This is the LEPIN 21005 – Emerald Night Real Experience from our lovely customer nickname Ralf Scholz at Germany.
After many long weeks waiting (since the beginning of September), the first LEPIN 21005 Emerald Night has arrived today. I ordered it on Sundays at LEPIN Land, 5 days delivery time is absolutely fine.
With all the big packages and bags of the last few weeks, the package seems to me to be rather small But there are only just over 1000 parts. In total, there are 25 sealed bags and a ziplock bag with the base plate, stickers, axles, and hoses. Let’s see what the carton has in store for us.
First comes the construction manual to light. This was unfortunately bent 90 ° but has not taken much damage
And the back
The stickers have survived the long journey without injuries
and still look good on closer inspection
The rubbers for the drive wheels are here, unfortunately, white/transparent and not red as the original. The material feels good and durable.
The base plate for the Wagon, Premiere for LEPIN.
And also the couplings with a magnet are new to LEPIN. The magnets make a good impression, a comparison with the original follows.
The minifigures are getting better from set to set, through the bag the pressure and hair look perfect.
The chairs are unfortunately still different from the original but are easy and inexpensive to replace.
Here’s the bag with the dark green parts. Again, everything looks top, unscathed and good.
And the last interesting bag before it starts building. This includes the windows, also premiere for LEPIN and give no cause for complaint.
First, come the minifigures, these are in the last bag with the number 25.
The quality of the figures is again an increase, everything sits as tight as it should. The arms and hands can be put together well and audibly snap-in. These characters are as close to the original as any before, at least of which I’ve seen so far.
And also the back delight
The rest from bag # 25
I build with the original construction manual (PDF / iPad) and have to say – LEPIN is much better here. On the Danish digital construction manual, black, brown and reddish brown are indistinguishable. You can forget counting naps as well, so bad is the quality of this digital BA. I wonder, however, where LEPIN have the template for their BA ago?
The first gears and crossbars are already installed
If I have seen it correctly this is about half the length of the locomotive
So slowly form comes into the thing
Looks nice and long
Next comes the combustion chamber
The type of attachment, I think very nice. The combustion chamber is simply pushed onto the crossbar
And then locked up.
Everything is still very noppig and angular
That changes now
Unfortunately, this construction phase has already ended
Continue with the wheels. Oops, already done. That was fast now
The locomotive is including buffers 34 nubs long and I think that it is still as interesting as the Grand Carousel. There is plenty of room for improvement but everything in its time
Now the tender is being built
The tender is not really a challenge …
… rather a quickie. But it was nice
Incidentally, it is inclusive buffer 18 nubs long.
Now comes the last part, the wagon.
The windows are not cleaned! Still look good
And also this part goes back way too fast
Because I’m already finished again …
The length of the wagon is 34 knobs incl. Buffer.
The train in full length
What must complain about it also: The suitcases do not close and so is constantly the whole laundry on the platform, very annoying.
Supplement. The problem has been resolved, see below
The two 2×4 plates were left. There are no losses to complain, everything was fine, nothing was missing.
A list of things that are different compared to the original can be found in the thread Differences between Knock-Off and Original
Well, was a nice evening with this set and certainly not the last. Replenishment is ordered.