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Review - 6754 Family Home

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Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by marvinblue on Tue 11 Aug 2009, 3:18 am

Welcome to the next installment of my reviews, the Family Home. I bought this to be another addition for my City. It was purchased from K-Mart at the regular price. It took about four hours to build the house on the front of the box. Most of that, however, was taken up looking for little bits in the parts pile! I think if everything was laid out, it probably wouldn't take that long.

Name: Family Home
Theme: Creator
Year: 2009
Pieces: 976
Minifigs: 0
Price: AUD $124.99

The front of the box:


The back of the box:


All 976 pieces of Lego goodness..


The instructions. The main house has two books.


Some rare pieces that at least I don't have. A golden bird bath / bowl, some new shutters and some tiles with an interesting dark sand type colour.


Staying with the rare part colours are the sky blue tiles and plates for the pond.


The pond and duck completed.


The bottom floor complete. This is all contained in the first book and takes about two hours.


Another shot.


And another! :legoeyeshutlaughing:


The roof completed. I liked how it split down the middle, that way you could leave one half on and still play with it. This took at least an hour and a half, maybe longer, to put together.


The completed set.


Another shot.


The leftover parts.


I wasn't really turned on by this house. So, I decided that I would build one of the alternate buildings. My daughter insisted I build the villa, so that's what I did. Here's the ground floor, it took about two hours to build, mainly chasing those small parts again.


Another shot.


And another!! legotounge


The villa complete. The roof section only took half an hour to put together.


Another shot.


Yet another!!


After a lazy morning on her sun bed, Esmirelda decides to take a dip in the spa....


So there you have it. Georgetown now has a Day Spa to pamper all the pretty ladies, as well as the city's Metros. This will give an added boost to Georgetown's economy!!


The parts left over. You could definately do something with these!!



Overall, I don't mind this set. I was easy enough to assemble both buildings, although I think my favourite would be the bungalow, the one that I haven't built yet! Any of the three buildings would make a welcome addition to your City layout. It is a shame that you don't get some sort of furniture included, but that's normal for a Creator building.

This set is reccommended, but IMHO I would wait until it came on sale, unless you wanted a heap of tan bricks and windows.

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by Darth Legois on Tue 11 Aug 2009, 4:06 am

Great review! legosunglasses

Those are "Dark Tan" tiles I think? I dont think theres Dark Sand Tan Tiles. legotoungesmall:

I think my favourite is the main house on the box. legoeyesheart

I might get 2 of these, One for parts.

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by marvinblue on Tue 11 Aug 2009, 4:59 am

Thanks! Yeah, that colour is a little hard to describe. In different light it looks almost a very dull, unshiny gold. Dark tan sounds pretty good though!!

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by Keetong on Tue 11 Aug 2009, 8:18 am

Great review you've insured to me that its a great buy.

Darth Legois wrote:Great review! legosunglasses I might get 2 of these, One for parts.
Really, for $130?

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by Darth Legois on Tue 11 Aug 2009, 2:36 pm

Keetong wrote:Great review you've insured to me that its a great buy.

Darth Legois wrote:Great review! legosunglasses I might get 2 of these, One for parts.
Really, for $130?
On sale of course, Also I'm trying to get a job.

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by ISC on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 12:09 am

A great review of a set I was very interested in. However 4954 was a much better price to parts ratio than this. I mean its only $60 US vs $130 Aus, what a rip.

Great photos and structure Marvin.

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by peterab on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 8:37 am

They were available at Target for $108 at the latest sale, but I agree with ISC, with such a big price difference getting them via bricklink seems far more attractive than buying them in Oz. It's also 130 NZD so I think this is a case of charging as much as they can get away with in a particular market.

Clearly we Australians need to push back against the higher priced kits more. I was a bit undecided about this set (I have two 4954) so I might let it pass unless I can get it really cheap legosmile2

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by Optimus Dragon on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 5:42 pm

Hey thak you for the review it is pushing me to look for it, I like it, but economy above all, sale price... that's an interesting option

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by marvinblue on Thu 13 Aug 2009, 3:24 am

peterab wrote:They were available at Target for $108 at the latest sale, but I agree with ISC, with such a big price difference getting them via bricklink seems far more attractive than buying them in Oz. It's also 130 NZD so I think this is a case of charging as much as they can get away with in a particular market.

Clearly we Australians need to push back against the higher priced kits more. I was a bit undecided about this set (I have two 4954) so I might let it pass unless I can get it really cheap legosmile2
I'm hearing you, but if we don't buy an item at a particular price, then TLC might see it as a dead market and not release similar sets in the future. I didn't really like the price either, but if you want it, then you just have to suck it up and pay for it, unfortunatley, unless you get it on sale! legohappy: That's usually how I shop. If I knew it was at Target, then I would've bought it there. legosad: Oh well!!! I'll have to keep better watch on this forum!! :legoeyeshutlaughing:

I think TLC should survey different regions of the world to see what people think of their pricing structure, relevant to that area.

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by ISC on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 1:27 am

peterab wrote:They were available at Target for $108 at the latest sale, but I agree with ISC, with such a big price difference getting them via bricklink seems far more attractive than buying them in Oz. It's also 130 NZD so I think this is a case of charging as much as they can get away with in a particular market.

Clearly we Australians need to push back against the higher priced kits more. I was a bit undecided about this set (I have two 4954) so I might let it pass unless I can get it really cheap legosmile2

Bricklink is a pretty good idea or eBay too. I think 4954 offers more usable parts for MOCs too. I mean all those tiles and headlights were fantastic for my Falcon tower. Shame I sold the second one, but it meant I only paid $45 for the one I own legotoungesmall:

Optimus Dragon wrote:Hey thak you for the review it is pushing me to look for it, I like it, but economy above all, sale price... that's an interesting option

Sales will save so much. I took a look at what I wanted in the August releases and would stand to save at least $100 by picking most sets up at a 20% off sale. Its a shame they have made Endor an exclusive to Toyworld though and at 200 retail (Toyworld were trying for 230-250, and then marking it down) legoscared

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by Optimus Dragon on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 3:56 am

I agree ISC...

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by peterab on Sun 16 Aug 2009, 2:13 pm

marvinblue wrote:I'm hearing you, but if we don't buy an item at a particular price, then TLC might see it as a dead market and not release similar sets in the future. I didn't really like the price either, but if you want it, then you just have to suck it up and pay for it, unfortunatley, unless you get it on sale!

I think TLC should survey different regions of the world to see what people think of their pricing structure, relevant to that area.

I think the longer we suck it up, the longer we will be paying such high prices compared to the US. Besides at almost double the price I won't buy it here anyway, so if it wasnt available it wouldn't make any difference to me.

ISC wrote:Bricklink is a pretty good idea or eBay too. I think 4954 offers more usable parts for MOCs too. I mean all those tiles and headlights were fantastic for my Falcon tower. Shame I sold the second one, but it meant I only paid $45 for the one I own legotoungesmall:

Sales will save so much. I took a look at what I wanted in the August releases and would stand to save at least $100 by picking most sets up at a 20% off sale. Its a shame they have made Endor an exclusive to Toyworld though and at 200 retail (Toyworld were trying for 230-250, and then marking it down) legoscared

I paid $80 each for my two 4954s, and I think they were worth it. I'm not sure what they cost in the US though, I got mine at about 20% at TRU.

One of the guys from MUGS looked at buying a couple of the endor sets from the states. If you only wanted the parts, the figs individually cost more than the set MISB on bricklink. It has some nice light bley slopes, and a lot of dark green plates, so buying the set and selling the figs on BL might be worthwhile. I've thought about it. The figs might have come down in price a bit since then though.

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Re: Review - 6754 Family Home

Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Sun 30 Aug 2009, 12:26 pm

I like this set but i still think lego police is better

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