This Lego set is from the Lego Ideas range in which Fans make sets and pitch them to Lego via a website, then fans can vote on them. Should they reach there voting Target it’s over to Lego to choose whether they wish to make it into an official Lego set, under the Lego Ideas range. This set won and with some tweaks, The Big Bang Theory Set was released as Number 10!
As a fan of the TV series from the beginning, I was surprised and delighted that this chosen. I have grown quite fond of the Lego ideas range due to the detail they tend to do. Seeing that all 7 main figures along with the iconic apartment are in tow I was eagerly looking forward to it.
Bag 1 has 3 of the minifigures, Howard, Bernadette and Amy, these look great with very traditional style colours and designs for there characters. it also has the bare bones of the apartments with the walls and far corner layout. This corner has the bookcase desk and window that rarely ever gets covered in the series for whatever reason, and the door that we never see inside. there were fine for us to do, the bookcase with the books are a good way to show books, I’ve seen it before and I don’t have any issues with this.
Bag 2 sees the other 4 remaining characters, Raj, Penny, Sheldon, Leonard, these also look good. Penny’s choice probably the only one I would question, as it’s not necessarily the first thing I would say she would wear, however, the other 3 were spot on! even Sheldon’s Flash shirt would have been the choice i would have chosen. The rest of the build is the remainder of the apartment, including lots of decorations familiar to the series like the Helix, whiteboard, more books, science-related items. Tigger did find some of these more challenging but the age on the set is 12+, so I can understand, I had to help on much of this. The Couch and Chair take centre stage with a Chinese meal present, a meal the characters would often order and share, as a group. I really appreciate these being a fan of the show, and in understanding the references.
Overall this set is very good, the purpose of them sitting all around the couch and table eating Chinese captures the show in a nutshell, its almost everything you would expect, even down to Raj’s dog, The design of the minifigures look great, aswell as all the little quirks related to the show. The Price of the set is acceptable to what you get, as you wouldn’t want anymore and thus wouldn’t want to pay more.