Jump to content

REVIEW: 10211 Grand Emporium

  • Please log in to reply
115 replies to this topic

Poll: How do you rate this set? (260 member(s) have cast votes)

On a scale of 1 to 5

  1. Poor (2 votes [0.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.77%

  2. Below Average (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Average (7 votes [2.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.69%

  4. Above Average (36 votes [13.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.85%

  5. Outstanding! (215 votes [82.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 82.69%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Svelte


  • We miss you Schmelt!

    Posts: 5208
    Joined: 11-July 07
    Member: 1768
    Country: Australia

Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:39 PM


Posted Image

Set Number: 10211
Set Name: Grand Emporium
Theme: Modular Houses
Pieces: 2182
Price: $US149.99; EUR149.99; GBP 139.99: $AUD249.99
Links: Shop @ Home; Brickset; Bricklink

NOTE: All images in the review are clickable through to larger flickr versions.


The release of a new Modular Building from LEGO is now an exciting annual tradition, akin to Christmas, or a birthday :laugh: It brings anticipation, excitement, and a frenzy of activity once the big day arrives! We're now up to No. 5 in the series (yes, I count 10190 Market Street) and the line - designed by Exclusives maven Jamie Berard - shows no sign of flagging. Almost 3 years have passed since the release of the original Modular Building, 10182 Cafe Corner - how does the latest addition to the range measure up? Will it attract shoppers to stores with crazed desire in their eyes, or will it be relegated to the bargain basement? :oh: OK, spoiler - probably not the latter :laugh:

Part 1: Box, Parts and Minifigures

The box is the same standard size as the other large Exclusives. No inner tray was as introduced in 10185 Green Grocer, which is a shame as its hard to keep these weighty boxes mint without support.
Posted Image

The back of the box shows a wealth of detail! Aah, if only they reproduced these delightful vignettes inside the instructions so we didn't have to rely on keeping the box - boo! (Odd that they only seem to do this in Star Wars sets... anyone know why? :look:)

(There are heaps of closeups - with witty captions! - of the box details in my flickr stream for those interested :wink:)
Posted Image

The figs and some of the interior furnishings. Designer Jamie Berard has really captured the feel of a Department store, with a mesmerising display of crystalline beauty and shiny shiny pieces! Perfume bottles! Gold plates! Emerald goblets! Be alert or be-dazzled! The toys are a welcome addition to the range provided in 10199 Winter Toy Shop and you could easily add to your shop display using the mini models there. Typical giant retailer, comes along and puts the small independent out of business :laugh:
Posted Image

I'm not sure what this gentleman - previously seen pantless in the change room - is doing in this shot from the side of the box... Maybe that's why this box is marked 16+ only :oh:
Posted Image

There 3 instruction books but this is more like Green Grocer's 4 part build - ground floor, 2 middle floors, and detailed roof. Posted Image

You can find a 2000+ pixel wide clear image of the parts listing here if you're so inclined :wink: It's a wonderful selection, full of exciting new pieces like the Prince of Persia arch and dark green windows aplenty, but also full of old reliables like basic tan bricks, black headlights, white plates, and lots of tiles.

Too many baggies to photograph properly! The sight of so many parts would send any AFOLs heart a-racing :wub:
Posted Image

The contents of all the 'Bag 1's:
Posted Image

Interesting parts from these bags. The green domes are surprisingly solid, as others have noted, and brilliantly reflective. Trans-clear headlight bricks! A curiosity, but sure to fetch a high-price on Bricklink. Much tiley goodness. Also 10x metallic grille tiles.
Posted Image

The *human* minifigs. A nice selection of figs, with a great mix of newer torsos and hairpieces. The shopping bags are cute - any excuse to add some of those uncommon 1x1 tiles in medium blue. And who even knew a minifig could hold pants like that? :wacko: :laugh:
Posted Image

Mannequins. Yay for an extra of the 2009 hairpiece! Yay for another Brickbeard's Bounty dress ensemble! Yay for dark tan man-hair! (Suck it Ricecracker - I told you it was dark tan :wink:). The minifig heads aren't blank, just classic smileys turned around :thumbup: Using classic smileys is one of my favourite part of these sets and really hearkens back to a (different) golden age of building.
Posted Image

Ordinary shop dummies or something more sinister? You be the judge!
Posted Image

Part 2: The Build - Ground Floor

Now we start the build itself. "You can never have enough hats, shoes or LEGO tiles", as fashion editatrix Patsy Stone might have said if she were an AFOL:
Posted Image

Quality control rears its ugly head early in the build. A new shade of medium bley, perhaps? Actually the quality of the rest of the set was pretty good - much better than previous sets - so it's unfortunate I noticed this so early on:
Posted Image

A smidgeon of dark green unexpectedly tucked away below the rest of the ground floor build - typically lovely attention to detail.
Posted Image

We start adding interior details. An assortment of potions and perfumes. It's like Benjamin's 'Arcades Project' come to life!
Posted Image

The three easily detachable counters (there's a 2x2 round plate on the base) can be recombined for a gambling table! Cafe Casino, anyone?
Posted Image

They don't take credit cards in this store - look at that old skool register! Gemstones are securely locked away and held in place by those trans-clear headlights.
Posted Image

You can see that the Emporium has a much bigger interior footprint than its predecessors and doesn't cut in at the back - this is necessary to allow room for the escalators - and more furnishings, of course!
Posted Image

The domes are really, really reflective! They look great. Headlight lovers will be relieved to know that the new 1x1 brick with stud on one side hasn't made old faithful extinct - there's 68 black headlights in these wall sections :thumbup:
Posted Image

With the canopies and brick detailing added. Lookin' classy! You can see that compared to the other modular houses, the Emporium is a lot lighter and brighter in colour selection.
Posted Image

The revolving door is divided into 3 panes of glass, unlike the simpler version used in the Airport sets with 4 panes. The Technic half-pin with ball pops into the turntable - clever!
Posted Image

Another clever technique utilising the 1x3 tiles for strength on the lettering. Extra clip plates hold the hose sturdily. The quality of yellow seems better than at its low point in the glowy alien mess produced in mid 2009 (like in 7641 City Corner) although colour differences persist. The dream is to have 2 10211s side by side - with one sign reading POSH and the other with SHOP. Haha!
Posted Image

Next up, we build the escalator. The effect of treads is given using lots of those 1x2 cheese pieces in bley. Finally a decent use for this piece! :grin:
Posted Image

The assembly attaches firmly in place.
Posted Image

The addition of 1x1 bricks with cheese at the top finishes off the join noicely.
Posted Image

It didn't really strike me looking at the early images that were released, but I love, love, love, the simple throughline of blue on this effective little model. The gold is a nice touch. Great work! Even the smallest details are made as perfect as possible.
Posted Image

Mailbox and odd potplant technique with Technic axles and round 2x2 plates. I like mine better! Haha!
Posted Image

Just for comparison :wink:
Posted Image

The completed ground floor. Isn't it lovely? Awash with tasteful splashes of dark green, dark tan and dark blue, with brighter accents such as the fire hydrant, ice-cream vendor and SHOP sign. There is something seamless yet simple about the design. It has a 'classic' feel even though it isn't really comparable to any classic set. It doesn't feel fussy or tricksy, like some of the details on 10197 Fire Brigade either -  it's gauged just right.
Posted Image

Bird's eye view!
Posted Image

Side-on view.
Posted Image

Looking back over the interior of the ground floor. With the tan floor, it's warm and enticing in a way that bley or green wouldn't be.
Posted Image

The rear exit. The curve is simple but well done. Solid gold doorknobs - nothing but the best for the customers of LEGO City!
Posted Image

Leftovers. Probably that ice-cream is supposed to go inside the cart. Oops!
Posted Image

At this point of the build, one needs some time to have fun with captions! :wink:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Part 3: The Build - First Floor

Now we move on to the first floor build. Yay for parts! The quality of tan is much higher than in 07-08. Colours aren't 100% perfect, but they are a lot better.

Posted Image

The divine new Prince of Persia curved arch. If only they had this piece (or a larger version of it) in production before doing the 10189 Taj Mahal (all the Taj arches are pointed, and LEGO's version just does not look right)
Posted Image

19 dark green 1x2x3 windows and 19 dark green 1x2x2 windows. There's 38 more in the upper level too! It reminds me of painted-over ornate Victorian ironwork. Next stop: The Great Exhibition hall! The Crystal Palace! MOC heaven!
Posted Image

The base is simple and sturdy. The curve is a nice departure from the more angular look of 10182 Cafe Corner.
Posted Image

Where is the bridal registry? Tut-tut!
Posted Image

The through-line of dark tan adds a luxe strip to the walls.
Posted Image

The arches and dark green windows remind me of LOTR's Rivendell, for some reason. Let the Fantasy MOCers rejoice! It's a dreamy Art Deco combination, with the organic colours and arboreal curves.
Posted Image

The flags add a splash of colour although if it was a real store it would be more likely to be billowing signage. 'SHOP AT SHOP! YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP! FOR SHOPPING!'
Posted Image

From the side, we get a cross-hatch detail from the windows.
Posted Image

Posted Image

Overview of the interior.
Posted Image

It's pretty classy. Not the kind of store to put you through a metal detector and body search on the way out. And yet it is strangely unattended... FINALLY THE THIEVES OF LEGO CITY HAVE SOMEWHERE TO STEAL FROM! All those years of enormous Police HQs are justified, retrospectively. I'd like to see the thieves sneak out that bowl in their pockets.
Posted Image

Noice. It really is.
Posted Image

Ground floor and the first floor assembled together. We're almost there!
Posted Image

Posted Image

Extra parts from this part of the build - surprisingly stingy!
Posted Image

#2 Svelte


  • We miss you Schmelt!

    Posts: 5208
    Joined: 11-July 07
    Member: 1768
    Country: Australia

Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:59 PM

Part 4: The build - Second Floor

The parts! More than the last section, as this includes the roof.
Posted Image

The 2 smokey 12 wide windows of hugedom, 22 Prince of Persia arches in white, and 3 bley parts I've never seen before.
Posted Image

A lonely window washer. How he maintains a smile on his face during his endless hours dangled above the street is beyond me. Is it happiness? Is it crystal meth? Only his dealer knows for sure.
Posted Image

The build is similar to Part 2, but with a different arrangement of display plinths. Is it repetitive? Maybe a little, but it didn't bother me. It's not like it was super-complicated like the 10196 Grand Carousel.
Posted Image

So cute! The scooter rocks, the mini Creator house is brilliant, and the balls are... balls. As I said, you could add any existing toys from the 10199 Winter Toy Shop.
Posted Image

So beautiful! Check out the instructions to see exactly how this is put together, but it's mainly little clips and 1x2 trans plates arrange around one of those plates with 8 side arms (and one more trans-clear headlight :wink:). Adorable genius!
Posted Image

And it looks amazing in position, too.
Posted Image

The finished second floor - not too different from the first, except missing the flagpoles.
Posted Image

Next up, we start the roof. The base of the roof is slightly different to the other floors, to allow room for the skylight.
Posted Image

The two giant windscreens sit next to each other and are held in place by clip plates at the edges. These windscreens are an interesting choice of piece for LEGO to revive, appearing as they do in only 3 sets in the late 90s - will we see it in some other upcoming set?
Posted Image

Lots of 1x3 tiles for your enjoyment, 1x3 tile aficionados. It is a blessing how parts-friendly these sets are! Jamie makes sure to give us multiples of all the good stuff :wink: The edging is solidly built up with inverse slopes and 1x1 round bricks, too.
Posted Image

Organic and beautiful detail on the underside of the roof.
Posted Image

The floodlight part of the billboard assemblage.
Posted Image

The billboard makes good use of 1x3 tiles in yellow to give a smooth (yet a little terrifying) rendition of a fig face. The gift-wrapped present is attached by the back of a headlight brick to a 2x2 dark tan jumper tile. I smell a 'Customise your 10211 Billboard' competition in the future!
Posted Image

The completed roof:
Posted Image

All the layers added.
Posted Image

I couldn't resist another closeup of the chandelier through the roof, although honestly the logic of having a chandelier below a skylight does seem a little odd to me :laugh:
Posted Image

The detailed interior:
Posted Image

Our meth-loving friend on his window-washing apparatus. He even takes a cup up with him! Surely that violates health and safety legislation? What if it fell and hit someone? Tssk!
Posted Image

Sparse parts of spare.
Posted Image

Part 5: Finished Model - The Grand Emporium!

And here we have the finished building, in all its lustrous beauty. A true marriage of art and commerce!
Posted Image

Side elevation:
Posted Image

Low angle looking up, also showing the window washer. If I was a fig I'd be pretty impressed too :sweet: You can see here how the white arches really add another level of decorative delight.
Posted Image

Like real retail buildings, the sides are pretty non-descript.
Posted Image

So much tan! The tan is a lot warmer than the mainly-bley walls of Fire Brigade.
Posted Image

And finally, my own Department Store meets the Grand Emporium! It's a marriage of minds :laugh: The Department Store wins on height - at least until I get a few extra floors for the Grand Emporium :devil:
Posted Image


Let's face it, like those special annual events such as Christmas or a birthday, the release of a new Modular House is to be ignored at your own peril, so you can already guess I'm going to tell you to buy this set! :laugh: You can already get a feel for parts/ value/ playability from the review (posing the figs in compromising positions is hours of entertainment in itself!).

- The use of a 32x32 baseplate makes moving the thing around easier than the potential 'lift and separate' effect you get with the other Modulars - can we keep this in future?
- The colour scheme is a lot lighter and warmer - and more inviting - than its predecessors. Even Green Grocer feels 'darker' with the black/ bley roof. All it lacks is a PF sound brick playing 'muzak' on repeat for the full consumer experience.
- The interior is not too detailed, which I personally don't mind as it does encourage you to add your own touches. It doesn't look as empty as it does in some of the official images, either. The only thing I wouldn't mind is a tiled ground floor - maybe Jamie could give us a sketch or idea for an unofficial parquetry floor or somesuch? HINT HINT.
- A sense of humour is to be encouraged and the funny box art is a great tradition which I hope continues  :thumbup:
- Having 2 almost identical top floors is a twist on the corner design and a neat idea to make it much easier to build higher versions - I really like this as many of these department stores have near-identical middle facades
- For me, this is right up there at the top of the modular series along with 10185 Green Grocer. There is something amazing about the vast expanse of frontage a corner building creates, so it's very pleasing to see this style return 3 years after the release of the original.

Thanks for reading!

And of course a big thankyou to the talented Jamie Berard for continuing to bring us these marvels!  :thumbup:

#3 GRogall


  • Firmly in place and absolutely straight

    Posts: 1286
    Joined: 05-February 08
    Member: 2674
    Country: Germany

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:10 PM

Thanks Svieti!

Great review, and excellent pictures! :)

Posted Image

#4 wooootles


    Posts: 624
    Joined: 12-October 09
    Member: 7798
    Country: USA

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:15 PM


GG still the best modular model, but GE wins in a landslide when it comes to part selection.  So AFOL/MOC friendly!


#5 Extreme Sadness.

Extreme Sadness.

    Posts: 58
    Joined: 03-March 10
    Member: 9775
    Country: Canada.

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:16 PM

FINALLY!This is easily your best review yet!Though, the dude that doesn't have any pants on is kinda creepy, especiallly since he is essentially molesting the Gangster-in-training on the back of the box :oh: .


Edited by Extreme Sadness., 03 March 2010 - 10:17 PM.

Imma back :D . After a Loooooooooong Hiatus due to inability to login cause I couldn't exactly remember my password.

#6 Zorbas


  • Tough on stains!

    Posts: 1472
    Joined: 07-December 08
    Member: 4609
    Country: Greece

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:20 PM

Amazing review!

A great thanks for all the detailed photos and the fun moments :grin:  Svelte!

Man, GE looks absolutely beatiful! :wub:  I bought my first modular--Cafe Corner, what an excellence!-- about a month ago and  built it last weekend and I must say that this one HAS to be next to it.
All the details look fantastic and the building  design is just great! Grey, dark green and tan produce a wonderful result for the eyes.

Thanks again for the splendid review Svelte and a great thanks to Jamie Berard for this marvellous set!
"Bricks and stones, timber and tiles - are of no use when dumped at random..."
Xenophon - "Memoirs of Socrates"

Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

by Jebediahs

Posted Image

#7 the Inventor

the Inventor

  • Lures the Redcoat staff to ToR's boiling point!

    Posts: 446
    Joined: 10-June 09
    Member: 6351
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:31 PM

Thank, Svelte for this great review.  :thumbup:
It does indeed look much warmer than the other modular buildings.

the Inventor

#8 lightningtiger


  • Gungans taste like chicken

    Posts: 21406
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:34 PM

Thanks 'Svelte' for this highly detailed and AWESOME review of an AWESOME set. :grin:
Let me ask you, I your opinion could a down escalator go in there, my observations say yes, then it would be just like my local Myer's department store at TTP which is as old as me (over 40 years, yep I'm old). :wink:
It also appears to me that there is room to add more merchandise and display fixtures on any of the floors - I'm still going to design that basement for this !
Thanks again for a fun and informative look at the GE, I must say it almost comes close to the GG.
Keep on bricking everyone ! :sweet:

#9 The Cobra

The Cobra

  • RA Anniversary that 'jumps' in once a year

    Posts: 1509
    Joined: 17-March 08
    Member: 2895
    Country: Italy

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:34 PM

This is better than "outstanding". Thanks for this terrific review!
Most overread phrase on S@H: "Sorry, item is not available in this country: Italy."

Quick Links: My introduction topic -  My first sets - My LDD MOCs. My Brickset: Have list - Want list. Reviews archive: see About me page.

#10 Etzel


  • Me Want Ducky!!!!

    Posts: 2995
    Joined: 30-January 08
    Member: 2625
    Country: Sweden

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:35 PM

Excellent review, Svelte! I had really fun reading it :laugh: :thumbup:

The Grand Emporium sure looks good. The amount of tan and lot of useful pieces makes it interesting from a part perspective. I will have to wait and see what this will cost in my country before I decide weather or not to buy it.  It will probably be quite a bit and there are a lot of other LEGO that I plan to buy this year :sceptic:

#11 brickme


  • Dead Messenger

    Posts: 557
    Joined: 24-June 09
    Member: 6489
    Country: USA

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:39 PM

Wow really outdo yourself svelte. (aside from shaving)  :tongue:   Anyway this set looks spectacular! Can't wait to pick up a copy.
"A lie is a lie. Just because they write it down and call it history doesn't make it the truth. We live in a world where seeing is not believing, and everything you know is wrong." -Woods
Playing as Louis Harrison, a Police Officer in Bob's Red Scare Mystery.

#12 Erdbeereis


  • Not short in real life

    Posts: 6882
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:41 PM

Another awesome review, thanks Svelte. :thumbup:

This really is a beauty of a set, lots of great parts as well. I'll maybe try to get this one.

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials

#13 Bonaparte


  • Christmas Moose

    Posts: 14983
    Joined: 22-June 06
    Member: 822
    Country: Belgium

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:42 PM

Wow, this set is just unbelievable  :wub:

Even tough I'm not a City collector I've been buying several of these modular buildings because I just can't resist buying them. This shows that there are people in the LEGO Company who are extremely talented. And I'm very thankful that these people are allowed the creative freedom to make something as awesome as this. Thanks!!!

And a special thanks to Svelte for making this review. So many pictures and each of them available in high-res... that must have taken a lot of time and devotion.

This is a review worthy of this set!

Want to find out more about our Reviewers Academy? Just click the logo.

Posted Image

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide

#14 Rufus


  • Schnell! Schnell! Kartoffelkopf!

    Posts: 5057
    Joined: 15-July 09
    Member: 6705
    Country: EU

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:49 PM

Wow, what an absolutely delightful review!  Svelte, you have outdone yourself here.  It's witty, informative, with colourful, descriptive language and  beautiful clear pictures demonstrating every little detail of this amazing set.  I was alternately laughing and gasping throughout.


These windscreens are an interesting choice of piece for LEGO to revive, appearing as they do in only 3 sets in the late 90s - will we see it in some other upcoming set?
10212 Imperial shuttle windscreen??  But then it be mahusive.

Hats off to Berard for another modular masterpiece.  Ever practical Rufus has only one concern:  two up escalators, how do the poor devoted Lego shoppers get back down?  Or do they remain trapped for eternity in the Toy department?  Worse things could happen!

#15 prateek


  • Study hard!

    Posts: 10419
    Joined: 09-July 05
    Member: 426
    Country: Canada

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:50 PM

Wow! A great review, and an even better set! This is one of the best modular buildings yet, with GG up there too. IMO, leave Jamie alone :tongue:  :look:

#16 Svelte


  • We miss you Schmelt!

    Posts: 5208
    Joined: 11-July 07
    Member: 1768
    Country: Australia

Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:55 PM

View PostRufus, on Mar 4 2010, 07:49 AM, said:

two up escalators, how do the poor devoted Lego shoppers get back down?  Or do they remain trapped for eternity in the Toy department?

It's the perfect sales model! :laugh:

#17 Ricecracker


  • Stormed Out

    Posts: 4681
    Joined: 25-November 07
    Member: 2221
    Country: Canada

Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

View PostSvelte, on Mar 3 2010, 04:39 PM, said:

...Suck it Ricecracker - I told you it was dark tan :wink:
Lalalalala I can't hear you
Posted Image

Want me to point out all of your typos and grammatical errors? :devil:

Great review, Svelte. Thanks.

This set has an amazing parts selection, and is incredibly designed. My hat is tipped to Jaimie; I think it's time for another appreciation week! :laugh:

#18 BlueBard


    Posts: 2225
    Joined: 21-February 08
    Member: 2796
    Country: Spain

Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:29 PM

A wonderful and nicely detailed review as usual, Svelte!  :thumbup:

#19 Loganwan


    Posts: 246
    Joined: 15-January 09
    Member: 5011
    Country: USA

Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:18 AM

Thank you for the review.  I can see that this set is as good as I was hoping it would be.

The three bley parts you did not recognize are faux hydraulics.  It is the arm part that extends from the inside of the main body of the tube.  Personally I think there is someone that says they are going to make a part and will give a cash bonus for anyone who can put a new part into their set.  :)   We see the internal of the hydraulic here, and the external part is used as an exhaust pipe for the Pig Farm's tractor (7684).
How many bricks can a Eurobrick brick, if a Eurobrick could brick bricks.

#20 CP5670


  • In search of litmus paper

    Posts: 2520
    Joined: 02-February 08
    Member: 2646
    Country: United States

Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:23 AM

As always, excellent and funny review. I haven't been a big fan of the modular buildings in the past, but this is the first one I think I'm going to buy. It has a more modern look and feel than the previous modular sets and arguably has the best interior detail we've seen so far. A department store is also something that has never been done in any normal City set.


It's pretty classy. Not the kind of store to put you through a metal detector and body search on the way out. And yet it is strangely unattended... FINALLY THE THIEVES OF LEGO CITY HAVE SOMEWHERE TO STEAL FROM! All those years of enormous Police HQs are justified, retrospectively. I'd like to see the thieves sneak out that bowl in their pockets.


Maybe they could use the security camera from the City Corner. I guess that sport equipment is more valuable than these fancy clothes. :tongue:

#21 Brickus


    Posts: 985
    Joined: 17-July 09
    Member: 6717
    Country: Australia

Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:26 AM

Thanks for the excellent review Svelte.

#22 FinalFeature


    Posts: 564
    Joined: 04-March 10
    Member: 9792
    Country: USA

Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:40 AM

Thank you for the review Svelte!

#23 slimninj4


    Posts: 216
    Joined: 26-September 08
    Member: 4005

Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:46 AM

just bought it today. Huge box and loving the details.

#24 Piranha


  • Tag! You're it

    Posts: 4405
    Joined: 07-April 07
    Member: 1506
    Country: USA

Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:08 AM

Thanks alot Svelte  :hmpf_bad: now you have made me want this set  :grin:
Great all around review, nice commentary and great pictures.


Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines | Index of helpful tutorials | Eurobricks FAQ

Posted Image

#25 Corvus


  • ¡ʎpuɐɯ ɹǝʌǝɹoɟ

    Posts: 3134
    Joined: 29-March 07
    Member: 1483
    Country: USA

Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:21 AM

Thanks for this absolutely beautiful review, Svelte! The pics were very informative, and your review was humorous, as always.

The GE is a lot better than I thought it was. When I first saw it, I thought it was fairly bland and unimpressive compared to the other modular city sets. However, this is a beautiful set, both inside and outside. The parts selection is also amazng. :wub:
True happiness: looking inside the box to see a perfectly flat instruction manual.

Posted Image

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users