The LEGO® Group is releasing a large number of City sets in summer 2023. In fact, they sent all of them to me to review ahead of the official North American release date. I previously posted the reveal video. If I’m being honest, some of these sets appeal to me more than others. Today’s review was one of the others. Since I got the whole wave, I got the good and the bad from the summer 2023 collection. Personally, I would not have purchased the Street Skate Park (60364) based on the preliminary images and box art. However, since the LEGO® Group sent it to me, let’s take a look.
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Street Skate Park Specs
- NAME: Street Skate Park
- SET #: 60364
- THEME: City
- COST: $84.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 842
- MINIFIGURES: 4
- RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2023
Quick Review of the Street Skate Park
- VALUE: 60% (Satisfactory cost/brick, but really low build time for the price.)
- BUILD: 75% (Nice brick selection, but no interesting or advanced techniques.)
- MINIFIGURES: 82% (More or less what you’d expect from a City set.)
- ENTERTAINMENT: 75% (The concept is not for me, but it’s a decent parts box.)
- OVERALL SCORE: 73% (Satisfactory set.)
|What I liked||What I liked a little less|
|Modular style allows customization.|
Great brick selection.
New/rarer Minifigure elements.
|It’s expensive for what you get.|
LEGO® skate parks are starting to feel old.
Minifigs need more detailing/accessories.
Full Review of the Street Skate Park (60364)
Costing $85 CAD and consisting of 842 bricks, the Street Skate Park has an average cost/brick for a LEGO® City set at $0.187. In my experience, sets in that theme go for about $0.185/brick. However, the cost/brick compared to LEGO® sets in general is only passable. Currently, my average cost/brick across all themes is $0.142. Considering both comparisons, I rate the cost/brick at 73%. That is okay, I guess, considering you get a few large ramp and wall elements.
The Street Skate Park took me 49 minutes to assemble. At full price, I’d be looking at a cost/minute of build time of $1.73. That is expensive whether comparing to just other City sets or to LEGO® sets in general. Comparatively, my theme average is $1.14/minute, while LEGO® in general is $0.88/minute. The set consists of a lot of large, specialty pieces that don’t take long to place, bringing the overall build time down. I rate the amount of build time for this price at 45%. Averaging this with the cost/brick score gives an overall value rating of 59%. I’ll be nice and bump that to a pass at 60% given that large pieces tend to cost more, and you get a few of them with this set.
The Street Skate Park is just what you’d expect. It consists of platforms, railings, ramps, and the halfpipe. Additionally, stickers serve as graffiti, and there’s nice little touches like a spray paint can, basketball net, and boombox. A converted shipping container serves as a hangout space as well. That majority of this is built on the newer style of plates with cutouts along the edges that are actually two standard plates thick. Two of the baseplates have studs all over, and one is a smooth road plate.
One aspect I appreciate about this set is the modular style. You build up the skate park in individual sections with multiple attachment points for Technic pins. Therefore, you can rearrange the different parts to really customize your park. Even the large, blocky areas have removeable tops, allowing you to rearrange the skate surfaces as well.
While there isn’t much to build, the set includes a number of rarer elements. While they may get more common with time, presently they are not. Those include a number of elements in bright blueish green, bright yellowish green, a black bicycle frame (with wide wheels), and some neat Minifigure elements. I like the orange inverted arches used to make the halfpipe. They only come in this set, but I can think of a few neat uses for them. With that said, the techniques are basic and advanced builders will not learn much from this set. Of all the skate parks I’ve seen from the LEGO® Group, this is one of the better ones. I like the brick selection, but as someone who likes to learn new techniques, I didn’t gain much else from this set. I rate the build at a satisfactory 75%.
The Street Skate Park includes four Minifigures. For the City theme, that is passable, but certainly below average for a set this size. In my experience, City theme sets tend to have a lot of Minifigures, translating to about 85 bricks/minifig in an average set. Comparatively, the Street Skate Park clocks in at 114 bricks/minifigure. While I expect more minifigs for a City set this size, the number of characters you get is actually quite good when compared to LEGO® sets in general. Based on all the sets I’ve reviewed, you normally get around 192 bricks/fig across all themes. Considering both these comparisons, I rate the character count at 81%.
Presently, the two of the minifigs in this set are unique. Time will tell if they appear in more sets moving forward. You also acquire a Minifigure with a prosthetic leg. Incidentally, this is the second set to include one. These legs first appeared in the 2022 Grocery Store set. Otherwise, each character has a unique face and two-sided torso printing. Additionally, one Minifigure has a double-sided face, and one features leg printing. I like that they all come with two different head coverings, be they helmets, hair, or a hood. You also get a bicycle, a scooter, a skateboard, some roller skates, and a printed tile phone. It is worth mentioning that the boombox is a sticker on a brick, and I don’t normally count stickered elements as accessories.
I really like the prosthetic leg included in this set.
All things considered, these are nice, generic city folk to help bolster your Minifigure population. I wish they came with a few more accessories and or/printed details though. I rate the designs at 83%. Averaging this with the character count score gives an overall Minifigure rating of 82%. This minifig offering is average and more or less what I’d expect from a City set. With that said, new torso prints are always welcome.
I am neither here nor there about the Street Skate Park. Would I have bought it had the LEGO® Group not sent it to me? No. At least not at full price. I can’t say I absolutely would not buy this. Some of the parts are interesting. I might have picked it up off a Walmart liquidation rack if it was seriously discounted. It’s a parts box for me. I was never into the skater culture growing up either, so I don’t feel very connected to this set.
If you are/were a skater and want a skate park for your City, this is one of the nicer ones that I’ve seen. Kids might enjoy the build as well. It is not particularly complicated and there is some play value in the product. But, overall, I would not say the Street Skate Park is a great set. I rate the entertainment at a satisfactory 75%.
OVERALL SCORE: 73%
The Street Skate Park is another example of a rehashed idea by the LEGO® Group that is starting to feel old. I can’t say I’m as tired of this idea as I am of small helicopters and treasure hunts, but it’s getting there. The set is also really expensive for what you get, so if the Street Skate Park is on your wish list, wait for a sale. The new minifig torsos are cool, and I like the prosthetic leg element. Additionally, I can find uses for the nice brick selection. Otherwise, the concept is not really for me. This set is fairly typical City fare and remains satisfactory overall. What do you think? Let me know in the comments or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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