GoodOldJR
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  • 4.5
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  • September 23, 2016
    First Review
  • December 8, 2016
    Last Review
 
 
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 Green Cruiser
Green Cruiser
Green Cruiser
 
Posted:December 8, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So confusing.
" This set is so confusing to me. It seems stuck somewhere between City vehicle sets and Speed Champions sets, but in its own space. It is an 8 stud wide build. That makes it twice as wide as classic City vehicles and 2 studs wider than Speed Champions. It is entirely brick build like City, but it is far too big.
It is clearly not a display piece because there are huge gaps in the floor. However, 1x1 cylinders for the exhausts would come off far too easy during play. You do have an engine, and it packs in a lot of detail for so few parts.
As for the other builds in this 3 in 1, I think the boat stands out the strongest. It seems the most solidly built and I would consider it close enough to minifig scale. The holes from the Technic brick chassis may cause the suspension of disbelief to fade, but I don't find that to be a fatal flaw.
The tractor is the smallest build part and scale wise. It is the only build that can't take a minifig, but I find it fantastically detailed for such a low part count. The fifth wheel and exhaust both make an appearance in a 100 piece build.
This strikes me as much more of a toy. All three builds seem like they should be able to survive in a play area. I also think this would be a great set to teach more complex building techniques as there is plenty of stud not on top design in all three builds. As I started, this is somewhere between City and Speed Champions and that is awesome. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
20 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
17of 30found this review helpful.
 
 McLaren P1™
McLaren P1™
McLaren P1™
 
Posted:November 18, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
McLaren Legends
" I still remember that my fascination with McLaren began with the Need For Speed video games and the legendary F1. The F1 was mythical in its speed and handling. McLaren continued their dominance into Formula 1 and GT racing series, all the while letting their race expertise filter into their road cars. A few years ago they announced the P1, a hybrid, super limited, bespoke supercar. Only 375 of the P1 are destined to see reality and I have one.
Okay, I have one made of Lego.
Lego really captured the lines of the P1. With the real thing being a road legal race car, Lego was able to replicate the long gentle slopes that are produced through wind tunnel testing. The design is accentuated through stickers, most notably on the headlights and doors, to really take the P1 to a different level. The only change I made is to omit the wing. I think the Lego P1 looks better without it just as I think the McLaren P1 looks better with the wing retracted. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
20 mins
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
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Posted:November 8, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ho Ho Ho
" This is a great continuation of this years seasonal lineup. Not too many surprises if you have the other seasonal sets. The arm rests on the seat are surprisingly durable and I love the designs of Santa's hat. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
15 mins
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Rally Car
Rally Car
Rally Car
 
Posted:October 29, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Now thats rallying
" This is a really great car that is between the Speed Champions and the standard City styles. It is a six stud wide build that puts it into Speed Champions width, but it uses a different chassis that leaves it many studs shorter, more like a standard City vehicle. A quick word of warning, the entire car is raked forward. I like that the rake gives it a very aggressive stance. Overall, a great addition to my garage. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO Pilgrim's Feast
LEGO Pilgrim's Feast
LEGO Pilgrim's Feast
 
Posted:October 13, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hungry Hungry Pilgrim
" This is definitely going on my table this Thanksgiving. It was a super easy build that I am not sure I want to take apart after the holidays. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
30 mins
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 
Posted:October 13, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Happy Halloween
" A great seasonal build. I only wish the legs were a little easier to assemble. Either I was pushing too hard, or my bricks had poor grip. Other than that, it is a nice piece to leave on the table during Halloween. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
30 mins
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 
Posted:September 23, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Like a kid again
" After visiting my nieces and seeing their Lego collection, I got jealous. The included instructions are standard Lego and the online Instructions are easy to find. All of the models have great playability, with the tiger and alligator being able to hide in a forest. My only complaint is that said tiger and alligator can be a little fragile in tiny hands. The eyes on the alligator and the tigers paws seem to pop off pretty easily. However, for little ones I think this set allows for their imagination to take over and the instructions will be forgotten. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+32points
49of 66found this review helpful.
 
Posted:September 23, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Dream Car
" Ever since I saw my first Mini at an antique car show, I was hooked. Then I notice that Lego has one in my favorite color? I had to build it.
Overall a very nice build that most people could do in an afternoon. It is nice to see that the engine was mounted transversely. A detail some might overlook that gave the original Mini its massive cabin. Being able to set up a Lego picnic after a morning cruise is a nice touch that could have just as easily been forgotten. As for things forgotten, an actual spare tire has been replaced in many cars, but not this Mini. I also thought that, since I am an US citizen, my Mini should be left hand drive. The swap was very easily achieved even if the instructions told me to make it right hand drive.
I do have a few nits to pick though. The front windshield, while acceptable as a model piece, has some slop that means the kids will get pushed away from this build. The roof has a few sharp angles that, while trademark Lego, might leave some hard core model builders passing this up. On the side of the body, some of the printed pin striping doesn't quite match up. Not enough to throw off the aesthetic, but enough to notice. To me, the most grievous omission is the cabin floor. The plates stop a stud away from the door. I took a few plates and filled them in and I know the old real life Minis were not luxury vehicles, but this seems like an oversight.
Overall, this is a fantastic build. I think this would keep a teenager engaged for an afternoon and it give me a very enjoyable two hours. This will be proudly displayed on my bookshelf. Thank you Lego for a wonderful model. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Cincinnati
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+60points
68of 76found this review helpful.