[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG_aEB0WVjE” image_poster_switch=”no”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]This kit includes:
- AA Battery Pack
- Flat Battery Pack
- 5cm Connecting Cable (4pk)
- 15cm Connecting Cable (4pk)
- 30cm Connecting Cable (4pk)
- 6-Port Expansion Board (2pk)
- 8-Port Expansion Board (2pk)
- 12-Port Expansion Board
- White Strip Light White (4pk)
- Bit Lights White 15cm (4pk)
- Bit Lights Flashing White 30cm (4pk)
- LEGO Lamp Post With LED Installed
- Multi-Colour Changing LED Light String
- Multi-Effects Board
- Lights Effects Board (not tested in this review)
- Power Functions Cable
With the user guide up on your tablet or smart mobile it is a very straight forward process to work your way through the LEGO Assembly Square set incorporating the LED system. Each stage highlights what LEGO elements need removing to work through the tiny cables. Thanks to the size the elements can be replaced back over the location thus hiding the cables. While It can be fiddly it is well worth the patience.
While most cables are hidden the wall mounted outside lamps require some exposure of the cables. Overall it’s not that noticeable, but due to the Modular design the only way to avoid this would be to not include, but for me the lighting effect far out ways the cable exposure. It is also worth noting that while it seems like it won’t work, to kink the cable up and hold in place the LED within the trans yellow element with your thumb and wrap cable around the arm of the wall lamp. It took me a few attempts but I finally got the LED light to stay hidden in the trans yellow element.
As you systematically work through each lightning elements all cables return to an easy snap and click circuitboard. Each board is discretely hidden away out of sight in the Modular away from windows and doors.
Each floor of the Modular is finished off with ceiling lights utilising a LED ribbon that sticks (double sided tape) to the underneath of the next floor LEGO plates.
With Assembly Square the Fountain and roof top BBQ is controlled with a multi-effects board that has three effects (flicker, emergency, pulse). The effect is great and really gives the feel of water movement in the fountain. Sounds small but all these little touches do highlight the care and attention put into the product.
One other key selling point for me is the battery pack. The use of batteries is great and essential when your display is not near any power sources. Of course rechargable batteries are a must!
The process of carefully incorporating the kit into Assembly Square took an easy 2 hours. This is definitely a job you don’t rush otherwise you may find yourself rebuilding Assembly Square after throwing the set across the room in a rage. Patience is the order of the day!
I think my kids sum up perfectly the moment I switched on the kit – “Whoooa that’s epic!” Assembly Square is already in my opinion the best Modular I’ve built so far, but switching on the lights and admiring the set at night really just makes it magical and highlights all the various nooks and crannies of detail. You just can’t help but stare at the set!
Very hard to show picture that does the kit and Assembly Square justice, so I just added all my happy snaps in the above gallery. However, my daughter made me promise to take a picture of the Ballerina in the Dance Studio.
Finally my closing thoughts on LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255) are that this is a most buy for die hard AFOL fans of the Modular series and highly recommended for all other LEGO fans. The set is the epitome of all the past Modulars in the series and is a worthy anniversary set. Fast forward 10 years and I have no doubt that this set will be highly sort after and talked about.
As always would love to know what everyone thinks of this set and if the kit is something that will grace your Assembly Square?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]