"As Jeremy Clarkson described of the Bugatti Chiron, “Judged to perfection”. From the exterior details like the double-angled roof with a simple overlapping tile design, to interior details like anvils with clips for holding whatever is being crafted, no expense was spared to make this set as detailed as possible. Possibly the biggest selling point for me was the architectural diversity one finds within the build; no two rooms are the same dimensions, all three levels have their own unique shape and different exterior and interior detailing; it just works so well. From the sliced carrot inside, to the extremely clever integration of a LEGO bellows to operate the light brick within the forge, the detailing is exceptional. Of course, even the small cart with knights makes a great addition to the set; I appreciate the simplistic build of the cart, seeming to convey older building techniques from LEGO still holding up today. All-in-all, one of the best LEGO designs I’ve ever built and had the pleasure to have."
"I got this set more as a desire to build something versus a desire to build THIS. However, after it's been on my shelf for a while, I've come to realize I'm darned impressed. The stand is a piece of art unto itself, with a movable compass, printed globes (which happen to be mini-earths!), and a well-adorned plaque reading "Leviathan". The bottle is well made, combining some very clever techniques to make a base and symmetrical build. The design of using normal square and rectangular plates on the bottle in order to lock it into the stand is also very clever. The cork is a little extravagant for my tastes, but I think it adds a good flair to the overall build. The actual ship is very nice; its three masts allow for some movement and manipulation, and I think the loose studs around it are a good choice for water design. For me, I have added some candle flames to the cannons to give the impression of them firing, two clip pieces on the side to act as anchors, as well as a sloped piece on the bow to make it look more complete in the front. Overall, I am surprised at how much I have enjoyed this build."
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Clips for anchors, a slope on the bow, and candle flames for cannons
"They just about nailed this set. There are a few things that don't quite meet the standard set by the lego IDEAS theme; though I appreciate the the idea behind making the shuttle the same size as the previous Women of NASA set's shuttle, it does not scale to the rest of the station, there is no designed way to connect the shuttle to the ISS (though by using a 1x1 stud with jumper which can come as an extra piece, you can connect it), the Boeing Starliner also has no way to connect (though can be solved by the same solution as the shuttle), and there is a pretty sparse amount of information on the ISS and the included connecting pieces like the Starliner and the SpaceX satellite. It does have a great amount of detail however, from the various space experiments occurring around the station, great posability from the solar panels to the satellite dishes, and an overall great prescence on the shelf. For me, it offers a near-perfect combination of interaction and display."
"I think this cityscape does well at having fewer buildings that all make a statement. I think the use of studs for construction on the Burj Khalifa is a great method, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers were fun to build, and the Burj Al Arab is one of the coolest looking structures I've ever seen. The only thing I have changed in the set is on the front-right base of the Burj Khalifa to put the anti-stud in the back, so that only smooth surfaces show in the front. Overall, I think this set has some great buildings from Dubai, and it gives off a great feel to have on my shelf."
"Well, not only did I get what I saw, but I got an extra piece for every part of the harpoon, giving me two harpoons; plus an extra star, flipper, and gemstone. Great little pack of goodies, plus the surfboard and flippers match and fit into my Lamborghini Urus!"
"I saw this at the LEGO store and bought it on a whim because of my lack of 8-stud wide speed champions (after deciding months before it wasn’t for me); it’s a Nissan, that’s just not my preferred vehicle. However, after building it and learning about the history of the GT-R as well as the drift vehicle this set was based-off, I am really glad I bought it! It sits nicely on my shelf and adds some good character; with the sets that exist already and on its own. At first it may not seem exciting, but after having learned the heritage this brings with it, I am glad I bought it."
"I was super excited about this set, and wasn't disappointed. For the cons, it wasn't as fun a build as I had hoped, the stickers for the vents don't allow for perfect vent alignment, some of the mechanisms stick out too far on the right side, the windshield is kind of "eh, so-so", and there are a few gaps that are not on the real thing. For the pros however... working front and rear suspension, working V4 engine and transmission, a modeled oil filter and spinning clutch, awesome disk-breaks, the front wings like the real thing, working steering, and easily-removable panels to see inside the crazy motorcycle... Yeah, the pros outweigh the cons by a longshot."
"Overall, the Paris Skyline is pretty cool. I like all of the buildings, but I will say the Louvre is rather lacking on the sides for detail (not a big deal in my opinion), and the black building is rather obtrusive (I wonder if they could have found a different building that was tall as well). Overall however, I like the look of the city and having it on my shelf."
"I was going to get this set one way or another, but I was skeptical of a few things. On the Huracan, the transition from windshield to body was too sudden and not very smooth, I didn't like the amount of stickers, and the driver is pushed very far forward. On the Urus, I wanted more trunk space (it's a freaking SUV), and the front was too low in its race (ST-X) version, and the driver sits way too far forward like Huracan. In person however, they are awesome. None of the problems stated above were an issue for me. The windshield-body transition isn't really noticed, the amount of stickers on both is just fine and adds good detail, and the low trunk space is easily modified. The drivers still sit far forward, but like the wheels protruding on the body work for the Urus, they just don't bother me in person. I think it is funny that the same controversial color pieces of the new technic Sian is common on the Urus... and yes, some pieces are discolored. I would have preferred street versions of both, but in the end the final product is great, and I'm glad to put these on my shelves."
"Objectively, this set does not meet all of the quality checks it should have. The variation in pieces across the bright-green color scheme should have either been fixed, or the set should have been a different color. There can also be some jamming issues with the flappy paddles actually shifting, but that seems to me less of a quality issue rather than it being part of a complex mechanism. Which, by the way, is a very detailed and intricate piece of engineering, which works as it should 95% of the time. Putting the car in D, R, or N is also important to note, and see that the pistons and crankshaft alter in speeds as you shift through the gears and the D, R, and N gears. The rest of the mechanisms work as they should, including suspension, differentials, and scissor doors. The displayability factor also seems to be high, as the gearbox is exposed underneath the vehicle, and the engine cover can be removed without any altering of the set's many pins or frame. The interior is sparse, with only a two bucket seats, a wheel and a lever for the functioning rear-wing. There are improvements that should have been made before the set hit the shelves, but the majority of the set is well-designed and constructed.
Subjectively, this set is one of the coolest sets I have ever had the pleasure to build and interact with. This is my first technic build, and though I was essentially jumping into the deep-end, I enjoyed every second of putting together this thing. Although I notice the discoloration, it doesn't bother me in the grand scheme of things; mainly because I didn't get the set for the choice of color, but rather for the access to so many great views of the mechanics of the thing. The rear wing, though it does not extend far, does what it needs to, and adds a great bit of detail to the model. Building the mechanics of the car, including diffs, engine, gearbox, etc, was a joy. The headlight areas were a great surprise, and weren't simply held in by clips, but had entire assemblies which were then placed into the front end. I am a big fan of the Owner's Club content, especially having a specific Identification Number for the set. I was thrilled to see that the inconspicuous holes in front of the doors didn't seem to be holes, but rather access to push the doors' mechanisms down and make the doors near-flush with the rest of the body work. The interior is very sparse, but it feels appropriate for a car which looks like a stealth-ship maneuvering around a track with its rear wing up. The rear end is also great. with the wing sitting flush against the body when down, the exhaust being relatively unobtrusive, while the builds around them helping to bring some quantity to the area. The taillights make a STATEMENT, even within a Lamborghini build, and add a great vibrance to the rear. Overall, yes, there are some things they needed to change before they let this set hit the shelves, but in the end, the thing that I got it for, the build and technological aspect, plus the ability to showcase that with such ease, was the selling point for me. Overall, I rate this 9.1/10, and I am happy to have it on display."