Princetane
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  • May 15, 2013
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  • May 15, 2013
    Last Review
 
 
Princetane's Reviews
 
 Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall
 
Posted:May 15, 2013
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Finest set so far, lots of fun for the big kid
" This is a great set and as soon as it arrived on July 30 in my local shop, I had to have it, finally after layaway for several weeks I bought it home on September 12th and promptly started building it. As it was complex set I dreaded finding pieces for each part (I spend more time finding the pieces for each bit, than attaching it to the building), they had thoughtfully labelled each bag accorsing to the floor (As I remember a certain tower bridge set with pieces in like 15 different disparate bags). So I knew the ground floor was all Bag ones and what a floor.
The set is very cleverly designed and I love the lift concept so it actually lifts, taking the Janitor from the ground to his roof and the rest. The auditorium and glass ceiling also make the set pretty and I like the added desk, chairs and even a computer screen.
Theres a generous number of characters and the archways also make it look like a real turn of the century bureaucratic building. My only grumble was its price, which was a bit steep and took a bit of explaining to the better half.
The vine is a nice touch too and the window boxes. The Podium out the front also makes it look quite elegant, and its probably the most elegant set of the lot.
My photos show the building of the set over 2 days.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Auckland
From:  New Zealand
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 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!
+18points
29of 40found this review helpful.
 
 Pet Shop
Pet Shop
Pet Shop
 
Posted:May 15, 2013
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great starter set for the collector series
" My first Collector series purchase in August 2011, I was instantly caught by the colourful designs and the good amount of extra figures and gimmicks. I found the set relatively easy to build and quite basic compared to Tower Bridge.
But this dosen't mean I don't like it, the combination of terrace house and pet shop/apartment is very clever.
The designs are great and books made it easy to build it was good that each building was kept separate and pieces were not too hard to find.
This is a great set and I particularly like the components of the pet store and cute extras like the stove. Its easily one of my favourite sets.
Another advantage is it can pulled apart easily and wiped to keep dust off and even better yet is the fact the buildings can placed in any order and even attached to other collector buildings. The girl and bicycle are clever along with the rat and his house and the parrots. Clear glass doors on the pet store are great too and I also love the stairway entrance to the upstairs flat and the little trapdoor in the flat.
The highlight has to be the toilet under the stairs, its amazing how real it looks.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Auckland
From:  New Zealand
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.