"Ok, so this was a set I absolutely wanted. I finally recieved it as a Christmas gift, and what a gift!
I cannot express easily all the good points, so lets list them would we? - very large set with maybe one of the best price value (with the Hogwarts Castle). It really towers all the set I have today and even the Hogwarts Castle may blush next to it although it has three times the amount of pieces. - very complex and genuine build that you don't want to mess up with as it can be difficult to put some pieces together once you have a big chunk of reactor in your hand. The "roundness" of the set is well thought and, without any stickers, the printed pieces really stand out. The building looks delicate at first, but once build, it is rather solid build. - very modulable as the "real one" with the 5 different stages of flight, docking, landing, which makes it also easy to transport, which I did because I wanted to display it at work. - easily displayable on the supports - strong playability but better to play it as a responsible adult or child ;-) - a collector lego that is not to joke with as it is very well designed and, overall, beautiful. - nice building instruction with a little history behind this set.
A few bad points, however: - some part of the build are really difficult to maintain in place until you solidify everything later on... and sometimes instructions can be confusing (but when you are excited to build, how can you do?) - the module is a bit fragile to play with"
I got a bunch of set at the beginning of 2019 and this one was maybe the less expected to build as I am not into too colourful legos even if I am a huge fan of Harry Potter... However, how wrong I was!
This set is fun to build, even if the towers have all the same technique of building, about. The minifigures add to the lot and the playability is awesome (although I only display). But what is most interesting is its potential for display. If you are a big fan of Harry Potter, it blends in perfectly with the environment and even more if you have the Castle (the big one or two little separate one) to add to the scenery. For example, in a bookshelf, you can easilly put it in front of your Harry Potter books as it is slim Lego and modulable.
Special thanks to the transparent rod, as from far you really think the minifigure is flying! Would have been nice to have more transparent rods and bases...
Best point: price value! Not expensive for 500 pieces and good displayability.
Bad point? Well, actually would have been nice to have Drago Malfoy as minifigure that exists separately... So if you can get it, buy it too to add to the set!"
"Superb set that as one particularity: "Use less to display more!"...
It means that despite its size and maybe pricey price (probably the velociraptor costs!), it shows a lot of small details and situation which you can play with! The control room, the kitchen, the embryo chamber... and with the locking door as well. The minifigures bring a lot to this set with really nice face prints and torso prints and the velociraptor is sturdy, well build and well designed. A few stickers really add to the nostalgia and the franchise. The ladder, to my surprise, is actually a nice little addition to the set.
Note: as said one famous lego builder on the internet, Denis Nedry minifigure would have been a big plus as the embryo chamber is present, and I say myself, maybe Malcolm and Hammond too!
Displayable, enjoyable, very much playable by recreating exact scenes or rodeoing Grant on the back of the Raptor... I say yes to this set!
"I bought this set directly from Lego via phone, as it was out of stock :) ! I got it 50% off, so it was quite nice deal to get it for myself.
The set in general as a lot of good points which I list here: - the rathtars monsters - the minifigures are really nice and well designed - the fact that you can modulate it at will with the Technic pins set about the platforms. - the overall aspect of it, metallic/organic, confined, steampunk...
Some "meh" points: - the doors lack some mechanism to open them up more easily than by hand. The large flat door is holding by itself once lift up but stays tilted which is not displayable! - the trap is a bit clumsy and is hard to set up correctly -> overall, the contraptions are a bit disappointing :)
It is displayable, but it does not strike out that much, although I really enjoyed building it! I recommend anyway for fans!"
"I bought this set which was on sale, which was good for its value for the money, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it.
It is enjoyable to build if you like to construct "house/building-like" lego. However, I find that this lego is not as striking as other legos I own. It is a bit stiff for playability although I really like the winks from the movie. Some features are a tiny bit useless, like this storage place behind the lego that you may never access while playing with it. But otherwise, it is well designed and I recommend it and it does not take so much space ;-). So, it is nice to display!
PS: I think the minifigure are not as striking as they should have been."
"A funny set to build with nice figures and, in my case, worth the price and nostalgia for Star Wars Fan.
The contraption for the laser door is a bit awkward and it might have been better to make it slide sideways rather than inside-out, for playability. The pit contraption is also rather "useless", unless you start to be skilled at it! The minifigures are nice, and mostly Qui-Gon. Although the contraptions are average, te overall feeling of this set is nice, displayable, enjoyable and a little one to have in your collection. No building hassle with this one!
"It was one of the little Star Wars build I was eager to build, and I was not disappointed. Value for price is super good, even if SW-sets are usually expensive. Compared to the Ahch-To training Lego, I preferred that one because the mini figures are really the best and the set is very nice to display compared to the other one... and it is full of Nostalgia..."
"A small but fun set to build. Although I preferred Yoda's Hut as a building build, this one still made me enjoy building it and discovering the little details added to it. Nothing fancy (as seen in Yoda's Hut), but still good to have :) ! The smashable rock is a bit weird, but that's fun."
"Well well Lego, you did it, you brought to life one of the most amazing set I ever built!
I told myself: "Why did I buy it, why why why?" but then, the more I completed of it, the more I was "Oh Merlin Beard!" and was astonished by the details of the architecture and the little hidden extra behind the castle. This castle has two faces: the building and the life inside when you rotate it (or walk behind)! The little figurines make it more lively and now Harry, Ron and Hermione are chatting in the court!
The little addition of the Whomping Willow and Hagrid's Hut are really funny additions, although the boats are not that interesting :D !.... One of my friend told me "Why isn't there stickers for Umbrage's kittens? Yes, whyyyyy?
There is absolutely no negative points! .... Only two little questions: - Why the entrance of the chamber of secret is so far off the chamber ;) ? - Where is the Slytherin dungeon????? And why Gryffindor is not in the big tower when Dumbledore's office is not in it in the movies/books but in the Lego :D ? ... Well, I am super happy nonetheless and these little details makes it more awesome!
Anyway, thanks thanks thanks! ... Although one missing piece for the whole set, but fortunately not visible unless you look for it! It is really huge and you can move it easily as the two parts are not hard-connected."
"I recently reviewed the Newt's case LEGO and told it was my first set I bought since very long long time. This was the second that accompanied it for my new beginning as a LEGO fan (see picture)! (and I am a Star Wars Fan as well).
The LEGO was very enjoyable, worth the price (in term of pieces/price :D ) and the final result is very satisfying! The head mechanism is too much fun to play with! I would have like an automatic closure of the front when you can "lit" the little burner, but otherwise, super nice! Play experience is 4/5, because it is a bit boring to have 5/6 parts that offer the same challenge and same concept ^^' each time. But the inside mechanism was super cool to build and weird at the same time!
I recommend, really ! ... and be careful with the pieces... I switched one without holes with one with holes by accident at some stage, and found myself unable to put the head on top ^^' had to tear the poor BB-8 apart to switch pieces back...."