"This is one of the most impressive sets that I've ever seen. Between the nostalgia feels and the way it gets put together, I was very pleased. The scrolling mechanism is truly impressive!
However, not without its flaws...
1. I'd feel better if the TV snapped to the stand instead of just resting on it. Realism schmealism, if it gets knocked off how many pieces go flying?
2. Please, for the love of all that is decent and holy...don't throw in so many EXTRA pieces. I probably wasted an hour flipping through several sections because I was "done", it functioned, but I had anywhere from 4 to 20 pieces left over. I went over the scrolling section 4 times because I had extra goombas, blocks and coins...and nowhere to put them.
3. The NES deck's top piece really should have been one big plate to make it look smoother, in the section above where you put the cartridge. That and some other areas sure smack of "let's throw more pieces at them just to up the piece count" shenanigans.
Still doesn't keep me from thinking this is my favorite lego set of all time, though. Just not 100% perfect. If I could give 4.5 stars I would instead of 5."
"My 4 year old son and I were at the Lego store first thing this morning, and walked out with a ton of new Lego Mario products, including 5 of the series 2 blind bags. He loves anything Mario and anything lego, so it is a win win.
We collected all of the first series of these, and had great luck in not having to buy TOO many more than 10 to get all 10 of series one.
Neither of us are happy about buying 5 blind bags and in those 5, which were selected sequentially from a new box, having two duplicates!