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  1. Small pieces on a large set = detail. Small pieces on an already small set = frustration, hard to see ‘details’ and smallness for the sake of smallness. Think about it. Did mini-modulars equal more detail than the original regular size modulars?
  2. When I handled the pieces, the feeling was (at least to me) smaller than 3/4 the size of a comparable Lego piece. I felt as if I needed a loupe. Not fun. And, I actually think you sacrifice detail when you reduce the size of the pieces.
  3. The packaging and the book that accompanies these sets are just beautiful. However, I found the pieces are too small for me to enjoy the build. I’ve sent one of the sets to another Lego architecture fan to get his take on it.
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    Lego Architecture 2020

    Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Sets designed for a souvenir kiosk at the airport. I have every architecture set. But, probably won’t have any more.
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    LEGO Creator Expert 10271 Fiat 500

    Will it be available with a tow truck and several dozen flat tiles you can place underneath it to represent all of the various fluid leaks?
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    Lego Architecture 2020

    Ordered all three FLW sets available from Atom Bricks. I enjoy building and the subject matter is more important to me than exclusively collecting one brand. I have all the Lego architecture sets, but that’s ended with the announcement of a boring large White house and the continuing release of what has come to define the architecture series.....skyline sets that look like they belong in a souvenir kiosk at the airport.
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    Lego Architecture 2020

    Thanks for the info. A welcome development. I suppose there are those whose first priority is Lego and then there are those of us whose first priority is interesting builds, regardless of the name on the box.
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    Creator Expert 10270 Modular

    The previous post is the perfect review of 10270. Thanks for being able to express it in a clear, coherent manner.....something I was struggling with. But, you nailed it. Thanks.
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    Lego Architecture 2020

    Okay, I’ve often wondered what would make me abandon my OCD, completist attitude towards the architecture series. I chased down Marina Bay Sands at an inflated price from an eBay seller in Japan. Well, I’m not wasting my time and money chasing down 21055. I’ll probably skip 21054, too. I’m disappointed in a White House rehash when there are so many other buildings than would be a better choice for a large, new release. You can start with one of the many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. The Chrysler building. The Biltmore in Asheville, NC. The Gateway Arch in St Louis. Some of you know me and realize there’s never been a place for mini-figs in my modular collection/display. They’re all dismembered in a large plastic bag. I may buy 21054, assemble a few hundred mini-figs with little protest signs in their hands and surround 21054 with them. Then again, I may not. Disappointing.
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    Creator Expert 10270 Modular

    I think the bookstore provides a nice diversity of size in the overall modular city. I’ve come to the conclusion that while it’s not too small for my modular city, it is too small to be the annual modular release. It would have been a nice mid-year surprise as opposed to being our annual release. It was reasonable to expect something more significant (larger, grander) for the annual release than what we got. While I’ve expanded BB, GE and TH, I’ll probably leave bookstore as is. I suppose some years are better than others.
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    Creator Expert 10270 Modular

    Absolutely right. I’m guilty and admitted that much in a Lego review on their website. One other reason I buy extra sets is when I think the size of a building doesn’t match its stated purpose. I expanded the BB to 64 wide and added a story. The TH was expanded to 96 wide with an added story. The PR was left ‘as is’. I haven’t felt a need to do that with Lepin sets as most of them I like are single purpose buildings that have the presence of a Grand Emporium or Palace Cinema.
  12. Nice of Lego to honor Manchester’s second best team.
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    Creator Expert 10270 Modular

    This is totally subjective by the very nature of my comments. I can say they ‘mailed it in’ because I can look at the picture and thumb through the instructions and see it doesn’t have any place in my city. I’m not part of the ‘everything that Lego does is awesome’ cult. My comments are purely my opinion. I make no claims they are based in ‘fact’. Not trying to be objective, just opinionated. Just stating preferences. No need for the usual knee jerk reaction of defending whatever Lego produces. OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE CLAIMS An objective claim is a statement about a factual matter-one that can be proved true or false. For factual matters there exist widely recognized criteria and methods to determine whether a claim is true or false. A subjective claim, on the other hand, is not a factual matter; it is an expression of belief, opinion, or personal preference. A subjective claim cannot be proved right or wrong by any generally accepted criteria Okay, so I took the advice from some and built the cute little house. Granted, it has some interesting construction techniques that I haven’t seen on other modulars. However, we only get one modular building a year. I expect something with a lot more impact. This would have been okay as a ‘mid-year’ bonus modular. But the bookstore and the under sized house are not what I expect for the annual main release. The bookstore has been done better by an AFOL (and, subsequently, Lepin) and the house is, well, extremely undersized. I’m wanting a single themed 2,500-3,000 piece annual release that has a more substantial presence in a modular city.
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    Creator Expert 10270 Modular

    This is totally subjective by the very nature of my comments. I can say they ‘mailed it in’ because I can look at the picture and thumb through the instructions and see it doesn’t have any place in my city. I’m not part of the ‘everything that Lego does is awesome’ cult. My comments are purely my opinion. I make no claims they are based in ‘fact’. Not trying to be objective, just opinionated. Just stating preferences. No need for the usual knee jerk reaction of defending whatever Lego produces. OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE CLAIMS An objective claim is a statement about a factual matter-one that can be proved true or false. For factual matters there exist widely recognized criteria and methods to determine whether a claim is true or false. A subjective claim, on the other hand, is not a factual matter; it is an expression of belief, opinion, or personal preference. A subjective claim cannot be proved right or wrong by any generally accepted criteria
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    Creator Expert 10270 Modular

    This is totally subjective by the very nature of my comments. I can say they ‘mailed it in’ because I can look at the picture and thumb through the instructions and make my subjective decision without wasting time on building it. I’m not part of the ‘everything that Lego does is awesome’ cult.