2032 pieces for 120 GBP / 150 US$ gives a very decent price-per-piece, though a lot of pieces are very small so it's a bit of a false indicator. For instance, it takes 33 small pieces just to make the 'PETS' sign.
For your money you get two separate buildings, four minifigures and six animals.
The minifigures include a man, a woman, a decorator guy and a girl. As seems to be usual with Lego non of the individual parts are unique but the complete combinations haven't been used before. The girl rides a green bike which is fairly rare, having only been used in 3 other sets from the past couple of years.
Firstly the house. The bottom floor is raised to accommodate a low cellar / coal storage area and a trap door inside the building allows access. The front door is reached by steps which always remind me of old Victorian houses in the middle of cities. Furniture includes a sofa, coffee table, hat stand and some flowers in a vase on a stand. My favorite part is an old-style telephone. Made out of four standard pieces it looks perfect! I always admire the designers who come up with ingenious ways of using pieces that were designed for something entirely different, the telephone ear/mouthpiece is a light saber hilt from the Star Wars sets!
There is a neat spiral staircase to the next floor which is obviously being decorated. A paint pot, a paint roller and tray is a bit of a giveaway. Aside form the paint stuff there is nothing else in the room. Another spiral staircase leads to the top floor which is empty apart from a couple of 'boxes'. There is a door that leads to a small roof garden.
|The house, with the decorator only just starting to paint!|
On to the pet shop itself. Basically the same dimensions as the house but very different internally. The frontage has the shop and an arched entrance to a stairwell that leads to the floors above. The shop has a small aquarium (way too small for the fish, the poor thing can't move in there!!) and two cages, one each for the cat and dog. There is a hole in the base of the wall by one cage where the mouse/rat can scuttle in and annoy the cat. There is also a check-out desk with an old style cash register, again fairly well rendered with five standard pieces.
On the floor above there is a nice little kitchen with a coffee maker, a sink unit, a cooker, table, chair and a nice little fire place. It's quite surprising how much there is packed into a small space! A flight of stairs lead to the top floor - a small bedroom with bed and a lamp. In fact the top floor is only half a floor, the other half is the double height kitchen. A skylight on the roof tops off a very impressive building.
|Pet shop, kitchen and bedroom.|
As with all modular sets, this is expensive, but I consider it worth the price. Lego's first pet shop is a great addition to the modular line, and something that's been missing for a long time.
|The finished buildings.|