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#26 Holodoc

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:22 PM

Thanks, dunamis for this detailed review!

Now my two cents:
Im also, like a lot people here, worrying about the color-problem and the trans-clear bubble. Like I wrote in another thread, Im going to contact Lego about it. So its waiting and hoping...

I am still a bit upset why they used the green baseplates. It would have been so simple to use dark gray instead. :-|
Nice to see some unfamiliar bricks, like the frogs and the lime cherries.
I would have appreciated the grocery store a lot more:
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But maybe this is contained in some other buildings in the future? :'-)

In june were going to see the new garbage truck working...
but -
wait!
Somebody just cared for that!
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*sweet*

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#27 oo7

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:25 PM

View PostNorrington, on Mar 17 2007, 02:06 PM, said:

Did you just say guesstimate? GAAAHHHH!!! I hate the word 'guesstimate'!!!
I think someone's been watching a little too much Family Guy......

But, personally, I do hate all portmanteauxs......it's so stupid.

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#28 Commander Wolf

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:11 AM

Very nice review!

This set is second on my "To Buy" list after the 10183 UTB.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:22 PM

Great review dunamis!
I have no questions to ask you about the model.
Its all there.
Just the way you want a review to be.
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#30 Zaktan of the Shadows

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:39 AM

So you finally got it eh?

Its awesome!!!  X-O  I really like the ski gate design. All of it looks very good. I need it.

Thanks again!

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#31 Ickelpete

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:36 PM

I have just received my Cafe Corner na dI have got an old style box with the ripping side tabs and lift up lid.

I was a bit disapointed as I wanted to see the new style boxes but having looked a Dunamis photos the art work in identical

I wonder if this is a regional thing.

Does anyone else here have the standard box.

#32 ImperialJohn

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:24 PM

JEP - I've got the standard box
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#33 Mr Hobbles

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:26 PM

I really cant wait until this set arrives in my mail.  The only thing holding the order back is the Street Sweeper and it's making me really antsy!  Come on Shop@Home!

All those bricks...drool.  So beautiful.

#34 UniqueBuilder

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:30 PM

Nice review! I will certainly buy it. *wub*

View PostMr Hobbles, on Mar 21 2007, 10:26 PM, said:

All those bricks...drool.  So beautiful.

It's actually spelled "*drool*".  X-D



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#35 alex54

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:39 PM

I've got it and build it!
This set is bigger than expected, and looks better (like some of us said before) in real than in pics.
I will not speak about the quality problem, because everyting has always been told...
It's fantastic to build this set, because you learn some technics that you don't know when you're not a talented mocer, like me. This is the first time that I've built with a snot technic (for the "hotel"). And now, I've got the knowlege of corner building, I've got the power >:-) !
And anybody said a word about the opening window for the caf. Nice! ANd those windows are new pieces, aren't they? Because I never see some 1x4x6 glasses. In the Peeron inventory, they show a 1x4x5 glass...

But now, I don't know what to do for my town. In fact, I can't put this set in my town, because it's too big compared to my other houses... I don't know if I will try to build houses like this one (need a lot of pieces...) or I will continue to make smaller houses, with the "original town scale"... Maybe I will do a compromise. I've got a lot of work with my town, and I can't do anything, cause I don't have my bricks with me (just the new sets), so frustrating...

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:33 AM

Wow!That set looks great, before I liked Lego, I liked trains, town, architecture, e.t.c and from my view point, that set has amazing playability, architecture, its just so dang cool! *y*  *y*  :'-)

EDIT:now lets not forget realistic!
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#37 Cabby

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:29 PM

Wow !  8-

Thanks for the full review !  *y*

How fascinating a coincidence it's finally available when i'm totally broke ?  :'-(  :-|

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:37 PM

View Postalex54, on Mar 25 2007, 11:39 PM, said:

I've got it and build it!
This set is bigger than expected, and looks better (like some of us said before) in real than in pics.
I will not speak about the quality problem, because everyting has always been told...
It's fantastic to build this set, because you learn some technics that you don't know when you're not a talented mocer, like me. This is the first time that I've built with a snot technic (for the "hotel"). And now, I've got the knowlege of corner building, I've got the power >:-) !
And anybody said a word about the opening window for the caf. Nice! ANd those windows are new pieces, aren't they? Because I never see some 1x4x6 glasses. In the Peeron inventory, they show a 1x4x5 glass...

But now, I don't know what to do for my town. In fact, I can't put this set in my town, because it's too big compared to my other houses... I don't know if I will try to build houses like this one (need a lot of pieces...) or I will continue to make smaller houses, with the "original town scale"... Maybe I will do a compromise. I've got a lot of work with my town, and I can't do anything, cause I don't have my bricks with me (just the new sets), so frustrating...



Yes, what is the deal with the opening window? Is it like a fire door or a secret door or something?
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#39 alex54

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:03 PM

View PostSkinny Boy, on Mar 26 2007, 07:37 PM, said:

Yes, what is the deal with the opening window? Is it like a fire door or a secret door or something?
The opening window is just for people who work in the caf, they can bring the drink to the customers outside without using the door. That's all! :-D

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#40 gylman

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:21 PM

I have been building this in the last few days. The colour issue is not significant as far as I can tell.  In Canada, I have the new style box, and it is a big improvement.

The mold-marking in the windows is a nuisance, but minor compared to the beauty of this set.

I like having the interior empty.  I can fill it myself. A bar on the main floor, a desk and office on the second, not sure what I will do on the third.

It is really great. There is no comparison between this set, and any Town set ever made by Lego. It's like a new company took over "the brick" with totally new ideas. This is clearly a set designed for AFOLs.

TLC has been listening to us!

Thank you.

#41 Mr Hobbles

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:08 PM

I received mine this morning.  I have to say it's the LEGO set I've been waiting for since I was young!  I always hoped LEGO would release something like this.

The whole building is very well made.  Before my set arrived, I was wondering how the 45 degree corner was done as I'd played around in MLCAD and couldn't get it to fit without pushing the outside walls away.  However now that I've built it, it's really quite simple.  The containing walls where they touch the corner are actually either round or log cabin pieces.

I really like the way the hotel sign is made.  It's fairly normal up until you get to the E and then they use a SNOT technique.

The only bad point is the tediousness of placing all the tiles for the CAFE part of the pavement.  1x1 tiles never sit exactly square and if you don't take your time it ends up looking like a dogs dinner.  But that's the price to pay for such a high level of detail.

Also when you're building it, make sure you're on a flat hard surface rather than a carpet.  If you aren't, then when you build each level it won't sit exactly flat ontop of the floor below.

#42 Zaktan of the Shadows

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:08 AM

I'm not probably gonna get this, so could some one tell me if this sets stairs are all completley made of 2x4 bricks? Thanks.

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#43 dunamis

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:28 AM

The first floor stairs are made of bricks as you can see here (far right):

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The second floor stairs use this piece:

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So much LEGO, so little time...

#44 prateek

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:32 PM

how about some finished set pics *y*

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:55 AM

I... have to have that set.
Oh, and thanks for the review.


#46 Zaktan of the Shadows

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 05:57 PM

Okay, thanks dunamis!

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:33 AM

This thing is simply insane *wub* !

Who would have ever thought that LEGO would give us something as utterly and overwhelmingly beautiful as the Cafe Corner.  And to think, there is still the Eiffel Tower, as well as the other mystery set to look forward too.  I shutter at how awesome this stuff is.

Between this, the Falcon and the return of actual Castle minifigs, this year is looking incredible!  Awesome review BTW.



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Posted 13 January 2008 - 03:20 AM

WOW what a FANTASTIC SET!!!!(and review ; )
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#49 Iced

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:28 AM

That is a great set I am in the process of building a big version using six of the sets for my train layout

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:36 AM

A very good set, anyone who likes town should have it :-P .




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