Saturday, 3 May 2014

31025 Creator 'Mountain Hut' Micro Review

The latest Creator set with a minifigure comes in the guise of a small mountain shack with a very small mountain alongside! As usual with Creator sets, twenty pieces are used when one would have done the job.    The set contains 550 pieces for 34.99 GBP / 39.99 Euros / 39.99 US$ making it quite good value for money. There are no unique parts in the set but several pieces are in a color unavailable anywhere else, for that alone it's worth investing in!

Overall view. the hut can be opened out for ease of access
to the furnished interior. 
   The hut is quite a neat design with a nice 2-tone roof, a simple but effective chimney stack (with white 'smoke' coming out of the top) and a couple of small architectural pieces to enhance the overall look.
Inside there is some furniture, a table, a small cupboard and a fireplace with a stack of logs ready to throw on it. On one wall there is a picture hanging up while above the fireplace there is the skeletal trophy of a bulls head!

Inside. Sparsely furnished and nowhere to sleep!
   The 'mountain' only just creeps higher than the hut but manages to have a cave, a small waterfall and a snowy peak! The waterfall looks a bit clumsy but uses a nice variety of transparent bricks to give the illusion of falling water. Inside the cave there is a gem hanging from the roof, obviously nature has been at work for a long time here!

The waterfall and the gem hidden in the cave.

   There are also the additions of a bird, (possibly a bald eagle??) a small footbridge over the stream, a 4x4 quad, a small fir tree and a camp fire. 
   There's enough here to keep a young person interested for quite a while and, as always, being a Creator set there's a good variety of pieces and instructions to make two other scenes. 
   Worth having!
  

16 comments:

  1. There's a little beloved boy here who will be very interested in this set. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Hi Drora! My pleasure! Thank you for dropping by!
      Kind regards, Brian.

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  2. Nice review, Brian! This set looks awfully fun. There's all kinds of adventure to be had with this one. xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thank you! I think the 'mountain' wouldn't be too much of a challenge to climb though!!
      Kind regards, Brian.

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  3. Hi Brian!
    What an interesting set! Love the way the house looks with all the fine details: the chimney with the white "smoke", the lamp beside the door and the colors: very beautiful!
    Inside the house: the fireplace with the skeletal trophy of a bulls head! wow! A cool thing to play with: like a dollhouse? And the hut is very clever with the fact that it can be opened ...
    The mountain with the waterfall is sure to give the players extra encantment!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Hi Kikka! It is very much like a dollhouse, though I couldn't tell you what scale it is! I prefer the 'open out' method of Lego buildings, it means the room can have more depth to it and you can still access everything inside.
      Kind regards, Brian.

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  4. Hello Brian! This is a nice set, simple but with possibilities, so, like you say, it is interesting for young an old :D!
    I especially love the light, which hangs next to the door of the hut.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Kind regards, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona! The added little bits make it more interesting, just like in real dollhouses!
      I hope you have a great weekend too!
      Kind regards, Brian.

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  5. What a Beautiful Mountain Spot to Play In! You make every set look so Inviting and FuN - I Love how the cabin opens up and makes for such a cozy spot, and the water effects are really neat too. That quad makes for even more adventures - TiGGy sez not to try the eagle, it tastes jus like chicken…. :)

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    1. Hi Tiggy! Erm, how do you know eagle tastes like chicken????? Not that I mind, I like chicken!!
      Kind regards, Brian.

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  6. Great set Brian I really like the house in particular, it seems also quite rich in detail,
    a big hug,
    Mely

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    1. Hello Mely! The only problem with the hut is it's really tiny, you wouldn't want to spend long there!
      Kind regards, Brian.

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  7. OMG how a awesome blog!!
    I have a 5 year old son and 3 year old girl who bought share the love for lego like there mom..!!
    At the moment we are building everything they have ever got.. it takes a lot of time too look.. but so great.. they love playing with it!!
    I'm going to follow this blog..
    Love see more you make!!
    PS got your blog from Valerie from France

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    1. Hi Annette! Thank you so much for dropping by. It's always nice to find other Lego fans, of any age! I'm glad to know your children like playing with Lego, my son likes Lego but doesn't like actually building anything!
      I've had a look at your blog, and I am following. You are very talented! My wife likes stitching, I'll have to get her to look at your blog too.
      Kind regards, Brian.

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  8. Hola Brian!!!
    Estuve viendo varias entradas , y me gusta mucho todo!!
    Saludos
    Flor

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    1. Hi Flower, thank you for stopping by!
      Kind regards, Brian.

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