Not much going on in Colby City from the looks of it. A bank and a sheriff's office. You'd think they would have had the other obvious business. The Undertaker. I guess you have to build your own. It's a better set than most when it comes to price per part. About 8.5 cents for each of the 587 parts in this $50 set. Still a low cost per part isn't much good if those aren't the parts you need. It would be a set I would gravitate too. Heavy on the reddish brown, some amount of the blays, tan and dark green, plus a good bit of black and white. The dark green 1x1 brick has the largest quantity of any of the parts. There are 33 of them, plus 20 of the 1x2. The second largest quantity are the 23 1x1 round black plates. There are 18 of the 1x2 light blay brick brick and 4 of the dark tan version. I was more pleased when I first saw those pieces than I was after I had actually started to try to built something using them. Sadly, they look the best when you stack them and that's not always the most stable way to build. No matter they still have some use in creating texture on a surface. I like the side with the single line dividing the brick in two. That can be used to create different looks too. There are 15 window frames and glass inserts to fill them. A couple of doors and frames can always come in handy. There are a nice mix of accessories: bottle, sack, dynamite, key, even a cannon. This would be a good parts pack for me. It would be a great set to pluck off the clearance shelf.
Go after the bandits when they rob the town bank in a Colby City Showdown! Fire the cool rooftop cannon as the bandits blow up the vault and try to steal the silver! Take cover and help the Lone Ranger, Tonto and Texas Ranger Dan Reid put the gun-slinging gangsters back behind bars! Includes 5 minifigures with weapons and accessories: the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Texas Ranger Dan Reid and 2 bandits, Ray and Frank.
• Includes 5 minifigures with weapons and accessories: the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Texas Ranger Dan Reid and the 2 bandits, Ray and Frank.
• Includes the sheriff’s office, bank and a small wagon
• Sheriff’s office features opening door, jail with exploding wall function and rooftop cannon
• Bank features opening door and vault
• Weapons include 3 revolvers, 3 rifles and a tomahawk
• Accessories include a sack, 2 bundles of dynamite sticks, bottle, handcuffs, keys, barrel and 2 silver bars
• Take aim with the rooftop cannon!
• Break out the bandits with the exploding prison wall!
• Use the dynamite to break open the vault!
• Wagon measures over 1" (4cm) high, 2" (7cm) long and 1" (5cm) wide
• Sheriff’s office measures over 5" (13cm) high, 6" (17cm) wide and 3" (9cm) deep
• Bank measures over 5" (14cm) high, 6" (17cm) wide and 3" (8cm) deep
Looks like you can set it up and play with it. Doesn't seem much like a lot of options. Crook or cop. Kind of like CITY, I guess. Of course, you'd should be able to figure out that you can have more fun with a larger town without anyone specifically telling you. I overheard someone one complaining about how LEGO was just plain bricks back in their day. Guys in their 30s who claimed they could have built much better if only they'd have had all the special pieces they have today. Makes me laugh. I've overheard that in the Mall Of America several times in the last 3 or 4 years. The other complaint is that there aren't any alternate models on the boxes anymore. I've had several people at work mention this when they find out I'm a LEGO fan. They usuallly had LEGO sets as kids and now their spawn are tripping the brick fantastic. The back of the box usually promotes the play features and doesn't have any other ideas. I suspect that they discontinued the alternate instructions in sets because they were costly. As the instructions got dumbed down made clearer by increasing the steps, and adding the illustrated parts list to each step, it made sense to cut the extra cost of the added pages be deleting pages. You save on booklet production, paper and ink have only gone up in price over the years. You save something from not having to pay for the extra model building time while your paid designers try to figure out something that isn't quite crap to put on the back of the box. Many of them were pretty awful, nothing good to be said about them. Not missed by me.
The five figures are the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Dan Reid, Frank and Ray. The three on the right have pretty good costumes with a nice selection of hats. Loney and his goofy hatted pal have pretty limited costumes. Not sure I'll bother picking up one of the sets, unless I see it on sale somewhere. I don't need the parts right now.