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  • 4.7
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  • January 29, 2021
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  • February 7, 2021
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Posted:February 7, 2021
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent set albeit slightly fragile
" Bought this set before it got close to retiring and would be harder to obtain. And people I showcase builds to wanted to see this one next.
So the pros, they aren't the most complex of builds for adults, though I suppose some of the parts would be difficult for the younger audience (I mean we know it's a 16+ set but you'd buy them for kids too). However that said it is a fun few hours and think the Pteranodon would be the easier one for younger ages, while the older groups can do the Triceratops and T-rex (sort of how the gingerbread house can be down as a group with different bits done by different members of the family). They are all easy to pose and you can make them look quite nice as exhibits in a museum and if you have things like the Saturn V or other pieces can make yourself what looks like a little museum exhibit section for sure.
One of the best things about this build is the fun you can have posing them and getting them into various shots for pictures and play. There's a full toolkit, more than what's needed for the archaeologist or the little bucket provided so you could use things in other builds too.
The Pteranodon is the easiest and the most versatile in terms of posing and placing in positions. Being the simplest one, while impressive, a few more pieces could have made it look even better.
The Triceratops was my least favourite of the builds due to the one-one connectors. It's not a complex build but it is a little fragile. Because of the especially the bit at the front. If it was more 2X2 it would have been stable but you can mod it if you're up for it. As is, you'd want to be careful while positioning it because that bit on the front can come off easily due to it. And a few bits on the side if you didn't build it carefully enough but that's an easy fix.
The T-Rex is the one that's easy to pose and also pretty big. While yes you can move it around and change it's various positions, only the last 3-4 vertebrae could really be moved for positions so this is still going to be a deep structure and you'll need to make sure you've space to display. Full length as said is about 39cm but you can adjust it to make it around 33cm. The jaw and head are quite stable and you can do a variety of positions. If you're having trouble with this one, just need a rebuild but it is very stable and probably the most fun to position.
All in all a good set and one I could easily recommend; but if Lego is planning to do another Triceratops fossil build, I'd recommend for some of the bits to have 2X2s or a triangular plate/brick just for added stability. I get the current versatility for making it pose but posing for the lack of 100% stability isnt an amazing tradeoff.
I'd honestly give it a 4.5 out of 5 but since there's no such option, 5 stars.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
03 hrs
Build Time:
30 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!
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 
The LEGO® Creator 3in1 Superbike (31114) set inspires endless creative building, featuring 3 models in 1 – a modern motorbike, a classic motorcycle and a futuristic hoverbike.A host of exciting adventures are on offer to imaginative kids, who can stage super-fast races around the track with a modern or classic LEGO® motorbike or take to the sky on a hoverbike.The motorbike toy set makes the ideal reward for kids aged 8 and up who have a real passion for toy motorbikes and creative building.The Superbike measures over 4 in. (11 cm) high, 7 in. (19 cm) long and 2 in. (6 cm) wide – the perfect portable size to play with at home or to take to a friend’s house.The Superbike features moving handlebars, a working suspension and a kickstand, while the classic motorbike also comes with a kickstand so kids can proudly display it.This impressive set offers kids 3 different options to develop their building skills and create vehicles to play with on their own or add to otherLEGO® toy sets for more fun.Look out for other great, new-for-January 2021 LEGO® Creator 3in1 sets: Cyber Drone (31111), Wild Lion (31112), Race Car Transporter (31113) and Surfer Beach House (31118).LEGO® Creator 3in1 sets let kids enjoy endless imaginative play as they create action-packed stories around the 3 different colorful models in every box.For more than 6 decades LEGO® building bricks have been made from high-quality materials to ensure they consistently connect and pull apart every time.LEGO® building bricks meet stringent global safety standards.
 
Posted:February 1, 2021
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A really fun little build
" Got two of these to have the two builds of the bikes and have to say they look pretty nice and work well as display models too. There's a good number of pieces. I'll say I liked version A and B. Version C wasn't something I was too keen on. It's a very easy build and was much better than I anticipated.
Only thing I'd say is for Model A, it would be nicer for the front wheel to stick in properly rather than just be for display. Other than that it's really good for it's price. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
25 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
7of 8found this review helpful.
 
Posted:January 29, 2021
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice little tuk tuk
" It's a quick and easy build, there are some unique new printed pieces which was nice and plenty of spare. It's a very quick and easy build. Won't quite fit for your cities be it modular or lego city as it's just 1.5 minifig size but it does go nicely with other vehicles including the 3 in 1 creator bike and a few of the smaller builds. I think a more detailed tuk tuk could be done.
Nice little features, didn't seem like it was specific to any particular subcontinental or Asian nation. I'd recommend it and it's well worth the price. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
25 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+7points
25of 43found this review helpful.