Amazing set great detail but could have had a bit more accessories on the inside but apart from that a really good buy and so fun.
The fire truck is very big and a really good build but the extending arm can become loose if extended to full length.
The car is a simple build but works well.
The helicopter is good but quite blocky on the back but the cannon feature is excellent.
Figures are great and hot dog stand is a good inclusion.
Fun to play with.
Being a volunteer fire fighter I was very curious about the set. First, a first alarm is 2 pumpers and a ladder, or pumper and quint. This is very close to a first alarm setup. The chiefs car and chopper was a nice touch. Bonus points to whoever thought of putting the coffee maker in the building. There wasn't a lot of details on the inside but it was enough. I must admit that the fire pole is a good touch.
So I like this fire station. The working fire pole is great. The garage doors are awesome. It comes with a good assortment of vehicles.
My son had a hard time building it because it kept falling apart. And it kept falling apart during play. The base plates are 4 squares (which is a great idea), but this means that the garage for the engine is built from two separate base plates that have to be attached. The pieces used to attach them are minimal and don't do a good job of keeping the garage together. It also unnecessarily increased the difficulty of the build on carpet. This is exacerbated by the fact that the garage structures have little structure to them. They are basically a series of poles built out of 2x2 blocks. The poles don't stand up to much force at all before falling over or disconnecting from the roof. There are a lot of places where it seems simple enough to add interlocking pieces, but those aren't done. This would increase the strength of the set so that it is usable in play. The revolving door (which I love) is not well built. There aren't enough connections around it to hold everything in place. The same goes for the angled connectors between the three wings (again, brilliant idea, but poorly executed). I kept having to reattach them for my son until I rebuilt the whole set to be sturdier. If this was a "display" piece, I might not care, but this isn't a display set and moving and playing with the buildings in this set became unfun.
I hope this set gets redesigned with a little more strength in the build.
BEST SET EVER, extraordinary detail. Good looking vehicles. It has it all.
I got this Lego set for Christmas and I was supper pumped to build It and, I actually had a lot more fun than I imaged, and the set has so many features. One of my favorite features is the garage doors and how they actually open and slide . Soooooo... I give this set a 10/10