An interesting new theme that is going to be released in October of this year is the LEGO City tz collection. I have been really looking forward to this series as they all feature flywheel-powered motorcycles. I’m a big fan of the LEGO Technic Pull-Back Racers, and these little motorcycles appear to be using the same mechanism just at a smaller scale.
The first wave of the LEGO City Stuntz collection includes 10 sets. Six of those sets feature a single flywheel-powered motorcycle and a minifig. The sets are as follows: #60696 LEGO City Wheelie Stunt Bike, #60297 LEGO City Demolition Stunt Bike, #60298 LEGO City Rocket Stunt Bike, #60309 LEGO City Selfie Stunt Bike, #60310 LEGO City Chicken Stunt Bike, and #60311 LEGO City Fire Stunt Bike. They are going to be $7.99 each at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.
As you can see, amongst the six bikes, there are three different bike frames, and it appears that the logos are printed. And of course, each of the bikes have the flywheel mechanism incorporated into their back wheel (which is the dark-gray part you see). The minifigs all have exclusive printed torsos, helmets, and faces.
Based on my experience with the LEGO Technic Pull-Back Racers, my expectation is that the bikes will be able to perform high-flying stunts, and they will be awesome for racing challenges. Perhaps my only concern is that I hope they are well balanced, so they don’t fall over prematurely.
Besides the six single bike sets, there are also four larger sets. These include more of the same bikes, and various stunt challenges.
The #60299 LEGO City Stuntz Stunt Competition for $29.99 features two bikes with two riders, a ramp, and a ring of fire on a height-adjustable tower. This is the smallest starter set that also includes stunt challenges, but if you already have similar pieces, it may be cheaper to simply get two of the single bike sets and build your own track. Although I have to admit that the torso prints of both bikers are awesome.
The #60293 LEGO City Stuntz Stunt Park for $39.99 includes only one bike and rider, but also features two launch ramps, fire, spider cage, and other obstacles. Add a couple of single bike sets, and you’re all set for an awesome race!
The #60294 LEGO City Stuntz Stunt Show Truck for $69.99 is one of the largest sets in the collection. It features a large truck with a long trailer for hauling a functioning dunk tank and a set of launch and landing ramps. Unfortunately, only one bike is included, but you do get four minifigs.
The #60295 LEGO City Stuntz Stunt Show Arena for $99.99 is the ultimate set in the LEGO City Stuntz collection. Besides one of the flywheel-powered bikes, it also features two monster trucks, two cars with collapsible roofs (so the monster trucks can crush them), six minifigs, plus several ramps, a large ring of fire, and other accessories.
Personally, I really appreciate when LEGO releases simple and fun sets that inspire building and rebuilding, and can facilitate both playtime alone and with friends. Racing games are always great for this. And I’m excited to see the small flywheel mechanism. I’m hope I can collect all the single bike sets, and maybe get one of the stunt sets as well. As I mentioned, they will be available in October at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO City Stuntz sets? Are you planning to get any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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I love these! So cool! I want to get all three types of bikes!
The bigger sets are a little expensive, but I will get at least a couple of the bikes.
Some of these characters look similar to some of the characters in The Tuning shop set but, that’s alright with me it’s always good to have a spare minifigure. So now I can’t expand my tuning shop. Can’t wait to get these.
I meant to say” I can expand my tuning shop set”. My autocorrect doesn’t seem to like me or it’s cursed. Lol!
These are CRIMINALLY overpriced. Best to wait until they hit clearance.
I know what you mean will`!they use so many big pieces and then the bikes probably drive up the price by 5$ or 6$ each but im really happy that they sell individualy I want to get at lest one
I like the colors, but the sets feel way too over-priced if you don’t care that much about the pull-back function…
Also, I’m still somewhat annoyed that this theme didn’t give us an orange motorcycle helmet, I might possibly buy some of the hairpieces and helmets separately if they come up at Bricks and Pieces, though…
Yeah, they are certainly expensive. This is the reason I will only focus on the small sets. Still expensive, but I want to zoom some of those bikes around! 😀
I had totally missed the function on these… very cool, definitely want to get a couple!
Hmm, a Brickset user just commented that the theme might be dealyed until next year, although it might be an unsubstantiated rumor, until further notice…
Hm… I wonder what’s their reasoning to say that. The sets area already listed at the online shop with a release date.
If I’d get any more info, I’ll get back on it.