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Shouldn't the Forest Police Sets Be More Green?

DStonebrakerDStonebraker Member Posts: 6
edited January 2012 in Everything else LEGO
I really liked that Lego was coming out with the forest polices sets, but I imagined that the vehicles would be green and white like a Forest Ranger or the majority of Sheriff departments? I know there are regional differences, but it kind of bugs me. I wonder if I could replace the blue parts with green, but not sure how I would replace the emblems other than custom decals?

What's your opinion?


  • LeelaLeela Member Posts: 53
    When I first heard about Forest Police I thought it's all going to be about brown, green and tan. Seeing blue and white again I completely lost interest in these sets and I'm only getting Robbers' Hideout.
    Changing blue to green sounds great but custom stickers seems the only solution to me.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    have to agree. robber's hideout is nice, and there's a neat vehicle or two in the lineup, but the overall color scheme, which was full of promise given the setting, was a major major disappointment.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,677
    I agree also, the color scheme of the vehicles was a big disappointment. Except for the new elements I was totally turned off by the series.
  • DStonebrakerDStonebraker Member Posts: 6
    I've been researching and looks like all the blue parts are also available in green except for the ATC in the Robbers Hideout. That can be put together in white though. Might be pricey hunting down all the pieces. I believe I can scan the stickers and photshop them into green, think I will change the Police logo to Ranger too or maybe Sheriff.
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    I think they should absolutely have been green or tan/brown. Heck, even grey would have been better than more blue.

    I thought it was maybe a regional difference.

    Or maybe this is a test of the "forest" theme, but they are trying to keep sales continuity by at least leaving the cop cars the same...

    I think they did a good job of making the vehicles trucks/offroad vehicles instead of all cars at least.

  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    @DStonebraker to me, that makes it all the more frustrating that they didn't produce it in green to begin with.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    Maybe play testing had kids not identifying ranger-like cars as police. This is a kids toy and kids like blue police cars.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    yeah, i suppose. but in that case, why not take time off from police altogether, seeing as they just had a whole round of them in the 2nd half of 2011.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    Because kids really, really like blue police cars. When has LEGO ever taken time off from police?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    what @brickmatic said...

    Lego is, first and foremost, a kids toy, and kids really, really like blue police cars. Lego has always had police, have they not? They probably always will...

    This just gives them something new to sell, that is just how it is.
  • DStonebrakerDStonebraker Member Posts: 6
    Okay I grew up in L.A. and police cars are Black and White, and that's the way they are portrayed in the majority of television programs and cartoons. Sheriffs are usually green and white, again there are regional differences. Took me a while getting used to Seattle's all Blue police cars. Just musing at this point I think I get a Forest Police set a swap out all the blue bricks for the green just to share. It'll be my personal Lego project, outside of the kids...
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    I said essentially the same thing when I first saw the sets. Call them Forest Rangers and have the color scheme be based around green -- preferably the Green Grocer green.
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 502
    this thread got me thinking about the police cars from my childhood. Went and looked at the town sets, and yes, black and white police cars.

    Overall, I like where the colors of the firefighters have gone. They really remind me of smoke jumpers. Also, I do love the color of the heavy-duty helicopter. I like this in the blue. Kind of reminds me of photos of the helicopter the White House had in the 1960s.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    I grew up with black and white police cars and personally I think they look the best. I would really love to see some official black and white police car sets, but I just can't see TLG doing that.
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