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DO NOT BUY THIS SET!!!!!!
on October 16, 2002
I purchased this set due to the excellent design, my love of fire engines, and, as a New Yorker, I loved the set the second I saw it.
I knew from previous experience that Mega Bloks sets are not of the same quality as Legos, but this set was too awesome looking to not buy it.
While putting together my set, I noticed some pieces were missing while assembling the set. A little disappointed, I went backed to Toys R US to exchange the set. The Toys R Us staff was more than helpful in exchanging the set.
When I returned with my new set, I went through making sure I had all the pieces in the set. The first page of the instructions has pictures of all the pieces, including a piece count.
While doing so, I noticed I had two bags of the same pieces. I figured it was a mistake by the manufacturing plant, and was happy I would have extra pieces. Unfortunately, in order to get the extra pieces, I sacrificed another bag that would have pieces I need to construct the set.
So once again, I exchanged the set. This time, I was going through the bags full of pieces and noticed the same problem. Duplicate bags of the same pieces, and a missing bag of pieces necessary pieces.
Long story short, AFTER 3 EXCHANGES TO 3 DIFFERENT STORES, I will have to return the set. I wish this was not the case, because the model looks like a great set. I feel that Mega Bloks is to blame. I think the order for the three huge exclusive Toys R Us Probuilder sets was too much for the Mega Bloks company and plant to handle. I will probably buy this set when I feel that Mega Bloks has corrected its problems.
I highly recommend you DO NOT BUY THIS SET!!!! If you still want to buy this set, I recommend you go to a brick & mortar Toys R Us so that you can easily take it back to the store, instead of paying a large amount for shipping the set back to the distribution center.
If anyone from Toys R Us or Amazon is reading this, I recommend you send the send all three Toys R Us exclusive Probuilders sets back to Mega Bloks so they can correct the problem. Then, I will be the first one in line for this set.