The Upside Down is LEGO set 75810-1. It has a score of 90. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 5 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 13 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 14.12% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Stranger Things.
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Since the Upside Down is just a spookier version of the real world, you are essentially assembling the same build twice. This might seem like it would get old fast, but the details throughout either world is what keeps LEGO builders and Stranger Things fans entertained throughout.
As a stranger things fan, i immediately purchased this set. I am happy to say that the finished product looks outstanding! The level of detail is great at the back, featuring 6 rooms, each filled with many nods the show. The light at the top is also a nice touch. The front also looks just as good. Although the layout is the same, there is a lot of differentiation between the normal house and the upside down house. The fact that the actual set can be turned upside down is a creative idea relating to the show. From first glance it looked as if the set would become wobbly and unstable. However, the two trees on each side are designed well enough that the set is really strong. It is very easy to turn the set over itself. Hopper's car also stays in place firmly when it is upside down. All 8 of the mini figures are well designed, especially for Dustin and the Demogorgon. It would have been nice to see Jonathon, Steve and Nancy included though. The set also contains a mini figure stand, which does look slick with the logo. However it can only hold 4 figures. My only other small complaint is that the 5 pillars at the front of both houses don't connect well to the roof. Although its a nitpick, i found it a little annoying whilst building. However, the rest of the build is really fun! It took around 9-10 hours to build. Overall i absolutely love this set and i think the designers did a good job with having good ideas and ensuring that there was a great level of fan service. I would recommend this set to anyone who is a fan of stranger things and big sets. Although the price tag is quite high, the level of detail makes this set hold a good value in my opinion.
It's easily up there with my all time favourites. The price is not cheap, but I think it's excusable. The parts included are superb, and there's enough to build a very decent house for a street, even if you don't use the parts for the Upside Down half. This set is sure to sell like hotcakes, and will fetch a great price on the secondary markets when it retires in the future.
In summary, the positives still outweighs the negatives by a large margin. Looking at the value and creative inspiration that this set brings, it's definitely in my top 10 sets to buy in 2019. The set tries to capture 2 seasons worth of materials with a bonus season 3 easter egg so fans will appreciate all the details included in the set. It's not perfect but it's definitely worth checking out.
The set employs interesting build techniques, has some great new parts on the Minifigures; it's also a build unlike anything I've built before, with a truly original layout and amazingly creative design. I'd even go as far as to say it's one of the best sets I've built in a few years.
Although I am not a big fan of the series I have seen it and the set has reminded me of a number of episodes. The minifigures are really well done, especially those that have new hair elements. I also like the fact that the boys use the new articulated short legs.
Other than the few niggly comments about minifig hair I raised in part one I really have no other complaints at all. It's one of designer Justin Ramsden's finest. Even the price of $199.99 / £179.99 / 199.99€ feels very reasonable for a 2,287 piece model with eight minifigures.
The Upside Down delivers nostalgia and fun in heaps. This is the most fun I've had building a set and its details since the excellent Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks. This is the first time that I'm aware that LEGO has built a significant portion of a model upside down, much less withstand repeated flipping without a hitch. I can hardly imagine LEGO having attempted this set a few years ago, or if they had, pulling it off nearly this well. The continued influence of fan designs and fans-turned-designer on the LEGO company's official sets is paying off in a big way.
In all, 75810 The Upside Down is not an Ideas set, nor a Creator Expert one. It borrows from both themes' identities and creates its own indelible mark on the current LEGO roster - this is a detailed, skillful recreation of its source material, offering a new direction for LEGO building. The LEGO Group has been making noises for a while about targeting the older LEGO fan, and this is a pretty solid set to back such sentiments with.
The price tag of $199.99 may deter folks from immediately picking it up but I would say it is worth it considering you're getting over two thousand pieces and eight minifigures. There's also a lot of new pieces and also existing parts in new colors.