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70437-1

Mystery Castle

Mystery Castle is LEGO set 70437-1. It has a score of 76. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 6 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 29.91% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Hidden Side.

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70437-1 Mystery Castle

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We calculate the average rating when we've found two or more scored reviews. This set is average compared to all other sets. Read more about the ratings distribution chart here.

Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2020 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.1, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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Average PPM for System in 2020 is 15.39. PPM for this set is 16.67, which is worse.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.89 / 5 → 98 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: yes 88 / 100 → 88 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: meh B+ → 80 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: no 2 / 5 → 40 / 100

Unscored reviews

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: meh

Bricksfanz Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 70437-1
Name: Mystery Castle
Parts: 1035
Minifigs: 6

Retail price (USD):
Original: 99.99
Inflation adjusted: 99.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.10
Inflation adjusted: 0.1

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 16.67
Inflation adjusted: 16.67

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Recommendation: meh 4.89 / 5 from 17 reviews

I got this awesome castle kit for my niece. She lives it! It's really cool! You can get the app that goes with it, to make playtime come to life! It has a kinds of neat features that makes this product fun and challenging to play with. I definitely recommend this product!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 17 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 88 / 100

70437 Mystery Castle was reviewed in issue 70 of Blocks Magazine.

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Just2Good

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Recommendation: meh B+ → 80 / 100

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Recommendation: no 2 / 5 from 1 review

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: meh by Flynn

The Mystery Castle will be a nice addition for anyone looking to add a reasonably priced spooky castle to their collection. It doesn't have the color splash of the Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion, but the inclusion of lots of light blue colors in the transparent pieces and stickers keeps it from becoming boring. The astronomy tower in dark tan with its curved roof and large telescope makes for a nice accent to help this castle stand out from its predecessors.

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Bricksfanz

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Recommendation: meh by Adam White

It's an interesting looking set, which doesn't really look like a castle, more of a mansion of sorts. In fact, there aren't any turrets instead there are pointed spires which use single moulded elements. One thing I do find annoying with the build was the constant need to keep turning the entire set around between build steps. One minute you're putting something on the front of the Castle and the next step has you flipping it around to add something to the back and then over to the front again. This was way more excessive than most builds. There are numerous stickers featured in the set, but they are easy enough to apply on most surfaces and do add much-needed detail. Although it lacks the play features compared to other Hidden Side sides, the additional AR functions are a fun bonus. It will certainly make a great addition to any spooky scenes this Halloween but is generic enough to also be integrated into cityscapes.

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