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No disrespect to the woman who designed the cinema and town hall but Jamie Berard seems to be in a league of his own when it comes to designing the modulars.
I just like that it uses true bricks!
And then there is the V8, 4 wheel drive, 4 wheel steering, gearbox, etc, etc, etc...
I also, have a 8448, and a 8458,
but the 8880 is still my Fav!
Guess I am always a sucker for great Technic Cars!
Size of the set is great, took me hours and hours to build it, 12 mini figures, some amazing design and engineering with the exploding bunker, walking AT-ST, and would say under 10p brick it was good value for money.
A close second to #6210 Jabba's Sail Barge, sheer size of the barge, skiff and pit included, attention to detail on the barge is great, and has loads to play with for hours on end.
I do love my old boyhood Castle set - I'll try and work out the set number later - it really played a huge part in my childhood. Even after I got my Spectrum!
Of ny recent sets, gosh, there are a lot of great sets. There are some fabulous display models - Shuttle Adventure for one - but I think Grand Emporium wins for build, playability, modability and design.
- A cute house
- A vehicle
- 3 minifigs
- The windmill
- Power Functions (Motor + Light)
- A mountain with a small bench
It is one of the most complete sets ever. It exclusivity makes it even more desirable, but of course difficult to get.
A winner set
Was really fun to build plus just looks amazing, plus marked my time getting back into Lego
I am Technic fan, so I like Technic sets.
For some reason the link keeps going to a forum search, so here's another for those that aren't familiar with this set.
It had a base, a spaceship, a land vehicle, a monorail, great baseplates and a bunch of cool printed and transparent parts.
I got the Unexpected Gathering for christmas having read it was potentially the best set ever made... and whilst I did enjoy it, the fact that it's licensed makes it drop a few points for me.
The MMV feels like a set that was designed out of love for the theme.
Do I go on how many of the same sets I purchased or which I find most visually appealing, should it be chosen because it is set that redefined how I felt about a particular Lego theme or should I choose the set that still makes me giggle like a loon every time I play with/dust it?
I'm going with personal experience and I have to go with 4993.
Which is bizarre as I just mentioned it in my first review (honest, I have a couple more sets).
It's my best set due to me buying 3 sets because I wanted to make all three models and all three are still in my front room (main display area). It did redefine how I considered the Creator theme and opened the door to a huge amount of Creator related building pleasure.
It's a very pretty car, a cool lorry, and a funky shovely digger thingy.
I learned a lot about eBay buying 3 of them and made a great friend of one of the vendors due to various missing part shenanigans that were resolved with humour and mutual respect.
So for me 4993 is always going to epitomise the best of the ethos of "leg godt"