LEGO Technic has been the most consistent theme in LEGO, producing sets for over 40 years. The Car Transporter is one of the bigger ones for the year, and posed me a question I have been ignoring since coming back to LEGO as an adult, "do I like building Technic sets?" Some of my fondest childhood memories of LEGO are Technic sets, I loved them. But after my 'dark ages' I never found the love for them again (probably something to do with the more complex looking studless models). I have avoided taking on reviews for Technic sets as I never felt qualified to give an opinion (leaving Tobymac to do all the Technic heavy lifting). But I can't put it off forever. So here's a review of the first major Technic set I have built in over 20 years.
A good review, this may be. To find out, read you must. An impressive 16" height and posable head, set 75255-1 Yoda boasts...Okay, I'll stop that now, I promise. A spiritual remake of a 2002 set from the always popular Star Wars theme, this set is surely a crowd pleaser, right?
For me Christmas officially begins with the release of LEGO's annual Winter Village set. I love Christmas and I love LEGO so naturally these things combined are a total win for me. It was actually the Winter Village sets that brought me out of my LEGO dark ages. I hope 2019's addition doesn't let me down.
Let's get the elephant out of the room, yes this is a Friends set, and I know that's going to immediately turn some of you off, but before you stop reading please give me a few minutes to tell you why you should buy this set. I've revealed the conclusion at the start of the review (a big review no-no) but I want you to love this set as much as I do. Hailing from the busy streets, tranquil meadows, adventure-filled jungles, and sleepy suburbs of Heartlake City, LEGO have opened Heartlake City's Amusement Pier, grab your fanny-pack, we're going to the seaside!
I consider Creator 3 in 1 sets to be the closest theme to what Rebrickable is all about. Here's some parts, what can you build. Of course, these sets have hundreds of hours put into them to curate the parts to fit all models but essentially they are fun, versatile, and full of parts to add to your own MOC's. I wonder if this is a play 3-in-1 or a parts-pack 3-in-1, I call riding in the cow!