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Street Bike

Street Bike

Fall 2005 Toys
Ages: 9 & Up
Manufacturer: The LEGO Group
Price: $49.99
Review:
The street bike and chopper motorcycles created in this set produce functional models suitable for display.

The full-color, instruction manual provides detailed illustrated steps to build the impressive, nearly 15-inch long models (60 pages of instruction for one, 48 for the other). Unlike other LEGO booklets, no inspiration is given for other creations that can be made from the same set. Only one model can be built at a time. Because LEGOS are shared between the motorcycles, one must disassemble the first model to build the second.

Once completed, the models can be "driven"-- given the chain drive and working pistons as well as the suspension system on the street bike model. Both models are sturdy; even with weeks of playroom floor journeys, only minor disconnects or rebuilds were required.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2005 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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