"Beautiful, vibrantly colored, and detailed from every single angle - front to back, top to bottom, exterior to interior. The minifigs are great and the set is well-designed so that it's easy to carry in halves. Plus, it's a 2-in-1 set! You can build the Pirates of Barracuda Bay shipwreck or the Black Seas Barracuda ship. Great price for everything you get. This may be the best LEGO set ever!"
"It's beautiful, vibrantly colorful, and detailed from every angle. Nice, cozy Christmas theme. Can also have a Hansel & Gretel vibe if you add a witch minifigure (not included).
My main criticisms are I hate stickers, especially in a set this expensive, even if they're only three. Also, a few gray pieces are used, for the sink for example. I can't think of any candied confections that are gray.