Oh, it’s April already? Anyway, hello!
Being blessed with ”Farmer“ as my middle name (no, my first name actually) I have been waiting for Lego to release some farm-related sets for more than 25 years. Farms other than Duplo, of course. And other than bigfig set 190
which wasn’t available this side of the pond anyway. And other than Technic tractors
, even though I like all of those. For minifigs all that there ever was, is this sad excuse of a tractor: 6608
. In 1986 I even was desperate enough to scrape all my pocket money together and buy this slightly girlie-ish pony yard
. But no cows nowhere.
But then, in the Year of the Lord MMIX, Lego remembered being settled in Billund, within a mostly rural environment, and finally released this Farm 7637. And hm, I’m not all too excited about it. We get several posts with low-piececount roofs on them, a silo and a tractor, which, granted, is quite good. The tractor. And cows, yeahh!
Unfortunately I have to criticise these cows, though. Other than the long established minifig horses the cows are not made of ABS, the usual material most Lego elements are made of. This leads to a different surface texture than the 1×2 dorsal brick has, making it stand out like a sore thumb. Also there are noticeable gaps between the dorsal brick and the cow. Not nice. That could have been done better.
So I am glad they finally came up with a farm, but the fact that
they came up with one for me is not enough to give the set itself
a high rating. Sorry.
This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.