"This set is simply so likeable that you have to think hard to find any cons. Ok, so I don't have many sets and this was my first modular. It doesn't matter really, because when I pay this much for a toy, I always have second thoughts regardless of its quality. Right here, I have none. This is the first time I can't think of any criteria being less than 5/5.
First, the building is yummy. Quite simple really but hey, it's not Technic. Some stages may be monotonous for some people (like tiles, roof, some decorations), but they last for a few minutes and then you start doing something else. From time to time you need to stop building just to marvel at the results. That's why it took me 14 hours.
The parts are usually small, but incredibly varied. The colors I like the most are olive green and dark blue. Decorative parts are wonderful. In the kitchen there are so many accessories that you'd cook yourself some dinner straight away, if you were a minifigure. Other useful parts include lots of plants, fences, tiles, windows and of course plenty of different bricks.
THERE ARE NO STICKERS.
Minifigures are nothing special for me. They just add to the Restaurant's playability which is quite considerable. They can cook, paint, clean windows, chase a rat, ride a bike or drink so many bottles of different brands, just to fall asleep on a nearby bench.
I can guarantee you'll keep saving for another modular after getting this one."
"My choice for this set was determined by three things:
1. I was flat broke after buying two 2500-part sets and only had 15€;
2. I wanted the longest build I could get - and this means any minifigure sets were out of the question;
3. I never had any tracked vehicle, nor with bucket for that matter (in fact I prefer "studded" sets).
The compact tracked loader is great value for money with 250 parts, even if 50 of them are tracks only. The build took me two hours at leasurely pace. The finished model looks larger and 10x better than on pictures! Three main functions work fine, it's a lot of fun, and you can place minifig inside ;)
But it doesn't mean I don't have complaints. In fact I only have one: the bucket looks AWFUL. It looks like it's made by 'other company'! The plastic feels really cheap, the lines are irregular and the inside is not entirely black like it should have been. Especially when compared to all other parts, which are of superb quality.
I may be picky sometimes, but let's keep in mind that Lego is not only a toy for children; it's also a display model for AFOLs. That's why we pay for it 1/2 more than we would for other producers' toys. "