This is the LEPIN 15034 – Potter Corner (MOC) Real Reviews from our lovely customer nickname Stefan Freud at Germany.
- Thread (with numerous photos) to the competition of Lepin (has occupied there 2nd place)
- Model: LEPIN 15034
- Construction manual (as PDF) ; also available as individual JPGs on request
- (English) Quick-build video and review of “Mark and Nicolas”) (the review starts at minute 7)
- (English) Video review of “Brick me up Scottie”
- Released in Sept. 2017
- Parts: 4110 (without minifigures)
- Minifigures: 10
- Weight: 2.73 kg (pure building weight , ie without base plate, minifigures, instructions & packaging)
- Construction time: about 10 h
Actually, I just wanted to write something in the introductory thread, but it was once again too much text, and more and more Direction Review, so here as an independent thread.
Started towards the end of Nov. I could only start in the last few weeks with the bit by bit structure, which takes about ten hours and is almost complete.
When looking at the existing photos, yes, some as I myself have wondered, because now the many parts are installed in this set, because our sense is often “better” than you would think. During the last few days I was able to “solve” this puzzle during my construction, and to anticipate it in a diplomatic short form: Everything was done – at least from my point of view – so that packing would take as many working hours as possible.
Anyone who has already looked at the initially linked threads and video reviews certainly remembers that this house is very compact and also houses a thematic restaurant on the first floor. Now you can be quite divided about a lot of small floor tiles (as we already know from the wine bar) , but there are also a lot of “stupidities” in this set that clearly show that Lego is currently revising submitted proposals clear nose. And even with Lego’s there are often known optimization needs and opportunities (keyword Farbenkasterl, which was recently also the “hero of the stones” an issue).
Although Lepin has brought the set to market in a slightly different version compared to the proposal submitted to the competition, it still has a lot of potential for improvement (possibly even deliberately, since a large number of stones sounds very impressive, especially if you also have the 4.000 hurdle “crackles”) left lying. But before I even more “schwafle” just a few pictures, all of which relate to the gable room.
The first three images taken from “Brick me up Scottie” video review (because of my dim lighting situation) show the actual (and thus completely different from the submitted proposal) interior of this room:
Since you can not remember everything about the abundance of details and “problem” or “optimization zones”, I have taken seven excerpts from the instructions and annotated the most important “curiosities”.
As you can see, you could solve a lot more cleverly both the number of parts and the simplification of the construction manual and “usability”.
As always, the question remains whether the set is recommended. It’s a bit like the video reviewers, because the weak spots are just too obvious, and yet I have a definite yes!
- Quite typical building for the core of a relatively homogeneous small town of central, northern and northwest European settlement area
- Fits in size quite well to some other houses from the Lego Creator Expert series
- Removable floors or parts of buildings as well as two folding building parts
- Very detailed and quite modifiable
- High (small) number of parts and variety, and therefore excellent spare parts dispensers
- Construction sections and corresponding numbered bags
- Building fun given by the variety as well as the many details and colors
- Numerous figures
- No stickers, only prints!
- Quality of the stones, window glasses, minifigures and prints, but also color fidelity and clamping force correspond to what is known from other current sets of the same manufacturer
- The average price of the (relatively small) parts basically corresponds to that of other large sets of the same manufacturer
- The house entrance to the “lift”, and just this
- The garage is missing a rear gate and in the proposal submitted pictured small (st) dare
- The water tank on the roof is completely inappropriate for such a building and is said to appeal to shoppers in North America & Co.; Moreover, it’s happier during assembly, so it’s best to omit it right away
- The extremely cramped space in the entire object; The minifigures can hardly be placed inside the building
- Second floor can only be removed with care, because the connection between the individual parts of the building is not optimal
- The fall ladder of the small attic room above the ice cream parlor into the room below with the “model” of Hogwarts
- Despite the execution as a corner building, the building is due to the lack of sidewalk in front of the ice cream parlor only limited use as such
- Thematically it remains unclear who is responsible for the table and the two loose seats in front of the workshop
- Although the large glass front of the garage allows a nice insight into this, it is ultimately unsuitable
- Not for the “just” buildup, as it requires a lot of attention
With my set there was a broken (!) Windowpane (when trying to insert into the frame broke off a corner) , at least one missing component (the (arched) grille for the indicated large door behind the bar in the themed restaurant) as well as numerous surplus parts. The spare parts bag did not have to be opened. For many 1×1 tiles the spine was still present, but just so scarce that you did not necessarily have to remove it before installing.
I recently ordered another copy myself. From the two packs then an “improved” model is created (at some point I will try to enlarge it in width (ie “inflate”)) and incorporated into my nascent city, while the “rest” of the urgently needed enlargement of my (Lepin) Will serve parts collection.
Ps: I hope in the next few days to be able to create your own photos, for which I first reserve another post.