"I found this set on sale at Indigo and bought it, which is a decision I don’t regret. The set has a magnificent minifig selection, with awesome details for each one. The build is great with small bits you can remove to create different looks. The main feature, where you can blast a bit of the top of the archway off, is easily triggered, allowing it to fall off during play. The back of it also shows some odd colours, which take away from the look. There are many great pieces used throughout the build, which are good for custom building. This set is one you should definitely get if you have the chance to."
"Like all the sets of this theme, this set has a terrible price to part ratio. On top of that, this set looks kinda ugly. The “jeep” is oversized compared to the minifigures, and the net launcher looks bad and doesn’t work like it shows on the box, as it shoots at different paces every time, even if you shoot it the exact same way. The pteranodon looks nice, and is cool to get. This set is also a cheap way to get Owen. For me, this set wasn’t a good buy since the main build is horrible and you pay $5 more than you should."
"For me, this set is boring and doesn’t really “excite” me (I got it as a present). It’s $10 more than it should be, with mediocre builds and minifigures. This isn’t a surprise though, since 80% of City sets are like this. But, for a young builder, who is starting with Lego, this set is perfect. It has two motorcycles (which are simple to put together), a pick up truck, and a safe with money. The set isn’t hard to build, as there isn’t much room for mistakes. This is a set that could be played with for hours, because of all that is included. So while this set isn’t good for LEGO fans like me, it is great for young builders who are just starting to play with Lego. The only main problem with the set is the price, which makes it worse than other sets of this size."
"Being a Marvel fan, buying a DC Comics Brickhead was a tough pill to swallow. But after building it, I don’t regret it. The price to part ratio is better than most Brickheads, with 122 pieces. There are great prints included, which also increases the value of the pieces. The only weakness with the set are the exposed studs on the top of the head. I’m fine with studs, but it would have looked much better if they used tiles instead. Altogether, a good buy for $13."
"The return of the Harry Potter theme brought us a Quidditch match set, which was an interesting idea, that COULD have been perfect. Yes, I’m saying this set isn’t perfect. It isn’t even close to perfect. Don’t get me wrong, though, I’m not saying this is a “bad” set. I’m saying the set could have been done much better. This set was a must buy for me and all other Harry Potter fans, so I ordered it on the release date. I built it the day I got it, and worked the play features with my brother. But there was something wrong with it, and it was the fact that it wasn’t a complete Quidditch stadium; it was only half. I, of course, knew that from the start, but didn’t expect it to take so much out of the set. Really, that factor takes away from the playability and display ability of the set. And that is the reason I’d say this isn’t a good set. On the flip side, though, there is a great minifigure selection, including Severus Snape and Hermione Granger to recreate the scene when Hermione sets Snape’s robes on fire, which is one of the play features. There are a ton of accessories, including brooms, a snitch, and wands. There are also alternatives for the score board, so you can have any house versus any house on there. If you’re planning to use this set for parts, I also recommend that because there are many good pieces included.
Overall, there are many great little things in the set, but the feeling of incompleteness takes it all away. This set is average, and I recommend it if you want it for parts or for the accessories. Though, if you’re looking for a fun Quidditch match, this isn’t the best option."
"This was a set I kinda ignored until I saw it for sale at Toys r us. Then I looked into it, and figuring it may not be on sale again, I bought it. It was an enjoyable build, with not too many challenging steps. The minifigure selection is great, with Batman (obviously), Robin, Kabuki twins, and the Manbat. The worst minifigure here is the Manbat, since he’s the same version from a couple years back. I wish they had made a new version of the Manbat or just given us a different character instead. The Batmobile is great, as it was larger than expected. There is space for Batman and Robin inside, even though it gets pretty cramped in there. The inside is easily accessible, with a simple feature to get the roof off. There is lots of detail, even without putting the stickers on, making it a great display piece. It’s also great for play, with little things that can be articulated, and it’s very stable. The best part about the Batmoblie is definitely the movement in the wheels. It can go in all different directions and poses with this feature. Though, amidst the great things in the Batmobile, there are two flaws in it. The first is that the inside isn’t 100% closed up, as there are two small “gaps” near the base of the vehicle that leave the inside open to the outside. Secondly, there aren’t many things that shoot on the vehicle. There are only two stud shooters on the whole vehicle, which isn’t much. Overall, the Batmobile is a well made build.
This set has a few downs here and there, but the biggest problem here is the price. This set is $75, which is way too much for a set that has less than 600 pieces. This set should be $60, or $65 at most. This is a great set for many reasons, so the price should be reasonable so more kids and collectors can get it. Though, this is a must buy if you see it on sale."
"I buy at least one set from each wave of Ninjago “flyers”. They’ve all been great; until I bought this one. This is the most expensive of all of them. But the biggest problem is that it doesn’t WORK properly. The box art advertises that it can fly up and high, as on the box it shows kids shooting it through a basketball hoop. That is false advertisement since this thing flies less than a foot upward. I even tried to shoot it forward, and instead of taking flight (like it shows on the box) it crashes on the floor. Sometimes when I tried it, some of the pieces on the part that stayed in your hand fell off. Speaking of that part of the set, it’s terrible looking. Green pieces are visible on multiple spots on it, and the base of it looks simply weird. The only good part about the set is the Zane minifigure, but if you don’t have much Ninjago, you really can’t do much with the minifigure itself. You think this set is bad already, right? Well, this set costs $18, which is a terrible deal for only 92 pieces and something that doesn’t work. Yes, I understand that there are a lot of large pieces in the set, but still $18 is way too much. I think it should have been $15 or something like that. I don’t recommend this to anybody, and this is set has left me upset and disappointed. Basically, if you mean to play with this thing, don’t buy it."
"As you saw on the title, this (in my opinion) is the best mech Lego has ever put out. Period. There are so many great things in this set I have to talk about, so here are my opinions on everything included in the set:
Minifigures: Mike the Spike: 8/10 Very basic. That’s all I need to say, but it is good to have him since he is good for play and army building. Cole: 9/10 Again, pretty basic. You get him in a lot of other sets, and if you collect Lego Ninjago Movie sets you will probably have him by now. And if you don’t, and want to get him then he does come in way cheaper sets. Still, good arm printing and nice accessory. Crusher: 10/10 Crusher is definitely the best looking minifigure in this set. He has great armour and helmet (?). Also, great prints. Misako: 8/10 Great minifigure, but the face print wrecks it completely. What?!?!?! The face is terribly printed on Misako, as the print is not dark opaque enough, so because of the black head it is printed on, the print doesn’t come out right as it is too translucent. Still, this minifigure has outstanding printing and the arrows on her back look great, too. Still, the weakly printed face completely derails this minifigure. Fred Finley: 9/10 I like this minifigure because of its rarity. Other than that I feel the printing is weak, and he looks pretty basic. Also, his torso can be used for custom minifigures (but if you only have one of Fred Finley I recommend not breaking him.
Build: Quake Mech: 10/10 There are so many things I need to say about the Quke Mech, I have just put them all into the following list to be quick: - The model is huge, and looks very daunting - A lot of detail, like tubes, speakers, lights and flags - The build may look very unstable because of the wheel, but on the back there is a stand that it balances on. Still, be careful since it can fall over if not handled well, especially on carpet. - Speaking of the wheel, that thing is enormous! - Lots of articulation in the fingers, elbows, and shoulders (?) - It can roll around - It can easily hold a minifigure in its hand - I like all the speaker elements on the build, including the ones that can fire off - The flags may look like they fall off, but are actually very stable. - The cockpit can easily open, revealing a nice looking seat (not typical on a Lego mech) and two discs as the controls with outstandingly outstanding printing inside - All the stickers add good detail, and none of them feel “unneeded”
Even though there are so many great things on the build, there are a few small cons as well. - Odd colours such as yellow and blue are visible on parts of the build, like around the wheel, behind the speakers, and on the back - It does fall over if not handled calmly, which is factor limiting play
Still, even with some cons this build deserves a full 10/10, since there are way more pros than cons.
Overall: 90% All in all, a great set with a great price to part ratio. I highly recommend this set to older and more experienced builders since this set is difficult to put together and may be a challenge for less experienced builders. So, even though there are a few cons with the set, it is still worth the $100."
"I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so when the theme was returning, I knew I had to get all the sets. This was the first one I got, and this set tells me I have to buy all the other sets. Since this set is so small, I am just going list why you should buy this set, and why you shouldn’t.
Why to buy this set: - A cheap way to get Harry and Ron - Includes Aragog, which I think is the best looking one yet - Great pieces (lantern, wands, 5 spiders, printed dish piece, candle, and printed eyes for Aragog) - Great price, as the price to part ratio is good and has a lot of stuff to enjoy - Great playability, collectibility, and display ability
Why not to buy the set: - The plants on the tree feel too bright for the Dark Forest - The web shooting feature is a bit difficult to activate, and often gets stuck, limiting the firing range but you can leave that out and not use the feature - The tree build looks a bit plain because of the lack of foliage and the area in front of the tree looks plain, but putting some spiders or pieces from your own collection can solve the problem
Overall, this does more than it needs to by providing an easy and quick build, play possibilities, and things you usually find in bigger sets (like casual Harry and Ron minifigures). So, just a great set and a must buy for all Harry Potter fans."
"I went to the Lego store to get this set on release day, and it was totally worth it. Everything you get is fabulous. Here it is:
Minifigures: Zane: 10/10 Nothing to say about Zane except that he looks AWESOME. I love the printing, and the new katana blade mold is good for custom building.
Jay: 10/10 The Zane minifigure was awesome, right? This one is even better. The accessories include a ton of new and cool molds, including a dragon design hilt. Plus, the printing is great, which makes this minifigure my favourite in the set.
Daddy No Legs: 9/10 This minifigure is definitely the most fun to play with because of the brick built cyborg legs. His accessories are great, with the grappling hook being able to attach to the Stormbringer. On top of that, his torso has back printing even though it is completely unnecessary. The only problem is that it looks a bit ackward if you look at where the torso piece connects to the cyborg legs.
Muzzle: 10/10 This minifigure looks like the complete definition of a dragon hunter. The armor like elements on his face look spectacular while you get another new katana blade piece with him. His bladed staff is nothing less as it boasts another new mold, which is the blade at the top. Again, great printing all over his torso and legs.
Builds: Dragon Armour Stand: 8/10 The first thing I need to talk about is the dragon armour. Wow! The new mold looks great! Though the rest of the build takes away from the overall structure. The armour keeps falling off, and it gets super annoying when you're trying to move the build around. I like the feature where you can access the secret compartment in the stand, but there's barely anything you can fit in it. The tiny bit of terrain just looks like it was put together lazily since the olive green, dark bluish grey, dark tan, and light tan don't go together right.
The Stormbringer: 10/10 There are so many great things about this build I've just comprised it in the following list: - Way larger than I expected, with lots of texture on the body and tail - Comes together way easier or quicker than expected, and I think someone a bit younger than the recommended age can built this - Like the spring loaded shooters that can be shot out of the mouth - The spikes on the head are moveable, providing many different poses - A good amount of articulation in the legs - The small flaps/wings can be shifted forwards/ backwards and up/down - The dark/navy blue, regular blue and dark yellow work great together - Love how the saddle can easily be removed and how there are clips at the back of it allowing you to put minifigure accessories on them. - The tail whip is cool and smooth, and is still great for play
Even though there are so many great things about the Stormbringer, there are a couple things I could nitpick about it. Firstly, the chain can get annoying because it can get caught in some of the elements on the head and neck area. Right by the end of the neck, you can see orange, which doesn't fit. Speaking of odd things on the build, the neck looks horrible with all those studs showing. Lastly, the wing elements can get in the way of the legs, limiting articulation. Overall, though, this build is great for play and display, and the few downsides are small and don't take away anything from the build.
Overall: 95 percent Though there are small problems with the set, I feel that the good stuff totally outnumbers them. I feel this is good for display and collecters bacause of the great detail, new pieces, and prints. It is great for play as well, because of the numerous features. Altogether, it is an outstanding set, one that I will definitely display proudly."