SparkyKen
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  • 4.6
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  • 46
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  • January 14, 2015
    First Review
  • October 20, 2018
    Last Review
 
 
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Posted:October 20, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The second best of the new Technic sets this year
" I was not going to get this set originally, so glad I changed my mind. It is the second best of the new Technic sets released in the summer of 2018.
The build was straightforward and not at all difficult. Once you build it the fun starts.
The lift works well, and the tilt of the forks is really well done. The rear steering may be accurate, I have never driven a real fork lift. The pallet with its container on it can be replaced with all sorts of other things, I have been taking the brick heads for rides on it lately. The fork lift can actually be lifted by the new crane.
All in all, it is fun to play with the forklift, I have not disasembled it and made the alternate build yet, I will do that once I have a chance to do so. "
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From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+9points
10of 11found this review helpful.
 
Posted:August 6, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A nice set but you can't let the kids play with it
" The car is lovely, it goes together quickly and there are no real surprises. The chromed parts really make it pop. My only complaint with it is, you can't really let someone jyst play with it.
The chtomed pieces make it stand out and the ejector seat is a great feature, but when my neighbor went to play with it, he picked it up in a way that the front left chromed piece went flying and the rear left back window did the same. I was not watching to see what he did, but I have let this kid play with some of the Technic sets with no problem, This set is really more of a display piece, or an adult toy. You can't let a ten year old just play with it.
Other than that, it is a well designed set that looks terrific. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
07 hrs
Build Time:
17 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 
Posted:August 6, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Architecture set worth the time!
" I enjoyed this model, it is very attractive and makes me want to travel to China to see the real thing.
The build is very interesting, there are no real confusing steps in it. It goes together very quickly. Even when in the initial sreps yo do not think it is going to work, it does.
I loved the way the joints were combined to make a continuous run (apparently). Whoever designed it had a great idea, and implemented it well. Architecture may one day take over from my favorite sets (Technic) if the designers can keep the high quality sets going like this one. "
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My Product Recommendations
 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
4.6 out of 5(21)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+15points
18of 21found this review helpful.
 
Posted:August 6, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very worth the wait
" I went to the Lego store on release date and purchased this set. I spent a couple of hours each night building it.
As a crane it is a fitting replacement for 42009, it is more complex and a lot of fun. It has some features which that crane has, some that 42042 has, and it adds a longer boom.
Like 42042, everything runs off of one motor and it is a brilliant instruction on how to use one motor to drive multiple systems, this in itself made me like the crane.
There is a lot more to like about this besides its elegant use of transmission of power.
When I say this is massive, I am not kidding, it is a meter tall with the boom fully extended. However, the build does not feel overwhelming at all. It is well organized into sections. The instructions are split into two books and the parts are sorted into 13 sections.
Finding parts this way is not too daunting. Total build time for me was about twenty hours split over three days.
The crane lifts more than I thought it would and the spindle winds and unwinds the cable extremely well. This one won't tangle and the cable unwinds and winds back onto the spool by a very clever use of two pulleys that travel on axles.
The designer(s) of this crane did a great job. I just wonder if they took into account the two linear actuators being driven by the same axle,the gears travel in opposite directions which means at times one of the linear actuators may have a larger stress on it.
All in all, a great flagship model! Thank you designer(s) "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 days
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 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!
+144points
157of 170found this review helpful.
 
Posted:July 25, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easire build than the Porsche, lots of fun.
" I originally was not going to get this set, however I went to see it and decided it was a set worth a try.
I started the build and worked on it a couple of hours a night. It is an easier build than the Porsche, and it is more satisfying. The design is good, the model is dense, there is not a lot of room to motorize it without removing other parts.
The model weighs a lot, it has some interesting challenges, and it is a lot of fun to put it together.
The color scheme is ok, the model is vey sturdy once completed, The engine being visible is a great feature.
The shift mechanism is nice, even though the transmission is not visible with the body put together.
The designer did a great job capturing the look and feel of the car, the build process was enjoyable even the way they actually marry the two halves of the car.
If you want a fun build, this is worth a try. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 hrs
Build Time:
35 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 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!
+4points
9of 14found this review helpful.
 
 Ron Weasley™ & Albus Dumbledore™
Ron Weasley™ & Albus Dumbledore™
Ron Weasley™ & Albus Dumbledore™
 
Posted:July 23, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ron and Dumbledore low res reproductions
" I am really enjoying the Brick Heads.
Each one is a fast build, taking under ten minutes, they do not use stickers, and the details on this set are really excellent.
If you don't have a lot of time, and want to play with a new Lego set, you can't go wrong with this set. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
23 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 
 Harry Potter™ & Hedwig™
Harry Potter™ & Hedwig™
Harry Potter™ & Hedwig™
 
Posted:July 23, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Loving the brick heads
" A great time, easy build, I am puttig together an armada of brick heads, they are cute and a fast build.
The main build is very similar from brick head to the next one. The outside details are very cleverly done.
Hedwig is smaller in size than Harry, but Harry is the same size as other brick heads.
The robes and scarf are well done and the printed scarf is not a sticker, this makes me very happy.
If you want to play and don't have a lot of time, brick heads are the way to go. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
18 mins
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+17points
18of 19found this review helpful.
 
 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®
 
Posted:July 17, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another amazing set, love it!
" This set is stunning, another set as unique as Falling Water, same architect, so amazing.
I put this set together not expecting much, I was so wrong. This is worth the time.
Whoever designed it in LEGO, you did great!
My only complaint was the box was messed up causing parts to fall out.
It is on display with some Technic planes. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
03 hrs
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 Louvre
Louvre
Louvre
 
Posted:July 3, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An amazing model, very well done!
" I love the way this set looks, it is a stunning display piece which I look at every day. The set is surprising, it has both a modern, contemporary, and a classic look.
Whoever designed it did a great job, it is truly a delight to look at. The little touches are unexpected, but very well done.
Get this if you can. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 
Posted:July 3, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It looks really nice, a great display piece
" I saw this was available and felt it would make a great addition to the growing Lego display of places around the world.
I think it should have had a sticker with Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. It really does need that.
This is a really nice set and I have it by my door welcoming people to my home. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Plymouth Meeting
From:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Build Time:
25 mins
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+16points
20of 24found this review helpful.