Hey guys! Today I’m reviewing a 2018 LEGO City set – 60182 Pickup & Caravan! This set is a 344-piece set that retails for £24.99 (UK), $29.99 (U.S.), $44.99 (Aus), and $49.99 (NZ). Let’s jump straight in! There are three minifigures included – they represent a family who is going on holiday in their caravan.
- The dad has a black Obi-Wan hair along with a nice printed smiley, bearded face. He has a red flannel shirt and light blue pants.
- The son has a cute freckled face and a dark tan cap. He wears a dark tan ‘vest’ jacket over a dark azure shirt. He has dark blue short legs.
- The Mom has the dark orange Black Widow hairpiece, along with a standard smiling face. She wears a lavender-colored jacket and tan pants.
FUN FACT! The family is, I’m pretty sure, meant to be a grown-up version of the family found in 60134 Fun in the Park! Cool, right? Oh, and some accessories are included. There’s a little sailboat build made from two pieces, along with a crab and a fairly rare, medium nougat-colored net. The mom gets a camera, while the dad gets a fish, frying pan, and a little 3-piece gas cooker.Now, on to the builds. The first build here is the Pickup. It has a red color scheme with a tan stripe, along with some big, beefy wheels. The size of the wheels are nice but they jut out of the fender quite significantly which is ugly. The roof of the truck has a sticker, and inside there’s space for one driver and a steering wheel. One thing about this pickup, though, is that there’s no space at all in the back – rather, there’s a Technic hole which suggests an attachment… Which is for you to attach your caravan to! This is the style of pull-along caravan that I personally am not such a fan of 😀 In real life, I prefer the type that is one single vehicle. However, having something for the truck to pull along is fun as a toy 🙂The caravan itself has an axle at the front which is where it connects to the pickup. This enables it to swivel along when the truck turns. The caravan has a grey and blue stripe along the body which is achieved using a combination of bricks and stickers. There’s also a sticker for the caravan logo which looks pretty good. The back of the caravan has some brake lights, along with a stickered numberplate. The caravan interior can be accessed by hinging open one of the wall panels. Inside the space is a little cramp, but there are some nice details. There’s a mailbox piece with a clear door which I think represents a fridge, along with a stove and a frying pan on top. There’s a cabinet with a white door and a blue covfefe machine on top, as well as a couple of chairs and a table. Of course, you can take the chairs and table out of the caravan so you can eat outside if you wish. Now when I was building this, I was a little concerned since there seemed to be no room for a bed. However, my fears were alleviated when I built this upper sleeping compartment. There’s a removable roof section that has a tan-colored bed underneath. You can place one minifigure inside here to sleep. This is accurate to many caravans (the ‘bump’ up there is usually for beds) and this section even has an archway at the base so minifigures can, in-universe, climb down to the rest of the caravan interior!
And of course, the best part – driving the pickup and caravan around the house and letting your minifigures camp everywhere they want!
On the whole, I think this is a satisfying and fun set. The builds look good and are good for play, though the interior of the caravan is slightly cramp (space, as always, is a limiting factor in LEGO sets). The minifigures included are okay – it’s a fun nod to a previous set, though, and they are good for play scenarios. The price is good too – $29.99 in the U.S. is a wee bit high but it’s honestly fine, and the rest of the world has good prices. Definitely a fun set that I recommend.
- Builds: 4/5
- Minifigures: 3.5/5
- Playability: 4.5/5
- Price: 4/5
- Personal Rating: 4/5
- TOTAL: 4.0/5
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments below! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😀