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REVIEW: Education 9385 Sceneries Set


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#1 xinbei

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

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This is the first time I do a set review, so please let me know if u want to know any more info of this set. Also I hope the images are showing fine for you...
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Name: Sceneries Set
Year: 2011
Piece Count: 1207
Catalog reference: Bricklink
Minifigs: 0
Price: $84.95 USD
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I guess the education sets are a bit different from the others. First it comes with such a box:
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In addition, it does not have printed building instructions in the box. I found some pdfs on the official website (though it seems to only include part of the instructions for the models shown in the official images): LEGO Education -> Click "Resources"

Opening the box:

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The bags:

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Close-up views for the parts:

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These might be among the most interesting parts of this set: a lot of Magenta 1x2 bricks, glittering dark pink 1x1 bricks and trans orange 1x1 bricks:
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Lime, orange, pearl-gold etc

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Yellow and light tan:
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White:
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Reddish Brown:
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Red:
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Pink and misc:
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The build is relatively simple so I will just show its finish stage and some details. Although some models are not in the online pdfs, you can easily make them by yourself.

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Close-up views:
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I like the gingerbread house:
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Kitchen stuff:
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The garden:
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There are no mini-figures in this set, but these figures(do they have an official name) are also cute:
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I am not good at rating but will try to:

Parts: 9/10 (It has a good lot of pink selections as well as the other bright colors, which is the main reason I purchase this set)
Playability: 8/10 (It looked quite simple at first sight by an AFOL, but I started to grow on this set when building)
Design: 8/10 (Can not say too much about that but it seems to be a very decent educational set)
Price: 8.5/10 (Got it @Amazon for $70 - not bad for a 1200 piece set, and there are quite some interesting parts)
Overall: 8.5/10

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Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy this set!

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BTW: I am done with posting. If any moderator can remove that "(to be continued)" from the title of my post, it will be greatly appreciated!

Edited by Rufus, 27 April 2012 - 07:44 PM.
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#2 Arigomi

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

I think the most interesting builds are the chairs made using the car fenders.

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#3 Aanchir

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:19 AM

This is a nice set with lots of nice parts. I am surprised by the appearance of Transparent Pink Glitter parts here, as I was not aware that color was still in production. You really do learn something new every day!

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#4 JackJonespaw

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:23 AM

Wow! I'm considering buying this for the pieces alone.

#5 Skalldyr

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:57 AM

II must admit, I would like to play with that set. the brickfigures are so cute.  :wub:
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#6 xinbei

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:46 AM

Hi,

Here are some models that I have made out of the 9385 bricks:

Luxurious bathpool
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California King size bed
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Roast/boil the turkey on the kitchen table
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Floor patterns:
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Windmill house:
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#7 streifen

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

thanks for the review!

There are some interesting colours in there.
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#8 viracocha

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

Very nice girlish set! :wub: Must have!

#9 Legobrandon

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the review! I've always wondered what the Education sets looked like. But do you have to be a teacher/educator to purchase this set? And taking a quick look at the site, they do offer some pretty awesome deals on bulk parts such as plates that are on clearance for around $5.

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#10 Legocrazy81

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:40 AM

Pretty cool set. The pieces in here are great, trans glitter pieces?! I've never seen those before. This is a great parts pack, albeit an expensive one. Great colors, too.
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#11 just2good

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

Excellent review for such an obscure set, 'xinbei'! :thumbup:
This set is a great deal. $85 for around 1200 pieces? Yes, please! :laugh:

#12 Hiawatha

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

Great review! This set is an amzing parts pack! :classic:

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#13 xinbei

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

View PostLegobrandon, on 21 March 2012 - 08:02 AM, said:

Thanks for the review! I've always wondered what the Education sets looked like. But do you have to be a teacher/educator to purchase this set? And taking a quick look at the site, they do offer some pretty awesome deals on bulk parts such as plates that are on clearance for around $5.
I purchased it in Amazon for $70:

http://www.amazon.co...32452055&sr=8-1

Lego education website does not prevent you from checking out, but it is more expensive ($84.95). But maybe LEGO sells this set with the printed manuals though?  :wacko:



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