Given the abundance of cars, it’s not overly surprising that Cash Washing facilities have featured a lot in LEGO® City. They are often tied to a garage but the latest is a standalone Car Wash unit. It may look similar to past Car Washes, after all, they all provide the same basic function, but this new set does have a couple of interesting new ideas. So as I continue on with the LEGO City Summer set reviews here’s a closer look at set 60362: Car Wash.
Set Name: Car Wash | Set Number: 60362 | Pieces: 243 | Theme: LEGO City
RRP: £17.99/$32.99/19.99€ | Number of Bags: Bags x 4 | Instructions: Paper booklet + Builder App | Stickers: Sheet x 1 | Minifigures: Car Wash Attendant & Driver
Availability: LEGO Stores, LEGO Online & General Retail from June 1st (August 1st in NA)
In a surprise to no one, the set includes a car, after all, it is a Car Wash. It’s a simple design with a strange tri-coloured paint scheme, which I oddly like. The chunky wheels give the car a sturdy feel despite its simple design. It does have a couple of interesting elements which form the front and rear bumper sections, these face-on panels help make the car compact, whilst also allowing for a place to add lights and a number plate.
There’s a great little added plate which you build and connects to the side of the Car Wash unit. This is a tire air pump, which nicely lines up with the larger tyres of the car. It’s a shame there isn’t a vacuum unit to connect to the opposite side. But beyond those two smaller buildable elements, the main focus is the actual Car Wash unit. Like many of the past versions of a Car Wash, it features a frame of bristle-like rollers. These are all mounted by flexible connection points. As you push the car through the Car Wash, it is a little bit of a struggle, but it does fit.
Much of the uniqueness of the set is found on the roof section of the Car Wash. Here you’ll find two tippable trays which hold a few soapsud elements that can be poured onto the car below. I did find the placement of the drying fans a little odd until I realised they are mounted on what would be the exit of the Car Wash. Finally, the roof features a brick-built sign, LEGO City still has a way to go before it outdoes the Friends sets signage, but it adds a different twist to a building featured a few past LEGO City sets.
The minifigures really play second fiddle to the Car Wash unit. So the two featured in the set are fairly generic. There’s a Car Wash attendant sporting some basic overalls and a cap. He’s joined by a car driver, who has a fun crop top-type torso adorned by tiny pineapples. Which gives off a Summer vibe.
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