The LEGO 10218 Creator Pet Shop Set is described by LEGO designers as a “cozy” and “playful” addition to their series of Creator buildings. The quality of the architecture, fun characters and animals and the use of detailed interiors provides a homely feel that other sets can’t achieve. There is also the chance for lots of creative play across three storeys in two very separate building.
Experience Modular Building In A Different Dimension With The 16+ LEGO 10218 Creator Pet Shop Set
This modular set is both new and familiar at the same time.
This set is part of the LEGO Creator range of modular buildings, with the shop and townhouse builds being separate projects that sit together. This means that there are four walls to each building rather than three. In addition to this, the set fits in perfectly with other kits in the range to create a large street of commercial buildings and houses and they can slot together however players see fit. Builders can place it beside the Parisian restaurant or perhaps the Detective’s office.
The designers wanted to use bricks and elements in new ways to tie these buildings into other sets and try something new. This is also seen in the bicycle used by one of the figures. There are 4 mini-figures included in this set. This ensures that there are enough people for a street scene and to occupy the buildings. Players can use the girl on a green bicycle, the painter, pet shop owner and a women, who is presumably looking to buy one of those many pets in the pet store. This importance of detail is seen in the detailing of the architecture and the use of lettering to spell out the pet store sign. The exterior of this street scene and the depth of the build provide a fun challenge that explains why this Creator model is rated as a 16+ LEGO set.
This 360 degree view around each building to the back door and side walls goes even further with the internal elements.
There are three storeys to these building with different elements on each level. The pet shop has the store on the lower level, a studio apartment upstairs and a small attic space with a sky light. The apartment contains all the appropriate furniture and cooking equipment, including a coffee maker and a lamp. The store has that all-important cash register, treats and toys for the animals and a series of interesting animal pieces. The animals for sale include a new dog in a new color, a cat, 2 parrots and a fish tank with a fun goldfish.
The townhouse takes things in a slightly different direction with a basement crawl space as the third level. This is where the clever use of a 360 degree view really comes into play. This basement entrance is accessible by the back door. Another element that can only be seen from the back is the roof town garden that can be accessed through the upper level of the pet store. Inside building will find a mailbox, hat rack and other creature comforts like the telephone and sofa.
The LEGO 10218 Creator Pet Shop Set offers a new twist on modular buildings with lots of possibilities.
The unique 360 view, three storey build and complexity of the details mean that this set really is a bigger challenge for 16+ players. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t still fun and creative. There are lots of ways to enjoy this model and players can spend hours with this set that keeps on giving.
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