As someone who has visited Japan, speaks the language, and is a fan of most things Japanese, I immediately picked up this set and it doesn't disappoint. I love all the little details from the neon lights of Shibuya crossing, to the Sensoji temple, and even the brand new Tokyo Sky Tree! So many unique pieces and colors, which might make it a bit challenging for younger fans of LEGO (especially all of the different colors for Shibuya crossing), but honestly this would make a wonderful display piece for anyone. And for anyone who doesn't know what the various landmarks are, the build guide actually explains them all. Highly recommended!
I love this set. It is so fun and detailed, bringing a great amount of colors, wonderful buildings and techniques used, and excitement whenever I look at it. I thoroughly enjoyed the build, and I am very happy with the standard no-stickers within the architecture line. Though pagoda and gate behind the two cherry blossom trees are not named, I feel they add more detail and interest than trying to make them fully-fledged; they add to the display without taking away from the other pieces. The set is fun to look at I feel (though I have never been to Tokyo, and may be speaking out of turn) that the set is very representative of Tokyo.
As the title says, overall I really like this set. Tokyo Tower and Mt. Fuji in the background are very well done. I also love the cherry blossom trees.
My one complaint is with the Skytree. The white beams that are pictured are rubber and can bend pretty easily. Tow of the ones I received had a bend in them so I put them in back. Also, the top of the beams don't attache to anything, they just sit inside the cone at the top. Between that and then bending, it makes it very hard to achieve a nice uniform look. This part of the model could have been done better.
Overall I'm still glad I purchased it.
Response from LEGO SHOP
31 January 2020
Emily, Customer Service
We're sorry to hear there was a problem with two of your pieces. Head over to LEGO.com/service/replacementparts to request new ones.