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  • March 3, 2014
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  • March 11, 2019
    Last Review
 
 
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Posted:March 11, 2019
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
My favorite...I shall call her Eleanor
" This is the best Expert Creator car set that Lego has released yet. I love the build, the colors, the printed tiles, the minimal use of stickers, the multiple configurations, and the all-out presence of the completed model. I even went so far as to buy a display case for it.
I highly recommend this set to car enthusiasts and novices alike.
I did have quality control issues with my kit. I have included pictures as I had scratches, wavy prints, and warped pieces in my set.
I have included pictures. I would do it all again even with the issues I had. I know quality control issues happen. I have had several Lego sets with scratched pieces, missing pieces, damaged stickers, and warping.
I know Lego will do what they can to make it right. I have ordered replacements parts for my scratched windshields and wavy printed tiles. I just do not understand why in 2019 Lego is still shipping large windshield pieces like this in bags with multiple pieces. I think the windshield should be individually bagged or placed in small cardboard boxes like rubberbands/capes.
The warping issues are not as common. I had issues with pieces in my hood. The hood would not close properly. I tried replacing with other pieces in my collection without luck. I had to substitute 2 pieces and now hood closes fine.
Thank you for looking at my review. This is a wonderful build and the crown jewel of my Expert Creator cars. "
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From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
07 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 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!
+83points
102of 121found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Display Frame
LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Display Frame
LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Display Frame
 
Posted:May 8, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Displaying is a "Snap" for Titans
" I've never been one to display figures like this. I now love it. Yes this is cardboard with a glued on baseplate. Yes you could easily make your own. I love this for simplicity. The frame is light and multiple options for figure placement. I recommend that you give this frame another look. Please notice I've used additional pieces to support big figs!!! "
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From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+32points
33of 34found this review helpful.
 
 THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE Batman™ Minifigure Collector Frame
THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE Batman™ Minifigure Collector Frame
THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE Batman™ Minifigure Collector Frame
 
Posted:May 8, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Picture worth a 1,000 words
" I've never been one to display figures like this. I now love it. Yes this is cardboard with a glued on baseplate. Yes you could easily make your own. I love this for simplicity. The frame is light and multiple options for figure placement. I recommend that you give this frame another look. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
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Posted:April 19, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Uh uh uh... You forgot the magic word
" I was very happy to find this set at Walmart on 04.16.18. This set comes in at 360 pieces and price per piece is around $ 0.11 US. The set comes in 3 bags. There are 2 instruction books and 1 small sticker sheet with (6) stickers.
The build is enjoyable. The set is built in 3 stages with a modular feel. Kitchen and Cryogenic Chamber attached on either side.
Play features here are pretty good as you have a ladder, locking door, break away window, and kitchen cabinets for kids to hide in.
The figures are pretty good with Dr. Grant, Ellie, and Velociraptor as the standouts. Lex and Tim have nice torso prints, but unfortunately their faces are almost identical. The only difference is eyelashes on Lex. Lex, Ellie, and Tim come with alternative faces, but Dr. Grant does not.
The set layout is workable and use of stickers adds great detail. The best sticker of course is Lego Nedry on computer monitor.
The set displays well and a wide range of ages will find joy and nastalgia in putting set together.
I wish we could have had this set earlier and it would have been great to include an actual vehicle (Jeep) preferably.
Great job Lego. My only complaints are near identical heads for kids and no inclusion of Jurassic Park Jeep.
Thanks for looking at my review. Happy Building! "
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4.5 out of 5(4)
 
 
 
 
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4.9 out of 5(9)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
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!
+48points
56of 64found this review helpful.
 
 Owen & Blue
Owen & Blue
Owen & Blue
 
Posted:April 18, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lego finds a way...
" I've grown to love Brickheadz more and more with each set I complete. I found this set at my local Wal-Mart.
Lego has once again given us a Comic Con worthy set with a twist. This time we get the first animal Brickheadz in a non-seasonal set. I've built the Valentines Day Bee, but Blue was a lot more fun and had printed elements.
Lego is working hard to keep line aesthetics in place. I love the colors and printed tiles included here. Blue has a great two tone body sculpt and Owen's uniform is broken up in great colors. The included gun accessory and extra detail in Owen's hair make this another worthwhile addition to Brickheadz line.
I definitely recommend picking this set up. I would still go with Back to Future set first if you are new to the line.
Price and piece count are acceptable here. I love that Lego continues to provide separate instructions for these combo Brickheadz sets.
The builds are simple, straightforward, and appropriate for multiple ages. Thanks for looking at my review. Happy Building. "
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4.9 out of 5(9)
 
 
 
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4.4 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
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4.2 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
Aquaman™
3.5 out of 5(2)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+11points
12of 13found this review helpful.
 
 Marty McFly & Doc Brown
Marty McFly & Doc Brown
Marty McFly & Doc Brown
 
Posted:April 18, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Scott! Best retail Brickheadz set yet.
" I know I will probably never make it to a Comic Con event. The specialty Brickheadz released there are great, but not affordable on secondary market. Lego has definitely provided us with a Comic Con worthy set here. I have a new love for Brickheadz. I did not like them initially, but I now have 18 of them including turning myself and girlfriend into a Brickheadz.
The included color and prints here are wonderful. I love the attention to detail on Marty and Doc, granted primarily white, does have standout prints and well executed hair build.
The included accessories are a nice plus here too. I only wish that a skateboard would have been included for Marty and that a pair of goggles be included for Doc.
This is the first set I went out right away and purchased at retail price. My local Target had these early and they are a pleasant addition to my growing Brickheadz collection.
If you are on the fence about Brickheadz...let this be your first Brickheadz purchase. You will likely not be disappointed and will compare this set to other Lego Brickheadz releases.
Thank you Lego for making these sets affordable and sticker free.
Thank you for looking at my review. Happy Building to you all. "
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4.3 out of 5(3)
 
 
 
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4.4 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
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4.2 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
Go Brick Me
4.7 out of 5(26)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+24points
26of 28found this review helpful.
 
Posted:April 15, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Too little almost too late.
" I was anxiously anticipating this set. I missed out on last Yoda Hut set. I was really looking forward to the new prints for Luke and R2-D2 as well. The set is very very small. I knew this going in and size is not my primary complaint. Lego put a lot of play features in this set, but not all of them work effectively. The play value is limited as figure placement within hut is tight. The training area behind hut is also lacking for figure placement. I do like Luke's alternative face print and positioning him upside down is great. I have mine displayed with R2-D2 levitating as opposed to included box. R2-D2 is my biggest complaint here. Lego droids have suffered greatly with print alignment. My R2-D2 has the worst Droid alignment I've ever had. I've been in contact with Lego and a replacement is on the way. I hope Lego creates a better process for Droid head printing. R2-D2 mud print was primary draw for me... Disappointed that quality control here failed. I've attached pictures of my R2-D2. I may have to buy another hut set to create a whole one or look for extra parts on Brinklink. "
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4.3 out of 5(3)
 
 
 
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4.5 out of 5(6)
 
 
 
 
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3.7 out of 5(23)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
17of 32found this review helpful.
 
 Go Brick Me
Go Brick Me
Go Brick Me
 
Posted:April 12, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Immortalized in my favorite medium!!
" I'm new to Brickheadz, but knew this would be a fun way to capture my girlfriend and myself in my favorite medium. There are enough pieces to complete two models. I used some techniques in instructions and slightly modified as needed. I recommend this set and other Brickheadz as well. "
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4.4 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
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4.2 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
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4.3 out of 5(6)
 
 
 
Aquaman™
3.5 out of 5(2)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+19points
20of 21found this review helpful.
 
 Snowspeeder™
Snowspeeder™
Snowspeeder™
 
Posted:May 12, 2017
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Empire Strikes Back...As does Lego
" Hello,
Thank you for taking a look at my review. This is my fourth UCS purchase. The build is challenging and fun. I rank this set right up there with Slave 1 still being my favorite. If you are contemplating your first UCS purchase...go for Slave 1.
Contents:
The comes packaged in 13 bags. The direction sheet and sticker sheet are packaged together without cardboard support. The box is fairly big and almost a display-worthy piece itself.
Build:
The build is broken down into stages with the main fuselage, front fascia, and display stand coming first. I finished model on display stand rather than placing it on a table. The structural integrity of the main fuselage is great. I enjoyed the build and looked forward to continuing. Then you build up the under and top wings for both sides. The wings have some very interesting design techniques. I admire the use of the rubber bands to close gaps between under and top wing. The final assembly involves the canopy and exhaust system. I wish Lego had placed the exhaust system earlier in the build as I found it difficult to connect finished exhaust system. I had a few parts fall off the front fascia as there is just not a good place to put your hands while connecting exhaust. I wanted to spread the build out so it took me a good 7 hours. The piece count is fair and you can see in my pictures that there are quite a few extra parts.
Sticker Application:
I'm not a fan of stickers. Any Lego set, with the price point of $199.99 US or above, should have little to no stickers whatsoever. There are 27 stickers here I believe. I had trouble with a few. I put all of the stickers on the model. The hardest I think were front the intake ports for engines. I had trouble lining one set up correctly. I did ok with the stickers on the canopy, but really the entire canopy should have been printed.
Pros:
This is a very large UCS set. The detail is great. The stickers do add to the detailing. The price per piece is on point. The set displays well with other UCS sets despite the difference in scales.
Cons:
I'm not a big fan of stickers. The specially made front canopy piece did not come bagged separately (mine had scratches from other pieces and this was really disappointing). The include mini-figure faces are identical (really wish Lego would have included two different heads).
Summary:
This is a great display piece. I enjoyed the build immensely. I love how it looks with my other UCS sets. I highly recommend picking this set up.
"
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4.8 out of 5(242)
 
 
 
TIE Fighter™
4.7 out of 5(99)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
07 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 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!
+35points
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Posted:January 4, 2017
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A great way to start 2017 Lego...Great Build
" Thank you Lego. Thank you for making January 1, 2017 a day to remember. My local Lego Store is 3 hours away. This is the first time I have ever made the drive to get a modular set on day 1. I was 10th in line and the store didn't open for another 25 min. Thankfully I got 1.
Packaging
The comes boxed in numbered bags 1-6. This is a definite departure from the days of bags going up to 14 or more. Half of the bags come in a smaller cardboard box. The instructions, much to my disappointment, were not protected in plastic this time and suffered damage. I hope Lego corrects this in the future with such a large instruction book.
Price and Piece Count Justified
The price and piece count are very good here. For a 4,002 piece set I think you get a good variety of shapes and colors. There is a large amount of 1x1 studs as per usual. The new design elements work really well and give a visual look to the buildings that has not been seen too much before. I saw a lot of carryover in building style between this set and last years Disney Castle.
Return of Classic Green baseplate!!/Layout
Lego brought back the classic green baseplates for this set! Oh how I missed this much darker green color and hope that they are utilized more in the future. The build layout is easy to follow and the instructions are clear. I did not feel overwhelmed at any point during the build. There are key building techniques repeated throughout the build.
Building Layout Continued
A lof of thought went into each building layout here. I feel that there is more space for figures to work in. Not every level of the build is that way, but high ceilings allow more access and ability to stage figures within. I enjoyed building each level and feel that they all have more pros than cons. Lego spent a great deal of time on the exterior and interior designs, but the window elements are lacking.
I like a wide variety of window treatments and unfortunately, there are many missed opportunities here for curtains and or more ornate window assemblies. The saving grace comes from the unique use clear of garage door pieces for windows in the bakery and the ample skylight on dance studio roof. I love being able to look into window and see the light cascade off the ballerina minifigure as if she is under a spotlight...nice effect
Minifgures
You get a nice variety of figures and body prints in this set. I highly recommended exchanging classic Lego heads for newer models. All of my figures, except the baby, now have more life and personality thanks to head swaps.
Play vs. Display and Baseplate Concerns
This is a massive build with many delicate features. I have concerns about me handling it appropriately. Since there are two baseplates used, I highly recommended moving the model in sections and securing both hands under base. I think Lego should have given us a solid baseplate or made better efforts to secure baseplates with tile. During the build, you will notice not much is holding plates together.
I would not feel comfortable giving this to a child under the age of 7 unless the building is on a flat surface and each level has been taken apart to play. I see this more as a display piece.
I have plans to display mine on a higher shelf with other modular buildings but will take great care in placement.
Pros: price, elements, minifigures, previous modular easter eggs, display value
Cons: unprotected instruction book, limited window treatment/element usage, and baseplate structural integrity
Thank you very much for looking at my review.
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From: Peoria
From:  United States
State:  Illinois
Age: 35-44 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
09 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 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!
+228points
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