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  • 4.3
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  • May 13, 2017
    First Review
  • November 25, 2018
    Last Review
 
 
MajorManiac's Reviews
 
Posted:November 25, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nailed It!!!
" Major Maniac here, reviewing the Winter Village Fire Station and I gotta say, Lego Nailed It. Sure, this set is a little costly at $100, but you get a two story building. I'm not just talking about the one story with an attic style buildings that the other winter village sets have. This building has two full stories, a fire truck, a bunch of minifigs, and the cute detailed look that the winter village sets are known for. This is a great addition to the town, and lego is on the right path of adding more buildings to this series of Legos. I love watching the winter village grow each year. So, pros and cons:
Cons: Cost, it is a little costly at $100.
Pros: Sturdy Build, (not like the flimsy train station), Practical vehicle in terms of a fire truck with a fire station, minifigs are great, (have ya seen the little baby), not too many extras!
What I mean by that last comment is simple. Often with these winter village sets, Lego likes to add a bunch of stuff other than just the building; i.e. Christmas trees, Vehicles, Benches, Lamp Posts, Stands, and lots of other little things to create detailed little scenes. Although this set still has some of that, its not too over the top. Mostly, I just want the buildings and vehicles. I don't need the rest of the extras.
Overall, great set and I already can't wait to see next year's as long as they keep this up. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+14points
16of 18found this review helpful.
 
Posted:September 29, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Needs a little improvement, but still awesome!
" Major Maniac here reviewing the roller coaster. I mostly stick to the modular buildings, trains, and marvel set, but when Lego came out with this, I had to have it. What an awesome set and perfect addition to the line of fair rides that Lego has started. (I'm hoping to see the teacups, zipper, scrambler, or swings in the future.). So lets get to it.
This is a simple, yet complex build. Its simple because of the same build techniques used over and over. But its complex in the way that it all fits together. The structure is fairly rigid with the exception of a few critical weak points. I will admit, I was building this on a card table, so it was not entirely level or solid. I think that lack of stability highlighted some of the issues I was having.
Basically, there are a couple of critical weak points which are not supported well. Those weak points cause structural failures preventing the coaster from operating correctly. When I add this set to a permanent layout, I plan to modify it in order to improve the structure. Other than that, it is still a really cool set.
There are lots of characters, the additional stands make it feel like its part of a bigger park or fair, and its easily motorized. This set will look great with the Ferris wheel and Carousel.
Overall, a few hiccups, but still a great set! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
03 days
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Challenging
Very Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
2of 4found this review helpful.
 
 Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel
 
Posted:September 29, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Piece for the Fair
" Major Maniac here reviewing the Ferris Wheel. I wasn't going to buy this set because I am mostly in to the trains, modular buildings, and Marvel sets. That being said, when Lego came out with the roller coaster, well, suddenly my collection needed a fair. I was a little nervous about this set because I didn't think it was going to be structurally sound. That being said, once I started to build it, I was surprised at how strong it actually was. The wheel especially looks flimsy, but held together very well. Awesome character, great playability, and easily motorized. It took about 12 hours to build, but my six year old was helping me, which slowed the build down. I think I could have had it done in about five. Overall, this is a great set. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
12 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
Posted:September 29, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Glad I bought in!
" Major Maniac here reviewing the Lego Carousel. I wasn't going to buy this set until Lego came out with the Roller Coaster. That set swayed me, so here I am. Plain and simple, this is a great set. You get lots of mini figs, it can easily be motorized, there's lots of character and great playability. I love how my daughters' faces lit up when I turned the motor on and let them play. I really don't have any cons other than the price. It is expensive, but it has a lot of detail, is well structured, and I built it in about five or six hours. Overall, really a great set. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
05 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 
Posted:July 4, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth The Money
" Major Maniac here reviewing the awesome Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown. I am a collector of Marvel Superheroes, City Trains, and Modulars.
This set has it all. I love having Lego buildings which can serve as a "set" for your characters. In this case of have not one, but two "good guy" bases between the sanctum and Spiderman's apartment. Lots of cool little features from blow out walls to trap doors. I love this set. The only thing I would have liked to see is some type of "bad guy" vehicle maybe. Something that would have had blasters for these two baddies, but all in all, I love this set.
I purchased two so I can try to make it into a modular. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
04 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
-3points
0of 3found this review helpful.
 
Posted:July 4, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great Detail, But missteps make it average
" Major Maniac here, reviewing the Ultimate Hulkbuster Armor. I am a fan and collector of the Marvel Sets, City Trains, and Modulars.
As a collector, this is the perfect set to build and display. It has a lot of detail, and the MK43 is a really nice touch to go with it. That being said, there were definite missteps. First, the "Arch Reactor" is a simple yellow light brick that the designers put in the set. It looks really out of place when you activate it. Its cool to have a working light, but not as cool since its not the right color. That's like giving Darth Vader a purple light saber; it just doesn't work.
Second, even though the hulkbuster is posable, the knees don't bend and the arms don't twist so you can't create the wide variety of poses that you can make with small, less detailed builds. This is disappointing considering the level of detail and size. You'd think the designers would have been able to do something about that.
Third, the playability is really lacking because despite the size of this set, its not that sturdy. Being a collector, its not a big deal, but considering this is still a toy meant for kids, I feel it would fall apart fairly easily. What good is a toy if it falls apart, even if it is LEGO.
Overall, this is a detailed build, but it feels delicate and has some flaws. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
03 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 
 Hulk vs. Red Hulk
Hulk vs. Red Hulk
Hulk vs. Red Hulk
 
Posted:May 13, 2017
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well Balanced Awesome Set
" I have been a Legomaniac for 25-30 years now and am an avid Lego Marvel Fan. I just reviewed the Agent Coulson, Ironman, Detroit Steel set and the Capt America, Ms. Marvel, Super Adaptoid set. I had issues with both of those sets. The issue I had with those sets is that some of the characters felt cheap and out of place and the sets felt off balance in comparison of good vs. evil; i.e. Capt America had a jet, but Super Adaptoid had nothing else to fight with. Detroit Steel has a big mech, but Ironman had nothing to fight back with.
This set is not like either of those. This set is well balance. Both the good guys and bad guys have something to fight with: their bashing cars and stud shooters. This provides equal play factor for two people to play with. Also, the cars aren't lacking in features. I was pleasantly surprised when I figured out that the two hulk figures flew up at each other, bashing each other when the cars are rammed together. How fun is that!? My daughter and I had a blast playing with it.
The other positive note is the detail in the characters. Unlike the new Ironman suite from its respective set, all of these hulk characters look and feel like they belong in the current marvel lego universe. The female hulk mini figs are well painted and detailed. They especially fit well. The green hulk, even though his shade is different from previous hulks, still works and looks like he belongs. The red hulk with his raging eyes is awesome.
Great detail, great balance, this is why I love collecting... speaking of which,
Lego, when are you going to come out with a set involving The Collector? "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
35 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+8points
11of 14found this review helpful.
 
Posted:May 13, 2017
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Lower Quality than usual
" I have been a Legomaniac since I was a kid, we're talkin like 25-30 years now and an avid Lego Marvel fan. Here's the deal with this set.
I like this set. Detroit Steel is a new bad guy we haven't seen yet. I like the mech. It was a good build, similar to the hulk buster, but with distinct, different details. The Agent Coulson mini fig is also a new figure we haven't seen yet. Again, cool. My issues are with a few details which could have been avoided.
First, why is Coulson's car Lola apparently lacking in some design. Don't get me wrong, it looks cool, but it has four studs on the hood of the car. The rest of the car is slick with nice lines except for those four studs. Why didn't they put a hood scoop on there or at least another flat plate? My other issue is the back bumper, if you can call it that. The two tan pieces which turn the wheels into flying mode don't match the rest of the car. I don't get it, there was a set with Nick Fury in a flying car, but all of the moving pieces were kept concealed. Why couldn't they do that here? Also with that set, the trunk of Nick Fury's car had a hidden flick missile. They don't have anything like that on Lola.
Second, Ironman doesn't match any of the previous Ironman suites. Don't get me wrong, I recognize that its a different version of the suite, but the color is really off and the helmet is just cheap. All of the other helmets open, but this one isn't contoured and doesn't open at all. With the new design, they could have come up with a really cool new helmet, but instead went with the easy and cheap route. What's worse is, they used the same helmet with a different paint job on Detroit Steel.
Third, this set and the Capt America, Ms. Marvel set are both completely unbalanced. In this set, Detroit Steel has an overwhelming amount of fire power against Iron Man. I get that there is a play and pretend factor that kids bring in, but for us older collectors, I'd like to see some balance. If I play with with my daughter, when one of us is the good guy and the other the bad guy, there's a lack of stuff for the good guy to play with. In the Capt America, Ms. Marvel set, there is a lack of stuff for the bad guy to play with. I'm just saying, I'd like to see a little better balance within the sets.
Despite my displeasure, I still bought this set for the mini figs and the Detroit Steel Mech. My OCD will probably continue to drive me to buy these sets, even if the quality isn't as good as it could be, but for its fans...
Lego, please fix these obvious oversights. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
25 mins
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 
 Captain America Jet Pursuit
Captain America Jet Pursuit
Captain America Jet Pursuit
 
Posted:May 13, 2017
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ok, but could have been great
" I've been a Legomaniac for years now and an avid Lego Marvel Fan. Here's the deal...
This build is ok; its great for kids and the price isn't that bad. My issue is with the apparent and sudden lack of quality with the recent Marvel sets. With this particular set:
The Capt America mini fig just seems cartoonish. He doesn't fit with any of the other Capt America Sets at all.
The Ms. Marvel is really kind of cool. I thought it was innovative the way Lego approached this mini fig. However, I would have liked to have seen two versions of her: a normal mini fig version, and her super powers version. The super powers version should have had the long arms and long legs, where the normal version just would have been normal.
Super adaptoid, although I'm not very familiar with this character, it stills seems cheap. The legs are standard grey legs, nothing that denotes some special super villain. The red wings were reused from falcon, and the helmet is literally the same helmet as Ironman and Detroit Steel, with a different paint job.
The jet is ok, nothing too special except that the disc shooters. Those are cool. I would have liked to have seen a couple of secret compartments on it. Forinstance, a compartment on the bottom that could have held Ms. Marvel. She could drop from there to capture Super Adaptoid. Also a second compartment on the top, behind the cockpit for all of the special little pieces. This seems to be a much more rare detail these days.
Overall, not a bad build, I give it 2.5 stars. I would have been willing to pay $25-$30 for the improvements that I talked about. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Nevada
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.