Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lepin 05111 Jakku Quadjumper Building Set Review

Welcome! Here is another picture show of my latest acquisition, it's the Lepin 05111 Jakku Quadjumper.  It was only in the Star Wars VII The Force Awakens movie for a few seconds.

 The Lepin Quadjumper building set has 482 pieces.  Despite it being one of the newer Lepin sets, this one doesn't come in numbered bags.  There's several bags of parts which you have to manually sort through.

The Instruction booklet.

The sticker sheet which I won't be using.

Funny that the instructions are a complete copy of Lego that does have numbered bags.  You can see the ever present orange brick separator in one of the bags.  I have so many of these now.

The Minifigs

The set comes with four Star Wars character minifigures and a BB-8. The faces and hairpieces on the minifigs are kinda yucky,  especially on Poe Finn and Rey.

 Side view.

Rear view.

 The alternate faces on Rey and Poe Finn aren't any better.

The Build

The quadjumper build after Step 10.  The fuselage, so to speak.

Step 20.  The landing gear.

Step 30.  The storage compartment.

 Step 40.  Starting the cockpit.

Surprise!, the cockpit canopy glass is actually decent and not scratched or milky.

Step 50.  The Engine exploders installed.

Step 60.  Completing the cockpit.

Step 70.  Closing off the cargo compartment.

It's a double jointed cargo door for easy access. Inside the cargo area, there's room to seat a minifigure and there's also a gun mounted on a pivot.

The completed canopy is also double jointed.  Seating for two.  Not liking the giant gap between the canopy and the ship.

Lower Engine one completed.

Lower Engine one installed.

Lower Engine two completed.

Lower engine two installed.

A look from the rear.

 Side view.

 Top Engine completed.  Clutch of the orange bricks to each other felt a bit loose to me.

Top Engine installed.

 Final engine #4 completed.  I'm short two little light gray 1x1 tiles.  But there are two extra orange 1x1 tiles so I subbed them for use on the engine cladding.

Last engine installed.

Front view of the completed Quadjumper.

 Rear view of the completed ship.

Rear view with cargo door open and view of the gun.

Front view with cockpit exposed.

Minifigs standing next to rear of quadjumper for scale reference.

Some Extra looks

Minifig sits nicely in the cargo area.

 Lower guns pivot outwards.

Cockpit with Poe Finn and Rey inside.

Canopy closed with minifig inside.

Size comparison of the Jakku Quadhopper to the Resistance X-Wing Fighter (both Lepin models).

Size comparison of the Quadhopper to the First Order Tie Fighter.

The Verdict

I totally enjoyed building the Lepin Quadjumper.  The brick clutch was good for most pieces, except the orange pieces that make up the cladding on the upper engines.  Bricks were not scuffed, nor was the canopy.

These were the extra parts leftover from the set, but as I pointed out earlier, I was missing 2 1x1 tiles, not really a big deal.  Probably the most disappointing part of the set was the look of the minifigures.

A big thank you to Jeremy, a private seller on Reddit, who sold me this set at a great price.  My set arrived, super quick, in just over two weeks.

Monday, October 2, 2017

It's Not Lego Town - October 2017 update

 Hi folks!  It's been awhile since I cleaned up my display of Its-Not-Lego town, so, tada, here it is.  Pictured above are some of my modular buldings (but not all!).  Anyone who is a fan of modulars will already be familiar with many of the buildings.  Let's take a closer look.

Pictured above from left to right:  Hsanhe KFE (heavily modded), Lepin Fire Brigade, Lepin Green Grocer, Lepin Cafe Corner (substantially modded).

Pictured above from left to right:  Cafe Corner again, Hsanhe Fast Food Restaurant (modded), Lepin Town Hall, Hsanhe Convenience store (modded), Lepin Brick Bank.  Underneath the buildings, Lepin Horizon Express and a MOC newspaper stand.

Pictured above from left to right:  Lepin Brick Bank again, Lepin Detective's Office,  Hsanhe Coffee shop (heavily modded), Lepin Friends Pizzeria (heavily modded), MOC flower shop.

Rear view of the MOC flower shop, Lepin Friends Pizzeria, and Hsanhe Coffee shop.

Not pictured:  Lepin Parisian Restaurant modded, Lepin Parisian Restaurant #2 (more modded), Lepin Market Street (totally modded), Hsanhe Apple Store (heavily modded).

Not built yet:  Lepin Palace Cinema, Lepin Pet Shop, Lepin Grand Emporium.

Hope you enjoyed the tour and let me know if you have any questions. Bye for now!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lepin 01011 Friends Pizzeria Fake Lego Building Set Review

Welcome! It's time to look at another bootleg Lego set at   Pictured above is the Friends Heartlake Pizzeria, this one is the Lepin 01011 set which knocks off the Lego set 41311.   I paid $12 USD for the Lepin set, where the Lego version will cost you about $30 USD.

Here's how the set looks like if you buy it from Aliexpress. This set has 299 pieces and comes with a delivery scooter and two friends style minifigs.   I've replaced the friends style minifigs with my own.
The brick quality and clutch is excellent.  I didn't get any scuffed bricks or missing pieces.  I also didn't get any extra pieces either.

Here is Lena, she now works at the pizzeria.

Normally, in the set reviews,  I show you pictures of set during construction, but this time we will look at the completed set.  The two storey building comes as shown with a main floor store front, a door and two windows with colourful awnings.  On the second floor, there is an outdoor terrace with seating for two.  The second floor also has an awning, a decorative railing and some foliage.

When we turn the set around we find the kitchen is housed on the main floor.  As you enter the front door, there is a cash register and a phone for taking pizza orders.  On the other side is a small table with some blue tart shells.

There's a prep area with some kitchen utensils, like the cool rolling pin, some dough, a hand mixer and a cooktop and sink.  The pizza oven can hold two pizzas at the same time.

I don't know why but I decided not to install the box behind the scooter.

 It's now easier to just to toss the pizzas in, when you deliver the pizzas.

 Lena thanks you for visiting her pizzeria.

 Lena's little brother Bruno, thanks you too.

Here is the Lepin pizzeria deconstructed.  I took it apart already because I have big plans for the pizzeria.  Can you guess what that might be?   Stay tuned!