Since Brick Insights began indexing LEGO reviews we've added 401.6 reviews each week on average. That's a bit misleading since thousands of reviews were added in bursts, but still - that's a lot of reviews! This page shows you what happened this week, since 2019-08-16. You could say it's a week of reviews in review if you wanted to be a bit cheeky.
These sets have received extra attention, with multiple reviews for each of them. They're all from 2019 or 2020 and ought to be available for purchase.
by Adam White for Bricksfanz With all the other sets in this first wave of the theme, this is one set I've paid the least attention to, but it's actually a cool little set. The build is fun and the end result of both vehicles is great. I would have like to had a little more play functions in the set, the expanding suspension is fun but doesn't really do much, but it is a well done function.
by CapnRex101 for Brickset News 70421 El Fuego's Stunt Truck is probably my least favourite of the six Hidden Side sets which I have assembled. The absence of transformation functions is rather disappointing and I think these models seem bland when compared with others from across the theme. The motorcycle is particularly lacking in detail, relying almost exclusively upon stickers.
4.5 / 5 by ttpm We like how this allows kids to keep one hand in both the physical and digital worlds. LEGO building is still part of the play experience, but the app enhances and extends the play.
5 / 5 by amazon.com Please be aware the Hidden Side Legos may not be compatible with your mobile device, IPad or chrome book. This was a bit disappointing for our child to not be able to fully interact with two sets he received for his birthday. We have since been able to correct that and he just loves them.
5 / 5 by amazon.com This LEGO series is so cool. I haven't even tried the AR component. The ghoulish sea captain and albino alligator are two of the coolest elements I have seen in a while. The shrimp boat itself is charming and the splitting shipwreck feature is perfect!
5 / 5 by amazon.com This is a great set for a young Batman lover! It comes with 3 bags and instructions. There js also a Batman and Joker figures and some weapons. This isn't the most difficult build but also isn't the easiest so a younger builder might need some help.
4 / 5 by Jay for Jay's Brick Blog This is a fantastic set that's very easy to recommend for LEGO Harry Potter fans. Even at full-price, it packs amazing value, and with LEGO retailers being quite aggressive at discounting sets (it's on sale on Amazon constantly), getting it on sale makes it an even better deal.
5 / 5 by amazon.com Great set for goblet of fire fans easy to build Took me 27 minutes to build figures are nice set is Nice excellent price overall great kit
by Chris for The Brothers Brick There's no question that this set is sure to hook hardcore Disney fans. The Disneyland Railroad is an iconic part of the magic kingdom experience, and was near and dear to Walt's heart. It's difficult to fit that kind of experience into a box, but this set has perhaps come as close as it's possible to get. Even though I don't consider myself a Disneyphile, I found myself a bit nostalgic for the park and wishing I'd ridden the train last time I was there.
by CapnRex101 for Brickset News LEGO and Disneyland have been closely associated with trains for more than fifty years and 71044 Disney Train and Station represents an excellent celebration of this shared passion. The locomotive appears highly detailed, surpassing almost any previous steam engine, while the carriages offer ample room for minifigures to ride on board. I am particularly pleased by their increased width and hope that will be replicated in future sets.
by Tim Johnson for New Elementary I didn't have high expectations for this set. I'm neither a Disney fan nor a train fan. However, this was an enjoyable build, and I have a lot of fun piloting the train through the Powered Up app. In addition to that, the station is splendid and full of Easter eggs and references, and the minifigures are beautiful, especially Minnie.
by Graham for Brick Fanatics 71044 Disney Train and Station is an absolute must-buy for those who love the Disney theme parks. For families who have recently been to Disneyland or are planning a trip, it is a perfect way to reminisce or build anticipation together. Beyond those audiences, it is still an excellently realised set that builds a charming train and visually appealing station, sprinkled with Disney magic. All aboard…
by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran for The Brick Fan Overall, the 1,070 piece LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) is a decent set with a ton of little details from the Friends TV show. The minifigures are very accurate as well showing off just a sample of their numerous outfits throughout the series. Fans of the show may be more inclined to pick up this set even if they haven't collected LEGO before.
by Elspeth De Montes for New Elementary Don't worry, this set is a great looking coffee shop. Simply buy the set and ditch the minifigures, sell them for half the cost of the set on the secondary market and keep the set for an awesome price! It's a great build plus those who only build MOCs will like the parts.
by Adam White for Bricksfanz One thing I like about the Hidden Side theme is the nice mix of builds. There is a decent mix between vehicles and building. The Shack is a fun looking little set, without the haunted elements it would fit nicely next to the Old Fishing Shop set and I've seen a few people hoping to add it to their own LEGO city displays. It also pairs nicely with set 70419: Wrecked Shrimp Boat. But as a set of its own right, it fun to build and has a lot of simple details with add up to a great looking set. The Hidden Side elements are also fun, particular the slide out section.
5 / 5 by amazon.com I loved how much detail is on this set and this is an amazing set and I totally recommend it if your building an Lego city or looking for a Lego building set 😀
by CapnRex101 for Brickset News 70422 Shrimp Shack Attack is undoubtedly among my favourite Hidden Side sets, striking the perfect balance between mundanity and fantasy. The restaurant looks quite realistic in its standard form and I like how the designer has hidden its transformative features while also suggesting that Newbury might be under some negative influence, based upon the dilapidated aesthetic of certain buildings.
3.9 / 5 by amazon.com I loved this set for the science/spooky aesthetic, but be warned- this set is likely to cause upset children and annoyed parents. The app is only available f,or a limited set of phones and tablets (they are listed on Lego's site) but really that is academic. The app itself is unlikely to work once you have installed it. I have a google pixel and through reinstalling it multiple times and rebooting the phone I managed to get the AR part to work for a few hours. However, it eventually stopped working again. The theme is fun, but don't let your kids get into the app. It will produce frustration and misery. Also note- Lego sadly has a terrible track record of supporting their apps long-term. SIGH. Step up your game, Lego!
by CapnRex101 for Brickset News Countless fantastical characters populate The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and 70848 Systar Party Crew excels in that regard, featuring exclusive versions of three notable heroes. Each variant differs dramatically from the standard designs, reflecting the garish Systar System environment, but these characters still capture the essential features of Benny, Unikitty and MetalBeard.