Since it is much larger than previous Creator 3-in-1 sets, this set might offer a taste of what we have learned to expect from the Creator Expert Modular Building Series. Let’s find out; is this set a good stepping stone between those two themes?
Assembly Square celebrates 10 years of the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building theme. Let’s see how our writer Christine goes assembling this 4,000-plus piece set, as her first set from this theme.
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The set focuses on items you would find at sea or under the sea, rather than at the beach. It’s perfect for an undersea treasure hunt adventure! The set features four animals: a parrot, a shark, a fish, and a seashell which you can put a 1×1 round plate inside. You also get some nice minifigure accessories including a surfboard, flippers, oar, and harpoon. Lastly, you get two containers: a barrel, and a chest with lid.
The set was released on January 1st. It only advertises 24 pieces, and costs $3.99 (£3.99 / 3.99 €). That would have been a price-per-part of $0.16, but the bag contained an extra 8 pieces. That’s enough to build a second harpoon, and a more reasonable $0.12 per part; not too bad for an accessory pack which includes a few rare parts which have only been available in a couple sets.
I did notice that the Parrot (Part 27062 / Element 6178520) is multi-colored, with a unique mix of blue and yellow plastic. The parrot I received had a lot of of yellow, which I didn’t find appealing, because I know that in real life that the blue and yellow macaw (on which this bird is presumably modelled) has a consistent coloring with blue wings and back. (Because the bag is clear, you might be able to look for the perfect parrot in the store before purchasing the set.)
Brian and Jason’s wildly successful 2014 book teaches you how to build a town in the LEGO Modular Building Style. Does the sequel offer enough new ideas to grow your LEGO town into a fully-fledged city?
LEGO has fallen in love with roller coasters in recent years… Let’s find out if the LEGO Friends Roller Coaster is a worthwhile addition to your LEGO collection!
12-year old Matthew Eagles won a national LEGO building competition for his medieval castle. Let’s find out what inspired him to build this amazing creation.
I recently visited one of the only Art Deco cities in the world—Napier, New Zealand is a hidden architectural gem worth visiting! Let’s learn how that trip inspired me to explore the architectural style using LEGO.
What’s more inspiring than a huge exhibit featuring two million LEGO bricks? Let’s join our newest contributor Christine for a tour of “Wonders of the World”, the latest show from LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught (aka The Brickman).