I’m going to make this one short and sweet, but there’ll be lots of pictures.
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Like I said, I’m going to try and make this one short and sweet because it’s hard to review trash sometimes.
Okay, describing it as trash may be a bit harsh but there’s one thing that always bugs me about some LEGO sets, no matter the theme. It’s loose junk. And this set not only comes with one box of loose junk, but it comes with two. This one’s a box of fruit: two apples, two grapes, and two…. chili peppers? Is a chili pepper a fruit? Weird.
The other is the cash box. Which is really a headscratcher. It literally just sits on the side of the stall.
it’s not too terrible. I do like the printed 1×1 round tiles that serve as jar lids. The trans pieces are nice too and add to the effect of jarred goods. My favorite elements is probably the printed bee tile.
Now, let’s say you didn’t like the main build. Or you bought two of these bags and wanted to build one as the alternate model. Well, that model sucks.
It’s not turned into a… waffle stand? And the stuff on the side there? What is that? The phone, a ketchup bottle, and one bunch of grapes? I don’t get it. Is that supposed to be something? This thing is stupid.
But what about the minidolls?
I have to admit, Mia looks pretty great. The colors are nice, printing is sharp, and the details are just right.
According to Bricklink, this Liz mini doll is actually listed as a “micro doll”. It features that same fantastic hairpiece I first saw on Day 1 of this polybag project, 30588 Kids’ Playground. The micro doll is pretty nice. I guess it’s the Friends version of kid minifigs from regular System sets. It’s great, but not great enough to save this set.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! Look, I know it may seem hypocritical of me to thumbs-down this set, when the very first set I reviewed that featured the Chun Li hairpiece was given a thumbs up. But the other minifig from 30588 Kids’ Playground was pretty boss too. All the loose stuff that’s just put in these crates and boxes are just more annoying than anything, and the alternate build does nothing to the experience.
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