"A fantastic set filled with a charming complementary colour palette and excellent exterior detail. The dark greens, lush browns and gold tiles create a real bookshop 'feel'. The subtle touches tie in with the Autumn setting with great effect - yellow & orange leafs on the ground, a pumpkin growing in the garden ready for Old Hallow's Eve. But it's always the little details that make this theme stand out: the black armchair, "Moby Brick", a warm fire place. Though it is a shame that the Grandfather clock can't be easily detached from the interior wall. To my surprise, an extra Lego minifigure's head popped up in bag 6 whilst building the house. It appears to belong to a ghoul or ghost from the hidden side theme. An intriguing feature given the set's setting around Hallowe'en season! Overall, this was an enjoyable build, if your relatively new - or returning to Lego after a long time - I would go for this set."
"This set is a great sea orientated theme with a nice colour palette. Works quite nicely alongside the retired ideas set 'Old Fishing Store'. Whilst all three are good, clever builds, I actually prefer the third build - the fishing café with pier. I used existing pieces leftover in an attempt to expand the pier. With more external parts from my collection this build could be modified to become something even more special."