"Okay so the popular opinion on this set is that it's not up to par. Complaints about the price for you get, and the lack of detail, etc. Here's the deal. $200 for 2569 pieces is not that bad of a deal compared to other large sets, especially the licensed themes. Also, take into account the range of rarer colored pieces in this set. The abundance of dark orange, dark green, and the sand blue windows! There are also plenty of new molds in this set to appreciate. As for the lack of detail, I have to disagree. The facade is beautifully detailed, and the 45 degree angle of the building front is quite unique. Yes, this creates a shortage of "square footage" in the two upper levels, but there is still plenty of room to renovate and reimagine. The garage itself features a rollup mechanism for the garage door, a vehicle lift, and tasteful small details like a standing tool chest, and a windshield squeegee at the gas pump. For those that had missing pieces or incorrect pieces, yes that is unacceptable, and it seems to be a trend for this particular set. But for those that are on the fence about this set, I recommend to go ahead and take the plunge. This set is worth it. The build is truly enjoyable and it's fun to really see it come together. Thanks for taking the time to read, happy building!"
"This set is truly a masterpiece. I have never had so much fun building a set from the CREATOR 3-in-1 series! I wish I could afford the Creator Expert Roller Coaster, which I bought this set to hold me over in the meantime. I didn't have relatively high expectations for the design of this set as it seemed overpriced for its small size. But when the box came, it was HEAVY! (It's actually priced pretty well). The manual was thick, almost like one from the Expert series. Instead of three separate manuals for the three different designs, it was all packed into one booklet, which was nice. As I began building the main build, it really started to reveal the genius of the design. From the ticket window and turn style to the Spanish fort style of the coaster bay, this thing is so much fun, and just a real joy to see come together. Then the pirate/sea-themed track is revealed, and it's amazing. Shout out to the design of the wrecked pirate ship, skull pass-through, and the octopus that adorn the coaster track; just pure genius! Finally, the actual train of the coaster is a real hidden gem, that I didn't pay enough attention to from the online pictures. All three train carts come together as a shark! Honestly, this set is just incredible. Fun, cute, and I'll say it one more time, GENIUS. I recommend getting more than one of this set, and I can't wait to build the other two designs!"