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  • November 22, 2016
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klayman's Reviews
 
Posted:February 28, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ahoy, I'm Batman!
" The third Lego Movie 2 set I bought and this one's slightly bigger than the other two (Unikitty's Sweetest Friends & Benny's Space Squad). Let's just say, wow! It's so evenly balanced content-wise that I can't even decide which one was the main draw: Metalbeard or Battle Ready Batman because both are so cool that either of them could've easily been the sole star of their own sets with a bunch of throwaway characters and / or vehicles, instead we got both in a relatively cheap pack.
Batman has his torn cape, post-apocalyptic suit and the main attraction: his battle armor. It looks even more incredible in person than on the pictures, the shoulder pads are actually made of the same rubber that Lego tyres are molded from so the whole piece consists of two different materials which blend seamlessly.
Then there's Metalbeard who's a giant (at least by minifigure standards) half-crab steampunk automaton pieced together from ship parts and junk. Amazing how improvised he looks, yet somehow it works.
What else do we have? Batman's throne made from a few interesting parts, the most notables of which are the pair of huge bat wings, two katanas, a ladder and most importantly: the cog-operated (a simple but clever little mechanism) swinging sign which is surprisingly a printed element. You read that right, there are no stickers (which are my eternal bane) in this set either. Kudos!
Then there's a star, named Star, made from a star-shaped (duh) new-ish piece and a printed 2x2 tile doubling as its face, who gladly sits atop the crow's nest. The other minifigure (Maddox for anyone who cares) can stand comfortably in the small 'batcave' at the back of the throne, armed with his spear and Metalbeard's spare sword, guarding the two batarangs while Batman holds onto the third one which brings me to my next point: there are a few notable extra items. On top of the above mentioned batarang and classic pirate sword is one of each sausage and bone (which all fit in Metalbeard's chest together with the other two already there), Batman's utility belt and a 1x1 printed lock tile. I also welcomed the oldschool chainsaw (of Ice Planet fame) for which there is no extra but I still found it worthy to note its presence.
What more could I possibly add? Two main characters in one affordable bundle. Go get it!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  Hungary
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
30 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Posted:February 28, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nostalgia overload
" This is the second of The Lego Movie 2 sets I bought and I'd like to say in advance that it has an excellent parts-to-price ratio as it contains not only 4 minifigs (one of which is new in color and two hasn't been seen since the '80s), but two small spacecrafts, an assortment of tools and a brick-built little robot as well. Compare that with the cost of standalone Minifigures and it's an absolute steal! It's essentially a starter pack for classic astronauts and a sensible candidate to buy multiples of in order to build up an army. It also has one of the main characters, Benny, in a small set so it's an exceptionally good buy for those who want to have him and didn't get any of the other sets yet (like myself). The 'cracked' helmet and worn out printing are spot-on and really hit those nostalgia nerves.
My only gripe (if you can even call it that) is that in my opinion it should've consisted exclusively of original parts which were all available in the '80s. The 2x2 plate with 2 studs, 'droid head' (a small rocket bottom [item no. 4588] could've easily been used instead) and the 'cheese wedge' were surely not among them, but I do believe that maybe even the 1x1 brick with holder, 1x2 plate with slide, 1x2 plate in transparent red and yellow (this is one of those rare cases when two 1x1 plates would've been the better choice), 2x4 slope and the 'antenna-holder' (for the lack of a better term) were neither which is a remarkably high number of inauthentic pieces in such a small set. The flagpole and metal detector seem to be of newer molds, too (although I cannot, in a clear conscience, blame anyone for that). I guess it has more to do with technical reasons rather than unwillingness on Lego's part so it's not really a complaint but a comment. On the other hand I have nothing but praise for the choice of the droid's body, arms and the spaceship's seat which are all staples of classic space-sets. The traditional smiling faces are another hit.
All-in-all I'm very happy with this purchase and would recommend it in a heartbeat to anyone who loved Benny's character, wants a bunch of minifigures for an unbeatable price or has nostalgic feelings towards the theme. I certainly do and my little astronauts happily swarm around the Saturn V.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  Hungary
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Posted:February 28, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Small box, great fun
" The first Lego Movie did a LOT to re-ignite my passion for Lego by reminding me why it's so good to build all kinds of stuff out of brightly colored bricks and although I haven't seen the second one yet the new sets were just too promising to pass up on them for this reason so I bought 3 of the smaller ones for starter.
This one here is the first of the bunch and what a start it is! For a relatively cheap (as far as Lego goes anyway) and small set you get one of the main cast, Unikitty with interchangable faces, two really cute and imaginative supporting characters, a small dinner wagon with an assortment of sweets and accessories and a grand total of 12 (14 if you also count the spares) printed pieces. Of note is the not-so-common extra 1x1 round tile with a strawberry on top which could certainly find a good and meaningful use elsewhere and the two parts of the icecream-cone which have prints on both sides, kudos for that!
This also marks the first time I ever saw a 1x3 plate with a print on its side (Unikitty's eyebrows) but a quick glance around previously released sets confirmed I'm just not observant enough. Still, I can't wrap my head around how Lego is able to do this in a small and comparatively cheap set, while at the same time supplying 1x2 and 2x2 tiles with a sticker (which used to have prints as far back as 20+ years) for larger sets...
It shall remain a mistery for now (I strongly suspect it's simply a matter of quantity), but nevertheless I'm glad I bought this set and could recommend it to anyone who's even slightly interested in any of these characters or just wants to bulk up their collection with fun parts for a good price. It makes a very nice gift, too!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  Hungary
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
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 Caterham Seven 620R
Caterham Seven 620R
Caterham Seven 620R
 
Posted:November 22, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Have you ever wanted to build your own Caterham?
" Well, now you can, thanks to the latest addition to the LEGO Ideas line of models. I love (nearly) everything about this set, but to keep my review relatively short, I'll just list the pros and cons with a brief summary at the end.
Pros:
+ fun build-up with some clever solutions
+ very detailed, good looking model
+ excellent value for your money
+ impressive parts list
+ displays really well
+ printed elements (!)
Cons:
- barely different shade of yellow in some of the bricks
- minor, stability-related issues
I already have a few large models (Blue Power Jet, Mini Cooper, Ferrari F40, VW Beetle), but this was my first ever Ideas set and I'm not disappointed at all: in fact, it just might be my favourite one yet. From the moment of opening the (equally good looking and sturdy) box through the assembly of the car I had a blast!
Although I have given 5 hours for the whole process, that already includes sorting the pieces and admiring the ingenious techniques employed every now and then. The building itself isn't particularly hard, but because of the sheer number of parts used it can be a bit time-consuming. I'm not complaining though, for it was fun from beginning to end.
I've listed the presence of the printed elements as last in the pros section, but actually that was the primary driving force behind the buy. I absolutely loathe applying stickers, so it just adds to the exclusive-feeling and value of the set. (I wouldn't mind if this habit was carried over to at least the Creator Expert line, if not all models.)
My only problems are, as I mentioned previously, the slight difference between the shades of some of the yellow pieces (although it isn't nearly as noticeable as in the greens of the Mini Cooper) and the "rickety-ness" of the dashboard and nosecone (which were already noticed by others and can be fixed quite easily), but overall they are not too bad.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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4.9 out of 5(103)
 
 
 
 
 
 
From:  Hungary
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
05 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 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!
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