Moc and sort of review of the set 7682- Shanghai chase
About this creation
Indiana Jones is making his escape from the Club Obi-Wan- chased by the Lao Che and his gangster gang
Without the set- i made some buildings- the Rickshaw and that one car is same as the junk in my Nijmegen dio i made it to be complete and it suited just there- however maybe houses could have been bit better- and lights and signs don't have any real letters or chinese symbols (except one that says 'tavern' from my chinese pirate town) sorry i was bit lazy now....
Cars are very nice models- (little bit too big but always problem with minifigs) i modified the gangsters Reo Flying Cloud with one black plate here- not a big change but i think that "nose" looks better like this
Bad thing is that in the Indy's Duisenberg Auburn there is no space for all three- unless Indy is placed like this- not movie accurate but will do for this dio..
minifigs are great
Heroes- Indy has nice tuxedo and hat as extra, Willie's Torso and impressions (doubesided head) are great i'm happy that she is not identical to other indy females- also the hair is great and that little tiara thingy is nice- similar to the Queen's one from the Drawbridge attack only color is clear red- there is also extra one in the set...only Short Round could be better i think- his cap is completely white it should have NY- marking in it and some black/dark blue as well- also it cannot be placed "backwards" as Short has it in the movie....
I made one extra gangster -to make Lao Che also- he is not included but another gangster looks much like him so i decided to turn him to be Lao and made extra guy instead- hats (Black fedoras) are perfect for all kind of gangsters from 1920s/30s and also for the gestapomen like Major Toht...
Pros: -Good figs and many of them (five)
-Indy, Willie and gangsters are very well done
-Carmodels are nice, playable and pretty accurate-
Gangsters car have place for three or
even four figs- heroes' car have a trunk for equipment
-3 revolvers as armament and Indys fedora plus the diamond as extra.
Cons: - Duisenberg cannot hold all three figs nicely- (it lacks the backseat)
- Short Round's cap is not accurate and cannot be turned- also he is of course
one of the "shorties" so he cannot sit or walk
- No Thompson with drum- part included even though it is used by gangsters in
- No actual Lao Che- but chinese man that looks much like him
- overpriced as always
after all nice set for all indy fans and those who want some of those nice parts and cars even if they don't like Indy
Great diorama! The buildings look good and detail like the white wire (I have no idea what it's called) really put feeling into this moc. I can't complain that the street isn't studless, cause I remember that these streets aren't smooth in reall life too. However, coulld you use tiles on the sidewalks? some 2x2 tiles would do the trick (if you have enough of them). That's all I can suggest, so that means you've done an awesome job! ~M