"In retrospect, there isn't much to get excited about when it comes to windmills; but if you've seen one up close and know just how sophisticated they really are, they can be beautiful things to marvel at and appreciate.
Now you can enjoy it on your own desk or as part of your Lego city.
Gotta say, Lego deserves kudos for making such a set possible, let alone give it power functions! The scale is, I think, perfect. You really get a sense of its size once you build it and assemble it next to the little house (which powers its front porch lights). At this price, Lego fortunately went sticker-free on all the logos, which are on both sides of the windmill and a Vestas work van, which also comes with two minifig Vestas technicians.
For such a tall Lego structure, the windmill is actually very sturdy and well-designed; there are no risks of it tearing apart if you so much as look at it or move it from one place or another; it works in favour of its large scale.
Functionality is also on point. Its blades rotate at just the right speed you'd expect a real windmill to spin at, and you can also pivot it (like the real thing) in different directions.
I should say, this isn't a "swooshable" set or has the same play standards as a Lego car or spaceship. It's a bit more mature than that - its sole purpose is education and aesthetic appeal.
Overall, I think this is a very special set. At $250 (CAD) it's pricey, but it more than makes up for it. There's a lot of care in the little details, and its instruction manual also includes info and pictures not only about Vestas, but about windmill technology and how it is used in the world today. For the eco-concious Lego fan, this set is a must."
"This was a surprising little set, largely because of the what you get for the money (you get two vehicles and minifigs, Emmet and Benny) and some neat tools to go with the shop. Benny's mini spaceship is cute and functional (back end opens up to allow a smaller rover to drive in and out) and the classic blue/grey and transparent yellow is a wonderful hat tip to the classic Lego space sets of yesteryear.
Now, there are a few hits and misses with this set. Hits are, you get a lot of neat parts that can be re-purposed into bigger creations (if you are making a big space/mad max-style build) - and no stickers!! Seriously, Lego printed everything; very detailed and high quality, especially the decals on the car and the shop. The car adds another level of playability since both Emmet and Benny have their own rides.
Misses: both the spaceship and car have consolidated pieces; meaning, it is one big module rather than smaller parts that fit together to build that section of the ship or the car. I get this is a cost/time-saving move, but part of the magic of building Lego is to see something grow to life as you keep adding more and more pieces on. That's just my own opinion though, so it may not be a "miss" per se for others.
Also, the shop. I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for the set if the shop was more like a shop and not necessarily just a stand with a tool box. A little building would have been nice I guess, but it still gets by with what it is.
Bottom line: get this set. It's not perfect, and it won't challenge you, but it's fun, and it's still good value for the money."