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Is this fan made LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone alternative/expansion MoC any good?! In this video we are going to look at an alternative build to the official release of Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO Ideas set 21331. Is this any good as an expansion module to add to the official set? We will look at the individual modules, compare Dr Robotniks/Eggman’s and a couple of suggested layouts. We will also highlight a few errors we found in the instructions showing you how to build everything.
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Transcript from the show
G’day everyone! Matt Elder family bricks here and today we’re going to look at this alternative build to the official release of Sonic the Hedgehog Lego ideas set 21331. Is this any good as an expansion module to the official set? We’ll look at the individual models, compare the Dr Robotnik/Eggman’s and a couple of suggested layouts. We also highlight a few errors we found in the instructions showing you how to build everything.
PDF instructions for this expansion are available for free from rebrickable.com and are by the original fan designer of this set, Viv Grenell, also known as Toaster Girl online. This is a smart move by the fan designer as it encourages you to buy another set or two like what we’ve done here.
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So you we have the official set with the Robotnik on one side and then this is the rebuild extension set so you can see this is using all the pieces and this wall does quite well with what it’s got. It does feel that there’s less volume and bulk of stuff there. So we’ll look at some of the individual components starting off with the larger one which is going to be this sort of section here with two lamps, a palm tree there with a TV on the top and a little hint of spring there some little recessed parts there and then the spinning around to the back very similar sort of thing. A little unfortunate that that blue sticks out but when you put some plates along it you won’t see it.
A couple of smaller little platforms just to be able to bulk things out and you’ve got there with the little plant. Same sort of build as the original set and then split levels here with another TV and then over here you’ve got this corner piece. Then you have some of these guns here used to the spikes just done quite well here. We have one of the enemies which is really cool the way that they’ve utilized these see-through parts for wings using the same includes speakers for the face. Another enemy made up and looks pretty cool nice little Sharpie spiky and a Dr Robotnik or Eggman depending upon your market.
And parts of this are the same as the one in the set but then other parts are different. It does feel a little bit on the fragile side and certainly before you put the hands on it sort of doesn’t stand properly and has a tendency to fall backwards but good to see it trying. And the weapon is only just in there, it’s very easy to have that pop out.
So now there’s just different ways that you configure these and put them together. So now we’re going to combine the sets and you start off by taking the black pieces off the side of the official set, broken them up into the modules and now starting to reconfigure them all together here and they slide together pretty easily with the use of Technic pins and axles.
“So here is the module layout. One option is a mix and match of the extension set plus the actual original base Sonic set. You can sort of see that the first two bits are an extension of some of the original and come around using this corner piece to come back down into sort of more the original set with the loop there and a Robotnik. It gives a nice bit of variation and being in a corner module like that, you then have some flexibility if you don’t have long straight runs or you need to get it to wrap around or even if you want to extend it even further.
I can certainly appreciate wrapping around because this is my other custom Moc one which is much bigger and trying to find a space to have all the different parts you need, sometimes you just have to have a bit of flexibility. If you want to find out more details about my custom Sonic the Hedgehog level Moc, check out our video card above or details on my website matilda.com/Sonic for free instructions.
Now we’re going to take this apart and reconfigure it so it’s all in one flat straight line. So, you put the modules in with the pins again and then add the black side tiles in that we’ve got from before on both sides. This is module layout suggestion number two and it’s obviously just all in a straight line. Again, it’s mixing in the original set with also the alternate build that they got here and it gives just a nice little panoramic visual going across the whole length. So as you move along, you can see all the various little elements and it just expands it and gives it that more full sort of feeling.
Obviously, when you just got the base set to deal with, there’s only so much you can do at a certain price point but certainly, you know, adding in some more, you get a nice bit of variation within it. The nice thing is that the original fan designer has gone through and you can sort of see over on this side is the fan design palm tree and over here is the actual official one. So they’re trying to keep the language of it the same so it all fits together and it’s not too jarring and I think they’ve done a really good job at that.
If you look closely at some of the pieces, you’ll notice that here being the set it’s got two high but some of the places over here it’s three but that’s just because they’ve had to work within the piece that have been available in the set. So if you’re looking for those very particular details, you’ll be able to pick them up as being slightly different and it’s interesting to see this take on Eggman.
Because obviously, this is the main set and then this is the brick build. They’ve never redone the head certainly there’s a bit of criticism around the way that that was done. So at least you got another alternative. So at the end of the day, would I recommend going out and getting a second set to be able to do this?”
I think it’s gonna be if you’re a really hardcore sort of fan or you like the additional expansion to really give it that Fuller sort of volume and build out you will have a lot of extra pieces left over and it might just be waiting until some more extension sets come out later on in 2023 which are rumored but certainly if you’re able to pick this up at a discount which they do do occasionally it might be worthwhile doing once you finish the main build.
This gives you an idea as to the number of pieces that are left. It feels like there’s about half. Some of those black ones will get used when you put it all together. Only downside with trying to build this set is you do have so many pieces so it’s probably worthwhile trying to null it out if you want to do it quickly. It’s been a while since I built the original set and now I remember I’ve forgotten just how tedious it can be putting together some of these one by one plates.
So you get the two High plates throughout the whole thing like you know 10 of these eight of those one step one slide issue at step 48 there’s meant to be three of these pieces but in the set I’ve only come across two so far. I’m going to pull the next one out of my own collection but enough to see I’ve started to sort through some of the colors to try to figure out if I am just have it buried under something or if it’s actually missing. And at step 93 we seem to be short of one of these one by two reddish brown tiles so I have to go into the Personal Collection and grab one.
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In this video we are going to review JMBricklayer 30001 3 In 1 Medieval Weapon Kit. This consists of the Catapult, Ballista and Bombard. We will start with an unboxing of the set and then look at the features of the 3 builds, and any other items of note. Following this we will then review the set overall in terms of Build Experience, Value for Money, Displayability, and Playability, and finishing off with an overall score for this set.
This was provided to us by the manufacturer but the opinions and review scores will be our own. There may also be an affiliate link around the video for which we may receive something (which helps the channel continue to make videos such as these). So let’s get into it.
G’day everyone Matt Elder of family bricks here and in this video we’re going to review the JM bricklayer 3001 three-in-one medieval weapon kit this consists of a catapult blister and a bombard we will start with an unboxing of the set and then look at the features of the three builds and any other items of note following this we will then review the set overall in terms of build experience value for money displayability playability and then finishing off with an overall score for this set this was provided to us by the manufacturer but the opinions and review scores will be our own there may also be an affiliate link around the video for which we may receive something which helps the channel to keep making videos such as these so let’s get into it.
So this is how it arrives to me I have an outer mailer and then the actual box inside bubble wrapped so I’ll just crack this open here it is I’m packaging here it looks like it’s got some of the parts of it are shiny and then just the black background and it’s the remarkable ancient machines thirty thousand one 568 pieces three in one so you can see the three different ones there having a look over on the back back is just straight up and down details uh a few little other bits and pieces there again the three different models on the side and your general details and one of them on the other side there looks like it’s got a little Target as well so overall a relatively nice presentation I would shame the boxes a little banged up let’s open it up and see what’s inside.
So with everything laid out you have the box there and then we have the seven numbered bags instruction book four wheels and the additional bag with the rubber bands and elastics so having a look at the instruction book it’s got a nice weight to it nice glossy finish it looks like it just uh general information and then straight into the building looks like some pretty standard instructions what’s that showing you how to fire that one and then I guess this is then the start of the next one so it’s interesting 116 and 117 starts the next build and 230 from looks at you build the last one build the target on the back so it all looks nice clear concise and no sort of Frills with it.
Here we have the Catapult design which is really cool and it’s pretty solid and chunky each of these main three pillars here you got the two on the angle and the one there all solid really supporting the structure and the mechanism you’ve got the spiky Wheels which you can imagine during the day if that’s rolling along and you’re here it’s going to slice you up on the front you’ve got another sort of aggressive spiky design as well and this is common dual three models so if you are building between them just take that piece off and don’t take it completely apart because you can use it on the other one.
The color scheme is this sort of earthy retro sort of style so you have these types of sand blues for the metallics and then you’ve got sort of the the Browns and the greens and the desaturated oranges for more sort of like woods and then your elastics and rubber bands are generally in the black here.
Elastics / Rubber Bands
Speaking of elastics we’ll just come over here I’ll show you the mechanism in a moment you’ve got the main one is here which is really really taut and stretched so the only thing I’d be a little concerned with is the longevity of the rubber bands if you leave this sitting on a shelf for a long time I know with other ones I’ve had they can break down or really stretch in that and in this case here this one is actually you don’t have to take half of this apart to have it like lying loose so as at least the ones in the back here controlling that sort of mechanism you can just roll them straight off and they wouldn’t be too much of a problem to keep in a relatively loose state so you don’t lose stretchiness over time. I’ve got this on a pretty frictionless type surface so it does move pretty well easily.
So let’s have a look at the main functioning mechanism you’ve got the arm here which is going to go up and down you can sort of see that rubber band in there moving about as you do that and then in the back you have these sort of go up and down and that’s going to be your catch mechanism for it being ready to fire so we’ll just try to get this down in here that drops down try to lift both sides make sure it catches there so it’s there ready to be fired let’s move it over and then to fire it just press down and off it goes now to go find that thing.
Found that thing down behind the radiator which was fun and it’s actually a crisscross of these rubber pieces probably a good thing it’s rubber because when the Catapult fires it’s got a fair bit of kick to it so if that was solid and that kept on hitting anything I could imagine that that’s going to make a mess of things or at least this is somewhat a little bit safer and this is the leftover pieces for the set which feels to be about another third again so it feels like they haven’t really compromised the model and just made sure that they’ve had the appropriate number of pieces and types for each model to get it to work.
This is a cool little Target simple straightforward build but just adds a little bit of extra Dimension to it so if you were getting good at these things you could go through and try to hit it and practice doing that and this is the brick separator which comes with the model which is kind of interesting a little bit different and not really sure what this for but it’s got a little bit of flex and opens and closes so imagine just to grab onto something the only downside is doesn’t really have anything if you’re trying to get Studs off studs so if you’re trying to get these off nothing really sits in there not like one of these ones where you just put it on and get it off there.
Ballistic / Ballista
Here is the ballistic or what you might think of as a giant crossbow on Wheels and the bass structure similar sort of design to the others so again you’ve sort of got the wheels with the blades some nasty little spikes and blades at the front there and then the main differences up here although this base is built in a different way too the overall top superstructure mechanism is relatively straightforward just a couple of rubber bands elastic bands in there you’re able to slide that main part back which we’ll walk in here when that flips up like that and then just pushing down here is the release mechanism and the firing works pretty consistent and it’s pretty good your missile as such is just a Long Rod with a cone type piece on the end and that just slides straight in and the firing mechanism is pretty straightforward to be this PC sliding along when that lifts up.
The only slight building Quirk I would say is when you’re putting on these elastic bands again they want you on page 308 when you do the step to basically thread it in and around through the pile on there which there’s just not enough clearance in there to actually do it so I think again it’s one of those things where it sounds like a good idea to do it digitally but it’s not until you actually do it so let’s say back a couple of steps about 295-ish when you’re doing this here you should be threading that elastic band around there so then when you put it in there you can then get it I had built the whole thing and then had to come back and pull this apart that was just a pain.
It’s not the end of the world but it’s just more of a hassle to have to come back and do that otherwise everything else is pretty straightforward as you’d expect and again this is just one of the ones where you wrap it around and then you pull this through and just connect it straight onto it and it’s pretty good to be able to hit the target and it’s pretty consistent and here are all the leftover pieces so you probably use maybe about half but given that that superstructure of sitting on the wheelbase is quite simple it’s not all that surprising.
Here we have the bombard which is a good size and it’s nice and Big And Chunky and it’s pretty solid the main mechanism sits on there pretty tight rolls relatively well this is a pretty smooth frictionless surface all around just some nice detailing the spikes chains a little bit of gribbling on the side and the earthy wooden type color scheme of sort of you know the Browns the oranges and the the greens work quite well and they get sort of quite believable as something which is Medieval and this one’s firing mechanism you come in here either side there’s a piece in here you slide back that piece here it moves up and down and we’ll just clip into there and then from the back here you have the release mechanism which you push down and it fires out.
Now this is probably where this model starts having a few little problems I’m assuming that I built this correctly which I’m pretty sure that I have this is quite rigid in the way that it sits there the way that you go about firing it however it does seem to have some pretty little quirks about it and things just have to be just right on the back here you’ve got a piece here which if it goes down too far it almost seems like it will catch when it goes to slide in so try that again like that so it hit there and it didn’t allow it to slide all the way through and when I’m firing this I’m holding it in a very particular way.
When the kids first saw this and they went to fire it it took about eight or nine goes because they could get it out and even then I had to say here don’t hold it there up hold it here sort of thing because a lot of the sliding mechanisms there it seems to have very tight tolerances and if it’s not just spot on it won’t fire properly so again if we just go through you can sort of see as I lifted that up that slid back in didn’t do that again that locks down if you have that all the way sort of down like that when it goes to fire you’ll see that it’ll get caught again and then if I lift that piece up at the back it then slides the rest of the way in so with that one there it seems to be there.
You’ve got to have that kicked up a bit but not too much because then it seems like it’ll hit that part there so probably about 135 degree angle so you can sort of see that in there try that and again something got caught it almost seems like when you push this down you can’t push it down too much otherwise when that slides in it will get hit and caught again so let’s just try that again that might help if that goes all the way back in slightly up still having an issue so I’m just going to make sure this time too that when you slide it in you put it in as the way the instructions suggests so maybe there’s a bit too much friction if you do it one way as opposed to the other of that push this mechanism all the way back down to the catch make sure that’s going all the way in that’s up a little bit let’s push down.
I’m still having issues okay let’s give this another try and what I’m going to try to do this time is actually with my fingers there be lifting up when I push down just so that it gives just the marginal bit of extra clearance for the mechanism to slide in so push this down here I’ll lift this up a bit and then at the same time push down on that and that seems to fire out much better so I think that’s where the design issue might be with this again I’m pretty sure that this is built correctly because
When you put these pieces in here there’s only certain ways for that to go but I did notice and I’ll take the wheels off to show this these side pieces when they attach on they seem to just slightly change the angle so if I just detach these a little bit because there’s one on either side so you can sort of see how all that is sitting in there lift that up a little bit okay so that should be more at rest there so these positions seem fixed these are pretty solid in there now what I find is if you just put these straight on this little Edge bed here will catch here so if we just try to put that on there the natural tendency is for that not to be cleared like it’s just a fraction of a millimeter and then to put that on all the way you kind of just got to lift it up ever so subtly and that really seems to lock that into position so there’s no other ways particularly when you put the other side on as well again same sort of issue I know it’s not 100 aligned because the pins are not always in but that’s where you can I assume get this in here just in there.
When I first put that on, it made an indent into that piece so that’s in there and that’s sort of holding that whole piece in place and firm and rigid and as I sort of going through before just when this mechanism slides in here there’s not a great deal of clearance in this back piece here when that comes out let’s get that to catch so you just got what you’ve got on this Square rectangular piece here there’s a few studs I know it’s difficult to see but this actually slides over the cross of those studs and that’s going to be providing friction which is going to be slowing down this release mechanism here’s that bit I was talking about before and that’s how it releases again it could be encountering problems because I just haven’t built this correctly but if this is a way that it’s meant to be it just seems like the tolerances are just slightly off which really slows down that mechanism and as I said you’ve got to be you know lifting this up and pushing that down at the same time so.
Real vs Digital ?!
You can sort of see how these pieces here are touching and even if you move it around you can kind of always see in there there’s no sort of daylight or clearance through to the back and even on the other side again the same sort of thing there it’s it’s touching it but then if you look at the instructions or at least one of the pictures of it you know this is generally the only thing you can really see I don’t know whether this is a digital render but you can just see it looks like there’s a bit of Gap in there so that makes me I wonder if this is digital it’s very easy to miss those tolerances or if I built it wrong that might explain it so they could be just a slight little issue there and there’s no all the real I suppose that’s the other angle that you can see in there and again it looks like you can see through it so has me a little stumped
Rubber Bands / Elastics
The other thing from experience is that these rubber bands or elastics here are really really taut so I think if you’re storing this um you’d probably want to do it so that those are just released like that because certainly I’ve had on other mocks that I’ve built elastics which have been stretched for a long time and you know after a couple months of course when they’re taught the whole time they’re going to lose their elasticity and eventually they will just snap so I mean that’s relatively easy to get on and off there because certainly when I built this it was late at night and then I’m filming this in the next morning so overnight I’d taken both of these off because the last thing I’d want is for them to sort of snap but you know that might just be something to be aware of the longevity of those if you leave them in that place.
For the most part this is pretty solid again I think the problems you’ll find is when you’re trying to use this mechanism here and you’re grabbing onto it in weird places in particular these front bits here if you just move your fingers on them slightly they will come off relatively easy but these are just minor and then on this one here the ones on the edge you’re only attached by one stud so it’s just a shame they probably couldn’t have figured out a way to attach that there but given that angle and things maybe it wasn’t possible and of course with these spikes sticking out you know too much vigorous action and they’re going to pop off but they’re locked in there pretty tightly and when you’re putting these rubber bands elastics on it’s not really clear in the instructions how you sort of do it so the way that I found is you go through there once you bring it back over and you pass one end through the other and then that will give it that tightness there and then once you’ve had it sat on here for a while that then really locks in there and also to notice how I’ve got it on the upper side because originally I had it down on the undersign like that and it was further down and again because that’s lining mechanism is an extra bit of friction and that won’t slide back properly so you need to be paying attention to that.
The instructions for this one are pretty good for the most part but it does feel like you are doing a lot of steps and you’re being quite dense in them and there are a few little quirky ones and it’s not a hundred percent clear so you can sort of see with this one here when you’re putting the plates on it’s good that it sort of points out where these red ones are but you don’t ever get to see it all together so you can’t really double check because when you go on to the next step you’ve then put on two of these long pieces here so you can’t see well where’s it meant to line up and there’s a few little ones like that throughout this set of instructions so you are taking your sort of best guess but a lot of times depending upon where the pins lie and just checking that your pins are all right you can sort of do it by process of elimination.
How to Loop Rubber Band?
The other quirky little step I found is around 179 they don’t actually show you how to Loop these over which I’ll go through in a separate one and show you but this can be a real pain because it took me a while to figure out how to actually get this to work because it’s just like here oh it goes in there but it’s not that straightforward and simple so certainly for your younger hands and things like that you can see people going to run into this and go well how do I deal with this and there’s no sort of other place in the instructions which show you how to do these little loops and Knots which I think is really really needed like I understand when you’re building instructions showing these flexible sort of pieces and things has always been a challenge but this being such a critical part and step and if you can’t get this it’s going to drive you a little bit insane.
Awhile to Connect In
The other thing is when you do this assembly it’s like 179 but then these pieces don’t actually Connect into anything for quite a number of steps so they’re still floating there then you’re going off and building this whole other assembly while these pieces are still just floating so you know this whole other assembly you’re joining the assembly together they’re still floating there still floating there it’s at step 202 that they actually then go through and attach to something now this might seem overtly critical but the thing that I found when you put these pins in through that elastic for the first time they have a tendency to fall out pretty quickly so you need to be able to get them in there and make them taut and everything so I think this is one of the things where they’ve built it and then probably just digital instructions and then not really tested it because for mine you’d almost be want to be building this whole sub assembly first before you put in that elastic on step 179 but again that’s just something which is really nuanced but something to be aware of if you are building it so when you finish the build for this these are the leftover pieces so you can see probably used on two thirds three quarters of them this model does seem to use a lot of the bits.
Rubber Band Tying Trick
now I just wanted to go through and give you a quick demonstration and show you how you get this sort of knot here on step 179 so I’ll have that just as the pin piece there you have your elastic what you do is you grab one end of it and roll it over so then you get these two Loops here forming and then you rotate the two Loops in on themselves so it comes over like that have your PIN put it in the middle there and then you just gradually pull on this other end here and that is how you get that in there
Overview Review Scoring
Now to give an overall review for the set we’re looking at the JM bricklayer 30001 medieval three in one set released in 2022 and it consists of the Catapult bombard and the ballistic it has a price of 39.99 us which is about 35 pounds and about the same in Euros the set consists of 568 pieces this comes in at about 6.2 P per piece or about 7 cents per piece which anytime you’re getting these days under 10 cents per piece on average you’re doing quite well each of the models will take about an hour hour and a half to build the build experience we go 75 because we took a few points off for critical points in the instructions either just not being there or really not clear the builds are nice and challenging but the instructions would benefit from just having a final polish to really smooth things out value for money we gave 90 because for what you get in the price you pay we find it to be great value you are getting three distinct models with three distinct firing mechanisms the brick quality is on par with any other major brand
For playability we gave this 75 because it is kind playable once you get beyond the firing mechanism and rolling it around it doesn’t really offer too much beyond that
For displayability we gave it a solid 80 the models display quite well and got some nice details in them but nothing that really knocks your socks off.
The target market would appear to be those who like these sort of medieval type weaponry and Military fans it may also appeal to those people who like the beam and pin type Building Systems the pros of the set is that it’s a great value with three functioning models which are completely different from one another there are a variety of building techniques which are used in it and it’s generally a quality product the cons would be that some of the instructions are not clear in key steps there’s no sort of little figures that come along with them and it’s very much what you see is what you get so in summary it’s a great value three in one functioning set if you’re into this sort of subject matter and builds then you’re really going to enjoy this so the overall score comes in at a solid and respectable 80 percent
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In this video, we are going to have an extensive look over this Super Malio / Mario LEGO Compatible Peach’s Castle by Lepin / LQS 67601. We will look at the features of the set, a time lapse speed build and examine the instructions. We will look at the design and consider where it originated from along with our usual build experience, playability, display ability and value discussions.
Following on from this, we will sequentially look at the build after each bag to get a better sense of the internals and construction process. Finally we will leave off on a few little issues we found with the build.
Both flats, Broadstairs and Margate are about 75-90 minutes east of London UK. Margate has a LEGO themed Holiday Lets / Airbnb Short Term Stay awith a LEGO Wall. Broadstairs has an iconic red London bus bunk bed (at time of recording).
Time codes to the Video: 0:00 Introduction 0:55 Features of the Set 3:08 Closer Details 5:45 The Back of the Castle 6:30 Comparing with LEGO Disney Castle 7:10 Timelapse Speedbuild 9:36 Instruction Book 13:39 Design, 3d Model & Rebrickable 16:01 Build Experience 17:15 Playability 18:00 Displayability 18:30 Value 19:00 Unboxing 19:32 Everything Included 20:16 Sticker Sheet 20:28 Bag 1 21:00 Bag 2 21:33 Bag 3 21:59 Bag 4 22:19 Bag 5 22:49 Bag 6 23:05 Bag 7, 8 & 9 23:32 Bag 10 & 11 24:48 Build Issues 25:16 Summing Up
In this video series we check out the Top 5 LEGO MOCs of the week – episode 1. Which MOC will be the best one that we see this week?! As a viewer of the channel, do you have a MOC of your own you’d like to submit for consideration?! If so, drop it in the comments below.
G’day everyone Matt Elder Family Bricks here and today we’ve got something a little bit different we’re doing an unboxing that we’ve got here this was sent to us and provided to us but opinions and reactions will be our own so let’s get into it.
This was from halfway around the world yes it is it says brick separator.
It’s fizzy so this is a building brick set it’s done by a fun hole and as you can see it’s a cool little cabin and some lights there should go into it it’s pretty cool should we have a look and see what’s inside yes.
These are lights lights oh my god there’s so many lights.
We’ve got some stickers how many stickers audiences.
Looks like a telephone book of building instructions .
Oh no oh this looks funny it looks very fun.
I’m counting the lights one two three oh this is a black clipper piece bricks are crazy I’ve never heard of a black brake separator I’ve seen big ones but not small ones should we see how many bags are here uh we got some base plates.
Wait but I’ve never seen this set before so as you can see this is all the stuff we’ve got there’s lots of bags here they’re all sort of numbered.
Instructions light kits base plates looking at the box art it’s all nicely done in the black nice crisp photograph there did however get a little bit damaged in transit but we’ll ignore that. So some details, Fun Whole FH 9001 2097 pieces and they’re calling it the Wood Cabin Retro House and i guess the Delight Day and Night is kind of their branding name for the led lights which are included.
So looking at everything that is included in the box there’s actually a lot here as you can sort of see you’ve got numbered bags. Most of them have got five for each numbers one through seven although you do have some like five which has got six and seven has only got two so beyond all the numbered bags.
What else we got here we’ve got some lights in numbered bags so one two two two three and four and then a couple of the other bags sealed together. That looks like some plates in there brick separator i’m quite sure what that is i’m sure we’ll find out.
Just looking at some of these lights that we’ve got here these seem to be these sort of i guess quasi vacuum sealed bags again the quality on it feels quite good they certainly don’t feel like they’re cheaping out on any of the packaging.
Looking at the instruction manual it’s quite thick and it’s printed on some really nice paper like they haven’t cheaped out on this at all i’m just flicking through the instructions seems to be all reasonable sort of quality. I’m just looking at a little bit about it in the beginning here some information how to use some of the instructions it looks like some info on the lights, some troubleshooting, what’s included, light kits how to use a brick separator.
And then away from there a base plate and then another plate just feeling these feel comparable to what you’d normally expect. That seems to be relatively good quality as well and then of course a sticker sheet. So this is going to get interesting there seems to be a lot i’m guessing this is a wood texture with a bit of a transparency on it maybe. So if we took out some of those yeah 2 000 piece plus set seems to be reasonable. It’ll be interesting to see what the tackiness and the sticky sort of feel of.
That is a little information tag there, “thank you for choosing us”, some marketing stuff.
This is going to be fun to build hard to build but it’s going to be fun to build.
Here we have the company website funwhole.com and this is the English version of it. And as we can see there the lead image of it is the cabin that we’re going to be looking at and the first one there that they’re looking at selling. And then if you go down a lot of the other products that they seem to have lights kits for construction sets so just going back up here having a look at the wood cabin.
See some of the imagery that we have. Here are some photos of the actual product and it does actually look quite good so really looking forward to building this. It’s even got a little sheepy there. Sort of day night aspect and the reverse side and in a bit of an interior detail.
They’re also looking at selling a product through amazon.com.uk i’ll include a link around the video but this is the page here it says it’s currently unavailable but apparently it’s going to be up within a couple of days of this video recording. This will be the place to get the best price apparently.
So just having a look through got some slightly different images. Here it’s showing the day night comparison so on, the internal lights gonna be interesting to have a look through that, and again some dimensions and sorts of things like that. It looks like it’s gonna use an interesting building technique there, just scrolling through the rest of page some other promotional shots and further descriptions.
Going through for what’s included as what we’ve already said you know the buildings that the light kit the instructions usual sorts of things you’d expect.
How long do you think this is going to take a build, oh like a month or something, once a couple days couple days maybe, no okay we’ll have to see how long it takes. Work non-stop for hours and hours I suppose we might be able to do it in the day.
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