Lego Creator – Beach Hut (31035) Review

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Lego Creator – Beach Hut (31035): It’s good to back into reviewing sets again. Life has been quite hectic for me and some Lego is the perfect way to unwind. This week we have another Creator series, but it’s actually a fairly nice and detailed beach house. Compared to the tree house though this feels more like a playset with how it gets split up, and compared to some of the more advanced City sets this is just not enough to be a set I’d want for myself.

 

Time to Knoll: 16.5 Minutes

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Time to Build: 20 Minutes (Build 1)

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Time to Build: 20 Minutes (Build 2)

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Time to Build: 26 Minutes (Build 3)

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Metrics:

  • Pieces: 286 and 50, 53, 62 Steps – for the First, Second, and Third Builds (53, 54, and 67 Pages)
  • Price: $29.99 on Lego and $27.68 on Amazon
  • Weight 307 grams
  • Combo Points: (7X16X3X1) = 336 points
  • Volume (Based on Blob length/width/height): 64mm x 96mm x 67.2mm or 412.9 cm³

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Scores:

  • Uniqueness: 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Aesthetics: 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Fun to Build: 2 out of 5 Stars
  • Hoarding: 4 out of 5 Stars

 

Spectrum:

 

What Else?

So this model came with a surfboard, which invariably led to the question in my mind of whether or not this would float. Being plastic, Legos are generally able to float – that is of course until you start adding too much mass with too little surface area. So of course I setup the massively complex and scientific TopBrick Water Habitat system to test the surfboard.

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And as you can see it actually managed to stay afloat – then it was time to move onto our tame Minifig and see if he could manage to stand on the board as well. It took some balance but we got him to be upright.

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Sadly as the color change indicates he did just sort of sink. However there was a possible silver lining here as this set came with two kinds of legs – one for a child as shown in the picture below. If you are wondering it is about 6.033mm shorter.

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So we put him to this final test, but the as the results show it seems to be fruitless, and it seems that surfing minifigs will have to remain within your imaginations.

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Remix: So for this weeks remix I made a floating whirlygig city where my only missing part was a door and brown stick (although most things were hidden in the belly of the city.

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Final Thoughts: While I have no major issues with the pieces or idea of the set, I do have to don my marketing cap and ask who this set is for? It’s not terribly interesting as a playset for a younger audience, and it stylistically isn’t visually interesting enough for an adult fan, especially on it’s own. Maybe I’m just not getting something (In which case feel free to comment)

Final Score: 1 out of 5 Stars

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