"This s a small fire truck, but it looks the part. While it may not be accurate to a real truck, it fits the fantasy. The ladder is short, but it can be added to if you have ladders from other sets. I particularly like the look of the hydraulic rams on the ladder assembly. There is room inside for two fire fighters and a good selection of accessories to put out the small included fire, something larger, or the scene of another emergency."
"This was a great addition to my growing collection of planes. This plane has a simple, functional appearance, which is exactly what a cargo plane should be. It looks great, and I particularly like the large engines, perfect for pulling those heavy loads down the runway and into the sky.
The little truck is a nice addition to the set and goes well with other airport vehicles from current sets.
"A great truck for any city scene, but a couple small issues.
I find my luck is 50/50 with getting the garbage to fall from the dumpster into the truck. Other times it falls short and ends up on and around the truck. Dumping the truck can be a little sticky, depending on what is in it. Adding some tiles in the compactor would clear that up.
"There are a lot of cool elements to this set. I particularly like the truck and the tracked driller. I also like the transparent orange 'rocks', and there are multiple included with this set. There is also a nice selection of minifigs and accessories.
There are a few cons to this set, but I don't think they impact its value in an appreciable way. I'm not a fan of the drone, but there are some cool pieces in it. The volcano looks great, but you can see the colored bricks inside if you know they're there. The set also has a lot of stickers, but it still looks great without them."
"This was my first Expert build and the experience led me to buy more expert sets. It's a completely different experience than a standard Lego set. The instructions are clear, but you have to pay attention with the number of bricks that are in each step. A very fun build that I completed in a couple evenings.
The building its self is incredibly detailed. You could build a plain building of similar size with half the bricks, or less. The piece count comes from all of the small, intricate pieces that give this building it's amazing look, both internally and externally.
Whether you're building this to display or play with, you won't be disappointed!"
"While the car and accessories are cool, the part of this set that jumped out at me was the truck. It features fully independent suspension on all four wheels. The way it's done is elegantly simple and I will be copying the technique on other models. With a slight change in the design it is possible to limit the large travel fitting of a truck to something more suited for a car.
"This is a great set, or as an addition to an existing train layout. I love the look of the engine, and the cars are easily customizable to carry any cargo you might want to move about. There is a good amount of track that can be laid out a few different ways."
"I've always wanted a Lego train, and finally got my hands on this! I ended up buying two for more track and to make a longer train. (After making the center car from the second set, there are nearly enough pieces to build another center car out of the pieces of the two engines. I only needed a couple of bricks from outside the set to finish it) If you make a longer train, a single motorized engine is capable of pulling it along.
The only flaw in this set is a simple fix. I had issues putting the sleek windshield housing on over the front and rear of the train. The corners were bent in ever so slightly, causing them to catch before they could be pressed into place. I simply put a 1x1 plate with a slope (commonly used in a number of sets, and they always send spares) to push the corners out and into place as you press the piece down.
This train, even as a build from a single set, looks really good going around the track. You won't be disappointed!"