"My review title speaks for itself.. this truly is the most incredible set in the history of Lego.. everything from its Size, Piece count, Price etc is phenomenal.. even the instruction book alone weighs several pounds. And the box is absolutely gargantuan. I've never had an experience with a set like I have with this. The build is actually not as complicated as one would first expect.. it's split into manageable sections and the whole build process of the ship coming together is a sight to behold. All's I will say is that you need a good decent size building area to construct this beast.. it really is Massive when fully constructed. Go and get the largest set ever and enjoy every minute of the building experience.. don't expect to complete it in a fast time though, all in all this took me 18 hours over 3 days.. but my god what an amazing experience"
"I have to admit that I've never played Overwatch and know very little about it.. I do know however that it has a huge fanbase and is very very successful in the gaming world. I'm also aware that Bastion is one of the games most recognisable and favourite characters, therefore the decision to make a Lego version was a no-brainer. The build is fairly easy and has some nice and intriguing techniques also the inclusion of so many sand green elements is always a pleasure. The final result is one beautifully built and highly posable set, the stances and poses that Bastion can be set up in is really impressive and the transformation function is done in about 5 easy and simple steps. Finally throw in Ganymede (his trusty bird sidekick) and a red light brick and you've got a set which I easily rate at 10 out of 10! Excellent work Lego keep these great builds coming!"
"As Architecture sets go this one really is a true testament to how far the theme has come in recent years. The details on this beautiful set are absolutely incredible! And the size of the structure is decent too. Also some of the techniques used to construct the set are very very impressive, there's alot of repitition building in the plinth section but that is to be expected given the source material. And the inclusion of so many new pieces in sand green is going to be a huge bonus to many MOC Fans out there. I applaud the design crew who worked on this beautiful work of art. My advice to anybody that is going to build this is simply to take your time, as when you are constructing lady liberty it is easy to lose track and make a small mistake here and there.. don't rush the build just do it at your leisure and enjoy it. Nice one Lego.. you've done it again"
"What a beautiful set! I missed the first UCS Y-WING many years ago and it was the one I was most gutted about.. however this more than makes up for it and the newer techniques and pieces that are now in the Lego designers arsenal add a major touch of better detail that makes this model truly stand out.. as for Greebling this has more than I've seen on any official set, seriously! This thing is smothered in small details that are accurate to the source material.. even on the bottom of the craft! all the cooling pipes and engine details and pumps etc are all here and they look absolutely fantastic! Another nice touch is the folding landing skidgears that fold away neatly against the fuselage.. and as for the construction of the engines they are brilliantly put together and remarkably sturdy The designers truly have gone to town on this and it shows. A couple of small niggles of mine are the inclusion of stickers but they have been in UCS Sets for a while now so that's nothing major.. but the biggest niggle is the lack of armprint on the minifigure.. I mean for a £170 set I would at least like to see some exclusive printing Lego! On the whole though this set truly is a work of art and a worthy addition to any UCS Collection. Another Excellent job Lego"
"What a beautiful and excellent series! I saw these in WH Smith and purchased an entire case! (There was another 5 boxes in the store stockroom so don't worry there was plenty left for everybody else) The highlight of the set is The Classic policeman but it's just a shame there is only 1 per box.. his accessories include a yellow 1x2 plate and a 1x2 tile with set 600 printed on and it looks superb! There are so so many cool and colourful characters in this collection and the new elements look fantastic, my favourites are: Brick suit guy, Brick suit girl, race car suit guy, balloon artist clown, birthday cake guy,... In fact they are all AWESOME! Get some now whilst you can
(***Oh and spoiler alert!!*** When a fresh box has been opened, The classic policeman figure is always the packet at the top left of the box!) Happy Hunting"
"Got this on 1st day release and couldn't wait to get it built up.. from the first day I saw pictures of it that had been leaked on Instagram I knew that I had to have it.. and wow does it impress! I was expecting it to be good but it's even better in person, it's a set that surprises you with its size because you see on the box that it's overall height is 26cm and you naturally think 'Thats not very tall' but when it's built and in front of you it's surprisingly bigger than what you first thought. The build took me 5 hours and was one of the more pleasent builds I've done.. there's a little repitition involved but nothing major enough to put you off. Some nice techniques are used and there's some really nice pieces in new colours that surprised me and that new dome element for the head has the most amazing printing. There's a few stickers involved in the set and they are the clear backing type so to avoid leaving finger prints on the adhesive side I used a pair of tweezers to apply them.. they are relatively easy to apply anyway.. the usual Large UCS Plaque sticker took a couple of lining up attempts to get just right with no Air bubbles but that is the norm for that particular sticker (no UCS Plaque sticker has beaten me yet so I'm still winning with that one) there's some nice glow in the dark elements in the build and they are really an improvement of previous glow in the dark pieces. The stand is a nice addition to pose and display the final model and comes complete with 2 robotic arms that look really impressive, aswel as they can be positioned in any pose, there is also an exclusive minifigure in the form of Ironman kitted up in the MK43 suit which has never appeared in a Lego set before, this also sets on its own 1x2 micro display with a small sticker applied. Also thrown in on the accessories side is a micro hot rod model, a fire extinguisher, and the Veronica Satellite. There is also a work display table that has 2 clear computer screens mounted on top, one has the image of the Veronica Satellite and the other has an image of the MK44 domed head of the Hulkbuster. Another note to mention is the robotic arms and table can be moved and repositioned from either the left or the right side of the display platform.. there is 8 technic axles that can accommodate them (4 on the left of the base and 4 on the right) the creme dear la crème of the base is the flip up UCS Plaque.. it can either be laid flat or flipped upright with all the details on display for all to see.. I love that little touch and really applaud the work of the designers for using a simple yet brilliant idea makes its way into an official set. When the build all finally comes together and you but the Finished Hulkbuster on its display stand it looks truly awesome! It really really does.. all you have to do then is find a suitable and good pose for it, I admit I would love to have seen this with knee articulation but I have a feeling it can be added with a little tweaking here and there, and I'm sure the MOCCERS out there are going to be adding knee joints as we speak and posting their results online. What you will realise whilst building the set is how much detail there is in the thing.. there is tonnes of detail! Even the soles of the feet have the rocket thrusters in! It's a detail that hardly anybody will ever see but it's there and its good that the design team wanted to put it in to make it feel complete, also the light brick in the chest to represent the power core... it didn't have to be in there but it is and it looks and works perfectly, also all the small gold elements and the little Greebling techniques really add to make this one of the most beautiful and impressive sets out there now and that there has ever been. As for playability I really do think it's limited in many regards, mainly down to these small pieces getting knocked off, I personally think it's a display set, It looks absolutely brilliant on display and is a truly phenomenal representation of the MK44.. I honestly can't recommend this enough. Get one now before it gets put into the infamous 'back order' status"
"Great build! Really really great build.. I was intrigued about this set since I saw the finished Lego design, at first I was a little hesitant as the price is fairly high but I guess that is partly due to the re-launch of the 4 big corner sections of the bottle (last seen in the 90's I believe) However I bit the bullet and got to the Lego store on release day and made a purchase.. and man oh man am I glad that I did! It's amazing! It really looks like a real bottle. The build starts with the ship itself, a very nice and smaller representation of the one originally submitted to the ideas team.. yes it's alot smaller and yes it has less details than the original but it's downscale is due to the fact it had to be smaller to fit inside the bottle and the details would have pushed the price up even further. After the ship the bottle is constructed, the base of the bottle has to be my favourite part of the whole build, it's complex but also an entertaining experience.. the walls of the bottle are then built up and midway the ship is placed inside on 4 jumper plates which is very very fiddly and required a fair amount of patience, the 286 trans blue 1x1 water studs are also added at this stage, the neck and cork and the shoulders are then attached to the rest of the bottle and this is the most satisfying part, lastly the stand is made, it is a fairly straightforward build and divided into 5 sections, the middle of the stand which houses the compass which is beautiful and reminds me of the Big Ben clock elements from a couple of years ago.. the front of the stand also has a 2x4 printed plate with the ships name in a classic nautical Rope style then the 4 corners of the stand are made and connect to the rest of the base. The final part is placing 2 decorative globes on the stand at each end and that's the end of the build. It truly is a feast for the eyes this, and it's a bit larger than I first thought to be honest! I know it had to be scaled down and in my opinion I'm glad it has been because at £70 it's an expensive set as it is.. also the fact that this includes some beautiful printed pieces (Wax Seal, ship sails, globes etc) is another welcome sight. Theres also some nice new pieces in the form of 4 4x4 plates with a quarter circle cut out. So there you have it.. it's a beautiful set and as a display piece it is absolutely perfect (this is purely a display set, there's no playset stuff here,, this one is for the AFOLS) It looks even better when displayed with the old fishing store.. only thing really letting it down is its price but a few VIP points can easily fix that problem. Thankyou Lego and a big thankyou to the fan designer for making this beauty a reality, once again reminding me why the ideas range is my favourite."
"What a way to begin 2018! Got this beauty of a set first thing this morning and wow am I impressed! Just finished building it. I saw the first pictures of it online a month ago and I knew as soon as I saw it I had to have it.. having previously built the BrickBank and last year's assembly square I was a little concerned however at the style of this set, turns out that it is not such a major issue after all and it fits in with the existing modulars. The era now has gone into the 1950's somewhat and yes the minifigures have expressions on their faces now but I only see that as a good thing.. let's be honest, everything around us evolves all the time so why should the modulars be any different?? The design of the building itself is a work of genius! The creator (Mike Psiaki) has captured the look of a vintage 50's jukebox absolutely perfectly, it couldn't be any better than what it is.. the curves, the colours, the details.. the list is endless.. everything about this set just hits the right mark. I could go as far to say that this is as good if not better than the coveted Parisian Restaurant. However my favourite of all about it is placement.. the fact that there is a Gym upstairs where you go to get healthy and yet downstairs in the Diner they are serving fried bacon, pancakes and milkshakes etc.. that whole Lego modular comedy placement is there and I love it. Yet Another excellent set from Lego! Well done and bring on 2019's build now!"
"As you can see from the title it is pretty self explanatory.. I had been meaning to buy this for so long and I finally got around to doing so... Oh man what a build! An absolute pleasure and a fantastic way of spending my evenings over 3 nights after work. I really took my time with it and let myself get intrigued by the building experience. There were so many moments where I found myself grinning from ear to ear and thinking 'wow that's a good technique!' the microbuilds are incredible and amazingly detailed.. the piano, camera, drumkit etc... The sink in the dentist's has water in for godsakes!! That's how detailed this thing is! Even the toilet has a 1x1 trans blue tile in for full effect! And the use of garage doors as windows in the bakery is absolutely ingenious! So a massive 10 out of 10 there! There's a lot of nice references to all 9 of the previous modulars too.. from the sand green of the BrickBank in the flowerstore to the yellow and white awnings of the cafe corner in the coffee store and the pushchair of the greengrocer... There's really so much to see it truly is a beautiful set and well worthy of the 10th anniversary branding! I now look forward to the 20th anniversary set.. great job Lego!"
"Never given a review on here before but I definitely think the BB8 deserves one.. firstly it's a sphere and ball shapes are notoriously difficult to replicate using Lego bricks but the designers have nailed it here! The head rotating and wobbling at the same time is so movie accurate it makes you feel as though he's actually come to life! The slide out thumbs up of the torch is smooth and accurate and looks fantastic. Overall this little guy is well worthy of a spot on display in any room.. I am not surprised one bit that the product has gone into 'backorder' status. Get one on order now whilst you can