There really isn't much of anything too exciting in this game, piece wise at least. As a game it's some sort of chase game. I wouldn't play that. How's it score as a parts pack? It's got 247 pieces for 20 bucks. That's slightly over 8 cents a part before the tax man gets his bit added on. Locally the rate is just over 7%. I got my copy of the set at Target for half price making the parts just under 4.5 cents each with the tax added. The parts are multi-colored, there are 13 colors, not including the trans parts and most of the 79 different parts come in singles and doubles. At the top of the quantity list, there are 40 of the 2x2 jumper tile in light blay. Then it drops down to 13 of the 1x2 green tile with money printed on it and 12 of the 1x2 green plate. There are 2 of the large 6x12 blue wing plates. I find I don't use the irregularily shaped plates for much building so they aren't much use to me but maybe a good trade item. If only there were more people in the local club who want to trade items. Not many do. As I said I wouldn't bother with playing the game. It just doesn't look very interesitng to me. You can read about it from the description from Brickset.
Join the chase!
Introducing LEGO® Games, the world’s first collection of games that you build, play and change. With the unique buildable LEGO Dice and changeable rules, the LEGO Games collection is a great way of having fun together with family and friends.
Join the chase in LEGO City! Thieves are on the loose with lots of stolen money! Help the police officers to catch them and lock in jail before they get away! LEGO CITY Alarm is an exciting race game for 2–4 players. Game play is approximately 10–20 minutes.
- 1 buildable LEGO® Dice
- Rules booklet
- 6 LEGO microfigures
- Building instructions
- Chase the robbers through a mini LEGO® City!
I do like the little cityscape. Might get kids making small microcities. Get them thinking out of the box. Recently TwinLUG had a bit of a display at the LEGO store in the Mall of America. We had a variety of items and people would comment to each other on what they were seeing. Many could only see that the figures from a theme were what they were from and not that they were playing different role. Some also couldn't figure out why there were Lord Of The Rings characters mixed in with the Ninja Turtle characters. Is it lack of imagination? I wouldn't expect all kids to have a lack in imagination but I'd think most kids had some. I had noticed this at the Comic Con in May and was looking for it this time. Not sure if there's any more to think about than that. Not without working at it.
So, not a set that I needed to buy, glad I got it for half off. I'll use them for something.