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The BEST Creator Expert set?

What do you think is the best creator expert set? For me it's the #10243 Parisian Restaurant.

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  • THowe1960THowe1960 Member Posts: 17
    I really liked building the Detective Office, great amount of detail went into the creation of this set.
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,686
    If it's permissable (given it's age), Taj Mahal.
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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 754
    Legoboy said:
    If it's permissable (given it's age), Taj Mahal.
    I was going to say Parisian Restaurant or Green Grocer, then I saw this. Yup, that's definitely the best, but is it actually in the Creator Expert line?
  • ProfessorBrickkeeperProfessorBrickkeeper Member Posts: 26
    Jern92 said:
    Legoboy said:
    If it's permissable (given it's age), Taj Mahal.
    I was going to say Parisian Restaurant or Green Grocer, then I saw this. Yup, that's definitely the best, but is it actually in the Creator Expert line?
    Neither was the Green Grocer, technically. I think it's permissible to classify LEGO's general exclusive AFOL offerings as Creator Expert, seeing as LEGO themselves reclasssifed them following the labeling change.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    I will say #10196 Grand Carousel, until someone starts another thread wanting to know what the best Creator Expert set is and I will say Grand Carousel. Of course, until someone starts another thread wanting to know and unless something beats out Grand Carousel, I will still say Grand Carousel ;)
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  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,391
    ^So what do you really think the best creator expert set is @Pitfall69? The least you could do is be honest. :smile: 
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    Maybe I haven't made myself clear...
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  • DERKaiserDERKaiser Member Posts: 6
    ^ a bit maybe...
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I'd still say Green Grocer, if only because while it didn't start the modular line, it set the standard with its interior design incorporating two distinct areas (shop and living areas) and insane amount of cute little details.  I mean, it even has a BBQ grill.  It really was the first complete package.  If GG didn't do what it did, the entire modular line might have died on the vine.

    Honorable mention goes to the Grand Carousel, super impressive, but so fragile and has a few other issues.

  • OndraOndra Member Posts: 74
    edited March 2015
    Im car lover, so for me its camper van, challenging build packed with details reminds me black cat truck.But Im pretty dissapointed with mini cooper, but maybe ferrari f40 beat them all.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,375
    No love for Tower Bridge? As a display piece and conversation starter ("That's made out of Lego?!"), it can't be beaten.
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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,176
    I'd still say Green Grocer, if only because while it didn't start the modular line, it set the standard with its interior design incorporating two distinct areas (shop and living areas) and insane amount of cute little details.  I mean, it even has a BBQ grill.  It really was the first complete package.  If GG didn't do what it did, the entire modular line might have died on the vine.

    Honorable mention goes to the Grand Carousel, super impressive, but so fragile and has a few other issues.

    That and the color really pops to me.. Something about Sand green buildings in LEGO is really nice. Maybe because they do not do it often
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    edited March 2015
    The Grand Carousel has more "eye candy" imo. Everyone that walks into my daughters room ohhhh's and ahhhhh's over it. Then, I turn it on and that is when the magic happens. You cannot do that with any Modular or Tower Bridge display ;)

    The GC is very fragile and has issues with its movement at times, but it is still fantastic. Check the Aftermarket prices; that should tell you all you need to know ;)
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,611
    edited March 2015
    #10196 Grand Carousel

    It's an outstanding model and playset which is motorised and includes a sound brick and minifigures; what more could you ask for!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Pitfall69 said:
    The Grand Carousel has more "eye candy" imo. Everyone that walks into my daughters room ohhhh's and ahhhhh's over it. Then, I turn it on and that is when the magic happens. You cannot do that with any Modular or Tower Bridge display
    Wait, yours is currently in a state of fallen-apart disarray, so it doesn't count :)
    Pitfall69
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,176
    Pitfall69 said:
    The Grand Carousel has more "eye candy" imo. Everyone that walks into my daughters room ohhhh's and ahhhhh's over it. Then, I turn it on and that is when the magic happens. You cannot do that with any Modular or Tower Bridge display ;)

    The GC is very fragile and has issues with its movement at times, but it is still fantastic. Check the Aftermarket prices; that should tell you all you need to know ;)

    One reason why I have not sold my one sealed in box. Same with the #10210 Imperial Flagship
    Pitfall69
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    I would say the Eiffel Tower just due to it's sheer size.  It's one of those sets that is clearly made out of Lego and looks impressive enough that it could be a prominent display piece at a Legoland miniland. 
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    Pitfall69 said:
    The Grand Carousel has more "eye candy" imo. Everyone that walks into my daughters room ohhhh's and ahhhhh's over it. Then, I turn it on and that is when the magic happens. You cannot do that with any Modular or Tower Bridge display
    Wait, yours is currently in a state of fallen-apart disarray, so it doesn't count :)
    Leave it to you to ruin my spotlight ;) I must have mentioned that somewhere...grrrrrrrr.
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    The Sopwith Camel from a couple years ago. The newer one.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,353
    Don't forget the Opera House. It's an excellent display piece.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    Ferris wheel has to enter the list at a fairly high ranking in my opinion. Best LEGO set released since at least Haunted House. Feels complete and substantial - no thoughts of well they cut some corners here or there to save budget. It's big and bright and impressive when you see it, then only gets better when you study the detailing and turn the crank. it steals the show in a room full of D2C sets
    Pitfall69
  • HaleAFOLHaleAFOL Member Posts: 58
    Mini Cooper MK VII

  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    Well, now that I have built the Ferris Wheel and added it to my display, I might have to change my mind about the Grand Carousel being the best. 
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,235
    This is what the Grand Carousel looks like when you sell it.


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  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,356
    Why is it only nice old people win the lottery?
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  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    ^ Sorcery.
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  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    Not saying the old people are sorcerers, I'm just saying someone is.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    Interesting @samiam391 ,my daughter was born in 2009 :) If you remember, I bought this set to commemorate her birth. This is her set to do what she wants when she is old enough. 
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,353
    ^ She'll be able to sell it for a new car...
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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,260
    @Pitfall69 - If she was born on May 21st that proves that @samiam391 is a wizard as suspected. If not, he is probably still a wizard, just an unconfirmed one.
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  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,926
    @Pitfall69 I love the curious George murals and theme. The grand carousel really does look wonderful in that room.

    The ferris wheel for me is currently at the top. It is a must have set for me. The last time that happened was with the Haunted House. 
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  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,235
    @Pitfall69 - If she was born on May 21st that proves that @samiam391 is a wizard as suspected. If not, he is probably still a wizard, just an unconfirmed one.
    @CapnRex101 - Shhh.
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  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    That new Ferrari F40 looks pretty cool... And a new Creator Expert logo, too!
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,353
    ^ Sorcery.
    As long as it's not pelvic sorcery, we're all good.  If it is, that's just gross.
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  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 124
    edited June 2015

    Nothing can top the grand carousel, One of the best sets of all time. Still regret not buying it 3/4 years ago,was thinking about it for weeks but somehow I fell back into my dark ages.  2nd would be the vw van for me.

    From the modular houses the detective,s office is by far my favorit. Parisian restaurant looks amazing,maybe even better then detective,s office but for me the set is missing something. It doesn't sparkle my imagination and it doesn't make me think of all sorts of fun scenarios. The detective's office does and that's why for me its easily the best modular. Also love the setting and style.


  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,206

    the detective office is reminiscent of many movies, and features several cliches. of course it's missing alcohol bottles. don't know what's the deal with it, they didn't replace bottles of rhum with candies in pirates of the carribean.

  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Sorcery.
    As long as it's not pelvic sorcery, we're all good.  If it is, that's just gross.
    Thanks for that disturbing mental image. I think we all didn't need that.
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  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311

    Pmh said:

    Nothing can top the grand carousel, One of the best sets of all time. Still regret not buying it 3/4 years ago,was thinking about it for weeks but somehow I fell back into my dark ages.  2nd would be the vw van for me.

    From the modular houses the detective,s office is by far my favorit. Parisian restaurant looks amazing,maybe even better then detective,s office but for me the set is missing something. It doesn't sparkle my imagination and it doesn't make me think of all sorts of fun scenarios. The detective's office does and that's why for me its easily the best modular. Also love the setting and style.


    Fauch said:

    the detective office is reminiscent of many movies, and features several cliches. of course it's missing alcohol bottles. don't know what's the deal with it, they didn't replace bottles of rhum with candies in pirates of the carribean.

    The detective's office is my favorite modular building. I wish I had it.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    edited June 2015
    Thanks guys. We actually had a local artist paint the Curious George murals on the walls :)
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    edited June 2015
    @CapnRex101 ;, Aubrie was born in October ;)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    That is a startlingly lifelike mural painting of the Grand Carousel :)
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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,260
    edited June 2015
    @Pitfall69 - Surely you don't mean to suggest that @samiam391's wizardry has failed him? 

    Anyway, I think my favourite Creator Expert set is probably #10243 Parisian Restaurant. I love #10246 Detective's Office but the interior detail of the Parisian Restaurant just about wins it for me.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,019
    I'd have to go with the masses here and say HH or FW. And I have yet to build FW...
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Pitfall69 said:
    Interesting @samiam391 ,my daughter was born in 2009 :) If you remember, I bought this set to commemorate her birth. This is her set to do what she wants when she is old enough. 


    I think you took a better approach than I did. I bought the entire first line of the LotR sets when my first son was born. They are his as far as I'm concerned. Of course, he's barely 3, so I haven't given them to him just yet. I figure he can wait a few more years before getting Orcs and Uruk-hai and swords and axes and...

    ;)

    Son #2 is coming in 1 month. I may go a little calmer for him. Maybe the Ferris Wheel.

    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    ^Congrats on Baby #2!!!!

    If anyone remembers (how could they not) I commemorated by 2nd child by turning the Haunted House pink. I think the Pink Haunted House turned out to be even more scary :)
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  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 743
    @Pitfall69 didn't you un-haunt it as well? I thought that was where I got the inspiration from.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    Briking said:
    @Pitfall69 didn't you un-haunt it as well? I thought that was where I got the inspiration from.
    Yeah, but it still is a pink nightmare  :)
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  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 277
    Thanks @Pitfall69 ... I've been itching to re-build mine but the sand green's all in use and I was wondering what colour to substitute. Now I know :-)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,230
    ^The pink was fairly easy to source. I would love to see what you do with the interior :)
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