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- February 24th, 2019Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Yabba Dabba Doo!!! Prehistorically Perfect!I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis set is all about the details. If you can name more than the four major characters from The Flintstones, you are likely a fan like me. These cartoons were a part of my childhood, but unlike so many properties these days, there were not Flintstones toys lining every shelf. Besides children's chewable vitamins and cereal, I never really got to play in Bedrock. This set is the perfect realization of this page right out of history in your own hands. The Car- though not foot-powered like the animated version, the Flintstone family wagon is brilliant. The design and decal-free details take shape quickly and with four seats for all the included minifigs, you'll be off and rolling right away. The custom-cut fabric rooftop for the car is perfect. There is plenty of satisfaction and play value after finishing the first poly bag in this set, but the remaining five bags will go by quickly as you build the stone ranch of Fred and Wilma's homestead. The House- The first couple bags establish the foundation, but the finishing touches are brilliant. A major challenge of the Lego system is to create curved, organic models from bricks that lend themselves so naturally to straight lines and symmetric designs. The IDEAS team really came through with rounded sides and a clever removable slanted roof. Once built, you realize just how iconic the exterior of the Flintstones' home is. You didn't even know that the shape of that slab hut was seared into your memory, but the house you just built is the perfect match. Details abound inside and out. The stone-hewn television set, the couch and coffee table, sabre-toothed-tiger-print curtains, the front door, telephone, standing lamp, kitchen sink, bowling set, coconut tree, vegetation that ACTUALLY LOOKS like it only existed at the time of the dinosaurs, the empty milk bottles on the front step, and the mailbox complete with Family name chiseled in iconic typeface. Finally, there is an inside joke about the set depicted on the television screen- a news story that actually says exactly what the Flintstones fans will be saying when the set is complete. That's all I will say here. The final shape of the house is perfect. It's a three-sided design; compact to say the least. This is not the Simpsons house, but for the size and price point, it works. There is a closed-up display mode and a fold-open play mode. Easily remove the slanted roof that fits perfectly into place around the stone-covered chimney and fold out the two floor pieces to use the interior for play. The MiniFigs- Fred and Wilma come in the first polybag; Betty and Barney come in the second-to-last. These are all perfect minifigs, colorful and accurate. The ladies have two expressions, interchangeable with the twist of the head. Fred and Barney only get one expression each, but they are cave men after all. Betty's hair seems influenced by the live-action film version versus her celluloid counterpart, but she is no less lovely. The Build- I didn't really time myself. I assembled this set while distracted with parenting duties and I tend to build on the fast side. With kids and newer builders, this could take several hours, but the six step-by-step polybags are manageable size if the build needs to be broken up into multiple sittings. Lots of tiny pieces to create the slanted roof and details. No decals in the set. All details are printed onto the pieces. Packaging- I am never disappointed with the IDEAS boxes. Beautiful package art and a bright yellow theme, fold up lid for easy access, and large enough space to easily store the set without complete teardown. (I didn't try very hard, but to close the box you may have to remove a small portion of the chimney and the top of the tree). Of course, the instruction manual is IDEAS quality. Bonus piece! How many orange Lego tools do you have in your collection? The handy extractor included in this set is uniquely colored to match Fred's necktie! I am sure somebody at Lego had to lobby hard to convince the factory to inject a different color of plastic into the mold- clearly out of love for the character. Thank you to that person! Value- It's overall a great value. A solid model with lots of play potential once completed. It's on the pricey side for the number of pieces and wouldn't it be great for this model to be bigger or to include some additional figures? Sure, the criticisms are easy, but SO MUCH has gone into this set! Maybe we'll get lucky and see some follow-up sets! Or other Hanna-Barbera properties! I likely never would have asked for a Flintstones Lego set, but when I saw it, I knew I needed it. Now I have rediscovered another childhood joy to share with my kids. With a giant side of bronto-ribs!Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty2.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 2 hrs 45 minsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55The Flintstones
- April 16th, 2019Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Yabba-Dabba-Doo Buy This Set!Levy |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis was such an amazing set to build. As a longtime fan of Hanna-Barbera, I'm glad someone finally came up with the brilliant idea to make The Flintstones! It was such a great time to build it while also watching The Flintstones on my Boomerang app with my Google Chromecast. This set is totally worth the price and will be loved by all ages! I highly recommend it!Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty3.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 30 minsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55The Flintstones
- February 24th, 2019Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Yabba dabba dooMuffler |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfI couldn't resist this set, I was brought up on the the Flintstones so to get a Lego set is fantastic, the box alone is great, looks good and you can open it without damaging it, their are 6 numbered bags and the build is simple enough but fun, love the new colours brick separator as well. The finish is so nice it almost looks real I think thats thanks to Andrew Clarks use of the SNOT technique, no stickers in this pack just nicely printed tiles. the 4 mini figures all look good and Fred's car is fantastic really clever design especially the wheels it looks so good and runs smooth. The Flintstones house although small has some nice details like the leopard print curtains, TV & lamp, the removable roof is clever and holds together well even at the angle its on, and the outside rocky detail is a nice touch. All in all i'm really impressed with this set it just looks so good!Play Experience4.0Level of Difficulty2.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 1 hrsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55The Flintstones
- February 23rd, 2019Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Yabba Dabba Great!cmpwat |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis Ideas set is a brilliant set for any Lego, or Flintstones, fan! The small details, like the rocky chimney, the milk bottles and the bowling ball and pins are what makes this set come alive. Those that questioned where Dino is will have that question answered when you build this set! Fred’s car is a masterpiece, only let down by the lack of hole in the floor! The fact that it moves like the ‘real’ car is a wonderful touch. This is a well thought out and well designed set!Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty2.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 1 hrs 30 minsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55The Flintstones
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