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  • 4.7
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  • February 3, 2015
    First Review
  • July 13, 2018
    Last Review
 
 
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Posted:July 13, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Creator 3 in 1 value for money set!
" I bought two of these sets in an airport (other is 31072 Extreme Engines) for mucking about with. I've combined the pieces to make a hot-rod vehicle in the pictures below.
These sets are excellent value for money if your looking for something for your kids or grandchildren, as they come with a lot of interesting pieces in different colours allowing you to experiment, plus the size allows you to fit Mini-Figures for further play options.
This Extreme Engines set is well-worth the money, because you get the proper V8 engine block which can be used in other models (e.g. Speed Champions) or to make your own vehicle designs. This set also has fantastic wide wheels with a reversible design; custom slot mag style, or spoked alloy style. There are also lots of blue, white and yellow smooth and curved pieces allowing you to make 'clean' vehicles.
Next, I'll follow the instructions, to make the actual sets - but maybe change it here and there....
Overall, great fun, and very good value. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Green Cruiser
4.4 out of 5(10)
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 days
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 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!
+2points
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 Green Cruiser
Green Cruiser
Green Cruiser
 
Posted:July 13, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Creator 3 in 1 value for money!
" I bought two of these sets in an airport (other is 31072 Extreme Engines) for mucking about with.
These sets are excellent value for money if your looking for something for your kids or grandchildren, as they come with a lot of interesting pieces in different colours allowing you to experiment.
I have not built the actual instruction models yet; I wanted to combine the two sets I bought and make my own models. I've attached a photo of a Hot Rod using various pieces. This is the beauty of Creator...
I especially like the green and yellow pieces in this set and the wheels which can be reversed to look like Slot mags, or spoked alloys. You can of course fit in a Mini-Figure as well, which allows further play options.
Next, I'll follow the instructions, but maybe change it here and there....
Overall, great fun, and very good value. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
 
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 days
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!
-1point
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Posted:July 5, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Get yourself a Hurst shifter & quit wasting time
" This is my first Speed Champions set, and I am very impressed with the detail and build and cheap price.
I will be checking out others in future! This Mustang looks like a GT350R or similar period race Mustang, and the Ford Mini-figure looks cool in his race overalls.
Nice to see a spanner included for doing repairs.
The model is fairly straightforward to build and has some really nice touches, such as the iconic front Mustang grill, and triple rear tail-lights, with the Mustang filler cap. I didn't put the stickers on mine as yet (apart from the grill - fiddly!) as I am interested to see what it looks like without. I'd like to change the black and white bricks for green ones and re-build as a Bullitt clone. In fact, the air-scoop/engine block pieces from other Creator sets will slot in nicely in the front, with mods to the bonnet, to give you a street racer.
This is great little set, and has ample play-ability. I've already been 'vrooming' it around the breakfast table.
A classic. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 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!
0points
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Posted:May 23, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Darth Vadar meets Snap-On!
" Unless you looked at the video, you wouldn't know that this is a new Darth Vadar mini-figure with two-piece helmet, so you can re-enact the end scenes from Episode III....(if you have UCS Imperial Shuttle...) or the scenes from Episode II when Admiral Piett comes to wake up Vadar...
This set is a great build with lots of detail in the platform section, very neat and fun to use 'body-switch' section, and best of all a system to allow Darth Vadar's helmet to be brought down on to his head, after he has been 're-built' from Anakin Sywalker's battle-scarred body. Young builders might need some help with some of the smaller fiddly bits.
For me though, the best fun is with the two medical droids. Both are really neat designs and come with a load of tools straight out of a Snap-On tool chest! Great fun to set up and muck about with.
This is an excellent set at this price point (and only £13 in Argos when I bought it) as you have three updated, highly-detailed figures; Anakin post-Mustafar
Emperor Palpatine, and the new Darth Vadar with two-piece (fantastic) helmet.
Plus, you have three droids; a large medical droid with six arms, a unique humanoid-type droid, and a 'floating' droid sphere. I had alot of spares in my box as well, including lightsabre hilts, small light bricks and spare tools (wheel-brace - in a hospital?)
Highly recommended for everyone young and old! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 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!
+1point
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 Sandspeeder™
Sandspeeder™
Sandspeeder™
 
Posted:May 21, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sandspeeder for Scarif
" I bought this after seeing it with 20% off in Argos. At that price point it was a bargain, considering what you get in the set.
I reckon this is a model of a discarded concept from Rogue One. It would be perfect on Scarif to protect the Rebel ground troops from attack by AT-AT's and the TIE Striker, and blasting Sand Troopers.
The build is fairly straight-forward, and enjoyable. I especially like the 'wings'. These are really well thought-out, and have a lot of detail, which adds to the overall model. The cockpit has two instrument clusters which are printed, so no fiddly stickers for small or large hands. The pilot and co-pilot do have to lie down almost, otherwise the canopy doesn't close. The canopy is the only real weak spot. So long as you only open it from the back hinge, it's OK. The model has lots of nice light brown and sand coloured pieces, so will be useful for bits for a Scarif model.
The Mini-Figures are superb, and will probably become collectable in future. Both figures have the same overalls, with lots of details, including front re-breather unit, belts, pockets, and creases in the material.
There is female co-pilot with a dark red helmet, and two expressions, 'relaxed' and 'concerned'. Her visor is painted on and looks great, with chin straps. Her helmet has unique printing (as far as I can tell - need to check latest Figures book!)
The other pilot is quite special. The white helmet is really distinct; it has yellow and black stripes on the back, Rebel insignia on the front, and loads of small side decals, including the number '73' which might indicate a special unit of the Rebel Fleet. He has a 'cheerful' and 'scared' expression.
Both figures come with proper blasters, which fit in the rear storage compartment. There is a snake as well, which is pretty funny. I didn't build the moisture evaporator, but it is quite detailed, and there is a special 'rock' grey piece to hide the snake under.
Watch out when opening the box! For some reason, one of the large grey wing pieces is entirely separate inside the box...not sure why this is, as the other is inside a bag...
Overall, great fun, great figures and some nice pieces for a good price. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
45 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 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!
+1point
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Posted:May 8, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A-Wing vs TIE Fighter - great value
" Like another reviewer, I bought this set to get the Kylo Ren mini-figure without paying out for the TIE Fighter.
He is a great little figure, with his tri-light sabre and two facial expressions; 'concerned' and 'angry'. Torso detailing is nice as well, with his carbon-type clothing.
Both micro-fighter models are really good, and pretty accurate to scale. They are easy to build and kids can be mucking about with them pretty quickly. Lots of nice small wing pieces and other elements for your own custom builds!
My favorite though is the A-Wing Pilot, she is superb! Lots of detail in the clothing and helmet, and a unique figure. Would be a great match for 75175 A-Wing Starfighter set, so you have two different pilots. She also has her own blaster pistol.
Overall, a great set, good price, and lots of fun for kids and collectors alike. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
A-Wing Starfighter™
4.6 out of 5(27)
 
 
 
U-Wing™ Microfighter
4.8 out of 5(8)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
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 LEGO® Star Wars ™: The Visual Dictionary (Updated and Expanded)
LEGO® Star Wars ™: The Visual Dictionary (Updated and Expanded)
LEGO® Star Wars ™: The Visual Dictionary (Updated and Expanded)
 
Posted:April 27, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great reference book!....(up to 2014)
" I have the recently updated minifigures book, and this book complements that perfectly. It's a great reference tool for looking at past models and also studying the history of how far models have evolved over the previous 15 years. For example, the very first Millenium Falcon looked pretty awful, and over time has evolved to the UCS model we know today which is outstanding. (The 2014 UCS model is detailed here).
The book is laid out in chapters with Chapter 1 being the Prequel Trilogy and Clone Wars, Chapter 2 focuses on Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe (EU), while Chapter 3 is really interesting, as this details the specialist sets like UCS, Technic, MicroFighters etc. The photos are great quality; lots of information and details of the evolution of Star Wars:LEGO.
The pages on UCS are worth the entry price alone. This section is really good (up to 2014) and I just wish I had bought the Imperial Super Star Destroyer or Cloud City - due an update LEGO?
Finally, in Chapter 4 you have some interviews with the designers, fan creations (an incredible Mos Eisley diorama) some promotional models (amazing NY TimesSquare human-scale model!!) and more....
In the front of book is a timeline; pages 6-13 follows Episode 1-6, EU and Clone Wars models all through the years 1999-2014. This is also worth the price - just wish it was available as a pull-out A2 poster!!
To top it off you have a neat special-edition Luke Skywalker figure which is cool with the retro hair and face.
To sum up: for collectors, enthusiasts and just plain curious its a must-buy! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
LEGO Star Wars : Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
5 out of 5
(2)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 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!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 
 First Order Specialists Battle Pack
First Order Specialists Battle Pack
First Order Specialists Battle Pack
 
Posted:April 27, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Underwhelming - like the films
" I don't have any First Order figures, and the recent Ep. VII and VIII have been disappointing in terms of story, characters etc, compared to Rogue One, which was excellent - matched by great Star Wars: Lego sets!
I got this battlepack to get some First Order figures for my collection. The figures are OK, but the officers don't have very much detail, especially in the torso and helmet compared to Classic Star Wars Imperial officers. The two First Order Executioners look menacing in their black/white armor and have nice details on the torso and helmet. However the 'electric' staffs look like something out of Ninjago!
I still think this is a good set for younger builders, and they will have a lot of fun with the spring-loaded rotating launcher and stud guns. There are quite a lot of the red 1x1 studs as spare (in my set) so plenty of ammo for battles.
If you like the latest episodes and like First Order, then this is a good value set for some new figures and bits.
I'm old-fashioned and prefer the classic imperials + clones! "
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 U-Wing™ Microfighter
U-Wing™ Microfighter
U-Wing™ Microfighter
 
Posted:April 27, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great new U-Wing figure!
" This set is a great little build and looks very good when finished. It has fold out wings like the big set. I especially like the use of white mini-figure heads for the engines, which themselves are really neat. Some interesting small white wing pieces on this set that will be good for other custom builds.
Best thing is the unique mini-figure Pilot, that looks different to the mini-figure scale U-Wing and Y-Wing Pilots. He has a really detailed torso, and a different helmet with what look like combat 'kills' on one side. Great mini-figure for collectors. Overall a really nice Micro-Fighter set. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
TIE Striker™ Microfighter
4.6 out of 5(7)
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
21 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 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!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 TIE Striker™ Microfighter
TIE Striker™ Microfighter
TIE Striker™ Microfighter
 
Posted:April 27, 2018
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Microfighters - such good fun
" This is my first microfighters set since the 'Ghost'. I regret that I've been dismissive of them previously, and not bothered to buy. However, these sets are great value.
The TIE Striker pilot figure is excellent, lots of detail on his torso, and the helmet has some extra silver flash details.
Build is straightforward, and actually looks very good for the scale. Really like the TIE Fighter style window, that can be used for other builds.
A bargain really for a good-quality Star Wars mini-figure and some useful bits... "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
U-Wing™ Microfighter
4.8 out of 5(8)
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Leeds
From:  United Kingdom
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 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!
+1point
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