I built this with my daughter over a few days here and there. Overall took maybe 6 hours to build it (let her do most of it). Super fun to play with together lots of things to do with the set. She loves the firetruck.
My kids 5&10 are half way done building and already Loving it. They really like the fire truck with the water pump part, water robot that shoots water. I love that there is more then one piece that does something special (so less arguing) worth the money so much fun
I haven't built built a Lego set in over 20 years and this brought back great memories for me. The value for money here is outstanding. 7 instruction booklets covering 9 bags of Lego each able to be built independently was a very welcome surprise. The following is what each manual/pack builds: Bag 1 / Manual 1: Helicopter & motorbike. Bag 2 / Manual 2: Fire Truck Cab. Bag 3 / Manual 3: Fire Truck Trailer Part 1. Bag 4 / Manual 4: Fire Truck Trailer Part 2. Bag 5 / Manual 5: Fire Fighting Robot and Construction site with Port-a-loo. Bags 6,7,8 / Manual 6: Abandoned Building. Bag 9 / Manual 7: Crane. The level of detail from the Robot and Helicopter shooting "water" and the ladder have a fire hose that could also shoot "water" were some very nice touches. Plenty of hours of fun could be had with this build. Highly Recommended
This is a large detailed kit with multiple vehicle a fire building and a crane. Takes a bit of time to assemble; but overall not too difficult. The scale of some items could be adjusted and the theme of an abandoned building could be developed more. I would like to see them develop more fire related kits and add to the realism...most apparatus is over simplified...
From my standpoint this is probably one of my favorite Lego City Fire sets to date. We get a massive ladder trunk, a fire ground drone and a helicopter PLUS a construction site containing an entire 3 story building that is one fire. Plus all of the playable items (picking up the port-o-potty with the crane and plenty of flames to be knocked down) that when combined with another set with construction equipment will go quite nicely. Pros: - High Playability, lots of different pieces that move and can be used for other stories - Has a building which Lego city is short on - Light and sound bar for the massive ladder truck Cons: - Wish there had been at least one more minifig, another construction worker or some way to make a crane operator - Not the biggest fan of the new stud shooters - wish the building was a little deeper, but good size for the playability factor
This set is amazing! As soon as I saw the leaked photos of this set, I knew I had to have it! For $100, you get a crane, porta-toilet, building, fire helicopter, fire motorcycle, fire ladder truck (hook and ladder), a ROS (Robot Operating System?), 7 minifigures, and a new light and sound brick! The crane works well, the flame function on the building is cool, the helicopter, ROS, and motorcycle are great, and the ladder truck is superb (but the rear section is backward compared to real US trucks and has no rear steering cab.) The light and sound brick is great but could get a little annoying if you played for hours. Overall, this is a great set! Good job Lego!