"Whoever thought of the Classic idea is a genius. Ive been waiting for these kind of sets for a while. The plastic container is a huge plus for storage. The builds, however, are passible. Although some of the models are cute and fit, all of them can be built at once, rather then building larger models, but only one at a time. Why not have different themes in each set like aviation, mini fig scale, vehicles, mini scale, appliances, or animals. Instead we have a little bit in each set. Not many of the colors mix, so when rebuilding, it is hard to make a model that is visually appealing. Also, the few extra pieces provided are too basic.
Pros The toaster actually works The plastic container All models can be made at once......
Cons .........but the many colors and different pieces don't mix What is that red tiger thing??? No mini fig scale models
Overall - 5/10 I know this was meant to be a set for young children and I appreciate that, but it still has its problems. I would recommend this only for those who are younger and easy get bored, and who don't have a short attention span"
"This set is the best representation of the angry birds game so I decided to buy it. Honestly, I was surprised at the amount of functions and things for the birds to hit. However, this model is easily breakable and when broken takes time to repair. I guess they really meant it when they called it Pig City Teardown. As for the mini figures, they are acceptable. I like how there is a different version of Red in each set. (excluding 75821 Piggy car escape) Stella is decent, but the way her arms are positioned makes her look awkward. The pigs are great, I just wish there was a "hot dog" hat for the pig that sells the hot dogs. As I mentioned before, this model is easily broken and unstable. There are many new pieces in this set, including ballon bottoms, eggs, and hot dog buns, (finally!) as well as some other rare pieces. The slingshot, which technically is a catapult, is difficult to aim and usually breaks off the plate. The functions are hard to set off which extremely limits the playability. The umbrella "slide" looks cool but is just a meaningless feature that is not easy to set off. So far, I've tried at least one hundred times but I simply can not blow up the TNT even though I've hit the "fan" twice but not enough force was exerted on it. The collapsing bridge is the only function that seems to work regularly.
New and rare pieces
Slingshot is a catapult Everything easily break hard to target and trigger functions
Overall, this is not a set I'd recommend. I can't judge whether or not this set is loyal to the movie but maybe I'll like this set better when I do watch it. If you want an Angry birds set, get the piggy pirate ship instead."
"(spoiler alert for those who have not watched the season 2 finale of star wars rebels. skip to the next paragraph for the review) I am a huge fan of star wars rebels, and I'm tired of star wars rebels sets being produced only for early season 1. I know that two sets are from early season 2 are coming out in the summer, but really? Why can't Lego produce lego sets with the episodes, like the movies? I'd buy every single set. One set that's coming out in the summer for Star wars rebels is captain rex's walker, which includes the Fifth Brother. Really? He's dead!!!! I won't buy it because I'm not pumped. Season 2 already happened so it seems pointless. What about the Seventh Sister? She is definitely more popular than the fifth brother. Is it possible for you to make sets that go along with the TV episodes, and not a year later? Why have you not made an Ashoka mini figure? This is really disappointing.I was looking forward to a seventh sister mini figure, but now that she is dead, I'm not. The logo for Lego star wars rebels is The Inquisitor fighting Kanan. The Inquisitor Is dead!!!!!!!! That's like having Han Solo on the star wars logo next year when Star Wars Episode 8 releases the trailer! I also have a request for a future (hopefully soon) Lego. What about the Sith Temple from the season 2 finale, including at least Vader, Ashoka, Kanan (blinded), Ezra, Maul, Seventh Sister, Eighth Brother, and possibly The Fifth Brother. The sets are not the most important part but the characters. Mabye you could have a lego mini figure series that includes Star Wars characters that people want but aren't in sets, including all star wars rebels. They look nothing like the TV series. Of course I don't expect Lego to do all of this but it would be nice if they would improve and put more effort into these sets.
As for this set, it really disappointed me. No new main characters, and is set in the first star wars rebels episode. There are a few positives though. The speeder bike has an interesting design, and is faithful to the series, unlike speeder bikes from a previous SWR set. (Sabine's hair looks terrible!) The crates drag, as that is what I'd expect, though that decreases playability. At least there's two and not one. Another complaint is that this is the only SWR set to be released in winter 2016. I expect more from Lego, especially since it's a cheap set. The weapons are nice, but why do these figures have stands? If this set had better (or more) mini figs, and had other SWR sets released with it, I'd give this set five stars."
"I am not so much of a fan of minecraft, but the sets that came out for it looked interesting so I decided to buy one. I decided to buy this one because all the other ones look boring. When buying the set I thought the box would have a "treasure chest' effect, instead of a normal box. At first I was pleased by this set but as I built the seven other models I realized this was boring and repetitive. Also using two instruction booklets at once is irritating. I'd rather have only two models that have interesting rebuilds of houses and stuff. I wish they had instructions for the inspiration models in the booklet. They actually look cool and have interesting design. I thought I heard that instructions for these models were on Lego.com but I couldn't find them. One last complaint of mine is that this set only has simple pieces and accessories to decorate the builds.
.....that are boring and repetitive Only simple pieces Not enough lava pieces
This is not a set I would recommend, however, if you really wanted a minecraft set this would be the best option. Overall, the minecraft series isn't a series I recommend. It's filled with boring layouts and repeating structures."
"When I was younger I was fascinated with mazes and labyrinths but as the designer of this set, Jason Allemann stated, that mazes and labyrinths are extremely limited and it is impossible to change it's difficulty. That is what sparked the idea. I am so excited that a lego model includes one of my favorite things. At first the labyrinth looked complex, but as I built it I would go "aha," so thats how it works. Even though I love this Ideas set, there are a few flaws. When turning the inner table, it doesn't turn all the way to the left, because it is too low. Fortunately, Jason has a fix for that on his website, using no extra pieces. Unfortunately, it looks a little unprofessional. The soccer balls are passable but I would rather had a different texture, especially since one part of the ball is flat and won't move. (although its rare) After building I took it right apart to build other mazes I had thought of. Unfortunately, when I rebuilt the maze there aren't enough green tiles to make a full on maze, so you have to use tan tiles. Honestly, there weren't as many extra pieces for mazes as I thought there would be for a $70 set so to be able to make themed mazes (besides medieval and nature) you would need to use parts of your own collection, which I plan to do so.
Pros Excellent build and play experience The rare and new pieces A lot of tiles Lego Labyrinth!
Not enough extra pieces Inner tray doesn't lean all the way to the left
Overall this is a brilliant set that will thrill everyone, and looks great on display. I can't wait to build other mazes with this set. Thanks to Jason for submitting this set."
"I love to buy Creator Building and houses so I had to get this one. The lakeside lodge, however, was a little smaller than I would have liked it to have been, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I actually really enjoyed the build and the result.
For a $30 build, you get a mini kitchenette, an amazing looking bed, and a table. On the outside there is so much detail but into this set and does not disappoint. I love the selection of animals included consisting of a fish, frog, and brick-built moose. I also enjoyed the fire and the fishing pole, even though it has no hook to catch fish.
Another reason I gave the lodge four stars was the alternative models for this set. I love b-models or c-models that use at least three quarters of the pieces, but unfortunately that has not been the case with these builds. I love the C-model's design, but this set only consists of about 190 pieces.
Overall the main build of this set was great and does well for a $30 model."
"I can totally relate to Jman7 in several ways. I also wanted Luke just so he could be paired with Vader on my display, but Luke's face looks wrinkly and doesn't resemble Luke. I also thought the handcuffs were weird.But overall its not that bad. The gun looks pretty good, however I would not recommend this product unless you want to display it with Vader."
"Many people are puzzled why prices are going up and buildings are getting smaller. To be honest, I was too. Since I am such a fan of the modular series I simply had to get it. When I received it, it turned out to not be as bad as I thought it would be. The height of the building was just a few bricks shorter than the Pet shop. Is this the best modular building? No, but it is in my top five.
This modular building, a corner building is in my opinion much better than any other corner building. The banks floor is entirely tiled! To have a building completely titled is something I have desired for a long time. Another reason this building outranks any other corner building is that this one uses it's space wisely, unlike other corner modulars, but it isn't to tight either. My other reason that this building is better than other corners is that this building is not symmetrical on the outside. I know that the three other corner buildings are not symmetrical either, but its just small little details and windows that are different.
I won't talk about the details inside (it would take awhile), but the Brick Bank is one of the best of the Modular series (Parisian Restaurant is still the best) and I can't wait to buy the next one next year! I personally hope it is a museum, apartment complex, or my personal favorite, a gymnasium."