I mentioned the 10197 Fire Brigade set last month. Now we can finally see what it really looks like. Jansued, a member of Eurobricks, has done a rather in depth and humorous review of the new Fire Brigade set. There are nice close-up images of the engine, the station itself, and what I find most interesting — how they built the 1932 in plates.
I love what Jansued said about the 1932
I guess this took forever to develop and right now there are running some mentally damaged naked designers through the floors in Billund, Danmark while there shouting 1932 loudly again and again…
Now I am very familiar with the numbers and lettering built in this style. We used it all the time in the Model Shop at LEGOLAND California. When we used it however, we never had to make all the parts connecting per se. Usually it was built as part of a mosaic or into the side of a Miniland building. As long as it was held in by gravity — in other wards just sitting in there — than it was “legal.” Of course we would then glue it, so that it could go out into the park.
I understand how and why they did it the way they did, but I still think it would drive me bonkers too trying to figure it out. :P
If you are interested in reading the full review and seeing all the pictures they can be found at Eurobricks.