TheOblongBox
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  • 4.7
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  • 4
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  • 6
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  • January 25, 2019
    First Review
  • February 25, 2019
    Last Review
 
 
TheOblongBox's Reviews
 
Posted:February 25, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bags Not Numbered
" The finished product is nice. The build was not all that fun for me though.The bags are not numbered like they usually are with large sets. This was hugely annoying because it made it so that I had to open all of the bags at the beginning of the building process instead of just having to open a few. It also made it harder to find the pieces I was looking for. Another thing that was annoying was the fact that what looked like dark grey in the instruction manual was actually supposed to be black. I spent so much time looking for dark grey pieces that didn't exist and finally figured out that it was supposed to be black. This was infuriating. This has been one of the worst builds in my experience with Legos. If you are thinking of getting one of the Creator Expert car sets, I recommend getting the Volkswagen Beetle over this one. "
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
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Posted:January 29, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Now I Am An Expert
" This was my first time trying out the Creator Expert line of Legos. I have previously built a few of the Lego Architecture sets and a couple of little Lego Friends sets as well. This was my first time jumping into a Lego set that was over 1000 pieces (this set is around 2500). The largest piece I had done previously was a Lego Architecture set that was like 700 or 800 pieces. I was definitely intimidated when I saw that this thing came with 3 instruction booklets. It took me 10 hours total to build this thing over the course of 2 days. It is definitely an all day and night type of project and not just an activity for 1 evening. The instructions could have been a little bit better. At times, it was unclear to me exactly where I should place things. Also, a lot of the colors, like the darker blue, can be hard to distinguish in the instruction manual, so it was hard sometimes to see exactly which pieces I needed to use. The finished product is lovely to look at. Overall, I am glad that I completed this and I will definitely be buying more of the Creator Expert sets in the future. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
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 Sydney
Sydney
Sydney
 
Posted:January 27, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Nice
" This is another great addition to the Lego Architecture series. I'm glad I bought it. It was a lot of fun to build and it turned out to be really pretty. I like that it doesn't look like a toy. It looks more like an art piece. I recommend the Lego Architecture series to all adults who want to experience the fun of Legos. I have previously built the Arc De Triomphe, UN Headquarters, and Chicago Skyline from the Lego Architecture series. The only thing that could be improved upon here is the instructions. There is too much black at the beginning of the building process for this piece. It's very hard to discern where to put the pieces together from the instruction booklet because a lot of it looks the same due to being the same color. Everything is hard to see. Other than that, I love it. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
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 Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
 
Posted:January 27, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful Chicago
" This is another great addition to the Lego Architecture series. I actually had no interest in this set to begin with because I didn't find the Chicago skyline to be all that amazing or remarkable, but the beauty of this set when I saw it on display is what won me over. I'm glad I bought it. It was a lot of fun to build and it will make a great decoration for my apartment. I like that it doesn't look like a toy. It looks more like an art piece. I recommend the Lego Architecture series to all adults who want to experience the fun of Legos. I have previously built the Arc De Triomphe and UN Headquarters from the Lego Architecture series. I felt like this was a quicker build than those two. The only thing that could be improved upon here is the instructions. There is too much black at the beginning of the building process for this piece. It's very hard to discern where to put the pieces together from the instruction booklet because a lot of it looks the same due to being the same color. Other than that, I love it. "
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My Product Recommendations
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
4.6 out of 5(21)
 
 
 
Arc de Triomphe
4.5 out of 5(18)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
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 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
 
Posted:January 26, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice Decoration
" I was so excited when I found this item. The set is absolutely beautiful to look at. I love that I can use this as a decoration piece in my apartment. It's classy and doesn't feel or look like a 'toy.' I also like that the instruction booklet comes with little facts about what I am building. I enjoyed reading it. I also had a lot of fun building this. I recommend the Lego Architecture series to all adults who want to experience the fun of Legos. I will definitely be buying more Lego Architecture pieces. I have previously bought the Arc De Triomphe architecture piece and had a lot of fun building that as well. This one takes a little bit longer to build than that one.
The only things that could be improved upon are the instructions and the way the pieces are sorted in the bags. I basically had to open all of the bags in the very beginning because you have to use all kinds of pieces from the very beginning. I think it would be nice if the bags were sorted a little different where the pieces you need early in the build are in one bag and the pieces you need later are in another bag. Also, the instructions are a little unclear in certain places. I didn't know exactly where to put some pieces. Other than that, no complaints. "
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My Product Recommendations
Arc de Triomphe
4.5 out of 5(18)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
03 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
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 Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
 
Posted:January 25, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely Beautiul
" I was so happy when I found this piece at Barnes & Noble. The set is absolutely beautiful to look at. I love that I can use this as a decoration piece in my apartment. It's classy and doesn't feel or look like a 'toy.' I also like that the instruction booklet comes with little facts about what I am building. I enjoyed reading it. I will definitely be buying more Lego Architecture pieces. The only thing that could be improved upon is the instructions. They are a little unclear in certain places. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.