"The set overall is quite nice. Luke Skywalker in his training outfit, Yoda with pan-flute print, and muddy R2-D2 minifigures are unique to this set. The hut itself contains quite a few quaint details such as a fire place with pot hanging over it, Yoda’s bed, and a small light fixture.
With respect to the play features, the vine swinging catapult works pretty well, but the one to make Luke “jump” on the ground doesn’t really work; the jump catapult gives Luke more of a stumble than a jump."
"The Ford Fiesta in this set is a nice little vehicle. The car is attractive with its navy blue and white color scheme with black accents. There quite a few new pieces that I haven't seen before which make the build interesting. The only thing that I can knock this set for is having 37 stickers; rally cars are covered in sponsorship decals, so all the stickers add to the accuracy, but the sheer number of them in this set is a bit annoying."
"The walker in this set is certainly unique -- there really isn't another set quite like this one. The eight legs provide for more of a crawling or scuttling motion than walking. The build is quite engaging with the majority of build being spent assembling the technic components for each of the legs.
The completed walker uses wheels to effect movement on the legs. While effective, the wheels are a little bit too visible for my liking. I'm also a bit bummed that the head doesn't move, but is instead locked in a slight downward angle.
Overall, it's a nice set with an engaging build, sturdy end-product, unique legs, and some well done blasters. The only things that detract from the set are the visible wheels and immobile head."
"This an awesome set of a pivotal moment in Star Wars canon. It has a reasonably engaging build, cool play features, and iconic minifigures.
The construction of the set is quite pleasant, though not without its faults. The brick built droids are fun to put together. There are some neat mechanisms for the surgical table and helmet applicator. However, the build of the operating room is a bit repetitive. The room consists of eight segments, a few of which are built twice.
The play features of the set work very well. The surgical table rotation mechanism is clever and sturdy. In addition, the helmet applicator, while simple, is quite effective at placing the helmet. The technic "rockers" for the "Force" aren't particularly exciting, but they're able to somewhat simulate the destruction of the droids as happened the movie.
Regarding the minifigures, it's very uncommon to find Darth Vader and Palpatine in a set of this size. This set is worthwhile just for these two iconic characters."
"I got this set because I wanted a transit bus. I've outline some thoughts about the set below.
Pros: 1. Good minifigure diversity. 2. Build was enjoyable. 3. The bus includes space for a wheelchair. Cons: 1. The set is a bit expensive. 2. Seating inside the bus is a bit disappointing -- only the driver has an actual chair. 3. The wheelchair ramp isn't tall enough for the wheelchair to use to access the bus. 4. Kind of a nit-picky detail, but hybrid electric buses have exhausts and usually visible battery arrays. Both details appear absent from the bus."
"This a brilliant Lego Movie set. It has a very enjoyable build and sturdy construction despite many moving pieces. I have included some highlights below.
1. The minifigures are great. In particular, it's wonderful to see Johnny Thunder in a Lego set again; he hasn't been around since the Adventurers theme. 2. The sliding doors are solidly built and work very well. 3. Spring fire missiles have good range. 4. The dropship interior is spacious enough to accommodate several minifigures. 5. The rotation of the rocket boosters works well considering its size and complexity. 6. Weapon racks on the interior and roof of the dropship. 7. There are a few printed pieces, which I was happy to see. It's nice that Lego is investing in a few printed pieces rather than solely using stickers (caveat list below).
1. Despite the printed pieces, there are still a lot of stickers in this set."
"I purchased the Cloud Cuckoo Palace after watching the movie. I was initially skeptical of this set, but it's really fun, and my wife and I really enjoyed the build.
1. Lots of whimsical colors. This set has a very different color palette than other sets from the movie. 2. Brick built snail and Unikitty are very cute. 3. This is the only set thus far with Executron. 4. Wyldstyle has a nice piece for her hoody. 5. There is a gear system for spinning flowers and discs. 6. Catapult works pretty well.
If you're on the fence about getting this set because of its unconventional appearance, I will assure you that it's definitely worth getting."
"I purchased this set after watching the movie, and it has exceeded my expectations. It has it very engaging build with interesting use of SNOT (studs not on top) as well as a good collection of minifigures.
1. The Kragle doors open when the Kragle device is pushed forward. 2. Lord Business has two sets of legs, one normal, the other for his stilts. 3. The desk is well designed with spinning chairs. 4. There is a lot of detail on the 9V battery and the Kragle. 5. Biznis Kitty has very nice printing on it. 6. It definitely has that "evil-lair" feel to it. 7. Practically everything in the set is brick built; there are few specialized pieces.
1. I have never been too fond of stickers. There are six of them in this set.
Overall, this is an awesome set and I would certainly recommend it to a friend."
"This is a really nice set, particularly if you are not planning to purchase the Tower of Orthanc. There is a lot in this set for the price, some rather interesting Lego pieces. The set as a whole is very solidly constructed and will stand-up to energetic play.
- Palantir spins using Lego technic gears - Palantir and lamp pieces are pretty neat - Eye of Sauron (a minifigure head) - Saruman with two expressions on the minifigure head - Gandalf the Grey with two expressions on the minifigure head
- Saruman’s beard/hair (it’s one piece) has a somewhat rubbery consistency"