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4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« on: September 08, 2008, 15:46:11 »
Hi Pf,

ok here comes the first pictures of the PYRAMID !!

I think this are the biggest review i ever made !!

First some BOX pictures !!

Have a little time i must first share all the pictures i made.

ENJOY !

world greets

Andi
« Last Edit: September 11, 2008, 21:12:35 by Customizer »

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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 17:13:40 »
I buy it last saturday, my soon and me build it and we are realy enjoy. Itīs really a great set and perfect to play.

The only one bad think I have to say is that I regreat that the sides (Triangle) are bad fixed and fall down very fast. Why Playmobil donīt put 2 system X in the long to delate this mistake?

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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 19:02:01 »
ok here are the rest from the Box pictures.

This was again flip box from playmobil after the 3262 crane.
You can open to see all the secrets inside the pyramid !

ENJOY the pics.

more soon..............

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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 21:01:35 »
Hi,

ok lets start to build the pyramid ! At the backside of the box you can read:

Important for Parents: Time required for assembly about 120 minutes  8}

If i look at the Box i find a ERROR ther are the size 40 cm but the pyramid are 53 cm !!

- The first thing there are no SYSTEMX Button.

- Many Stickers, WOW you need realy time to fix it exacly !!

more details tomorrow, many pictures soon !!!

ENJOY the pictures !!

world greets

Andi

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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 23:41:41 »


Thanks for a GREAT review, Andi!

I am looking forward to seeing MORE ...  :klickygrin:

It appears that Playmobil has really committed themselves to their new faux Steck connectors.(Please see attachment.)

If this is true, then I can't understand why they just didn't use the real Steck or SystemX.

Am I correct, Andi? Are they using the same connectors that they used on the Dino cage, the Vet's office and the Tree House? Click HERE.

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 06:15:10 »
So do the pyramid side panels fall down easily?  If so, that's a pity.  Would a fourth side panel fit so that the pyramid could be completely enclosed?  Thanks in advance.
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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 13:03:43 »
It appears that Playmobil has really committed themselves to their new faux Steck connectors.(Please see attachment.)

If this is true, then I can't understand why they just didn't use the real Steck or SystemX.

Am I correct, Andi? Are they using the same connectors that they used on the Dino cage, the Vet's office and the Tree House? Click HERE.

see attachment

Hi Richard, I suspect that when Hans Beck left, the engineering element left with him.

The new designers are probably math-adverse art majors, hence the insensible panoply of connection types.

"Order?  Isn't that something they only care about in math class?"

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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 13:55:21 »
Maybe they're big on chaos theory?

It does feel a bit like they keep re-inventing the wheel with their construction systems.

Steck worked, and looked good in the process.

System-X works, though it does leave ugly pits and holes, and is a nightmare fitting all those stupid connectors (and I find they tend to drop out or disconnect from the wrong end when moving or breaking down setups).

Now they appear to be abandoning system-x for various clips or lack of clips, where nothing can connect to anything else, and sometimes not even to itself, if the walls keep falling off. 

I think Hans Beck is quoted in Story of a Smile saying "everything fits". Now everything is separate and falls apart. :'(

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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 19:06:42 »
So do the pyramid side panels fall down easily?  If so, that's a pity.  Would a fourth side panel fit so that the pyramid could be completely enclosed?  Thanks in advance.

The pyramid have 3 sides closed, at front nothink, it stay open. And donīt try to buy one more by DS, your will not closed it because of "Turn door".

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Re: 4240 THE PYRAMID !!! BIG REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 19:19:08 »


Thanks, TJ!
That answered a question that a lot of us had.



The pyramid have 3 sides closed, at front nothink, it stay open. And donīt try to buy one more by DS, your will not closed it because of "Turn door".