"If you only buy one of the Jungle themed sets, make it this one - it has everything!
You really are getting the best of all the other sets put together - an amphibious six-wheeled buggy, a larger Land Rover with a motorbike on the back; a float-landing helicopter, one of the new kayaks, the new snapping plant, a fantastic leopard, a crocodile, and a crashed plane and temple site to explore. The models use the bright yellow-orange colour introduced in the Chima sets rather than the normal LEGO yellow, and look excellent in the jungle envrionment.
Play features include a trap door in the temple, a hidden cave for the leopard, a cargo winch on the helicopter and a removable roof on the Land Rover with lab equipment inside. And the plant is rigged with an elastic band to snap shut.
The only disappointment is the leopard is not quite as cool as the tiger in the Air-Drop set, and the crashed plane has uneven wing parts, leaving you without a matched pair of wings to build alternate models. However, the parts and models it does contain more than make up for any such shortcomings."
"This set looks like an excellent introduction to gears and I was eager to get one for demonstrating at our LEGO exhibitions. The concept itself is brilliant. Unfortunately the real thing is a complete disaster that never should have made it to sale.
You might assume the gears have some sort of fixed base that grips onto the studs below (like a regular LEGO system turntable), then the gear is a freely rotating upper part that won't come away. You would be wrong.
The gears just sit loosely over the studs below, so they're free to rotate, but also free to jump off and tip over at the slightest touch; completely unsuitable for a toddler to operate without destroying everything they've just built.
This seems a huge missed opportunity to me as a demonstrator and educator; to a child with some emotional involvement in this as a gift I can only imagine the frustration and disappointment.
All it would have taken would be to make the gears from two parts clipped together like EVERY OTHER TURNTABLE LEGO HAS EVER MADE and it would have been a truly delightful and educational experience. But they didn't, and it isn't."