This is the first modular building, and the largest set (2261 parts), I’ve ever put together. It was a complete joy – both in the novel and imaginative parts use, and in the unfolding story as the set came together.
Who wouldn’t want to explore a tropical paradise with a diamond-in-the-rough seaplane pilot? I picked up this Creator set as a last-day-of-holidays treat, and I’m loving it. It’s one of the most satisfying builds since the 60117 Van & Caravan.
The top three things I loved about it: Continue reading
5867 Super Speedster is a great set in regard to the number of alternate MOCs available for it. But before I tackle them, I’ve built the B models included in the set: a sports utility vehicle and a Go-Kart. I really like the Go-Kart, they’ve done a solid job of modelling the important elements.
Lego trains are a whole sub-hobby with their own enthusiasts, not including me. This little set probably does not belong in that class – maybe it’s a scale of some Lego train track, more likely not. I think it’s probably just a cute creator set in a different transport theme. Continue reading
I’ve just been building the B models from 6742 Mini Off-Roader. I’m increasingly interested in the Creator Theme and micro building in general. The idea of capturing the essence of an object in a model constrained by Lego engineering fascinates me. The opposite: those huge LegoLand type models hardly interest me at all – they seem like pixelated versions of the real things with little creativity required.
The windscreen tint is a bit over the top because I don’t have enough trans-black cheese slopes.
The hinged bonnet with some engine detail inside is a cute touch.