Have you considered the Lego Creator Expert sets when you are looking for a challenging building project?
Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the sets in this series.
Firstly, these sets are designed with the older and more experienced builders in mind. They are suitable for children from the ages of 15 to 16 years old and are also great sets for the adult Lego builders. So if you are tired of the smaller building sets, you can safely consider a few of these options for a challenge.
The sets have a large number of pieces and lots of small pieces. You won’t want to tackle one of these projects with small children around, so please keep this in mind when you consider getting one for yourself.
Most of the sets in the Creator Expert series have between 1000 and 3000 pieces, with a few even having more than 4000 pieces. You will need some patience to work through these builds.
Fortunately some of the sets come packed with the pieces separated into numbered packets. This way you know which pieces belomg to which part of the project. If they didn’t do it that way it would be a nightmare to find the correct pieces for the stage that you are working on.
I suggest you have a large surface to work on so that you can spread out the pieces and also have space for the section of the model that you are working on. I persoanlly like to use a tray (or two) with an edge to keep the pieces organised and make sure I don’t accidentally bump any onto the floor.
When you have completed your model you will also need a decent sized space to put it on display. Most of these models are large so keep an eye out for the size of the finished project when you are choosing one to build.
Let’s take a
look at a few of the options available.
LEGO Creator Expert 10243 Parisian Restaurant #10243
This set has 2469 pieces and features a restaurant, apartment and studio.
The restaurant has a detailed exterior, a dining room and a tiled kitchen.
The finished building measures over 11” (28cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 9” (23cm) wide.
LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage #10264
Featuring a gas station with a kiosk and workshop, a mid-level animal clinic, an uppper-level apartment and a furnished rooftop terrace, plua a tow truck this set has 2569 pieces.
Measures over 12″ (32cm) high, 10″ (26cm) wide and 9″ (25cm) deep.
The tow truck measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 5″ (14cm) long and 1″ (5cm) wide.
There are even options that are not buildings, like the one below.
LEGO Creator Expert London Bus #10258
This set has lots of brick-built detail, including the windows and curved bodywork. A total of 1686 pieces to keep you busy.
I have not built this model myself, but I imagine it would be a little more challenging than the buildings.
One of the bigger sets in this series is the next one.
LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square #10255
With 4002 pieces this is one of the biggest sets in this range.
This set has a modular design and the finished model can be configured in different ways to suit the builder.
It features multiple shops, a dentist’s office, a dance studio and sidewalk with outdoor café furniture.
There are many more models in this series, but I wanted to give you a quick overview and an idea of what to expect from the various sets in this series.
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