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  • 2.3
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  • July 22, 2013
    First Review
  • September 11, 2018
    Last Review
 
 
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Posted:September 11, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Very Disappointed
" I had fun building this weird little batmobile (like others not sure what this is based off of...maybe the latest LEGO video game, but that doesn't matter). I was very psyched to be able to drive a LEGO batmobile. That lasted all of ten minutes after my build was complete. The app is very sketchy.
There are NO instructions on where or how to download the app. The URL in the instruction book only takes you to a page with features and a video. No link to get the app nor information on the app. Plus the webpage is improperly formatted for mobile and shows the HTML code. Indicative of the fact that the app itself isn't all that great.
It took along time for the blue tooth to connect to a brand new (fully updated) iPhone 8 that was only two inches from the control brick. After my initial play time. I shut down the app (you can't really power off the brick as far as I can tell -- again no instructions). When I went back to play again I could not reconnect to the Batmobile at all! I had to do a hard reboot of my phone for it to pair again. (Tested this and it appears this is how I am going to have to do it EVERY time I want to play. Good thing it was for me and not a child that will get frustrated faster than I did.) There is an awful lot of sitting around and waiting before you can even play with this toy.
When the app is working it is VERY hard to control the vehicle. You have to look at the screen to make sure you are touching the correct controls. I spent a lot of time going in circles because I was watching the car and my thumb did not quite make it back into the forward motion for the left motors. There is a lot to be said for a physical (tactile) controller for toys like this. Until LEGO builds a streaming camera into these toys so you can watch the screen the whole time while playing I will stick to the standard Power Functions and controllers (until LEGO stops making them, but even then I don't think they will be able to force me into spending more money on an app controlled toy).
Also now that you have to use your phone to play with your cool new toys, you no longer have a way to shoot video and share the fun (or in my case frustration).
I cannot image how ticked I would be if I had purchased the train. I am NOT looking forward to LEGO killing off the current Power Functions in favor of this poorly thought out and barely functioning bluetooth app control product. "
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From: Phila
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+38points
60of 82found this review helpful.
 
 Straight & Crossroad Plates
Straight & Crossroad Plates
Straight & Crossroad Plates
 
Posted:October 10, 2017
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Should be sold individually
" Wish these were sold separately. You wind up with way too many crossroads when trying to make a street in your LEGO City. :( "
From: Phila
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 Portal® 2 Level Pack
Portal® 2 Level Pack
Portal® 2 Level Pack
 
Posted:October 19, 2015
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love Portal
" Portal and Portal 2 are 2 of my all time favorite non-LEGO games and now I have a small LEGO version of it.
The Chell figure, Companion Cube and Turret look awesome (so much so I bought a second set for non-game related MOCs -- figured I would have spent that kind of money on a custom minifig any way, so why not).
Worst part about this set is the portal gun. Looks great but man is it hard to get the figure to hold it at all and once it is in her hands it is done for. You can't twist it to pose with the figure. Once it is in place it doesn't move. Period. So get a pose and keep it because you will not want to take the gun out of her hands, because it is too much of a pain to get it back in. LEGO needs to keep in mind when making small pieces for the figs to hold the playability drop immensely when you can't actual make the figure hold the weapon/utensil (should be a smooth/hard plastic to snap in place).
The level for the game could have been a little longer, but that's just me wanting a FULL length LEGO Portal game is all.
Love that the game credits use a Portal song. Very cool.
For those complaining that there are no instructions, that's the point. you build these in game as part of the in game experience. If you want to build them outside of the game LEGO has supplied the downloads of all builds. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Phila
State:  Pennsylvania
From:  United States
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 mins
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!
+25points
29of 33found this review helpful.
 
 Exo Suit
Exo Suit
Exo Suit
 
Posted:May 31, 2015
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not really all that excitng
" This is a nice looking build. Kind of complicated to get finished and impossible to keep together.
Fell apart several times during the build and more while trying to pose it.
I had a child come over and play with is and it fell completely apart. If it weren't for the minifigs she would have lost interest in it in 2 minutes. "
 
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From: Phila
State:  Pennsylvania
From:  United States
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO® Fusion Battle Towers
LEGO® Fusion Battle Towers
LEGO® Fusion Battle Towers
 
Posted:September 4, 2014
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Frustrating
" The app does not find the builds easily unless you are in extremely bright light with a solid white background and then it will build them wrong.
The game play is just ok and since it requires the builds in between the levels (and they are very frustrating to get into the app) we just gave up.
The bricks have been added to the collection and the game was removed from the ipad.
Too expensive for the little amount of bricks you get if you wind up using just the bricks. Your mileage may vary, but for us this was a no go. "
State:  Pennsylvania
From:  United States
Age: 45-54 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)
2 / 5
2 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+17points
20of 23found this review helpful.
 
 The DeLorean time machine
The DeLorean time machine
The DeLorean time machine
 
Posted:July 22, 2013
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
YAY So Excited for This Set
" This will be the first Cuusoo set I will be getting (and I know already I will be getting several of them misspelled piece and all. I know LEGO will make good by it). Thank you LEGO for bringing this set to the fans.
I only wish the hood of the car used the long sloped roof piece as in the original Cuusoo design. But we can ll fix that ourselves (that's why we love LEGO right). "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.