Jump to content


Review: 8403 Family Home


  • Please log in to reply
67 replies to this topic

Poll: How do you rate this set? (117 member(s) have cast votes)

8403 Family Home

  1. Poor (4 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  2. Below Average (5 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  3. Average (32 votes [27.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.35%

  4. Above Average (46 votes [39.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.32%

  5. Outstanding (30 votes [25.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.64%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#51 Dfenz

Dfenz

    Posts: 478
    Joined: 03-March 07
    Member: 1419
    Country: Ireland

Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:31 PM

View PostWout, on 14 July 2010 - 08:28 PM, said:

Thank you for the nice review with many pics. :classic:

If this set will only be around 38 euro I would be very happy.


If its any comfort it was €36.99 in Smyths Irish stores. Not sure if this is indicative of pricing elsewhere.
Posted Image Brick.ie - The Irish Association for Adult Fans of Lego

#52 MatthewUSA

MatthewUSA

    Posts: 323
    Joined: 12-March 07
    Member: 1446
    Country: United States

Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:22 PM

Thank you so very much for this review.  This set looks like a great addition to any City/Town layout.  Definitely a set I would add to my collection and possibly MOC.  I can't wait for this set to arrive to the US.  I am happy to see TLG finally released a set that reflects the bygone "Town" days.  A time when TLG made homes and cottages for the theme.  I hope TLG keeps this trend alive in the years to come.

Model On!!

#53 Mrlegoninja

Mrlegoninja

    Posts: 1535
    Joined: 09-July 10
    Member: 11901
    Country: United States

Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:50 AM

Thanks for review! :classic:
I love this set :sweet: !
I will probably buy two when it hits stores in the US.
:yoda: :yoda: :yoda: :vader: :vader: :vader:

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted ImagePosted Image

                    

Murdered Day 8 as former Armed Forces member and Spider ward member Dudley Eisenhower in Def's Doctor Bloodbrick's Asylum.-Insane
Thank you Jebediahs for that great paper doll!

Died as Congressman Aide Maxwell Touns in Bob's Red Scare Mystery-Town

Died as Pub Owner Mrs. Le Goninja in Def's The Coming Darkness-Town

Died as Pet Store owner Jack Montgomery in Bob's Suburbia
Currently playing as the 40 year old teller Richard Sexton in Hinckley's Red Moon Two!


#54 Klaus-Dieter

Klaus-Dieter

  • 4-Wide Kerfuffler


    Posts: 3115
    Joined: 11-May 07
    Member: 1588
    Country: Germany

Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:52 PM

Thank you very much for this great review, Rufus! :classic:

I voted for

outstanding

Con:
-no ladder up to the tree house
-computer screen instead of TV screen in the kitchen (why not another sticker?)
-sofa only fits one minifig
-seats too high in comparison to the too low tables
-no bathroom/toilet
-no additional daughter
-no bicycle
-no car
-no car port or garage

Pro:
-complete family
-lovely garden with tree house and bbq
-awesome exterior and interior design (kitchen, living room and bedroom)
-solar panels
-terrace with sun chair
-skateboard
-mailbox
-street lamp
-a lot of accessory

Although some few things could be done better, this set is all in all absolutely amazing! It offers nearly everything a decent family house should include! And it's the first family house after many decades.
A really, really good turn of TLG! More civlian buildings on!


Klaus-Dieter

#55 Galaxy Explorer

Galaxy Explorer

    Posts: 260
    Joined: 28-April 09
    Member: 5929

Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:34 PM

Thank you for a very nice review! I think this is my most anticipated set this year. I saw a couple of these on the shelf at Target yesterday, but held back since I'd rather pick it up at the Lego Store and use my VIP points. I don't mind the color scheme, but I hope we see more different colored houses in the future. The interior of this house is pretty impressive, although a small bathroom would have been nice. Overall, this looks like a nicely balanced set (plenty on the outside, plenty on the inside) and I'm looking forward to adding this to Otisburg.

#56 r4-g9

r4-g9

    Posts: 252
    Joined: 08-June 10
    Member: 11300
    Country: ab canada

Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:41 AM

View PostRufus, on 13 July 2010 - 11:57 PM, said:


As far as I'm aware it's only available from Smyths Toys (UK and Eire) so far.


http://www.flickr.co...l-lego_set_news

#57 Wout

Wout

    Posts: 2656
    Joined: 29-March 07
    Member: 1485
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:13 PM

View PostDfenz, on 14 July 2010 - 10:31 PM, said:

If its any comfort it was €36.99 in Smyths Irish stores. Not sure if this is indicative of pricing elsewhere.

Thank you, than It's here maybe a bit higher.
Duke of Equestria

#58 EpicXDFail

EpicXDFail

    Posts: 28
    Joined: 16-July 10
    Member: 12046
    Country: USA

Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

Looks like another great set! Especially because it's modular, and it's smaller than the others, so it should be a bit cheaper :D.

#59 craym0nk

craym0nk

    Posts: 66
    Joined: 14-March 10
    Member: 9911
    Country: Australia

Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:37 PM

View Postgreg3, on 14 July 2010 - 06:54 PM, said:

Cool looking set! My little town needs smallish houses like this as I think the creator/modular buildings are just too big!! (more realistic I know, but in my "reliving my childhood" world, Lego buildings shouldn't have back walls!!!) :grin:
Hah! If it was like *my* Lego childhood world there would only be 2 houses, single story with all walls. One blue & white (mine), the other red & yellow (my little brothers). That's all we had as far as bulk bricks went, the first 2-3 brick courses in one color then switching to the other, no roofs. Good times, all those bricks are safe & sound in my parents basement, will take them back one day.

Anyway, sorry for the hijack, really hard to stop myself from taking trips down memory lane around here. Great review Rufus, looking forward to picking this set up, has some nice little features. Hopefully I can get 2-3 on sale and build up something more substantial that will fit in with my modulars, yet still retain the feel & details.

Edited by craym0nk, 19 July 2010 - 04:39 PM.


#60 romdam

romdam

    Posts: 99
    Joined: 30-June 10
    Member: 11742

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:23 AM

Now this is a nice set that fits nicely in my old school, 1980's town.  And no bulky 6 wide car!  Great set!

#61 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Gungans taste like chicken


    Posts: 20906
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:41 AM

Now what's wrong with 6 wide cars ? :wink:
1980's eh ? :grin:
This build uses 6 1x5x6 panels, the houses from the 1980's were all brick built !
Actually I like both worlds the new and old, now come on August, in fact I think it's mid-August (I better have a word to my usual Toyworld store I visit) so I can get my hands on this set.
Keep on bricking ! :sweet:

#62 Set Sprinter

Set Sprinter

    Posts: 20
    Joined: 13-July 10
    Member: 11971
    Country: Poland

Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

This year City sets are GREAT!  :classic:  Beautifull house, nice tree...

Thanks for very good review.

#63 alex54

alex54

  • CC reducer, city expander


    Posts: 1415
    Joined: 01-December 05
    Member: 560
    Country: France

Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:17 PM

Hey ! I know that I’m a bite late on this review…
But I would like to share my impression about this set.

I’m glad to see TLC releasing such a set! In fact, this is the first time for a longtime now that we don’t have a set without vehicles, flirck missiles or other adventure features. We’ve got a classic house.
This house is built on the same way that the pizzeria in the city corner or the shop in the construction site are. So, this is a good point if you want to expend your city with actual sets.
This is really a modern version of houses that we’ve got during the good old time!
We’ve got some nice furniture (I really like the long chair) but also some other not that good, like this poor designed BBQ! TLC has already made some better version, really!
So, I’m very happy to see this kind of sets in the city line! I hope that it will sell well and we will see other sets like that in the future.

But on the other hand, I have to admit that personally, I don’t find this house really exiting.
I mean, the target of this set is the kiddies. So, when you have tasted sets like café corner, green grocery or grand emporium, this one looks very empty and basic, without anything special.
I mean, I don’t want a house with a lot of architectural details, but it seems that TLC makes some more detailed and sophisticated vehicles in term of design (just look at those new tractors, the last construction vehicles, the taw truck from 7642…). I think that “limitation” has an economical origin (reducing the number of pieces but having an impressive house for kids).
But I know that I will buy one of it just for few parts (sausage, long chair and green garbage), the rest will be a parts pack.
So, I really see this set as it is: a good LEGO house for children, nothing more, but nothing less too.

Posted Image                        Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


#64 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Gungans taste like chicken


    Posts: 20906
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:44 AM

Quick note to you all, this set is now available at S@H...in Germany....though ! :hmpf_bad:
39 euro's is the listed price (I don't think this has been spoken of yet - the fact it's now available S@H).
Keep on bricking !  :sweet:

#65 Zapp Brannigan

Zapp Brannigan

    Posts: 5
    Joined: 05-April 10
    Member: 10150
    Country: Canada

Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:11 AM

Actually, this is not half of a house, it is a full, complete house. Note the finishing roof tiles on the very top of the roof. Lego buildings have always been designed to have an open back to maximize playability. Regarding this topic, I disagree with you, but other than that, great detailed review. If you want to add a TV, you can simply hang a 4x4 black plate from the ceiling, in front of the sofa and table. Also, with that empty room in the top floor, you can add a bathroom, or a bedroom for the boy. The final picture with the kid spying is very funny! :thumbup:  This set is now available in Canada for $54.99 CAD.

View PostZapp Brannigan, on 12 August 2010 - 01:05 AM, said:

Actually, this is not half of a house, it is a full, complete house. Note the finishing roof tiles on the very top of the roof. Lego buildings have always been designed to have an open back to maximize playability. Regarding this topic, I disagree with you, but other than that, great detailed review. If you want to add a TV, you can simply hang a 4x4 black plate from the ceiling, in front of the sofa and table. Also, with that empty room in the top floor, you can add a bathroom, or a bedroom for the boy. The final picture with the kid spying is very funny! :thumbup:  This set is now available in Canada for $54.99 CAD.

Edited by Zapp Brannigan, 12 August 2010 - 01:10 AM.


#66 marvinblue

marvinblue

    Posts: 326
    Joined: 26-June 07
    Member: 1717
    Country: Australia

Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

View PostIain, on 12 July 2010 - 07:29 PM, said:

Great review - this is a very nice set, I would have loved this when I was 10 but I'm not sure yet if I will add it to my collection.

Some of the details in the review and the close ups are excellent so many thanks for posting
I concur completely with Iain. Many thanks for reviewing and sharing this set with us all.
"Where's the Ka-Boom?! There's supposed to be an Earth shattering Ka-Boom!"
"If I were you, I wouldn't dig into the past. I lived in some of that past, and I got out for a reason." - Homer J Simpson
"My blessing always available, but no guarantee!" - Dalai Lama


My Brickshelf Gallery

My BrickSet Collection

My "Would-like-to-have-list"!!

Aussie Lego Forum      Come check out where the Aussies hang out!!

#67 Ravenclaw2010

Ravenclaw2010

    Posts: 99
    Joined: 18-August 10
    Member: 12674
    Country: Scotland

Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:02 PM

I think this is a great set, and comes at a reasonable price. I like the minifigures. The bedroom looks awfully dark, and the living room has no t.v., but apart from that this set is pretty good. A great review, and I love the little story, especially the last picture!
Paul Linden

#68 yumiyoshi

yumiyoshi

  • NOT a disciple


    Posts: 212
    Joined: 23-December 09
    Member: 8697

Posted 20 November 2010 - 11:27 PM

Bought this set today and it looks very nicely on the shelf.
It's more simple than the Creator houses, but still I like the style: it reminds me those narrow japanese houses and I like it a lot!!

Thanks for the beautiful review! :D
Posted Image





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users