Customer Reviews for LEGO Cars & Trucks: Monster Crushers

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LEGO Cars & Trucks: Monster Crushers

These monster trucks may be small, but they're anything but puny. Pound the slammer and send them jumping up the ramps, through the fire and over the stunt car! Can the big-wheeled police truck keep up? If you have a breakdown, the monster tow truck is there to make repairs! Cool designs, flames and graphics adorn these Tiny Turbo monster crushers! Includes 4 monster crushers and 1 'crushed' car! 3 ramps, 1 slammer and accessories also included! Vehicles measure approximately 3 inches (7.6cm) long by 2 inches (5.1cm) wide!
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Customer Reviews for LEGO Cars & Trucks: Monster Crushers
Review 1 for LEGO Cars & Trucks: Monster Crushers
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A very good choice for a gift or yourself

Posted:November 3, 2009
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From: London UK
Age: 14-18
Gender:  Male
How long has this product been owned?  2-7 weeks
How often is this product used?  Every few days
Play Experience: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"I love this set. It takes a very short space of time to build so you can play with it quicker. The ramps gives an extra point of fun because you can launch the trucks of them. The broken car can actually be built into a normal car but not well because its meant to be broken (duh). The four trucks are fun to playwith and is you really want to you can mixt the parts around! :D
All in all this is a great set!"
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
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Review 2 for LEGO Cars & Trucks: Monster Crushers
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Tons of Fun!

Posted:July 21, 2009
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From: United States
Age: 19-24
Gender:  Male
How long has this product been owned?  1 week or less
How often is this product used?  Once per week
Play Experience: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"When I first heard the name of this set, I was expecting a couple of trucks styled like #8165 Monster Jumper packaged together with a couple of ramps, or something like that. Instead, I got a real treat when pictures of this set were revealed at this year's Toyfair. Upon viewing this set, it became tops on my wishlist for 2009, with 5 brand new Tiny Turbo designs, all of them very original. I wasn't expecting to get it until this August, but thankfully it was released early. When I got this set in the mail yesterday, I could hardly believe that I finally had this set in my hands after months of anticipation. However, I didn't really have enough time to start building the set then, so I saved it for this afternoon. It took me several hours to build this set (even with numbered bags, but I took my time [especially with the decals]), and it was worth it. I will now describe each model (or set of models), in the order in which they were presented to me in the instruction manual.
Monster Bull Truck: This is the first model I built, from Bag 1. It seems to be heavily based off the green and white monster truck from #8495 Crosstown Craze, but there are a few differences. The most notable difference is the brick-built bull face in the front. I think it would have been a great idea to make the eye stickers translucent, or just use transparent 1x1 round plates as eyes instead. The current design is great as it is though. Also, its rounded tires (not seen in any other set since #7737 Coast Guard 4WD & Jet Scooter) are a great bonus. I wish the LEGO Company would include these cool tires in more sets. One more clever thing about this model: the rear license plate. I don't want to give it away, but you will probably get a kick out of it. I know I did. By the way, it's fun to make the Monster Bull Truck charge into other Tiny Turbos, just like a real bull might do. The slammer launcher makes that even more fun to do.
Slammer Launcher: This is the second model I built, also from Bag 1. It is entirely made of TECHNIC elements, and it is also almost entirely studless, except for the little red brick mounted on the end of the launcher. Unlike previous Tiny Turbo slammer launchers (and all other LEGO slammer launchers for that matter), it requires surprisingly little effort to launch any of the vehicles farther and faster than previous launchers could manage. Plus, it does not hurt my hand as much to slam down on it. I strongly recommend that the LEGO Company modify this launcher as needed for other vehicles and then include it in other sets--it's the best one ever designed!
Monster Tow Rod: This is the third model I built, this time from Bag 2. This is my personal favorite model of the set. It has a very original design, which combines the cockpit and front end of #8641 Flame Glider with front fenders, monster tires (just like the ones on the Monster Bull Truck, but with black wheels instead of white ones), and of course, the tow hook in the back (mounted on a click hinge). One thing I really enjoyed doing with this model is hooking the crushed car to the back, then quickly moving the hook up and flipping the car over.
Crushed Car: This is the fourth model I built, also from Bag 2. I like the attention to detail put into the design of this model--it's a whole lot better than the "crushed" car in #8134 Night Crusher. This one looks like it really has been crushed, with pieces missing in appropriate spots. Even though the instructions told me to leave the wheels off the car and put them on two pylons, I had more fun with the wheels on the car and pretending that it's being chased by the Bigfoot Police Hummer, which then runs over the car rather than asking it to pull over.
Ramps and Other Accessories: Collectively, these models came fifth in the building order. Their parts were in Bag 2, along with the parts to the Monster Tow Rod and the crushed car. I thought the decals that went on the ramps were pretty funny, despite the creepy skulls. I was surprised by how well the ramps securely attached to the "flaming pit." By the way, the "flaming pit" has a few useful parts, including a nice assortment of dark stone gray bricks and plates, 4 new black 1x2 sloping tiles (also used in the Monster Bull Truck and Blue Bigfoot models as windshields), and a *dark tan* 6x10 plate. I thought it was just a regular tan plate, but I am sure many MOCers will be happy to know that I was wrong about that. By the way, the Cs and Ms on the "Crazy Monsters" decals have monster faces drawn over them--really cool.
Bigfoot Police Hummer: This is the sixth model I built from this set. Its parts were in Bag 3. I really like the cartoon bulldog sticker on the back, with its police badge dog tag. I also like the emergency light arrangements on top and on the front--nice job, LEGO Company! However, it would be nice if this model also had red taillights in the back, even if they were just stickers. Another minor complaint I have about this model is that it did not have a chrome engine piece, unlike the Monster Tow Rod. I suppose it fits the design somewhat better though, since the wheels are also just plain stone gray. I liked making this vehicle chase after the crushed car and then run over it.
Blue Bigfoot: This is the seventh and final model I built, using the rest of the parts from Bag 3. This is not my most favorite, but I still like it a lot. I especially like its tires, which come with yellow wheels that I have not seen in too many other sets. By the way, this model also has an unusual license plate in the back, but you'll have to buy the set in order to find out what it says.
Overall, I must restate my appreciation for the very original Tiny Turbo designs. I certainly hope that next year's wave of Tiny Turbos (if there is one [I certainly hope there will be one]) will be just as original as the ones in Monster Crushers. The slammer launcher is the best one I can remember using. I really like the work that went into drawing the designs on the decals. There are numerous play possibilities in this set, including switching around the wheels on the vehicles (I tried that with the Bigfoot Police Hummer and the crushed car). This model is very much worth the 40 American dollars you may pay for it, but to really make me happy, I got this amazing set as a gift. To sum it all up, I think Monster Crushers is the best LEGO Racers set this year (except maybe for the Lamborghini Gallardo, but that one is more of a display piece rather than a playset, so a comparison may not be valid in this case). So, what are you waiting for? Get out there (or stay at your computer), buy this set, and get ready for non-stop monster action!"
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for LEGO Cars & Trucks: Monster Crushers
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Slammer Fastness

Posted:July 4, 2009
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From: a computer
Play Experience: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"I got this recently and built it. All the monster crushers looked really good and cool and the crushed car you could choose if you want to put the wheels on and play it as a normal brokened car or put the wheels on the pole and wait for the monster crushers to crush it.
The Slammer launcher was good.The car went as far as I wanted but if you slam it for the first time you have to slam you hand hard andd it might look broken but its not.
The price is alright . It is fun and but the tow truck jut drives.It cant really hold anything but if you put tires on the back it can hold it"
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for LEGO Cars & Trucks: Monster Crushers
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

cool

Posted:June 1, 2009
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From: texas,tx
Play Experience: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"i like the monster trucks. the slamer is cool. i think the price is to much"
I would recommend this to a friend!
-5points
0of 5found this review helpful.