As with everyone, this set catches your attention. No doubt about that!
The figures I love the figures except for the "innocent bystanders". I would have loved some more bad guys, maybe Red Son in there... but those that are present are full of personality with of course the Monkey King and Kid as the best of the bunch. They look fantastic
The side builds The cloud is just a lot of fun It feels very Anime-like and I love that about it. The right amount of bricks and detail went into this. The mountain, is just a great little piece to display the staff and helps a bit for playability. It doesn't detract from the set, simply nice. The little mech... Here's the thing with this... although it's not bad, infact it's actually great, I would've love to see something else... maybe a small buildable Demon Bull King? (I know, doesn't fit the story/set) The building is just phenomenal! Not kidding, this side build has been done with such a great eye to detail, it's a joy to build and look at. I mean, the inclusion of the soup dumplings and that soy bottle --> amazing eye for detail and use of bricks. The mech stole the show, but this side building has stolen my hearth... so much charm!
The Monkey King Mech Warrior In all honesty, once it's finished I just want to look at it. It's a LEGO flagship build for what is possible for the Monkie Kid Theme. It's gorgeous, it's a display piece. And that is the bad thing about it as well: it's almost too beautiful to play with. Posability is difficult due to it's sheer size and weight and some pieces are fixed with only 1 or 2 connections so they fall of easily. The build was comparable to that of Lloyd's Mech (which I love). In comparing those, the feet of Lloyd's Mech do offer a little more posing possibilities, ... so yeah, posing is difficult... But that affect just a smidge of how good looking this Mech is. The use of the foil flags, the cloth cape and all the vibrant colours (not even mentioning all the gold) give this Mech a very prestige look. Great to play with (just accept that pieces will be flying off, just accept it), my son (3.5y) loves the ginormous staff. Fantastic, just fantastic.
The set in its entirety gives a lot of story telling options. A little more bad guys in this set instead of the innocent bystanders and this would have offered even more.
Still, even with some shortcomings (e.g. posing)... an amazing set with a little bit for everyone to love. Superb set.
General, prepare your troops for a surface attack.
I have only gotten back into LEGO a couple of months ago and I did not own any Star Wars set prior to buying this one. Why? although I love Star Wars, it all kind of felt bland to me. It's all grey, it's serious, ... would the fun factor be present? I mostly buy LEGO for me and my son to enjoy together (he's almost 4y), and for that reason I bought the more "cooler" and colorful sets, like Ninjago, Hidden Side, Jurassic World to name a few. My eye caught this AT-AT and ok, i bought it... this one's for myself. The building experience was so involved, so present, so clever and well done that I genuinely had the best time putting this together. Nothing felt repetitive and progression felt rewarding. The best best building experience I personally ever had so far. The minifigs are just great, the print on Luke is very nice and crisp and his helmet is just an amazing ride to nostalgia (I watched the movies whilst building). I just love the fact that you can store everything and everyone inside, ready to go. My son also loves this set, even lacking any colour! It just looks THAT good in itself, it really does. The legs, head, body... all feel "grand" and intimidating. Of course you need to be careful with it because things will get loose... Anything a todler plays with can get taken down, just sayin'. So yes, the fun factor is very present! But despite the bland feel I initially had, I am converted. This is a very good, if not amazing set to display, to play, to enjoy, to share thoughts about... If you are on the fence on buying this? Get it, you will not be disappointed. Flaws? Just a few, the legs don't hold their weight all that well so don't expect too much from them. Maybe 1extra snow trooper would be lovely... But in all honesty, I cannot ask more than what this set provides, it is that well made. Congrats on making a superb AT-AT.
This set is just amazing! Bought for me and my son to enjoy (he's 3.5y) and we have been playing with it a lot. The T-Rex is amazing (it's our first Jurassic World set), the baby raptors are just adorable and the selection of minifigs are good. Danny Nedermeyer (hope i wrote it correct) is just such a great minifig! For me, this set is such a great throwback to the original movies. The mech has just perfect colouring scheme and is a funky build. I loved building that mech, all of it. To me it's just perfect. Posing is easy and great, and when fighting pieces are easy to take off (but equally easy to place back on) so the mech can really be taken down by the t-rex, just lovely. The T-rex mech is downright perfect in my eyes, well done!
The boat is nice, feels and looks great, good enough space to put everyone in. Ok, it doesn't float, but that's not really something to trip over...
The only minor point of this entire set, is the volcano. When building it felt a bit repetitive but that's fine, but then the lava. After some pieces it just stops and it felt unfinished. Wish there was a bit more lava / vegetation so it felt more lush. Other than that the volcano was fine absolutely fine.
Let me start by this, the car itself is great and has a very nice retro feel to it. I love the chosen colour scheme for this, the play feature is simple yet nice in the eyes of my son (+3y - almost 4 he says). However, the included mini figures are a bit of a letdown... All are good except for the main villain - or ghost. He feels very bland to me, can't really feel excited for it... Here's the thing... In view of fun factor, looking at story-telling and playability, this severely lacks in that department compared to the wrecked shrimp boat (70419). That set goes for the same pricing but has more figures, more to play with, more character... just overall better. I would recommend that set over this one.
Don't get me wrong... it's a good set, a beautiful car, even an amazing looking car... just the playability is not quite there with only the car and not much else.
Don't regret buying it though, my son has fun with it.
This is just a great detailed set on it's own. I did not know about Hidden Side before i bought this, but looking at the box my son (+3y) saw the crocodile and was sold on the set! The crocodile was a good indicator about how good this set is, for this price. Apart from price I mainly look at fun factor and playability of a set and this has not let me down. The boat itself it great, the mini-figures are super nice (especially the possessed version! - octopus arms material is great). My son and I played a lot with it and then we tried the app. It immersed my son a little more into "being a ghost hunter" which is nice to see. The app if fine, it's free, can't expect more from it. It doesn't hinder the fun of the LEGO set itself... and my son loves it, even for his age, he's quite the adapt ghost hunter :D. But, LEGO went even further. The animated Hidden Side series is PHENOMENAL! It's very short episodes that integrate all of the sets, even this boat so my son loves it EVEN MORE. Here's the kicker, there is no way to know about this unless you look it up? It's amazing, it gives a broader dimension to the set for my son. Just great stuff.
In short: For this price, it is a great set. The fun factor and the playability are there. Even if you don't like Hidden Side, this is just an amazing set on it's own and all of the Hidden Side stuff are extra's if you want them to be... it's not forced upon you. Very well executed.
As a parent, I bought this to be enjoyed by my son and I. We started building and finished the adventure / board game pieces first. He (4y) enjoyed those sooo much! We almost forgot there was a dragon! I love it so much, to see him being creative in making up stories à la the-floor-is-lava. As others share in their reviews the board game part itself is perhaps too complicated, it’s Dungeons and Dragons, Lego version. But too complicated for my taste, we just create our own adventures to enjoy. Then the dragon. It is a sight to behold, very tough as well. My son plays with it as a 4y old does, and keeps pretty well together. Very very nice dragon, very intimidating. Nice details and coloring scheme. For the price... I feel I get my money’s worth. Great mini figures, nice accessories (LOVE the flail!), amazing dragon and the 2 separate board game sets. Those 2 “small” sets sold me on the very idea of an expansive game. This is nicely thought out by LEGO, impressed. I will buy the other sets as well with the huge one as a Christmas gift (if I can wait that long :p).
Conclusion: Worth it. Playing together with my son and seeing him have soooo much fun is priceless to me. A very great LEGO set.
It has been a while since I've built anything Lego, this was years ago. Accidentaly I stumbled upon Lego and was amazed by the direction it has taken. Wanting to build again, I decided I wanted something that my son and I can enjoy together, so the fun-aspect is very important. After reading and searching I came with this Mech.
I was most impressed by the intricasies of the build and once finished... it is huge(!) and yet sturdy. Well done Lego!!
The many mini-figures that come with it made sure my son had fun playing with it. As a parent I couldn't be more happy with this purchase. Looks great, building was fun, lots of figures, and amazing playability... what more could you ask.