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  • January 6, 2015
    First Review
  • May 21, 2015
    Last Review
 
 
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Posted:May 21, 2015
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent tool, but the old tool is still handy
" It's been a long time now since this tool was released. I have about a hundred of these. I'm hoping to make a GBC module with them soon.
I love the fact that these come in nearly practically non-trivial set these days. That makes them practically disposable, which is great because I can hide them away in every stash of bricks in the house. I'm never more than a few inches away from one of these things.
The tile remover is a great addition to this version of the tool, as is the axle remover. However, the shape of this tool doesn't work well for the "two brick separator" method. Others have told me they can get it to work, but I have had very limited success with it. The angle is wrong. That's why I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5. There is still room for improvement.
I would also love to see this tool in more colors. The green one is very useful for making slugs, monsters, etc. I would especially love to see this in blue and glow in the dark for finding it quickly! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Kokomo
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 Blue Baseplate
Blue Baseplate
Blue Baseplate
 
Posted:January 24, 2015
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please resurrect this product.
" This is one of the items I've bought most frequently from the Lego Store. It was an affordable price and came in the two colors everyone needs the most of – green and blue.
Now we can't buy blue or green. (Bright green is useless.)
Please bring this product back at a reasonable price like this. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Galveston
State:  Indiana
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 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!
+19points
19of 19found this review helpful.
 
 Flexible and Straight Tracks
Flexible and Straight Tracks
Flexible and Straight Tracks
 
Posted:January 22, 2015
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Flex track do serve a purpose
" Important note: Flex track only works well when attached to baseplates.
For my current display, my straight tracks are 4 studs away from the side of the baseplate. That doesn't leave enough room for me to fit a tunnel on one baseplate. So I needed to change the track offset just for that portion of the layout. I tried using curves, but two connected curves are only 31 studs long, and I needed them to be 32 studs long.
My solution was to use these flex track pieces to change the offset to 7 studs. Using 2x2 and 1x2 jumper plates, I was able to keep the flex tracks from moving while connected to a baseplate. The number of flex track pieces included in this set was the exact number I needed for each side of the tunnel.
Yes, flex track is loud, but when used properly, it doesn't cause derailments, noticeable slowdowns, or anything like that. It's definitely not a suitable replacement for straight or curved tracks, but that's not what they were made for. I would even argue that they should never be used at their full radius.
The only thing I don't like about this set is that you can't buy the straight tracks without buying flex tracks. Flex track is never used in large quantities, so it would be frustrating if I had to buy tons of these sets to accumulate straight tracks. If the two types of track were sold separately, I would give each a 5 star review.
PS – Lego, please make RC x-crosses. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Galveston
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+76points
80of 84found this review helpful.
 
Posted:January 15, 2015
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not as advertised, 60% price increase
" This is not the original green color. The picture is deceiving and the product description does not mention this: these baseplates are BRIGHT green, not regular green. As such, they are completely useless for anyone with a large collection of green baseplates because they will stand out like a sore thumb.
Increasing the price by 60% adds insult to injury.
Lego, please go back to the original green and back the price down a notch. "
From: Galveston
State:  Indiana
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+75points
86of 97found this review helpful.
 
 Sand Baseplate
Sand Baseplate
Sand Baseplate
 
Posted:January 6, 2015
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Good part, but 60% price increase makes it a no-go
" Lego's baseplates have always been great, although the newer ones don't seem to have as much clutch power. This is a good thing if you've built a big model on it and want to remove it without damaging the baseplate. It's not so good if you have one small piece that keeps falling off. So it's both good and bad.
Unfortunately, it's not worth the price. Until 2015, they sold baseplates for $5 each. Now, in January 2015, they're selling for $8. A 60% increase is not acceptable in any industry. I will no longer be buying these from the Lego Store. "
From: Galveston
State:  Indiana
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+7points
17of 27found this review helpful.