"Oh boy was I happy to see a new vehicle on display when I visited the Lego store. I purchased it right away but then put it aside due to time and "life" happening. After months of collecting dust, I finally had the time to enjoy making this beautiful London Bus.
Let me first say the build was fun and not tedious. Details are wonderful and small features of the bus is a definite plus, such as the ticket box, fire extinguisher to name a few. Size of the vehicle was perfect and proportionate to previous Creator Expert vehicles. This definitely was a beautiful addition to my collection.
Build time took about 5 hours while I was watching some TV, so I was not 100% focused which is why it took a bit longer. The build is divided into 4 groups with bags numbered from 1~4. I've added some pictures for each group finishes, along with the extra left over pieces that Lego always includes. Whole process was very straight forward and enjoyed every bit of it.
Full disclosure, I'm pretty OCD when it comes to attention to details. Instructions #64~#66, there is 2 pieces that require dark grey 2x2 but one of the 2x2 turned out to be lighter color that matched color of #65 piece, but in the picture it clearly was not. Definitely not a deal breaker but just sayin' :) Also, there were a lot of stickers so take your time, especially the adverts on the side of the bus. I did mess it up (because I was watching TV) and had to peel it off and put it back on correctly. I wish they were printed on the pieces like the "NASA Apollo Saturn V", or include an extra sheet? :) One last thing was that the roof was dull plastic and not shiny, which kind of made me think this is non-Lego like (cheap look).
With that out of the way, I did take out a star for this, however, it is a great set and a must have for all Lego fans! For my next build, I'm planning on getting the James Bond Aston Martin DB5."
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"You don't need to be a NASA scientist to figure out why you need to buy this. Great piece count, price point, and most importantly, looks amazing after it's built. I thought it was going to take a while building this set because of the piece count but many of the components were built in multiples which made it little tedious but rather easy and quick to complete. Also I was pleasantly surprised that Lego finally gotten rid of stickers and had the letters and decals printed right on the pieces themselves! Thanks for listening Lego!
I was looking for this set everywhere and every place I visited was sold out. I was really lucky one day when I happened to walk into a Lego store when they just received a shipment. For all the collectors, it's definitely a great set to keep but it is a shame to have it sit inside the box.
All in all, a must have and well worth the money. Now stop reading the reviews and go buy one!"
"I was so excited to start building this model. I opened the box and dumped all the plastic bags out on the floor to find no numbers on the bags. *GASP!* This was one of the more challenging set to build do to this factor. Hey, it is after all, EXPERT level Lego. I compose myself and began first by invading my kitchen for all the plastic Tupperware I can find and lightly sorted the bags in to the containers. I know there are people that sort by color, or size, or shape, or by similarity but let me give you a hint. These pieces are somewhat pre-sorted in it's own bags and just keeping them separately is all you need to do.
After about 6hrs or so (couple of hours a day), it was finally complete. I enjoyed putting this together and the finish result was amazing. Only pet peeve I have with sets like this are the stickers. If you are reading this before making the set, please take time applying the stickers to the windows! Other than that, everything was straight forward and details were great. It looks great on my display case and can't wait for Lego to come out with more amazing vehicles.
"Back in June, one of the employee at the Lego store informed me that this was coming out soon. Then some time later, I saw that this was coming soon on August 1st. Ever since, I kept my eye on it and BOOM! it was on sale for VIP members. I picked this up right away and built this in no-time-flat... well maybe 3~4 hours while watching some TV.
This was a simple build. All the bags were numbered #1~#3. It included some brand new pieces that I have never seen like the wheel arches. Lego did a great job improving the old VW Beetle set with this one. Awesome techniques were used to create the body curves and functional hood/trunk areas. It was definitely a great addition to my Lego vehicle collection.
Only thing I still don't like are the stickers, although this set didn't have many. Specially the window ones. Once you put them on, you better hope you don't make a mistake like putting them on slightly oblique. Instruction booklet was bent and the edge where the pages were glued were wrinkled. With my OCD, things like that bothers me so, please, don't mind me LOL. Even with that said, the set was well worth it.
Great job Lego. Keep 'em coming! (Can we get a smaller Porsche GT3RS? *wink*)"
"If you didn’t get the title of this review, it’s from a little number Apu did on the episode called “Homer and Apu” in Season 5 of The Simpsons.
As a Simpsons fan, this was a no brainer and made the purchase as soon as I finished building the Simpsons house. Lego definitely did a nice job again with all the intricate details. There was an over kill of stickers on this set however, it did make the set closer match to the real thing (or should I say real-fake-cartoon thing? Lol). I wish in the future, Lego can have the pieces with the design/images already on the piece itself to make it that much more special.
All in all, it was well worth the time and money. This definitely is a great addition to my Simpsons house and the Series 1 & 2 minifigures. I just can’t wait until Lego comes out with the next Simpsons product! Hoping that Lego hasn’t forgotten about us Simpsons fans. :)"
"I'm 34 years old and going on to be 35 in couple of months. I have never considered buying a Lego product for myself in a million years considering my age and the image I had about Lego being a kid's product. Rightfully so, last time I played with Lego was when I was in kindergarten.
Boy, was I wrong!
This was my first Lego purchase (January 2016), and only reason I bought it was because I collect Simpsons products. I saw that Lego had this out for quite some time now and didn't even know about it. At the time of purchase, I thought to myself, $200 for Lego? Some plastic toy bricks that I have to assemble?? Well my wife thought I was crazy but I forked over the dough and brought this home.
This all changed after I opened the box when I got home and saw all of its contents in its full glory. All the bags were numbered and the instructions were flawless. There were many moments when I thought there was a missing piece but low and behold, there it is, playing hide and seek. As this being my first build, I took it nice and easy. It took me roughly 3hrs a day after work for about 3 days to complete. It now sits proudly on a red framed glass shelf that I purchased specially for displaying my Lego creations… along with many other Lego products I have now.
Details on the house is amazing and any of the picture you see here or anywhere else won’t do justice. You just have to get one and see for yourself to truly appreciate the work Lego put into making this a great set. I have proudly shown this off to my friends and coworkers and all of them think it’s “cute” that I got in to Legos, LOL. This was by far one of the better choices I have made! In the famous words of Nelson, Ha~ha!"