"I love these Ninjago modular style buildings, almost as much as the actual Creator Expert modular series. This one easily lives up to Ninjago City with all the amazing details.
My only criticism is the size difference. It is 50 percent more in length but is only half the height. I wish it could've had maybe just one more floor to look better next to Ninjago City. I would've gladly paid the extra money for it.
Other than that, it's a brilliant set. I'm really hoping at least one more of these buildings gets made (maybe another corner building to finish the block off?)"
"For many years fans have anticipated an actual roller coaster, and I can say it was definitely worth the wait.
The set is huge, which is not surprising due to the skeletal nature of the set. I love the booths set up, as well as the scenic route a minifigure takes while waiting in line. I was also impressed with the strength of the set, as the pillars and beams are held down very firmly.
While this is a great set there are a few notable flaws. First off (if it wasn't obvious) the set is very hard to move. You have to be very careful where you pick it up from. Second of all, the track pieces detach somewhat easily, especially after transporting the set. Another minor annoyance is how repetitive the build is. Yes, it's to be expected, but at times it gets annoying, especially when linking together 203 individual chains.
While not necessarily a flaw there is one personal disappointment. While Lego is all about rebuilding, it can not be said for the set. I was looking forward to being able to create my own roller coasters, but found that it is extremely difficult to rebuild. The pieces and structure styles included are specifically for this set, which makes it very hard to make new creations. Even as a Lego Expert, it would take a genius to successfully create an operating coaster moc. I have made several attempts, even following the instructions on some parts, but either ran out of pieces, or found errors in the design of the coaster. All that to say, Lego did a great job designing this. Clearly, much effort was put into it.
Despite the minor flaws, the whole set is impressive; the details, the functionality, and the size, all make it worth the purchase. Now let's just hope Lego makes another one with a loop the loop or corkscrew."
"Unfortunately, corer modular buildings are weaker compared to the others in my opinion. Even though the Brick Bank is the best corner building so far, there are plenty of let downs.
Usually, with the newest modular building, there are plenty of new building techniques. However, there were none that were memorable. The exterior looks rather plain in appearance, which is not necessarily a bad thing, (I don't really want a bank to stand out in my city) but the exterior, ESPECIALLY the second floor, could have been a lot more complex and attractive.
Interior-wise, it's good. I love that for the first time we get tiling on a corner building. However, the rest of the interior doesn't offer much. On the second level, we only get two small offices. I also despise the balcony, as I feel it limits the space. However the chandelier is a nice touch.
However, the most disappointing aspect of the set is the height. It is by far the shortest modular building in the series, and you pay $170 for it. I compared it to Town Hall, and the bank is about half the size, but only $30 less. I'm not a fan of the slight price increase. Yes modern modulars have more pieces, but they are smaller and more compact.
Despite my negativity, this is a passable set, but I would not recommend this as a first modular set. I'd recommend getting Parisian Restaurant first before it retires."
"I really appreciate that the designers packed this set with easter eggs of previous modulars. Unfortunately, I was not able to buy the Cafe Corner. However, this set made up for it. I really love the architecture in this set. However, a lot of small pieces were used. It felt like the designers were really trying to surpass 4,000 pieces. Regardless, this is a fantastic set with great interiors and exteriors."
"Even though I like the concept behind this set, it just isn't that good. While there are many functions, NONE of them work well. Yes, I did build it correctly, but they have problems. For example, when going directly forward, the rear fans shake from the backlash. The lowering ramp is very slow, and the mini vehicle can't go up or down easily. The tan gears on the loading ramp stand out in a bad way. It's hard to drive the mini vehicle in a straight line and there's also not a lot of space to drive it on the hovercraft. The loading crane is also difficult to operate. Once the cargo is unloaded it's hard to get it off.
Regardless of the poor functions, it does look nice, but feels small for the price. I would primarily use this as a display set, as most will quickly grow bored of playing with this."
"While this set is visually amazing, containing many details and features, it is very compact, as many of the pieces are plates. The end result is very small and looks like it could've been a $20 set verses the $35 you pay for it."
"As an avid modular building collector I always collect the newest addition to the series. However, even though the designer did well on the building itself, it stands out (In a bad way) with the smooth curves and arches, and bright colors, when displayed with other buildings. (I wonder if that was intentional) I feel like Mike just ignored the designs of previous buildings and just made this one to stand out. I wonder if Jamie was even part of the design.(If not, bring him back!) I understand that Lego can't do 30's style European buildings forever, but they could've started the new generation of modular buildings with a building that's a little more subtle in appearance to act as a branching point between the two. (all this assuming they continue the 50's theme) A controversial change is the minifigures heads, in which Lego swapped the classic smiley faces for modern faces. I like it, but it makes it hard to display minifigures with and without classic faces. Now I have to either swap out these heads for the smiley face, Or get modern heads for all the previous minifigures. Overall, a decent set, but display wise, it's the worst, as it's just too different from the other modular buildings."