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I received my copy this week, just days after placing the order. I thought it'd be worth doing a quick review so that those of you who may have more difficulty getting hold of one can judge whether it's worthwhile doing so.
Before taking a look at this set, it's worth remembering that the last police helicopter of this size, 7741, came out in 2008 and is still being sold from shop.LEGO.com, some 5 years after its introduction. Clearly there's demand for such a model. I wonder why then that LEGO made this one an airline-special and not part of the regular City line-up.
This year's airline special set, 4473 Police Helicopter, that we discussed last month is now more widely available and can be ordered from several airlines without needing to fly. Lluis G emailed last week to say he'd ordered it from Air Berlin (by snail-mail, I believe) and now British Airways list it on their High Life shop website, priced at £16.
It's perhaps one of the least interesting airline specials we've had in recent years (police... yawn...) but one that the aficionado of such things will need in their collection (that includes me :-) )
China Airlines has the City Police Helicopter set 4473 listed in their in-flight shopping catalogue, priced at 23 USD / 18 EUR for 112-pieces.
109 Brickset members currently state that they own this set; it would be great if they could tell the rest of us where they each got their copy of this set from.
An image of the upcoming City set 4473 has surfaced via the Argos.co.uk website, where they have it wrongly uploaded as the photo for 7741. Personally, I think it's about time we had a new City Police Helicopter, 7741 has been on sale for 4 years now! Does anybody have any info on when we will see this released? Thanks to kez in the forum for the news!
(Image now added to Brickset -- Huw)