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 Brick Bank
Brick Bank
Brick Bank
 
Posted:September 9, 2016
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Happy To Be Giving a 5-Star Rating Again!
" The Brick Bank set is has twice the significance for me than previous such Creator sets. The first significant aspect for me was that I'm back to leaving a 5-star rating for a Creator set. Last year’s (2015’s) set, the Detective’s Office (with pool hall & barber shop) was somewhat of a disappointment to me – the first time I ever had such an experience with any of these sets (see my review of it under that particular product – I won’t take up space elaborating about it here). The other - and really special - aspect for me was that the Brick Bank is a corner building. All 11 other sets already constructed (representing 13 buildings) were arranged in a square city block format – with one open, corner lot remaining “up for sale”, so to speak. When Lego released the news that 2016’s Creator set was to be a corner building, you can imagine how thrilled I was. Now my city block would be complete!
My partner once again ordered the Brick Bank as my annual birthday gift (more about that in my Detective Office’s review), and this year I sort of commandeered him into assist me in its construction. Right away, I knew I would not meet with any disappointment like I had the previous year, and never once was I. We forced ourselves to limit our daily assembly time to one hour, so the total construction time would be dragged out as long as possible (and thereby maximizing “fun/playtime”. Although he resisted at first, my partner became visibly more & more into the project than I ever would have dreamed possible.
Once again, “extravagant detail” is the only way I can think to describe the level of detail found in the Brick Bank. And the construction challenges it presented were the sort of challenges I appreciate in Lego sets – all construction & analysis, not those caused by difficulty getting parts to stay together without falling apart, like I experienced with the Detective’s office.
I’ve attached a few pics of the Brick Bank, plus one of “Lego Square, Legoville USA”.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Rochester
From:  United States
State:  Michigan
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
08 days
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+77points
95of 113found this review helpful.
 
Posted:September 7, 2016
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Age: 45-54 years old
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A Bit of a Step Backwards for Creator Sets
" I have every Creator Expert Modular Building set in this series, from the Corner Café & Hotel (2009) to this year’s Brick Bank, and every set in between. I now have a completed square city block which I display atop a makeshift table made from cheap saw horses and a 4’x4’ plywood sheet.
Once it became apparent to me that Lego was releasing a new Creator kit every New Year’s since 2013 and the release of the Palace Theatre, my partner has been insisting on getting me the year’s latest set for my birthday, which is actually 4 days before Xmas (sure, there’s a bit of delay before I receive the new set, but at my age, I’m no longer counting). And the Detective’s Office was no exception.
However, this was the first time I experienced a bit of disappointment & frustration with a Lego Creator Modular Building set. It’s hard to put my finger on what generated a sense of disappointment – I guess the set just seemed a bit lessor than previous sets, for lack of a better word. All 10 of my Modular city buildings are attached to one another, and form a complete square city block which I display on a makeshift table made from cheap saw horses and a 4’x4’ sheet of plywood. When I walk around this “table”, the Detective’s Office still sort of jumps out at me as the “runt of the litter”, for complete lack of a better phrase, compared to the other buildings. My frustration was due to several difficulties I encountered simply trying to get various assemblies to stay attached to where they were supposed to be (the water tank on the building’s roof comes to mind), and other fragilities of significant elements of the set that should have been so fragile.
But, having said all this, it’s still a Lego kit, it’s still an awesome experience to work on these sets, and in the end, I still enjoyed myself immensely, although I had to exercise self-control by limiting the amount of time I worked on the set (typically no more than 90 minutes/day), a practice I began several years ago after it was apparent I would otherwise start & finish building a set in the course of an evening, causing me into “Lego Withdrawal” for a whole year until the next set would be released!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Rochester
From:  United States
State:  Michigan
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
03 days
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
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I would recommend this to a friend!
-5points
2of 9found this review helpful.