Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Decool 2111 Humvee & Decool 2112 Carrier

I'm going to review these 2 sets together because they complement each other. Both from Decool with code number 2111 and 2112 from their "Modern War" theme.

Decool 2111 - M1025 Humvee Armament Carrier

The box size is 29.5cm x 21cm x 6.5cm.

The parts are sealed in plastic and come in cardboard tray.


The instructions booklet is nicely printed and easy to follow.
front cover, last page and back cover 

Here's the assembled set:
side view

front and rear view

top and bottom view

All four doors can be opened and closed, but too bad the side mirror is fixed. If you look closely, you will also notice the different tone of tan color on some of the parts.



The humvee hood/bonnet could also be opened:



I love the rear part: the trunk could be opened like this:



The machine gun on top of the vehicle could be adjusted to point up and down but the parts where the minifig should stay in easily detached =(



Please note, these parts are also easily fall off because of loose bricks. =( I might glue them to avoid headache.



Decool 2112 -  M1097A2 Cargo/Troop Carrier

The box size is 27.5cm x 15 cm x 6.5cm.

Same with 2111, the parts are sealed in plastic and come in cardboard tray:


You don't have to worry about the instructions. It is printed clearly in booklet form:
cover page, back cover and last page

Assembled set:

side view

front and rear view

top and bottom view

Same with 2111, both doors and hood/bonnet can be opened and closed.




For this carrier, the hood/bonnet fixed better to the body. However i believe its only a matter of time before the bricks become loose and i will have the same problem with 2111 Humvee. 




Both set will have these 2 same guys. One thing for sure, they are different from Decool's Moder War Minifigures series (link).

The printing on both front/rear torso is really good =).



Weapon/accessories you can get from these 2 sets:

sandbags, rifle and handgun

[Update@March 4,2015]:
From side view, the front part of both humvee and carrier look the same.



Looking at the back cover of instructions booklet, next set will be the air cargo carrier. Can't waitt!!!!!!



47 comments:

  1. nice review there, I am guessing both vehicles looks the same (well except for the back). Can you do a comparison shot with both vehicles top/side view? Thanks in advance.

    one more question, are both minifigures the same?

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    1. hi there.sorry that i took a while to reply =). yeah, both set have same pair of figure.

      i forgot to take photo of them side by side. will do that asap ya =)

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    2. i can't believe it took almost a week to reply this. sorry!! here's the picture of the vehicles - side view.

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/coVwLhE.jpg[/img]

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    1. i bought them in set of 2 about usd14 =). saw them on aliexpress about usd21 but with free shipping.

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  4. I wondering how much similarity is between this build and this one https://www.flickr.com/photos/legohaulic/sets/72157623501098706

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    1. Looks a little different to me. I will scan the instructions and upload it online. =)

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    2. it would be great.
      Anyhow i think this time Decool decool did a nice job.

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    3. Im sorry it took me more than a week to do this. here's the pdf:

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3zKJcWHC8VnQy02OUdVbzRPa00/view?usp=sharing

      but be warned, it's 17mb! I don't know how to make it smaller ( ^ , ^ )'

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  5. Thanks for the review.

    I am disappointed with the bricks quality. SY seems to have better bricks than Decool. I expected Decool to be on at least on par with SY. Guess not.

    Still the best bricks I've seen from chinese bootlegs = Star Diamond.

    Minifigure design and printing looks good though.

    I was looking forward to your review to see the rifles. I was hoping (a long shot really) Decool uses the new M4 carbine design from TinyTactical's latest. A big improvement over the M4A1's here. Google "TTMK18 MOD 0 KIT". I hope Decool consider using it in future releases.

    Now I wait for the plane ... :)

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    1. hi there,

      i totally agree with you about star diamond. however, i think star diamond has less design or theme compare to others. it could be only happened at my home town.

      now i collect SY, Decool, Kazi, and Ausini. Kazi has the same problem like SY and Decool have. Color not matching, some parts are too loose and etc. however, kazi has nice design like pirates black pearl, military tank and helicopter.

      for ausini, i would rate the color matching almost 100%. percentage of loosing part like decool and sy. however, ausini has it own design. thus, it is totally depends on what you are looking for. so far, i like their military theme. their hummer is nice too, green color though. cost about rm35 (us&10) without postage. i saw online they have light brown like decool hummer too.

      just sharing my thought :)

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    2. I just found GBL/Kazi set of military vehicle. (am i right about kazi and GBL are the same?)

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/TQncRX1.jpg[/img]

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    3. This photo is from one of my friends. On the left side is assembled GBL humvee and on the right, truck from Decool.

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/r8OHLP2.jpg[/img]

      He doesn't have Decool humvee but from the image, GBL Humvee is bigger and has darker colour

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    4. Speaking of Ausini ... i'm not eyeing their military stuff. I'm looking for their train - Maersk train.

      And GBL ... GBL made TGV "Horizon Express" Lego train :)

      If these are not too expensive, I might buy. Ausini should have better quality bricks than GBL. "Acceptable" brick quality and colour is a concern of mine because at the end, these bricks will be used for MOCs.

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    5. @apodistagon. where can i get them? and how much they normally cost? now i'm asking a noob questions lol

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  6. hi, i think you should exchange the red brick to the yellow brick(tail light and signal light) i only have the cargo ill buy the ither one soon

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    1. hi there. ahahaha. thanks buddy! yup, that is my mistake. even pictures on the box have red bricks at rear and yellow brick at front =)

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    1. hey there =) Thanks for visiting =)

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    2. hello bro.can u give me number NO.KY humvee kazi ?

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    3. facebook of me. Huỳnh Anh Nhật avatar shikamaru :3

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    4. Hi there. The heli code is KY98405 and the humvee is KY98403

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  8. How do we insert images in blogspot comment section?

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    1. i'm not sure if you can see this but i wrap the direct image link (with .jpg extension) with [img] and [/img].

      so they should look like this
      [.img]linkjpg[./.link]

      without the dot of course =).

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    2. Got it thanks.

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  9. Legostore.my can u give me number no.ky humvee kazi ?

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    1. pardon the delay. too much work in my office =((((((

      the GBL humvee is KY98403 =)

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  10. Lele release new army set.. now in Red suit

    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5-c.w4002-765033948.31.Oyf9Cy&id=44003948448

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    1. This is new to me. thanks @steven. I hope the weapon is new model and different from their previous set

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    2. it is the same like the old one http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/PKNOW-LELE-79016-79017-Special-Forces-Marine-Corps-Army-Combination-Minifigure-Building-Block-Brick-Toy-without/1189849_32292390263.html

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    3. this set havn't arrived my local store.. @Bk Brickonstene, have you got yours? I just interested with the weapon.

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  11. hmm do these set give you some extra parts ? coz i got some ... weird

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    1. yeah, i do have a number of extra pieces.

      wait till you assemble rocket raccoon warbird. the extra parts totally doesn't make sense at all ahhaha.

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  12. do all of you guys have same amount of guns? 5 handguns and 3 machine guns? i only got 4 handguns :( thanks

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    1. oh my.. so sorry to hear that.

      or maybe i'm the lucky one to receive extra gun? too bad they do not catalog the parts supplied for the set.

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    2. i know right? i believe that the possible missing handgun should've belonged to the humvee set? at first i was thinking that one of the figures was meant to hold the gun turret and that the handgun was an extra piece. i really don't know. by the way love your reviews. thanks legostore.my

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  13. Lego, so funny. Love playing with them.

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    1. Hi @James, that's why I told my wife, i bought all the Lego for the kids.. despite the fact that it is for myself >_<

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  14. It's here :-)

    I dunno where DECOOL 2113 went but DECOOL 2114 has landed (see link below).
    Couldn't post a pic. So please feel free to help me with that. Looking forward for the the forthcoming review. Perhaps in relation to the first (OXFORD) and second (SLUBAN) versions :-)
    At first a size comparation says me that they're pretty similar in size but that could be wrong. This one could be bigger. DECOOL seems to have choosen a slightly different path... The construction looks... solid... massive...

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    /Gnrl Clstr

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Decool-2114-562Pcs-Building-Blocks-Military-Minifigures-UH-60-BLACK-HAWK-Plane-Airplane-Helicopter-Bricks-Blocks/32491389896.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.2.iO6rpJ&ws_ab_test=201556_6,201527_2_35_36_71_33_72_34_73_74_75,201560_4

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  15. Hi @Gnrl Clstr. Thanks for the link. wow. that set looks very huge.. 562 pieces! i wonder how much will it be. I bet the box size is almost the same with lego avengers tower with 515 pieces.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/MCPLKcs.png[/img]

    I had actually forgotten what brand also issued these helicopters. So thanks for the highlights :)

    This is Sluban UH60L with 439 pieces
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/svNxrhE.png[/img]

    and this set is from Oxford (OM3303) with 411 pieces
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/9tMEoxS.jpg[/img]

    from the pieces count, Decool's set is bigger.. but it's very nice that they offer different color.

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  17. can you do the black hawk????

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    1. local shop near my house only have a few set and i missed it :(. Let's see if they will restock this set soon :)

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  18. amazing, good toys depicting modern war. this is amazing stuff.

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    1. Hi @Avery. i'm sure you will be interested with their Black Hawk set as well.

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/m4SQp1b.jpg[/img]

      http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Decool-2114-562Pcs-Building-Blocks-Military-Minifigures-UH-60-BLACK-HAWK-Plane-Airplane-Helicopter-Bricks-Blocks/32506396461.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.Ayj0za&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_9,searchweb201644_3_505_506_503_504_9914_502_10001_10002_10016_10017_10010_10005_10011_10006_10003_10004_10009_10008,searchweb201560_2,searchweb1451318400_-1,searchweb1451318411_6450&btsid=1e8502d7-92d2-4fea-9aff-91f3ef25be0c

      unfortunately i dont have review for it :(

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