set contains 528 pieces and the price is not yet known.
➡ #60047 LEGO CITY POLICE STATION: Then of course we have to have a police station for all those robbers and badguys. LEGO seems to have combined the best features of previous years’ police stations with truly epic results. I absolutely love the idea of the jail-bars being able to be pulled out, but I do wonder what will happen to the poor criminal who is holding onto the bars when he hits ground? The police station appears to be able to hold four criminals in the jail cells, and there also seems to be a waiting-room and a mug-shot room. I also like the control-tower and garage. The are also two vehicles (one for the badguys), a police motorcycle and a police helicopter. This set contains 854 pieces, and the price should be in the $120 range.
➡ #60048 LEGO CITY ROBBER’S HIDEOUT: The exact name of this set is not yet known, but it is another hideout for the badguys. It also contains a nice old-style truck for the robbers, and a police vehicle with two policemen. Piece-count and price is not yet known.
➡ #60049 LEGO CITY HELICOPTER TRANSPORTER: Another interesting set, with a high-speed pursuit. One of the criminals is on motorcycle, while the other one is using racecar! The main part of this set is the helicopter transporter for the police, which of course includes a helicopter. This set contains 382 pieces and the price is not yet known, but it should be in the $45-$50 range.
So that’s it for the 2014 LEGO City Police sets! Quite a big selection, isn’t it? A couple of the new LEGO City Police sets are already available at the Online LEGO Shop along with other 2014 LEGO City sets (and of course the 2013 sets also). See them here: LEGO CITY SETS AT THE LEGO SHOP
So what do you think? How do you like the 2014 LEGO City Police sets? Do you have a favorite? Even though several of these are re-makes of previous sets there are some new details and additions. How do you like them? And what do you think of the new policemen? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! Also, I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my fourth post here at theBrickBlogger. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading, and feedback is welcome! 😉
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First Comment! I love the new ball and chain, but I am not a city fan 🙁
two of these sets look the same as some of the sets out right now. but other than that I like the ball and chain too! my sister would probably like them too because she’s all into the LEGO prisons. 😆
I don’t really like City because its too simple for me and the ten cents per piece rule is often broken with many of their sets. Not that that is a really bad thing I just like to try and balance my sets so that I always get about that ratio. I think my favorite line they have done yet was the elite police officers but I like this update, I think at heart city will always be police chasing robbers. But City is perfect for younger kids because it encourages a lot of play and the sets aren’t too advanced. I found it interesting how on the box of a few it said Modular Build. I hadn’t noticed that before on other sets. I also like how both robbers hideouts look the same, it’s like they have a secret chain of green door brick houses all across the country :o.
I like the changes. The new sets look great. I am glad I did not buy the police station yet because this one looks great. I like the new mobile command too.
I really like the sets, especially the fact that we get a female robber, too. Hooray Gender Equality! Showing girls are not limited to perfectly law abiding occupations. One thing that bugs me though…The police of LEGO City now uses ball and chains? Slightly old fashioned and unrealistic, don’t you think? I personally feel it borders on Police Brutality…
One more thing, I finally got round to watching the last Chima episode of the season. I feel its a suitably grand episode as a finale, but it’s no less mediocre than previous episodes…
By the way, I just noticed the new Hobbit Designer Videos. Some of them is pretty neat, especially that Mirkwood Elf Army. It just screams “Battle Pack”-well, minus the inclusion of Thanduril (Tolkien fans, sorry if I spelt that wrong!) I really like the fact that if you buy 3, which I’m sure lots of Army-Building AFOLs would do, you could make a foretress. The designer, Jordan Scott, really thought about everything. I really find myself enjoying pretty much any set he designs…
If you ask me criminals are the ones who get themselves into the trouble and I know I wouldn’t be complaining about police brutality if I was robbed and beat up.
I like the designer videos too, but I wish they showed the set being built in fast moton.
I disagree. Its still morally wrong. Policemen of this day and age absolutely don’t do that anymore. And its certainly not a good image to give to young children that manacling/shackling criminals in heavy chains and iron balls is OK.
Yeah, I think it’s kinda strange….
Maybe your right, stuff like this is kinda hard to sort out. If there was a better way to do it that would serve it’s purpose like just hand cuffs I would say go for that. But if the criminals aren’t punished accordingly then they will still harm the public. I think of it as when criminals break the law they are sort of putting themselves outside of it and the police don’t nessecarily have to treat them perfect. (Not like they can do anything they want but stopping the crime is their main objective.) Then again whats the purpose of the ball and chain, it’s basically to make it harder for them to walk. So while it may do some good I suppose it’s not really nessecary. So while I agree that that form of punishment could be bypassed, I disagree that criminals should be judged the same as us. When simeone breaks the law it is not about them it is about the sakety of everyone else. And a good policemen woukd do whatever it takes. Those
are just my thoughts. ( I’m gonna have to start staying away from heavy topics like this. :p)
Yeah, there is a reason most LEGO websites and forums don’t allow political or religious topics; they can deteriorate pretty quickly. I don’t have stringent house-rules like that, but in general I would also suggest to stay away from topics that are not related to LEGO and can turn into a heated debate. We are here to enjoy the LEGO hobby. There are many other websites dedicated to those other topics. Having said that, we are amongst friends here, and I don’t mind talking aobut our other interests/hobbies/opinions once in a while. I trust that our readers are intelligent, thoughful and courteous people, so I usually let discussions play out. If a conversation deteriorates to name-calling I have tools to cut it short, but I rarely had to use them. Play well! 😉
Those sets are based on international archetypes. A shackling ball is a recognized image all over the world.
I think adding a harmless little plastic ball-and-chain to a plastic crook doesn’t really invoke any real-world police activity. the world of LEGO generally stays in molded plastic. Also, Strider’s argument can only go so far. By his logic, treatment of criminals could quickly spiral out into all sorts of police brutality. Criminals are still people, no matter how “bad” they are, and should still be treated with a modicum of humanity.
i like these sets but city isn’t really my favorite lego theme but i do want to be a police officer wen i grow up 😀 btw i cant wate to see docter who 50th anniversary i havent seen it yet and in sownds EPIC and utopia the sound of drums and the last of the time lords are the best seson finally ever (that i’ve seen) 😀
if i could have lego make any lego theme it would be docter who B)
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Personally I’ve never been into lego city/police etc much, but these sets arer looking good!! I also love how the crook in the crook chase (60041) is demonstrating a little bit of parkour =)
City is my favorite theme, and I love the new police hats (like the collectible minifig one), but we’ve seen all these sets before. It seems they are just recycling the sets, and changing a few of the stickers and torsos. Nice, but I already have the older versions.
It’s almost like a car model that just gets a new face lift every few years. I’d like to see some newer Lego City sets that aren’t emergency-based (fire, coast guard, police).
Some possible ideas are more race-themed sets (a license with NASCAR would be huge!), a bigger hospital set, a modular museum, a music store, a school. Smaller, affordable stores sets that you can’t snap together into a strip mall would be awesome too. Lego is running out of ideas with the same old police sets.
Andy, yes, it would be nice ti see some added variety. I would say though that LEGO will always add police and fire sets because those are two themes that are extremely popular with young boys. And since there is a new wave of 5-6 year-olds come into the LEGO hobby every few years, LEGO wants to make sure they get what they want. 😉
Agreed. Something like an antique store, gym or a park set would be awesome.
These are really nice looking! It’s very cool that we now have a female robber. 😀
I’m not a fan of city, but, I like the hideouts! 🙂
Now having a female criminal is true gender equality. Now, for a change, girls can be the crooks! Plus, who says all criminals are male?
Yay, for girl criminals! 😈
i wuldint sey yaaay for girl crinimales becuse they break the law unles you want to incerije girls to become law braking evil killing crooks
LOL! I don’t think girls will become “law breaking evil killing crooks” over a LEGO set and a joke. 🙄
Exactly, it takes more than a female LEGO jewel-thief on a motorcycle to create a criminal. I think we would have a lot more crime in the world if that were true.
Maybe she is one of the Bling Ring, the famous teenage girls-only robbery ring that targeted celebrities in California. 😉
There are a lot of female villains in pop culture. The influence of pop culture on real-life crime has long been questioned by researchers.
Hm… that’s interesting…
I think you have to have some kind of urge to become criminal. You Don’t just see a film about an airplane hijacking, and then go out and hijack an airplane. You have to have a predisposed criminal nature. But if you do have that nature, don’t view that type of media.
I actually saw that movie based on the Bling Ring a while back! Twice, actually. Though I’m pretty sure there was a boy (albeit a not too masculine looking one.) in that movie. And I’m sure they dress more fashionably than this female robber-in fact, a little more like S10’s trendsetter.
LOL! Yeah! The Bling Ring members were all about fashion! And yeah, I think you are right; there was a boy who sometimes participated in their raids.
I always turn away from City sets, usually because of “Modular Building – Easy Start”., but I will have to purchase some of these.
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