Well I definitely had a Yabba Dabba Doo time building, rebuilding and at the end expanding the whole set to pleasure the eye even more but let me focus on the set itself first. The whole build wasn't difficult, took about two hours and have to say that the way the whole house was designed, just love it, not too big, not too small, just the right size plus the technique used to finish it off, perfect, together with the car very pleasing to the eye and catches your attention straight away.
Once finished, like many others here, I was slightly disappointed there was no Dino, Pebbles and Bamm Bamm minifigures but thought to myself, there's always something that can be done, probably won't look exactly like in the TV Series but lets have a go and try!
Once I custom build the kids (sadly no chance to somehow create Dino) I thought, hmm.. a bit crowded here, how about another house for the Rubbles so I've bought another set but this time decided to build the house in the mirror reflection with some changes (windows, roof, colour of the door and curtains) so both wouldn't look exactly the same.
When I finished with the house I knew straight away there was no space in the car for the whole bunch anymore so off I was going through my parts and thinking how could I make that car bigger and basically ended up creating something different.
I decided to give the other car to the Rubbles but now think this probably wasn't the best idea.. :)
When I thought I was done my 5 year old daughter came up to me and asked, 'Daddy where are we going to bowl..' so I said 'Well darling, we're going to have to figure something out' and off I was again.
There was not a lot of Light Bluish Gray bricks left in our spares, but at least enough to somehow do the front so it could match the rest, go with the darker colour inside and we had are small Bowling Alley ready, she was absolutely over the moon and could't wait to have the first round!
Absolutely loved the Flintstones as a child so this really brought back some nice memories and without all the additions this is still a lovely display piece!
Would definitely recommend!
I've had my eye on this kit for a couple of weeks and when purchasing some other kits to complete a theme I decided to just grab it. I'm really glad that I did because it looks great built - although it did lead to constant singing of the theme song (fortunately only in my head as I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket).
You start with building Fred's car and it has the rack of ribs from the opening credits which amused me no end. Although not geared it does work as a pushalong so has genuine play value. The house itself is really detailed and the roof is a triumph of engineering and really reflects the cartoon house. This is definitely based around the cartoons and not the live action film (thank goodness) and was a real nostalgia trip for me. Some nice little touches with the bowling set and the TV.
Fun build that looks great on display.
Number Of Pieces: 748
Approximate Price Per Piece: £0.07
Build Time: 2.5 Hours
Bought this as soon as it was available. Loved the Flintstones and this is just like it should be (although I would have liked a Dino!!)
Daughter's and myself took our time to build, the car was fun as was the house and the internals of it!!
Very happy with purchase!
Response from LEGO SHOP
8 March 2019
Emily, Customer Service
Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear that you've enjoyed the set.
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