Lego Creator – Tree House (31010): Another creator series, but this one feels a bit different than the others. It goes beyond the massive amount of small pieces, and it’s really the small detail choices made that make it feel like this is a more ‘aimed at an older audience’ Creator set. It’s things like the simple build having you place 14 small ramp pieces which gives it a distinct feel than if they just had a large 2×2 ramp.
Time to Knoll: 18.5 Minutes
Time to Build: 16.5 Minutes (Simple Build)
Time to Build: 18 Minutes (Medium Build)
Time to Build: 28 Minutes (advanced Build)
- Pieces: 356 and 51, 48, 48 Steps – for the Simple, Medium, and Advanced Builds (57, 59, and 72 Pages)
- Price: $29.99 on Lego and $27.06 on Amazon
- Weight 321 grams
- Combo Points: (18X42X3X3) = 6,804 points
- Volume (Based on Blob length/width/height): 80mm x 128mm x 28.8mm or 294.9 cm³ that’s the largest single piece, but there’s clearly more 436.21 cm³
- Uniqueness: 3 out of 5 Stars
- Aesthetics: 4 out of 5 Stars
- Fun to Build: 5 out of 5 Stars
- Hoarding: 5 out of 5 Stars
So as you may have noticed in the builds there is a winch. I decided then to see how powerful this little winch actually was. So I set it up on a platform – using my jeweler’s anvil to act as counterweight. I then hooked it into a dice bag, and began one by one to fill it with stones plundered from my tabletop parts. They each weight about 5 grams.
So then, how many stones – 41. Which including the weight of the bag it was about 316grams before the bag could not be held up any longer, and the winch moved down.
To put that into perspective, that’s only about a single stone less than the weight of the entire set – meaning if there was a way to rig it, the winch could hold up the rest of it’s own set, not bad for Lego.
Remix: So this doesn’t feel as ‘remix-y’ but considering all the builds here are houses, and this is a plan crash – I feel it counts. And aside from not wish to restring the winch the only pieces missing here are the string and the pizza (pizza in a plane crash just seems out of place.)
Final Thoughts: I especially like the build of this set – the treehouse most of all, and as for getting some good pieces this is a damn good set for 30 bucks – even that big baseplate has a bottom section. My only real complaint is that since this isn’t ‘really’ minifig scale – they’ve given the minifig these stubby non-bendable legs. It’s a small blight on an otherwise great set though.
Final Score: 4 out of 5 Stars