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Guarded Fortress

Guarded Fortress is LEGO set 71362-1. It has a score of 85. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 2 scored reviews and 5 reviews total. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Super Mario.

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71362-1 Guarded Fortress

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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 0.11, 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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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

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: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: no B → 70 / 100

Unscored reviews

Bricksfanz Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh

The Rambling Brick Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 71362-1
Name: Guarded Fortress
Parts: 468

Retail price (USD):
Original: 49.99
Inflation adjusted: 49.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.11
Inflation adjusted: 0.11

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 from 4 reviews

As good as the starter course really is, this Guarded Fortress Expansion Set is a great way to expand upon it. It provides hours of fun for my 8 year old and he just loves it. The interaction with the free app and the physically challenging aspect of it with the characters and lego pieces makes the complete set a winner. A real must have for any Super Mario and Lego fan!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 4 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: no B → 70 / 100

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Bricksfanz

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Recommendation: meh by Adam White

I like the idea of the set but there are a few niggles. The build process was very confusing, I assume it could be a mistake in the digital instructions as technically the app is still in an unreleased state. At one point I had a bag of elements left and it jumped ahead three bags for no reason to build something minor. With no mention at any step about returning to those leftover elements. The set all comes together in the end but I can see it confusing younger builders. The action of flipping the Piranha Plant back into the warp pipe is rather hit or miss, although once you do manage it, it feels even more of an achievement. Finally, the end flag is an amazing way of capturing the motion from the game and should have been included in the starter Course set. Landing LEGO Mario on the platform to raise the goal pole flag is very satisfying but loses a little magic as there is no Action Brick to provide that iconic end jingle. However, the joy of these sets is being able to mix and match elements from each set to create the perfect Mario Course.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: meh by Graham

Pretty much every set in the LEGO Super Mario theme feels overpriced for what it is, not offering enough in the way of a game and not being as satisfying as a model as a regular LEGO set to justify the cost. It's the case here again with 71362 Guarded Fortress Expansion Set, although for those who are sold on the theme, it will fit in well with established aesthetic.

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The Rambling Brick

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Recommendation: meh by Richard

With 468 pieces has a similar part count as Toads Treasure hunt, and King Boo and the Haunted Yard. Each have different things to commend them, and I think this will be a difficult personal choice for some. that said, this is the mid priced set of these three – priced at AU79.99, 49.99€/USD. It feels tightly packed, compared to Toad's village, and offers a little more action, in my mind, than the haunted Yard.

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