Main Square is LEGO set 60271-1. It has a score of 62. This is bad compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 0 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 11 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 3.53% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in City.
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Main Square (60271) is a huge set. However, the value of the set is only satisfactory when compared to sets overall. City sets tend to be pricier than other themes though. Once you get past the price, the set is a lot of fun. I enjoyed several of the builds because they look good or provide me with inspiration. Additionally, the set has 15 Minifigures, some of which are currently unique to the kit. Finally, Main Square is also a family friendly experience. Each build has its own manual, and there are varying levels of difficulty. Therefore, you can easily sit down and have a family build night with this set. I enjoyed this set more than Capital City and City Square from years past.
I started of as a cynic, but I have come to appreciate the details included in this set. In its primary goal: presenting a set to be build by a family working together, I think it is excellent. As useful additions to a LEGO City layout – it provides some new builds, that have not been presented in sets in recent years.
The helicopter comes with a little net, the concert has stage lighting and a blue haired singer on stage, even the city diner burger restaurant has little burgers for stools! Truly wonderful details from trees to statues and lights. LOTS of build time for this set. Easy instructions, all the pieces are always there! Take it one bag at a time :)
While there's a lot in this set, there's not a lot of substance. Younger kids will probably like it and the minifigures are decent, but for me, the set was disappointing. It's overpriced and just feels rushed. If you're a fan of the LEGO City Adventures show, you may want to pick it up, but for everyone else, I'd give it a miss. Save your money and go for a modular. Either that, or wait until it goes on sale.
Don't get me wrong, the set is a lot fun for kids thanks to the sheer amount of stuff you get – vehicles, minifigures and buildings that it's a great playset, and my 4 year old thoroughly enjoyed playtesting it when we had it in her LEGO pile. But for AU$279.99 / US$199.99 it's not worth the money at all, and there are better LEGO sets you could buy that are either better value, or much more fun and appropriate.
At the end of the day, if you're a younger builder or a City Adventures fan, you'll probably be happy with this even at full retail. If you're not in those demographics, wait for a sale, or pick up some City sets that focus on just the sub-themes that appeal to you.
This is a tricky set to offer an overall opinion on. Is it overpriced? Yes especially as it's so connected to a show aimed at kids. Does it feel like a random collection of elements which would have been better suited to smaller sets? Again yes, but they are all aspects of things you'd find in a city environment and are no more disconnected than other similarly sized LEGO City sets. Yet it's worth remembering the target audience for this set is younger LEGO fans and they will love bringing their own LEGO City Adventures to life with this.
The age recommendation of 6+ reduces the complexity of construction techniques which the designer can implement, both 60097 City Square and 60233 Donut Shop Opening shared the same age recommendation and features far greater detail. Additionally, the price of £169.99 or $199.99 feels expensive, despite the extensive range of models included. The exclusive minifigures may appeal to fans of LEGO City Adventures but I would not recommend this set.
If what you want are small sets that adds atrezzo to your city diorama, and complement those that come in “Donut Shop Opening" (60233), “City Square" (60097) and “City Corner" (7641) this is a good set to get, without great expectations but for that purpose gives good results. If instead you are looking for a city set because you like the theme, and/or because you want to enjoy with its bricks, unfortunately I cannot recommend it, I think it lacks some details to enjoy the construction and even improve the gameplay.