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This was the first set I got after the Central Perk set got me back into the game that is LEGO. I had no idea what I was in for! The Friends one was fun to build but this was fantastic. I really loved building all these little intricate things for the first time. I had had no idea things could look like that. The exterior, for most of the modulars, is the main draw, and that's the case with this one. The interior IS lovely, though, don't get me wrong. Many complain about the lack of books in the book shop but I find it plenty sufficient. The green stairs are so gorgeous. The rooms are so great and efficient. I think my favorite is the little townhouse, though. It reminds my wife and I of our own little apartment in NYC and is really quite cute. The bay windows in the front is probably my favorite feature on any exterior of any modular. I got some cheap LED lights and lit it my own way instead of buying one of those expensive packs, see for yourself how it turned out. It's all so beautiful and was a heck of a way to get into the modular scene. I bought a great many after this, the Diner being my personal favorite, but this one is still terrific.
Response from LEGO SHOP
12 July 2021
Jon, LEGO® Customer Service
What fantastic photos! Thanks for taking the time to share your review with us, we really do have the best fans!
A fantastic set filled with a charming complementary colour palette and excellent exterior detail. The dark greens, lush browns and gold tiles create a real bookshop 'feel'. The subtle touches tie in with the Autumn setting with great effect - yellow & orange leafs on the ground, a pumpkin growing in the garden ready for Old Hallow's Eve. But it's always the little details that make this theme stand out: the black armchair, "Moby Brick", a warm fire place. Though it is a shame that the Grandfather clock can't be easily detached from the interior wall.
To my surprise, an extra Lego minifigure's head popped up in bag 6 whilst building the house. It appears to belong to a ghoul or ghost from the hidden side theme. An intriguing feature given the set's setting around Hallowe'en season!
Overall, this was an enjoyable build, if your relatively new - or returning to Lego after a long time - I would go for this set.
I am a huge fan of the modular builds so it was a no brainer for me to get this one when I saw it. Especially as before I started being obsessed with Lego I was an avid reader - definitely past tense as I haven't picked a book up for about 3 months now which is so not me. Anyhow, on to the actual review.
There are lots and lots of little details within the buildings themselves and, for me, discovering those is what makes the build really exciting for me. I don't really research a kit before buying it or examine all the pack images omce it is in my sweaty little hands so builds like this with loads of little internal details make me "squee" whilst building. Definitely lots of that going on with this build.
First off the external looks of this set are excellent and I even like that pesky Birch Tree (although I would have liked a set of optional green "leaves" for it instead of it being permanentily autumn). Nice to have an actual residence next to the store instead of just retail outlets, depending on how you display your modulars you could separate them out as they just Technic pin together.
The internal stairs in the Bookshop are built, which I always enjoy. Yes, it is repetitive but something soothing about doing the same motions again and again to produce a finished look. They also look better finished than the premoulded ones.
Even better there are NO STICKERS! Where detailing is needed it is preprinted - heaven for my sausage fingers.
Number Of Pieces: 2504
Approximate Price Per Piece: £0.06
Build Time: 6.5 Hours
It is really great idea to have this modular in the series but they are way too small, area inside the houses are so small that barely you can fit someone there. But when you buy two sets you can build two different building and that makes much more sense and it even looks much better. Lego you should consider this;)