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8635 Mobile Command Center

8635 Mobile Command Center

Fall 2008 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: The LEGO Group
Price: $89.99
Review:
The evil Dr. Inferno makes his first-ever LEGO appearance in the Mobile Command Center, a 1,154-piece Lego Agents building set that features a spy base command station along with smaller vehicles to transport additional spies and secret agents. In its "undercover" closed mode, the command station appears to be a large truck, but its interior is fully-equipped with all the requisite spy gear including computer docks, walkie-talkies, phones, a tool shop, loading crane and even a coffee center. Smaller support vehicles include a mini jet, a hover jet, a jet ski, a car and an ATV. Highlights of this set include the ability to build the vehicles in different sittings and to reconfigure them for maximum creativity, as well as the light-up projector screen featuring Dr. Inferno. In one Lego-experienced test group's opinion, this set-which comes with four instruction books-may be better suited to more experienced builders 10 and older rather than the manufacturer's suggested ages of 8 and up.
Ann Hillers   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.

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The LEGO Group
860-763-3211
http://www.lego.com
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